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The Royal Order of Kamehameha gathering for La Ku’oko’a at Imiola Church in Waimea. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Hawai`i Island Celebrates Independence Day

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:16am

Kīpuka are defined as “a calm place in a high sea, a deep place in a shoal.” Ku`oko`a, known as Hawaiian Independence Day, will be celebrated on Nov. 28 at Kahilu Town Hall. It shares with its...

This year’s youngest player at the Institute, Aidan James, is a 13-year-old prodigy from Honolulu, who will play at Friday night’s concert at Kahilu Theatre. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Ukulele Jam

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:18am
Nesin N.I.N.E. to perform at Waikoloa Bowl Sat., November 29. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Rhythm, Island and Blues

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 7:47am

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A Thanksgiving Break

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:22am

Most families celebrate Thanksgiving with dinners steeped in tradition: a large feast labored over for two days prior by mother or tutu resulting to large platters with more than 10 mouthwatering...

Giving back to the community

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:23am

As the Christmas season approaches, Layne Johnson, a hair dresser at Graciela’s Hair Salon, wants to give back to her community. She is searching for six women who cannot afford to get their hair...

The Carlos Riveras Polo Team was started in the 1970s. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Mauna Kea Polo Club Hospice Benefit on Sunday, Nov. 30

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:08pm

The Mauna Kea Polo Club’s 2nd Annual Carlos Rivas Memorial Polo Tournament will be held at Waiki’i Ranch on Sunday. Nov. 30. It will benefit all three Island hospice organizations including...

Hawaii Island Food Producers Fund now available to farmers

Nov 11, 2014 1:00am

In an effort to increase local food production, reduce dependence on imports, and strengthen local businesses, a new no-interest loan program is now available for Hawaii Island farmers and food...

Dr. Tim Duerler enjoys time with children at New Hope Centre. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Doctor without borders

Nov 11, 2014 1:00am

“From the beginning we said we always wanted to support the big picture,” said Dr. Tim Duerler, founder of Mango Medical based in Waimea. “Everybody should have basic health care.”

This past...

Owner-operators Jason Harsin and Joy Ray celebrating Hearts & Stars' first anniversary at Nov. 1 reception. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Gratitude Lesson

Nov 11, 2014 1:00am

“I sat here on the first day, and didn’t know if people were going to come or not,” said Jason Harsin, owner-operator of Hearts & Stars Salon and Day Spa in Queens’ MarketPlace.


Charlie Recaido (left); Rupert Tripp Jr. (center); and Charles Michael Brotman (right) will perform at "Applause" concert. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Final ‘Applause” highlights Hawaii Island musicians

Nov 11, 2014 1:00am

“Applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience,” said Nobel Prize winner John Charles Polanyi. “It constitutes a shared moment of delight.”

On Sunday, Nov. 16 at...

Quarterback Hana Caravalho carries the ball. (COURTESY PHOTO)

‘Finish Everything’ attitude resurrects Kohala High School football team

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

One of the biggest obstacles to maintaining a football team at Kohala High School has been sheer numbers, or in this case, lack of them. With an enrollment of just under 300 students, it has been...


Bridging Music Culturally

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

“Music is music!” exclaimed John Keawe, in late October at the Kamuela Philharmonic performance at Kahilu Theatre. The theme, “A Tribute To Hawaii,” conducted by Dr. Madeline Schatz included “...

Keck Observatory Astronomer Marc Kassis shows keiki how to use telescope

Cosmic Matters

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

How would you like to take a stroll to Venus? Has your family always wanted to visit Saturn? You’ll get your chance on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Fourth Waimea Solar System Walk. Sponsored by the...


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