VIDEO: Lantern Floating Ceremony at Pauoa Bay

Lanterns let go, floating in the calm waters of the bay

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 […]

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. […]

Lance Armstrong set for Honu 70.3

Lance Armstrong on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, by Team Radioshack

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]