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

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

  1. Posted: Sep 16 2017 - 12:06am

    A honeybee loads up on pollen from a water lily in a Kona Palisades pond. (Courtesy photo /Alan Silverman)

  2. Posted: Sep 16 2017 - 12:06am

    Join the Hawaii Loa chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in celebrating the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States of America.

  3. Posted: Sep 15 2017 - 12:06am

    A free visual treat awaits patrons at Kona’s Costco. (Courtesy photo / Dinah Rodgers)

  4. Posted: Sep 14 2017 - 1:18pm

    Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods wins award

  5. | Posted: Sep 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Hibiscus and ʻilima bloom after a morning rain on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

  6. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:05am

    A man and dog enjoy a ride on a paddleboard in Kealakekua Bay. (Terri Olsem/Community Contributor)

  7. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Military to convoy from PTA to Kawaihae

  8. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    This Saturday, we honor Mexican Independence Day when, in 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo urged his people to rebel against 300 years of oppressive Spanish rule. In a patriotic cry for freedom and racial equality that still has relevance today, the Catholic priest helped launch a grassroots revolt that was long fought (about 10 years) and hard won. Much dancing, fireworks, food and drink ensued.

  9. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    A bird of paradise blooms in Opihihale. (Terri Olsem/Community Contributor)

  10. | Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 12:05am

    A female tiger shark approaches an underwater photographer at Honokohau Harbor. (Bo Pardau/Community Contributor)

  11. | Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Soroptimist International to meet

  12. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Susan asks: The leaves on my squash plant have yellow spots and some grayish dust spots. What is the problem and what can I do about it?

  13. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    If you love Korean food here is a great way to learn. OME Cooking Lab is in Seoul and chef Min-seon Kim provides daily classes. Classes are in English and small, up to six per day. Chef Kim will meet you at the Yangnyeong or Gyeongdong market to pick out the ingredients for the day. She then takes you to a Korean traditional home to prepare the meal together with the class participants and enjoy the meal at the end of the day. Ome means five tastes in Korean. Chef Kim has had many foreigners visit her classes from all over the world, such as US, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Dutch, and Russia. Her classes are sensitive to religion and allergies. Classes are about $54, which include the meal. The daily classes prepare not just a single dish but a meal, usually three dishes, a soup, an appetizer and main dish. For example, a one day menu could be: bean spout soup, pajun and boolgogi. Kim was recently featured on Arirang TV. She is also trained in Korean traditional deserts. If you ever visit Korea, please book in advance. For more information please visit her website:

  14. Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    South Kona blooms with color. (Courtesy photo / Jean Trueman)

  15. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 12:06am

    We have just returned from a long trip that brought us through two monster cities. London and New York have in common populations in the many millions of humans. They are approximately the same size in square miles as the City and County of Honolulu. What is remarkable is that these great cities have embarked on major tree planting projects over the last few decades. They also have a past when forward thinking planners set aside major tracts of land for parks, watersheds and wildlife. They seemed to have known intuitively that we humans need trees to help us keep our sanity. As loud and crowded as these cities are, there are quiet sanctuaries where we humans can reconnect with nature. Both London and New York have made tremendous efforts to plant shade trees along the commercial and residential streets. These efforts are especially noticeable in New York City where over a million street trees have been planted in the last 25 years. Honolulu has been fortunate as well, thanks to the Outdoor Circle and community leaders who promoted city landscape projects.