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Island Life: 8-31-16

| Aug 31 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

Hayden mangos fill a refrigerator. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  1. Posted: Aug 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Kona Dance and Performing Arts, a new nonprofit arts organization in Kealakekua, held its grand opening Saturday.

  2. Posted: Aug 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service through music, culture and science on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27.

  3. Posted: Aug 17 2016 - 12:05am

    A rainbow appeared near Kohala Mountain Road. James Grenz/Community Contributor

  4. Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:06am

    Haleakala is seen from Waikoloa Village. Victoria McKinney/Community Contributor

  5. Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Registration open for free youth archery class

  6. | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    The start of school is full of preparation: buying supplies and new clothes, summer’s last getaways. Kids have so much energy for these activities … where does all this energy go when classes start? It seems they turn into little zombies after the initial excitement of newness wears off. Walking around with stooped shoulders, dragging heavy backpacks and attitudes, barely staying awake some days.

  7. Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    A maiapilo blossom was spotted at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Donna R. Goodale/Community Contributor

  8. Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 2:56pm

    A turtle rests on rocks at Mahaiula Bay. Amber Jones/Community Contributor

  9. Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 2:55pm

    Water flows in a stream near Akaka Falls. Stephen Hinkley/Community Contributor

  10. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:07am

    Many folks look back and long for the “good old days” but looking back to the plantations days of the 20th century in Hawaii, it wasn’t that great for many. We used to spray pesticides like DDT, Chlordane and Dieldrin to keep pests from our crops. We used mercury and lead compounds as well. Now we know that these tools were dangerous not only to the environment but to our health. Monoculture of pineapple and sugar were common. We cleared our native forests for other uses, not recognizing their value.

  11. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:05am

    The most anticipated Korean film this year Operation Chromite was released in Hawaii on Friday. Produced by Taewon Entertainment and directed by John Lee, who both have been guests of Hawaii International Film Festival in past. The Korean War story is about the special operation surrounding the famous Incheon landing, which was the decisive turning point of the Korean War. Hollywood star Liam Neeson stars in this film as Gen. MacArthur, who led the attack against North Korea in the Battle of Incheon. The film also stars Jung-jae Lee and Bum-soo Lee. Operation Chromite opened July 27 in South Korea.

  12. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:05am

    When we think about everything that is happening with government and public finance, it’s daunting to add up the numbers that are being bandied about — $100 million to cool the schools, billions in unfunded liabilities for our state retirement plans, and the untold billions required to run our government on an annual basis. Where does all that money come from?

  13. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Jason asks: When the buds on my standard gardenia plant are about ready to open, they start to turn brown and many of them drop on the ground. What can I do to keep the blooms white, on the plant and encourage them to open?

  14. Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 11:38am

    If there is a royalty among carnivorous plants, that distinction surely lies with the nepenthes or tropical pitcher plant. Thepotted plant can be kept near a home’s entrance to feast on the insects which could make their way in. This specimen isgrowing near an entry in Holualoa. Mark Chesler/Community Contributor

  15. Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 12:06am

    Schroeder to address Rotary clubs