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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 6 2017 - 10:25am

    KAMUELA — New and aspiring farmers and ranchers on Hawaii Island can choose from two comprehensive courses launched by The Kohala Center in early 2017.

  2. | Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 11:32am

    HAMAKUA — Large trucks barreling down Kawaihae Road, piled high with eucalyptus logs grown on the Hamakua Coast and exported to China, have ceased — at least temporarily.

  3. | Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 11:31am

    HONOKAA — In California, it would be called “Asian fusion” and cost twice as much. But in Honokaa, it is affordable local food with an Asian influence that is drawing record crowds.

  4. | Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 10:56am

    HONOLULU — Just in time for the holiday season, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii awarded $205,000 in community benefit grants to local nonprofits earlier this month in an effort to help improve health and wellness in Hawaii.

  5. Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 1:15am

    Mauna Kea is winter wonderland on Christmas Day 2016.

  6. | Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — Waimea Arts Council will host its annual New Artist Show from Jan. 4-27 in the front gallery of the Firehouse Gallery. The show introduces artists to the community who are new to the council but all already accomplished in their chosen medium.

  7. | Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 12:40am

    WAIMEA — Tamar Elias, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist, will present “Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii” at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Gates Performing Arts Center on the Upper Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

  8. | Posted: Dec 28 2016 - 7:22am

    WAIMEA — Selecting films to be featured at the 6th Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival is a year-round job for Tania Howard, the festival’s founder and director. After all, she decides which movies make the cut.

  9. | Posted: Dec 27 2016 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — For a young woman struggling with an eating disorder, a typical day begins with stepping on the scale. She then vows to stay within an extremely low calorie count and not succumb to the pressures of any trigger foods that could derail this goal. She most likely will run or walk an unreasonable number of miles that day or take back-to-back exercise classes, sometimes at multiple gyms to deflect concern from the instructors.

  10. | Posted: Dec 27 2016 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — On Jan. 17 at 6 p.m., the Waimea community will get a glimpse into a critical period of Hawaiian history with the presentation at the Kahilu Town Hall of “Ka Lei Maile Alii (The Queen’s Women),” a play written by Helen Lincoln Lee Kwai and first performed on Oahu in 2001 in celebration of Queen Liliuokalani’s birthday.

  11. | Posted: Dec 27 2016 - 12:45am

    KOHALA — On Dec. 15, second and third graders at Kohala Elementary School were introduced to tennis in a fun and easy kid-friendly format during their PE class by the Unites States Tennis Association (USTA) Hawaii Pacific Section and local West Hawaii USTA District.

  12. | Posted: Dec 23 2016 - 1:00am

    KOHALA — The Lieutenant Governor’s pilot project for the Farm to School Initiative is well underway in the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) Kohala Complex. Chef Greg Christian, president and founder of Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners, has been selected to work with Cafeteria Manager Priscilla Galan and her staff to bring local, fresh scratch-cooked food to students.

  13. | Posted: Dec 23 2016 - 12:45am

    KOHALA - Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) recently appointed Timothy Ashcraft as Kohala Branch Manager.

  14. | Posted: Dec 20 2016 - 11:11am

    WAIMEA — Inside the St. James Church kitchen last Thursday morning, member Mel Pobre was passionately demonstrating how best to dice and slice vegetables for a stir fry and the safest way to hold a knife to half a dozen fellow churchgoers. The group was preparing to feed 100 or more people for their first free community meal.

  15. | Posted: Dec 20 2016 - 11:03am

    KOHALA COAST — Bo and Hevka Sramek of North Kohala will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Friday. The story of how they got here is really a tale of two lives: the early years spent living under the shroud of communism, and the second half living the American Dream.