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Island Life: 11-21-17

| | Nov 21 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

A Hong Kong orchid tree blossoms in a Holualoa yard. (Fern Gavalek/Community Contributor)

  1. | Posted: Oct 29 2017 - 9:50pm

    Recently, the Honolulu City Council approved on first reading Bill 80, which would award a real property tax exemption to “ocean-friendly restaurants.”

  2. | Posted: Oct 29 2017 - 9:50pm

    Loren asks: I’ve recently taken on a few landscaping jobs and I’d like to know where and how I might brush up on my skills and connect with other landscapers to share ideas.

  3. | Posted: Oct 29 2017 - 9:50pm

    Channel KBS America on Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcom has changed its picture size recently and is in a test period waiting feedback from viewers. They have changed from letterbox (black bars on top and bottom) to pillarbox (black bars to the left and right). What has resulted is many viewers who have their TV settings on “zoom” have the subtitles basically disappeared from the screen.

  4. Posted: Oct 29 2017 - 12:06am

    Island Air promotes pair

  5. Posted: Oct 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Register for 24th annual Charity Trees at Mauna Lani

  6. Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 12:05am

    This year will be the third year middle and high school students from Ka’u will participate in the Youth and Government program in Honolulu. The program offers hands-on experience with state government by allowing students to draft their own legislation regarding state issues that they are passionate about.

  7. Posted: Oct 25 2017 - 9:20pm

    Senior IDs for November

  8. | Posted: Oct 25 2017 - 12:05am

    West Hawaii Today 

  9. | Posted: Oct 24 2017 - 12:06am

    Fall is the beginning of fennel season in the Mediterranean and the U.S. Until spring, its fresh, mild sweetness can be enjoyed as a raw vegetable, in entrees that are braised, sautéed or baked, in soups and stir-fries. Fennel’s graceful fronds can be used as a dill-like herb, and its seeds in many fish dishes or breads. A good source of vitamin A, fennel also offers calcium, potassium and phosphorus. When you buy it, choose crisp white bulbs with no browning, and bright green fronds. Refrigerate tightly wrapped in plastic for up to five days. If you’ve never cooked with fennel before, perhaps one of these easy recipes will help you fall for fennel.

  10. | Posted: Oct 24 2017 - 12:05am

    West Hawaii Today 

  11. | Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 9:45pm

    Sunny asks: I’m putting in a new garden and was hoping to find a source for small amounts of seeds rather than having to buy lots of different seed packets and only using a few seeds from each pack before they expire.

  12. | Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 9:45pm

    Mark your calendar for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion to catch a great plant sale of bamboos, fruit trees, succulents, anthuriums, orchids and other air plants. For folks in East Hawaii, it is an opportunity to find rare plants and get your wholesale grocery shopping done, as well.

  13. | Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 9:45pm

    The Korean dish, Bibimbap, which literally means mixed rice, is getting a lot of traction for its diversity, ease to make, health benefits, scalability, and taste. The traditional version is a variety of saute vegetable, bulgogi, fried egg over a bed of white rice. It is topped with gochujang and a hint of sesame oil which is then all mixed together. The variation of bibimbap is almost endless. You can make a vegetarian version, a meat heavy version, spicy, non-spicy, hot or cold.

  14. | Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 9:45pm

    It’s about time for our annual review of the Department of Taxation and its customer service. Let’s see how the department did in the year ending June 30, 2016, as reflected in the department’s annual report.

  15. Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 11:53am

    BeeBoys Apiary beekeepers certified