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Tootsie Weller demonstrates weaving palapalai. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Free lei making workshop and competition

Mar 24, 2015 1:00am

To help keep unique-to-Waimea traditions alive, several of Waimea’s noted lei makers will provide instruction on how to make signature lei of the upcountry rural ranching community from 9 a.m. to...

This year’s Pony baseball season kicks off March 21 with games in Waimea, Honokaa, Kohala and Kona. Last year’s Waimea Dodgers All-Star teammates received individual plaques for their participation in the inaugural Mustang 9’s World Series championships last July in Walnut, CA. Players included (left to right) Brody Hartley, Lopaka Akau, Jake Bannister, Braeden Samura and Ioane Ka`aekuahiwi, who now play for the Waimea Broncos. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Pony 2015 baseball season begins

Updated: Mar 24, 2015 10:21am
We Empower Youth founder Heather Campbell lifts weights at Crossfit Allstar in Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGE FULLER)

Strong inside and out

Mar 24, 2015 1:00am

Hit the “Pavement”

Mar 24, 2015 1:00am

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The Royal Order of Kamehameha I concert

Mar 03, 2015 1:00am

To celebrate The Royal Order of Kamehameha I’s 150th anniversary, the Kohala chapter is hosting an evening of music and dance on Saturday, March 14 at Kahilu Theater. Also a scholarship fundraiser...

Garden classes were first conducted on straw bales that served as handy shelters from the relentless trade winds, led by Program Director Amanda Rieux. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MALA’AI CULINARY GARDEN)

10 years of aloha

Mar 03, 2015 1:00am

It takes a garden to grow a community and that is what has happened at the Mala`ai Culinary Garden over the last 10 years. The seed for the garden germinated when Amanda Rieux arrived in Waimea in...

A blend of dance and theater, “The Brave” shows the vulnerability and resilience of the human spirit performed by Massive Company of Auckland, New Zealand at Kahilu Theatre on March 12. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Man up!

Mar 03, 2015 1:00am

Eight young men will take the stage to present how bravery is defined by a new generation on Thursday, March 12 in the theatrical dance performance of “The Brave” at Kahilu Theatre.


Paula Fuga is a highlight of this year’s Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival on March 7. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Waikoloa Beach tunes up for 15th annual Ukulele Festival

Mar 03, 2015 1:00am

Hundreds of ukulele players and fans, from keiki to kupuna, find their way to Waikoloa Beach Resort each year for the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival. This year’s 15th annual event on Saturday,...

Teenage dancers with the Beamer Solomon Halau O Po’ohala took first place in the ancient and modern hula division competition recently at the Iolani Luahine Hula Festival and will perform their winning numbers as part of the hula drama show at Kahilu Theatre on March 7. (COURTESY PHOTO)

“Lihau’s Journey” becomes a hula drama

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

Adding yet another dimension to the “Lihau’s Journey” film, a special show will be held at Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, March 7 intertwining video clips with a live performance by keiki to kupuna...

Mayor Kenoi to speak at March 5 WCA town meeting

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

“If it’s important to the community, it’s important to us,” says Mayor Billy Kenoi regarding the March 5 Waimea Community Association (WCA) town meeting. He will talk-story with residents as part...

Mana Road is just one of a dozen favorite locations to cycle in North Hawaii. (COURTESY PHOTO OF MATT PIERCY | SPECIAL TO NHN)

North Hawaii: A cyclist’s dream

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

Since 1981, the Ironman World Championship has brought the world’s best athletes together to swim, bike, and run competitively on Hawaii Island’s scenic Kohala Coast. The 112-mile bike ride along...

Super Kitchen volunteers that helped prepare the Thai coconut curry dinner were (L-R) Malaai Board Treasurer Michele Chavez-Pardini, Waimea voyager and Na Kalai Wa‘a QuarterMaster Maulili Dickson, volunteer Harry Betancourt, Hokulea crew cook Ka’iulani Odom, Malaai Garden Program Director Amanda Rieux, voyager-volunteer Raymond Carson-Davis and Malaai Board Chair Matilda Tompson. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DERICK GREENE).

Feeding our voyagers, feeding our island

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

The calm, casual atmosphere of the Feb. 11 Super Kitchen dinner belied the tremendous accomplishment that it represented. Many hands, hearts, and minds came together originally to make this event...

North Hawaii Steering Committee members Laurie Edmondson, Robin Derbes, Vivienne Aronowitz, Landry Fuller, and Tina Stuart attended the Blue Zones Project Hawaii press conference in Hilo on Feb. 10, pictured here with East Hawaii and Windward Oahu representatives, and Tony Buettner and Heidi Kim with Blue Zones. 

North Hawaii selected as one of three Blue Zones communities in Hawaii

Feb 24, 2015 1:00am

After months of site visits and evaluation, at a press conference in Hilo on Feb. 13 it was announced that North Hawaii has been selected as one of the first three Blue Zones Project Demonstration...

NHCH patient care grows

Feb 17, 2015 1:00am

Under the management of Queen’s Healthcare Systems, North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) has been making strides to increase patient care by focusing on outcomes, not volume, according Ken...

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