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| | Dec 14 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

West Hawaii resident tapped for long-term planning for Puerto Rico

  1. Posted: Dec 5 2017 - 12:06am

    County recycles holiday trees

  2. | Posted: Dec 5 2017 - 12:06am

    West Hawaii Today 

  3. | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 8:27pm

    This time of year, sales of poinsettia plants are second only to Christmas trees. Both are definitely part of the seasonal décor for those who celebrate this winter holiday. Though the fir relatives that are traditionally used for Christmas trees don’t grow at lower elevations here, we do often find tropical trees like Cook Island pines substituting for the old standard.

  4. | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 8:27pm

    In early November, the state auditor issued Report 17-10, which reviewed special, revolving and trust funds administered by the Department of Taxation. One of them is the Tax Administration Special Fund, which, although not an area of concern for the auditor, is becoming an all-purpose slush fund for which corrective action is needed.

  5. | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 8:27pm

    The Blue Dragon Film Awards was held Nov. 25 and two films have swept the evening with many awards. The two films are “I Can Speak” and “A Taxi Driver.” The best film category went to “A Taxi Driver,” the only South Korean film this year to hit the 10 million tickets sold mark. The best director went to Hyun-seok Kim for his film “I Can Speak.” The best leading actor went to veteran Kang-ho Song for “A Taxi Driver.” Song also visited Hawaii for HIFF in 2002 for his film “YMCA Baseball Team.” The best leading actress was awarded to Moon-hee Na for “I Can Speak.” “I Can Speak” was shown this year at the Hawaii International Film Festival. The film is about an elderly woman who files complaints with the city while wanting to learn English and ends touching on the subject of Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II.

  6. | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 8:27pm

    Christmas is almost here and we are seeing snow on Maunakea. Poinsettias are in full bloom as well as the related shrub, Snows of Kilimanjaro or euphorbia leucocephala. Folks are sending cards, buying and mailing gifts, but it seems like most of us are a bit slow in getting our mainland Christmas trees up this year.

  7. | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 12:06am

    By Mtchell Bonds

  8. Posted: Dec 2 2017 - 12:06am

    Young stock pickers win big

  9. Posted: Dec 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Support needed for holiday season

  10. Posted: Nov 30 2017 - 10:28am

    First Kona community fair scheduled

  11. Posted: Nov 30 2017 - 12:05am

    A Hawaiian red lionfish swims gracefully along the Kailua-Kona reef.

  12. | Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:06am

    Scarlet double hibiscus flowers become shades of orange and gold in the morning sun in Kona. (Laurie Sigel/Community Contributor)

  13. | Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 12:05am

    One of the Big Island’s most festive culinary fundraising events of the year is coming up this Saturday. Tickets, which would make an excellent gift for family, friends, and yourself, also benefit local culinary student education at Hawaii Community College — Palamanui. “Christmas with the Chefs,” now in its 29th year, will feature the talents of more than 20 chefs in the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona-Kohala Chefs Association with holiday-worthy cuisine, both savory and sweet, plus handcrafted ales, wines, pure Kona coffee, and live music by the Bill Noble Trio. Dancing and a silent auction will add to the fun.

  14. | Posted: Nov 27 2017 - 12:05am

    By Mtchell Bonds

  15. | Posted: Nov 26 2017 - 7:42pm

    ATLANTA — Oh, the holiday joy of a real Christmas tree — the smell of fresh pine from a freshly cut tree, all decked out merrily.