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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Drought stricken farmers and ranchers receive IRS help
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
Camp Tarawa Marines meet Saturday
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.
Solimene’s opening next month in Kings’ Shops
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.
Hawaii Arbor Day is celebrated on the first Friday of November. Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden has taken part in Arbor Day tree giveaways for the past 15 years. This year’s celebration will last three days, Nov. 7 to 9. One tree per person will be available, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greenwell Garden visitor center in Captain Cook. All of the trees and shrubs are either native or Polynesian introduced.
The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.
Waterfalls are seen along the Hamakua Coastline. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
Codependent men’s meetings Mondays
A small green sea turtle rises for air in Honaunau Bay off Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Tom Clarke/Community Contributor
Blue Zones Project discussed Tuesday
The 23rd annual Pumpkin Patch Festival at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s upper campus, sponsored by the school’s Ohana Association and Dr. Joan Greco, has been postponed because of Tropical Storm Ana. It will now be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.