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Keaau Christmas Parade 2016 set for December 10

Mark your calendars!  The Keaau Christmas Parade 2016 will be on Saturday, December 10.  The theme is “Local Kine Christmas”.

Not An Ordinary Homecoming — 5th Annual Kipimana Cup For Kamehameha and Kea’au is Friday


Homecoming on the Kea’au campus of Kamehameha Schools will be extra special, falling on game day for the 5th annual Kipimana Cup. The Kipimana Cup is a goodwill football game between the public and private schools located within a few miles radius. “We look forward with the two schools and the community to this game Read more …

Grand Opening of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Keaau Branch!

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Keaau

Grand Opening of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Keaau Branch! The eagerly awaited and well-attended event was held on May 22, 2015.  We found the service friendly, the teas and smoothies delicious, the pastries scrumptious and the Wi-Fi free.  Come and enjoy this new addition to the community. Location: 16-586 Old Volcano Road, Suite Read more …

* Downed Trees Cause Puna Hiking Trail Closure

DOWNED TREES CAUSE PUNA HIKING TRAIL CLOSURE Tree removal and trail repairs will take some time HILO  —The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed the Puna hiking trail until further notice, due to severe tree fall caused by Hurricane Iselle. These downed trees are blocking access to Read more …

* Featured Business – Mail & Ship, Etc.

Mail & Ship, Etc.

Need a post office box?  There is a great alternative to the long waitlists at the Keaau Post Office located right around the corner at the Keaau Plaza.  Mail & Ship, Etc. is a locally owned and operated business offering private mailbox rentals, internet access, copy, fax and laminating services.   You can purchase packing supplies Read more …

*Coming Event – Third Annual Kipimana Cup

kipimana cup 2012

Mark you calendars for the third annual Kipimana Cup, scheduled for Friday, October 11 at 5pm.   The cup will be presented to the winner of the goodwill football game between Kamehameha and Keaau High Schools at Kamehameha’s home field. W.H. Shipman, Ltd., (WHS) is proud to support these Keaau schools by sponsoring a perpetual trophy Read more …

* Saying goodbye to a dear friend, Loren Mochida

On June 14, after working a normal day in the office, our Director of Agricultural Operations, Loren Mochida, passed away while in a pasture he kept for his cattle.  Loren’s passing was sudden and completely unexpected.  Loren was a highly respected member of the state’s farm community for more than 40 years, frequently giving testimony Read more …

* HMSA plans to build a new office in Keaau

HMSA Keaau (rendering)

Hawaii Tribune Herald article – March 27, 2013 By Colin M. Stewart – Tribune-Herald staff writer The Hawaii Medical Service Association on Tuesday announced plans to build a new office building in Keaau. Since opening its first Hawaii Island office in Hilo the same day as the deadly April Fool’s Day tsunami of 1946, HMSA Read more …

* New Restaurant Opens in Keaau Shopping Center

Native Pasta & Steak is the newest addition to restaurant offerings in Keaau Town.  Located in the Keaau Shopping Center, their menu has a nice mixture of pasta dishes, Italian entrees, and salads.

* Kea’au Bread Box Re-opens in Kea’au Plaza

Renovations are complete and the Keaau Bread Box is back.  Val & Robert Summers have reopened their family owned and operated bakery located in the Keaau Plaza.  Their delectable assortment of fresh baked goods including many types of breads, focaccia, baguettes cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, and more are baked daily each morning.  Hours of operation Read more …

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