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Lei workshop and contest coming up for Big Island

MEDIA RELEASE Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Hawai‘i Island Natural Area Reserves (NARS), the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA), and the Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center are proud to present Kauluwehi, a juried lei art contest and exhibition celebrating the native species, Hawaiian culture, and sustainable picking practices on Hawai‘i Island. Kauluwehi 2014 features three […]

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Kyle Kawai of Big Island Shaolin Arts performs firebreathing fronting the Kress building during Chinese New Year celebration in downtown Hilo Saturday, February 21, 2015. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Downtown Hilo heats up their Chinese New Year celebration

The Chinese New Year began Thursday but downtown Hilo celebrated with music, fireworks and firebreathing Saturday (Feb 21). This Luna New Year is the Year of the Ram.

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Libraries to observe Presidents Day (Feb. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Presidents Day 2015 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 16. Kealakekua Public Library (Big Island), normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Feb. 12. Four libraries that are normally closed on Fridays will be open on Feb. 13: Aiea, Hawaii […]

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Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival (Feb. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE The 22nd annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival has a full lineup of free multi-cultural performing arts and hands-on demonstrations, plus nearly 150 crafters and food booths 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at various venues sprawling through town—look for pink banners identifying site locations. Festival parking is available at Parker Ranch Center, […]

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Roy Kodani: ‘The Sound of Hilo Rain’

MEDIA RELEASE Nurtured by showers swept in on the tradewinds, the town of Hilo is fertile ground for The Sound of Hilo Rain, a heartwarming Big Island memoir from native son Roy Kodani. Populated by the colorful characters of small-town Hawaii, Kodani’s collection of vignettes captures the joys and sorrows of coming of age in […]

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Big Island Quilt Shop Hop 2015 (Feb. 1-8)

MEDIA RELEASE A road trip for quilters and fabric fanatics, the 7th Annual Big Island Quilt Shop Hop revs up Feb. 1- 28, 2015, featuring eight different shops from Kona to Hilo and points in between. Traveling quilters can have passports stamped for a chance to win prizes, collect quilting squares to create a custom […]

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Student artists sought for 2015 Dream Car contest

MEDIA RELEASE There’s only a little time left for Toyota Hawaii’s 2015 Dream Car Art Contest, open to all students age 15 years and younger statewide. Entrants can create original, hand-drawn illustrations of “Your Dream Car” and finalists will receive an iPad Mini or cash prize, and will be submitted to the WorldCompetition, where they […]

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Keauhou mural honors the region’s cultural heritage

Estria Miyashiro: ‘This is pono. It is balance, and that’s what we want to instill in every youth participant’

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2015 special events add vitality to Kailua Village

MEDIA RELEASE Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) continues to boost momentum with an expanded series of 2015 events and activities specifically tailored for this active, engaging, fun and interesting destination for residents and visitors. Weekly Tuesday Trot 5k Fun Run and Walk On Tuesdays everyone is invited to join the Tuesday Trot 5k Fun […]

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Last call for BIFF film entries

MEDIA RELEASE Now in its 10th year, the Big Island Film Festival (BIFF) invites filmmakers and screenwriters to enter their project before the final deadline, Feb. 1, 2015. Complete rules and submission guidelines are available at www.BigIslandFilmFestival.com, for entering by mail or online via www.FilmFreeway.com. Known as the “talk story” film festival, BIFF takes place […]

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Cherry Blossom Festival to honor Badua, Waimea Lions Club (Feb. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE The 21st Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival on Saturday, Feb. 7 honors long-time festival participants Dorothy (Ocompo) Badua of Ka Hui Kapa o Waimea and the Waimea Lions Club, which marks its 60th anniversary in 2015. They will each be recognized at the festival’s opening ceremony. Time is 9 a.m. on the entertainment […]

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‘Fatal Vows’ features Big Isle murder case (Jan. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE On Saturday, Jan. 17, Investigation Discovery is featuring the Hilo homicide of Cathy Esteves Dingle on its hit series FATAL VOWS. The show debuts at 4 p.m. on Channel 1336 and repeats twice in the evening. When marriages fail, divorce can turn ugly – even, deadly: what was once a passionate union becomes […]

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