For his outstanding investigative skills, exceptional information sharing, and commitment to providing the highest quality of police service, Officer Robert Sakata was recognized by the Hawaii Island Security and Safety Professionals Association as HISSPA Officer of the Quarter for Q2 2021 during a ceremony on July 9 in Kona.
Iwas reading “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” to my soon-to-be 3-year-old granddaughter, Artemis, and she started to tell me the moose got a cupcake, not a muffin. How can she tell that it is a cupcake and not a muffin when most adults can’t tell the difference?
Many people living in the Hawaiian Islands are accustomed to feeling occasional earthquakes since the State of Hawaii is one of the most seismically active locations in the United States. Unlike some other earthquake-prone places in the U.S., for example California, where the earthquakes are related to tectonic plates sliding past each other, our earthquakes are related to volcanoes.
Foundation plantings are like spandex garments. They smooth out bumpy features and add a dressy look. When properly used, a foundation planting serves definite purposes. It connects the structure with the grounds and adjacent ornamentals so that the building and grounds appear to have grown together into an eye appealing design. Shrubs and vines also tend to soften and blend architectural lines. Such plants give the home a finished look.
For his selfless work making Hawaii Island a safer place for keiki, police Detective Gavin Kagimoto was honored with the Haweo Award during a ceremony held at County Council chambers in Hilo on July 6.
In my pantry, evaporated milk is essential. But what is it anyway? It is the concentrated version of regular milk. It has been cooked down to remove 60% of the water, which makes it richer yet about 80% less fat than heavy cream.
Mauna Loa erupted 46 years ago this week, from July 5-6, 1975, in a 20-hour event with vents confined to the summit region (the area above 3,660 m/12,000 ft) and lava flows descending to just below 3,170 m (10,400 ft). This was the first eruption in 25 years. At the time, it was the longest quiet stretch since 1843 (we are currently in the longest stretch at 37 years and counting).
Summer means many fragrant flowers blooming in abundance. Most noticeable is the family of gingers.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo School of Education has been awarded its full seven years of accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation.
Unite Us, the enterprise technology company providing the digital infrastructure to power integrated health and social care ecosystems, on June 30 announced partnerships with Kaiser Permanente, a leading healthcare provider, and AlohaCare, a nonprofit health plan in Hawaii, to implement the first-ever coordinated care network throughout the state: Unite Hawaii.
Happy late Canada Day/Bonne Fête du Canada! While some past “Volcano Watch” articles have had a July 4 theme for the U.S., this year we’re taking the opportunity to ensure readers know that our neighbors to the north have volcanoes, too — including potentially active ones.
The Max and Yetta Karasik Family Foundation, through the Hilo Medical Center Foundation, donated 20 new automated external defibrillators to the Hawaii Police Department. The AEDs will be distributed to officers islandwide, police said.
This summer the Lyman Museum is again participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America, to offer free admission to active duty military personnel (including the National Guard and Reserve) and their families, through Labor Day 2021. Please note that the Museum will be closed on Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day (Sept. 6).
Wailoa Center’s Ethnobotanical Garden has several dates planned for volunteers who want to help plant and maintain the ongoing educational garden development, located just over the wall at the Wailoa Center.
Wailoa Center welcomes back the Mokuhonua Bonsai Club and Hilo Bonsai Kyoshitsu who will host their annual bonsai exhibit from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Wailoa Center in Hilo.
The last time we were in Spain, I went to the kitchen of the hotel and worked with the chef, making a seafood paella for the staff. Originally, paella was made at lunchtime for the farmers and laborers. The workers would gather together what was available like tomatoes, onions, rabbit and duck to make this dish.