Let’s Talk Food: Happenings at Kilauea Lodge

Kurt Nelson was named chef of Kilauea Lodge by Highway West, the new owners. Lorna and Albert Jeyte retired after many years of hard work. It will be nice to invite them to dinner and know that Albert will be there. He missed so many dinners with us because he had to work because someone called in sick or didn’t show up in the kitchen.

Tropical Gardening: Ancient, historical trees need special attention

Some of our ancient, historical trees, such as the banyan at Kona’s King Kamehameha Beach Hotel, get so big that we tend to overprune them to keep them in scale. This amazing tree is the first thing visitors see as they enter by ship at Kailua Bay, so it is important it is properly maintained.

To Infinity: Toy Story Land opening at Disney in Florida

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For children of the mid-1990s, Disney’s new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents, it brings back sweet memories of a magical time of toys and make-believe. And for everyone else, the new theme park land offers a whimsical experience from the moment a nearly 20-foot statue of Sheriff Woody welcomes guests as if they are honorary toys in Andy’s backyard.