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Canoe-making tradition revived: 14-year-old Kohala boy launching community’s double-hulled outrigger tomorrow

| | Sep 22 2017 - 1:00am | Comments

KOHALA — For almost a year, Hokani Maria’s dream has been to revive the art of traditional canoe-making in North Kohala.

  1. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — Thirty-four community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs will soon receive a combined $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).

  2. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 1:00am

    KOHALA — For almost a year, Hokani Maria’s dream has been to revive the art of traditional canoe-making in North Kohala.

  3. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — Two middle-school teachers, a seventh-grade student and two Kohala Center employees were announced in mid-September as a Na Hopena A’o (HA) Design Team by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE)’s Office of Hawaiian Education (OHE).

  4. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:35am

    WAIKOLOA VILLAGE — Waikoloa Lions Club coordinated with Project Vision Hawaii this month to complete keiki vision testing for all students at Waikoloa Elementary School.

  5. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:30am

    Oct. 6 is National Manufacturing Day. To celebrate, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) will open its doors to students and the public from around the Big Island.

  6. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:25am

    WAIMEA — Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) was one of three schools selected nationally to receive a 2017 Healthy School Award from The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning and Management and College Planning and Management magazines.

  7. Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:20am

    As part of World Tourism Day, from 8-9:30 a.m. this Wednesday residents can participate in the group effort to pick up debris and survey and tally it along Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail based at Hapuna Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area. Between 9:30a.m.-noon booths will provide information on Hawaii State Parks conservation projects, how to keep gulch and waterways clean from trail rhythms, protect the ocean using reef safe sunscreen, Hawaii National marine sanctuary foundation, safe fishing and the barbless circle hook program.

  8. Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 10:35am

    Next Friday, community members will have the opportunity to talk story with three Waimea women navigators from Hokulea as Isaacs Art Center celebrates their recent Worldwide Voyage that connected cultures and people across the globe at a free event.

  9. Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:10am

    The Kohala church will hold its annual event from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Baked goods and favorite ethnic foods will be available in the James Walker Hall beginning at 9 a.m.

  10. Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:06am

    As a last free community event before closing, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 the yoga studio will host Kumu Ana Nawahine-Kahoopii, a Hawaii closing ceremony, followed by An Enchanting Evening of Kirtan with Karuna at 7 p.m. and chai tea and healthy treats at 8.30 p.m. The Waimea yoga studio will close its doors Sept. 30.

  11. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 1:15am

    WAIMEA — In just over a month from now, hundreds of volunteer hands at all skill levels will be working in sync to build a new state-of-the-art Waimea playground in seven days.

  12. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 1:00am

    WAIMEA — Parker School’s debate team is participating in a round robin tournament debating tourism’s ability to preserve culture at the Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu today. They were invited by the Hawaii Tourism Authority as a highlight of the opening day’s events.

  13. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:45am

    WAIMEA — North Hawaii Community Hospital announced Thursday the appointment of Dr. Darrin Kuczynski, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, to their North Hawaii Health and Wellness team.

  14. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:35am

    We are making progress on improvements for the Pololu Valley Lookout. State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has sent a project engineer from Honolulu to the lookout. The Engineering Division will oversee any renovations and improvements at the lookout, and will initiate a request for hiring professional services to evaluate and recommend traffic and pedestrian safety improvements and restroom facilities.

  15. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:30am

    OK friends, time for your therapy today! Let’s start in my favorite place away from home … A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied. “Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings! I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh!” Now my readers, listen carefully … See if you have DeGaulle to send this joke to a friend. I used it today because I figured I had nothing Toulouse!