The U.S. House of Representatives approved $4.8 million in federal funds Tuesday to support the opening of a new office for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Hawaii Island.
Rotarian’s from Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, sister club of the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay, recently made a special presentation during the Hilo Bay club’s annual installation banquet and commemoration of its 30th anniversary. Higashi-Hiroshima President Takashi Shohara presented a check for $1,355 to Rotary Club of Hilo Bay President Dale Tokuuke. The monetary donation will go toward those who had their lives disrupted because of the lava flow in lower Puna. From left are Tokuuke, Shohara, District Gov. Win Schoneman and Rotary Club of Hilo Bay’s David DeLuz Jr.
A governor candidate forum featuring Sen. John Carroll, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Gov. David Ige, Ray L’Heureux and Rep. Andria Tupola is slated for 6 p.m. Friday (July 20) at The Arc of Hilo Event Center at 1099 Waianuenue Ave. in Hilo.
KAILUA-KONA — The only Hawaiian quilt museum in the state opened with a blessing Saturday morning at Hanama Place in Kailua-Kona.
Peter Eseroma, 48, of Keaau died July 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Honolulu, he was a member of Koa Puna Motorcycle Club and Tihati Productions and worked as a plumber, cook and coach. Services 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Ballard Family Mortuary. Survived by spouse, Malania Nedina Kapika Eseroma of Hauula, Oahu; parents, Ieremia and Oliana Eseroma of Kaneohe, Oahu; sons, Junior Pekelo Tavu‘i Kapika Eseroma of Kaneohe and Keali‘i (Alexis) Keanu Sterling Kapika-Overturf of Hilo; hanai son, Manuel Wayne Castro of Hilo; daughters, Tabitha Oliana Maria Kapika Eseroma and Malania Fa‘atali Kapika Eseroma of Puna; hanai daughter, Tiana Sagapolutele-Silva of Kaneohe; brothers, Patrick (Sultana) Eseroma of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Ricky (Kalei) Pua‘a of Kalani Iki, Oahu, and Nolan (Moana) Waipa of Puna; sisters, Nuusina (Chris) Hall of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, and Sesilia Eseroma of Kaneohe. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Hawaii Electric Light Co. said Tuesday that the temporary closure of a portion of Kawailani Street in Hilo will be extended by two nights to allow crews to safely remove utility poles.