Tuesday | June 27, 2017
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Resurrecting Kapaau’s golf course: Plans delayed without equipment, donations sought

| | Jun 27 2017 - 1:15am | Comments

KAPAAU — With the closing of Waimea Country Club in 2012, and Big Island Country Club planning to go private in the foreseeable future, affordable golf options for North Hawaii locals and juniors have become few and far between.

  1. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:25am

    WAIMEA — Funded through the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program and Kamehameha Schools, The Kohala Center’s Hawaii Meaningful Environmental Education for Teachers (HI-MEET) program trains and supports teachers to conduct relevant field research activities that are aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

  2. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:20am

    The Big Island Giving Tree (BIGT) is ramping up the annual Sponsor a Student Program for this coming school year. Residents can donate to students whose families fall in the gap, orphans, houseless, in shelters, whose parents are in a residential program, who are being cared for by grandparents with no assistance, death of a parent or caregiver, or sudden illness of a parent or caregiver.

  3. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:15am

    An agreement has been reached for Meridian Pacific Ltd. to purchase three commercial zoned parcels totaling 40.8 acres between Waikoloa Road and Pua Melia, just below the post office from BFAF Waikoloa LLC. The purchase agreement has a six-month due diligence period before closing escrow.

  4. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:10am

    Kohala’s historic elements have been captured on a new mural on the post office’s south facing wall. Constructed in May, Kohala High School teacher Fern White coordinated the painting with artist Patrick Ching as a project of the school’s Advancement for Individual Determination (AVID) and College for Every Student (CFES) program. Ching led the Hawi mural’s daily after-school sessions with students, staff, faculty and community members.

  5. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Kupuna in Waikoloa Village can take a new van provided by the county to Kona the first Tuesday of each month to go shopping. It leaves from the Community Church at 9 a.m. A $3 donation is requested to cover gas, and the van takes residents to requested stores.

  6. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 1:15am

    KOHALA — Nestled among the pastoral hills of North Kohala, partially submerged in a shroud of mist, sits a little slice of heaven owned by Doreen and Michael Virtue.

  7. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — On June 7, Waimea District Park gym hours were reduced drastically for the general public, open only to groups with scheduled usage or children grades K-6 registered in the Summer Fun Program through July 21.

  8. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:55am

    HONOKAA — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine out of 10 people have prediabetes and don’t even know it. Last July, Hamakua-Kohala Health Center tackled the problem by offering a free year-long diabetes prevention program that ended June 7.

  9. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:50am

    KOHALA COAST — This Saturday, people will gather at more than 100 sites around the world to take part in Global Water Dances, a multi-continent celebration of the importance of water.

  10. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:45am

    Continuing education beyond high school can help an individual secure local employment and increase their wages. This article highlights two recent initiatives regarding workforce and continued education in West Hawaii.

  11. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:40am

    Let’s get started with none other than a “make fun of our ‘leader’!” If you turn Donald Duck upside down, you’ll get the other Donald! I’m certain you all know this: the most efficient way to reduce gas emissions is by shutting up Congress. Lot’s of luck! So, while you are thinking about a way to do that, let’s have some real laughter!

  12. Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:35am

    Aging and Disability Resources for Seniors is an informational discussion that will be hosted from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. tomorrow with Nicolas Los Baños and Alice Bratton, representatives from the Hawaii County Office of Aging and Disability Resource Center. This organization is a place where people can turn for objective, unbiased information on a range of services and support options available to help live a safe and healthy life. Come and talk story to learn about how the ADRC might be helpful.

  13. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:30am

    HONOLULU — Parker School was among nine schools statewide given awards at the 2017 HMSA Kaimana Awards &Scholarship Program luncheon in Honolulu June 10. In addition, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) student Sabrina Marvin received a scholarship.

  14. Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:25am

    WAIMEA — Parker School announced Thursday that it has received a seven-year accreditation term from the Western Association of Colleges and Schools and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. This is the longest term the accrediting body awards, and Parker School’s third full-term award since its original accreditation.

  15. Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:22am

    Advanced ICU care comes to North Hawaii