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Apr 13, 2014 9:42am

“I think it’s a good idea. It’s a local thing, part of the culture.”

Alvin Ponce, Kohala

“Best thing ever. We should have done it before. Music...

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Apr 10, 2014 1:00am

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Changes in kindergarten age for next year impose a July 31 cutoff

Mar 06, 2014 1:00am

Are you planning on enrolling your child in kindergarten this school year? If he or she turns 5 years old after July 31, think again.

Starting in the upcoming school year, students must be 5...

Attendees of the January monthly Business First Pau Hana pose for a photo at the Fish and the Hog restaurant in Waimea. This month, the meeting is 5-7 p.m., March 6, at Blue Dragon lanai. The gatherings are to network, exchange news and develop new opportunities, and are co-sponsored by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of North Hawaii. Everyone is welcome. Future dates: March 6, Blue Dragon lanai; April 1, Red Water lanai; May 6, Merriman’s garden; June 5, Blue Dragon lanai; July 1, Red Water lanai; Aug. 5, Merriman’s garden; Sept. 2, Merriman’s garden. For information, contact Penny Pagliaro, Panale’a Corp. at 315-7776. (PHOTO BY LISA DAHM | NHN)

N. Hawaii networking through the monthly Business First Pau Hana

Mar 06, 2014 1:40pm

Attendees of the January monthly Business First Pau Hana pose for a photo at the Fish and the Hog restaurant in Waimea. This month, the meeting is 5-7 p.m., March 6, at Blue Dragon lanai. The...

The Abarcars celebrate 25 years

Mar 06, 2014 1:49pm

Carole and Peter Abarcar Sr. pose for a photo at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant in the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan. 20 with the trip. Peter...


Updated: Mar 06, 2014 1:00am

Ever know any 5-year-olds that seem to run their families? Maybe you know an even younger child who has that role, or perhaps you have one in your own home. Are you exhausted by the constant...

Roy Sakuma teaches a free ukulele workshop Saturday morning to kick off the 14th Annual Waikoloa Ukulele Festival. Students are then invited to perform for the community. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT)

Ukulele inspiration

Updated: Feb 27, 2014 2:10am

It may not be in the hills, but the Waikoloa Beach Resort will be alive with the sound of music for the 14th Annual Ukulele Festival, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 1. The popular...

Early Childhood Conference focuses on the ‘M’ in STEM – math

Feb 27, 2014 1:45am

“Math is Everywhere: The First Step to Growing Young Scientists,” is this year’s theme for the Seventh Annual Hawaii Island Early Childhood Conference, set for April 11 and 12, at the Waikoloa...

Scott Hare’s sculpted, lidded calabash, hand carved of a single piece of Milo Wood, titled “Day or Night” and depicting the endangered Hawaiian i’o and the Hawaiian pueo earned “Best in Show.” (PHOTO COURTESY OF HARBOR GALLERY)

Harbor Gallery announces results of their Winter Wood Show

Feb 27, 2014 1:45am

The 2014 Winter Wood Show at Harbor Gallery has just finished with a flurry of collectors selecting their favorite pieces to cherish and have in their homes, but not before voting for the “Best of...

Darien Gee


Feb 27, 2014 1:45am

Quote of the Week: “Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for,...

TOP TO BOTTOM: Veteran’s examine equipment at PTA during an islandwide veteran meeting; Members of Hawaii Island veteran’s groups pose for a photo during a meeting at PTA. (COURTESY PHOTOS)

Hawaii Island veterans meet at PTA

Feb 27, 2014 1:45am

Representatives from most of the veteran’s groups on Hawaii Island gathered at Pohakuloa Training Area on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The meeting of Hawaii Island veteran’s...

HPA students rehearse for the 21st Annual Ukulele Festival at the school on March 8. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)

HPA 21st Annual Ukulele Festival is March 8

Feb 27, 2014 1:45am

“One World, One Love, One ʻUke” is the theme of this year’s 21st Annual ʻUkulele Festival at Hawaii Preparatory Academy at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. The performance, which is free and open to...

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