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Tropical Gardening: Carnival of Orchids show and sale set for June 3-5

May 29 2016 - 12:30am || Comments

Hilo Orchid Society is sponsoring a huge orchid show and sale June 3-5 at Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium in Hilo.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    If you are looking for ritzy gifts with Lei Day and Mother’s Day just around the corner, then consider orchids. To most people the word orchid immediately brings to mind the purple flowered cattleyas. This orchid has been and still is the most popular. The genus cattleya contains only 50 species in the orchid family containing more than 15,000 known species. More are being discovered each year. Most grow as epiphytes in trees, but some grow in soil and even on rocks.

  • Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Geologic Map of the Island of Hawaii, known affectionately to local volcanologists as the BIMP, or Big Island Mapping Project. The first printing of this map was in 1996. Digitized in 2005, it is still in print today due to its popularity and continued use by geologists and other scientists, educators and land managers and planners, as well as island residents and visitors. It’s also just rather nice to look at.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Erin Evans, a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, received the 2016 Hawaii Regional NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems is accepting applications for its summer STARS Program.

  • Posted: Apr 23 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. 20559) was captured July 24, 1965.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    Col. Patrick Collins assumed command of the Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol from Col. John Henry Felix during a ceremony in the Washington, D.C., office of Sen. Brian Schatz in February.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Arts & Exhibits

  • Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation provided $5,000 to the Peer Mediation Elementary School Pilot Project sponsored by Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, a Hilo-based nonprofit that serves East Hawaii.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Kevin Lockette, board president of the Hawai‘i Parkinson Association, will be keynote speaker at the first Hilo support group meeting from 2-4 p.m. April 29 at the Office of Aging, 1055 Kinoole St. No. 101.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Waiakea High School students for the first time in the history of their school had the opportunity April 10 to work with astronomers from the remote observing room of one of the world’s most powerful telescopes.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Four Hawaii Island students will represent the state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair from May 8-13 in Phoenix.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    Top hit songwriters from throughout the country will gather June 16-18 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Kohala Coast for the Hawai‘i Songwriting Festival, culminating in two concerts open to the community.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    As the 2016 Hilo Orchid Society Orchid Show and Sale approaches, students in professor William Sakai’s floriculture and orchid production class at the University of Hawaii at Hilo recently took a field trip to local commercial orchid grower The OrchidWorks in Hakalau.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    The Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa is offering Introduction to Photography: Fundamentals Series 1 with photographer/instructor John Ferdico from 6-8 p.m. May 4 to June 22.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    A virtual lava tube tour and a chance to see one of Hawaii’s few spiked native plants are two of the many highlights at this year’s U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa Earth Day celebration open to the public from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the training area.