Hawaii Island Living + Design Show continues today

KAILUA-KONA — Moseying among the booths and tables at the 13th annual Hawaii Island Living + Design Show, those who call Hawaii Island home browsed for inspiration while local business owners connected with potential new clients.

Rebuilding connections

WAIKOLOA — Everyone Kealaka‘i Knoche has ever brought out to the dry forest has always come away with an appreciation for the unique ecosystem, just by letting the forest do the talking.

Surf school bid deadline postponed

KAILUA-KONA — After two meetings left local business owners with more questions than answers about the proposed surf school regulations, the county has postponed a looming deadline to bid on doing business at Kahaluu Bay.

Putting course proposed in Waikoloa

KAILUA-KONA — The county planning director has recommended that a proposal to build a roughly 5,800-square-foot 18-hole golf putting course next to Kings’ Shops in Waikoloa be approved.

Showers expected to continue

There’s still a possibility of thunderstorms over West Hawaii today with showers likely through tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Cherry blossom festival puts nature, heritage on display

WAIMEA — As residents and visitors alike wandered throughout Waimea, taking in the sounds of taiko drummers amid the splashes of pink of the cherry blossoms along Church Row, one thing was apparent: There isn’t anything like the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival.

2 dead after South Kona crash

Police said they don’t believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of the man and woman’s death.