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.
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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.
Each year, to the delight of Hilo-area folks, a poinsettia sale featuring plants in a variety of brilliant colors ranging in size from a 4-inch pot up to a 2-gallon container, is hosted by members of the Hawaii Island Retired Teachers Association.
The Big Island Substance Abuse Council recently hosted a series of workshops in partnership with the Hawaii Island United Way to help equip relief workers with tools to meet the psychological needs of the people they serve, while learning to be aware of compassion fatigue in themselves. From left, are BISAC Chief Clinical Officer Raquel Chang, county Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira, county Disaster Recovery Coordinator Janice Bueltmann and BISAC Chief Executive Officer Hannah Preston-Pita.
Glad Tidings Church of Hilo will host its annual Thanksgiving luncheon Sunday at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale in Hilo.
In celebration of global Geographic Information System (GIS) Day this month, Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology (WIT) will provide free GIS training for students and teachers in Hilo and Kona the first week in December.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center recently announced the appointment of Esben Borsting as the center’s new deputy director.
The state Office of Planning is hosting meetings on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island to hear from interested stakeholders about the effectiveness of the state’s land use system.
Hulihe‘e Palace wraps up its 2014 Afternoon at Hulihe‘e Palace schedule Sunday, Dec. 14, and also announces its 2015 schedule of events.