Start the day with oats

I’ve learned a lot about the little oat lately. They offer vitamins B1, B2 and E. Oats also have a hearty dose of soluble fiber, which helps support good gut bacteria, regulate cholesterol, provide protein for energy, and keep food moving all the way through your system.

Algonquin Hotel throws a ‘purrty,’ feline fashion show

NEW YORK — The “meowdels” wore couture and the crowd was cat-tastic at The Algonquin Hotel’s annual feline fashion show, presided over by the historic Times Square establishment’s 12th resident cat, a ginger boy with a theatrical name, Hamlet VIII.

Plant lover becomes a successful businesswoman at Pua Kala Nursery

Dianne Zink came to Kona on vacation in 1987. She was a young plant science graduate from Utah State with some nursery and golf course maintenance experience on the mainland. She was ready for a change and her vacation here kept extending until she realized she wasn’t going to leave.

A weed is often something of value

A weed may be defined as any plant growing in the wrong place. Perhaps an even better definition for a weed is a plant for which we haven’t found value.

Island Life: 08-08-18

The Waikoloa brush fire is seen on the night of Aug. 2. near the Waikoloa fire station. (Keoni Williamson/Community Contributor)