As the Kilauea eruption continues to impact Leilani Estates, water restrictions are in place for Kapoho Beach Lots, Lanipuna Gardens, Pohoiki Bay Estates, Garden Lake Farm Lots, Vacationland, Pohoiki and Kalapana. More than 1,200 earthquakes a week are shaking us without warning, there are cracks on Highway 130 and we are all facing some kind of stress.
April is Tsunami Awareness Month and very important to our family. My sister and I were raised by a mother who was washed away by the 1946 tsunami and lost her mother, father, niece and nephew. When the waves subsided, my mother had no clothes except what she was wearing, no parents and no home. That incident had a lasting effect on her when raising us, as she taught us to always be prepared with food.
Hawaii Community College’s Culinary Arts Program has been in existence since 1952, preparing students “to achieve excellence in their career.” Currently, there are 63 students enrolled in the program at the Hilo and Palamanui campuses. Ninety percent of the college’s students are from Hawaii Island, and 78 percent of the alumni stay on the island. Our community has a vested interest in the college, as many of us depend on HCC’s graduates as future employees.
I first read about Dr. Dean Ornish in 1996 when he wrote “Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish.” Cooking healthy foods has always been something I felt was very important to me, especially after my father suffered several heart attacks.