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Cosmic Matters

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

Do you know where you live? You probably know your street address and the name of your town, state, and country. But what about your cosmic address — your location among the stars? Thanks to...

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Coqui-Free Waimea volunteers stop for a photo during a recent community coqui hunt on Puanuanu Place that included current and past residents of the street, as well as Coqui-Free Waimea volunteers. Join the Coqui Brigade SWAT team if you are willing to help a Waimea neighbor remove a frog. You can commit to “once in a while” or “when it’s near my home.” To help, email info@coquifreewaimea.org or call the hotline, 313-1094. (PHOTO COURTESY OF COQUI-FREE WAIMEA)

Coqui-Free Waimea

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

This has been a busy season for Coqui-Free Waimea. The first year of our hotline had only a few calls a month. This year, the number has risen to several calls a week. It’s likely there are two...

A crew from North Kohala works on a National Trails Day. (COURTESY PHOTO BY TONI WITHINGTON)

Refrigerator, playground, and cultural touchstone

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Strategically identifying pristine properties along one of the most valuable stretches of accessible undeveloped coastline in the country. Convincing unwilling landowners to sell, and spending...

WRITER’S CORNER

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Quote of the Week: “Start with a clear way to tell your story, and you’ll be amazed at how well people listen.” Josh Linkner

Writing Exercise of the Week: What is one thing you love about...

The keiki of Hula Halau Hele’i Pua ‘O Waipi’o brought smiles to the crowd gathered on Mamane Street to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the closing of the Hamakua Sugar Company. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Remembering the ‘sweet’ life of Hamakua Sugar

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

On September 30, 1994, Mamane Street rumbled and trumpeted as hundreds of sugar cane trucks filed through Honokaa for the “final harvest” of Hamakua Sugar Company. Crowds of plantation workers,...

“Blu-shi” is a hand tinted cyanotype with ink and applied pigments. (COURTESY OF WAC)

Art photography by Joe Laceby at the Firehouse Gallery

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

During the month of September, the Waimea Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery will present an exhibit of unique art photography by Joe Laceby from Sept. 3 through Sept. 26. On Friday, Sept. 5, there...

Chef and owner Stephen Rouelle, serves a vegetable noodle soup at his newly opened restaurant, Under the Bodhi Tree, located at The Shops at Mauna Lani. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Under the Bodhi Tree at Mauna Lani

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Bombarded with nutrient-deficient, high-calorie “junk” food at every turn, it’s no surprise that the number one health problem in the United States today is obesity. In Hawaii, the obesity rate...

Answering the call for a Boys & Girls Club in Waimea

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

All of Waimea – families and community friends – are invited to start a conversation about safe, meaningful activities for children during “high risk” after-school hours when a high number of kids...

At an Aug. 12 meeting at the park, Dan Quinn, administrator for the DLNR Division of State Parks holds a poster showing Hapuna Park improvements while Russell Kumabe, State Parks Development Branch chief, explains projected future projects. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM |NHN)

DLNR defines improvements for Hapuna Beach Park

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

At an Aug. 12 meeting at Hapuna Beach Park, Russell Kumabe, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources development branch chief, discussed the state’s proposed improvements, repairs and...

Community Chorus recently performed in “Do You Hear the People Sing?” in June at Kahilu Theatre. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL BRAY| COURTESY OF WAIMEA COMMUNITY CHORUS)

Waimea Community Chorus welcomes new singers for new season

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

As it begins its 21st Annual Holiday Season rehearsal period, Waimea Community Chorus is welcoming new singers to the upcountry choral ensemble, with open registration for the group begins at 6:30...

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

“It is the one (charity) that benefits everybody on the island. It is the one area that, sooner or later, you will know someone who needs them or you will need them yourself,” said Frank Sayre of...

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