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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: Jan 24 2017 - 6:37am

    NORTH HAWAII — North Hawaii welcomes the Year of the Rooster with dynamic drums, dancing and food at numerous free activities celebrating Chinese New Year and colorful Asian cultural traditions throughout the region beginning this Saturday.

  2. | Posted: Jan 24 2017 - 6:36am

    WAIMEA — The South Kohala Traffic Safety Committee’s motto is, “Drive safely, drive defensively!”

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

    WAIKOLOA VILLAGE — Hawaiian Island residents and visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about the state’s revered wiliwili and uhiuhi trees next Saturday at the 6th Annual Wiliwili Festival.

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

    KOHALA — If ever there was an extreme sport tailor-made for the terrain of Hawaii Island – besides the Ironman – it would be downhill longboard skateboarding.

  5. | Posted: Jan 20 2017 - 12:30am

    WAIMEA — In the spirit of service for the Martin Luther King holiday, the Lanakila Park gazebo received a well-deserved facelift on Sunday.

  6. | Posted: Jan 17 2017 - 8:46am

    WAIMEA — As Inauguration Day fast approaches, North Hawaii residents are standing their ground with President-elect Donald Trump on statements he first made in 2015.

  7. | Posted: Jan 17 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — Waimea is known for its small-town feel and friendly neighbors. Stopping traffic to wave another driver onto Kawaihae Road happens daily, as well as other small acts of kindness.

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

    KOHALA — Through support and funding from the North Kohala Student Cultural Enrichment Program (NKSCEP), 5th graders from Kohala Elementary School took an educational excursion to Mahukona Warehouse in late October to see the Makali’i, a renowned Hawaiian voyaging canoe that is currently undergoing extensive modifications to enable it to sail for another 20 years.

  9. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 9:24am

    WAIMEA — This year, Kanu o ka Aina graduates Kaniela Anakalea-Buckley and Lei’ohu Colburn will step into leadership roles at the 11th annual Ka Moku o Keawe Makahiki in Waimea. The two grew up practicing for the games — an intergenerational rite of passage for students who begin participating when they enter school.

  10. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 9:23am

    WAIMEA — As most pet owners will tell you, dogs and cats make them happy. And now there is a growing body of scientific research that shows animals can make a person healthier as well, which explains the growing use of pet therapy animals.

  11. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — More than 60 parents and children frequented the Waimea District Park playground throughout the day on Monday on the facility’s first official day open to the public. Approximately 40 people utilized the 20,000-square-foot gym in the afternoon and early evening, including the free play volleyball adult players that held their first practice in the new location.

  12. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 10:36am

    KOHALA COAST — He was known as “Champagne Tony” and was one of the most charismatic and popular champions on the PGA Tour in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His contemporaries — Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Bob Rosburg among them — all thought he could have been one of the all-time greats. But it was not to be. Tony Lema died in a tragic plane crash in 1966, just 32 years old.

  13. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 10:36am

    WAIMEA — Last Thursday night, newly elected Mayor Harry Kim, County Council Chairwoman Val Poindexter and Councilman Tim Richards spoke at the Waimea Community Association meeting. It was the first up close and personal look for residents since they assumed their new positions in early December.

  14. | Posted: Jan 10 2017 - 10:35am

    WAIMEA — Vicki Missien shared updates on Anuenue Park’s fundraising efforts on Thursday at the Waimea Community Association monthly meeting. Of the $400,000 needed, $230,000 has been raised to date, mostly from donations made by local residents.

  15. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 11:14am

    WAIMEA — Anticipation has been building among collectors the last few weeks as the opening of the Annual Hawaii Wood Guild Invitational Masters Show fast approaches. Now in its seventh year at Isaacs Art Center, the display will feature of some of the most exquisite handcrafted furniture, sculptures and wood turning made on the Big Island beginning Jan. 14.