It had all the ingredients of a hit reality TV cooking competition, but it was an assessment — one that allowed 24 students from six high schools to demonstrate what they have learned by completing tasks assigned and judged by culinary experts.
Conversations filled Hale Halawai Friday morning as residents learned about the various services and resources that exist for those who are blind or have limited vision. Connections were formed.
More than 2,000 people packed the beach and luau grounds of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on Saturday for the 19th annual Kona Brewers Festival. Forty breweries from Hawaii and the mainland offered an assortment of ales and lagers served alongside food prepared by chefs from 40 of the Big Island’s top restaurants. Pupu ranged from sweet and savory island specialties such as fresh fish and barbecued meats to decadent desserts of chocolate and lilikoi.
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The pending sale of 5,880 acres of land in Ka‘u is leaving coffee farmers anxious.
As technology evolves, so do con artists and their scams designed to separate the vulnerable from their life savings.
Maya Maki, 7, enjoys the water slide at Spring Fest on Saturday in Kohala.