‘Halloween Central’: Luala’i opens doors for trick-or-treaters but not cars

WAIMEA — Luala’i, a subdivision near the center of Waimea, has unofficially become “Halloween Central” over the years since it was incorporated in 2003. The community’s low-traffic, well-lit streets and closely spaced houses are perfect for trick-or-treating youngsters and their parents looking for a convenient and safe place to enjoy Halloween.

WCS open house set for Nov. 3

Waimea Country School welcomes interested children and their families to an Admission Open House from 10 a.m.-noon November 3. Visitors will tour the campus and hear about the school’s fully accredited learning program and ohana atmosphere from faculty, students and parents.

Waipio Cookhouse recognized by Gov. Ige

Known for dishes prepared using fresh ingredients grown on the farm adjacent to the restaurant, Waipio Cookhouse received a letter of recognition from Gov. Ige Oct. 12 as the Big Island’s first farm to table restaurant.

UTBT cookbook signing celebration this Thursday

From 4-8 p. m. this Thursday, the Under the Bodhi Tree staff will host a launch party for the plant-based restaurant’s brand new cookbook in their store at The Shops at Mauna Lani. Residents and visitors can pick up a copy and get it signed by Chef Stephen Rouelle, while enjoying light pupus, kombucha and refreshments as part of the celebration. Live music will be performed by Mikey Fiyah and the Bodhi Tree House Band.