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The crews of the Hokule’a and Hikianali’a had barely made land-fall in the Cook Islands after a treacherous several days in rough seas, but they managed to make a phone call to talk to WMS students during the Opening Day Assembly Friday, Aug. 1. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WMS)

‘Ai Pono Initiative brings together Waimea Middle School and voyagers

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

Waimea Middle School students are using the 2013-2016 world-wide voyages of the Hokule’a and Hikianali’a to enhance the skills they learn in school. As part of the planning of the ‘Ai Pono...

The Sayres pose with members of the Rotary Club of North Hawaii after a weekly meeting on Aug. 13. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Honoring our heroes

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am
Kari Waldhaus and her staff pose behind the counter of the new UPS store in Waimea on April 13. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM | NHN)

Words into deeds

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

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Kohana Wai offers a complimentary sample pack of six flavors for $6 with a deposit that’s refunded when the bottles are returned for recycling. They also offer cleanse packages and monthly services online. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

For your health

Updated: Aug 12, 2014 1:00am

Juicing is nothing new. As far back as the 1960s and ‘70s, small numbers of devotees believed in the healing and nutritional powers of juice fasts, typically running carrots, apples and...

The Hirabaras are successfully creating their own high-quality compost. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Preparing for the future

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

In 2012, the Hawaii Rural Development Council and filmmaker Danny Miller released the movie “Seeds of Hope,” a documentary that focuses on innovative farmers and educators who are finding...

A crew from a mainland filming company in San Francisco work on a short clip on KC Stallsmith working with Kameichi Yawata at CrossFit Allstar in Waimea. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Kupuna Transitions

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

I turned on our recording of the CrossFit Games on July 25 with a sense of hope that I’d see something familiar. Our contact at CrossFit headquarters had said that we’d see the commercial about...

Iki Lincoln tries rope lifting with a little coaching by Bill Case of Five Mountain Fitness in Waimea. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Community gathers for Waimea Sports Expo and Family Fun Day

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

Waimea Athletics sponsored the 2nd Annual Waimea Sports Expo and Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 26, at the Waimea Park Complex. The free event showcased community sports and fitness programs in...

Baby Steps

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

Have you ever watched children imitate their parents? They imitate their mannerisms, facial expressions and even the way they speak or laugh. They stand the same way, walk the same way, maybe even...

NHCH-Queen’s merger, electric vehicles and smart grids to top Waimea Town Meeting agenda this Thursday

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

A progress report on North Hawaii Community Hospital since joining The Queen’s Health Systems in January, and a briefing on the merits, benefits and challenges of electric vehicles and smart...

Master Peng Xiaoping from China works on Karin Cooke as part of the Medicine-less Healing Program at Kokolulu Farm and Retreats in Hawi. (COURTESY PHOTO BY LEW WHITNEY)

Medicine-less healing

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

As people become more aware of how to care for themselves and loved ones, a wide array of services and modalities of healing open up to them. Hawaii Island, known as the “healing island,” is home...

A Performer draws a crowd at the free Family Fun Day and Open House at Kahilu Theatre last year. (FILE PHOTO)

Kahilu Theatre to offer Family Fun Day and announce upcoming season

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

The Kahilu Theatre will open its doors for a Family Fun Day on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fun Day is free and open to the public.

The “main event” is the launch of Kahilu...

A young boy with the keiki pau riders unit present a ho’okupu, or gift, to the Royal Court during last year’s 38th Annual Waimea Paniolo Parade. (FILE PHOTO)

Celebrating 30 Days of Aloha

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

Mark Twain described Hawaii as “The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” However, more than that, it’s arguably the most culturally unique state in the nation. Hawaii is...


Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

Quote of the Week: “One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book...

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