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| | Mar 24 2017 - 1:00am | Comments

WAIMEA — On Saturday mornings, especially December through early March, residents serious about peppers and tomatoes line up as much as a half-hour before Waimea Town Market at Parker School opens, all in an effort to get first dibs on the produce at Susan Hamilton’s Hawaiian B Natural Farms, Inc. booth.

  1. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — Dr. Peter In has been a psychiatrist in the same Waimea office complex since 1978. Although he has attempted to retire over the past five years, with more than 1,100 patients and not enough doctors to go around, the demand has been too great.

  2. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — On Saturday mornings, especially December through early March, residents serious about peppers and tomatoes line up as much as a half-hour before Waimea Town Market at Parker School opens, all in an effort to get first dibs on the produce at Susan Hamilton’s Hawaiian B Natural Farms, Inc. booth.

  3. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — Last month, two ob-gyns and a nurse midwife joined the North Hawaii Community Hospital team. All three work in The Women’s Center, part of the hospital’s North Hawaii Health and Wellness outpatient facility.

  4. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:35am

    We all savor an occasional meal out with family and friends at an old-time favorite or the newest spot in town. If you’re on the run, sometimes the most convenient (or only) option for nourishment is to order take-out or grab whatever pre-packaged item you can get your hands on at a nearby restaurant. Whatever the situation, we all want to feel satisfied and good about the food choices we make when dining out; we just need the right options and perhaps a little nudge.

  5. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:30am

    Thirteen years ago the Gemini Observatory embarked on a program called Journey Through the Universe. The intention of the program then, as today, is to connect observatory staff with classroom teachers and students. Observatory staff and NASA scientists visit classrooms, sharing the wonders of astronomy and engineering. Over the past 13 years, the program has grown to reach 8,860 students this year in East and North Hawaii.

  6. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:20am

    Waimea Elementary School’s Thrift Shop will hold their final sale of the school year tomorrow from 8 a.m.-noon. They have a wide variety of items — new and like-new — starting at 25 cents for all ages, sizes and styles. Infant and children’s clothing, ladies jackets, slacks, shorts, dresses, bathing suits and shoes are included. Men’s shirts and pants, kitchen appliances and household items are also available.

  7. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:25am

    The Waimea Elementary School track team invites community members to come and support their first Track and Field Meet and Fundraiser on April 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the school’s large green field.

  8. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:16am

    This Saturday, the festival and art exhibit will take place at the Kamuela Farmers Market at Pukalani Stables from 9 a.m.-noon. Steven Sorros from The Songs of Orchids will be the Hono Hono orchid information booth. Matthias Seelis, owner of Shogun Hawaii, will bring a variety of fragrant Hono Hono orchids and host the art exhibit with two local artists, Big Island resident Michael Shewmaker with his architectural scale sculpture, and Stephen Freedman, a second generation ceramicist.

  9. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:15am

    The monthly event will be held at Parker Ranch Area on April 1 and 2. Leading up to district and state finals in May and June, about 110 Hawaii Island K-12 youth from around the island will share their riding and roping expertise.

  10. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:10am

    The event will be held on April 1 from 4-8 p.m. at Kohala Village HUB. A fundraiser celebrating Prince Kuhio Day, all proceeds benefit Na Kupuna o Kohala and the Kohala Kamehameha Day Committee.

  11. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    The free choral concert will be held at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Davies Chapel on April 2 at 4 p.m. Titled “Transitions: Songs of Growth and Change,” the show will share a cappella choral music from the Renaissance period to the 21st century. The concert is open to the public.

  12. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 3:46pm

    WAIMEA — The Waimea Hawaiian Homesteaders Association’s fifth Annual Kuhio Ball will take place March 26 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pukalani Stables. The event is held in honor of Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole, whose love for the land and the Hawaiian people inspired him to spearhead the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921.

  13. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 1:00am

    HONOKAA — Honokaa Western Week is coming around the bend May 21-29 and the event’s committee is now recruiting participants for all scheduled activities. Community members are urged to support the colorful celebration of Hamakua’s paniolo heritage and unique cultural blend.

  14. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:50am

    WAIMEA — Every Wednesday for the past eight weeks, a small group of girls has met at Waimea Middle School for an after-school program called Mini Mermaids — a girls’ empowerment program patterned after a national program by the same name, co-created by Heidi Boynton.

  15. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — Kahilu Theatre will present the French-Algerian dance company, Hervé KOUBI, at 7 p.m. April 1 and 4 p.m. April 2. The 60-minute dance performance features 12 Algerian and African male dancers and impressively blends capoeira, martial arts, urban dance, contemporary dance and ballet in the highly physical and astoundingly fluid piece, “What the Day Owes to the Night.”