A fruitful Enterprise

On Tuesday, Enterprise Holdings presented a donation to HOPE Services Hawaii. HOPE is a statewide nonprofit agency designed to help homeless families and individuals attain the skills needed to maximize their potential, succeed in permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency. Last month, community organizers celebrated the spirit of collaboration as they officially dedicated a new micro-housing facility for residents displaced by the ongoing Kilauea lava flow in lower Puna. The Sacred Heart Shelter, composed of 20 120-square-foot tiny houses, was erected in less than a month on land located below Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. Brandee Menino, CEO of HOPE Services Hawaii, said the project came together swiftly thanks to the cooperative efforts of community groups. “It takes a community; there’s no way HOPE Serv­ices could do this on their own.” Courtesy photo

Start the day with oats

I’ve learned a lot about the little oat lately. They offer vitamins B1, B2 and E. Oats also have a hearty dose of soluble fiber, which helps support good gut bacteria, regulate cholesterol, provide protein for energy, and keep food moving all the way through your system.

Algonquin Hotel throws a ‘purrty,’ feline fashion show

NEW YORK — The “meowdels” wore couture and the crowd was cat-tastic at The Algonquin Hotel’s annual feline fashion show, presided over by the historic Times Square establishment’s 12th resident cat, a ginger boy with a theatrical name, Hamlet VIII.

Plant lover becomes a successful businesswoman at Pua Kala Nursery

Dianne Zink came to Kona on vacation in 1987. She was a young plant science graduate from Utah State with some nursery and golf course maintenance experience on the mainland. She was ready for a change and her vacation here kept extending until she realized she wasn’t going to leave.

A weed is often something of value

A weed may be defined as any plant growing in the wrong place. Perhaps an even better definition for a weed is a plant for which we haven’t found value.