West Hawaii residents have a new place to buy their kicks.
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Hualalai is seen on a clear day from Kailua Bay behind Kona Inn. Donna Goodale/Community Contributor
Unwanted fireworks to be collected
Seminar explores personalities and preferences
The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.
On Jan. 15, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released a report ranking the states in terms of how progressive their tax systems are. A “progressive” tax system is one that asks wealthier taxpayers to pay more of their income than poorer taxpayers. Most states rely upon some form of net income tax and some form of sales tax. Sales taxes tend to have flat rates and, therefore, are regressive. Income taxes tend to have brackets, with taxpayers with higher incomes are exposed to higher tax rates and are progressive.
A curlew is spotted along the beach by Kiholo Bay. Susan Geiser/Community Contributor
Volcano talk offered at Old Kona Airport Park
A trip to so called Third World countries of the tropics can be very enlightening in some unexpected ways. We are on our way to French Polynesia and plan to travel by local transportation to a few of the less developed islands like Huahine, Tahaa and Raiatea. We plan to learn more about what tropical fruits besides banana, breadfuit and coconut are used and how this is related to the health of the islanders.
A pink hibiscus blooms. Suzy Coyne/Community Contributor
Knights of Columbus ask to pick, donate excess produce
FoodCorps seeks healthy food advocates
The 11th annual Kona Surf Film Festival presented by ALTRES, Hawaii’s premiere international surf film showcase, is scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 in Kailua-Kona.
Wailoa Center will open the new year with an exhibit full of island flare in the main gallery. On exhibit will be Hawaiian quilts made by the members of Ka Hui Kapa Apana o Hilo, finely crafted wood work produced by Ray Bumatay and wood turner Syd Vierra, along with the feather work of BJ Pang Ching. Complementing these Hawaiian crafts will be “Hawaii in My Heart” watercolor paintings by Michael Thorniley. This exhibit will open Jan. 9 with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The last day of the exhibit will be Jan. 29.
Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo hosts botanical artist, instructor and author Wendy Hollender for a two-day workshop March 5 and 6. Hollender will teach the techniques outlined in her book, “Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color” published by Random House.