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Wiliwili blossoms just in time for festival

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative Wiliwili Festival returns on Saturday, Sept. 27, to celebrate the native dryland forest and the wiliwili flowering season. The festival is free from 9 a.m.-3 p.m...

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Chefs pose for a photo at the Food and Wine Festival. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival kicks off on Hawaii Island

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

Late in the afternoon on Aug. 26, a small army of chefs, cooks and culinary students scurried around a ballroom that had been transformed into a prep kitchen at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort...

Students participate in a previous Get the Drift and Bag It beach clean up. (COURTESY OF KEEP PUAKO BEAUTIFUL)

Volunteers needed for Puako beach clean ups

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Volunteers are needed to survey and clean up land and water from Hapuna Point to Holoholokai Park on Sept. 13 and 20, and Oct. 18. To sign up or request more information, email

Members of the Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region pose for a photo. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FL-WR)

Growing a book garden

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Since the idea was first seeded four years ago, Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region, or FL-WR, has tended its library project with care, hard work and optimism. Now, thanks to their diligence,...

Kupuna Transitions

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

As we know so well, children really do think it’s all about them. Present a situation to a child and their first thought will to be about how it affects them. Additionally, they will become very...

Community members enjoy a Super Kitchen dinner. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Super Kitchen free community dinner returns

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Earlier this year, board president Vivienne Aronowitz, executive director Alethea Lai, board members and staff of Malaai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School put their heads together....

The Kohala Center gifted 60-acre Kohala Mountain property

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

The Kohala Center recently received a gift of property for a new campus on Kohala Mountain Road, above Waimea on Hawaii Island.

The 60-acre ranch is being given to The Kohala Center in two...

Students learn a variety activities during programs at the Kohala Institute at ‘Iole. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MAYA PARISH)

‘Iole offers place-based learning program for fall break

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Kohala Institute at ‘Iole in Kapa’au is offering an educational program for fourth and fifth graders during the upcoming fall intersession, Oct. 6-10. The program, entitled GRACE. Learning Journey...

Pictured are members of the group: From left, front, Kanu parent William LaClair with daughters, Bonnie Geiger from CVO-BGCBI, Penny Alcoran from NHERC, Shirley Ann Fukumoto from HPA, WMS parent Monique Cobb-Adams, Zavi Brees-Saunders of CPO-BGCBI, WMS grandparent Gayle Desha and WES parent Mel Sanchez. From left, back, WMS staff Patti Cook, Joel Cohen from the SKCDP Action Committee, LAP community representative Colin Miura, who is also a WES and WMS parent, WMS parent Rhonda Bell, Melissa Samura, (Waimea Parks & Rec director), Eva Martinson (library staff), Arati Clarry from HPA, WMS Principal Matt Horne, Leighton Bell (youth leader and WMS parent), WMS Vice Principal Amy Kendziorski, and Patrick Hurney (a WMS and WES parent). (PHOTO COURTESY OF WMS)

For the kids

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

About 20 people gathered for the first time last week to explore whether there’s a need – and will – to launch a Waimea-based Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island to address the large number of...

Anna Peach grows about seven varieties of heirloom pumpkins at her farm in Waimea, Squash and Awe. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Peach’s pumpkins

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Zero budget and zero waste are two things Anna Peach can claim about her quarter-acre Lalamilo pumpkin farm. And she has found a way to grow many varieties of heirloom pumpkin and squash with zero...

A competitor wrestles a steer in the Kane-Wahine Ribbon Roping event at the Parker Ranch Round Up Club Scholarship rodeo. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Carrying on the action

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

The 40th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo drew a crowd for their high-energy event on Saturday, Aug, 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. The rodeo has a...

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