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Gimme some sugar: Kuleana Rum grows fresh sugarcane for first Hawaii Island distillery

| | Sep 26 2017 - 1:15am | Comments

NORTH KOHALA — Steve Jefferson, Chris Schlarb and Charlie Sander have incorporated Kuleana Spirits Inc., a rum company with 40 varieties of Hawaiian heirloom sugarcane currently growing on the lush slopes of Kohala Mountain.

  1. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 1:15am

    NORTH KOHALA — Steve Jefferson, Chris Schlarb and Charlie Sander have incorporated Kuleana Spirits Inc., a rum company with 40 varieties of Hawaiian heirloom sugarcane currently growing on the lush slopes of Kohala Mountain.

  2. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 1:00am

    KAWAIHAE — The ocean was calm Saturday morning, as Master Navigator Chadd Paishon led nearly 70 Kohala residents in a private blessing ceremony before the community’s new six-man canoe launched out into Pelekane Bay for its first voyage.

  3. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:50am

    WAIMEA — In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2017, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope will open its doors Oct. 6 to more than 100 students from across the Big Island and the community as part of an effort to showcase the diverse manufacturing that occurs on the Big Island and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.

  4. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:45am

    Aloha and let’s get down to business … laughter! Many of you commented to me how much you enjoy medical jokes, so let’s start! A surgeon was discussing a case with a class of medical students. “The muscle in the patient’s right leg has contracted to the point that it is shorter than the muscle in the other leg. Therefore the patient limps!” Pointing to one of the students, he then asked, “What would you do in such a circumstance?” The student replied, “I’d limp too!”

  5. Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:40am

    Chair Tai Chi – Chi Kung will be offered from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 2 with Madeline Sofranac, a doctor of physical therapy. Enjoy simple, effective, hand and leg movements, postures, gentle deep breathing and pressure point techniques while remaining seated in a chair. Tai Chi–Chi Kung movements emphasize flow of internal energy to improve organ function, range of motion, blood pressure balance and overall physical and mental well-being. This class works well for seniors, physically challenged persons and folks recovering from surgeries or living with injuries.

  6. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:35am

    NORTH HAWAII — Papa Ola Lokahi announced Sept. 19 nine scholars in diverse medical and allied health training programs throughout the state that have received the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship. Two of the recipients live in North Hawaii: Gaylyn Mattos from Hawi and Laura Kealealani from Waimea.

  7. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:30am

    For the upcoming Oct. 9–13 fall intersession, The Kohala Center will offer two programs for island youth in partnership with Kamehameha Schools.

  8. Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:25am

    The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School was recently awarded the Department of Agriculture’s Hawaii Farm to School Program accolade. It showcased the Mala’ai team’s tremendous work laying the foundation for strong F2S connections with the aina, keiki and cultures of their community.

  9. Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:20am

    Thelma Parker Library Count Week returns

  10. Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:15am

    Native Christian Patriotism presentation set for Oct. 1

  11. Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:10am

    BNI October weekly speakers confirmed

  12. Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:05am

    ‘Ouch!’ production coming to Thelma Parker Library

  13. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — Thirty-four community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs will soon receive a combined $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).

  14. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 1:00am

    KOHALA — For almost a year, Hokani Maria’s dream has been to revive the art of traditional canoe-making in North Kohala.

  15. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — Two middle-school teachers, a seventh-grade student and two Kohala Center employees were announced in mid-September as a Na Hopena A’o (HA) Design Team by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE)’s Office of Hawaiian Education (OHE).