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Nikki Martin, “Food Network Star” finalist (PHOTO COURTESY OF NIKKI MARTIN)

‘Grill Next Door’ meets local chefs for “Grilled and Chilled” contest

Oct 21, 2014 1:00am

“Food Network Star” finalist Nikki Martin, a.k.a. “Grill Next Door,” will join Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Executive Chef Peter Abarcar, Jr. and Chef de Cuisine Vincent Logan for a “Grilled and...

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John Cruz performs in the summer of 2008. (COURTESY PHOTO BY AARON BERNARD)

John Cruz and Ohana to open Kahilu Theatre season

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

On Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., John Cruz will play an evening of “Waimea Cowboy Soul Music” in the heart of paniolo country at the Kahilu Theatre to open their season.

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‘Game changers’ gather for first TEDxKamuela event

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

“A game changer is that ‘aha’ moment where you see something others don’t. It’s the transformational magic that takes organizations from ordinary to exceptional,” according to Mike Myatt in Forbes...

Cosmic Matters

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

Do you know where you live? You probably know your street address and the name of your town, state, and country. But what about your cosmic address — your location among the stars? Thanks to...

Keiki pa’u riders stand before the royal court during an earlier Waimea’s Annual Paniolo Parade. (FILE PHOTO)

“I ka wa ma mua, I ka wa ma hope” — the future is in the past

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

Waimea is filled with strong, active, vibrant kupuna who take the time to pass on traditions, instruct the youth, and courageously lead others into the future. Their past commitment to excellence...

Intersession Na Kilo Aina Camp to help families build sustainable community

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

The Kailapa Community Association and partners will hold their second Na Kilo Aina Camp at the Kawaihae Homebase Puaka’ilima Surf Park, Oct. 6-10, Monday through Friday of fall intercession....

Dr. Billy Bergin prepares a display for the paniolo exhibit at Kahilu Theatre starting in October. (PHOTO BY JAN WIZINOWICH| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Making paniolo connections

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

To really know a place, it’s necessary to understand something about its culture and history.

During the months of October and November at Kahilu Theatre, the Paniolo Preservation Society...

Christopher Matute, originally from Oahu now living on the Hawaii Island and working at Environet, makes a lift during the competition. He’s the lead coach of the Hawaii Island Barbell Club, a USAW Weightlifting Club at CrossFit AllStar in Waimea. The HIBBC hosted the Barbell Rodeo in conjunction with CrossFit AllStar’s Third Anniversary Grand Re-Opening Party on Aug. 16, to celebrate the recent expansion of the gym. (COURTESY PHOTOS BY ELIN KALANIOPI)

Empowering all-stars

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

On Aug. 16, CrossFit AllStar hosted Barbell Rodeo, Hawaii Island’s first United States Association of Weightlifting sanctioned weightlifting meet, at their location on Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea...

Students learn a variety activities during programs at the Kohala Institute at ‘Iole. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MAYA PARISH)

‘Iole offers place-based learning program for fall break

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Kohala Institute at ‘Iole in Kapa’au is offering an educational program for fourth and fifth graders during the upcoming fall intersession, Oct. 6-10. The program, entitled GRACE. Learning Journey...

Pictured are members of the group: From left, front, Kanu parent William LaClair with daughters, Bonnie Geiger from CVO-BGCBI, Penny Alcoran from NHERC, Shirley Ann Fukumoto from HPA, WMS parent Monique Cobb-Adams, Zavi Brees-Saunders of CPO-BGCBI, WMS grandparent Gayle Desha and WES parent Mel Sanchez. From left, back, WMS staff Patti Cook, Joel Cohen from the SKCDP Action Committee, LAP community representative Colin Miura, who is also a WES and WMS parent, WMS parent Rhonda Bell, Melissa Samura, (Waimea Parks & Rec director), Eva Martinson (library staff), Arati Clarry from HPA, WMS Principal Matt Horne, Leighton Bell (youth leader and WMS parent), WMS Vice Principal Amy Kendziorski, and Patrick Hurney (a WMS and WES parent). (PHOTO COURTESY OF WMS)

For the kids

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

About 20 people gathered for the first time last week to explore whether there’s a need – and will – to launch a Waimea-based Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island to address the large number of...

Anna Peach grows about seven varieties of heirloom pumpkins at her farm in Waimea, Squash and Awe. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Peach’s pumpkins

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Zero budget and zero waste are two things Anna Peach can claim about her quarter-acre Lalamilo pumpkin farm. And she has found a way to grow many varieties of heirloom pumpkin and squash with zero...

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