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Minihune Miniatures Club

Wailoa Center’s Fountain Gallery will present the Minihune Miniatures Club display opening Friday, Feb. 6th, from 5-7 p.m. Any Town, Anytime is an exhibit where you can see a 1950s peddler’s cart with 15 cent hot dogs next door to a modern day tea shop, around the corner from a Victorian conservatory and just down the street from the Craftsman-style house that belongs to a rock and roll witch. This collection of shops and houses combines different eras, occupations and fantasies.

Hawaii County offers home repair loans

The Office of Housing and Community Development is currently accepting applications to its Residential Emergency Repair Program. RERP loans are available to low-and moderate-income homeowners who are interested in repairing and improving their primary residence. The RERP loan can be used for roof repairs, electrical and plumbing work, sewer improvements, the installation of a solar water heating system and termite treatment and repairs to termite or wood rot damage.

Puna farmers receive grants

The Rotary Club of Pahoa Sunset presented more than $28,000 to 31 Puna District farmers in the form of $750.00 individual grant checks on Jan. 20, and presented a $5,000 check to Hawaii Island Food-basket on Jan. 8.

Expert on hospice, palliative care to speak on Thursday

Community First, in partnership with Hospice of Hilo, is bringing in the internationally recognized authority on hospice and palliative care, J. Donald Schumacher, to speak about “building a community to honor quality of life.” Schumacher will be speaking at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center on Jan. 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Bay Clinic programs awarded $7,000

The Safeway Foundation granted $5,000 to Bay Clinic’s Breast Cancer Prevention Program. The program provides clinical breast health care, including education about the importance of early detection and referral services to help increase access to mammograms and other related clinical care.