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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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From left Lions Club members Fred Nonaka, Kathy Manuel, Jim McDonough, Gail Dochin and Kimo Hodgins pose for a photo with their blood drive sign on Aug. 25. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM|NHN)

Save a life; donate a pint at today’s blood drive

Sep 02, 2014 1:00am

Forty years ago, Fred Nonaka was a faithful donor to the Blood Bank of Hawaii’s twice yearly drive in Honokaa. As an employee at Mauna Kea, he and several other staff members would end their...

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,...

Kale makes an artistic pattern. in an undated photo (COURTESY PHOTO BY PAUL JOHNSTON)

Capture ‘Waimea Alive!’

Sep 02, 2014 1:00am

Do you have a great photo you’ve taken of life in North Hawaii that you think is a winner? Have you taken a so-so picture and transformed it into something spectacular using one of the new photo...

Join the Parker Ranch Labor Day Rodeo on Aug. 30 and 31, (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER RANCH)

Join in the Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Labor Day weekend rodeo, Aug. 30 and 31

Aug 30, 2014 1:00am

The 40th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo will lasso in two days of rodeo events onSaturday, Aug, 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea.

The action-packed...

Chef and owner Stephen Rouelle, serves a vegetable noodle soup at his newly opened restaurant, Under the Bodhi Tree, located at The Shops at Mauna Lani. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO | SPECIAL TO NHN)

Under the Bodhi Tree at Mauna Lani

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Bombarded with nutrient-deficient, high-calorie “junk” food at every turn, it’s no surprise that the number one health problem in the United States today is obesity. In Hawaii, the obesity rate...

Answering the call for a Boys & Girls Club in Waimea

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

All of Waimea – families and community friends – are invited to start a conversation about safe, meaningful activities for children during “high risk” after-school hours when a high number of kids...

At an Aug. 12 meeting at the park, Dan Quinn, administrator for the DLNR Division of State Parks holds a poster showing Hapuna Park improvements while Russell Kumabe, State Parks Development Branch chief, explains projected future projects. (PHOTO BY LISA M. DAHM |NHN)

DLNR defines improvements for Hapuna Beach Park

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

At an Aug. 12 meeting at Hapuna Beach Park, Russell Kumabe, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources development branch chief, discussed the state’s proposed improvements, repairs and...

Coqui-Free Waimea volunteers stop for a photo during a recent community coqui hunt on Puanuanu Place that included current and past residents of the street, as well as Coqui-Free Waimea volunteers. Join the Coqui Brigade SWAT team if you are willing to help a Waimea neighbor remove a frog. You can commit to “once in a while” or “when it’s near my home.” To help, email info@coquifreewaimea.org or call the hotline, 313-1094. (PHOTO COURTESY OF COQUI-FREE WAIMEA)

Coqui-Free Waimea

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

This has been a busy season for Coqui-Free Waimea. The first year of our hotline had only a few calls a month. This year, the number has risen to several calls a week. It’s likely there are two...

A crew from North Kohala works on a National Trails Day. (COURTESY PHOTO BY TONI WITHINGTON)

Refrigerator, playground, and cultural touchstone

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Strategically identifying pristine properties along one of the most valuable stretches of accessible undeveloped coastline in the country. Convincing unwilling landowners to sell, and spending...

WRITER’S CORNER

Aug 26, 2014 1:00am

Quote of the Week: “Start with a clear way to tell your story, and you’ll be amazed at how well people listen.” Josh Linkner

Writing Exercise of the Week: What is one thing you love about...

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