Business Monday: Vintage candy stores in Hilo, Waikōloa bring back childhood memories

Sugar Coast Candy has a variety of vintage candy, with Cheryl Beckley saying her kids like the Slime Lickers that are a ball of liquid that “turns their lips blue or green.”

Big Island’s Subaru Telescope mentors 4 students as part of 2023 Akamai Workforce Initiative

For eight weeks during the summer, the interns received help from Subaru staff mentors to complete real-life science and technology projects in a professional setting and working on important projects that will help the telescope prepare for the future.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Marching to fight fentanyl, punk rock, ‘Hometown Legends,’ Aloha Shirt Festival and much more

There are plenty of events, activities and entertainment to keep residents and visitors alike busy during the next week.

The search has begun for the KAPA slippah

The 2nd annual KAPA Slippah Hunt started Monday with DJs reading out clues to the whereabouts of a pair of koa-engraved slippers on air.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 21-27: Peace Day activities, Keauhou Community Day, The Gospel Experience and much more

Whether you’re looking to catch some live music, entertainment or a workshop to learn new skills, give your input on the future use of the Great Crack and Ala Waiʻi areas at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, gather with community, rock out during an electronic music showcase or just get out of the house for a while, there’s once again plenty to do on the Big Island during the next week.

Connect with local police at Coffee With a Cop events in Kona

West Hawai‘i residents are invited to attend three informal Coffee With a Cop events in Kona this month, offering a chance to meet their district police officers, engage in conversations and build community connections over a cup of coffee.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 14-20: Lava viewing, Hilo Idol, Old Hawai‘i on Horseback pageant and more

Make the trip to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to see the Kīlauea eruption or cheer on your favorite choice to win Hilo Idol. There are more opportunities to support those affected by the devastating wildfires on Maui and also a celebration planned for International Dot Day, as well as a pageant featuring some of the island’s best horse riders in period costumes.

Waimea resilience fair puts wildfire prevention center stage

One of the event’s organizers Tim Bostock said: “We all need to work toward making our homes, our properties and our communities more resilient. The time is now.”

Come celebrate the 24th Annual Queen Liliʻuokalani Festival in Hilo

The He Haliʻa Aloha No Liliʻuokalani Festival, held on Saturday in Hilo’s Liliʻuokalani Gardens Park, will feature music, hula, food, arts and crafts, and cultural activities.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island Sept. 7-13: 24th annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Festival; Big Island Chocolate Festival Dip, Sip and Paint; Devin Saltiban meet and greet; and more

Whether it’s celebrating Queen Lili’uokalani’s birthday with a festival in the Hilo park that shares her name; getting an autograph from 2023 Hilo High grad Devin Saltiban, who was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 Major League Baseball draft; watching pickleball matches to support Maui wildfire relief efforts; or supporting your favorite contestant in the next round of Hilo Idol, once again, there is plenty to do on the Big Island during the next week.

50th Annual Queen Lili‘uokalani canoe race kicks off Saturday; with donations to Maui

The 50th Anniversary of the Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Race kicked off this week in Kona.

Hawaiʻi residents encouraged to join statewide, one-day healing vigil for Maui

On Friday, Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners will lead a statewide, vigil aimed at facilitating emotional and spiritual healing for the people of Maui.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Race, Maui Love Benefit Concert, Parker Ranch Labor Day Scholarship Rodeo and much more

Aside from the 50th annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Race, this week’s events include support for people impacted by the deadly wildfires on Maui comprising of a benefit concert and a vigil, to more live music.

Puna Geothermal Venture quarterly community meeting this week

Updates on the status of the Big Island geothermal energy facility are planned, as well as a representative from Hawaiʻi County expected to participate and take questions.

Hōkūleʻa crew pays tribute to victims in deadly Lāhainā wildfire during its stop in Washington State

The deadly wildfires on Maui were at the forefront of everyone’s minds when the legendary voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa and her crew arrived in Seattle, Washington over the weekend. More than 2,000 people gathered at Pier 62 Saturday to welcome the crew, who have been sailing since June as part of the global launch of Moananuiākea, […]

Tanabata festival returns to ‘Imiloa in Hilo for first time since 2019, drawing thousands

The festival at the Big Island astronomy center featured special planetarium shows, Japanese crafts and traditional games, bon dance lessons, taiko performances, entertainment, ʻono food and more.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park earns Excellence in Education Award

The award honors a team for outstanding contributions to education and modeling innovation and adaptation within education program planning, development and implementation.

Girl Scouts host distinguished visitors at Camp Kilohana on Big Island

Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi leaders and troops hosted nearly 90 guests for a Distinguished Visitors Day on Aug. 17 to showcase the Innovative Readiness Training team’s repairs to the camp outside Waimea.

Coffee with a Cop scheduled in Waikōloa

Officers will be available to talk story at the Starbucks in the Queens Marketplace.

Hawai‘i County Council member to speak at next League of Women Voters meeting

Jennifer (Jenn) Kagiwada, Hawai’i County Council Member, will speak on “County Priorities, Lessons Learned & Youth Civic Engagement.”
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