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Going deep: Company aims to rid isle gulches of trash

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

PAAUILO — Steve Vujnovich, owner of Trail Rhythms, guides rappelling eco tours in Paauilo’s Kalopa Gulch regularly. In 2016, he found more than 1,000 pounds of trash in the gulch. Earlier this month he reached a breaking point.

  1. | 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.

  2. | 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.

  3. | 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.

  4. | 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.

  5. | 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.

  6. | 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.”

  7. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:40am

    KOHALA COAST — The Shops at Mauna Lani will present a special live art auction event on April 1, featuring collections by Lahaina Galleries, Third Dimension Gallery, Kozy’s Tiki Gallery and The Fine Hawaiian Gift Gallery.

  8. | Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — Dr. Billy Bergin and his son, Dr. Brady Bergin, are two of Hawaii Island’s most respected veterinarians. Earlier this month, they released their first book together, “The Hawaiian Horse,” that takes readers on a journey from the animal’s prehistoric origins to their arrival to Hawaii, and beyond.

  9. | Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 1:00am

    PAAUILO — Jen McGeehan first felt a calling to help the elderly when she started a reading program at a hospital in Big Bear, California 10 years ago.

  10. | Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — The annual spring concert is the most beloved of the season. Performed at Kahilu Theatre on March 26, the show will feature three winners of the 7th Annual Madeline Schatz-Harris Concerto Competition, ranging in age from 8 to 18.

  11. Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 12:40am

    Nearly 100 residents participate in an Ides of Trump March in Waimea Wednesday afternoon, during which they collect and mail around 1,000 pink postcards resembling pink slips to President Trump from the post office as part of a national campaign. The overall goal is to inundate the White House with messages from millions of concerned citizens that publicly express their opposition to him on historic March 15, Julius Caesar’s fateful day. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

  12. Posted: Mar 17 2017 - 12:35am

    In Tuesday’s “Standing up for Standing Rock” story, an additional recipient of the event’s fundraising effort, Honor the Earth, an organization to support the efforts of indigenous people, was omitted.

  13. | Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 9:13am

    HAWI — Last Friday, indigenous people from across the U.S. marched on Washington, D.C. to demand that their lands and their rights be honored. In support of this far away effort, there was a simultaneous gathering in Hawi Park that included cultural practitioners and local and state community leaders to “Defend the Sacred.”

  14. | Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 1:00am

    HONOKAA — What do mixed martial arts champ B.J. Penn and “Shark Tank” success story Mai Lieu have in common? The new Fish &Poi Co. in Honokaa, which had its soft opening earlier this month.

  15. | Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — A winner of five Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a musical that parodies American musical comedies from the 1920s. Described as a musical within a comedy, it opened on Broadway in 2006 and comes to Waimea beginning March 17.