Keaau Public and School Library will celebrate its 40th anniversary at 5 p.m. today with a special performance featuring the Puna Taiko Group in the library’s humanities room at 16-571 Keaau-Pahoa Road on the Keaau Middle School campus,
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Free solar hot water heaters are being offered to some limited-income families by the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council (HCEOC) and Hawaii Energy.
The Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting the 38th annual Fall Arts Festival until Saturday in downtown Hilo.
The Kohala Center is seeking public comment about proposed regulatory changes that would impact homemade food operations in Hawaii.
Second- and third-graders at Hawaii Preparatory Academy will present “The Tale of The Chinese Zodiac” at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The free and open-to-the-public musical performance will be hosted at Gates Performing Arts Center on the school’s Upper Campus.
Ariel Enriquez was crowned Nov. 8 as Miss Kona Coffee 2015 at the annual evening pageant. The Miss Aloha Hawaii 2015 title was won by Keahi Delovio. First runner-up was Jessica Lloyd and second runner-up was Cheri Lavoie.
The 2014 University of Hawaii Master Gardener Statewide Conference was hosted Oct. 24-26 on the UH-Maui campus.
The Hawaii Aloha Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) was named the CRS Chapter of the Year during the council’s inaugural and awards ceremony in New Orleans earlier this month.
Jan-Guard Hawaii Inc., of Honolulu has gained accredited-member status in the National Home Watch Association. The NHWA was formed in 2010 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada. Visit www.nationalhomewatchassociation.org .
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers announce the promotion of Julie Keller to broker-in-charge of the Hilo office at 500 Kalanianaole Ave. in Keaukaha.
The Hawai‘i Community Foundation recently launched HousingASAP, a three-year, $4 million partnership that will aim to provide stable housing to homeless families faster.
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 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.
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.