Fashion for a Cause raises $11K for American Cancer Society

Waikoloa Beach Resort—Last Friday, the American Cancer Society and Kings’ Shops teamed up to produce a very fashionable fundraiser at the mall’s Center Stage. The successful “evening of style and purpose” raised over $11,000 for the ACS Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawai‘i, located on Oahu offering free lodging for cancer patients and their families

Tropical Gardening: Celebrating Christmas is about love and forgiveness

We often think about giving and getting gifts during this special season, but sometimes forget the real meaning of Jesus’ teachings. His commandments to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself may be universalized to Christmas aspirations for peace on Earth and good will toward men

Runnin’ with Rani: Peamania

KAILUA-KONA — In a remarkable journey spanning 36 years showcasing Peaman’s popular monthly biathlon events, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is always a great reminder of how it all began — with a simple swim in Kailua Bay.

Kona man pleads guilty in 2022 armed robbery

A 28-year-old Kona man who was indicted in 2022 on two dozen charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery that was followed by a car crash and the man reportedly shooting at a police officer pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday.

Plant of the month: Buddha belly

This holiday season, I’m thinking beyond poinsettia to recommend another plant in the same Euphorbiaceae family. This odd-looking, drought-tolerant plant can add interest to your garden or be an attention grabber as a potted plant placed in a prominent spot. Sometimes known as the gout plant, the distinctive feature of the Jatropha podagrica is the swollen base of its trunk, thus the more popular common name, Buddha belly.

Tropical Gardening: Give living gifts for Christmas

Only a bit over three weeks and we celebrate Christmas but let’s also get into the spirit with Hanukkah from December 7 to December 15. Canada’s Boxing Day and then Kwanzaa carries us from December 26 to the New Year. It should be a time to rejoice and share aloha, but also recognize that there are many folks suffering here at home and many parts of the world. A prayer for peace and aloha could never be more important than now.