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Tune In to Virtual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Church Row Park’s historic planting of cherry trees has turned the town pink and in celebration the new 2021Virtual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival is available for viewing via Na Leo TV starting March 12.  The virtual festival will air 7 p.m. March 12 on Spectrum TV Channel 53 or via online channel […]

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BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL CANCELS FOR 2020 – NEW DATES SET FOR 2021

KOHALA COAST, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Due to limitations on the size of groups during COVID-19, the Big Island Chocolate Festival is cancelled for 2020. The next festival will be April 30-May 1, 2021 at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.    Presented by the Kona Cacao Association (KCA), festival proceeds annually benefit a variety of local non-profits. The […]

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NEW NAME FOR FRIENDS OF NELHA: KEAHOLE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY

KEAHOLE-KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The nonprofit that provides guided, public tours at NELHA’s Hawai‘i Ocean and Science Technology Park is rebranding with a new name and vision.  The Friends of NELHA, also known as FON, has rebranded as the Keahole Center for Sustainability (KCS).  Founded as the Friends of NELHA in 2001, the organization will continue to […]

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Hawaii Coffee Assoc. Presents 2020 Webinar Series June 24 & 25

HAWAII—The Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) Webinar Series is provided June 24-25 as a free resource for its association members and broader community. Each session is designed to provide important updates on the effects of the pandemic on the Hawaii coffee industry and on the coffee industry at large. In addition, the series addresses other useful […]

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BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL RESCHEDULES to AUGUST 14-15

KOHALA COAST, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—In the wake of the COVID virus, the 9th Big Island Chocolate Festival has rescheduled from May 1-2 to August 14-15, 2020. The two-day chocolate extravaganza will be headquartered from The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Activities for the eco-tourism festival include guided cacao plantation tours, several agriculture-themed and culinary seminars, plus a […]

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Kona Aloha Singers Announces Spring Concert

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII—The Kona Aloha Singers (KAS), a non-profit pop/rock music chorus launched here in 2019, announces its spring concert, “Pop ‘n Rock Music.” The 4 p.m. performance is Sunday, May 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and features Artistic Director Misty Mistler. KAS will sing music from Ed Sheeran, Pentatonix, […]

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EXPERIENCED Project Manager Needed

Position Available: EXPERIENCED Project Manager with LSIT or LPLS (preferred) Requirements: Compile research, prepare projects for field crews, run calculations, supervise CAD personnel and meticulously check final work products.  Should be proficient in MicroStation and/or AutoCAD. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (occasionally Saturday) Rate of Pay: Depends on experience level Benefits […]

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THELMA PARKER MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS ENGINEERING BASH FEB. 22

WAIMEA, Island of Hawaii—Engineers Week is February 16-22 and Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library of the Hawaii State Public Library System is celebrating with an Engineering Bash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 22. The free, family-friendly NASA@My Library event is being presented in collaboration with Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, three-time international and […]

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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL LISTS 2020 VENUES

WAIMEA, HAWAII ISLAND— The 27th Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival has a full lineup of free, multi-cultural performing arts and hands-on demonstrations, plus over 150 crafters and food booths 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Festivities are at various venues sprawling through the town’s center—look for pink banners identifying site locations. Festival parking is available […]

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TALK STORY WITH GROWERS AT FREE PLANT PEOPLE ROAD SHOW

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII ISLAND—Just in time for Valentine’s Day, local island nursery professionals are gathering to offer a large selection of plants and flowers at the Plant People Road Show 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area.   Hailing from Ka‘u to Kaapau, 12 Big Island growers […]

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