Dolphins swim in the wake of a boat. Jan Fooks/Community Contributor
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The Hawaii Red Cross holds online auction
A butterfly is drawn to a passion fruit vine. Carole Carraway/Community Contributor
Role of emotions in well-being discussed
Meditation class offered
Oranges get no respect. Since they are around most of the time, we take them for granted. We squeeze out their juice and throw away the magnificent peel. We prefer the brightly colored orbs and shun those with brownish-greenish marks, not knowing that color has no effect on their deliciousness. Did we ever take time to learn that the orange is not named for its color? Indeed, the name is derived from the sanscrit, naranga, which means “fragrant.” And not many plants can carry this year’s fruit and next year’s flowers (which smell like gardenias) at the same time.
A saffron finch perches on a mamaki branch in Honaunau mauka. Cecelia Smith/Community Contributor
The Big Island is home to numerous beautiful — yet dangerous — beaches loved by both residents and visitors alike.
The U.S. Green Building Council recently released its annual ranking of the Top 10 States in the nation for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system, with the state of Hawaii placing sixth.
Wedding Spot Inc., an online marketplace to help future brides and grooms search, price and book wedding venues, recently announced a partnership with Starwood Hawaii that will make it easier for engaged couples to achieve their dream Hawaiian destination wedding.
Investors grouop meets today
A heron holds a fish in its beak. Jan Fooks/Community Contributor
Camp Tarawa detachment meets Saturday
The 11th annual Grow Hawaiian Festival at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is a special event for plant lovers. This is a place where you can meet Hawaiian herbal practitioners, professional horticulturists, taro farmers, weavers, botanists and entomologists as well as master gardeners and a host of others whose lives revolve in one way or another around the plants and culture of Hawaii. The plant and cultural experts and enthusiasts gathered will offer information at display tables, giving demonstrations, providing hands-on activities or answering questions at this free event from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the garden in Captain Cook.
The Cooperative Extension Service is the outreach arm of the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, providing community based education programs throughout the state.