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Donations to help victims of Cyclone Ian

The Free Church of Tonga, the Rev. Tupou Tatofi and all of the members would like to extend a big mahalo to Matson, Dependable Hawaiian Express, Young Brothers, Honsador Lumbers, KWXX Radio, Kai Store, Salvation Army and all of you who helped the people of Ha‘apai recover from Cyclone Ian.

Help identify this photo

Each Saturday, the Tribune-Herald 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 photos, most of which are from the 1950s and ’60s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact Miki Bulos at 935-5021 (once the message starts, press 5) or via email at archives@lymanmuseum.org . THIS PHOTO (NO. 168) was taken in May, but the museum is not sure of what year.

8th annual Hawai‘i Avocado Festival is Saturday, April 5

Celebrating the versatile fruit that’s high in healthy, monounsaturated fat, the eighth annual Hawaii Avocado Festival is Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort &Spa. The Zero-Waste event will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Bayfront Lawn. The free fun offers two stages headlining entertainment, culinary and agricultural activities. The festival opens with a Hawaiian pule and hula at 10 a.m.

Africa: Paradise or powder keg?

As you read this, we are in Valencia, Spain, after almost six weeks traveling through 12 countries from South Africa to Senegal. We didn’t have time to visit north of the Sahara. Instead, we took side trips to the island nations of Sao Tomé and Príncipe, and Cape Verde Islands. We avoided Nigeria and the Congo regions because of political unrest. In fact, there are still pirates in that part of the Gulf of Guinea.

Help identify this photo

Each Saturday, the Tribune-Herald 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 Miki Bulos at 935-5021 (once the message starts, press 5) or via email at archives@lymanmuseum.org . THIS PHOTO (NO. 04607) was taken Oct. 29, 1958, on Waianuenue Avenue in Downtown Hilo.

Learn to make Niihau shell jewelry

Just in time to help you create your own spectacular Niihau shell adornments for the Merrie Monarch Festival, Kele Kanahele, a master shell lei-maker from the island of Niihau, returns to the Lyman Museum to teach this authentic art of Hawaii from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11-12.