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Purple Heart Memorial construction begins

| Apr 28 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

Volunteers poured the concrete pad for a Purple Heart Memorial being constructed at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. The monument will be placed near the pavilion at the back of the cemetery, across from a POW/MIA monument and ash garden already in place. Modeled after a monument erected early last year in Hilo, the 3,000-pound India red granite monument pays tribute to recipients of the Purple Heart.

  1. | 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?

  2. | 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.

  3. | 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.

  4. | 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.

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

    A honu swims at Magic Sands Beach. Peter Tuchol/Community Contributor

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

    West Hawaii Keiki Coalition meets

  7. | 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.

  8. Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Kailua-Kona Seniors attend free movie

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

    A lilikoi blossom opens. Jillian Davis/Community Contributor

  10. 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.

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

    A double calypso hibiscus is shown in Kona. Viewed from above, the flower looks like a rose. Laurie Sigel/Community Contributor

  12. 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.

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

    Libraries closed for Prince Kuhio Day

  14. Posted: Mar 23 2017 - 12:05am

    An award-winning exhibit, which was featured at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles and in museums worldwide, will be on display starting Monday at the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum in Kealakekua.

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

    Canoes line the shore of Keauhou Bay. Debbi Scheid/Community Contributor