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Feeding the island one papaya at a time

| | Aug 18 2017 - 1:15am | Comments

WAIMEA — If shoppers are lucky and get to Waimea Town Market at Parker School early enough on Saturdays, Nicole Tergeoglou will still have some of her organic non-GMO papayas left for sale. Grown in an orchard in Laupahoehoe mauka, these papayas are the best of the best.

  1. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 1:00am

    KOHALA — There’s a movement afoot that’s bringing the dance, music and culture of Guinea, West Africa, to the children of Hawaii Island, with local children sharing Hawaiian culture in return.

  2. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:45am

    NORTH KOHALA — Macadamia nut trees fill thousands of acres on the Big Island. Although the nuts have a shell so hard it takes a pressure of more than 300 pounds per square inch to crack it, locals see the value in the soft buttery delicacy.

  3. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 1:15am

    KOHALA — Nestled among the pastoral hills of North Kohala, partially submerged in a shroud of mist, sits a little slice of heaven owned by Doreen and Michael Virtue.

  4. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — On June 7, Waimea District Park gym hours were reduced drastically for the general public, open only to groups with scheduled usage or children grades K-6 registered in the Summer Fun Program through July 21.

  5. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:55am

    HONOKAA — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine out of 10 people have prediabetes and don’t even know it. Last July, Hamakua-Kohala Health Center tackled the problem by offering a free year-long diabetes prevention program that ended June 7.

  6. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:50am

    KOHALA COAST — This Saturday, people will gather at more than 100 sites around the world to take part in Global Water Dances, a multi-continent celebration of the importance of water.

  7. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 1:15am

    KOHALA — The Kahua Ranch Ohana Reunion took place last weekend with family gathering from near and far, returning to their roots to celebrate a heritage born from rolling hills and cloud forest. Sitting on “the deck,” a large open lanai and party venue, Maui floated on the horizon, bolstered by tree-topped puu.

  8. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — One Saturday last September, fire alarms rang loudly at a Hawaii Preparatory Academy dorm building. What looked like smoke escaping from a lounge area, was actually a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) simulation that went wrong.

  9. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — Most people know that plastics polluting the ocean kill thousands of seabirds, Hawaiian monk seals and Pacific loggerhead sea turtles each year. But the same plastics dumped over a fence onto private Waimea pasture land recently killed two cows that ingested them.

  10. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 12:35am

    MAUNAKEA, HAWAII — Jerry Nelson, the mastermind behind the revolutionary segmented mirror design of W.M. Keck Observatory telescopes, passed away Saturday at his home in Santa Cruz, California. He was 73.

  11. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 8:56am

    WAIMEA — After 16 months of intense fundraising events and community efforts, Friends of Anuenue Playground met its $400,000 campaign goal in early June. Made possible through donations and grants, the Waimea facility will be rebuilt by volunteers in October.

  12. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — The Kohala Center announced last week the appointment of Cheryl Kauhane Lupenui as its new president and chief executive officer, effective July 3.

  13. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:55am

    HONOKAA — In 1889, Katsu Goto, sugar cane plantation labor advocate and “Honokaa Hero,” was killed by hanging in Honokaa town.

  14. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:50am

    WAIMEA — Locally owned and operated Big Island shops Aloha Grown, Creative Arts Hawaii and Parker Ranch Store have come together to design, print and sell limited edition Aloha Grown “Malama”T-shirts to raise funds for The Food Basket.

  15. | Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 10:35am

    NORTH HAWAII — Rapid Ohia Death (ROD), the fungal disease that has killed tens of thousands of ohia trees on the east side of Hawaii Island, is getting closer to the north.