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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: Dec 20 2016 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — Eighteen students from Waimea Elementary, Keaau Elementary and Kealakehe Elementary clad in felt antler headbands signed “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” together at the 3rd Annual Deaf Santa event at Parker Ranch Center Thursday morning.

  2. | Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 8:34am

    WAIMEA — Code blue, red, pink, yellow or orange in hospitals signifies an emergency.

  3. Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 8:28am

    The 12th annual Waikoloa Christmas Parade drew a crowd last Saturday. It was hosted by the Waikoloa Lions Club and sponsored by the Waikoloa Village Association.

  4. | Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 8:23am

    KOHALA COAST — The numbers are just in: The 7th Annual “Taste of Mauna Lani” event raised 50 percent more than last year. The fundraiser benefits Hawaii Island Food Basket.

  5. | Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 8:21am

    WAIMEA - On Dec. 23, the award-winning Hawaiian music trio known for its tight harmonies, strong vocals and slack key guitar licks, will perform at Kahilu Theatre.

  6. | Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 8:20am

    WAIKOLOA RESORT — Fashionable Hawaii Islanders have a stylish new option at Queens’ MarketPlace with the opening of Cookies Clothing Company on Dec. 3. Not to be confused with melt-in-your-mouth treats, the popular boutique specializes in the latest women’s dresses, separates and accessories for the colorful island lifestyle.

  7. | Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 5:24pm

    WAIMEA — Imagine a space in the community dedicated to celebrating creativity and expression. Bring It! does just that.

  8. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 11:05am

    HONOKAA — When Sarah Anderson and Michelle Hartman collaborated on their first “pin up girl” photo session just for fun in November 2014, they couldn’t have guessed where it would eventually lead. So pleased with the way the photos turned out, they decided to incorporate some of the images into travel posters evoking Honokaa’s plantation days and calling attention to the ongoing renewal of the town.

  9. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 11:05am

    WAIMEA — Twenty-three classes will be offered during the upcoming spring semester as part of the Kahilu Performing Arts Classes (KPAC) program. Under the direction of Angel Prince and 12 faculty members, students can choose from dance, theatre, music and circus arts classes for all ages and abilities. Registration is now available.

  10. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 11:04am

    WAIKOLOA — Every day, law enforcement and security professionals put themselves at risk to protect Hawaii, its citizens and visitors, often unrecognized and under-appreciated. On Oct. 20 however, two Big Island men were honored with awards at the 32nd Annual Law Enforcement and Security Coalition of Hawaii’s Top Cop Award Ceremony at Hawaii Prince Hotel in Honolulu.

  11. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 11:04am

    HONOKAA — The second annual Sakada Day celebration will be held this Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC). The event is free and open to the public.

  12. | Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — “Why do we ‘do’ astronomy?,” Hilton Lewis asked Waimea Community Association attendees while speaking at last week’s December monthly meeting.

  13. | Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 12:05am

    WAIMEA — Grounded in strong Waimea roots, Emalani Case branched out across the Pacific the past four and a half years to Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand to earn her PhD in Pacific studies and a teaching fellowship. Earlier this month she returned home as the first Kanu o ka Aina graduate to earn a doctorate degree, and in January will begin teaching Hawaiian and Pacific studies at UH-West Oahu.

  14. | Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 1:13pm

    NORTH HAWAII — North Hawaii is fortunate to have many artisans who are devoted to their craft, be it food creations or unique handmade items with a tropical twist. As the second part of the series, North Hawaii News elves have researched more readily available holiday gift options made by local purveyors with stories of their own.

  15. Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 1:04pm

    WAIMEA — Started by Parker Rancher owner Richard Smart in 1962, the tradition of lighting the giant Cook Island Pine tree in his front yard at Puuopelu continued in its 54th year on Friday night. The tree was originally planted prior to 1879.