Big Island principals nominated for high award

HONOLULU — The Island Insurance Foundation recognized 14 outstanding Hawaii public school principals nominated for its 15th Annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award on Saturday, March 30.

Kupuna Transitions: Experience, collaboration and loosening the reins

Last month I reviewed the past five years of Kupuna Transitions articles and gave some condensed thoughts about some of the topics that had come up over that span of time. There was too much content for one month’s column, so I’d like to zero in on some options for those helping an individual with cognitive challenges.

Parkinson’s and Neuroplasticity Wellness Support ~ meets from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday. People with PD and other neurological challenges, their care partners and others wanting to be part of a local Parkinson’s community support network are encouraged to attend these monthly gatherings. Discussion focuses on personal experiences, community and PD related topics, including current research. Attendance by regular and new members is encouraged.

Laughter Therapy 04-08-19

Aloha all of you readers out there. Time for LOLs, and you love it! Actually, I love doing this column just to see how alert the editor is in finding the naughty jokes they won’t print.

Tutu’s House: 03-04-19

Yoga Basics with Janet Lam, meets from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday. Start your week with a smile. Although not specifically a beginner’s class, the movement sequence can easily accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.

Tutu’s House: 04-01-19

Tai Ga with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, is happening from 5: 15 to 6:30 p.m. on April 1 and from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. * This fusion of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong is a system of physical movements, breath and mindfulness, which arouses and mobilizes chi, your vital life force energy. Chi is the basic, organic electricity of our biology responsible for the wellness, healing and repair of the body. A segment of meditation is included.

Laughter Therapy 04-01-19

Now that all you parents and grandparents have arranged for updates on vaccinations for da kids, I celebrate with this week’s LOLs — Let’s LOL!

Laughter Therapy 03-25-19

Aloha, friends and readers. Laughter is therapeutic, and today I’d like to share another aspect of good health. Here it goes, and then I’ll treat you to a few jokes!

Kamuela Post Office could move

KAILUA-KONA — The U.S. Postal Service is mulling moving the Kamuela Post Office from its current location to better meet the needs of the area’s customers.

Parker School coach wins award during defining season

KAILUA-KONA — The National Speech and Debate Association announced last Monday that Carl Sturges, headmaster at Parker School, had won its Diamond Award for the third time, making him the first Hawaii-based speech and debate coach ever to accomplish the feat.

Across the Universe: High school students reaching for the stars

In 2016, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and Gemini Observatory piloted the Maunakea Scholars program at two Hawaii public high schools. The program provides students the opportunity to develop their own independent research proposals for execution on the Maunakea Observatories.

Tutu’s House: 03-25-19

Senior Fit Club is offered at 1:30 p.m. for an hour every Monday, with a variety of modalities on DVD to choose from. Studies show that people who stay active are more likely to live longer and remain independent. Join this DVD-guided weekly exercise opportunity to maintain fitness in community at Tutu’s House.