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Kona AAUW awards scholarships

| Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

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.

  1. | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    The Jeju Food and Wine Festival ended its second year Saturday. Jeju Food and Wine Festival has been modeled and inspired by the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. Jeju is an island on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula with an abundant seafood resource. Local chefs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi both attended the inaugural year but due to schedule conflicts were not able to attend this year’s JFWF. Chef Vikram Garg from Hawaii has attended JFWF in 2016 and 2017.

  2. | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Larry asks: I kept my Christmas poinsettia plant alive in hopes I could save it for next winter. Most of the flowers have faded but the plant seems to be still alive. Any tips for saving this plant or propagating new ones from it?

  3. | Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    The extra warm temperatures in the tropical Pacific are perfect for the heavy production of banana fruit and for hurricanes. May 9 is the earliest record for named storms, so it looks like we can expect some strange weather and lots of bananas. In fact, folks have such an abundant supply of the fruit from now through fall that it is hard for a family to eat them all. Even using them for banana smoothies, pancakes, bread, fried bananas, banana chips and dried bananas, just to mention a few uses. Bananas are rich in nutrients and especially good for supplying potassium. Homegrown bananas are a great way to reduce your grocery bill.

  4. Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    People demonstrate a great spot not to be in when a wave crashes. Jan Fooks/Community Contributor

  5. Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    The Rotary Club of Kona Mauka awarded 14 scholarships totaling $23,900 to graduating seniors at Konawaena High School. Over the years the club has established several scholarships to help young adults achieve their academic goals. The funding of these scholarships is primarily generated from the club’s annual Valentine Wine Tasting fundraiser, along matching funds for the James Joseph Montgomery Memorial Scholarship and Bill Calder Education Scholarship.

  6. Posted: May 21 2017 - 12:05am

    Bake sale benefits The Pregnancy Center

  7. Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Vita Zamedyanskiy photographs the setting sun at the salt water pool off Alii Drive. Bob Viggers/Community Contributor

  8. Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Aerial line inspections planned

  9. Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Peter Van Dyke, manager of the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, and volunteer Jim Miller examine Kokia cookei grafts. The critically endangered Kokia cookei is one of many rare native plants preserved at the garden and tended by volunteers on the Saturday workdays. Contact Van Dyke at 323-3318 to find out more about volunteering.

  10. Posted: May 19 2017 - 12:05am

    Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii has received a $1,500 grant from the Windermere Foundation. The check was presented during the Women Build day on May 6. The grant will go toward the Key Ohana home, one of six families to receive a new home in the Kamakoa Nui Affordable Workforce Housing project in Waikoloa Village.

  11. Posted: May 19 2017 - 12:05am

    A surfer rides a wave as the sun sets at Old Kona Airport Park. Benjamin Agdeppa/Community Contributor

  12. Posted: May 19 2017 - 12:05am

    Kailua-Kona Seniors meet Wednesday

  13. Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Von Miller, a rescue cat from KARES, meets a visitor at his home in Captain Cook. Patrcia Todd/COmmunity Contributor

  14. Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Kailua-Kona Lions Club and its branch club, Kaloko Lions Club, dedicated their Centennial Project, a new keiki fountain at Kona Aquatic Center Wednesday. The previous fountain had deteriorated from age.

  15. Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Monk seal talk coming up