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Festival Celebrates Kona Coffee

By Craig DeSilva
Studies show that coffee can help prevent type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, and dementia, and can also be good for your heart. This makes it all the more reason to get a jolt of java during the 45th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival November 6 - 15. The 10-day event is the oldest food festival in Hawaii and is packed with activities highlighting the internationally recognized Kona coffee brand.

food DATE: 11/06/15

Change Up Your Potluck With Ulu

By Craig DeSilva
Need something for your New Year’s Eve potluck but don’t want to make the same ‘ole potato mac salad? Try ulu. You can still make a salad. Just use ulu in place of potato or macaroni. Commonly known as breadfruit, ulu is a sustainable, locally grown starchy fruit.

food DATE: 12/29/15

7 Sun Protection Myths Exposed

By Craig DeSilva
Here are the top seven misconceptions and facts about sun damage. Honolulu dermatologist Dr. Ryan Sato provides some expert advice on what you can do to help prevent skin cancer and keep a youthful appearance.

health DATE: 01/27/16

Kualoa/Hakipuu Canoe Festival

By Craig DeSilva
The annual Kualoa Hakipuu Canoe Festival celebrates the history and culture of Kualoa and its connection to paddling. This free family event is on Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kualoa Regional Park.

lifestyle DATE: 03/11/16

Compassionate Caregiving

By Craig DeSilva
The Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, will hold a free Caregiver Symposium this Saturday, April 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Filipino Community Center (FILCOM) in Waipahu. The event will focus on caring for loved ones who have dementia. Pat Borman, M.D., director of geriatrics and palliative care at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience Center, will give the keynote speech.

health DATE: 04/22/16

Bruschetta with Tomatoes

By Craig DeSilva
Bruschetta means “to roast over coals.” Each region in Italy has its own way of preparing bruschetta – either topped with salami, sautéed mushrooms, or simply with olive oil. Whatever’s fresh and in season. My version takes a healthier route. I use whole grain bread instead of white. I also add some Mediterranean flavors, like olives and feta cheese. Make it for an appetizer or side dish in place of rice or pasta.

food DATE: 09/15/16

Your Holiday Giving Guide

By Craig DeSilva
The holiday season is a time for giving – not only to family and friends but also people you don’t know who are in need of basic food, clothes, and household items. Are you in a giving mood this holiday? We have some tips on how to make someone's holiday jolly and bright.

lifestyle DATE: 11/29/16

Remembering Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later

By Craig DeSilva
Hawaii is in the spotlight this month for the 75th anniversary of the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor. Every year the anniversary helps us remember the lessons learned from the Japan attack that led the U.S. into World War II.

lifestyle DATE: 12/07/16

Dr. Oz in Hawaii to Partner with HMSA

By Craig DeSilva
Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the popular The Dr. Oz Show, is in Hawaii to talk about ways we can improve our health and well-being by using new technology.

health DATE: 02/16/17

Rebirth of Taro Farming on Maui

By Craig DeSilva
Hokuao Pellegrino is restoring a taro farm in Waikapu on Maui that's been in his family since 1848 to perpetuate ancient traditions.

food DATE: 04/04/17

Love, Money, and Feng Shui

By Craig DeSilva
Try feng shui -- the Chinese philosophy of harmony -- to help boost your love life and bank account. Best-selling author and Hawaii feng shui consultant Clear Englebert talks about how you can invite positive energy into your life to attract love and money. Englebert will offer free lectures at Oahu libraries this month that cover topics from his two books, "Feng Shui for Love and Money" and "Color Your World with Feng Shui."

lifestyle DATE: 04/18/17

From Trash to Treasure

By Craig DeSilva
One child’s trash is another child’s treasure. Hawaii’s youth will have an opportunity to sell their used toys, books, clothes, and other household items at the Keiki Swap Meet this Saturday in Kakaako Gateway Park next to the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center.

lifestyle DATE: 06/22/17