After that … how about weed whackers

Crowing Roosters Are Driving Some People Crazy On The Big Island

The age-old spat between owners of raucous chickens and their angry neighbors probably dates to the advent of agriculture. Now a proposed county bill seeks to restrict noisy rooster farms nestled in tightly packed Big Island neighborhoods.

The issue pits farmers who consider roosters a hallmark of country life against homeowners who say their peace of mind is rattled by the incessant crowing of birds tethered just a few feet from their bedroom windows.

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Vegas Zips

Zippy’s expands outside of Hawaii with planned Las Vegas location

Popular Hawaii chain Zippy’s is expanding outside of the Islands with a planned location in Las Vegas.

The company said it has put out a request for proposal to Las Vegas commercial real estate owners and brokers to find a stand-alone location between 9,000 and 10,000 square feet.

The restaurant is scheduled to open in early 2019 and will be company owned and operated. Zippy’s, which was founded by Francis and Charles Higa more than 51 years ago, has expanded to 24 locations on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. The Las Vegas location is intended to mark the beginning of further growth and expansion outside of Hawaii.

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Happy happy joy joy

Pearl City ranks as fourth-happiest city in the U.S.

Pearl City is the fourth happiest city in the U.S., according to a WalletHub study released today in honor of the upcoming International Day of Happiness on March 20.

WalletHub, a Washington D.C.-based personal finance website, compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across three key dimensions including emotional & physical well-being, income & employment and community & environment. The cities were evaluated using 28 key indicators, ranging from weather to income growth rate, depression rate and average leisure time spent per day.

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soooo many tourists….

529 humpback whales spotted off Maui

The Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui reported a total of 529 humpback whale sightings on Saturday from its annual Great Whale Count, including 335 pods, or groups of whales, and 62 calves.

More than 100 volunteer citizen scientists participated in the Great Whale Count, now in its 30th year.

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have sun noodles

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Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Punahou Carnival

Are you ready to let Punahou Carnival be the Aladdin to your Jasmine, and show you the world? We’re not just talking about the gorgeous view from the top of the Century Wheel. This year’s theme, “A Worldwide Ride,” promises a trip around the world with every food and game booth you visit. Here’s what else you need to know about the school’s annual carnival.

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living in paradise

Home to Hawaii in search of poke

As a New Yorker now, I was hopeful when poke shops began proliferating on the mainland a couple of years ago. I even found one to love, Sons of Thunder in Midtown Manhattan, whose owners have family roots in Hawaii. But elsewhere, the prevailing assembly-line, build-it-yourself model baffled me; there were too many mix-ins and toppings, including oddball interlopers like corn and kale, and the marinades were more like heavy sauces.

What finally sent me over the edge was a highly lauded poke spot in Los Angeles. The fish was dropped into a bowl of marinade, and then the whole bowl was tipped over the rice. The dark stain of soy sauce soaked through, turning everything to salt.

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