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Wayne Dyer inspires a crowd. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Wayne Dyer brings fresh inspiration to Hawai’i Island

Sep 23, 2014 1:00am

Internationally renowned author and speaker Wayne Dyer made a rare appearance on Hawai’i Island recently. The Maui resident was keynote speaker at an event at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows...

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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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

Waimea and Honokaa residents have long known Kari Waldhaus in her past roles as president of the Rotary Club of North Hawaii and owner of The Entrepreneur’s Source, a business and franchise...

Award winners visit Aloha Grown at the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea. From left, front row, Katie Arrayan, Ikaika Arrayan, Kaui Takamine, Kaweloanu Castro, Kekapalehua Castro, Kaiea Akau LaClair, and Kalua Castro. From left, back row, Camille Kalahiki, Leilani Griego, Uilani Macabio, Kanalu Lacy, La`akea Takamine, Ko`iawe Griego, Jane Lee, Maluhia O`Donnell and Tracey Akau. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Aloha Grown presents Malama Honua Awards

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

A total of five Hawaii Island organizations were awarded with this year’s Aloha Grown Malama Honua Award. Each received a $500 award towards a specific project, program or initiative that embodies...

Les Apoliona, Kamehameha Schools land asset manager, center, presents a check for the Equip the Kitchens Campaign to James Lightner, Hospitality and Tourism program coordinator of UH-Hawai‘i Community College and Jean Hull, Equip the Kitchens campaign manager of ACF Kona Kohala Chefs. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Kamehameha Schools supports Equip the Kitchens campaign

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

Kamehameha Schools presented a $2,000 check Aug. 6 to the Equip the Kitchens Campaign for the future Hawai’i Community College-Palamanui campus. The presentation was made during the ACF Kona...

Massive storms on Uranus captured Aug. 5 and 6, as seen by Keck Observatory. Both images were taken by Imke de Pater (UC Berkeley), Larry Sromovosky and Pat Fry (Univ. Wisconsin), and Heidi Hammel (AURA) using the near-infrared camera NIRC2 with adaptive optics on the 10-m Keck II telescope at a wavelength of 1.6 micron. (COURTESY OF IMKE DE PATER (UC BERKELEY)/KECK OBSERVATORY)

Cosmic Matters

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

Weather on any planet can be quite unpredictable. As hurricanes threaten the Aloha State, astronomers working at W. M. Keck Observatory on the island of Hawaii were surprised by the appearance of...

Big Island Giving Tree volunteers of all ages help prepare supplies for delivery to people in east Hawaii affected by hurrican Iselle. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BIGT)

Big Island Giving Tree brings much-need supplies to Puna

Aug 19, 2014 1:00am

When hurricane Iselle struck the east side of the island, The Big Island Giving Tree volunteers rallied together to begin delivering much needed ice, water, food, and basic needs at least three...

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