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VFW awards Americanism student essay finalists

| | Dec 18 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Editor’s note: Noa Baggs’ essay won first place in the VFW Americanism essay contest.

  1. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 11:29am

    When the first humans arrived in Hawaii, edible nutritional kernals or nuts were hard to find. About the only native nut was the mahoe, or Alectron macrococculus. They brought with them the coconut and the kukui nut. Technically, the coconut is not a true nut and although kukui nut is edible, it can create serious stomach issues when eaten. So in the arena of foods and nutrition, true nuts were lacking.

  2. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 11:10am

    Most of us know that when we purchase a good or service in Hawaii, we must pay tax. It’s called the General Excise Tax, or GET, and it seems to show up in the price of everything we buy.

  3. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 11:07am

    Mary asks: Some of the leaves on my plumeria tree have yellow spots on them and kind of orange bumps on the undersides. Eventually, these leaves turn totally yellow and drop off the tree. What is the problem and how might I get rid of it?

  4. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Hawaii County Traffic Division Chief Ronald Thiel knows lights. Much of his work focuses on keeping local streets safe with street lights, traffic lights and hazard lights.

  5. Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Beginning bridge lessons starting soon

  6. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    Ancient Hawaiians baked it in an imu, pounded it into an ingredient for poi, and mixed it with coconut milk for pudding. They used the milky sap for glue and chewing gum, and the wood of its tree for canoes. The sap has also been said to heal cuts and other skin diseases.

  7. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    It was another sunny day at Anaehoomalu Bay. (Victoria McKinney/Community Contributor)

  8. Posted: Oct 8 2017 - 12:20pm

    A hiker navigates the trail to Honomalino Beach at high tide.

  9. Posted: Oct 8 2017 - 12:19pm

    Nguyen named Life Care Center executive director

  10. Posted: Oct 7 2017 - 1:46pm

    An unusual arrangement of the night-blooming cereus is captured.

  11. Posted: Oct 7 2017 - 1:17pm

    Big Island B&G club gets major grant

  12. Posted: Oct 7 2017 - 1:17pm

    A bleached crab makes its way across a rock.

  13. Posted: Oct 5 2017 - 3:46pm

    A Sunday sunset sail is captured from Honl’s Beach Park.

  14. | Posted: Oct 4 2017 - 12:05am

    HCC — Palamanui announces Friday luncheon menu

  15. | Posted: Oct 3 2017 - 12:06am

    We all know the old saying about an apple a day keeping the doctor away. Indeed, apples provide several health benefits: vitamins A and C, and fiber. The easiest way to add an apple to your diet each day is to eat one raw, out of hand or sliced. You can be walking, driving, sitting at a desk, watching TV or reading the paper; apples are very portable. You can incorporate them into breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks. They can be eaten raw, cooked or dehydrated. And since October is National Apple Month, it’s a perfect time to try an apple a day. Your doctor will miss you.