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Merrie Monarch Arts and Crafts Fair Welcomes In-Person Vendors, Shoppers After 2-Year Hiatus

Smiles. Laughter. Hugs. ‘Ohana. Aloha. Even a few tears — of joy. And that was all before walking in.

HVNP Invites Everyone to Celebrate National Park Week

National Park Week is April 16-24, and Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to celebrate with a fee-free Saturday and slew of other fun-filled and educational events, including the return of ranger programs and the Thomas A. Jaggar living history performance.

‘Ukes For Ukraine Live-Stream Raises $11,000; Donations Still Being Accepted

Members of the global ‘ukulele community sent a little island love and ton of aloha to the people of Ukraine with a special live-stream fundraiser Saturday, April 9.

Hilo Food Hub Commercial Kitchen Space Under New Ownership

The new owners of a commercial kitchen space in Keaukaha are taking an innovative approach to addressing food security and agribusiness development.

Hawai‘i Coffee Association to Host 27th Annual Conference, Trade Show

Coffee growers throughout the state are invited to attend an action-packed weekend of events, including the 13th annual Statewide Coffee Cupping Competition, during the Hawai‘i Coffee Association’s 27th annual trade show and conference.

EHCC Exhibit Explores Tension Between Modern And Traditional

How can Native Hawaiians reconcile the contradictions between the traditions of their culture and the contemporary ideals of a monetized society? Is it possible to express one’s native heritage, reclaim lost identity and at the same time accept new ways?

UH: Hawaiian Language Production to Debut in ʻŌlelo Māhū

A University of Hawai‘i theater that continues to expand hana keaka, or Hawaiian theatre, is again helping the Hawaiian storytelling genre to flourish with the debut of a show that not only includes ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, or Hawaiian language, but also what its director dubs ʻōlelo māhū.

Halekiʻi Market Goes Green For Earth Day Event

Halekiʻi Market in Kealakekua is going green to celebrate Lā Honua (Earth Day).

EHCC Adds New Spin to Youth Art Month Activities

It it’s March, it’s time for “Young at Art” at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center in downtown Hilo.

Kai Eats + Drinks in Kona to Host Inaugural Kai Fest

Looking for a night of great food paired with live music and drinks? Then look no farther than Kai Eats + Drinks in Kailua-Kona.

Plans for 2022 Merrie Monarch Festival Continue to Be Ironed Out

Plans for the 2022 Merrie Monarch Festival continue to evolve and a live audience could be watching.

Hilo Oval Track Race Season Starts This Weekend

Start your engines, Big Island, because racing is returning to Hilo Oval Track.

Tons of Food, Tons of Aloha: Honoka‘a Meal Program Marks 3rd Anniversary

Each week, a small battalion of volunteers not only battles food insecurity in the Honoka’a area, more importantly, it’s building community.

Hilo Community Chorus Seeks New Artistic Director

The Hilo Community Chorus wants to get back together to sing again.

Artisan Market Sets up in The Brew Block This Sunday

Nihilo Artisan Market, a bi-monthly event that strives to stimulate the creative community in Hawai’i, is hosting an Art Walk from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 in the Brew Block, 74-5599 Pawai Place in Kailua-Kona.

Art Entries Sought For Official Image of 51st Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Hawai’i’s oldest food festival is seeking signature art entries for its official 2022 image.

Hawai‘i Forest Institute Initiative Encourages Native, Canoe Plants in Urban Areas

An initiative by the Hawai‘i Forest Institute to grow native Hawaiian and canoe plants in urban and suburban areas throughout the islands got a boost from a grant provided by the Steve and Gloria Gainsley Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

Contest Seeks Designs for 2022 Maunakea Coin

Part of the mission of the Maunakea Observatories is to share their discoveries with Big Island students and the public. And sometimes, getting that conversation started can be as simple as minting a coin.

Waimea Community Association to Host Virtual Meeting Feb. 3

The Waimea Community Association will take up several topics during a meeting this week, including updates on the COVID-19 situation around the Big Island and from Community Policing representatives.

Nearly 2,000 Trees Planted on Big Island as Part of ReTree Hawai‘i Project

More than 1,800 trees were planted on the Big Island in November thanks to a project by Lā Ho‘oulu Paemoku/ReTree Hawai‘i.
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