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| | Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

David asks: While sitting in the dentist’s chair, David asked me how to control snails and slugs and avoid exposure to rat lungworm disease. In that position it was hard to respond fully, so I will do so here.

  1. Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 12:05am

    Ellen Hayakawa, an accomplished teacher and author, will be speaking tonight and Tuesday on “Creating the work you love,” and “Discovering your children’s spiritual gifts.”

  2. Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 12:05am

    VFW invites the community to pulled pork dinner

  3. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 8:51pm

    Breezy Love

  4. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 8:51pm

    In early May, on the day our Legislature adjourned, one of the newspapers summarized our Legislature’s work on the Honolulu transit surcharge extension as “Epic Fail on Rail.” With the Federal Highway Administration poised to pull out its $1.5 billion commitment if no funding solution is firmed up, our legislators need to get their collective act together if they want to help the project get back on track.

  5. | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    David asks: While sitting in the dentist’s chair, David asked me how to control snails and slugs and avoid exposure to rat lungworm disease. In that position it was hard to respond fully, so I will do so here.

  6. | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Long summer days are required to get many plants to flower, especially when it comes to the family of gingers. We often take for granted that which we have in abundance. When we are in good health, we sometimes we don’t appreciate it until we get sick. The same holds true when it comes to our amazing gardens.

  7. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 8:51pm

    Just over a month ago, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) raised the curtain on its new website. The change was part of an overall update to how the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program provides information to both the scientific community and the general public.

  8. Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union has announced the recipients of its 2017 college scholarships. A total of $20,000 was awarded to eight Hawaii Island recipients. Seven of the scholarships were awarded to high-school graduates planning to attend a two- or four-year institution of higher learning in the coming school year, and one of the scholarships was awarded to a recipient who is continuing her education post-high-school graduation. The scholarships are named after a retired HCFCU employee and community volunteers who made important contributions to the HCFCU.

  9. Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    A Madagascar day gecko was spotted near Hilo. Bob Viggers/Community Contributor

  10. Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Cadets in the Kona Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol recently had an opportunity to experience flights in the squadron’s Cessna 182. Cadets receive aerospace education, learn about safe ground handling of the aircraft and also use the squadron’s flight simulators prior to their flights. The U.S. Air Force provides funding for up to five powered flights per cadet with each flight having a prescribed syllabus increasing in skill level as the cadet progresses. Flights provide opportunity for hands-on flying under the supervision of an authorized Civil Air Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration-certified pilot.

  11. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    The Kona chapter of American Association of University Women has awarded its 2017 scholarships to three women from West Hawaii schools. Each will receive $2,000 to assist with future educational goals.

  12. Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    Dance class for Parkinson’s patients planned

  13. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    Agriculture technology platform is topic at Kona Science Cafe

  14. Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    A jeweled anemone crab was found at Keei. Linnea Andersen/Community Contributor

  15. Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    A crowd gathers to watch a halau perform during an Afternoon at Hulihee event. Tina Le/Community Contributor