Walla Walla, Washington, is known for its sweet onions and great wines. We drove from Portland, Ore., and picked up Bob and Christine at the Walla Walla Airport. Harold, Yoshie, Tommy and Wendy were also at the airport but somehow, their GPS took them to the corn and wheat fields of Walla Walla and they finally showed up an hour or so later to our home for the next few days, Cameo Heights Mansion in Touchet. And here I thought they started to drink Washington wines without us!
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A loha, Garden Guy — I have a white pineapple patch and it is producing many pineapples. I do not know how to tell when a white pineapple is ripe.
Celebrity is a calling. Fame is nuts. I think of this as I grieve the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams.
Hawaii Electric Light Company, Hawaiian Electric and Maui Electric collectively contributed $25,000 to the Hawaii Island United Way. In addition, contributions from employees of the three utilities will be matched by the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation, up to a total of $10,000.
Central Pacific Bank recently announced it donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help residents on the Big Island and Maui who were affected by Hurricane Iselle.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is starting a program to honor farms, ranches and tree farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years.
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe, where drivers of the company’s electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80.
I am an advocate for local produce, but love my drupes, or stone fruits, which, unfortunately, do not grow well in Hawaii. During our summer months, these pitted fruits are available at the markets in abundance. After going to the Farmers Market in Portland, Ore., I know those farmers work hard at earning a living. They have to care for the trees all year long and then pick fruits from June until September.
S AN CLEMENTE, Calif. — For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone’s five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity.
She wants me to help her learn to trust. Her exact words, in fact: “Help me learn to trust.”