Entries by liam

Eat healthy: Alliance, KTA team up for National Food Day

October 17, 2017 (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)—The Hawaii Island Food Alliance and KTA Super Stores will celebrate National Food Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24 at KTA’s Puainako, Waimea and Keauhou locations. Food Day aims to support and promote local food and farmers, as well as healthy foods, healthy eating and safe food handling. »Read more

Hawai‘i Schools Celebrate Farm to School Week

October 1, 2017 (Big Island Now)—The Hawai‘i Farm to School Initiative is celebrating Farm to School Week by highlighting its pilot project in Kohala. From Oct. 2 to 5, students at Kohala public schools will enjoy delicious, fresh cooked meals that will feature local ingredients such as Big Island ground beef, apple bananas, sweet potatoes […]

Honoring Hawaii’s indigenous language and culture: Waimea HA Design Team selected to connect community with the ‘āina

September 22, 2017 (West Hawaii Today)—Two middle-school teachers, a seventh-grade student and two Kohala Center employees were announced in mid-September as a Na Hopena A’o (HA) Design Team by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE)’s Office of Hawaiian Education (OHE). Twenty school/community design teams were selected total throughout the state. »Read more

SBA awards $5 million in PRIME grants to help emerging micro-entrepreneurs: The Kohala Center among recipients

September 22, 2017 (West Hawaii Today)—Thirty-four community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs will soon receive a combined $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME). The Kohala Center (TKC) is among these organizations that help low-income entrepreneurs gain access to capital […]

SBA Awards $5 Million in PRIME Grants to Help Emerging Micro-entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital

September 7, 2017—Thirty-four community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs are set to receive a combined $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME). These organizations help low-income entrepreneurs gain access to capital to establish and expand their small businesses. »Read more

NOAA grant to fund Kawaihae watershed restoration

September 3, 2017 (West Hawaii Today)—Cody Dwight hopped in a chopper for a flyover of Kohala Mountain and was thrust into what he described as a scene straight out of the BBC’s acclaimed nature program, “Planet Earth.” “The entire hillside was moving,” Dwight said. “It looked more like the Serengeti than Hawaii.” What Dwight witnessed […]