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Blue Zones Project — North Hawaii

| | Dec 18 2017 - 12:25am | Comments

In March 2016, a group from the Waikoloa Senior Club learned about Blue Zones Project and decided to get moving by creating a Walking Moai — a group of people that meet to walk at least once a week for 10 weeks. Today, 21 months later, the group is still together and calls themselves the Waikoloa Wanderers.

  1. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:30am

    Thirteen years ago the Gemini Observatory embarked on a program called Journey Through the Universe. The intention of the program then, as today, is to connect observatory staff with classroom teachers and students. Observatory staff and NASA scientists visit classrooms, sharing the wonders of astronomy and engineering. Over the past 13 years, the program has grown to reach 8,860 students this year in East and North Hawaii.

  2. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:30am

    OK, my friends, I’ve got my doctor’s name tag on and stethoscope in hand to help you understand my beginning today! Recent statistics report that there is a 14 percent increase in deaths from vehicle crashes. Duh, you know the answer … soaring use of apps among drivers! So, a very creative police officer had his scientific brother design a textalayzer. It works similar to the breathalyzer … proof! Write that idiot a ticket or just arrest them, depending on the severity of the texting!

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

    WASHINGTON — It is difficult to overestimate the geopolitical risks of this moment — or the (both disturbed and eager) global scrutiny now being given to the American president.

  4. | Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 12:25am

    Last week I promised a “special one” for all you ladies, so here goes! Finally they are making a Barbie that women can relate to: Hot Flash Barbie! Just press Barbie’s bellybutton and watch her face turn beet red while tiny drops of perspiration appear on her forehead. It comes with a handheld fan and tinny tissues. And there’s Post-Menopausal Barbie. This Barbie has embarrassing moments when she sneezes, forgets where she puts things and cries a lot! She is sick and tired of Ken sitting on the couch watching football or basketball, so she is holding the clicker. This one comes with Depends and Kleenex, and as a bonus this year only, the book “Getting In Touch With Your Inner Self” is included. A deal!

  5. | Posted: Mar 14 2017 - 12:20am

    Recently an issue came before our County Council concerning polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as Styrofoam. A concern was raised with some, mistakenly believing I was not supporting the ban on polystyrene foam. I want to assure you that I am very much an environmentalist and deeply concerned about our island and county’s future. Hawaii has been my family’s home for many generations and I want its success for generations to come.

  6. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:30am

    This year, House Bill 790 House Draft 3 (HB 790 HD3) is moving forward to help create a complete picture of the impact certain pesticides and insecticides have on Hawaii’s fragile environment, and the health risks they pose to the residents of the State of Hawaii.

  7. | Posted: Mar 7 2017 - 4:24am

    Today I would like to shine a light on the dance between love and anger that can occur on a daily basis when caring for a family member.

  8. | Posted: Mar 7 2017 - 4:23am

    Aloha to the month of March 2017. Whew, where does the time go so quickly? So, before another minute gets away, it is time for some LOLs! I will start with a great one from a man friend. Of course, the title of all these is “Men Are Just Happier!”

  9. | Posted: Mar 3 2017 - 12:45am

    What happens if I die without a will?

  10. | Posted: Feb 28 2017 - 12:45am

    How did you celebrate “President’s Day?” Think about it! Now, real LOLs!

  11. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:35am

    February has brought a bevy of news about the building blocks of planets from Maunakea.

  12. | Posted: Feb 24 2017 - 12:25am

    Lift your students. Strengthen your schools and community.

  13. | Posted: Feb 21 2017 - 12:50am

    It’s the month of February and we are one month into the 2017 legislative session. The Hawaii State Capitol is buzzing with constituents and advocacy groups going to hearings to testify. We are discussing new ideas, fixing regulations that cause problems and trying to address the aging of our infrastructure.

  14. | Posted: Feb 21 2017 - 12:45am

    Aloha friends … I will speak to you from my alternative universe today. Surely this is not the same one as of a year ago! I gotta get this out of the way … the president who criticized Obama for playing golf on the job, played his first rounds on his first ($3million?) vacation, after two weeks on the job. OK, just one more … Is it really true that the president’s energy plan never mentioned solar? Time to LOL … LOL!

  15. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:40am

    It has been an amazing two months for me as I have been able to establish personal connections with many community members and community organizations, county, state and federal policymakers, as well as various County of Hawaii department directors. These connections, based upon the foundation and spirit of aloha, have provided me a tremendous opportunity to listen to the needs and concerns of our communities and its members, and to discuss critical pieces of legislation and/or focuses concerning North and South Kohala.