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Apr 13, 2014 9:42am

“I think it’s a good idea. It’s a local thing, part of the culture.”

Alvin Ponce, Kohala

“Best thing ever. We should have done it before. Music...

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Alicia and Mark Chun help gather weeds during the volunteer workday on Mauna Kea on Feb. 1 (PHOTO COURTESY OF OMKM FOR NHN)

Community volunteers pitch in to Malama Mauna Kea

Updated: Feb 13, 2014 1:46pm

Picture-perfect conditions this past Saturday on Mauna Kea lured a traffic jam of local folks for a fun-loving family snow day. Below the snowline near Hale Pohaku another 45 people gathered, but...

Darien Gee


Feb 13, 2014 12:49pm

Quote of the Week: “We all reach a point in our lives when we realize that we know better than anyone else just what we need and want. It’s a fine place to be.” Gwen Diehn

Writing Exercise...

Jonathan Brooks performs at Big Island’s got talent. (COURTESY PHOTOS)

Big Island’s Got Talent is Feb. 15

Updated: Feb 13, 2014 1:45pm

On Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the One Holistic Place non-profit corporation will hold its third major talent show fundraising event to promote awareness, prevention, and holistic...

Aikido of Hilo gives demonstrations throughout the day during the 21st Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Visitors from across Hawaii Island visit Waimea for the 21 Annual Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

Feb 13, 2014 12:49pm

Kikuko Kube teaches origami during the festival on Saturday. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Visitors to the 21st Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival gather under the...

County Council Update

Feb 13, 2014 12:49pm

Upcoming county council agenda items:

Resolution 140 Kohala Kai Public Access Easement: This resolution will be considered by the Council’s Finance Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The Kohala...


Graham to serve as NHCH acting president

Feb 13, 2014 12:49pm

The Queen’s Health Systems, corporate parent of The Queen’s Medical Center, named Kenneth D. Graham, as acting president of North Hawaii Community Hospital.

Graham previously served as...

Native Hawaiian academic fellowship program accepting applications

Feb 13, 2014 12:49pm

The Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. More information and application materials are available online at http...

Flowers in honor of Tetsuro Wakayama fill his much-used forklift. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Waimea community invited to celebrate the life of Tetsuro Wakayama

Updated: Feb 13, 2014 1:45pm

It’s ironic. As Waimea residents experience the annual ritual of watching our cherry trees come into stunning full bloom, and then too quickly becoming a cherished memory, the community is also...

The Waimea Community Chorus performs in an undated photo. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WCC)

Waimea Community Chorus begins 20th spring season

Feb 13, 2014 12:49pm

Chorus Director Barbara Kopra has announced the starting date and general program for the Waimea Community Chorus 20th anniversary rehearsal season and spring concerts. The group, which was formed...

The White family goes for a walk on a beach. (COURTESY OF ISLAND REFLECTIONS PHOTOGRAPHY)

The heart of love

Updated: Feb 13, 2014 1:56pm

To Chris and Heather White, their daughter Carmen Leolani was never just an ordinary girl. From the beginning, the hazel-eyed girl had a joyful spirit – her days were filled with dancing, playing...

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