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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: Apr 28 2017 - 2:11am

    April has been an excellent month for those studying the outer solar system. The Outer Solar System Origins Survey and its counterpart, Colors of the Outer Solar System Origins Survey, announced the discovery of some interesting new additions to the icy objects past Neptune.

  2. | Posted: Apr 25 2017 - 12:45am

    Open your joke books, my friends, because today’s article is going to be short! It has just been one of those days … and I am not going to elaborate.

  3. | Posted: Apr 21 2017 - 12:30am

    Lift your membership

  4. | Posted: Apr 18 2017 - 12:35am

    Mahalo to each and every one of you who reached out and voiced your concerns on the bills that are moving forward this legislative session.

  5. | Posted: Apr 18 2017 - 12:30am

    One of my neighbors has some really rascal children. While preparing to dye Easter eggs, his little boy put only red color in the pot. Well, of course all the dozens of eggs came out red! The very clever mother, now very used to such children’s misbehavior, replied, “Great, no Easter eggs, no Easter egg hunts. We’ll just save them and hang them on the Christmas tree!”

  6. | Posted: Apr 14 2017 - 12:35am

    I was granted the license to open an adult day care center here in Waimea 15 years ago. I was in my late 20s and had worked very hard to get the education and experience needed to properly care for older adults. Through college and my early years in Hawaii I’d worked in long-term care facilities, adult day care centers, residential care homes as well as a home health aide, and felt it imperative to take the best of each of those programs and create a high quality home-like care environment.

  7. | Posted: Apr 11 2017 - 12:45am

    As Hawaii County looks toward more self-reliance, we have to consider our food self-reliance.

  8. | Posted: Apr 11 2017 - 12:40am

    How many company sponsors does it take to keep a TV show running on air? Ask Bill O’Reilly! By the time you read this week’s column we may know! Seems to be a reality that numerous settlements were paid to women over alleged sexual harassment or verbal abuse by O’Reilly. Follow Fox News! But now for some real LOLs … yep, get ready for some goodies!

  9. | Posted: Apr 7 2017 - 12:35am

    What is the best way to leave something to charity?

  10. | Posted: Apr 4 2017 - 6:30am

    No politics today … no humor can be found in what is happening these days. Maybe next week! So, back to medical joking …

  11. | Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 12:40am

    Welcome to spring on the Big Island. Yes, Hawaii does have an allergy season, especially when mango and avocado trees are in bloom, and mold spores, ragweed and grass pollens fill the air. With allergy season come annoying and embarrassing symptoms of swollen, itchy eyes, ears and throat, and runny nose. Further symptoms of headaches, irritability and interrupted sleep make it hard to concentrate. This constellation of symptoms is most often known as allergic rhinitis.

  12. | Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 12:35am

    Let’s start with some nonsense! How do you spell political nonsense? Yep, for Republican or Democratic the answer is B.S.! The Brookings Institute says 15 million will loose coverage over the next 10 years. Republican leadership (is that an oxymoron?) says no one will lose coverage under the “new ACA!” Congressional Bridge Office (nonpartisan) estimated 24 million would lose coverage within a decade, while reducing taxes for the rich and saving the treasury billions in subsidies. Enough bad news? Only LOLs … and more LOLs!

  13. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:35am

    We all savor an occasional meal out with family and friends at an old-time favorite or the newest spot in town. If you’re on the run, sometimes the most convenient (or only) option for nourishment is to order take-out or grab whatever pre-packaged item you can get your hands on at a nearby restaurant. Whatever the situation, we all want to feel satisfied and good about the food choices we make when dining out; we just need the right options and perhaps a little nudge.

  14. | Posted: Mar 24 2017 - 12:30am

    Thirteen years ago the Gemini Observatory embarked on a program called Journey Through the Universe. The intention of the program then, as today, is to connect observatory staff with classroom teachers and students. Observatory staff and NASA scientists visit classrooms, sharing the wonders of astronomy and engineering. Over the past 13 years, the program has grown to reach 8,860 students this year in East and North Hawaii.

  15. | Posted: Mar 21 2017 - 12:30am

    OK, my friends, I’ve got my doctor’s name tag on and stethoscope in hand to help you understand my beginning today! Recent statistics report that there is a 14 percent increase in deaths from vehicle crashes. Duh, you know the answer … soaring use of apps among drivers! So, a very creative police officer had his scientific brother design a textalayzer. It works similar to the breathalyzer … proof! Write that idiot a ticket or just arrest them, depending on the severity of the texting!