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‘INDULGE THE SENSES’ AT 10th BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

KOHALA COAST, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The delicious flavors and aromas of chocolate will “Indulge the Senses” at the Big Island Chocolate Festival April 28-29 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The “Indulge the Senses with Chocolate” theme marks the festival’s 10th anniversary.  In-person activities include culinary demonstrations for the home cook, cacao growing and processing seminars by industry experts, a new VIP-PLUS […]

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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL LISTS 2023 VENUES, ANNOUNCES ANNUAL POSTER ARTWORK WINNER 

WAIMEA, HAWAII ISLAND— The 30th anniversary of the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival has a full lineup of free, multi-cultural performing arts and hands-on demonstrations, plus a multitude of crafters and food booths 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Look for the new pink banners in town identifying festival venues.     The 2023 event artwork is “Mejiro […]

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FREE PLANT PEOPLE ROAD SHOW COMES TO KONA FEB. 11

TALK STORY WITH LOCAL GROWERS, SHOP FOR FLOWERS AND PLANTS KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII ISLAND— Are you at the right elevation to plant plumeria? Can you grow orchids—and get them to bloom— without a greenhouse? Find out the answer to these questions and more from nine Big Island growers at the Plant People Road Show 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Fascinating History of Ka‘u Coffee Detailed in New Documentary

HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Find out how former sugar workers reinvented themselves to grow award-winning Ka‘u coffee in a new, 20-minute film available via YouTube. Presented by the Ka‘u Coffee Festival and Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, “The History of Ka‘u Coffee” shares the pioneering spirit and challenges of coffee growers in the state’s largest agricultural region that sprawls windward […]

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Kona Aloha Singers Announces 2022 Holiday Concert

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII—The Kona Aloha Singers, (KAS) an adult contemporary/pop music chorus, presents an exciting holiday concert titled, “Holiday Aloha,” 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. The 36-member chorus will feature songs from Ed Sheeran, Pentatonix, Simon and Garfunkel and more, plus holiday favorites. Vocalists will be […]

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WAIMEA CHERRY BLOSSOM HERITAGE FESTIVAL IS FEBRUARY 4

WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Headquartered from Church Row Park and Parker Ranch Center, the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival is planning in-person festivities 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Community organizers are planning a full lineup of fun in 2023 after cancellation of last year’s festival due to COVID concerns. Spend the day to experience Japanese and multi-cultural performing […]

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Hawaii Coffee Association Names Winners

of 2023 SCA US CoffeeChamps Prelims Top Competitors in Brewing, Roasting Advance to Next Round HAWAII—The Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) returned as host of the Hawaii Prelims for the 2023 Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) US CoffeeChamps (USCC). This yearʻs Hawaii Prelims recently presented the Roasters and Brewers Cup Competitions on Oahu. Tradition Coffee Roasters of […]

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SAVE THE DATE FOR 32nd FRUIT CONFERENCE NOV. 4-6 

HAWAII— “Propagation! Send in the Clones” is the title of the 32nd Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference November 4-6 at the Royal Kona Resort. The 2022 conference returns to its annual in-person format with a full lineup of educational offerings, tours and a trade show. Geared to farmers, educators, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture, […]

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FREE PLANT PEOPLE ROAD SHOW RETURNS OCT. 29

TALK STORY WITH LOCAL GROWERS, SHOP FOR PLANTS KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII ISLAND— Find out from Big Island growers what plant varieties thrive best in your location at the Plant People Road Show 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area. The popular Road Show returns after a […]

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Keahole Center for Sustainability Mentors Student to Facilitate Ambitious School Water Refill Project 

Local Sustainability Action Project Inspired by Young Community Member  WAIMEA, HAWAII ISLAND—On Friday, Sept. 2, Keahole Center for Sustainability (KCS) is installing two new water refill stations at Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School and one at Waimea Elementary School through a grassroots effort spearheaded by a local high school student. “I want to reduce […]

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