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Community and county step up to help stock Food Basket shelves for holidays

Federally-funded food shipped from the mainland typically makes up 85% of the supply for the Big Islandʻs nonprofit Food Basket, but now it’s only about 10% due to national supply chain issues.

Historic Kailua Village celebrating holiday season with tree lighting, concert, parades

The holiday season begins in Kailua Village with a tree lighting on Nov. 25 that features a special musical performance by Kapulanakēhau Tamure and keiki hula performances.

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 Hawai‘i County Parks and Recreation Department 2022 Winter Intersession programs

Looking for something for the kids to do during winter break? Hawai‘i County has some options.

Vibrant Hawaiʻi to host Inaugural North Hawaiʻi Resilience Fair in Waimea

The fair is one of a series of community events planned by the Vibrant Hawaiʻi Resilience Hub network during Makahiki.

Keiki with disabilities can experience surfing at upcoming free camp in Hilo

Experienced surfing instructors, surfboards and life vests will be provided during the Surfers Healing event.

Keiki can explore foods of Hawai‘i in free book series produced by The Food Basket

“Kai and Hōkū Explore Foods of Hawai‘i” encourages families to get excited about exploring more local foods together.

Softball skills clinic for girls 7-12 at PuʻuNui Community Park in Waikōloa

All skill levels are welcome for the Gold Coast Softball clinic on Nov. 19 in Waikōloa on the Big Island.

Winner of KAPA Slippah Hunt anonymously donates cash prize to Big Island Giving Tree

“I’ve always said we’ve got the best listeners in the world and this proves it,” KAPA DJ Darde Gamayo said.

Registration for West Side Hawaii Little League is officially open

Registration for the 2023 West Side Hawaii Little League season is officially open for children ages 4-16.

Army units donate more than 8,000 pounds of food to The Food Basket

The donation included fresh food and vegetables such as apples, oranges, cucumbers, pears, salad mix and much more.

Honokaʻa’s first Renaissance Faire draws large crowds donned in medieval costumes

Honoka‘a traded in its Western ways for medieval magic Saturday for the first-ever Honoka‘a Renaissance Faire, hosted by the Honoka‘a Business Association.

Hawai’i Island Veterans Day Parade returned with smiling faces and American flags waving

The Hawai‘i Island Veterans Day Parade returned live after taking two years off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and people from around the island turned out for the festivities.

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.

Military convoys headed from Pōhakuloa Training Area to Kawaihae Harbor

Convoys are scheduled Nov. 10-11 and 17-18.

Waikōloa teacher raising funds for trip to Bishop Museum for 14 Global Scholar students

“For 90% of my students, this will be the first time they ever experience going to a museum, as there are none on our island, and for some, it is the first time off-island,” Waikōloa Middle School teacher Sylvie Bright said.

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.

Pāhoa park renamed after beloved Big Island mayor Billy Kenoi who died of cancer

More than 150 people gathered Wednesday at the Pāhoa park to celebrate the legacy and life of the former Hawai‘i County mayor, Billy Kenois

Hear ye, hear ye! First Honoka‘a Renaissance Faire cometh

The all-day faire will host an array of wondrous sights from local artisans peddling crafted wares and meals, medieval-themed games for all ages, a garden for parched guests to refresh themselves with mead or ale, and a stage with arts.

UH study: No-fishing zones benefit ʻahi, other large fish species

The recovery is good news for the environment and the global tuna fishing industry, which generates $40 billion in revenues each year and supports millions of jobs around the world.
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