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Island Life | 5-30-15

| May 30 2015 - 12:05am | Comments

Muscovy ducklings gather around their mother on the Waikoloa Village Golf Course. Victory McKinney/Community Contributor

  • Posted: May 7 2015 - 12:05am

    Kealakehe Project Grad receives grants

  • | Posted: May 7 2015 - 12:05am

    When Kealakehe Elementary School kindergarten teacher Candice Travalino approached the Office of Maunakea Management about coming to her school, an idea sparked and soon developed into a full afternoon of Mauna Kea science for students and their families. After securing the go-ahead from Principal Nancy Matsukawa, Travalino paired the afternoon event in partnership with the school’s science fair. OMKM collaborated with the scientific community and together they created hands-on learning stations with activities for students and their families.

  • Posted: May 7 2015 - 12:05am

    Montessori school plans open house

  • Posted: May 6 2015 - 12:05am

    Orchid and plant sale is this weekend

  • | Posted: May 6 2015 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Island Youth Corps members spent Saturday getting to know the horses and instructors of Hoof Beats of Hawaii. Many members had never spent time with horses before and quickly learned proper etiquette and safety measures.

  • | Posted: May 5 2015 - 10:54am

    Students in the Hawaii Community College Culinary Arts program in West Hawaii were the overall first place winners at the 17th annual Hilo Culinary Classic that took place April 10 at the Hawaii Community College campus in Hilo.

  • | Posted: May 5 2015 - 12:06am

    Have you ever given a box of chocolates to your mom for Mother’s Day (hint: it’s this Sunday) or to your sweetheart for a special occasion? It’s time to up your game this week: here comes the fourth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival, Thursday through Saturday, with an assortment of experiences to dabble or dive in to everything chocolate. Find pricing details and ticket locations at

  • Posted: May 5 2015 - 12:05am

    A sunset is seen from Alii Drive in downtown Kailua-Kona. Malou Romero/Community Contributor

  • Posted: May 4 2015 - 12:05am

    Plants spout from a fence post. Jan Fooks/Community Contributor

  • Posted: May 4 2015 - 12:05am

    Record-keeping workshop planned for farmers

  • | Posted: May 3 2015 - 12:05am

    A few days ago, the United States Tax Court decided a case that is important to small business owners in several states, not just Hawaii. It’s important because 77 percent of small businesses are organized as “pass-through entities,” such as partnerships, limited liability corporations or S corporations, where the business entity doesn’t pay the income taxes associated with the business but its owners do. The question is whether those taxes belong to the business or the individual owners.

  • | Posted: May 3 2015 - 12:05am

    A water feature can add beauty and a sense of tranquility to any landscape. Many attractive plants can be installed in large water-holding containers or in ponds with fountains, waterfalls and streams. Four plants available locally offer qualities that can enhance a water feature in a variety of ways. Information about these plants can help you plan a water feature that will be trouble-free and truly enjoyable.

  • Posted: May 3 2015 - 12:05am

    Senior ID cards to be issued

  • Posted: May 3 2015 - 12:05am

    Sand snowman were made from sand at Kua Bay. Susan Geiser/Community Contributor

  • | Posted: May 3 2015 - 12:05am

    Julia Lee Mullock, Korea’s last princess, says she’s 93 this year. She was married to the last crown prince Yi Gu who died in July 2005 in Japan. She was married in 1958 and divorced in 1982 with no children but adopted a girl in 1969. I met with her after many years without contact. She was busy around 2006 on a film that was supposed to portray her life. The film to this day has not been produced and Julia doesn’t know why. LJ Films and Focus Features were originally planning to release the film in 2008. She’s very close to LJ Film CEO Lee Seung Jae and has asked me to find his whereabouts. Julia is in Hawaii and not in the best of health and suffers with no family around. She has given me several errands which will keep me busy. She can no longer paint, which was one of her favorite hobbies.