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Island Life: 8-29-16

| Aug 29 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

The seed pod from an autograph tree is displayed. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  1. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Are you watching the Summer Olympics this week? If so, you may be reluctant to be in the kitchen and miss any of the games. But settling for takeout food would certainly be frowned on by all those hard-training athletes. Why not get into the spirit of Rio – the first city in South America to host the Olympic games — and serve some classic foods of Brazil? It’s not too much of a stretch, since both Hawaii and Brazil have cuisines based on tropical fruits, rice, local seafood and barbecued meats. The key is to make as much as you can in advance, so you can be in front of the screen instead of the stove. Rio, after all, is known as a laid-back city, so here’s a menu to keep it easy and help you score a gold medal in the cooking Olympics.

  2. Posted: Aug 8 2016 - 12:05am

    The skeleton of a tree remains on Kohala Mountain Road. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  3. Posted: Aug 8 2016 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Women’s Legal Foundation

  4. | Posted: Aug 8 2016 - 12:05am

    RIO DE JANEIRO — When 19-year-old American Yijun Feng played Spaniard Zhiwen “Juanito” He on Saturday, Feng entered the table tennis match with a slight but unusual advantage, despite being outranked and lacking comparable experience.

  5. | Posted: Aug 7 2016 - 12:05am

    The adventure of state-run hospitals in Maui County continues. The state is attempting to privatize them, the government employees’ union sued to block the transition, and efforts were made at the Legislature to give those employees a special severance package. We have written about this before. The governor vetoed the bill providing the severance benefits, Senate Bill 2077, and the Legislature overrode the veto, making the bill law immediately.

  6. | Posted: Aug 7 2016 - 12:05am

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of monthly columns, About Going to College, focusing on the “To Do’s” that should be on every junior/senior student’s and family’s college admission calendar.

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

    “My Daughter, Sawol”

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

    A double rainbow is seen at Luahinewai near Kiholo Bay. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

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

    The Wellness Center grand opening planned

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

    JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species — a distressed, swimming deer.

  11. | Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 7:49am

    Our island could be called the Spice Island considering that the spices and herbs of the East Indies and the Mediterranean are also easily grown here. Fresh herbs and spices are a natural for out door or kitchen gardening.

  12. | Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 7:49am

    The word chenille may conjure an image of a fabric with fuzzy ridges often used to make bedspreads. In French, the word means caterpillar. For many gardeners, however, the long red caterpillar-like flowers of the chenille plant come to mind. This bushy shrub was quite popular in Hawaii for many years and it’s time to renew its reputation. The brightly colored tassels of the chenille plant are eye-catching. The plants can serve in a tropical garden as a showy specimen plant, as an attractive hedge or as a decorative small tree. They require little care and produce their striking woolly red flower spikes nearly year round.

  13. Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 12:05am

    A lifesaver plant blooms in Kailua-Kona. Laurie Sigel/Community Contributor

  14. Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Kiwanis Club meets Wednesday

  15. Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 12:05am

    NEWARK, N.J. — A dog is on its way to Asia after police rescued it from a swamp following its escape from New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport.