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The crews of the Hokule’a and Hikianali’a had barely made land-fall in the Cook Islands after a treacherous several days in rough seas, but they managed to make a phone call to talk to WMS students during the Opening Day Assembly Friday, Aug. 1. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WMS)

‘Ai Pono Initiative brings together Waimea Middle School and voyagers

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

Waimea Middle School students are using the 2013-2016 world-wide voyages of the Hokule’a and Hikianali’a to enhance the skills they learn in school. As part of the planning of the ‘Ai Pono...

The Sayres pose with members of the Rotary Club of North Hawaii after a weekly meeting on Aug. 13. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Honoring our heroes

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am
Kari Waldhaus and her staff pose behind the counter of the new UPS store in Waimea on April 13. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM | NHN)

Words into deeds

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

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The Hawaii Island Leadership Series – Ulumau, graduated its ninth class in a ceremony on June 6, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Pictured are class members, from left, Greg Sievert, Kauila Ho, Jaisy Jardine, Sam Murray, Shawn Saito, Nancy Carr Smith, Susan Cox. From left, back row: Adrian Boone, James Canedy, Jamee Miller, Richard Sherlock, Nick Szubiak, Robin Coonen, Julie Mitchell. For more information on Ulumau – Hawaii Island Leadership Series, visit their website at

Ulumau Leadership Series graduates ninth class

Aug 04, 2014 9:15pm

The Hawaii Island Leadership Series – Ulumau, graduated its ninth class in a ceremony on June 6, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Pictured are class members, from left, Greg Sievert, Kauila Ho, Jaisy...

Candidates outline priorities at Waimea-North Hawaii candidate forum

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

More than 90 people attended the candidate forum at Waimea Middle School cafeteria on July 17. Mediated by Sherry Bracken, candidates were allowed three minute introductions and then asked what...

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra performs in an undated photo. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL O’BRIEN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Kahilu Theatre Summer Swing to feature The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

On Sunday, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 17, Kahilu Theatre will present The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott’s Naupaka Ballroom. The performance will include live swing dancing, female...

Ultimate Super Horse Challenge for junior riders is Aug. 2-3 at Parker Ranch Arena

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

Charles Wilhelm’s Ultimate Super Horse Challenge for junior riders is a clinic and competition for ages 12-18 that tests the communication between horse and rider, horsemanship and riding skills...

Gerry Rott of the Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon accepts her Pualu Award from KKCC CEO/President Vivian Landrum, left, and Board Chairwoman Tracey Fosso. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KKCC)

KKCC Pualu Awards honor 11 for ‘working together’

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce recently recognized 11 individuals, businesses or organizations with Pualu Awards at its annual Installation and Membership Banquet at Four Seasons Resort...

Plans for landscaping at North Hawaii Hospice include lots of green space and foliage. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

North Hawaii Hospice

Updated: Aug 03, 2014 1:21pm

When a tree falls in the forest, maybe nobody hears. But when a tree falls in Waimea, the community wants to know why. Recently, Katherine Ciano, executive director of North Hawaii Hospice, has...

From left, HPA Middle School students Zoe Ganley, Zach Vermeulen, and Chris Chock feed baby vegetables probiotic compost tea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA)

Learning and growing in the Ulumau Garden at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

The Ulumau Garden at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy’s Village Campus is a sustainable and amazing place to be. The garden’s name, Ulumau, means continuous growth and HPA’s garden is a growing and...

Astronomer Greg Doppmann teaches Kohala students about planet distances during their visit to the W. M. Keck Observatory. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

The North Kohala Student Cultural Enrichment Program

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

It started out with a simple need. Six years ago, Dixie Adams, a North Kohala resident, attended a fundraiser at Kahilu Theatre to support student programs for area schools. She thought the...

Coqui frogs come in all sizes. From eggs, center, they emerge as frogs (right of eggs) rather than tadpoles. They are mature within a year, ready to wreak havoc on the environment and shriek loudly. With no predators, even internal parasites found in their native habitat of Puerto Rico, the frogs live longer and grow bigger. These frogs were caught in Kona. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Coqui Free Waimea

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

In this election season, it is useful to recognize that control of invasive pests like coqui frogs is a political issue. Coqui-Free Waimea has been organizing the community to find and remove...

“Koi Pond,” acrylic by Merna Watta (COURTESY OF WAC)

Firehouse Gallery to display work by Wishnick and Watta in August

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

An exhibition of original paintings of “Asian Inspired Art and Visions of Hawaii” by Hawaii Island artists Marcia Wishnick and Merna Watta will be on display at the Firehouse Gallery in Waimea...

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