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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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NHCH staff members Mike McCool, ER RN, Julie Stanforth Zanoff, director of Surgical Services, Johanna Gibson, imaging CT technologist and Rick Baskin, ER clinical leader help with the RIMPAC simulation exercise. (PHOTO COURTESY OF NHCH)

4 NHCH staff members participate in RIMPAC Exercise

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 3:00am

North Hawaii Community Hospital staff members Mike McCool, emergency room registered nurse, Julie Stanforth Zanoff, director of Surgical Services, Johanna Gibson, imaging CT technologist and Rick...

Waimea town market, Parker School to host candidate talk-story this Saturday

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 2:48am

Waimea Town Market and Parker School are hosting a candidate talk-story from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at the market on the school’s grounds. The event provides an opportunity to...

Chef David Abrahams of Red Water Café slices some fresh fish caught and delivered the same day in the restaurant kitchen. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Farm-to-restaurant dining

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

The opening night of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is taking place this year on Hawai’i Island in late August at Waikoloa Beach Resort with the theme, “Aloha ‘Aina, Aloha Kai” – Love of the...

Powerlifters Pristeen Perriera, Susan Johnson and Shellie Note-Gressard take a photo wearing their state final medals with their trainer, Bill Case, owner of Five Mountain Fitness and CrossFit Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FIVE MOUNTAIN FITNESS)

3 powerlifters qualify for WABDL World Championships

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

Susan Johnson, Shellie Note-Gressard, and Pristeen Perriera, from Five Mountain Fitness/CrossFit Waimea competed in the WABDL Hawaii State Powerlifting Finals on Oahu at the Blaisdell Arena on...

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...

A Wyland art piece is part of the Hilton Waikoloa auction. (COURTESY OF HILTON WAIKOLOA)

Hilton Waikoloa art auction to benefit Kohala Hospital emergency room funding

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

“I gotta fifty dolla bidja now, five, wouldja biddle onna fifty-five, biddle onna fifty-five, fifty-five. Who’s gonna bitta the fifty five dollar bill?”

If those lyrics from Leroy Van Dyke...

KaMele Sanchez

Sanchez awarded Kohala Center scholarship

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

KaMele Sanchez, who will be a senior at Honokaa High School, is one of two students who will receive scholarships from The Kohala Center to participate in academic summer programs. Kaila Alcoran-...

Aidan Wharton will play the judge in “Trial by Jury: Disorder in the Court.” (PHOTO COURTESY OF KAHILU THEATRE)

‘Trial by Jury: Disorder in the Court’

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

“Trial by Jury: Disorder in the Court,” a comic opera in one act, is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 , at Kahilu Theatre. The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and...

Summer Memoir Writing Contest winners will each receive a copy of “Writing the Hawaii Memoir” by Darien Gee, a set of pencils, a composition book and a $10 gift card to Waimea Coffee Co. (FILE PHOTO)

North Hawaii News announces Summer Memoir Writing Contest winners

Jul 22, 2014 1:00am

It was such a pleasure to receive and read the entries for our Summer Memoir Writing Contest. Choosing the three winning memoirs wasn’t easy — we enjoyed reading every story, but in the end we...

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