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The Piko Hale gallery features original work of Hawaii artists and artisans, including this whimsical lamp created by Mary Gion, working under the name of La Velle Designs. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Honokaa’s new hangout

Dec 16, 2014 1:00am

At Honokaa’s new Piko Hale Artisan and Fine Art Gallery, visitors will certainly find art. But they will also find food trucks, live music and a whole lot of fun.

“It’s a new concept,” says...

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The resort’s longest-term employee, Donald Case, was honored recently for his 50 years of service to Mauna Kea Resort. He is pictured here with Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Manager Phyllis Branco. (PHOTO BY MARIE NAKANO | COURTESY OF MAUNA KEA BEACH RESORT)

A Golden Celebration

Dec 02, 2014 1:00am

Everyone has their own memories of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. For some, it’s a dream wedding or magical honeymoon; for others a memorable family reunion or special birthday celebration.


Heart-felt giving with the Big Island Giving Tree

Dec 02, 2014 1:00am

The Big Island Giving Tree (BIGT) hopes to serve up more than 450 hot turkey meals for the kupuna and the needy this holiday season. In order to accomplish this, they need donations in any form;...

Teachers learn how to incorporate science and Hawaiian culture into education through hands-on activities at a week-long teacher/kumu training at Kanu o ka Aina. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Kanu o ka Aina teachers learn new ways to incorporate science and Hawaiian culture into education

Dec 02, 2014 1:00am

After a week-long teacher/kumu training this past week at Kanu o ka Aina, teachers and administrators learned more than they expected.

“I have taken for granted many things I should have...

Additional Waimea holiday events in Dec.

Nov 25, 2014 1:00am

Additional Waimea holiday events in Dec. will include:

ANNUAL PARKER RANCH GIANT COOKE PINE TREE LIGHTING: From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 at Pu’uopelu Historic Homes this will be the...

The 54th annual Waimea Twilight Parade features a variety of floats, including this model train design. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

The holiday spirit will shine brightly at the 54th Annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade

Nov 25, 2014 1:00am

More than 1000 Waimea residents are now preparing over 100 floats for the Annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade, a tradition that has been near and dear to residents in North Hawaii for the past...

Pua Garmon, beloved Waimea resident and teacher, is remembered in a tribute card with quotes from her students.(PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

A tribute to Pua Garmon

Nov 25, 2014 1:00am

Pua Garmon was an old soul and a force of nature whose source was the Hawaiian culture from her family roots. She perpetuated and embodied the direct legacies from her grandmother Edith Kanaka`ole...

Panel discussion at Town Meeting

Water resources and sustainability discussed

Nov 25, 2014 1:00am

Sustainability in the present and the future was the overall focus of the Waimea Community Association Town Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Waimea School Cafeteria.

County Council Member...

Students help prepare food for the annual Honokaa High School Thanksgiving community dinner, to be held this year on Wednesday, Nov. 26. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Honokaa High School to serve 8th annual community Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 25, 2014 1:00am

Back in 2007 when the Salvation Army was not able to continue serving holiday community meals, Honokaa High School teacher Angella Brandt adopted this mighty endeavor as a service project for the...

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...

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