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Island Life: 9-20-17

| Sep 20 2017 - 1:38pm | Comments

Mauna Kea Observatory is pictured from Haliakala on Maui. (Photo courtesy / Victoria McKinney)

  1. | Posted: Sep 9 2017 - 9:02pm

    When you need information about Hawaiian volcanoes, turn to the USGS for information about Hawaiian volcanoes, a good place to start is the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Between its websites and publications, abundant resources are at your disposal.

  2. Posted: Sep 9 2017 - 6:09pm

    The sun goes down in Kailua-Kona. (Mika Tyler/Community Contributor)

  3. | Posted: Sep 8 2017 - 10:27am

    Kona hospital auxiliary to meet

  4. | Posted: Sep 7 2017 - 6:49am

    A Kailua-Kona sunset paints the sky with color. (Laurie Sigel/Community Contributor)

  5. | Posted: Sep 7 2017 - 6:49am

    National Federation of the Blind to meet

  6. | Posted: Sep 6 2017 - 12:06am

    HCEOC workshops cover weatherization assistance program

  7. | Posted: Sep 6 2017 - 12:06am

    A pua ʻolena, the flower of the turmeric root, blooms near Alii Drive. (Reiko Sekine/Community Contributor)

  8. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 12:06am

    Though available year-round, mushrooms are having their moment as September is National Mushroom Month. Most of us are familiar with the button, cremini, Portobello, and shiitake varieties, but there are so many more, both cultivated and wild. Smoky morels, woodsy porcini, nutty chanterelles and mild oyster mushrooms all have unique shapes and distinct flavors to offer. More exotic mushrooms such as Trumpet Royale, Cinnamon Cap, Wood Ear and Hen of the Woods are harder to find except on restaurant menus. Ranging in color from creamy white to tan to dark brown and even gray, they are earthy and hearty with a satisfying meaty texture.

  9. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 12:06am

    A water lily blooms despite not having water during the ongoing water restriction in North Kona. (Suzy Coyne/Community Contributor)

  10. | Posted: Sep 5 2017 - 12:06am

    VFW announces week’s activities

  11. | Posted: Sep 4 2017 - 10:27am

    A whitetip reef shark is seen in cave at Puako Bay. (John Andersen/Community Contributor)

  12. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    Since we were just a couple of hours by boat from what is referred to as the “Golden Island,” we decided to check it out. The island of Porto Santo is the only other inhabited island besides Madeira in the archipelago, with a population of around 5,000 people. Around a third of the size of Kahoolawe, it truly is a desert island, but it was not always that way. According to local folks, the climate was much more moist even a century ago. Today, most farming has been abandoned, leaving rural houses and terraces of stone for archeologists to study. Even though farming and trees are mostly gone, the beautiful golden sand beaches attract European tourists, especially those from the far north.

  13. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    We are getting closer to the special session that our Legislature has scheduled to continue its discussion about funding Honolulu rail. During this past session, the House and Senate were unable to agree on a common version of a bill to continue rail funding.

  14. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    The tropical tree, Moringa oleifera deserves an update as we experience increasingly dry weather in Hawaii. The welcome rains in the last few weeks, cannot mitigate the long-term drought that we are experiencing. Gardeners are starting to replace thirsty grass and plants with rocky landscape designs containing drought tolerant species like cactus and succulents. Small to medium sized drought tolerant trees also need to be considered in these xeriscape gardens to provide some shade and height variety.

  15. | Posted: Sep 1 2017 - 8:39am

    Mark asks: I have a worm composting bin in a shady spot in my backyard. It was working well for a while. Now I have cockroaches in the bin. Will they harm the worms? Should I try to get rid of them?