Laughter Therapy: April 17, 2021

Will start with one I forgot at Easter. Got a cute card from a Honolulu friend that had an adorable bunny on the cover, carrying a basket but with a very shocked look on his face. It said: “The Easter Bunny left eggs all over the yard, but you wouldn’t want to eat them..” Yep, fill in that blank thought!

Island Life: Rest stop

An untagged Hawaiian monk seal sauntered out of the water and onto the beach path between Mahai’ula and Makalawena beaches in February. (Christine Haller/Community Contributor)

Shaking off a dark winter with a spring cleaning, refresh

A spring cleanup and décor refresh have always been able to lift moods. But after this long pandemic winter, there’s special satisfaction in clutter removal, extra joy in being creative, particular pleasure in making a space even more your own.

Hawaii’s master gardeners are the Peace Corps of the tropical garden world

When it comes to community outreach, the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Extension Service is comparable to the way Peace Corps reaches out to folks in other countries. The Master Gardener program is an important component of the CTAHR Extension Service. That program is set up to assist local folks with home gardening issues. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this service has been severely limited, but is again available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Kona Office in Kainaliu.