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Xanod Lee receives a balloon from Angeline Geldhof, executive director of Hawaii Montessori Schools, during last year's Keiki Health Fest. (FILE PHOTO)

15th Annual Waimea Healthy KeikiFest celebrates “Keeping Our Keiki Safe and Healthy” on Saturday, April 26

Apr 17, 2014 1:00am

What’s a free activity you can do where your keiki have fun and learn something new each year? The 15th Annual Waimea Healthy KeikiFest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, is a guaranteed...

Legislative Update

Apr 17, 2014 1:00am

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From left, Mahea Akau, project coordinator for Mele Murals, Kanoa Castro, Kanu o ka Aina teacher, Estria Miyashiro, co-founder and creative director for the Estria Foundation as well as the lead artist for Mele Murals, and John Prime Hina, founder of 808 Urban and lead artist for Mele Murals, pose for a photo in front of one of the three murals on the exterior of Kahilu Theatre at the unveiling party on Thursday, March 6. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

3 Mele Murals unveiled on Kahilu Theatre exterior walls

Mar 13, 2014 5:28am

“We came as visitors and we leave as family,” said John Prime Hina at the Mele Murals unveiling party on March 6. The three murals painted on the exterior of Kahilu Theatre were based on three...

Berni Ruiz, poses in the doorway of her store, Sourcing Wellness, a store chock full of goodies that promote health and happiness. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Remedies, recipes and roses

Mar 13, 2014 5:33am

“It’s my dog’s store,” said proprietor Berni Ruiz, who runs “Sourcing Wellness,” a little nook in the old Yamato Building, with her canine companion named “Na’a.” The two welcome customers into...

CLOCKWISE: Luigi Balbo Bertone di Sambuy describes how his project is using brainwaves to modulate and create sounds; HPA students display some of the equipment they will use for their conference presentations. Seated, from left, are Hannah Twigg-Smith, Jessica Ainslie and Leila Morrison. Standing, from left, are Kenji Stinson, Jessica Chow, Bo Bleckel, Erina Baudat and Luigi Balbo Bertone di Sambuy; HPA student Erina Baudat shows the Emotiv brainwave headset she uses for her project monitoring the effects that music has on elderly dementia and Alzheimer’s disease patients. (PHOTOS BY LISA M. DAHM | NHN)

HPA students bring science and technology projects to California conferences

Mar 13, 2014 5:34am

Seven students from Hawaii Preparatory Academy are about to embark on a whirlwind tech tour of California starting on March 26.

In a three-day span, the HPA upperclassmen will present at the...

A crowd of about 70 residents attend a community meeting with Sen. Malama Solomon on Feb. 26 at Waikoloa School. (PHOTO BY CATHERINE TARLETON | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Sen. Solomon holds series of meetings throughout N. Hawaii

Mar 06, 2014 1:00am

“As a public policy maker, it’s my job to find solutions,” said Hawaii State Sen. Malama Solomon at a community meeting last Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Waikoloa School — a meeting that was her sixth...

Invoke the image of the flying pig whenever you’re told what you want is impossible. (PHOTO BY DARIEN GEE| SPECIAL TO NHN)

WRITER’S CORNER

Mar 06, 2014 1:00am

Quote of the Week: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

Writing Exercise of the Week: You buy a used coat from St. James thrift store. You place your hand in the...

Estria Miyashiro, founder of the Estria Foundation, and renowned graffiti artist, explains the painting tasks to Kanu O Ka Aina kindergartners. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Students, community create first Mele Mural in Waimea

Mar 06, 2014 1:00am

It takes a community to engage youth in fostering love for a place. Not just with words, the Mele Murals team is taking action and teaching the kids of Waimea about art, cultural preservation and...

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...

BABY STEPS

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...

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