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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...

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

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Charlie Recaido (left); Rupert Tripp Jr. (center); and Charles Michael Brotman (right) will perform at "Applause" concert. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Final ‘Applause” highlights Hawaii Island musicians

Nov 11, 2014 1:00am

“Applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience,” said Nobel Prize winner John Charles Polanyi. “It constitutes a shared moment of delight.”

On Sunday, Nov. 16 at...

Hawaii Island Food Producers Fund now available to farmers

Nov 11, 2014 1:00am

In an effort to increase local food production, reduce dependence on imports, and strengthen local businesses, a new no-interest loan program is now available for Hawaii Island farmers and food...

Dancers will perform at the Kohala Aina Festival on Nov. 8 (COURTESY PHOTO)

Kohala ‘Aina Festival returns to promote food sovereignty

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

To begin the makahiki season, the 5th Annual Kohala ‘Aina Festival on Nov. 8 will celebrate the local harvest, young farmers, and the growing movement for islandwide food sovereignty.


Hilton Grand Vacations Waikoloa Sales and Marketing team gives back in Waikoloa Dry Forest. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Hilton Grand Vacations Gives Back for Global Week of Service

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

In late October, the Hilton Grand Vacations Waikoloa Sales and Marketing Team found three ways to give back to the community as part of the annual Hilton Worldwide “Global Week of Service.”


Students bring food deliveries to seniors through the year-round Big Island Giving Tree kupuna program. (PHOTO COURTESY OF RHONDA BELL)

Big Island Giving Tree Gears Up For the Holidays

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

Many groups band together and help seniors and families struck by disasters at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

But Rhonda Bell and Nancy Carr Smith of the Big Island Giving Tree (BIGT) saw the...

Quarterback Hana Caravalho carries the ball. (COURTESY PHOTO)

‘Finish Everything’ attitude resurrects Kohala High School football team

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

One of the biggest obstacles to maintaining a football team at Kohala High School has been sheer numbers, or in this case, lack of them. With an enrollment of just under 300 students, it has been...


Bridging Music Culturally

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

“Music is music!” exclaimed John Keawe, in late October at the Kamuela Philharmonic performance at Kahilu Theatre. The theme, “A Tribute To Hawaii,” conducted by Dr. Madeline Schatz included “...

Keck Observatory Astronomer Marc Kassis shows keiki how to use telescope

Cosmic Matters

Nov 04, 2014 1:00am

How would you like to take a stroll to Venus? Has your family always wanted to visit Saturn? You’ll get your chance on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Fourth Waimea Solar System Walk. Sponsored by the...

Peabody Southwell dances in an earlier performance. (SPECIAL TO NHN)

‘Wine, Woman and Song’ concerts planned

Oct 28, 2014 1:00am

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival will present mezzo soprano Peabody Southwell in two performances — 6 p.m., Nov. 1, at the home of Andrew Czajkowski and David Perbix in Kohala Ranch, and 2 p.m.,...

Architects Ushijama Architects displayed an artist rendering of the Waimea Park Phase I at the meeting. (COURTESY OF USHIJAMA ARCHITECTS)

Waimea District Park on track

Oct 28, 2014 1:00am

The Waimea District Park has come a long way. After seven community meetings and questionnaires over the past six years, construction on the new Waimea District Park is slated to begin next July...

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