• News for Community

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    Join us for an engaging presentation by two of the leading researchers on manta ray. Marine biologist and filmmaker Rick Rosenthal will also be showing a sneak preview of his latest film “Alien Contact : Manta Rays” scheduled for worldwide broadcast next year.Presented by Keller Laros, President, Manta Pacific Research Foundation • Manta Ray Taxonomy, Anatomy and Life Cycle • Manta Ray Tourism ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    www.bigislandvideonews.com Link to story(BIVN) – Kahaluʻu Beach Park in Kona will be closed next month due to an anticipated coral spawning event. The closure is set for May 16th to May 21st.From the Hawaiʻi County Department of Parks and Recreation:According to the Division of Aquatic Resources and Eyes of the Reef Network, cauliflower coral (Pocillopora meandrina) was once abundant on shallow ...read more
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    Monday, May 02, 2022
    Robert P. Kirshner named TIO Executive Director; Edward C. Stone announces retirement from TIO Dr. Robert P. Kirshner, Chief Program Officer for Science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Clowes Professor of Science emeritus at Harvard University, has been named TIO Executive Director, effective May 15, 2022. Dr. Kirshner is an esteemed scientist known for his discipline-defining ...read more
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    Monday, May 02, 2022
    KAMUELA, HI –– Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital has several college scholarship opportunities available. The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship offers $2,000 to a resident of Hawai’i County who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing accredited program in Hawai‘i or on the mainland. Private donors fund this scholarship in memory of Peggy Dineen-Orsini, who ...read more
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    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    Please see the news release attached and pasted below and this Flickr link with photos and captions.   Hawaii CC-WGU Partnership Press ReleaseWGU and Hawai’i CC Partner to Offer Graduates Pathways to Pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees Online, nonprofit university extends special benefits to Hawai’i CC grads and employees HILO, Hawaii – (April 28, 2022) Online, nonprofit Western Governors ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    Celebrate National Small Business Week- May 1 to 7, 2022  The annual SBA Small Business Awards for Hawaii will be presented to an impressive roster of top performing, savvy small business owners and small business advocates at a ceremony and pau hana celebration on May 6, 2022, at the YWCA of Oahu from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fourteen award winners will be honored during this event for their ...read more
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    Monday, April 25, 2022
    June 10-12, 2022 5th ANNUAL HAWAI'I KUAULI VIRTUAL PACIFIC & ASIA CULTURAL FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA This 3 day event, which will be held at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, will be packed with presentations of food, fashion, cultural expressions, keiki hula and cultural workshops. Visit https://www.hikuauli.com for more details. Friday: Hula HōʻikeSaturday: Le Kaua Ailao ...read more
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    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Given your important work in our community, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) is inviting you to a virtual, interactive Community Convening to seek your input on the long-term vision and goals for the CHANGE Framework. HCF will be engaging with community members to create a clear, long-term vision for each of the six sectors of the CHANGE Framework—which span the health of our economy to ...read more
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    Monday, April 18, 2022
    Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  Apr 15, 2022Release Number:  HI 17391-01 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Hawaii Small Businesses SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in Hawaii, Kalawao and Maui counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economy
    Monday, April 18, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2022 Contact: Michael Kaha, Solid Waste Division Acting Chief,                  County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management Press Release LinkCOUNTY ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM SUSPENDED DUE TO LACK OF STATE FUNDS The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, announces the suspension of its E-Waste ...read more
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    Friday, April 15, 2022
    Thursday, October 6 and Saturday, October 8, 2022Kona — Where Champions Race! On Thursday, October 6 and Saturday, October 8, 2022, the IRONMAN World Championship returns to the Island of Hawai`i, where it will take place over two days for the first time in the 40-plus year history of the pinnacle event.  With two days of racing, the 2022 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship is expected to see ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    OUR NEW BREWERY - Tours Now Available!BOOK TOUR HERE! LOCATION: Kailua-Kona, HI We have built one of the most sustainable breweries in the world, located right here in our hometown of Kailua-Kona. Since we opened over 25 years ago, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making locally brewed beers in the most environmentally responsible way possible. When we outgrew our original brewery years ...read more
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    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Kona Commons Announces Coloring Contest WinnersEnthusiasts of All Ages Competed for $500 shopping spreesKailua-Kona, Hawai`i (April 9, 2022) – Three coloring enthusiasts from around the Island won $500 shopping sprees at Kona Commons for their submissions to a Coloring Contest held this Spring to celebrate the shopping center’s brand refresh. Kona Commons unveiled new, imaginative imagery by ...read more
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    Monday, April 11, 2022
    17,000 DIVES AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTEROur Russian language major, with a degree in translating, just completed his 17,000 dive. Jeff Leicher shares with us his best dives, where he would have been if SCUBA diving had not become his profession, and a message to the next generation.I knew in 1961, when I was 6 years old, that I wanted to be a SCUBA diver. Like many people of my generation, I ...read more
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    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Water quality has a profound effect on the health of nearshore coral reef ecosystems in Hawaiʻi and around the world. One of Kahalu‘u Bay’s most unique and important features is its abundant pūnāwai (freshwater springs). Excess nutrients, sewage, and pathogens from increased development, cesspools, fertilizers and pesticides, and stormwater runoff create stress and imbalance in the nearshore ...read more
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    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Join us for our 9th Annual Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawai'i Island! Main JazzFEST Concert - OCEAN FRONT Saturday JUNE 4, 2022 from 5-9PM with Grammy Winners & Jazz & Blues Masters! GATES OPEN AT 4:30PM   Get your Tickets! New Orleans Jazz FEST ARTISTS COMING!GRAMMY Winner Zydecko Cajun Legend -Wayne ToupsNEA 2021 JAZZ MASTER/Grammy Winner & Big Chief of ...read more
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    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Course Information:Instructor: Ronda (Stormy) Armstrong CST, AATOffice: Kona Community Hospital 79-1009 Haukapila St Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750Office Hours: By Appointment OnlyOffice Telephone: 808.332.4621E-mail: rarmstrong@hhsc.org The Kona Community Hospital Surgical Technology Program program will stretch your abilities and challenge you to reach your full potential as a surgical ...read more
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    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Summer Curriculum at Kealakehe and Konawaena Elementary Schools KONA, HAWAI`I (April 11, 2022) – Registration is now open for a Summer Enrichment program being offered at Konawaena and Kealakehe elementary schools by the La`i`ōpua 2020 Enrichment Program. This free program starts June 6, 2022, and runs through July 15, 2022, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (excepting June 10 and ...read more
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    Monday, April 04, 2022
     We are starting to help culinary students enroll for the fall semester. If there is a potential person you know that would enjoy a career in this wonderful fun industry, could you kindly please share  this information We are offering ten $1,000 scholarships for passionate culinary students this fall ,so apply and register today,as scholarships are limited. Interested in a Culinary Arts ...read more
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    Monday, April 04, 2022
    Families, friends, and community members are invited to celebrate spring at town center KAILUA-KONA, HI-April, 1, 2022 – Spring is in full bloom, and Keauhou Shopping Center is celebrating the arrival of a new season with engaging Easter events for the Kailua-Kona community. From traditional favorites, such as the arrival of the Easter Bunny and seasonal festivities including Cute as a Bunny ...read more
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    Thursday, March 31, 2022
    KAMUELA, HI – Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital is now offering a second COVID-19 booster shot to those over age 50 who received their first booster shot at least four months ago. Following the most recent guidance from the CDC regarding COVID-19 booster shots, people who received their first booster shot of any approved COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago may receive a second ...read more
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    Thursday, March 31, 2022
    Visitor spending and arrivals increased from February 2021, still short from February 2020 and February 2019    HONOLULU – According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), total spending by visitors who came to the islands in February 2022 was $1.31 billion, compared to $397.1 million (+229.9%) spent in February ...read more
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    Monday, March 28, 2022
    HOLUALOA, HAWAIʻI (March 25, 2022) – Where—and who—are your pu‘uhonua? Reflecting on pu‘uhonua, places and people of peace and safety, is the heart of Donkey Mill’s new exhibition, entitled Pu‘uhonua. The exhibition opened March 12 and will run through July 2, 2022, at the Mill. Contributing artists explore concepts of refuge, sanctuary, and healing, providing contemporary interpretations of its ...read more
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    Monday, March 28, 2022
    Mockingbird Tiny Homes is a locally owned and operated company proudly based on the Big Island. We work closely with our clients to design, build, and sell custom tiny homes. Completely finished homes as well as tiny house shells are available. Our tiny homes are fully customizable and built with a passion for quality, comfort, and functionality. Tiny houses make great dwellings for those who ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
       By Timothy Hurley March 23, 2022 A bill that would establish a new authority to oversee the stewardship of Mauna Kea’s summit ran into a volley of opposition Tuesday in a hearing before a state Senate committee. A number of speakers told the Higher Education Committee that they fear the legislation would lead to the eventual destruction of astronomy on Mauna Kea. “The loss of these world-class ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    UH Hilo Chancellor's Blog News from the Office of the Chancellor, University of Hawai'i at HiloChancellor Irwin announces Community Advisory BoardPUBLISHED MARCH 2, 2022 BY ADMIN Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin is pleased to announce 12 members of the new UH Hilo Community Advisory Board. The board had its first meeting on Jan. 31, 2022. The primary purpose of the board is to help support the ...read more
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    Monday, March 21, 2022
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Hawai‘i Keiki Museum.From the shores of the Gold Coast, to the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the Big Island has a long history of Hawaiian culture, rich with science, exploration, and engineering achievements. The Hawai‘i Keiki Museum (the word keiki is Hawaiian for ‘children’) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created for the purpose of starting a children’s ...read more
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    Thursday, March 17, 2022
    We would like to inform you that our precursor ILO-X mission is set to launch later this year - taking the first Hawaiʻi-based organization’s cameras to the Moon and capturing some of the first ever images of the Milky Way Galaxy from the Moon Surface.   International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA Hawai’i), is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawai'i as a non-profit in 2007. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    Aloha! The Hawaii Safe Travels program will end on 03/25/2022 at 11:59 p.m. HST. As a result, the Hawaii Safe Travels digital platform, found on travel.hawaii.gov, will no longer be available after 2:00 a.m. HST on 03/26/22. The Hawaii SMART Health Card application, which is found on the Hawaii Safe Travels website, will also shut down when the program ends. Holders of a Hawaii SMART Health Card ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    The people of Alaska, including our regional airline Horizon Air, are the heart of our business and the reason we’re an award-winning airline. We celebrate their care and hard work every day—especially today, Employee Appreciation Day, with heartfelt thanks for all they do!  At our core, Alaska and Horizon are all about people – the way we care for our guests and each other. Our reputation for ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    March 9, 2022 - As a result, the following rules are in effect: No Joyriding. Passengers mush have a destination. Passengers will be asked to deboard at the end of the round unless continuing to a location not served in teh direction of the route (loop). Face coverings are required unless determined by TSA. The Rules of the Road must be complied ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI`I (March 1, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 will hold a special Prince Kūhiō Day event the afternoon of Saturday, March 26, from 1:30 to 4:30, at its Kealakehe location, adjacent to the Villages of La`i`ōpua. The event is free and open to the public; beach chairs and coolers are welcome. Cultural crafts will be demonstrated and shared with participants. The highlight of the afternoon will be a ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    Grand Welcome Kona recently announced Katharina Findlay as the newly appointed Business Development Manager to their local team. Originally from Germany, Katharina relocated to Hawaii after graduating with a master in international Hotel; Tourism Management. She has been on the island for over 13 years and is proud to call Kona “home”. I’m most excited about using my extensive experience to help ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    By Christina O'Connor  –  Reporter, Pacific Business News The Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel has appointed Edward Braunlich as its new general manager, the hotel announced Tuesday. Braunlich brings more than 35 years of experience to the role, having worked in hotels throughout the world. One of his earliest jobs in the industry was at what was then the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, now ...read more
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    Monday, March 14, 2022
    Grand Welcome is a premier full-service vacation rental property management company. We have been in business since 2009 and had our roots planted long before that.  We are not looking to be the biggest, but we are looking to be the best!   Grand Welcome manages every aspect management for your  vacation rental; from the right pricing, the best marketing, attracting the best guests, quality ...read more
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    Friday, March 11, 2022
    Donkey Mill Art Center has received national recognition from Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, and its partner Charter Communications, Inc., with a ”2021-2022 Stand for the Arts Award.” Donkey Mill is one of just 15 organizations nationwide recognized for its support of creative/artistic communities. A check was presented at Donkey Mill’s recent “Convergence” live auction fundraiser. ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 09, 2022
    HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the statewide indoor mask requirement will end when the current emergency proclamation related to COVID-19 expires at 11:59 p.m., Mar. 25. “Together, we have reduced COVID-19 in Hawai‘i to the point where most of us will be safe without masks indoors,” said Gov. Ige. “Right now, hospitalizations are trending down. Case counts are falling. We are better at ...read more
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    Monday, March 07, 2022
    The Kona Mountain Coffee shop just off Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway serves 100% Kona Coffee from the Big Island of Hawaii. Barista Bar, Coffee roasted in store, Handmade Gourmet chocolates made in-store and lots of island made treats! 73-4038 Hulikoa Dr Suite 5 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740The farm is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Sunny mornings, rainy afternoons, and the rich volcanic soil makes for ...read more
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    Monday, March 07, 2022
    Hawaiian Airlines is offering Bay Area travelers more convenient options to visit Hawai‘i this summer by bringing back nonstop service between Oakland (OAK) and Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawai‘i, and adding a second daily flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Honolulu (HNL). Hawaiian’s Oakland-Kona service, which the carrier last operated in the summer of 2016, will be available June 15 ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 01, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2022 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that the state is ending the travel quarantine and the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program after the current emergency period ends on Mar. 25. Beginning at 12:01 am, Mar. 26, passengers arriving from domestic points of origin will not have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel negative test result. Incoming ...read more
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    Monday, February 28, 2022
    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Japanese Cultural Center of Kona as it's newest member.   BACKGROUND Over one hundred years after the first generation of Japanese immigrants settled on the upland slopes and helped to build a premier coffee industry, a group of Kona residents coalesced to pursue a dream of developing a new Cultural Center to celebrate their ancestral heritage. ...read more
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    Monday, February 28, 2022
    It is with great pride to share that the Goodfellow Bros. Hawaii Division reported zero OSHA recordable injuries in 2021.The Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) is a mathematical calculation used by OSHA to define the number of employees per 100 full-time employees who have been involved in an OSHA recordable injury or illness.“This achievement is a testament to our Hawaii Division’s outstanding ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Gov. David Ige has nominated a Hawai‘i Island engineer, a Kauai real estate leader, a cultural museum vice president, a climate change small business owner, and an active Maui volunteer to serve on the state Board of Land and Natural Resources. All five nominations are subject to Senate confirmation. •Wesley “Kaiwi” Yoon has served on the Land Board since 2019 and is being nominated for a second ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Kama’aina Hale is located in the Kailua Kona village district less than a quarter mile from the Pacific Ocean. For over 40 years, this 128 unit complex has provided safe and peaceful affordable housing for local families. Its convenient location in along with its diverse community makes for an ideal place to call home and experience our unique island lifestyle. Restaurants and stores are within ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Press Release  -  Wendy Laros, the President and CEO at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, was among the 22 chamber executives to graduate on February 4, 2022 from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.). Academy is an interactive 3-day (three year) training program on chamber management essentials designed for today’s ...read more
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    Monday, February 21, 2022
    June 22-23, 2022 - 8:00 am –  5:00 pm Performing Arts Center - 342 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
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    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    January 4, 2022 marked 85 years of member service for HFS Federal Credit Union! The Credit Union was founded on January 4, 1937 and has grown over the years, with much thanks to the Big Island community for their continued trust and support. A momentous occasion such as this one deserves more than just one day of celebration – which is why they’ll be celebrating all year long!  Anniversary Loan ...read more
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    Friday, February 11, 2022
    Hana Like Home Market Debuts at Kona Commons Shopping Center Music, Food, and Interactive Artisan Booths Made for Hawai‘i, in Hawai‘i, by Hawai‘i   KONA, HAWAI`I (February 11, 2022) – Hana Like Home Market will hold its first “Phases” Night Market in Kona on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Kona Commons Shopping Center.   The event, which is free and open to the public, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) Director Doug Simons explained how Hawaiʻi is the world leader in astronomy, and UH’s role in that 50-year legacy, in a February 3 virtual presentation to the UH Board of Regents research and innovation committee. Simons also shared his personal story—how he first became fascinated by astronomy and how it brought him to Hawaiʻi more than three ...read more
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    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    The Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center (HISBDC) recently launched a completely new website where people can register for no-cost business advisory services, whether they want to start a new business or have an existing business. The site also features the success stories of previous clients, location-specific pages for East Hawaiʻi (Hilo) West Hawaʻii (Kailua-Kona), Maui, Oʻahu and Kauaʻi. ...read more
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    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    KAMUELA, HI –Congratulations to ER Tech Linda Benanua who was selected the QNHCH 2021 Employee of the Year at a virtual ceremony. Linda has worked at QNHCH since 2007 and was recognized for her hard work, caring and positive attitude, and her ability to always get the job done. “Linda is an extremely hard worker and we are grateful to have her as part of the QNHCH team,” said Cindy Kamikawa, QNHCH ...read more
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    Monday, February 07, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI`I (February 5, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 is pleased to announce it is a Kūkulu Ola Program award recipient.  The funding will assist La`i`ōpua 2020 in establishing its “Ola ka Lāhui” program where island historians, kūpuna, story tellers and artisans will share their mana‘o with residents and visitors interested in a deeper connection to Hawai`i’s history, arts, and traditions.  These ...read more
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    Monday, February 07, 2022
    Underwater Cleanups are a Vital Part of Ocean Conservation What types of debris do you see in the water when your diving? Here in Hawaii, the way the ocean currents flow, most ghost gear collects in the Pacific garbage patch, but some spins out and washes ashore. We also find fishing equipment such as nets floating at sea, and regularly we find recreational fishing lines and toxic lead weights ...read more
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    Monday, February 07, 2022
    Island of Hawaii (February 7, 2022) – As you look forward to warmer months ahead, it’s a great time to start thinking of shaking off the winter blues and planning a stay on the island of Hawaii, which will be in full bloom this spring. In fact, we’re ready right now to welcome travelers to the island for some warm weather and invite them to experience an array of new, exciting and engaging outdoor ...read more
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    Thursday, February 03, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI`I – La`i`ōpua 2020 (L2020) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kawehi Inaba as its Executive Director.   Inaba, who has worked with L2020 for more than 18 months, is a resident of the ahupua`a of Kohanaiki in Kona. An experienced entrepreneur and business owner, Ms. Inaba founded and operated Mokulele Airlines, which was recognized by OHA in 2003 as the Native Hawaiian Business ...read more
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    Thursday, February 03, 2022
    KAMUELA, HI – The Rehabilitation Services Department at Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is now providing pediatric physical therapy for children from newborn up to age 18 years. Pediatric physical therapy focuses on developing a child’s mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and endurance to be successful at home, in the community and in school. Pediatric physical ...read more
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    Thursday, February 03, 2022
    Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is now providing the COVID-19 preventative medication Evusheld.  Evusheld is a monoclonal antibody that helps prevent COVID-19, and is for people who are not infected but considered at high risk and may not have developed strong antibodies from vaccination, or were unable to be vaccinated.  Examples of high-risk conditions include organ transplant, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 03, 2022
    Kona Commons Unveils Brand Refresh FeaturingHawai`i Artist Siena Baldi’s ImageryIn celebration, the shopping center is giving away multiple $500 shopping sprees  Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i (February 1, 2022) – Kona Commons, West Hawai`i’s “Best Shopping Center” for 11 years, unveiled new, imaginative imagery as part of a brand refresh today.  The shopping center partnered with artist Siena Baldi to ...read more
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    Friday, January 21, 2022
    India TMT personnel training on TMT’s primary mirror polishing technology at Coherent Inc., in December 2021 - Colleagues from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics are being trained on mirror polishing techniques on-site at the Coherent facility in California.Image credit: TMT International Observatory / ITCC The fabrication of TMT’s primary mirror segments at Coherent Inc. in California continues ...read more
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    Saturday, January 15, 2022
    Kona's first cruise ship arrived Sunday, January 16. Click here for the cruise ship port call for Kona through May 2022. The cruise ship Carnival Miracle was listed to have carried 1,500 passengers and a crew of 900 and was 99.9% vaccinated. Kailua Village Business Improvement District will continue its efforts and sanitize high-touch areas in Historic Kailua Village. Please continue to Show ...read more
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    Thursday, January 06, 2022
    HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is revising the state’s COVID-19 isolation and quarantine policies to closely align with recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These changes are effective Monday, January 3, 2022 for all DOH directed isolation and quarantine.  https://hawaiicovid19.com/doh-revises-states-isolation-quarantine-policy/ If ...read more
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    Friday, November 05, 2021
    ‘We have to commit to bold actions in the next few years’  Press Release HONOLULU, Nov. 5, 2021 – Stressing the urgency of the global effort to slow climate change, Hawaiian Electric has set a goal to cut carbon emissions from power generation 70% by 2030. Cutting emissions from power generation by 70%, compared with 2005 levels, would provide a significant portion of the reduction the entire ...read more
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    Friday, November 05, 2021
    BY LAURA RUMINSKIWEST HAWAII TODAYlruminski@westhawaiitoday.comThe Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island has added a new afterschool program in South Kona at the Kona Hongwanji Mission, increasing its reach to five sites in West Hawaii with plans for a sixth.The nonprofit Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island (BGCBI) opened its first West Hawaii program in 2017 at Kealakehe Elementary School. ...read more
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    Friday, October 01, 2021
    The Best of Everything West Hawaii has to offer as voted by West Hawaii Today readers. Congratulations to all the winners which include over 90 Chamber members!https://printreplica.westhawaiitoday.com?selDate=20210926&goTo=X01&artid=1Attorney – Darl C. Gleed, Attorney- 75-5995 Wailua Rd, Kona     Finalist – Attorney – Law Offices of Kimberly JacksonAuto Body Repair - Auto Body Hawaii – 73-5601 ...read more
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    Monday, July 26, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2021 Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce Hears from Governor Ige, Installs New Board and Presents Pualu Awards KAILUA-KONA – The chief executive for the State of Hawaiʻi, Governor David Ige, joined the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (KKCC) for its annual meeting on Friday, June 25, 2021. As the keynote speaker, he presented relevant information to West Hawaiʻi’s business ...read more
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    Friday, July 10, 2020
    Dept of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is very pleased to announce the live launch of the Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal site at https://buy.hawaii.gov/.   DBEDT created this portal site to promote the online shopping sites of Hawaii manufacturers, restaurants and farm delivery services. In this first phase, we are promoting the importance of buying local. In later phases we ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020 BOATING AND WATER SPORTS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS RELAXED STATEWIDE (Honolulu) – Effective immediately, emergency restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic for commercial and recreational boating and ocean recreation are being relaxed statewide. Commercial and recreational boating can now include up to ten ...read more
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    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Reef-friendly sunscreen initiative leads to reduction of oxybenzone in Kahaluʻu BayContinued efforts needed to save coral reefs   KAHALU‘U BAY, Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i—May 21, 2020—The results are in: oxybenzone levels have dropped dramatically at Hawai‘i Island’s Kahalu‘u Bay. Thanks to tens of thousands of visitors who responded positively to The Kohala Center’s ongoing “Reef-Friendly Sun ...read more
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