A Veterans Day remembrance

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii with the help of HELCO’s cranes will display their patriotism as proud Americans on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, by displaying a huge 38-by-20-foot American flag over Kamehameha Avenue from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Club members, led by president Dale Tokuuke, will also wave flags at passing motorists. “We are celebrating Veterans Day in gratitude for those who serve and in sorrow for those who have lost their lives for us to enjoy American freedom,” said Tokuuke. The Aloha Exchange Club, chartered in 1982, promotes unity for service through Americanism, youth projects, prevention of child abuse and their police officer and firefighter recognition awards.

Let’s Talk Food: Meals in bowls

Are you getting tired of being stuck at home and cooking three meals a day for the family? It seems to be a common complaint I hear again and again from parents.

‘The core of our ohana’: Kuikahi volunteer mediators help prevent, resolve conflicts

Every day except Sunday, Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center’s professionally trained volunteer mediators offer to help community members resolve conflicts that matter deeply — from parents figuring out how to share time with their kids after separation to tenants struggling to pay rent because of unemployment and landlords trying to pay mortgages during eviction moratoriums.

Let’s Talk Food: Monosodium glutamate and other myths

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) was discovered by Kikunae Ikeda, a Japanese chemist, in 1907 by extracting it from seaweed and calling it “ajinomoto,” which means “tasty base.” The flavors of the food with MSG explode on your tongue to make dishes taste even better.

Tropical Gardening: Fall colors abound even in the tropics

Some folks now living in Hawaii miss the four seasons of more temperate regions. Here we have rainy and dry seasons. This is somewhat confusing since West Hawaii is beginning its dry season as East Hawaii is beginning its rainy season! Whether rainy or dry, fall is now and we do have fall colors if we look for them.

Crack team of geologists measure the Koa‘e fault system

The Koa‘e fault system connects Kilauea’s East and Southwest rift zones south of the caldera. Faults here appear as low cliffs, or “scarps,” along Hilina Pali Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These fault-cliffs slip during major earthquakes, such as those of May 4, 2018 — near the beginning of Kilauea’s 2018 eruption.

Keiki Heroes empowers Hawaii’s children to stay healthy

Community First is a Hawaii Island based nonprofit founded in 2014 by Barry Taniguchi. We serve as a neutral forum for the community to come together to find solutions to improve health and lower medical costs based on the community good. We believe health care is caring for health and not just treating disease, and caring for health is “All Our Kuleana.”