HAMAKUA COAST — Hawaii Island farmers Jesse Fujimoto and Laura Rieber produce different forms of garden-fresh turmeric, wild Hawaiian vanilla and an array of edible leafy greens on their small farm between Pepeekeo and Papaikou along the Hamakua Coast.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Westin Hapuna and NHCH reach the finish line: Final three North Hawaii businesses to become Blue Zones Approved worksites in 2018
NORTH HAWAII — Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) celebrated their recognition as Blue Zones Project Approved worksites in North Hawaii earlier this month.
Focusing on the new year: Waimea January town meeting to spotlight 2019 community changes, challenges, opportunities
WAIMEA — Change, challenges and opportunities for the new year will be the focus of Waimea’s first town meeting in 2019 beginning promptly at 5:20 p.m. this Thursday in Waimea School Cafeteria.
Looking back over the past four years and nearly 300 issues, it amazes me how much we’ve been able to cover in the North Hawaii News – from the deep Hawaiian culture to farmers and ranchers, creative educational endeavors, chefs, health, science and some memorable people in our region.
WAIMEA – Mahina Paishon-Duarte, head of school at Kanu o ka Aina, has accomplished much in her five years at the Hawaiian-focused public charter school.
HONOKAA — Blues master and roots music aficionado Johnny Nicholas from Austin, Texas will perform with young musicians of Honokaa High’s Dragon Jazz Band for three exceptional concerts on Hawaii Island in January.
The District 7 Precinct 1-2, Democratic Party of Hawaii is sponsoring a special event from 4:30–7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Waikoloa Community Room at 68-1792 Malia Street.
North Kohala Public Library will host a Hawaiian classical guitar recital by Ian O’Sullivan at 3 p.m. Jan 17.
From noon-4 p.m. Jan. 19, the community is invited to a Hawaii Celebration of Life for Earl Bakken at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. The legendary Medtronic founder and inventor of the first external, wearable, transistorized, battery-operated pacemaker played a major role in the creation of North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea and other community programs.
Let’s get real Mr. Atwood. I agree the islandwide response to the lava crisis in Puna was noble. It was a heroic effort with many risking their lives and freedom to save trapped animals. The community of Puna was caught with no emergency plan for their animals which was suggested to HIHS by the ASPCA when we experienced the 2014 lava event.