Volcano Watch: The refilling of Halemaʻumaʻu crater

Halema‘uma‘u crater has undergone repeated changes during the past two centuries. Prior to 1924, the size and shape of the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake changed frequently and lava commonly spilled out across the floor of Kilauea caldera.

Despite pandemic, Waiakea Lions Club continues to serve

Recognizing that health and personal safety need to be maintained, the Waiakea Lions have been undertaking indoor and outdoor projects that require a minimum number of members. Two projects were completed in October: the renovation of two bus shelters and a maintenance project for the Salvation Army.

Saturday sign-waving rally to honor hometown heroes

The Exchange Club of Hilo is inviting businesses, community organizations, families and individuals to participate in the “Thanksgiving Unity Island-Wide Mahalo Sign-Waving Rally” between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

‘Coffee with a cop’ via Zoom

Hawaii Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them virtually for “Coffee with a Cop” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, via Zoom.

Volcano Village Art Hui tour returns

The Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Studio Tour and Sale is back, although in a slightly modified form. Over Thanksgiving weekend, three studio sites will be open for regular hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday-Sunday.

Waimea’s annual Christmas parade set for Dec. 4

It’s time for Waimea’s 60th Annual Christmas Twilight Parade from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. This will be a drive-through parade beginning at the Kalani Schutte Waimea District Park on Ala ‘Ohia Road, on the south end of town, and exit at Pukalani Stables.

Let’s Talk Food: Mushrooms for a healthier body

My grandson Quentin loves math and science and one of his favorite books is “Mushrooms of Hawaii” by Don E. Hemmes Ph.D., and Dennis E Desjardin, Ph.D. Because of that interest in mushrooms, he was very excited to eat them. We made a super easy creamy mushroom pasta, which everyone enjoyed.

Celebrating 30 years of Volcano Watch

It’s hard to believe that the “Volcano Watch” weekly article and volcano activity update started 30 years ago. On Nov. 3, 1991, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory “Volcano Watch” had its debut in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, beginning a long and fruitful partnership.

Tropical Gardening: Have a safe Thanksgiving

COVID-19 cases are on the increase again in many parts of America and the world as we go in to the holiday season so it is important to be vigilant. Just last week we had a big outbreak on Kauai due to a church gathering. Dozens of folks were exposed. When we gather for Thanksgiving make sure everyone is vaccinated to protect the keiki and kupuna. Avoiding large gatherings will be necessary to keep our friends and families healthy and alive.

UH-Hilo DKICP inducts its Class of 2025

First-year students took the Oath of a Pharmacist as part of the annual University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony, held Oct. 17 in Hale Kiho‘iho‘i.

Rose honored as East Hawaii Officer of the Month

For his investigative efforts regarding a 34-year-old woman police say repeatedly victimized the Puna community, Officer Paul Rose was honored by the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii as Officer of the Month for August during a ceremony Oct. 20 at the Pahoa Police Station.

BISAC’s Trunk or Treat a success

The Big Island Substance Abuse Council hosted its first Trunk or Treat event to bring awareness on the dangers of vaping. The event had nineteen partnering agencies, and an estimated 852 individuals and 285 cars attended. The event was able to hand out 10,000 treat bags and an additional 250 pounds of candies.