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Noah Dodd, community outreach educator,  Hawaii Green Earthscaping owner and Hawaii Preparatory Academy garden coordinator teaches students about composting. (COURTESY PHOTO BY MATT PIERCY)

Redefining ‘waste’ as a resource

Oct 28, 2014 1:00am

Some Hawaii Island residents are beginning to redefine “waste” and see it as a resource — a valuable resource. On Oct. 19, nearly all seats were filled at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre when the county...

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JUST ASK JOHN

Oct 07, 2014 1:00am

Estate planning is necessary because, as the old expression goes, “You can’t take it with you.” Estate planning is the process of putting together a plan, which will allow someone to step into...

International Cast highlights dance performance

Oct 07, 2014 1:00am

Prince Dance Company merges performing arts on stage in “Que Sueñes Con Las Angelitas,” an enchanting dance-theatre piece, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kahilu Theatre.

The performance follows the...

Meleanna Meyer interacts with the audience during a showing of her film, “Ho`oku`ikahi,” at Kahilu Theatre on Sept. 24. (COURTESY PHOTO BY JANE SIBBETT)

Bringing stories to life

Updated: Oct 07, 2014 8:40am

It is through story that we become conscious of who we are and our journey forward. Some of those stories have been captured on film to be shared with the Hawaii Island community through the...

Students from Punana Leo perform the pule and chant during the Mauna Kea Resort’s third Annual Festival of Aloha on Sept. 21 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The day included live music, hula performances, food booths and more. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Mauna Kea Resorts celebrates 3rd Annual Festival of Aloha

Oct 07, 2014 3:41am

Students from Punana Leo perform the pule and chant during the Mauna Kea Resort’s third Annual Festival of Aloha on Sept. 21 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, which is celebrating its 20th...

First place was Elin Kalaniopio’s stop-action photograph, captioned “When All Else Fails … Laugh,”

Waimea Alive! photo contest awards three top honors

Updated: Oct 07, 2014 8:25am

A spectacular black-and-white shot of a young boy trying to mount a horse took top honors at the 2014 Waimea Alive! Amateur Photo Contest. Elin Kalaniopio’s stop-action photograph, captioned “When...

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...

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