Chocolate festival a delight

The Big Island Chocolate Festival returned post-COVID on May 13-14 with a “reimagined” edition at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

In 2 states, 1 in 20 residents missed during US head count

Around 1 in 20 residents in Arkansas and Tennessee were missed during the 2020 census, and four other U.S. states had significant undercounts of their populations which could short-change them of federal funding in the current decade, according to figures from a survey the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.

Waimea chef releases new cookbook with simple, local-style dishes

It’s been a decade since Chef Philip “Ippy” Aiona was, at 23, the youngest competitor on “Food Network Star,” winning fans with his flowing locks, since shorn, and easy smile, which he still possesses. He went deep into the competition, a mere episode from the finals.