Tropical Gardening: Warm, wet weather ideal for disease

Be alert! We have fungus among us, as well as bacteria, viruses and other disease-causing organisms associated with the hot summer weather. We think of these primitive life-forms as being on the bottom of the food chain, but they really are on the top since some feed on higher life-forms at every level.

Can you help identify this photo?

The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The Kona Historical Society generously donated the collection in 2007. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1960s and ’70s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum at 935-5021 or archives@lymanmuseum.org. THIS PHOTO (NO. 17865) was captured Aug. 1, 1965.

Calendar for July 21

Get out and go! There’s something for everyone in this week’s Calendar. Check it out!

Get your quilting on this week at VAC

Mariah Bath, longtime quilter and renowned quilt teacher, will teach a Sylvia Pippin class on tropical florals sashiko and applique quilting this weekend at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Club honors officers with monthly award

Officer Andrew Springer was selected as the Aloha Exchange Club’s Officer of the Month for May. Springer, who has been with the Hawaii Police Department for four years, was recommended based on his dedication to duty and a proactive approach to patrol.