Learn about fermentation during VAC workshop

Fermented foods have been a part of every ancient culture throughout history. Sauerkraut, pickles and yogurt are a few of the many traditional live-cultured, fermented foods. These foods developed out of the need to preserve food before refrigeration was possible.

Obituaries for October 18

Lyla N. Aniban, 57, of Pahoa died Oct. 16 at home. Born in South Kona, she was an agent with the Transportation Security Administration at Hilo International Airport and Kahului Airport and cake decorator at KTA in Hilo. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 20) at Pahoa Sacred Heart Church. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com. Survived by daughter, Amy (Scott) Barricklow; sons, Jason Richards and Bryan (Danielle) Richards; mother, Sarah Aniban; brothers, Wayne (Radhika) Aniban, Patrick (Ohia) Aniban and William (Manu) Aniban; sisters, Paulette (Kaleo) Pacheco and Roxanne (Viktor) Lawcock; three grandchildren.

Council accepts easement for North Kohala pedestrian trail

A pedestrian trail that meanders from Kohala Lighthouse to recently acquired county land at Kapanaia Road now belongs to the public, with the County Council on Wednesday unanimously accepting an easement as part of a 2002 settlement agreement with a developer.

Honokohau well repairs nearing end

KAILUA-KONA — North Kona has been without four of its 14 water sources for months, but the county Department of Water Supply thinks it will revise that ratio in the coming days.

Chef shares dessert-making expertise with students

Students in the Culinary Arts program at Hawaii Community College-Palamanui in Kailua-Kona received a special treat Oct. 3, when a guest chef joined the class to share his dessert-making expertise.

Volunteer at hospice and palliative care organization

Hawaii Care Choices, provider of palliative, hospice and bereavement care to East Hawaii, is looking to add to its volunteer team and will conduct a training session in November for community members interested in giving a few hours a week to uplift others.