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Island Life: 9-30-16

| Sep 30 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

A coconut palm with a squiggly trunk grows near the 14th hole at Kona Country Club’s ocean course. Alaina Pacheco/Community Contributor

  1. | Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Heads turned a couple of weeks ago when it was announced that Apple, maker of iMacs and iPhones, owed Ireland 13 billion euros (about $14.5 billion), covering 10 years of back taxes, plus interest. This case was much more unusual than the run-of-the mill tax dispute between a taxpayer and the taxing authorities for several reasons.

  2. | Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Temperatures remain very warm but things are about to change. Fall has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere since the sun has moved south of the equator. The autumnal equinox for us is the vernal or spring equinox for those south of the equator. As the sun moves further from us, days are shorter and plants tend to slow their growth.

  3. | Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

    South Korea has been shaken up by the largest earthquake to hit the peninsula on Sept. 12 since measurements began in 1978. Just three days before, North Korea tested its fifth and largest nuclear test which was estimated at 10 kilotons also equivalent to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. On Sept. 12 at 7:44 p.m., a 5.1 earthquake had hit Gyeongju, which is located in the Southeastern part of the peninsula. Then at 8:32 p.m., a 5.8 magnitude earthquake followed according to the KMA, Korea Meteorological Administration. A week later, on the 19th at 8:33pm, a 4.5 magnitude aftershock shook hit the same area.

  4. | Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

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  5. Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

    A double rainbow appeared over the lava field near Waikoloa Village. Linda Burns/Community Contributor

  6. Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Kiwanis Club meets Wednesday

  7. Posted: Sep 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has several free programs planned in October. Park entrance fees apply.

  8. Posted: Sep 24 2016 - 12:05am

    Emily Sepeta freedives into the akule baitball in Kailua Bay. Bo Pardau/Community Contributor

  9. Posted: Sep 24 2016 - 12:05am

    Rotary club schedules announced

  10. Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Hikers cross the river in Waipio Valley. James Grenz/Community Contributor

  11. Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Female leadership in ancient Kona discussed

  12. | Posted: Sep 22 2016 - 1:27pm

    Angel Prince is not your typical vision of an angelic being with halo and wings. Recently returned to Waimea from performances in New York City and Burning Man, she curls up in a sage pose in the seat beside me. Ms. Prince is at Kahilu Theater to guide aerial dancer Elizabeth McDonald, who floats, curves and spins in triangles, backbends and upside-down tree poses in a double ring trapeze on the main stage.

  13. Posted: Sep 22 2016 - 12:05am

    A gecko climbs on a heliconia flower. Suzy Coyne/Community Contirbutor

  14. Posted: Sep 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Kona Science Cafe presents new business incubation

  15. Posted: Sep 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Cancer support group meets