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Makana, joined by Hawaiian music legends Leabert Lindsey, Nina Kealiiwahamana, George Kuo, and Danny Carvalho, will honor his kumu, slack key guitar master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, in a second show on January 30. (PHOTO COURTSEY OF TONY NOVAK CLIFFORD)

Kahilu Theatre adds second Makana show by popular demand

Jan 20, 2015 11:33am

With the original performance now sold out, a second “Tribute to Sonny Chillingworth with Makana” show has been added at Kahilu Theatre for Friday, January 30.

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Dozens of volunteers organized by The Big Island Giving Tree reached out to those in need this Christmas Day with prepare foods, gift bags and new blankets. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Dozens of volunteers help other communities as well as their own on Christmas Day

Jan 06, 2015 1:00am

As actor Russell Brand once said, “How we treat those most vulnerable is how we define ourselves.” In December, dozens of generous volunteers reached beyond North Hawaii to help other needy...

College classes now available at Kanu and NHERC

Dec 30, 2014 1:00am

In cooperation with Hawaii Community College, Kanu o ka Aina now offers college classes for current high school students. Students participating in the “Running Start” program earn dual credit as...

The Grinch stole Santa's sleigh at the Waikoloa Village Christmas Parade earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY OF VICTORIA MCKINNEY)

Waikoloa Christmas Parade spreads the holiday cheer

Updated: Dec 30, 2014 7:27am

The Grinch stole Santa’s sleigh at the Waikoloa Village Christmas Parade earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY OF VICTORIA MCKINNEY)

The keikis in Waikoloa were so happy to see Santa finally...

Hamakua Youth Center (HYC) Director Mahealani Maikui, Rotarian Bill Sanborn, Rotary president Joyce Riggen, Rotarian James Fritz, and HYC Board President Vikki Catelacci gather by new van donated to HYC by the Rotary Club of North Hawaii. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Rotary Club of North Hawaii gives Hamakua Youth Center a new set of wheels

Dec 30, 2014 1:00am

Representatives from Hamakua Youth Foundation (HYF) attended the December 17 meeting of the Rotary Club of North Hawaii (RCNH) to thank them for donating a 14-passenger Ford Aspenvan vehicle to...

Traditional kebabs made from artisan bread, choice of toppings and sauce is one of many options made to order at the new Dan-o’s Döner restaurant in Waimea. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Dan-o’s Döner brings a fresh food concept to Waimea from Germany

Dec 30, 2014 1:00am

When Dan Frey, AKA Dan-o, and Penny Jackson moved to Hawaii Island three years ago from Germany, they took a long time to think about what they could do that would make a difference here. After...

Waimea Ocean Film Festival returns for its fifth year

Updated: Dec 30, 2014 3:25pm

The 2015 Waimea Ocean Film Festival returns to Hawaii Island this week to both inspire and increase awareness of the island’s culture and environment through award-winning films, presentations,...

Present and past high school students from Parker School, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, and Honoka’a High School will perform classic Broadway tunes at the “Back to Broadway” show at Kahilu Theatre on Jan. 10 and 11. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Kahilu Youth Troupe brings Broadway to Waimea Jan. 10 & 11

Dec 30, 2014 1:00am

The Kahilu Youth Troupe will perform “Back to Broadway,” a show filled with classic Broadway tunes on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. at Kahilu Theatre. Musicals will...

The bench dedicated to Waimea Elementary School’s long-time Hawaiian studies kumu, Pua Garmon, was made by the husband of one of the teachers, BerACnie Frank. (PHOTO BY LANDRY FULLER)

Waimea Elementary School dedicates garden bench to Kumu Pua Garmon

Dec 23, 2014 1:00am

More than 600 students, faculty, and staff members of Waimea Elementary gathered at the school garden on Dec. 17 to dedicate a special bench in honor of the school’s long-time Hawaiian studies...

Director David Kalama attended the showing of his film, “Kaho`olawe—The Taking Away,” at Kahilu Theater in early December. (PHOTO BY CATHERINE TARLETON | SPECIAL TO NHN)

The shining path to aloha aina

Dec 23, 2014 1:00am

To heal an island takes awakening, time, patient discipline, and the willing hearts and hands of many. This is what was captured in the Hawaii International Film Festival award-winning film, “Kaho...

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