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Island Life: 5-22-17

| May 22 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

Fruit, plants and flowers are offered for sale at a farm stand in Kaloko Mauka. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  1. Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Monk seal talk coming up

  2. Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Kailua-Kona Lions Club and its branch club, Kaloko Lions Club, dedicated their Centennial Project, a new keiki fountain at Kona Aquatic Center Wednesday. The previous fountain had deteriorated from age.

  3. Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Von Miller, a rescue cat from KARES, meets a visitor at his home in Captain Cook. Patrcia Todd/COmmunity Contributor

  4. Posted: May 17 2017 - 12:05am

    VFW events planned

  5. Posted: May 17 2017 - 12:05am

    Boaters enjoy a day on the water. Jan Fooks/Community Contributor

  6. Posted: May 16 2017 - 12:05am

    Learn about higher education at Palamanui

  7. Posted: May 16 2017 - 12:06am

    A pagoda reflects on the water at Queen Liliuokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo. Suzy Coyne/Community Contributor

  8. Posted: May 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Soroptimist meet Tuesday

  9. Posted: May 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Lava flows into the ocean. Suzy Coyne/Community Contibutor

  10. | Posted: May 16 2017 - 6:16am

    When it comes to baked goods, white flour — bleached or unbleached — has no nutritional value. Whole wheat flour offers some fiber and nutrients, but can suffer in both texture and flavor. And then there’s the gluten factor. Many people are forgoing baked goods and other foods containing flour to cut down on gluten.

  11. | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    Malia asks: My family has some land mauka of Kona at about 3,000 feet elevation. It has been grazed for many years but since the cattle are gone, I would like to plant some trees and reforest the land. Do you know where could I get advice and help to do this?

  12. | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    If you enjoy farming and gardening, don’t miss Hamakua Harvest Farm Festival in Honoka’a from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21. It is a great opportunity to support local farmers and learn some valuable farm and garden techniques. There will be vendors of fresh produce, nursery plants and crafts. There will also be educational presentations on everything from composting and mulching to grafting fruit trees by Ty McDonald, UH-CTAHR. The day will be vibrating with music, entertainment and Hawaiian cultural activities. The ever-popular Dominic Yagong will be emcee for the day featuring local dance and musical artists. This day is the kickoff for Honokaa Western Week.

  13. | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    On April 26, the Trump Administration released a document that contained a roadmap of sorts for an overhaul of the federal tax code. His proposals included a consolidation of the current individual income tax brackets going up to 39.6 percent to three brackets, namely 10 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent. The standard deduction would be doubled, to $12,700 for single filers and $25,400 for married filing jointly. Business income would be taxed at a maximum rate of 15 percent. The Alternative Minimum Tax and the 3.8 percent Social Security tax on net investment income would be axed. And most of the deductions we now know would be eliminated, leaving individuals able to write off only mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and some child care expenses.

  14. | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    Homeokahalu’u Farm received the Agroforester of the Year award from the Kona Soil and Water Conservation District in 2014. The award represented 10 years of hard work by Angelica Stevens and her husband, Richard, to revitalize her parent’s 9-acre farm.

  15. Posted: May 13 2017 - 9:32pm

    Kamaainas’ love for Korean culture fueled by the K-drama and Kpop are travelling to Korea, eating Korean food, and learning the Korean language. Now you can learn Korean on Sunday from 11-11:30 a.m. on KBFD. Pit-A-Pat Korean teaches Korean using famous drama scenes. You can learn popular and commonly used phrases followed by an explanation. King Sejong created Hangul, the Korean alphabet using 14 consonants and six vowels. Hangul had given the commoners the ability to read and write which was reserved for the noble class. There are seven regional dialects of Korean language with the Seoul dialect as the national standard. Pit-A-Pat Korean teaches using the Seoul dialect.