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Local students enjoy bubble ball, a new sport available in Waimea through Waimea Athletics. Bubble ballers had a great time while getting an incredible workout that challenged their extended center of gravity. Bubble Ball definitely puts a new spin on full contact sports. For more photos, visit waimeaathletics.org (PHOTO COURTESY OF WAIMEA ATHLETICS)

Giant bubbles sighted in Kamuela

Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

Local students enjoy bubble ball, a new sport available in Waimea through Waimea Athletics. Bubble ballers had a great time while getting an incredible workout that challenged their extended...

Beth Mehau holds an early photo of her dear friend and mentor, Chi Chi LaFong. She poses in front of the “endangered books” which are arranged by color in the shop. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

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Sep 16, 2014 1:00am

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A crew from a mainland filming company in San Francisco work on a short clip on KC Stallsmith working with Kameichi Yawata at CrossFit Allstar in Waimea. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Kupuna Transitions

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

I turned on our recording of the CrossFit Games on July 25 with a sense of hope that I’d see something familiar. Our contact at CrossFit headquarters had said that we’d see the commercial about...

Iki Lincoln tries rope lifting with a little coaching by Bill Case of Five Mountain Fitness in Waimea. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

Community gathers for Waimea Sports Expo and Family Fun Day

Aug 05, 2014 1:00am

Waimea Athletics sponsored the 2nd Annual Waimea Sports Expo and Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 26, at the Waimea Park Complex. The free event showcased community sports and fitness programs in...

The Hawaii Island Leadership Series – Ulumau, graduated its ninth class in a ceremony on June 6, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Pictured are class members, from left, Greg Sievert, Kauila Ho, Jaisy Jardine, Sam Murray, Shawn Saito, Nancy Carr Smith, Susan Cox. From left, back row: Adrian Boone, James Canedy, Jamee Miller, Richard Sherlock, Nick Szubiak, Robin Coonen, Julie Mitchell. For more information on Ulumau – Hawaii Island Leadership Series, visit their website at ulumau.org.

Ulumau Leadership Series graduates ninth class

Aug 04, 2014 9:15pm

The Hawaii Island Leadership Series – Ulumau, graduated its ninth class in a ceremony on June 6, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Pictured are class members, from left, Greg Sievert, Kauila Ho, Jaisy...

Ultimate Super Horse Challenge for junior riders is Aug. 2-3 at Parker Ranch Arena

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

Charles Wilhelm’s Ultimate Super Horse Challenge for junior riders is a clinic and competition for ages 12-18 that tests the communication between horse and rider, horsemanship and riding skills...

Gerry Rott of the Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon accepts her Pualu Award from KKCC CEO/President Vivian Landrum, left, and Board Chairwoman Tracey Fosso. (PHOTO COURTESY OF KKCC)

KKCC Pualu Awards honor 11 for ‘working together’

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce recently recognized 11 individuals, businesses or organizations with Pualu Awards at its annual Installation and Membership Banquet at Four Seasons Resort...

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

North Hawaii Hospice

Updated: Aug 03, 2014 1:21pm

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...

From left, HPA Middle School students Zoe Ganley, Zach Vermeulen, and Chris Chock feed baby vegetables probiotic compost tea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA)

Learning and growing in the Ulumau Garden at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

The Ulumau Garden at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy’s Village Campus is a sustainable and amazing place to be. The garden’s name, Ulumau, means continuous growth and HPA’s garden is a growing and...

Astronomer Greg Doppmann teaches Kohala students about planet distances during their visit to the W. M. Keck Observatory. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM| NHN)

The North Kohala Student Cultural Enrichment Program

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

It started out with a simple need. Six years ago, Dixie Adams, a North Kohala resident, attended a fundraiser at Kahilu Theatre to support student programs for area schools. She thought the...

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

In this election season, it is useful to recognize that control of invasive pests like coqui frogs is a political issue. Coqui-Free Waimea has been organizing the community to find and remove...

Candidates outline priorities at Waimea-North Hawaii candidate forum

Jul 29, 2014 1:00am

More than 90 people attended the candidate forum at Waimea Middle School cafeteria on July 17. Mediated by Sherry Bracken, candidates were allowed three minute introductions and then asked what...

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