Hawaii Community College — Palamanui holds drive-through graduation

Hawaii Community College — Palamanui graduated 102 students this school year, with associate degrees and certificates in Hawaiian studies, natural science, culinary arts and other academic programs. But due to COVID-19, the in-person commencement ceremony that traditionally occurs in May was canceled.

August Plant of the Month: Add some eye candy to your yard with mussaenda

Summer is peak season for beautiful flowering plants here in Kona. One that definitely qualifies as eye candy is the gorgeous mussaenda. Specimens of this lovely plant can be found in Kona with a few mature plants gracing the edge of the driveway into the former Kaiser clinic, which was once Sakamoto Electric Co. in Kealakekua. These plants are fully mature and manage to put on a floral display most of the summer.