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Local students enjoy bubble ball, a new sport available in Waimea through Waimea Athletics. Bubble ballers had a great time while getting an incredible workout that challenged their extended center of gravity. Bubble Ball definitely puts a new spin on full contact sports. For more photos, visit waimeaathletics.org (PHOTO COURTESY OF WAIMEA ATHLETICS)

Giant bubbles sighted in Kamuela

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

Local students enjoy bubble ball, a new sport available in Waimea through Waimea Athletics. Bubble ballers had a great time while getting an incredible workout that challenged their extended...

Beth Mehau holds an early photo of her dear friend and mentor, Chi Chi LaFong. She poses in front of the “endangered books” which are arranged by color in the shop. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Continuing the story

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

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Pictured are members of the group: From left, front, Kanu parent William LaClair with daughters, Bonnie Geiger from CVO-BGCBI, Penny Alcoran from NHERC, Shirley Ann Fukumoto from HPA, WMS parent Monique Cobb-Adams, Zavi Brees-Saunders of CPO-BGCBI, WMS grandparent Gayle Desha and WES parent Mel Sanchez. From left, back, WMS staff Patti Cook, Joel Cohen from the SKCDP Action Committee, LAP community representative Colin Miura, who is also a WES and WMS parent, WMS parent Rhonda Bell, Melissa Samura, (Waimea Parks & Rec director), Eva Martinson (library staff), Arati Clarry from HPA, WMS Principal Matt Horne, Leighton Bell (youth leader and WMS parent), WMS Vice Principal Amy Kendziorski, and Patrick Hurney (a WMS and WES parent). (PHOTO COURTESY OF WMS)

For the kids

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

About 20 people gathered for the first time last week to explore whether there’s a need – and will – to launch a Waimea-based Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island to address the large number of...

Anna Peach grows about seven varieties of heirloom pumpkins at her farm in Waimea, Squash and Awe. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Peach’s pumpkins

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Zero budget and zero waste are two things Anna Peach can claim about her quarter-acre Lalamilo pumpkin farm. And she has found a way to grow many varieties of heirloom pumpkin and squash with zero...

A competitor wrestles a steer in the Kane-Wahine Ribbon Roping event at the Parker Ranch Round Up Club Scholarship rodeo. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Carrying on the action

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

The 40th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo drew a crowd for their high-energy event on Saturday, Aug, 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. The rodeo has a...

Educators onboard

Updated: Sep 02, 2014 8:45am

Aue ua hiti e, ua hiti e `o Makali`i e, echoes 4-year-old, Ahu`ula, from the other room as the E Lauhoe Wa`a cohort learns their first chant with Makali`i crew member, Keali`i Bertelmann. It’s...

Dr. Ann Cox sees veterans in a room in the Old Kapa’au Courthouse in Kapa’au on Aug. 26. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM |NHN)

Caring for our veterans

Updated: Sep 16, 2014 11:45pm

Though it’s only been two short years since the inception of the Rural Health Outreach Program for Veterans, they have fulfilled more than 600 appointments with veterans — many who would be...

From left Lions Club members Fred Nonaka, Kathy Manuel, Jim McDonough, Gail Dochin and Kimo Hodgins pose for a photo with their blood drive sign on Aug. 25. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM|NHN)

Save a life; donate a pint at today’s blood drive

Sep 02, 2014 1:00am

Forty years ago, Fred Nonaka was a faithful donor to the Blood Bank of Hawaii’s twice yearly drive in Honokaa. As an employee at Mauna Kea, he and several other staff members would end their...

Ten-year-old Jules Cornelius, already a standout, shows folks how to skate the deep bowl. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

A place of our own

Sep 02, 2014 1:00am

Skateboarders and spectators joined in the opening of the Honokaa Skate Park on Aug. 23. Attending the event were Mayor Billy Kenoi, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, community leader Jim Cain,...

Kale makes an artistic pattern. in an undated photo (COURTESY PHOTO BY PAUL JOHNSTON)

Capture ‘Waimea Alive!’

Sep 02, 2014 1:00am

Do you have a great photo you’ve taken of life in North Hawaii that you think is a winner? Have you taken a so-so picture and transformed it into something spectacular using one of the new photo...

HPA students talk story with Leningrad Elarionoff, trail workday coordinator at Ke Ala Kahawai O Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA)

Students help rid Ke Ala Kahawai O Waimea from Hurricane Iselle remnants

Sep 02, 2014 1:00am

An army made up of 10th graders – HPA’s Class of 2017 – kicked off their school year helping in their community. On Aug. 19, more than 40 students and their teachers worked to clear the Waikoloa...

Join the Parker Ranch Labor Day Rodeo on Aug. 30 and 31, (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER RANCH)

Join in the Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Labor Day weekend rodeo, Aug. 30 and 31

Aug 30, 2014 1:00am

The 40th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo will lasso in two days of rodeo events onSaturday, Aug, 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea.

The action-packed...

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