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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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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...

A competitor wrestles a steer in the Kane-Wahine Ribbon Roping event at the Parker Ranch Round Up Club Scholarship rodeo. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Carrying on the action

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

The 40th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo drew a crowd for their high-energy event on Saturday, Aug, 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. The rodeo has a...

A young boy participates in the 2014 Floating Lantern Ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on Aug. 24. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Lives remembered

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

A young boy participates in the 2014 Floating Lantern Ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on Aug. 24. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

North Hawaii Hospice hosted the Floating...

Mellissa Emberle holds information on the Walk to Prevent Suicide at her kitchen table. She is organizing the walk on Sept. 20 to raise awareness of the issues surrounding bullying, depression, mental health and suicide prevention. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

‘100 Steps Before’

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

“I like to say that suicide prevention starts 100 steps before you see warning signs,” said Makela M. Bruno-Kidani, MFT, a therapist at Kaiao Ola Integrative Healing in Waimea and Honoka’a. “...

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Moku O Kohala, has awarded eight $1,000 scholarships to students from the Kohala, Waimea and Waikoloa areas. Each of the awardees had to meet specific requirements to receive the scholarships. Pictured from left are Ali’i ‘Aimoku Sir Ron Dela Cruz, Moku O Kohala, Lana Incillio (Hawaii Community College), Ryan Chun (Eastern Washington University), Ursula Chong (University of Hawaii-Hilo), Autumn Chong (University of Hawaii-Hilo) and Ski Kwiatkowski, Scholarship Committee chairman, Moku O Kohala. Not pictured are Seychelle Francis, Dezlie Ann Gibo, Kahoku Asing and Joshua Tomiyama. (COURTESY PHOTO BY ANIKU CHONG)

Moku O Kohala awards scholarships

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Moku O Kohala, has awarded eight $1,000 scholarships to students from the Kohala, Waimea and Waikoloa areas. Each of the awardees had to meet specific requirements...

Students participate in a previous Get the Drift and Bag It beach clean up. (COURTESY OF KEEP PUAKO BEAUTIFUL)

Volunteers needed for Puako beach clean ups

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Volunteers are needed to survey and clean up land and water from Hapuna Point to Holoholokai Park on Sept. 13 and 20, and Oct. 18. To sign up or request more information, email kpb@hawaii.rr.com...

Members of the Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region pose for a photo. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FL-WR)

Growing a book garden

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Since the idea was first seeded four years ago, Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region, or FL-WR, has tended its library project with care, hard work and optimism. Now, thanks to their diligence,...

Kupuna Transitions

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

As we know so well, children really do think it’s all about them. Present a situation to a child and their first thought will to be about how it affects them. Additionally, they will become very...

Community members enjoy a Super Kitchen dinner. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Super Kitchen free community dinner returns

Sep 09, 2014 1:00am

Earlier this year, board president Vivienne Aronowitz, executive director Alethea Lai, board members and staff of Malaai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School put their heads together....

Ten-year-old Jules Cornelius, already a standout, shows folks how to skate the deep bowl. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

A place of our own

Sep 02, 2014 1:00am

Skateboarders and spectators joined in the opening of the Honokaa Skate Park on Aug. 23. Attending the event were Mayor Billy Kenoi, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, community leader Jim Cain,...

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