Island Life 02-24-18

Uma-Uma Falls flows gracefully on Thursday. (Jerry Slusser/Community Contributor)

A sweet treat can be healthy to eat

The culinary calendar is full of healthy options right now. Not only is February American Heart Month, this Thursday is National Cook-A-Sweet-Potato Day. With more beta carotene than carrots, plus vitamin C and fiber, the sweet potato can satisfy a sweet craving while bestowing benefits. And it’s so versatile, as the following recipes will show.

Swaying gingerly in the breeze

Michelle Familo, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, snapped this photo of shell ginger (alpinia zevumbet) at North Point on Sunday. (Michelle Familo/Community contributor)

Island Life 02-19-18

A hawk stretches its wings while investigating baby chickens in Clint Zavodny’s backyard on McCoy Plantation in Captain Cook. (Clint Zavodny/Community contributor)