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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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Joli Welch, a 11th grade HPA student, and 10th grade HPA student Sidney Vermeleun are assisted by a local Vietnamese teacher and translator as they teach young Vietnamese students. (COURTESY PHOTO BY MATT PIERCY)

Hawaii students embrace flexibility and change in Vietnam

Jun 17, 2014 1:00am

Some say the shape of Vietnam looks like a dragon. This timeless symbol of auspicious power is as befitting today as it ever was. Though conquered more than 5,000 years ago by the Chinese, the...

Dr. Pamela McKenna and her nurse assistant, Arlyn Anastachio, see children at the Hamakua Health Center. Dr. McKenna recently returned from the mainland and joined the staff in Honokaa. She continues her relationship with Shriners Hospital for Children, providing space and acting as a liaison which makes it possible for Shriners doctors to come to Hawaii Island and see their young patients here. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Hamakua Health Center

Jun 17, 2014 1:00am

Debra Toledo-Ebreo, family planning educator at the Hamakua Health Center (HHC) serves the areas from Laupahoehoe to North Kohala. For the past 13 years, her job has taken her to public, private...

Ignace “Iggy” Jang performs as part of the Hawaii Performing Arts festival in 2012. (FILE PHOTO)

Celebrating a decade of performing arts

Jun 17, 2014 5:55am

According to Confucius, China’s most famous philosopher, music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. Beginning June 30, Hawaii’s Performing Arts Festival brings string...

7th Annual Hawaii Horse 2014 is Aug. 23 to 24

Jun 17, 2014 5:56am

Hawaii Island Humane Society’s 7th Annual Hawaii Horse Expo 2014 is Aug. 23 to 24 with a special Equine Medicine Symposium slated for Aug. 22, at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in...

Waimea Elementary fourth grade teacher Pat Loney poses with students and their entries at Art of Recycling North Hawaii exhibit at the Firehouse Gallery. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Students throughout the island participate in Recycle Hawaii’s Art of Recycling competition

Jun 10, 2014 4:05am

More than 300 students and 24 schools islandwide participated in Recycle Hawaii’s 9th Annual Art of Recycling School Competition in April. The event displayed recycled art created by students from...

Rotary Club of N. Hawaii awards $7,400 in grants

Jun 10, 2014 4:10am

The Rotary Club of North Hawaii awarded $7,400 in grants to community organizations in Waimea, Honokaa, and North Kohala.

North Hawaii Rotary Club has a long tradition of providing support...

“Fish Quilt” by Pat Dinsman

Quilt and Fiber Exhibit at Firehouse Gallery in June

Jun 10, 2014 4:14am

The Firehouse Gallery in the heart of Waimea presents a fine craft show, “Quilt & Fiber Exhibition,” with works by local artisans June 4-29. More than 30 traditional and contemporary,...

County council update

Jun 10, 2014 4:15am

THE COUNTY BUDGET: On June 2, the Hawaii County Council passed the mayor’s budget of more than $416 million. Regrettably, the Council’s intent to reduce property taxes was frustrated by a number...

Students build robots at the kickoff of the Thelma Parker Library summer reading program on May 31. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM | NHN)

Thelma Parker Memorial Library kicks off monthlong summer reading program

Jun 10, 2014 4:17am

Robots, goop, face painting and science experiments were some of the fun activities enjoyed by about 40 young students at the launch party for the Thelma Parker Memorial Library Summer Program on...

Community invited to Kahilu Theatre send-off celebration with Moku o Keawe crew

Jun 10, 2014 4:18am

Sixteen Moku o Keawe, Hawaii Island, residents will soon fly to Tahiti to become crew members aboard the Hokule’a and Hikianali’a voyaging canoes on the next leg of a three-year world wide sail....

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