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Island Life: 6-29-16

| Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

A tangle of bamboo grows along the rim of Waipio Valley. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am

    Elderly Recreation Services Spring classes run for 10 weeks from July 5 through Sept. 9 excluding holidays and are open to anyone age 55 and older. Most registration fees are $10 per session and can be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. West Hawaii classes available this session are:

  • Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:06am

    Waiaha Stream flows near Hualalai Road after a heavy mauka rain. Mark Chesler/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:06am

    Summer meals program is on

  • | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    With the Fourth of July falling on a Monday this year, we have four days of holiday meal planning, starting with Friday night. Cooking for the biggest holiday of summer can involve lots of preparation, and often includes larger quantities than usual. This is a time for simple foods that are popular with everyone, like marinated, grilled meats and vegetables, salads and fruit platters. Nothing fancy; just plain, easy, and familiar. But familiar can also be so boring and repetitive that food becomes filler rather than pleasure. An easy fix: add a zesty new relish.

  • Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Moss covered trees appear through the mist in Waimea. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:30am

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu plays a key role for the Korean peninsula that many are not aware of. The Honolulu office was one of five original overseas missions soon after the Korean government was established in 1948. Hawaii, back then, played a key role as the incubator for the Korean independence movement. Today, as much of the economic and political focus is on Asia, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu under the leadership of Consul General Walter Paik, keeps stewardship of the ROK-US alliance as the U.S. Pacific Command is also located here. PACOM (United States Pacific Command) encompasses Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. This equates to 36 nations and more than half of the world’s population. The recent increase of military activity in North Korea from long range missile tests and desired nuclear development; Hawaii plays an important and much needed outpost for South Korea.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    We have been in Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, for a few weeks and now head to Singapore for a meeting of the International Palm Society. What a contrast from the wilds of Borneo to one of the most modern and spectacular tropical cities of the world. Much of Singapore is squeaky clean with immaculate landscaping. Almost as though Disney had a hand in the planning. Still there are old historic parts of this island city and many beautiful gardens. Being on the equator the weather is much more hot and humid than we are used to in Hawaii. The most noticeable difference from other tropical cities is that there are no homeless, no graffiti, no trash and the city has very strict regulations to keep it that way.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Trying to find buried treasure without directions is a pretty onerous task. There can be dragons out there, and bends in the road, if there is a road. The same goes for trying to navigate toward business success. The pitfalls are many, the environment is always changing, and barriers keep popping up. Hence the need for a device that points the way along the path and that realistically outlines and plans for obstacles that may be in the way. Treasure hunters call this a map; entrepreneurs call this a “business plan.”

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Every day we hear about “nonprofit organizations.” But some of us might not know that there are different flavors of nonprofits with different consequences. Our focus will be on homeowners’ and community associations.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Jason asks: A few leaves on some of the banana trees on my property have sections that are rolled up. Is this a disease? If so, what should I do about it?

  • Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Seniors attend free movie day

  • Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    The sun sets over the 18th hole of the golf course at Mauna Lani Resort. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hosts several Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs in July. The programs are free, but park entrance fees apply.

  • Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 12:05am

    The sun falls low on the horizon at Waialea Bay, also know as Beach 69 in Puako. Mark Chesler/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Kona Pacific Public Charter School’s Farm to School Program awarded