Island Life: 12-03-19

The 18th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Concert was held Nov. 26 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. Over 200 people attended and 11 different faith groups from Kona participated. Canned food and monetary donations — 253 pounds and $307, respectively — were collected for the Hawaii Food Bank.

To save Everglades, guardians fight time – and climate

FLAMINGO, Florida — Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored water.

Help-yourself breakfast buffet makes it easy on host, guests

Let’s say guests are staying with you for some part of the holiday. You’ve planned a beautiful, robust holiday dinner. You’ve even been prescient enough to make a big batch of soup and buy a graze board’s supply of cheeses, charcuterie, olives, etc. for a casual midday meal. You’ve made the beds, laid out fresh towels, remembered to bump up your wine reserves.

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the American flag.

Bench Warrants 11-29-19

As of Friday November 29, 2019 the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants:

Laughter Therapy: 11-28-19

Gobble-Gobble Day is over and you will tire of turkey sandwiches. But we never tire of those great family and friend gatherings! Also Black Friday is over and it actually starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday. I’m certain you are still exhausted from all the shopping. Your purses and billfolds are empty and you just ran out of space in the “we don’t need it” closet.

Bezona column: Christmas nuts vary depending on locale

In years gone by, if you lived in North America or Europe, the traditional nuts found at Christmas would have been walnuts or hazelnuts. Pecans would have been the choice in the Southern states. Now we may find nuts from all over the world at the local markets.