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53rd Annual Waimea Twilight Christmas Parade

12/02/13 - From Waimea Community Assocication News.
Santa in a lighted sleigh. Open-air sampan-like buses from Kohala Ditch Adventures carrying a most precious cargo of nearly two dozen Waimea kupuna as the collective Grand Marshalls. A huge brigade of fancifully decorated rigs honoring a beloved fallen trucker and community friend, Kurt Okada. Dozens of walking and marching units handing out goodies including Waimea Outdoor Circle volunteers who will again give away 1,000 baby trees that recipients must promise to plant and care for. A chugging choo-choo train carrying smiling children and a cement mixer and fancy "honeywagon" covered with twinkling lights.

These are just some of the sights, sounds and pleasures in store for spectators at the 53rd Annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade at 5:15 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013.
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Learning Hilo - The Turnaround, (from civilbeat.com)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, HAWAII — At 5:45 each school morning, Daniel Caluya wakes up the homeless people and transient drug addicts who are camped out in the open-air walkways. After encouraging them to move on, he collects and discards needles and other paraphernalia. Then Caluya welcomes roughly 130 elementary school children to the Na Wai Ola campus.
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Girls Night Out 2013, a HUGE success!

WAIMEA - A new record turnout of over 400 women were treated to a fun night of pampering at our 13th annual breast cancer awareness event called Girls Night Out (GNO) on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter school in Waimea.
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Teacher preparation program accredited

HONOLULU — A Big Island-based teacher preparation program that focuses on developing educators to work with Native Hawaiian students in charter schools recently earned national accreditation, allowing it to soon begin recruiting students.
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