The holidays have arrived in Kailua Village.
West Hawaii loves a parade, and after a pause last year because of the ongoing COVID pandemic, two of the most beloved Christmas parades on the Big Island return, although not in the traditional format.
It was Thanksgiving for the ‘aina Saturday at the new Palamanui Botanical Garden located at the Hawaii Community College campus in North Kona.
The Salvation Army helped make Thanksgiving a little brighter for dozens of needy West Hawaii families on Saturday.
“WE’RE HERE,” the unscripted HBO series featuring renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela, made a splash in Kona as they continued their journey spreading love and connection across small-town America, through the art of drag.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, Americans around the country marked Veterans Day, including those attending a ceremony Thursday at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona.
Over 30 volunteers spent Saturday morning cleaning up trash strewn along Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona.
Dozens of Boogie Board enthusiasts gathered Saturday, International Bodyboarding Day, at Wai‘aha Bay, or Honl’s Beach to honor Tom Morey, creator of the modern-day bodyboar, or Boogie Board.
Hundreds of people walked Mamalahoa Highway in the heart of Holualoa Saturday for the 22nd annual Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll. Coffee farmers offered samples of award-winning coffee and artisans displayed their wares for visitors and locals alike. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
‘The best rollercoaster ride ever’: 1988 Miss Kona Coffee reflects on journey to become Hawaii’s first winner of Miss America
On a dare, Carolyn Sapp entered the 1988 Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition, winning the title and embarking her on a path that would lead to the title of Miss America 1992.
A not guilty verdict was rendered Thursday in the trial of a 47-year-old Waimea woman charged with the 2017 murder of a Waimea toddler.
Filling a need: Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island offers free afterschool programs amid child care crisis
The Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island has added a new afterschool program in South Kona at the Kona Hongwanji Mission, increasing its reach to five sites in West Hawaii with plans for a sixth.
Hawaii’s oldest food festival will be celebrating 50 years with both virtual and in-person events starting Thursday.