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.
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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.
Editor’s note: This log of property crimes reported in the Kona District is a regular feature of West Hawaii Today and is compiled using Hawaii Police Department records. Police consider North and South Kona one district.
Japanese jet makes emergency landing in Honolulu
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.
Maya Maki, 7, enjoys the water slide at Spring Fest on Saturday in Kohala.
As technology evolves, so do con artists and their scams designed to separate the vulnerable from their life savings.
The pending sale of 5,880 acres of land in Ka‘u is leaving coffee farmers anxious.
Hawaii County has a new legislative auditor.
Hawaii County’s effort to register farms growing genetically modified crops was put on hold Friday.
Police seek help locating stolen pickup
Kohala Kai developers were finally successful Friday relieving County Council members’ trepidation over approving a public easement through the luxury subdivision after assuring them the historical Ala Loa trail would be protected.
Oahu multimedia artist Ken “East3” Nishimura left more than spray paint on Kealakehe High School’s cafeteria wall. His mural created communal pride while also highlighting the power and dynamism this art form has to convey messages. It captivated admirers, young and old.
Airlines have been paring back on their seats to Hawaii, while ticket prices have been inching up, Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President for Brand Management David Uchiyama said Friday.
The captain of a commercial dive boat was arrested early Thursday for boating under the influence after he allegedly left customers at a dive spot off Keauhou.