A turtle swims among a school of goatfish. Laurie Sigel/Community Contributor
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Charity Walk funds to be distributed
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce participated in the first Hawaii on the Hill initiative July 22 and 23 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Co-chaired by Sen. Mazie Hirono and the rest of the Hawaii delegation, the event highlighted the state’s businesses, food and culture on Capitol Hill. The two-day affair included a Hawaii Policy Summit, tours of the White House and Capitol, and concluded with a “Taste of Hawaii” reception with more than 700 invited guests experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of Hawaii.
Kaiser Permanente’s Kona Medical Office, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month, welcomed community members July 20 to its Family Fun Day for an afternoon of games, activities, prizes and entertainment. Visitors toured the new facilities at the corner of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Honokohau Street and mingled with Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff.
Back handsprings, cartwheels, and floor routines are practiced daily by gymnasts at Kona Aerial Gymnastics in Kailua-Kona.
The Kohala Coast is seen from the summit of the Kohala Mountains. Kawaihae Harbor is on the right, Waikoloa, left center, and Hualalai above the cloud line. Tom Morse/Community Contributor
Nurses promote emergency preparedness
A double rainbow is seen through a wili wili tree in Kailua-Kona. Gwen Udac/Community Contributor
Parks department seeks teachers for West Hawaii area
An ohia tree with lehua flowers and buds grows in a crack in the lava on the Kilauea Iki Trail. Susan Geiser/Community Contributor
Republican Party seeks poll watchers
Kona Choral Society Youth Chorus is accepting registrations from students in grades three through 12 for the 2014-15 year.
West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy is taking registration for its fall semester of classes that begins Aug. 1.
The Blue Sea Artisans featured artist for the month of August is watercolor artist Felicia Fry.
The Kailua Village Artists featured artist for the month of August is watercolor painter and digital designer Stefanie Culbertson, known for anuenue, or rainbow series of paintings.