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.
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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.
Mahalo to all of the employees of the County of Hawaii who helped with storm relief efforts by collecting and donating 809 pounds of food, water and supplies for Kokua Puna, a drive for those affected by Tropical Storm Iselle. On Friday, Aug. 22, people gave 723 pounds of food and water, and 86 pounds of nonfood supplies, along with donations of $220. Collected items were given to Hawaii Island United Way and the Hawaii Food Basket for distribution in Puna.
Parker School is pleased to welcome two new members to its board of directors — Julie Hendricks and Frances Simperman.
According to Yvonne Yokoe, band director at Hilo High School, there are many reasons to join band. And the best reason, she says, is because “it’s fun!”
O n Saturday, the new Honokaa Skate Park formally opened for business following a dedication ceremony and celebration.