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HVO looks ahead amid break(out) in the activity

U.S. Geological Survey scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), scanning HVO’s Kilauea East Rift Zone webcam images, noted a new breakout of lava on Saturday, Nov. 15. It occurred in the vicinity of Pu‘u Kahauale‘a, a forested cone completely surrounded by Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava flows. This cone lies in the uppermost part of the June 27th lava flow, about 1.6 kilometers (1 miles) northeast of Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Throughout the day, helicopter pilots corroborated HVO’s observations.

Thanksgiving blessings may be sometimes forgotten

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate our blessings. Unfortunately we often take our blessings for granted. Recent reports from our Farmer to Farmer project contacts in Haiti made me realize again how blessed we are to live in Hawaii. Haiti is a beautiful country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic.

Poinsettias provide lasting holiday color

Although it finally feels like fall, and we were seeing Christmas decorations in some stores even before Halloween, the Christmas holidays don’t seem real until we get our Thanksgiving meal digested.