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Tootsie Weller demonstrates weaving palapalai. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Free lei making workshop and competition

Mar 24, 2015 1:00am

To help keep unique-to-Waimea traditions alive, several of Waimea’s noted lei makers will provide instruction on how to make signature lei of the upcountry rural ranching community from 9 a.m. to...

This year’s Pony baseball season kicks off March 21 with games in Waimea, Honokaa, Kohala and Kona. Last year’s Waimea Dodgers All-Star teammates received individual plaques for their participation in the inaugural Mustang 9’s World Series championships last July in Walnut, CA. Players included (left to right) Brody Hartley, Lopaka Akau, Jake Bannister, Braeden Samura and Ioane Ka`aekuahiwi, who now play for the Waimea Broncos. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Pony 2015 baseball season begins

Updated: Mar 24, 2015 10:21am
We Empower Youth founder Heather Campbell lifts weights at Crossfit Allstar in Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGE FULLER)

Strong inside and out

Mar 24, 2015 1:00am

Hit the “Pavement”

Mar 24, 2015 1:00am

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Space Foundation professional development scholarship for Hawaiian educators

Feb 10, 2015 1:00am

The Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship for Teachers is given annually by the Space Foundation to provide professional development for a qualified educator of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry, or who...

For some, sunrise at the beach with waves tops out the romance meter. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Love is in the air

Feb 10, 2015 1:00am

Apparently, North Hawaii romantics enjoy picnicking at the beach just as much as candlelit dinners in the poshest places to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here, nature is romance, from the mountains...

Native Hawaiian academic fellowship program accepting applications

Feb 10, 2015 1:00am

The Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2015–16 academic year. The deadline is February 24.

The program was established in 2008...

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival schedule

Feb 03, 2015 1:00am

Festival activities are offered at the following locations throughout the day, unless otherwise specified:


Historical Cherry Tree Display: Waimea Lions’ Club offers a...

Visitors to the annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival enjoy the blooms during last year’s celebration. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

22nd annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival in full bloom

Feb 03, 2015 1:00am

The cherry blossom connects communities, cultures, and nations from Japan across the Pacific to Washington D.C. Closer to home, the Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival is the second largest event in...

Festival honoree Dorothy Badua stands here next to her “Cup of Gold” quilt. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Honorees to be recognized at Cherry Blossom Festival

Feb 03, 2015 1:00am

Long-time festival participants Dorothy (Ocompo) Badua and Waimea International Lions Club will be recognized as this year’s honorees at the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. Both...

The Asian Fest event at Waikoloa Beach features lion dancers, among other entertainment and food tastings. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WAIKILOA RESORT)

Lion dancers and Taiko drummers kick off the New Year at Asian Fest

Feb 03, 2015 1:00am

Queens’ MarketPlace will kick off the “Year of the Sheep” at Asian Fest on Friday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The free event, hosted at Waikoloa Beach as a celebratory start to the New Year, is...

One of many handcrafted quilts seen at the 2011 Ka Hui Kapa Apana O Waimea’s Hawaiian Quilt Show. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL F. O’BRIEN)

An odd year for Hawaiian quilts

Feb 03, 2015 1:00am

While swarms of cherry blossom paparazzi are buzzing Church Row to take selfies with the flowering pink trees, other aficionados gather across town to ooh and aah over the celebration of the...

An artist concept of TMT at night, with the laser guide star system illuminated. (COURTESY PHOTO)

A delicate balance

Jan 27, 2015 1:00am

The Mauna Kea Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) has been a hot topic over the past few years, from the planning and approval stages, to the halting of the blessing ceremony by peaceful protesters last...

Paid college internships now available

Jan 27, 2015 1:00am

Students currently attending two- and four-year colleges and universities in Hawaii can gain hands-on experience in their future fields through the 13th annual Akamai Internship Program....

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