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Rotarians conduct vision screening

Members of the Rotary Club of South Hilo recently conducted a vision screening project at E.B. De Silva Elementary School. Here, the Rev. Moki Hino, a club member, administers a test. Every year, Rotarians from East Hawaii clubs offer the free screenings to area third-graders. Courtesy photo

Pahoehoe lava makes for fitful advance of lava

The June 27th lava flow, named for the date that it began erupting from Pu‘u ‘O‘o on Kilauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone, continued to move toward Pahoa this week. For the past few weeks, the flow has advanced in the way that slow-moving pahoehoe flows are notoriously famous for — fitfully — as a series of budding lava “toes” and lobes (small flows) that break out and spread, then stop and inflate with fresh, molten lava, before breaking out again as new toes and lobes.

Ag, food security symposia this week

Attend the free “Agriculture and Food Security Symposia” at Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School coming up the next three weeks. How will you be able to afford food in 20 years? What if the boats don’t come? What if a virus wipes out bananas on this island? Agriculture and energy are inevitably intertwined! Join in free presentations and discussions on these topics and more!