Orchids to celebrate Veterans Day

Rotary Club of Hilo Bay recently donated 44 potted orchid plants, one for each resident, along with crossword puzzle books and eight iPads for Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. The club expresses its thanks to all veterans who served the nation and wants them all to stay safe and healthy.

Volcano Watch: How has topography been modeled at Hawaii’s volcanoes?

In cartography and geographic analyses related to volcanoes, especially in Hawaii, there is perhaps nothing more important than having an accurate digital model of topography. Such models depict the three-dimensional nature of the land, elucidating features from past eruptions and influencing potential pathways of future activity.

Live-fire exercise

Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Kalani Ignacio of Hilo fires an M4 rifle during a live-fire exercise Nov. 15 on the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) in the Arabian Sea. Princeton is part of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.

Let’s Talk Food: Cookbooks of the past

Margaret Shiba, like many others, is working from home during this pandemic. She started to sort through old boxes of files, some with recipes her mother wrote by hand as a young bride. She also found little publications, printed between the 1930s and 1950s, “all sponsored by big food corporations for the benefit of housewives around the time of the war. Such period pieces!”

Hilo native named NAVFAC Hawaii 2021 Engineer of the Year

In early October, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii selected two of its most outstanding engineers for special recognition, awarding Red Hill Program Management Officer Cmdr. Darrel Frame as the 2021 Military Engineer of the Year and Supervisory Structural Engineer Guar Johnson as the 2021 Civilian Engineer of the Year at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.