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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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The Family You Want

Jun 10, 2014 4:19am

What is it that you want? What do you want your family to be like? How do you want your children to be? How do you want to be? How do you want your partner to be? How do you want your relationship...

Principal Allyson Tamura presents Makana Anuhea Uluwehi Mahuna with her diploma during the Kanu o ka Aina New Century Public Charter School graduation ceremony. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Kanu o ka ‘Aina commencement ceremony honors graduate’s family lineages, creates unique celebration

Jun 10, 2014 4:20am

Kanu o ka ‘Aina graduated 10 seniors during a custom commencement exercise on May 30. Dressed in eye-catching Sig Zane geometric black and white, sans caps and gowns, the graduates sat onstage at...

Free Keiki Performing Arts Workshop at Kahilu Theatre

Jun 10, 2014 4:21am

Students entering grades 3-6 are invited to apply to the “Keiki Performing Arts Workshop” from July 28 to Aug. 10 at Kahilu Theatre. The free, two-week summer musical theater and performing arts...

Participants in the Waimea Preservation Association Father’s Day Walk/Run last year looped through a nearly three mile course passing a number of historical areas. (FILE PHOTO)

Waimea Preservation Society to hold 2nd Father’s Day Run/Walk this Sunday

Updated: Jun 10, 2014 4:24am

Having trouble finding the right Father’s Day gift for your dad or husband? Give him some family fun. Whether he’s active or not so active, he may enjoy the Second Annual Father’s Day 4.5...

Tsukasa Yamamoto proudly shows his persimmons at his farm in 2012. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Tsukasa Yamamoto remembered

Jun 10, 2014 4:25am

The Waimea community was built on the ingenuity and hard work of people like Tsukasa Yamamoto, who died on April 22 at the age of 94. Born at home on Spencer Road in 1920 to isei (first generation...

Honokaa High School valedictorians, from left, Malia Stout, Tony Connors, Kasey Matsumoto, Nicole Tabac and Hildhang Adona, pose for a photo. (COURTESY PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON)

Congratulating North Hawaii high school graduates

Jun 10, 2014 4:35am

By now, North Hawaii schools have celebrated commencement exercises for the graduating classes from Kohala High School, Kanu o ka Aina, Honokaa High School, Parker School and Hawaii Preparatory...

Waimea Middle School students participate in a “Google Hangout” video conference with Hokule’a Navigator Ka’iulani Murphy – students in their classroom in Waimea, Ka’iu on board the wa’a in Radio Bay, Hilo waiting to set sail on its four-year World Wide Voyage. Students are, from left, front, Ka’anoimaikala Kauahi-Raquel, Jonah Hurney, Zaya Hooper, Lehua Muranaka-Walton, Samantha Peters. Behind them sits, from left, Pili Carvalho- Guerpo, Chasten Nobriga Guerpo, Tehani Lindsey, Deja Familiar Lukzen and Chance Page. (PHOTO BY CATHERINE TARLETON| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Learning journeys

Jun 03, 2014 1:00am

“We always try to make a learning connection because we are such a voyaging community,” said Naui Murphy, eighth grade science teacher at Waimea Middle School. On Tuesday, she facilitated a “...

Rustling up a good time at Honokaa’s Western Week

Jun 03, 2014 1:00am

Honokaa Western Week, May 17-26, featured a full week of activities including a paniolo parade, block party, food, music and contests. Friendly competitions included Saloon Girls and the Most...

Kupuna Transitions

Updated: Jun 03, 2014 11:05am

I can’t help but associate the powerful resources in our community to that of the worldwide web. Just like the Internet, access to a vast array of services, connections and activities is all...

‘Contributors to “Writing the Hawai’i Memoir,” by Darien Gee, gather in front of Bentleys in Waimea, where the book is for sale. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

‘Writing the Hawai’i Memoir’

Updated: Jun 03, 2014 1:05pm

It’s summertime. If you’re like most families in North Hawaii, you’ve got trips planned, beach parties to go to, graduations, weddings – major fun on the horizon. All those plans rack up forever...

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