The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai.
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In response to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s (HVO’s) Aug. 22 news release ( http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/pressreleases/view.php?id=111 ) that Kilauea’s June 27th lava flow could become a concern for communities downhill of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency (HCCDA) quickly organized a series of informational meetings.
It’s First Friday on Sept. 5 in Honokaa. Local artist Patrick O’Kiersey will present his art at the Old Hasegawa Store, across from Honokaa People’s Theater, from 6 p.m. on. Join us in celebrating 40 years of painting and drawing. The exhibit will be open daily from 1-6 p.m.
A trip to so-called third world countries of the tropics can be very enlightening in some unexpected ways. Take the people and their health condition for example. It seems that city people are much like folks living in any big city. The country residents on the other hand are much different. Poverty by our standards may be common, but it is surprising how healthy those who survive childhood diseases seem to be. Lots of physical activity is certainly part of it, but diet is also a key. Besides the everyday menu of starches and very little meat, country folks eat lots of fruit instead of candy, pies and other sweets.
The County of Hawaii Immigration Information Office, in collaboration with the Exchange Club of Hilo, is seeking names of those who have taken the Oath of U.S. Citizenship from September 2013 to September 2014.
The Hilo Community Chorus, under the direction of Maestro Tom McAlexander, is an all-volunteer group open to all who love to sing. There are no auditions, and the only requirements are a love of singing and attendance at the weekly rehearsals.
Laura Bigelow of Volcano has completed Camp Fully Involved, a fire-fighting experience camp at the New Hampshire Fire Academy in Concord. Bigelow and 14 other women ages 14-20 graduated from the program at ceremonies on Aug. 1.
The members of the Akaka Falls Lions Club has donated books for children staying at Hilo Medical Center.
It was a dark and stormy day Saturday, July 19, at the Pahoa Paintball Field, as the “storm troopers” took the field for the Brion Kim Birthday Game. Tropical Storm Wali was in the neighborhood and dumping some serious rain onto the players and grass.
Neighborhood Watch — once a going concern on the Big Island, but now in a state of disrepair in many communities — is being revitalized by a dedicated group of volunteers led by retired law enforcement officer Bobbye St. Ambrogio, the new Hawaii County Neighborhood Watch coordinator.
The Koa Puna Motorcycle Club invites the community to help out with its Saturday food drive for the Food Basket at the Hilo Bayfront.
Friday, Aug. 29, will be the opening date for a new special exhibit at the Lyman Museum — “A Source of Light, Constant and Never-Fading” — presented by Ka‘Ohana O Kalaupapa.
The Kahakai Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is holding a community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Kahakai Elementary School in Hawaiian Beaches.
The Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently presented its Hawaii’s Distinguished Citizen Award to Central Pacific Bank CEO and Chairman John C. Dean at its annual awards dinner on Oahu.