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More than 50 local dancers and guest dancers from Maui Academy of Performing Arts will perform “The Nutcracker - A Holiday Classic Ballet” at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea on Dec. 22. (COURTESY PHOTO)

“The Nutcracker” brings the land of sweets to Kahilu Theatre

Dec 16, 2014 1:00am

Ballet doesn’t get any more festive than a holiday production of “The Nutcracker.” There’s a certain childlike wonder that comes with every performance, and for many young dancers it is their...

Tattoo artist Brandon Rapozo, who owns Native Flesh in Hilo, was photographed for his trade at the 2013 Pacific Ink & Art Expo held at the Blaisdell Center on Oahu. (PHOTO BY RYAN SAKAMOTO | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Skin Art

Dec 16, 2014 1:00am

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This year’s youngest player at the Institute, Aidan James, is a 13-year-old prodigy from Honolulu, who will play at Friday night’s concert at Kahilu Theatre. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Ukulele Jam

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:18am

Jeff Peterson loves coming to Waimea. As one of the feature artists at the upcoming `Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute festival this week, Peterson appreciates the long-lasting relationships...

Nesin N.I.N.E. to perform at Waikoloa Bowl Sat., November 29. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Rhythm, Island and Blues

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 7:47am

When nine Polynesian men from the Island of Oahu put their musical energy together, it adds up to one of the hottest RIB (Rhythm, Island and Blues) bands in the Pacific: Nesian N.I.N.E. (Natives...

South Kohala Community Development Committee seeks applicants

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:19am

The South Kohala Community Development Plan Action Committee (SKCDPAC) is seeking to fill current and future vacancies. Currently, there are two vacancies on the committee which needs to have nine...

A Thanksgiving Break

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:22am

Most families celebrate Thanksgiving with dinners steeped in tradition: a large feast labored over for two days prior by mother or tutu resulting to large platters with more than 10 mouthwatering...

Giving back to the community

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 5:23am

As the Christmas season approaches, Layne Johnson, a hair dresser at Graciela’s Hair Salon, wants to give back to her community. She is searching for six women who cannot afford to get their hair...

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...

Dr. Tim Duerler enjoys time with children at New Hope Centre. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Doctor without borders

Nov 11, 2014 1:00am

“From the beginning we said we always wanted to support the big picture,” said Dr. Tim Duerler, founder of Mango Medical based in Waimea. “Everybody should have basic health care.”

This past...

Owner-operators Jason Harsin and Joy Ray celebrating Hearts & Stars' first anniversary at Nov. 1 reception. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Gratitude Lesson

Nov 11, 2014 1:00am

“I sat here on the first day, and didn’t know if people were going to come or not,” said Jason Harsin, owner-operator of Hearts & Stars Salon and Day Spa in Queens’ MarketPlace.


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...

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...

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