Wright On: The new boss at Kohala is much like the old one

WAIMEA — Fact and fallacy are supposed to live in different neighborhoods, but up here in the North Country, they exist and grow together at Kohala High School where, Kihei Kapeliela begins a new season Monday as coach of the boys’ basketball team.

Wright On: Joe Kalima was a man of aloha to his core

They always talk about a celebration of life when another good person passes away and if that phrase sometimes make you wonder if it has a core strength or if it just sounds good, this would be a good time to consider the life of Joe Kalima.

Wright On: Alika Smith at Waiakea is a fit to watch

It was, for the insular world of high school basketball in Hawaii, an announcement greeted with wonderment and no lack of head scratching this summer when Waiakea High School announced who it had hired to fill its girls’ basketball coaching vacancy.

The Scene: For horse enthusiasts, your carriages await

Some of us were born and raised here, some of us were flown in, but eventually, Big Island residents, one and all, come to realize e komo mai is more than just a pleasant greeting, we actually welcome diversity as an advantage of living here.