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Plans for landscaping at North Hawaii Hospice include lots of green space and foliage. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

North Hawaii Hospice

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

When a tree falls in the forest, maybe nobody hears. But when a tree falls in Waimea, the community wants to know why. Recently, Katherine Ciano, executive director of North Hawaii Hospice, has...

Coqui frogs come in all sizes. From eggs, center, they emerge as frogs (right of eggs) rather than tadpoles. They are mature within a year, ready to wreak havoc on the environment and shriek loudly. With no predators, even internal parasites found in their native habitat of Puerto Rico, the frogs live longer and grow bigger. These frogs were caught in Kona. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Coqui Free Waimea

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

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Azariah Seidel-Glory, certified lifeguard, helps watch over junior lifeguard participants at Hapuna Beach. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Training the next generation

Jul 01, 2014 3:29am

The 22 kids who showed up at Hapuna Beach last Monday for junior lifeguard class kick-started the season with determination.

“We’re bringing up their strengths,” said Mark Sarme, instructor...

New Coqui-Free Waimea member Charlene Nishida describes her family’s experiences hunting coqui frogs on Mud Lane. The recent Coqui Kick-Off Event was hosted by the Caitano ohana at their garage, Horizon Automotive. Food was generously donated by Don’s Chinese Kitchen, Tres Mex, Underground Pizza, Earl’s Waimea, Mamane Bakery, Starbucks Waimea, KTA Waimea and Village Burger. PHOTO BY JONATHAN RAWLE | SPECIAL TO NHN

Coqui-Free Waimea

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

Individuals of all ages, from small children to the gray-haired, can find a coqui and catch it. We hear about this happening all across town and celebrate the growing awareness and commitment to...

Owners Lee Anne Lowery-Gorman and Joe Gorman opened Luna Restaurant in the Waimea Shopping Center on May 31. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Over the moon

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

“It’s never too late to follow your dreams,” says Joe Gorman who, together with his wife Lee Anne, are the proud new owners of Luna Italian restaurant in Waimea. Formerly Solimene’s, the Gormans...

Island’s first direct current fast charger highlighted at Electric Vehicle Expo

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors, predicts that within 30 years, the majority of new cars made in the United States will be electric - not hybrid, but fully electric. On...

Not only did Kanoa Awai Dickson from Maui win the tie down roping event, but Kanoa also won Best All Around Cowboy at the state finals rodeo for the Hawaii High School Rodeo over Father’s Day weekend at Kamuela’s Parker Ranch Arena. Kanoa qualifies for the National Finals in Wyoming in July. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Hawaii High School Rodeo Association holds state finals at Parker Ranch Arena

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

Not only did Kanoa Awai Dickson from Maui win the tie down roping event, but Kanoa also won Best All Around Cowboy at the state finals rodeo for the Hawaii High School Rodeo over Father’s Day...

“Watching Sunset” oil painting by Lynn Chapman (COURTESY IMAGE)

Firehouse Gallery to feature Chapman and McCue paintings

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

“Duet of Color,” an exhibit of paintings by Hawaii Island artists Lynn Chapman and Julie McCue, will be on display with original paintings, prints and cards for sale from July 2 to 27 at the...

HPA announces second semester dean’s list

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

The following students at Hawaii Preparatory Academy were named to the dean’s list for the 2013-2014 second semester:

Middle School:

Grade 6: Ry Bleckel, Kirra Brown, Morgan Dean,...

Lisa Marrack, researcher into effects of sea level rise, hiking into Halape in Hawaii Volcano National Parks to investigate anchialine pools. (PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA MARRACK)

Slowly but surely, sea level is rising

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

“The good thing is that even though the earth is changing dramatically, it won’t happen tomorrow,” said Lisa Marrack, a scientist originally from the Hawaii Island, now pursuing graduate studies...

The Lathrop family attends the Father’s Day Run with a special message for their dad, Shawn. (COURTESY PHOTO BY SHERM WARNER)

North Hawaii residents turn out for Waimea Preservation Association’s Father’s Day Run/Walk

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

About 45 runners and walkers attended the Second Annual Father’s Day 4.5 kilometer Fun Run/Walk on June 15 at 8 a.m. sponsored by the Waimea Preservation Association.

The almost three-mile...

Jo Ann Koga works at the Thelma Parker Memorial Library book and media checkout area in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JAN WIZINOWICH | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Thelma Parker Library’s Jo Ann Koga to retire after 29 years

Jun 24, 2014 1:00am

If you’ve ever had the need for library services in Waimea, it’s likely that Jo Ann Koga has had a part in it. Need to order a book from another library? That would be Koga, who is in charge of...

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