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Blue Zones Project — North Hawaii

| | Sep 15 2017 - 12:25am | Comments

Blue Zones Project in West Hawaii officially launched Aug. 26 with a community event at Kona Commons in the old Sports Authority location, drawing a crowd of more than 1,500 people. This distinction completes the countywide effort to make healthy choices easier in all of Hawaii Island.

  1. | Posted: Oct 4 2017 - 5:08pm

    I recently overheard the relatives of someone I know throwing out all sorts of “should” and “ought-to’s” regarding the family member who provides around-the-clock care for their parent. I had not seen these individuals involved in their parent’s care in any way for the past year, yet they felt entitled to judge the sibling who’s been struggling physically, emotionally and financially to do right by their loved one. It took every bit of restraint to hold my tongue, as their endless judgment and condescension toward their sibling did nothing to help the situation.

  2. | Posted: Oct 2 2017 - 12:25am

    This is kinda kalohe (naughty), but anything political is in the last paragraph … sure way to get you to read the entire column! This first quote, from David Brent, could almost be political, so here goes! “If you can’t keep your head when all those around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven’t understood the seriousness of the present situation!”

  3. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 12:45am

    Aloha and let’s get down to business … laughter! Many of you commented to me how much you enjoy medical jokes, so let’s start! A surgeon was discussing a case with a class of medical students. “The muscle in the patient’s right leg has contracted to the point that it is shorter than the muscle in the other leg. Therefore the patient limps!” Pointing to one of the students, he then asked, “What would you do in such a circumstance?” The student replied, “I’d limp too!”

  4. | Posted: Sep 22 2017 - 12:30am

    Oct. 6 is National Manufacturing Day. To celebrate, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) will open its doors to students and the public from around the Big Island.

  5. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:35am

    We are making progress on improvements for the Pololu Valley Lookout. State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has sent a project engineer from Honolulu to the lookout. The Engineering Division will oversee any renovations and improvements at the lookout, and will initiate a request for hiring professional services to evaluate and recommend traffic and pedestrian safety improvements and restroom facilities.

  6. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:30am

    OK friends, time for your therapy today! Let’s start in my favorite place away from home … A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied. “Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings! I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh!” Now my readers, listen carefully … See if you have DeGaulle to send this joke to a friend. I used it today because I figured I had nothing Toulouse!

  7. | Posted: Sep 15 2017 - 12:25am

    Blue Zones Project in West Hawaii officially launched Aug. 26 with a community event at Kona Commons in the old Sports Authority location, drawing a crowd of more than 1,500 people. This distinction completes the countywide effort to make healthy choices easier in all of Hawaii Island.

  8. | Posted: Sep 15 2017 - 12:06am

    By Catherine Tarleton

  9. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:45am

    Aloha everyone. I wanted to give you all a brief update of some happenings in our county.

  10. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:40am

    Yep folks, laughter is what we all need these days of serious disasters. My kinfolks are mostly in Texas, so I have been sending them as many appropriate jokes as possible. Thus no article last week, or did you notice? Keep reading and I will make it up to you. This first one is from my cousin who lived in Rockport and now is staying with family in Austin!

  11. | Posted: Sep 8 2017 - 5:25am

    We have likely all seen news stories showing the rain and destruction that Hurricane Harvey brought to Texas in the past couple of weeks. Being in the aging industry, I couldn’t help but worry about the older citizens of Texas who were stranded, as physical and cognitive challenges can leave them so very vulnerable when it comes to evacuating in times like these. I am grateful for the heartfelt stories and images of rescue and care for fellow citizens needing help which gave us hope from afar.

  12. | Posted: Sep 1 2017 - 6:55am

    This summer I’ve been taking care of a friend’s garden. She calls it her survival garden, as it surely would sustain her family if they ever needed it. Every week has delighted us with a new harvest: mango, amaranth, spinach, apples, papaya, banana, grapefruit, oranges, kale, taro, ginger, garlic, pole beans and tomatoes.

  13. | Posted: Aug 29 2017 - 12:35am

    You all know how I love to get politics jokes out of the way. So, the editor of a local newspaper, who happened to be a staunch Republican, fired one of the new political news writers. Why? The man handed in his first article and the title was, “Let’s all celebrate President Trump’s first 100 Daze.” Enough? Never. I’ll be back later.

  14. | Posted: Aug 25 2017 - 12:25am

    White dwarfs are the very dense leftover cores of stars like our sun. Think of an object with the mass of the sun, but in a volume the size of the earth. Because of gravity, white dwarfs have a very specific limit on their size. If they become larger than 1.44 times the mass of the sun, then they explode in what astronomers call a Type Ia supernova. Because white dwarfs no longer create their own energy, Type Ia supernovas only occur when a white dwarf orbits close enough to a companion star for the white dwarf’s gravity to “steal” gas from the companion.

  15. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:40am

    There is local discussion on opioid abuse and increase in theft and burglary. We are not alone.