Honu show their independence

KOHALA COAST — Hundreds of hotel guests, visitors and residents flocked to Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows’ beach Wednesday morning to stake out ideal spots to best view the 29th annual July 4th Turtle Independence Day Celebration.

Candidate forum scheduled in North Kohala

From 5-7 p.m. July 18, county and state candidates will share their positions and policies with the public at a free candidate forum in Kapaau. The event will be held at the North Kohala Civic Center’s Judiciary Building, behind the Kamehameha statue on Akoni Pule Highway.

Kupuna Transitions

Many family members of an older adult struggle with a guilty conscience about not visiting with their relative often enough. In Hawaii, our guilt can be even greater because it isn’t feasible for the average person to fly over for face-to-face visits on a weekly or monthly basis. Sometimes the weekly phone call can even be a bit challenging due to time difference issues.