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Plans for landscaping at North Hawaii Hospice include lots of green space and foliage. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

North Hawaii Hospice

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

When a tree falls in the forest, maybe nobody hears. But when a tree falls in Waimea, the community wants to know why. Recently, Katherine Ciano, executive director of North Hawaii Hospice, has...

Coqui frogs come in all sizes. From eggs, center, they emerge as frogs (right of eggs) rather than tadpoles. They are mature within a year, ready to wreak havoc on the environment and shriek loudly. With no predators, even internal parasites found in their native habitat of Puerto Rico, the frogs live longer and grow bigger. These frogs were caught in Kona. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Coqui Free Waimea

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

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Chef David Abrahams of Red Water Café slices some fresh fish caught and delivered the same day in the restaurant kitchen. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Farm-to-restaurant dining

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

The opening night of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is taking place this year on Hawai’i Island in late August at Waikoloa Beach Resort with the theme, “Aloha ‘Aina, Aloha Kai” – Love of the...

Powerlifters Pristeen Perriera, Susan Johnson and Shellie Note-Gressard take a photo wearing their state final medals with their trainer, Bill Case, owner of Five Mountain Fitness and CrossFit Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FIVE MOUNTAIN FITNESS)

3 powerlifters qualify for WABDL World Championships

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

Susan Johnson, Shellie Note-Gressard, and Pristeen Perriera, from Five Mountain Fitness/CrossFit Waimea competed in the WABDL Hawaii State Powerlifting Finals on Oahu at the Blaisdell Arena on...

Governor Abercrombie and Senator Ige to square off at candidate forum in Waimea tomorrow

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

Governor Neil Abercrombie and Senator David Ige, the leading candidates in the primary race for governor, will appear side by side for the first time on Hawai’i Island on Wednesday, July 23. The...

Society members take part in the lei draping ceremony. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AHAHUI KA’AHUMANU SOCIETY)

The Ladies of Aloha Concert

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

On Aug. 3, the Waimea chapter of Ahahui Ka’ahumanu will hold a fundraiser, “The Ladies of Aloha,” at Kahilu Theatre. Three talented entertainers — Darlene Ahuna, Ku’uipo Kumukahi and Karen...

A Wyland art piece is part of the Hilton Waikoloa auction. (COURTESY OF HILTON WAIKOLOA)

Hilton Waikoloa art auction to benefit Kohala Hospital emergency room funding

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

“I gotta fifty dolla bidja now, five, wouldja biddle onna fifty-five, biddle onna fifty-five, fifty-five. Who’s gonna bitta the fifty five dollar bill?”

If those lyrics from Leroy Van Dyke...

From left, HPA senior Noor Sarwar and HPA junior Alice Patig pose for a photo at the school’s upper campus. (PHOTO BY HPA FOR NHN)

Expanding their horizons

Updated: Jul 18, 2014 9:30am

Phillip Cheng, teacher of Chinese Mandarin language at Hawaii Preparatory Academy was thrilled when two of his students were awarded National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarships...


Jul 15, 2014 5:13am

Quote of the Week: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso

Writing Exercise of the Week: At the local crackseed store, a sign...

Waimea Community Association meeting on July 17 to feature candidate forum

Jul 15, 2014 5:14am

The Waimea Community Association meeting at 5 p.m. this Thursday, July 17, at the Waimea Elementary School cafeteria will feature a candidate forum and will spotlight three important district...

County to hold July 16 meeting on re-powering Lalamilo Wind Farm

Jul 15, 2014 5:14am

The County of Hawaii Department of Water Supply is seeking comments on the draft environmental assessment at a public information meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on July 16, at the Kanu o ka Aina...

Two cowboys participate in the roping competition at the 52nd Annual July 4 Rodeo and Horse Races at the Parker Ranch Arena on July 4. (PHOTO BY SHAUN PAINE| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Parker Ranch celebrates with 52nd Annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races

Jul 15, 2014 5:15am

On July 4, Parker Ranch celebrated their paniolo heritage and the nation’s independence at the 52nd Annual July 4th Rodeo and Horse Races at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. Paniolos from...

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