Waimea Country School had a safety assembly at the school with the crew from Waimea Fire Engine Co. 9 and two fire inspectors from Kailua-Kona. The keiki loved it, getting an up close and personal look at the equipment, gear and tools of the trade.
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The children of the Kealakehe Elementary PACT Head Start Preschool will kicked off fire safety month with a visit from the Kailua-Kona Engine No. 7. Captain Mike and his crew discussed safety strategies, displayed their tools, and modeled their protective gear. The children all had a chance to shoot water from a hose and sit in the fire engine.
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On Sept. 19 Hokulea navigator Chad Paishon and crew member Leiohu Santos-Colburn came to Honokaa High and Intermediate Agriculture and Culinary classes grades 8-12, to share their experiences on the recent trip to Samoa aboard the Hokulea. Students were also given a glimpse of the proposed World Wide Voyage to take place in the next couple of years and its mission to Malama Honua (Earth).
About 130 Hawaii Preparatory Academy students in grades 6 through 8 and their teachers spent part of a recent afternoon reading a book at Hapuna Beach State Park. David Giff, the school’s kindergarten through eight-grade librarian, organized the fifth annual event.
Halemaumau crater is seen from the overlook. Robert Boeddiker/Community Contributor
A red slate pencil sea urchin is in the midst of a large mass of Zooanthids, which cover a deep section of coral by the Kahaluu Beach Park wave break. Laurie Sigel/Community Contributo
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Pears are politicians of the food world: they aim to please everyone. They can be eaten hard and crisp, with a slightly tart flavor, or allowed to age into a soft, creamy texture with super-sweetness. Pears can be found in shades of orange-yellow-brown-green-red blushed skins, to match any décor. I cast my vote for their versatility and promise of good things to come.
Water lilies bloom in a pond in Kona Palisades. Alan Silveman/Community Contributor
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Change can happen anytime, and for Shelina Ignacio, that crucial moment happened last year while at one of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii’s houses on Oahu.
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The annual Bamboo Festival last weekend in Papaikou made me think of our island in the “good old days.” Of course, the concept of the good old days depends on your perspective. I’ll just take it back to the 1950s and ’60s, since those were the days I remember on Oahu and living in Ka‘u. As we drove from Kona through Waimea and on to Hilo, I realized just how special each of our island communities are even after 50 years of change. Each little town or village has its own special charm. Even though there have been major shifts in land use from sugar to forest and orchards, we still have that special charm that makes life good living.