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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

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Young athletes enjoy a game of basketball. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WAIMEA ATHLETICS)

Waimea Athletics

Jul 15, 2014 5:30am

Through hard work and dedication, County facilities for community sports and recreational activities in North Hawaii are getting attention and growing. While facilities are improving, operation...

Julia Nemoto works with Waimea Middle School students at the Mala’ai Culinary Garden. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Bringing school gardens to students

Jul 08, 2014 1:00am

It was a year ago that two FoodCorps service members came to North Hawaii schools through the sponsorship and support of the Kohala Center, the program’s host site.

“Usually garden teachers...

From left, WMS students La’akea Peleiholani and Maya Gee interview Flavio Miche. (PHOTO BY JAN WIZINOWICH| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Capturing the wisdom of the past to move forward

Jul 08, 2014 1:00am

The history of farming in Waimea resides in the stories of its farmers. This year, Leesa Robertson’s eighth grade honors English class at Waimea Middle School took steps to preserve those...

Susie Roth, also known as “The Fairy Grandmother,” performs in an undated photo. (COURTESY PHOTO)

‘The Fairy Grandmother’ to appear at Thelma Parker Library on July 10

Jul 08, 2014 1:00am

Susie Roth, better known as “The Fairy Grandmother,” is mixing up a scientific story-time “concoction” for the preschool to grade 2 audience, on Thursday, July 10, at 10 a.m., at Thelma Parker...

Guests enjoy lunch on the lanai at Green Market & Café on June 25. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM|NHN)

An elevated experience

Updated: Jul 10, 2014 10:40am

If you need further evidence of the revitalization of Honoka’a, the opening of Green Market & Café provides it. Hidden behind an inconspicuous storefront and sandwiched between a collectibles...

Waimea-North Hawaii community groups host two candidate forums before Aug. 9 primary election

Jul 08, 2014 1:00am

To encourage voting in the all-important Aug. 9 primary election, which is more than six weeks earlier than in prior election years, Waimea Community Association and more than a dozen other...

Kanu o ka ‘Aina welcomes new leaders

Jul 08, 2014 1:00am

Waimea’s only public high school, Kanu o ka Aina NCPCS, recently announced leadership changes with the appointment of Faylene Mahina Paishon Duarte as secondary school administrator for the 2014-...

Students from the Moondance Adventures summer program pose in front of Honokaa High and International School canoe-themed garden after weeding garden. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Teen group visits North Hawaii for agricultural and environmental experience

Jul 08, 2014 1:00am

Moondance Adventures, a teen adventure summer program based out of North Carolina, spent three days working in the aina with programs Ulu Mau Puanui in North Kohala and Honokaa High and...

Dancers perform at the The Kohala Hongwanji Mission bon dance last year. (FILE PHOTO)

Obon season honors ancestors and unites community

Jul 08, 2014 1:00am

Obon season is here, and if you’ve never experienced a bon dance before, this is an opportunity to take part in a traditional Buddhist celebration of dance, music, taiko drumming, and honoring...

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival concerts and events begin

Jul 08, 2014 1:00am

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival concerts and events, offers a wide variety of performances in different locations throughout the island from now through July 27 – many free. Schedule includes:...

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