Keoni Kaineianuuanu Pea Atkinson, 60, of Kailua-Kona died June 18 at Kona Community Hospital. He was a master kumu hula and entertainer known as The Ambassador of Aloha. Celebration of life 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Sheraton Keauhou Kaleiopapa Convention Center. Service at 2 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. Condolences to: Atkinson Ohana, c/o V. Daog, P.O. Box 242, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Survived by wife, Susana Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; daughters, Piialoha Pea Grace, Iwalani Pea Atkinson, Lilinoe Pea Atkinson, Oilipua Pea Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; mother, Norma Jean Davis of California; brothers, Frankie Atkinson and Robert Atkinson of Kailua-Kona; sister, Deborah Atkinson of California; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Director Jerry Tracy recently announced audition details for Aloha Theatres fall production of the comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang.
Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist uses a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is melted and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines or other similar miniature artwork.
From June 24 through July 21, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival will present nearly 20 public performances at a number of notable island venues from Kona to Hilo, featuring both student and faculty artists.
Great music, excellent food and island vibes all for a good cause add up to the 3rd Annual Evening of Aloha at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.
The trip wasnt quite complete when Kelsie Imai got the best news of her basketball life.
Richard James Doyas, 85, of Pahoa died July 9 at home. Born in San Francisco, he was a retired nuclear physicist for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and member of Center for Spiritual Living in Keaau. No services. Survived by wife, Jenifer Doyas of Pahoa; daughters, Noreen (Graham Matthews) Doyas of Redding, Calif., and Carolyn (Steve Roadhouse) Fencil of Lewiston, Calif.; son, Gregory (Jennifer) Doyas of Palo Alto, Calif.; sister, Dolores Ott of Chaska, Minn.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The Steam Vents parking lot in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be closed today from 8 a.m. to noon as park staff continue efforts to eradicate little fire ants (LFA) from the area. If the weather is unfavorable, Monday will be the alternate date.
Summer visitation at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has increased but the number of parking places at popular areas along Kilauea volcanos summit have not, leading to frustration and citations for illegal parking.