Miss Kona Coffee 2019

KAILUA-KONA — Seventeen-year -old Konawaena High School senior Ruby Simone Jordan was crowned 2019 Miss Kona Coffee Saturday night at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

36th annual Kupuna Hula Festival culminates

KEAUHOU — The 36th annual Kupuna Hula Festival culminated Thursday night at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay with awards in six divisions: Tutu Kane, Tutu Wahine, Wahine, Kane, Hui Pu ‘ia or mixed group and overall halau with the most points.

Getting better with age

KAILUA-KONA — The 36th annual Kupuna Hula Festival kicked off Wednesday with 24 halau from Hawaii, Canada, the mainland and Japan taking the stage at Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay.