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Island Life: 5-3-16

| May 3 2016 - 1:00am | Comments

A millet seed butterflyfish swims toward the coral at a dive site off Pine Trees, Kailua-Kona. Barry Fackler/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    West Hawaii Woodturners meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the PacRim Glass Building. An incorrect date for the meeting was previously published.

  • | Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 9:03am

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on sun salutations

  • | Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 8:58am

    PAHALA — It is the kind of town where the ATM occasionally runs out of money, and the gas pumps, too, so make sure not to let the tank fall to zero. The kind of place where store closing times are flexible if a family event is happening. Home to generations of people who worked for Ka‘u Sugar Company, and now home to their sons and daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 8:38am

    It was an honor for me to meet fellow Roosevelt High School alumnus Roy Sakuma, a teacher and founder of the Ukulele Festival. When we both found out about our Rough Rider connection, Roy immediately opened up, telling me of his youth and hardships. He is a highly desired public speaker and has touched many local students’ hearts who are troubled with their lives and contemplating suicide. Roy’s real life story helps him connect with the students, many who end up hugging him at the end of his speech or write him letters of appreciation. Roy’s mother was mentally ill, he was made fun of, he dropped out of school at 16, and he was hurt, until his friend made him realize how hurtful words can be. Roy also mentioned that there are so many things in life now that is about “I” such as the Internet, iPhone and iPad. I had to mention to his astonishment that the Korean language and culture is more collective versus the individual. For example, Koreans will say: “our country” versus “my country,” “our mother” versus “my mother,” “our teacher” versus “my teacher.” The Korean word is “woori” it means “our, we, us.“

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    Waimea Country School fifth-grader Malia Mitchell was the grand prize winner for the Big Island during the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards held recently in Hilo.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    Diners enjoyed a sunset from their table at Daylight Mind Coffee Co. Anne Pettit/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    NHCH emergency physicians offer scholarships

  • | Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:31am

    According to a recent issue of The Produce News (you all read it, right?) fruits and vegetables are on the list of top food trends for 2016. Why now? With meat prices and health concerns on the rise, and a more widespread desire for fresher, less-processed foods, it’s all good news for gardens. Two of the “hottest” items this year are berries and beets. I’ve always loved this assortment of red-and-purple goodness, but apparently many people hold back due to taste expectations. Let’s see if we can do something about that, so everyone can embrace this healthy trend.

  • Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:31am

    A hibiscus blooms in Waikoloa Village James Grenz/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    Meteorologist to address Kiwanis

  • Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 3:35pm

    The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 9:57am

    Paula asks: I just picked my first tomato this year and was really disappointed to see that it had a hard dark brown area on the bottom and the tomato was soft and mushy. What’s going on?

  • Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 1:30am

    A sunset shrouds Kailua-Kona in color. Etsuko Mackey/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 1:30am

    Coffee gift baskets support Kona Historical Society

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    Are you looking for ritzy gifts with lei day and Mothers Day just around the corner, then consider orchids. To most people the word “orchid” immediately brings to mind the purple-flowered cattleyas. This orchid has been and still is the most popular. The genus cattleya contains only 50 species in the orchid family containing more than 15,000 known species. More are being discovered each year. Most grow as epiphytes in trees, but some grow in soil and even on rocks.