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August 27, 2013
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VIDEO: Lantern Floating Ceremony at Pauoa Bay

North Hawaii Hospice event held at Fairmont Orchid

KOHALA COAST, Hawaii – Asia’s spiritual tradition of floating lanterns in memory of loved ones passed again came to the Kohala Coast this weekend. North Hawaii Hospice held its third annual floating lantern ceremony at The Fairmont Orchid on Sunday. After catering to tourists throughout the day, Pauoa Bay was host to a crowd of … Full article →

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May 10, 2013

Hawi woman killed in Kohala resort crash identified

Pamela Sue Gorman crashed into a storage building near Fairmont Orchid

by David Corrigan KOHALA COAST, Hawaii – Police have identified the woman who died on Tuesday after she crashed her sedan at the entrance of the Fairmont Orchid Hotel. Police say 25-year-old woman Pamela Sue Gorman of Hawi ran off the right side of the North Kaniku Drive and crashed into a storage building. The … Full article →

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August 28, 2012
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VIDEO: Lantern floating for North Hawaii Hospice

Video courtesy North Hawaii Hospice, voice of Stephanie Salazar KOHALA COAST, Hawaii: On Sunday, supporters of North Hawaii Hospice gathered at the Fairmont Orchid resort on the Kohala Coast, to participate in the second annual lantern floating ceremony. The benefit event took place at Coconut Grove and included live multicultural  entertainment: music, hula, Taiko drummers and Hawaiian chanting. … Full article →

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May 22, 2012
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Lance Armstrong set for Honu 70.3

KOHALA COAST, Hawaii: Lance Armstrong is reportedly set to take on the 9th Annual Ironman70.3 Hawaii race on June 2nd. The seven-time Tour de France Champion will be among the 1,600 athletes who will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles along the Kohala Coast in the triathlon commonly known as the … Full article →

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November 12, 2011

Hawaii landmarks in gingerbread for Fairmont Christmas

Media release from Fern Gavelek Communications: PREPARATIONS IN FULL SWING FOR CHRISTMAS AT THE FAIRMONT HCC STUDENTS CONSTRUCTING HAWAI‘I LANDMARKS FROM GINGERBREAD HAWAI‘I ISLAND—It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for culinary students at Hawai‘i Community College-West Hawai‘i. The future chefs are constructing gingerbread centerpieces fashioned to resemble a variety of Hawai‘i landmarks. The … Full article →

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October 18, 2011

KOHALA: Gold Coast resorts rank in Hawaii Top 20

By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar KOHALA COAST, Hawaii: Over on the Kohala Coast, the 2011 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards survey shows Hawaii Island is well represented in the Top 20 Hawaii Resorts list. At number 4 on the statewide list is the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai – scoring a 93.4. Its a … Full article →

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August 30, 2011

VIDEO: Floating lanterns scenic end to season of remembrance

Video courtesy North Hawaii Hospice | Voice of Stephanie Salazar KOHALA COAST, Hawaii: Lanterns lit Pauoa Bay along the Kohala Coast on Sunday evening, when North Hawaii Hospice held its first annual floating lantern ceremony at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii. A ceremony was held at the Coconut Grove at the luxury resort, and included live music, … Full article →

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June 8, 2011

VIDEO: Witnesses to resort violence testify in Zimmerman hearing

Video by Lynn Beittel, Matt Binder of Visionary Video Philip Howard Zimmerman will stand trial for the murder of his girlfriend at a Kohala Coast resort. That was the decision of District Judge Mel Fujino after a probable cause hearing held in Waimea on Tuesday. Zimmerman is accused of murdering his girlfriend, 44 year old … Full article →

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April 13, 2011

2011 Big Island Film Festival announces official selections

Voice of Stephanie Salazar The official selections have been announced for the 2011 Big Island Film Festival, held May 11 – 15. The event at The Fairmont Orchid and The Shops at Mauna Lani will showcase 63 independent narrative films from 7 countries Ten of the Official Selections are Hawaii-made films, like “Get a Job,” … Full article →

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June 6, 2010

VIDEO: At the finish for Ironman 70.3

June 6, 2010 – Kohala Coast, Hawaii Video by David Corrigan Tim DeBoom (right), two time Ironman world champion, finished first in the Rohto Ironman 70.3 Hawaii race on Saturday, crossing the Honu Pointe finish line at the Fairmont Orchid in 4 hours, 4 minutes and 2 seconds. It was the first time the 40 year old … Full article →