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Island Life: 1-18-17

| Jan 18 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

Bodyboarders paddle out to the point break at Magic Sands Beach during recent high surf. Sandra Gray/Community Contributor

  1. | Posted: Dec 22 2016 - 5:00pm

    West Hawaii residents light up the night sky with Christmas displays. This is just a sample of some of the light shows in neighborhoods from Kona Highlands to Pualani Estates. Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today

  2. Posted: Dec 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Grants offered to students for environmental initiatives

  3. Posted: Dec 22 2016 - 12:05am

    This passion vine produces no fruit, but the flowers are spectacular. Dale Sarver/Community Contributor

  4. Posted: Dec 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Hibiscus bloom. Suzy Coyne/Community Contributor

  5. Posted: Dec 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Free Hunter Education manuals

  6. Posted: Dec 20 2016 - 12:05am

    A surfer catches a wave a Makalawena as a sandman catches some early Christmas sunshine. Meilssa Frommer/Community Contributor

  7. Posted: Dec 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Chanukah celebration planned

  8. | Posted: Dec 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Here’s the thing about New Year’s Eve: you stay up late and drink a few. The next day? Not always pleasant. Here are a few tips: Besides hydrating with plenty of water while you are imbibing, eating food that contains protein and fat can help slow the alcohol absorption. Best game plan is to make a few items that don’t take much time, can be prepped in advance, and just happen to taste great with wine, beer, and fizzy drinks. Yes, a nice cheese and charcuterie platter will help, but adding a few zesty flavors will keep things more interesting, don’t you think? Below, a few to try. Cheers!

  9. Posted: Dec 19 2016 - 12:05am

    Dolphins swim in Kailua Bay. Reiko Sekine/Community Contributor

  10. Posted: Dec 18 2016 - 12:05am

    The Gemini observatory is seen from Saddle Road. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  11. | Posted: Dec 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Last week, we looked at a decision by the Supreme Court of Washington allowing a 27-year retroactive “technical fix” to legislation. We do retroactive legislation in Hawaii frequently, and there have been several instances where we in the Foundation had no issue with this effort. This week, we look at different kinds of retroactive legislation and why some are okay while others just shock the conscience.

  12. Posted: Dec 18 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA— The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association awarded six scholarships Saturday at the Christmas with the Chefs gala on the grounds of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

  13. Posted: Dec 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Kealakehe High School community council meets

  14. | Posted: Dec 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Hannah asks: I have just planted a small cacao tree. How long before it will produce pods and what time of year do the usually appear and ripen?

  15. | Posted: Dec 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Five short days until Christmas the days will actually be getting longer by the time we open presents. As the days lengthen, our garden plants begin to swell with the anticipation of spring. Even in Hawaii where winters are mild, we feel the pulse of new life. Precipitation in East and West Hawaii has also helped pump life into resting shrubs and trees. Flowering season for Kona coffee, for example, may be early this year due to pre Christmas rains.