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Jackie Rey’s and Salvation Army team up again this year to deliver Thanksgiving meals to the elderly.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Big Island. We hope your Turkey Day menu includes fun, family and of course all the food! We also want you to stay safe. Be sure to check the weather today, as high winds and surf are forecast.

On today’s plate of stories, a Big Island restaurant is partnering with the Salvation Army to make sure kūpuna have a hot Thanksgiving meal, the Best Friends Animal Society offers some tips to keep your furry family members safe during Turkey Day, shopkeepers in Kona are excited for the first Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in two years that won’t have any pandemic-related restrictions and despite the beginning of the wet season in October, some places on the island remained pretty dry, but rainbows returned by the end of the month.

As always, thanks for reading!


Jackie Rey’s and Salvation Army team up again to deliver Thanksgiving meals to elderly

For more than a decade, Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill in Kona has partnered with the Salvation Army Kona Corps to provide Thanksgiving meals to people in need in the community.

The tradition continues today. The restaurant, with help from volunteers and Salvation Army, is delivering 500 to 600 meals to the elderly and shut-ins.





Kona shopkeepers excited for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

After two years of in-person capacity restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Island businesses are banking on customers returning en masse for one of the biggest holiday shopping weekends of the year.

After Thanksgiving is over, retailers in Hawaiʻi and across the country will be opening their doors to offer Black Friday deals followed the next day by Small Business Saturday.





Tips to keep pets safe on Thanksgiving

While it’s been a rough couple of years, as we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, there is so much to be grateful for, like the love of friends and family, including the dogs and cats that have been by our side as we’ve navigated through tumultuous times.

To make sure this is a happy, healthy holiday Thanksgiving for all family members Best Friends Animal Society has a list of safety precautions for your pets:





Hawaii County Surf Forecast for November 24, 2022

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Dry October for Big Island ends with much needed precipitation and return of rainbow season By Nathan Christophel

Gloria Silva-Sampaio’s 1,550-gallon water catchment tank in Puna was less than half full at one point in October, and she had to use part of that water for her five sheep, two dogs and four cats to drink.

Without water coming into the catchment tank on a consistent basis, mosquitoes and their larvae became so bad that she had to add bleach to kill them. The dry weather also was causing her grass to get burned by sheep urine.





Pāhoa man arrested, charged following reported shooting incident in Puna

A Pāhoa man has been arrested and charged with terroristic threatening, numerous firearm-related offenses and others in connection with a violent altercation Monday morning in a Puna subdivision.

The Hawai‘i Police Department says 45-year-old Kiha Rodney Stone Kaahu was arrested Monday following a reported shooting incident at a residence on Luana Street in Leilani Estates. After conferring with the Hawai‘i County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, detectives on Wednesday charged Kaahu with the following offenses:





Arizona Wildcats win 2022 Maui Jim Maui Invitational basketball tournament

Arizona defeated Creighton 81-79 Wednesday to win the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, Wednesday before a packed house at the Lahaina Civic Center. 



Maui sherbet makers find a cool niche in sharing a family treat, tradition

When Japan merchant Jokichi Tasaka arrived in Hawaiʻi in the early 1900s, he brought with him his talent as a confectioner, making Japanese candy, including sweet rice crackers and azuki bean-filled pastries such as manju and mochi. But it was his son Gunji who in the 1920s would eventually create a sherbet called “Guri Guri” that continues to be a popular treat on Maui today. 




Kauai Weather Forecast for November 24, 2022

A cold front currently moving into Kauai and Oahu from the northwest is producing very strong and gusty winds and showers over both islands this morning. These… 



Kauai Surf Forecast for November 24, 2022

A large north swell is building in today. The peak of this swell will increase surf heights to High Surf Warning (HSW) levels along the north-facing shores of… 



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Russ Roberts

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