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Hoʻōla Farms in Hilo receives $750,000 USDA grant for veterans program

Hoʻōla Veteran Services — the nonprofit home of Hoʻōla Farms — has been awarded the 3-year USDA grant to support their “Groundwork to Grow: Agribusiness” pilot program.

Palani Road mural tells story of Kona’s famed love song about Kamehameha II

The mural and the song are reminders to the community to continue to love this place and to care for it as kūpuna before us have.

Jackie Rey’s and Salvation Army team up again to deliver Thanksgiving meals to elderly

Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill in Kona, with help from volunteers and the Salvation Army Kona Corps, will deliver 500 to 600 meals to the elderly and shut-ins on Thanksgiving.

Kona shopkeepers excited for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

After two years of in-person capacity restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kona businesses are banking on the return of in-person customers for the biggest holiday shopping weekends of the year.

Body Glove Cruises welcomes Kona Explorer super-raft to its fleet

The Kona Explorer is outfitted with two Suzuki 350 engines to take it farther and faster than most boats without sacrificing the comforts of a bigger vessel.

Deadline Dec. 8 for Hawai’i County businesses to apply for federal loans due to drought

Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the applicant suffered any property damage.

Good Will Hawai‘i to celebrate grand opening of Kona Store’s relocation

Goodwill Hawai‘i will be hosting a grand opening celebration Saturday for its Kona Store and Donation Center new location in the Luhia Center.

Registration open for 2022 Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority Conference on Dec. 8 and 9

The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority’s 2022 Conference will be guided by a commitment to Mālama Ku‘u Home (“Caring for My Beloved Home”).

Wonderberry’s Comics opens in Kona’s Lanihau Center

The 612-square-foot store specializes in an assortment of comic books, graphic novels and action figures.

Pacific Media Group and Hawai’i Visitors & Convention Bureau to launch Official Island Visitor Guidebooks

In 2023, Pacific Media Group will publish: Experience Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi; Experience Kauaʻi; Experience Oʻahu; and Experience the Island of Hawaiʻi.

Kona restaurant’s Keiki Food Fund helps families struggling to climb back from pandemic

Kids should never go hungry, and Poi Dog Deli will continue to provide free keiki meals to those in need until donations run out.

KOKO Clinic in Waimea step closer to relocating, expanding services for Native Hawaiians

The relocation would allow the clinic to expand its treatment rooms to provide primary care, psychiatry, psychology, women’s health, la‘au lapa‘au, lomilomi and acupuncture services.

Venture Sotheby’s International Realty to open two offices at Mauna Kea Resort

One Venture Sotherby’s office will be located on the promenade level of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and a second office will be on the lobby level at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.

Hawai’i joins multistate settlements over Experian data breaches involving T-mobile

The settlement also requires Experian to offer 5 years of free credit monitoring services to affected consumers, and two free copies of their credit reports annually during that timeframe.

Hawaiian Telcom’s target: 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

The target is in alignment with the objectives of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5-degrees Celsius to reduce the risks and effects of climate change.

Pōhai Mālama Care Center is pausing operations in Hilo

The 12-bed inpatient hospice facility in Hilo will take a tactical pause on all inpatient hospice care operations beginning on Nov. 18, 2022

East Hawai‘i company cited for air permit violations

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Clean Air Branch issued Notices of Violation and Order, or NOVO, against six companies statewide, including one in Kea‘au.

Energize Kākou: State publishes community voices on energy

Energize Kākou participants were asked to share their thoughts about how renewable energy developers should interact with host-communities.

New Hawaiian Electric pilot program for commercial EV charging stations on Big Island

The goal of the new pilot program is to help establish up to 30 new electric vehicle charging sites on Maui, O‘ahu and the Big Island.

West Hawai‘i’s Kona Commons Shopping Center reaches 100% occupancy

One of West Hawaii’s busiest shopping centers, Kona Commons, has reached 100% occupancy.
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