Do you believe in magic? This entire season is built upon the magic and power of that which we cannot see, surrounding us with love and cheer. We gather together and sing songs in celebration of the positive energy that created us. Ironically, this is also a time that many people feel in the greatest opposition to peace and merriment. This often comes from the psychology of getting through the holidays, rather than getting to do the holidays.
Chair Tai Chi/QiGong will happen from 1:30-2:30 p.m. today led by with Madeline Sofranac. Enjoy simple, effective hand and leg movements, postures, gentle deep breathing and pressure point techniques while seated in a chair. The class is recommended for seniors, physically challenged persons and anyone recovering from surgery or living with injuries.
Nearly 50 years of hot malasadas: Tex Drive In recognized in Hawaii Restaurant Association Hall of Fame
HONOKAA — Hundreds of people sink their teeth into malasadas — the hole-free, pillowy Portuguese doughnuts — each day at Tex Drive In. The well-known pit stop on Mamalahoa Highway in Honokaa has been serving their square-shaped confections for almost 50 years.
Stanford students literally reap the benefits: Learn about the Hawaiian culture, aina during 11-week field course on Hawaii Island
NORTH KOHALA — For the past eight years, 20 or so Stanford University students have headed to the Big Island every other fall to spend a quarter learning about traditional Hawaiian crops, aina and culture.
KOHALA COAST — Fairmont Orchid is teaming up with Project Hawaii, Inc. to provide 350 homeless keiki on Hawaii Island gifts, hygiene kits and a festive meal to celebrate the holiday season.
WAIMEA — The grand Cook Pine at Parker Ranch headquarters lit up the sky Friday night as hundreds of residents congregated at the free annual tree lighting event. HPA Handbell Choir, Na Haumana Ka Ua Paliloa, Parker School Choir and Waimea Elementary Ukulele and Hula Ensemble performed inside while free cocoa and cookies were provided on the front lawn outside.
WAIMEA — In the last month, Waimea Elementary School (WES) and Waimea Middle School (WMS) have had two big accomplishments to celebrate: WES became a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite, and WMS achieved Blue Zones Project school approval.