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Raising the chocolate bar: Future chefs perform at sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival

| | Apr 21 2017 - 1:15am | Comments

KOHALA COAST — Similar to students seen on Food Network’s “Chopped Teen Tournament,” 33 high schoolers from Keaau, Pahoa, Waiakea, Hilo, Kealakehe and Konawaena will whip up chocolate-inspired cuisine at the Big Island Chocolate Festival — one of many activities spread over the two-day event April 28 and 29 at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

  1. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — Dancers dedicated to the art of hula do not simply tell a story with their hands, feet, body motions and facial expressions. Dedicated dancers radiate a deeper meaning by giving their audience a glimpse of an experience or moment in time that calls upon all of the senses.

  2. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIKOLOA — Last Wednesday, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced its 2017 class of Dole Caregiver Fellows. Jessica Root of Waikoloa is one of 31 military and veteran caregivers carefully selected from across the country to represent the Foundation.

  3. | Posted: Feb 21 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — From the bright lights of Hollywood — where she worked as a costumer for nearly a decade — to the natural sunlight in her Waimea greenhouses, Toni Reed has enjoyed two successful careers in her lifetime.

  4. | Posted: Feb 21 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — Waimea Middle School is at the heart of the Waimea community, and at its center is a team of teachers dedicated to recognizing and meeting the educational needs of their students.

  5. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIKOLOA — Hawaii Island’s efforts toward renewable energy and off-grid living took a giant leap with the inception of Ainamalu, a new Waikoloa community, which began construction this week.

  6. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — The shortage of doctors in North Hawaii is an on-going challenge.

  7. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:45am

    NORTH HAWAII — More than 100 years ago, the first Boy Scout troop was formed in North Hawaii in Niulii, near Pololu Valley.

  8. | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:30am

    WAIKOLOA — Last Saturday, Waikoloa Canoe Club members celebrated the rebirth of their koa canoe, Kama O Ka Lani, which means “star of the heavens” in Hawaiian. Reverend Danny Akaka performed a blessing ceremony before it was returned to the waters in Anaehoomalu Bay.

  9. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 10:10am

    WAIMEA — On Feb. 3, while almost everyone else in town was getting their pink on for the Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, the new Waimea Butcher Shop quietly opened its doors. At least that’s what they thought would happen.

  10. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — Nine Hawaii Preparatory Academy middle-schoolers were offered a chance to not only learn about helicopters and airplanes, but to fly them too last week.

  11. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:45am

    KAWAIHAE — For Waimea residents Gunner and Elli Mench, supporting reforestation efforts on Hawaii Island is all about giving back.

  12. | Posted: Feb 10 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — “What defines a hero? Can you be that person?”

  13. | Posted: Feb 10 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — When it rains, gardens get much needed nourishment, but runoff from impervious surfaces sends pollutants such as heavy metals and oil into waterways and eventually into the ocean. Rain gardens are a way to prevent this from happening.

  14. | Posted: Feb 10 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — For more than 12 years, Waimea resident Alison Welch has served her greater Hawaiian community in the health care industry. Most recently, she finds herself surrounded by nonagenarians — 90-year-olds.

  15. | Posted: Feb 7 2017 - 1:31pm

    WAIMEA — The feather lei, which has traversed time from prized adornment for ancient royalty to the hat brims of paniolo, is a fine art kept alive in Waimea by Leonetta (Leo) Kimura Mills.