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Band performs in Honolulu

Innovations Public Charter School students held a performance and fundraiser for their music program March 29. The event was hosted by the Pacific Rim Education Foundation at the Hawaii Queen Coffee Garden.

Taxes done? Just in time for Passover treats

Tonight ends another glorious episode of number crunching for the income tax deadline, just as Passover begins. What a perfect time to offer some Jewish comfort food: Passover desserts. Although they are mostly a tradition enjoyed in the Jewish faith, these treats are delicious to serve any day, for anyone. They can be a little challenging to make because flour and leavening agents are not allowed on Passover. You can substitute potato starch for matzo meal, which is made from ground matzo. This is available in most major supermarkets. Whichever recipes you try, I bet you won’t wait until Passover comes to make them again.

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Raising awareness

Kealakehe Elementary students — Roxanne Reeves, Erika Nakamoto, Maia Akao, Jennifer Gallardo, Josiah Garan and Tysen Oyama — wear red for National Wear Red Day to kick off their Penny Drive for the American Heart Association. The fifth-graders earned $143.66.

Bacardi Bash raises funds for Kohala Hospital

Guests at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s inaugural Bacardi Bash were treated to tasting stations hosted by island restaurants along with their mixologists who paired a Bacardi-brand of alcohol with a randomly selected protein. Proceeds from the event benefited the Kohala Hospital emergency room project.