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Island Life: 6-24-16

| Jun 24 2016 - 12:06am | Comments

A Jackson’s chameleon was spotted. Phyllis Hanson/Community Contributor

  • Posted: May 17 2016 - 12:30am

    VFW hosts activities, golf tournament

  • Posted: May 17 2016 - 12:30am

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in awarding two Hawaii companies — Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority and Hawaii Tourism Authority — the President’s “E” Award.

  • Posted: May 16 2016 - 12:30am

    People climb in a banyan tree near Rainbow Falls. Victoria McKinney/Community Contributor

  • Posted: May 16 2016 - 12:30am

    Nonprofits encouraged to apply for community award

  • | Posted: May 15 2016 - 1:00am

    Korea’s latest movie release, “Phantom Detective” will open in Hawaii this Friday, May 20 at the Pearlridge Consolidated multiplex. This thriller and action film is directed by Sung Hee Jo, who is also known for “Werewolf Boy” and “Don’t Step Out Of The House,” which won third prize Cinefondation at Cannes Film Festival. Here is the synopses provided by CJ Entertainment: After witnessing the murder of his mother as a child, private detective Hong Gil-dong has been on the trail of the killer for two decades. But when he’s about to uncover the identity of the killer, the man is taken away by a shadowy organization. Little did he know that this is the same group that created both him and his nemesis.

  • | Posted: May 15 2016 - 1:00am

    Recently, we alerted you to a new tax credit that sprouted like a weed during our legislative session.

  • | Posted: May 15 2016 - 1:00am

    When it comes to gardening, you may learn from books, but visiting our local farmers markets gives you the opportunity to learn from “grass roots” experts, as well. According to Michael Gibson, longtime farmer, one fun market is the Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market. It is held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at the intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19. Another good Sunday market is held across from Manago Hotel in Captain Cook. In Waimea, there are two markets on Saturday, and another at Keauhou Shopping Center in Kona. On Wednesdays we have two in Kona. They are at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay and Makalapua Shopping Center. You can buy local produce and pick the brains of growers as well.

  • | Posted: May 15 2016 - 1:00am

    Julie asks: My mango tree put out tons of fruit last year. This year’s flowers are fewer, and they look terrible. The fruit that does start forming is dropping off. What’s going on and what can I do about it?

  • Posted: May 15 2016 - 12:30am

    Police Week honors fallen officers

  • Posted: May 15 2016 - 12:30am

    Zinnias bloom in the Kohala Mountains. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  • Posted: May 14 2016 - 1:00am

    The Rotary Club of Kona Mauka recently recognized Jerry Tracy, artistic director for Aloha Performing Arts Company, with its Rotary Vocational Award of Professional Excellence.

  • Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    A nene eats ohelo berries at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Debra Newbery/Community Contributor

  • Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    Free estate planning workshop planned

  • Posted: May 13 2016 - 1:00am

    Konawaena High School is the state winner for the 2015 Recycle-Bowl school competition held Oct. 19 to Nov. 15. Participating schools were ranked according to the ratio of reported pounds of recyclable material collected during the four-week collection period and the number of students and teachers on their campus.

  • Posted: May 13 2016 - 12:30am

    A Ka’u Coffee Recipe Contest will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ka’u Coffee Mill.