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Nikki Martin, “Food Network Star” finalist (PHOTO COURTESY OF NIKKI MARTIN)

‘Grill Next Door’ meets local chefs for “Grilled and Chilled” contest

Oct 21, 2014 1:00am

“Food Network Star” finalist Nikki Martin, a.k.a. “Grill Next Door,” will join Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Executive Chef Peter Abarcar, Jr. and Chef de Cuisine Vincent Logan for a “Grilled and...

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Kohala Elementary School kindergartners practice a yoga pose with Robyn Skudlarek, Keiki Yoga Kohala program coordinator. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Strong minds, strong bodies, smart choices

Updated: Sep 30, 2014 2:35am

On a Tuesday afternoon, just when young students get antsy, Kohala Elementary School kindergartners are focused intently on Robyn Skudlarek. It’s OK to get the wiggles in her class – in fact, it’s...

The first thing people say when they see a coqui frog for the first time is, “Oh, it’s bigger than I thought!” And they are getting bigger. This was captured behind Punana Leo School recently. (COURTESY PHOTO BY JONATHAN RAWLE)

Coqui-Free Waimea

Sep 30, 2014 1:00am

Anyone who has stopped by the Coqui-Free Waimea booth at the Waimea Homestead Farmers Market has seen the map of Waimea marked with places where coqui frogs have been reported. These reports span...

The Royal Court leads the Paniolo Parade in Waimea on Sept. 20. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Paniolo parade honors two amazing women

Sep 30, 2014 1:00am

The road from Church Row to the Waimea community park was lined with parade-goers for Saturday’s 39th Annual Paniolo Parade. The regal royal court made its way toward Parker School where they were...

‘Paniolo Power’ progress and ‘Blue Zone’ initiative to top WCA town meeting on Oct. 2

Sep 30, 2014 1:00am

Dutch Kuyper, CEO of Parker Ranch, will return to the Waimea Community Association Town Meeting at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Waimea School cafeteria to provide a progress update on the...

From left, attorneys William “Kumu” Belcher and John Roth review estate planning documents at their office in Waimea. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Planning for the future takes time, expertise

Sep 30, 2014 1:00am

You have a new house and two young children. Do you know what would happen to them if you or your spouse were gone? Or maybe you’re the type who plans well and took care of it years ago. But have...

Waimea community invited to explore the ‘Blue Zones’ potential

Sep 30, 2014 1:00am

The “Blue Zones Project” is paying a visit to Waimea. A collaborative group, put together by Waimea Community Association, Waimea Alive!, Tutu’s House and several other community organizations,...

Students will enjoy the Hiccup circus at the Kohala Country Fair this Saturday, Oct. 4. (COURTESY PHOTO)

30th Kohala Country Fair is Saturday

Updated: Sep 30, 2014 3:25am

Keiki can start their fall public school break with a bang at the Kohala Country Fair on Oct. 4 in Kapa’au. For the 30th anniversary, fair organizers have lined up its largest-ever selection of...

Lou Coleman pauses briefly in front of the 2014 Kenworth tractor that she affectionately refers to as “The Princess” of the fleet. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Diversity in nontraditional roles

Sep 23, 2014 1:00am

The only woman on the Hapuna Prince Hotel’s ground crew, Brandy Sugse said she works “just as hard as any man there.” She pulls weeds, mows, trims, and weed whacks at the homeowners’ grounds and...

Crew displays a banner that was gifted to them on their voyage. (PHOTO BY JAN WIZINOWICH| SPECIAL TO NHN)

World Wide Voyage second leg crew recount their ‘Fantastic Voyage’

Sep 23, 2014 1:00am

During a lively event on Sept. 13 at Gates Theatre, the second leg crew of Hokule’a and Hikianalia’s worldwide voyage gathered to say mahalo to family, friends and the Waimea community for their...

Wayne Dyer inspires a crowd. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Wayne Dyer brings fresh inspiration to Hawai’i Island

Updated: Sep 29, 2014 10:17pm

Internationally renowned author and speaker Wayne Dyer made a rare appearance on Hawai’i Island recently. The Maui resident was keynote speaker at an event at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows...

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