Learn about fermentation during VAC workshop

Fermented foods have been a part of every ancient culture throughout history. Sauerkraut, pickles and yogurt are a few of the many traditional live-cultured, fermented foods. These foods developed out of the need to preserve food before refrigeration was possible.

Halau E Hulali Mai I Ka La to perform this weekend

The Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kilauea performance series features a second event this month with a performance at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 20) by Kumu Hula Chrissy Kama Henriques with Halau E Hulali Mai I Ka La.

Superman to The Fonz: Vintage lunchbox collection on sale

CINCINNATI — Look, up on the shelf! It’s Superman. There’s the king of the wild frontier himself, Davy Crockett. And over in that case is Davy Crockett again, except this time he’s Daniel Boone (we’ll explain later). And aaaaay! It’s The Fonz and the whole “Happy Days” family!

‘Hamilton’ star performing in two Big Island concerts

The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to announce two spectacular fundraising concerts featuring “Hamilton” star Julius Thomas III. These exclusive events are slated for 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Waikii Ranch Clubhouse and 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at a private estate in Kailua-Kona.

Mayor names new Mass Transit chief

KAILUA-KONA — Brenda Carreira is set to become the latest in a line of administrators to try and repair Hawaii County’s beleaguered Mass Transit Agency.

Settlement reached in HPA sex abuse lawsuit

KAILUA-KONA — A federal civil lawsuit against Hawaii Preparatory Academy in a case involving a former teacher accused of sexually abusing a student two years ago was officially dismissed last month.

Obituaries for October 17

Eleanor “Ellie” Rodrigues Hood, 90, of Hilo died Oct. 6 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired service representative for the former GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co., Hilo Phone Mart at Kaiko‘o Mall and member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Ahualani Kumiai and Kamana Senior Citizens. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 23) at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire. Survived by sister, Emmagene “Emmie” Sherman; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

ISTANBUL — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul general after the diplomat left the country.