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Let’s Talk Food: Happenings around town

The KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest is slated for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Hawaii Community College’s Palamanui campus, 73-4255 Ane Keohokalole Highway in Kailua Kona. You can get to it from Kaiminani Drive, which is the street that runs perpendicular to Queen Kahumanu Highway that feeds into homes in Kona Palisades.

Tropical Gardening: Poinsettias for holiday color

Although we are well into November, and we have been seeing Christmas decorations since Halloween, the Christmas holidays don’t seem real until we get our Thanksgiving meal digested. Poinsettias don’t seem to care since they are beginning to show color now.

Sikh couple launches drive to help feed county homeless

After running into some obstacles while feeding needy people in a neighborhood park, an Oceanside couple is doubling down in their effort and raising money to buy a trailer that will provide even more meals to people throughout the county.

Quack Moore, Amy Horst, and Friends in Concert this weekend

Quack Moore, Amy Horst, and Friends in Concert features pianist Moore and soprano Horst as they bring their unique interpretations of classics from the 17th to 21st centuries to Hilo. Joining them are violinist Jennifer Tiboris, clarinetist Elan Kobel and pianist Anthony Maroudas. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hilo’s First United Protestant Church.