Luncheon honors Akina as Officer of the Month
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A turkey flies in Waikoloa Village. Victory McKinney/Community Contriubtor
Thanksgiving is all about food and family – turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and family time. However, preparing holiday goodies can lead to disaster with the kitchen being the starting point of more fires than any other room in the house, and cooking being the leading cause of fires in the home, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Greenwell’s Mouse House on display in Waimea
Thanksgiving came early to the tenants at Hualalai Elderly compliments of Dennis and Shirlyn Umeno and more than 15 volunteers who spent all day Saturday preparing a free, full-course Thanksgiving dinner for at least 100 tenants at the facility. This is their 15th year of sponsoring the program. Along with the dinner, attendees played games, enjoyed music and received prizes. Special to West Hawaii Today
Girls Exploring Math and Science is an event all fifth-grade girls of West Hawaii can attend to experience the excitement of workshops and projects presented by professional women who use technology, math and science in their careers. On Friday, 326 girls spent the day at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa at Keauhou Bay, learning about marine biology, robotics, archaeology, veterinary science, astronomy and more. In all, 21 workshops were offered. There were also six exhibits the girls visited during breakfast and breaks.
HPA Hiatt and Academic Creativity scholarship winners announced
A cattle egret stands on a horse named Bruno. Cyndy Dyal/Community Contributor
Kona Bridge Club seeks new members of all skill levels
Kahakai Elementary School grades 1 and 2 will host an art exhibit through Dec. 14 in the school cafeteria, library and art studio and an artists reception will be held at 2 p.m. today in the art studio classroom.
Your Thanksgiving turkey has maximum appeal at precisely two moments: when the bird first comes out of the oven in all of its golden, glistening splendor, and at the end of the meal, when the bird’s remains — carved into many odd shapes — trigger delicious ideas for using leftovers.
For First Hawaiian Bank customers, the future is now.
Crivello named Kohala Officer of the Quarter
Hua weleweka blossom in a Holualoa garden. Dennis Klimke/Community Contributor
Mother and daughter duo Jan and Christa Kuivenhoven dreamt of having a dedicated shop to showcase their jewelry line, Sea Swept Hawaii, featuring high-quality wire with gemstones, natural beads and sea splendors.