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Volcano Watch: Why you’ve never heard of Hilo’s Kalanakamaa gulch

Feb 7 2016 - 1:30am || Comments

In 1880-81, a lava flow from Mauna Loa came very close to entering Hilo Bay. In trying to reconstruct the timeline of this flow for a recent Volcano Awareness Month presentation, we tracked down many old place names mentioned in newspaper reports of the lava’s progress. One such name that came up repeatedly is Kalanakamaa gulch (“kahawai o Kalanakamaa”).

  • Posted: Jan 6 2016 - 1:30am

    Boys &Girls Club of the Big Island has been selected as the beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels “Fuel Up. Do Good.” program.

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    Waiakea High School’s class of 2017 invites the Big Island community to enjoy the festivities at its annual fundraising Junior Country Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the school cafeteria.

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    This photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection, No. 04004, was first published in the Saturday, April 25, 2015, edition of the Tribune-Herald. The following people and location were identified thanks to the efforts of the community: The people in the photo are, from left, Judy Fahardo, Janice Watanabe (Yasutake), Joyce Nariyoshi, Carol Ann Yamamoto and Wanda Matsukado. This photo was taken April 26, 1965, at the stone wall in the front yard of what was formerly Ola‘a School, now Keaau Middle School. If you think a subject or location has been misidentified, a name misspelled or you have any further information about this photo, call the Lyman Museum at 935-5021.

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    The Hilo Orchid Society welcomes renowned orchid specialist Guillermo Salazar to its monthly meeting from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Kamana Senior Center.

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    Julie Hugo, Realtor with Clark Realty, was named Realtor of the Year for 2015 by Hawaii Island Realtors.

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    Geologist to talk about Kilauea

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    Arts & Exhibits

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    Everyone is invited to Find Your Park and participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and guided hikes from January through March 2016 at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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    The UNA-USA Hawaii Island Chapter, in collaboration with the University of Hawaii at Hilo International Student Services and Intercultural Education Program, will present the fourth lecture on international relevance.

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    The University of Hawaii at Hilo’s North Hawaii Education &Research Center announced its upcoming spring 2016 community education classes and workshops beginning Jan. 16.

  • Posted: Jan 3 2016 - 1:30am

    What do actor Mel Gibson, quarterback Eli Manning and Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing East Rift Zone eruption at Pu‘u ‘O‘o have in common? They all share the same birthday.

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    Your garden has many lessons to teach, especially if you have bamboo in the landscape.

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    Thanks to the generosity of the Japan Foundation for Promotion of Astronomy, Hawaii Island schoolchildren will enjoy greater access to educational experiences at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in 2016.

  • Posted: Jan 2 2016 - 1:30am

    Dec. 20 was a special day for 40 Boys to Men mentors who were presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Boys to Men volunteer mentors, some of them shown with youths during their Adventure Weekend 2014, serve as positive male role models for young men — some who are missing father figures. The nonprofit thanks the community for its support. For more information, visit www.b2mhawaii.org/mentoring.

  • Posted: Jan 2 2016 - 1:30am

    The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1950s and ’60s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum by calling 935-5021 or emailing archives@lymanmuseum.org. THIS PHOTO (NO. 15946) was captured April 30, 1966.