On the culinary horizon: Seven new dining outlets joining Kohala Coast shopping centers in December and early 2019
KOHALA COAST — Foodies can choose from a wide variety of new culinary options along the Kohala Coast this month and into the New Year.
HAWI — Food security has been improving this year in North and West Hawaii Island.
KOHALA COAST — Fairmont Orchid is paying homage to Hawaii’s iconic Hokulea voyage with a chocolate canoe on display in the resort’s lobby now through Jan. 2, 2019.
$470,000 raised for Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation: Waimea resident helps organize two-day fundraiser
KOHALA COAST — Supporters from Hawaii and the mainland came together Nov. 9 and 10 to attend E ha ‘awi i ka mana’ olana (to give hope), a weekend of events and activities on the Kohala Coast to benefit the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF).
Kanu O Ka Aina New Century Public Charter School’s gym lit up Friday night as hundreds of children, their parents and grandparents attended the annual Festival of Lights, one of the larger school-wide fundraiser events. Last year KANU raised about $18,000 from items sold at dozens of art and food booths that supported individual hui/classes for students in preschool through twelfth grades.
In the spirit of the holidays, adults and children can attend the family movie night from 6-7:30 p.m. tonight at North Kohala Library. The timeless story of “Beauty and the Beast” will enchant kids and parents alike. Snacks will be provided.
At 6:15 p.m. this Saturday, families, couples and individuals can bring a beach chair or blanket for a free outdoor showing of the animation, action, adventure movie “Incredibles 2” at Queens’ MarketPlace’s Coronation Pavilion.
Annunciation Catholic Church operates a weekly food pantry. Volunteers are needed from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesdays to help prepare food boxes for community members in need — usually one box a month.
December is a time to reflect on the year that is drawing to a close and look forward to the coming new year. I am very grateful to be the newly elected State Representative for the communities of North Kohala, South Kohala and North Kona that comprise House District 7. The long campaign was very educational as voters told me their priorities and concerns. With all that advice, I am now preparing for the upcoming legislative session that starts on Jan. 16 and continues until the first week of May.