Avisit to Hawaii is the treat of a lifetime to millions of people a year, and many folks who come are friends or relatives of those of us who live here. One of the highlights for them is to experience the lush tropical gardens and forests that are unlike any place in the continental United States. Many folks who enjoy gardening go home wishing they lived in a tropical place where they could have yards and homes filled with palms and other exotics. Visitors don’t have to be discouraged. With a little help from Kamaaina gardeners, they too can have a piece of paradise back home.
Are you an artist who wants to work on a specific project but just doesn’t have the space to do so?
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for January:
Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Kula Waena recognizes students named to the Po‘o Kula and Po‘o Kumu lists for the 1st trimester of the 2020-21 school year:
Generations of keiki in West Hawaii have witnessed the magic of Barry “The Great Barusky” Gitelson or have left one of his appearances with a balloon animal, but during the pandemic, unable to perform his craft, he has found another way to spread the magic of love and hope.
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill five primary and 11 alternate seats on its advisory council.
• Mina Poppas of Hilo was named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Poppas is studying in the College of Arts and Sciences. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20% of their class in their respective college or school.
‘A Brush with Light’: VAC features Catherine Robbins’ vivid oil paintings of the Big Island’s volcanoes
Immerse yourself in Hawaii Island’s magnificent landscapes and plants through Catherine Robbins’ evocative oil paintings during her solo exhibition, “A Brush with Light — Volcanic Island Reflections,” which is open now and will run until Feb. 14 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
In addition to a new year and a new eruption, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is ushering in a new era for processing and studying volcanic samples. The new lab will allow us to better understand physical properties of tephra.
Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School recently received a $20,000 grant from No Kid Hungry to supplement its food service during the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to this generous gift, each week students can reserve a “meal kit” that contains a nutritious breakfast and lunch for the days they are doing distance learning at home.
It has been an exciting week at Kilauea Volcano as the summit eruption that began on the evening of Dec. 20 continues. The eruption remains confined within Halema‘uma‘u crater. Monitoring data show no signs of activity migrating from the summit into the rift zones, nor indications of summit collapse like those in 2018.