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Hawaii Coffee Assoc. Hosts In-Person 27th Annual Conference, Trade Show

and 13th Statewide Cupping Competition May 19-21 in Kona Cupping Competition Entry Deadline April 29 HAWAII—The statewide Hawaii Coffee Association (HCA) presents an action-packed, in-person conference offering a wealth of educational opportunities and competitions headlined by keynote speaker Vern Long of World Coffee Research. Also on tap are two HCA Café Collective Committee’s inaugural events: […]

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BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

BIG ISLAND CHOCHOLATE FESTIVAL SET FOR MAY 13-14  KOHALA COAST, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the ever-popular Big Island Chocolate Festival is presenting a reimagined edition May 13-14, 2022 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The in-person festival offers a guided plantation tour May 11 at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory […]

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Register Now for La`i`ōpua 2020 Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Curriculum at Kealakehe and Konawaena Elementary Schools KONA, HAWAI`I (April 11, 2022) – Registration is now open for a Summer Enrichment program being offered at Konawaena and Kealakehe elementary schools by the La`i`ōpua 2020 Enrichment Program. This free program starts June 6, 2022, and runs through July 15, 2022, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 […]

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2022 Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival – CANCELLED

WAIMEA CHERRY BLOSSOM HERITAGE FESTIVA HAS BEEN RECENTLY CANCELLED.  PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Headquartered from Church Row Park and Parker Ranch Center, the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival wass planning in-person festivities 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Following Covid-19 safety protocols, the 29th annual festival will […]

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HTFG VIRTUAL FRUIT CONFERENCE AVAILABLE FREE ONLINE

Join in Q&A October 19 HAWAII—Online presentations of the 31st Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference are available free at htfg.org. Originally scheduled in person this week, the conference pivoted to all virtual presentations due to the recent surge of COVID-19. “All the conference downloads are available and we invite members and the public to watch […]

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Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra Offers Kona a Halloween Treat

A Delightfully Spooky Musical Interlude to Welcome the Weekend KONA, HAWAI`I (October 18, 2021) – The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will treat listeners to an open-air Halloween concert on Friday, October 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Kona Commons Shopping Center. The concert is free and open to the public, offering a symphonic selection of family music […]

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RE/MAX Lava Luxury Opens at Waikoloa Kingsʻ Shops

WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, HAWAII ISLAND —Today, Chris Fidelibus of Oahu and Peggy Kent of the Big Island announce the opening of RE/MAX Lava Luxury, the newest, full service Real Estate brokerage on the Big Island of Hawaii located in the Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Fidelibus is the current owner of RE/MAX Honolulu and Kent is a retired, long-term […]

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TASTY KONA OPENS IN HISTORIC KAILUA VILLAGE

Boutique Inspired by Ka‘u Coffee Shop KAILUA-KONA, HI—Stocked with Hawai‘i-made treats and treasures—plus fun and handy gifts geared for the traveler—Tasty Kona officially opened its doors June 6. Festivities included a ribbon cutting, coffee tasting, entertainment, giveaways and pet adoptions with Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Services (KARES). A percentage of sales also benefited KARES. […]

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SAVE THE DATE FOR 31st FRUIT CONFERENCE OCTOBER 8-9

HAWAII— “Mango Makers and Food Preservers” is the title of the 31st Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference October 8-9 at the Maui County Business Resource Center. The 2021 conference will be both in-person and virtual and continue with mini-sessions and tours in Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Hilo and Kona October 10-14.  Geared to farmers, educators, orchard managers […]

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HAWAII COFFEE ASSOCIATION HOSTS VIRTUAL CONFRENCE AND NAMES STATEWIDE CUPPING COMPETITION WINNERS

HAWAII—The Hawaii Coffee Association hosted its first virtual conference on Thurs. and Fri., June 24 and 25. The industry’s statewide non-profit organization indefinitely delayed its 25th annual conference and statewide cupping competition in 2020 due to COVID restrictions. The 12th cupping competition was done remotely with winners announced at the culmination of today’s conference. The program featured […]

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