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Island Life: 1-20-17

| Jan 20 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

A silver fan palm grows near Alii Drive. Bob Viggers/Community Contributor

  1. Posted: Jan 2 2017 - 12:05am

    A Blainsville’s beaked whale was spotted. Bradley Beckett/Community Contributor

  2. | Posted: Jan 1 2017 - 12:05am

    New Year’s Day is usually when we make resolutions. It is also a great time to plan and create a special kind of garden to create that tropical look.

  3. | Posted: Jan 1 2017 - 12:05am

    CAPTAIN COOK — In Hawaii where greenery surrounds us all year, variations in the shade of green can add interest to a landscape, especially when the plant is attractive in its own right. The silver buttonwood tree is one you might consider for its appealing growth habit and shapely trunk as well as the addition of a silvery green color to your garden’s palette.

  4. | Posted: Jan 1 2017 - 12:05am

    In almost every year that the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz has run, Lucy offers to hold a football for Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown comes running up to kick it, and then Lucy yanks the football away at the very last second. Psych! Charlie Brown flies into the air and crashes to the ground.

  5. Posted: Jan 1 2017 - 12:05am

    An Io, or Hawaiian hawk, was spotted in a Norfolk pine in Kailua-Kona on Christmas Eve. It flew away as it started to rain. Donna R. Goodale/Community Contributor

  6. Posted: Jan 1 2017 - 12:05am

    Kahaluu, Spencer beach closure scheduled announced

  7. Posted: Dec 31 2016 - 12:05am

    A turkey sits in an ironwood tree near the ninth green at the Waikoloa Village golf course. Carole Abarcar/Community Contributor

  8. Posted: Dec 31 2016 - 12:05am

    Several free guided hikes are planned in the Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visitors can also explore Kahuku on their own on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  9. Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 10:13am

    A honu rides a wave unto the beach at Kiholo Bay. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  10. Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Kona Literacy Center has moved

  11. Posted: Dec 29 2016 - 12:05am

    A tako swims in Puako. Theresa Moran/Community Contributor

  12. Posted: Dec 28 2016 - 4:29pm

    Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Historical Society hosts Hands On History at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook. Hands On History offers opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona’s Japanese immigrants during the 1920s and 1940s. The activities include coffee roasting, medicinal herb gardening, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese pickling, lauhala weaving, mochi making and tofu making.

  13. Posted: Dec 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Bougainvillea bloom. Robert Viggers/Community Contributor

  14. Posted: Dec 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Throughout Hawaii, a group of dedicated, caring individuals work to connect the state’s mentally ill population with care and services to manage chronic behavioral and medical conditions. Community Care Services case managers meet those most in need, including Hawaii’s 8,000 nightly homeless.

  15. Posted: Dec 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Community College recognizes the following students who have achieved dean’s list honors for the fall 2016 semester. The dean’s list requires students to have completed 12 or more credits for a letter grade achieving a grade point average of at least 3.5 (B+) for the semester. There were 343 students who attained this distinction this semester. They are: