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Island Life: 7-23-16

| Jul 23 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

The sun sets beyond a crisp horizon. Kandi Schafer/Community Contributor

  • | Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 10:08am

    Shiso is a Japanese herb that can add interest to your garden and to your recipes. Known botanically as Perilla frutescens var. crispa, several types grow well here in Hawaii, with slightly different characteristics. The genus Perilla is a member of the large Lamiaceae or mint family that includes many familiar herbs including mints, basils, sages and oregano as well as the ornamental coleus. Some of shiso’s common names refer to her similarity to others in the family. Most of the mint family members, including shiso contain aromatic volatile oils that have a variety of aromas and uses.

  • | Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 10:07am

    KBS World, channel 80 on Oceanic Time Warner Cable (now Charter cable) and channel 23 Hawaii Telcom will be getting a digital upgrade in early July. The system will be fully upgraded to SD (serial digital) which will improve the current video and audio quality. The schedule upgrade is set for July 5. There may be potential short intermittent loss of video in the upgrade process that day. What you will see is a cleaner crisp video and audio by the end of the day. This upgrade is the second step in the master plan of upgrading the family of channels operated by KBFD. KBFD transitioned to high definition on May 11 last year.

  • Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    More than 3,000 people attended the Summer Car Show June 25 at Old Kona Airport Park. Owners of more than 250 cars, bikes and trucks competed for trophies, but the big winner was Teach for America. Proceeds from booth sales, donations and vehicle entry fees raised $10,000 for the organization.

  • Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    Clouds over Mauna Kea are illuminated at sunrise. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  • | Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    This week, we continue looking at nonprofit organizations. We spoke a little about organizations such as charities, civic leagues, trade associations and labor unions. These organizations are treated as tax-exempt both under federal income tax law, to which our state income tax law conforms in large part, and under our general excise tax.

  • Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Waves splash against rocks at Keahole Point. Magda Khordoc/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Sale to support Kailua-Kona Seniors

  • Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    The Disabled American Veterans of Hawaii held their State Convention June 11 at Hilton Garden Hotel on Kauai. Delegates in attendance from Chapter 7 Kona were, Boss Hanato, Don Brown, Donde Nueva, Gregg Alip, Tony Brigoli and Mel Behasa. The event’s keynote speaker was retired Four Star General, and former Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki of Kauai. Also present were national commanders from around the nation.

  • | Posted: Jul 2 2016 - 8:59pm

    Self-sufficiency is still the way of life in remote rural parts of Sarawak Borneo. What we would consider villages are longhouses built on pilings over marshy wetland jungle. Crops like banana, taro, manioc, sago palm and oil palm surround the settlements. Some of the longhouses we visited are homes to extended families of up to a hundred or more. With dozens of different tribes including the ones with which we are familiar like the Dayak Iban, Bidayah and Orang Ulu, it would be impossible to describe their cultures and lifestyle unless one was an anthropologist living and studying among the peoples for an extended period of time. During our short time there we did observe that they are warm, friendly, independent and interdependent folks who live much more simply than we in Hawaii are inclined to do. We met many who were of various religions including Muslim and Christian who were living in harmony.

  • Posted: Jul 2 2016 - 12:05am

    A wave bears down on the coast near Four Seasons Resort. Stephen Hinkley/Community Contributor

  • | Posted: Jul 2 2016 - 12:05am

    Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce announced its 2016 Pualu Award winners Friday, June 24 at the annual installation banquet at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

  • Posted: Jul 1 2016 - 12:05am

    People enjoy the simple pleasure of pole fishing from the Puako Boat Ramp at sunset. Lani Larrua/Community Contributor

  • Posted: Jul 1 2016 - 12:05am

    Kona Brewing Co. has earned the Surfrider Foundation Hawaii’s most prestigious ocean-friendly award for its continued commitment to sustainability and protecting the ocean by reducing the use of single-use plastics.

  • Posted: Jul 1 2016 - 12:05am

    Online survey about dengue fever outbreak underway

  • Posted: Jul 1 2016 - 12:05am

    HFS Federal Credit Union members and staff raised over $34,000 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Oahu, which is the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Each of the credit union’s seven offices raised funds for Children’s Miracle Network through early May and June. In addition, CO-OP Financial Services’ Miracle MatchSM will be matching the credit union’s donation up to $10,000, adding up to a total of over $44,000 for the center.