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Get out and vote on Nov. 4

Oct 28, 2014 1:00am

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4, a state holiday. Polls open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. statewide.

Walk-in voting locations:

•1-1: Honoka’a High School cafeteria

•1-2: Pa’auilo...

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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...

A peace advocate walks in an earlier Peace Day parade. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH ANDERSON)

Peace, love and kendama

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

Kendama, the little wooden toy with the ball on a string, plays a part in world peace next week, during the “Peace in the Streets” tournament event in Honoka’a, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 12-3:30 p.m...

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...

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. “...

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