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Kona Marthon

The Kona Marathon ( held June 24 this year, also delivers significant support for local causes such as Special Olympics of West Hawaii, Susan G Komen for the Cure Hawaii, and PATH, Share the Road with Aloha, but does so…

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Hula to the World

Nani Lim-Yap is one of Hawai`i’s foremost practitioners of traditional dance, both as a dancer and as a kumu hula (master instructor). Though she has performed at Waikoloa Beach Resort on occasion, it is with the troupe she co-led with…

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New Directions

At this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival, Nani’s current halau, Manaola — formed in 2016 and named after her son — will be performing what for them will be a more modern story. It is based on the legacy of Queen…

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Amer Ari Invitational

The 27th annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament was contested over the Waikoloa Kings’ Course In early February, with Oklahoma State emerging as the champion in decisive fashion. The Cowboys took the lead on the second day of play and…

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Asian Fest

Lions and Taiko drums helped welcome the Chinese “Year of the Dog” at the exciting “Asian Fest” at Queens’ MarketPlace on Friday, February 2. The event was marked by the high energy of vibrant Lion Dancers and driving rhythms of…

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Mr. Fantasy Resort

Christopher Bagwell Hemmeter, 1939-2003 Christopher B. Hemmeter was one of the Aloha State’s most charismatic hotel developers in the 1970s and 1980s, and his influence is perhaps nowhere more evident than at Waikoloa Beach Resort. It was here that one…

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The Ultimate Movie Experience

This winter, a unique new offering will be open for resort guests and the local community: Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas at Queens’ MarketPlace. Scheduled to open around the beginning of December — “We don’t want to miss the new Star Wars…

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