Dan Petrill has been named chief financial officer at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Headmaster Lindsay Barnes made the announcement.
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The Hawaii Chapter of the American Bamboo Society is having its meeting and membership drive Aug. 3 at the home of president Jacqui Marlin in Hawaiian Acres. Special guest speaker is architect Anna O’conner, who will speak about bamboo building construction with Guadua and other superior bamboos. The meeting will start with a potluck lunch at noon with program and tour to follow. The address is 16-1113 Moho Road. The public is invited. For more information, call Jacqui at 966-5080 or 781-960-5305.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa is teeming with excitement as preparations move forward for the annual Holy Ghost Feast Celebration &Bazaar.
Hasbro’s game of Scrabble has brought people together for decades and each Friday, it brings word game enthusiasts together in Waimea.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy junior Alice Patig and senior Noor Sarwar have been awarded National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarships for 2014-15.
Aloha Performing Arts Company will host open auditions for its next mainstage production, the Gothic musical thriller “Jekyll and Hyde” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Aloha Theatre.
Five directors selected casts for seven new, unproduced and unpublished plays, which will be presented as staged readings through four days during Aloha Performing Arts Company’s 21st annual Original Play Festival.
Tayana Cardoza, a 2014 graduate of Kealakehe High School, is the recipient of a four-year scholarship provided by the Dutch Schuman Big Island Paniolo Scholarship Fund.
Three of Parker School’s top debaters participated in the National Forensic League National Tournament from June 15-20 in Overland Park, Kansas. Junior Carrie Hiller and seniors Jaren Ashcraft and Luke Potter qualified for the nationals at the state level tournament in April on Oahu (when Hiller was a sophomore and Ashcraft and Potter juniors).
Among the many immigrants to reach Hawaiian shores are certain members of the reptilian order Squamata , which includes lizards and snakes.
Waimea Town Market and Parker School will host a candidate talk-story from 8:30 a.m-noon Saturday at the school.
Craft and food vendors are invited to participate in the 27th annual Christmas Craft ‘EG’stravaganza.
Scholar, teacher and author of “Discovering Buddhism in Everyday Life,”the Rev. Marvin Harada of Orange County and Buddhist Churches of America, will speak at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission at 7 p.m. today. He also will give a presentation at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hilo Betsuin.
O-Bon, or just Bon, is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors.