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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.

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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 or call the hotline, 313-1094. (PHOTO COURTESY OF COQUI-FREE WAIMEA)

Coqui-Free Waimea

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

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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...

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...

Governor Abercrombie and Senator Ige to square off at candidate forum in Waimea tomorrow

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

Governor Neil Abercrombie and Senator David Ige, the leading candidates in the primary race for governor, will appear side by side for the first time on Hawai’i Island on Wednesday, July 23. The...

Society members take part in the lei draping ceremony. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AHAHUI KA’AHUMANU SOCIETY)

The Ladies of Aloha Concert

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

On Aug. 3, the Waimea chapter of Ahahui Ka’ahumanu will hold a fundraiser, “The Ladies of Aloha,” at Kahilu Theatre. Three talented entertainers — Darlene Ahuna, Ku’uipo Kumukahi and Karen...

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