Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kohala Okinawan Ken-Jin Kai

In spite of the treat of Tsunami earlier in the day, the Kohala Okinawan Ken-Jin Kai celebration went off without a hitch at the Hawi Jodo Mission Hall. There were plenty of family, friends, fellowship and ono'licious food enjoyed by all.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kohala "Ke Ulu Ana"

"Ke Ulu Ana:" Securing our Future was the theme of the event held at the Kohala Inter-Generational Center featuring exhibits, displays and demonstrations. This is the culmination of a year's worth of activities aimed at providing additional resources to the youth of Kohala who are guided by volunteer mentors throughout the year.

As part of the program, I joined Anne Bottichelli and Danny Garcia as judges for the salad dressing contest. It was a difficult decision because all of the dressings were so tasty and so very different, that it presented a challenge to judge.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Reducing Rat Lungworm Infection

Recent cases of disease in Hawai'i caused by eating fresh produce contaminated with snails or slugs infected with the nematode parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, has drawn attention to this foodborne threat, which can cause eosinophilic meningitis. A publication on preventive measures to reduce spread of rat lungworm infection on farms is now available from the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).