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Island Life: 3-29-17

| Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

A donkey stands in a field in Holualoa. Kandi Schafer/Community Contributor

  1. Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am

    A donkey stands in a field in Holualoa. Kandi Schafer/Community Contributor

  2. Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am

    Elderly Recreation Services offers spring classes

  3. | Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 10:03am

    This one is new to me: Apparently today is National Something-on-a-Stick Day. I’m not sure if the concept is strictly referencing food, but that’s how I’m playing it. We can call them kebabs or skewers or en brochette; they can be metal or wooden or some other type of spear. Whatever we call them, it is fast and easy to put together a meal on sticks.

  4. Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 12:05am

    IRS warns of scams

  5. Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 12:05am

    A pineapple forms. Jillian Davis/Community Contributor

  6. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 4:53pm

    If at all possible, it’s a great idea to plan a visit to the colleges on your list. Even if you do not eventually attend these schools, the visits will help you get a feel for the type of college that is right for you. Campus visits help you understand what you are looking for in a college. In addition, registering for a campus tour and information session shows “demonstrated interest.” This can be a valuable tiebreaker when your application is being considered for admission. Colleges want applicants who they feel will accept an offer of admission and they know that applicants who visit a campus are more likely to attend than “stealth applicants.”

  7. Posted: Mar 27 2017 - 12:05am

    Ka’u Forest Reserve update slated April 4

  8. | Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 6:59pm

    The must see South Korean film at HIFF Spring Showcase this year is the opening night film, “The Prison” at 8 p.m. on Friday at Dole Cannery A in Honolulu. Directed by Na Hyeon, the Hawaii premiere of “The Prison” has an all start cast of Rae-won Kim (doctors), Suk-gyu Han (romantic doctor), Kyoung-young Lee and Jae-yoon Jo. The official release date in South Korea is Friday. For more information, visit Here is the synopses provided by HIFF: In a maximum security prison, an underground network has been set up where inmates are hired to sneak out at night to commit perfect crimes. Ik-Ho is a prisoner and also the head gang leader there. Yoo-Gun is a new inmate and former detective who was framed for crimes he didn’t commit. Ik-Ho pays attention to the hot tempered Yoo-Gun, and sees a future for him in this conspiracy where crime and corruption go hand-in-hand for political and financial gain.

  9. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 7:39am

    Julie asks: I got some lettuce seeds from the Community Seed Library in Kona and want to ensure good results so I can take seeds back to the library. How do you recommend that I plant and care for them?

  10. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 12:05am

    The Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is funded by the US Small Business Administration and by the State of Hawaii, both of whom are understandably interested in tracking outcomes. The statistics for 2016 are in, and I think the outcomes are impressive.

  11. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 12:05am

    On March 8, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism released a study on Hawaii real property taxes.

  12. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii is unique in its horticultural blend of plants and landscapes. Although we live in the tropics, gardening is heavily influenced by the ways of Europe and the Americas. This plus Asian, Polynesian and African agricultural influences have made landscaping and gardening fun but a bit complicated.

  13. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:05am

    The Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest is a major contributor to improving understanding of how to conserve and manage tropical forest ecosystems. It celebrates its 10-year anniversary on March 23.

  14. Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:29pm

    Kona Boy Scout Troup 131, from left, Ariihau Barton, Iokewe Ahuna, Paka Mitchell, David Aholelei, Justice Dominguez-Haili, Isaiah Medeiros, West Hawaii Today editor Tom Hasslinger, Kekai Robins and Jovanni Ramirez pose for a photo in front of a library of newspapers at the West Hawaii Today office.

  15. Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 12:05am

    West Hawaii Keiki Coalition meets