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Saloon Girls and Cowboys Got Talent Hopefuls in the paniolo parade. Courtesy photo.

Honokaa Western Week begins Sunday (May 21)

Honoka‘a Western Week starts down at the farm and ends up with a rodeo, May 21-29, 2017.

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Free meal program to expand to eight more Hawaii Island public schools

This upcoming school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will expand a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) free meal program, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), from 30 public schools to a total of 52 across the state.

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The new system provides a number of features for parents including online payments, creating auto-payments, checking account balances, setting up low balance alerts and is accessible online or through a mobile application. Photo courtesy Cybersoft PrimeroEdge

New software allows payments for public school food via mobile app

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is rolling out a new program called SchoolCafé that will make it easier for parents to monitor and pay for their child’s school meals online and through a mobile application. The program, which is run using PrimeroEdge school nutrition food service software, will also help cafeterias track their […]

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Hawaii Island Food Basket begins ‘New Year, New Wheels’ campaign

Hawai`i Island’s Food Bank is seeking the community’s support during its “New Year, New Wheels” campaign, an effort to raises needed funds to replace worn out and unrepairable vehicles.

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Kohala Aina Festival coming up Saturday (Nov 12)

7th Annual Kohala Aina Festival Where: Inhabit Farms, 53-4125 Pratt Rd., Kapa’au HI 96755 When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:00 – 10:00 pm (gates open 12:30 pm) Details: Kohala ‘Aina Festival is an annual benefit concert and celebration of local harvest, small farmers, and the vibrant movement for island-wide food sovereignty. Held each year at […]

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A herd of wild sheep grazes at sunset on the old pahoehoe lava flats alongside the Saddle Road at Puu Huluhulu near Mauna Kea access road. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

DLNR to conduct feral sheep control in October, November and December

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities specifically for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids; staff hunting, and/or aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within palila critical habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna […]

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Food Basket’s 15th Annual Feed-A-Thon interrupted by Hurricane Madeline

Tommy Ching says the yearly drive is an opportunity to reconnect with the community island-wide. “It’s disappointing that I only got to see half of Hilo during the East Hawai`i stretch of the drive.” Non-perishable food and monetary donations have been accepted during the first seven days of the drive and will continue to be […]

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Big Island Chocolate Festival names top confections

Waikoloa Hilton Village chefs score numerous awards; Maui team wins student division

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Dunkin’ Donuts to open 15 restaurants in Hawaii including Hawaii Island

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. Under the agreement, Aloha Petroleum will develop 15 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island (The Big Island) in the […]

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Hamakua Springs shares free bananas from final harvest in Hilo Friday (April 1)

Hamakua Springs Country Farms will be giving away 300 boxes of bananas from its final banana harvest this Friday, April 1, 2016 (no fooling).

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County opens Kona Street Eatz food truck park

MEDIA RELEASE The county has announced the opening of its first mobile food park on Kuakini Highway, Kona Street Eatz. Located between Big Island Honda and West Hawaii Today, this pilot project aims to support the mobile food industry by providing a safe and legal site for mobile food vendors to start, operate, sustain and […]

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Lava Lava Beach Club among best for outdoor dining

Lava Lava Beach Club among best for outdoor dining

MEDIA RELEASE Lava Lava Beach Club was named as one of the “Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining in America” by OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The award recognition highlighted restaurants that offer stunning views, unique cuisine and above all, fabulous outdoor dining experiences. This prestigious list was generated from more […]

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Accolades for Waikoloa Beach Resort restaurants

MEDIA RELEASE Chef Allen Hess has teed off his new “Mai Grille” restaurant at Kings’ Golf Course. Well-known for his deliciously skilled preparations of what he calls “chef-driven, house made, farm-to-table comfort food,” Hess brings a fresh new energy and style to the table. “We’re striving for a modern clubhouse with hand-crafted locally-sourced foods,” said […]

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New activities for 20th Taste of the Hawaiian Range (Oct. 9)

Free cook book, scavenger hunt, QR codes hook up attendees with offers from food producers, exhibit booths

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