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“Koi Pond,” acrylic by Merna Watta (COURTESY OF WAC)

Firehouse Gallery to display work by Wishnick and Watta in August

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

An exhibition of original paintings of “Asian Inspired Art and Visions of Hawaii” by Hawaii Island artists Marcia Wishnick and Merna Watta will be on display at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea...

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Waimea town market, Parker School to host candidate talk-story this Saturday

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 2:48am

Waimea Town Market and Parker School are hosting a candidate talk-story from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at the market on the school’s grounds. The event provides an opportunity to...

Chef David Abrahams of Red Water Café slices some fresh fish caught and delivered the same day in the restaurant kitchen. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Farm-to-restaurant dining

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

The opening night of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is taking place this year on Hawai’i Island in late August at Waikoloa Beach Resort with the theme, “Aloha ‘Aina, Aloha Kai” – Love of the...

Powerlifters Pristeen Perriera, Susan Johnson and Shellie Note-Gressard take a photo wearing their state final medals with their trainer, Bill Case, owner of Five Mountain Fitness and CrossFit Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FIVE MOUNTAIN FITNESS)

3 powerlifters qualify for WABDL World Championships

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

Susan Johnson, Shellie Note-Gressard, and Pristeen Perriera, from Five Mountain Fitness/CrossFit Waimea competed in the WABDL Hawaii State Powerlifting Finals on Oahu at the Blaisdell Arena on...

Governor Abercrombie and Senator Ige to square off at candidate forum in Waimea tomorrow

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

Governor Neil Abercrombie and Senator David Ige, the leading candidates in the primary race for governor, will appear side by side for the first time on Hawai’i Island on Wednesday, July 23. The...

Society members take part in the lei draping ceremony. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AHAHUI KA’AHUMANU SOCIETY)

The Ladies of Aloha Concert

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

On Aug. 3, the Waimea chapter of Ahahui Ka’ahumanu will hold a fundraiser, “The Ladies of Aloha,” at Kahilu Theatre. Three talented entertainers — Darlene Ahuna, Ku’uipo Kumukahi and Karen...

A Wyland art piece is part of the Hilton Waikoloa auction. (COURTESY OF HILTON WAIKOLOA)

Hilton Waikoloa art auction to benefit Kohala Hospital emergency room funding

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

“I gotta fifty dolla bidja now, five, wouldja biddle onna fifty-five, biddle onna fifty-five, fifty-five. Who’s gonna bitta the fifty five dollar bill?”

If those lyrics from Leroy Van Dyke...

KaMele Sanchez

Sanchez awarded Kohala Center scholarship

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

KaMele Sanchez, who will be a senior at Honokaa High School, is one of two students who will receive scholarships from The Kohala Center to participate in academic summer programs. Kaila Alcoran-...

From left, HPA senior Noor Sarwar and HPA junior Alice Patig pose for a photo at the school’s upper campus. (PHOTO BY HPA FOR NHN)

Expanding their horizons

Updated: Jul 18, 2014 9:30am

Phillip Cheng, teacher of Chinese Mandarin language at Hawaii Preparatory Academy was thrilled when two of his students were awarded National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarships...


Jul 15, 2014 5:13am

Quote of the Week: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

Writing Exercise of the Week: At the local crackseed store, a sign...

Waimea Community Association meeting on July 17 to feature candidate forum

Jul 15, 2014 5:14am

The Waimea Community Association meeting at 5 p.m. this Thursday, July 17, at the Waimea Elementary School cafeteria will feature a candidate forum and will spotlight three important district...


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