‘Hula Arts at Kilauea’ returns to HVNP

Volcano Art Center’s “Hula Arts at Kilauea” performance series resumes this Saturday with a presentation by Unuokeahi under the direction of kumu hula Stacey Kapuaikapoliopele Ka‘au‘a.

Waimea event celebrates first responders

U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area first responders, along with many Hawaii County and volunteer agencies, were recognized at the Waimea Community Association annual “Mahalo to First Responders” event Nov. 16 at the Kahilu Town Hall.

Let’s Talk Food: Gifts from the kitchen

Now that we have consumed all our leftover Thanksgiving goodies, it is time to think about Christmas giving. DIY gifts are something the whole family can get involved with and become part of gift giving. Here are some ideas for gifts from the kitchen, for family and friends who do not need any material gifts:

Volcano Watch: What are the Volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code?

The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory sets the Volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code for volcanoes in Hawaii and American Samoa. Currently, Kilauea is erupting and is at WATCH/ORANGE, Mauna Loa is in elevated unrest and is at ADVISORY/YELLOW, and the remaining six monitored volcanoes are at NORMAL/GREEN.

Tropical Gardening: Poinsettias are showing color for the holidays

November is almost over but the Christmas holidays don’t seem real until we get our Thanksgiving meal digested. Poinsettias don’t seem to care since they are beginning to show color now. Folks on the mainland think of the poinsettia as a Christmas flower but for us it blooms now through March.

Hawaii Care Choices gets $25K grant

Hawaii Care Choices, formerly Hospice of Hilo, was recently awarded a $25,000 grant by Richard Robbins and his wife, representing the Max and Yetta Karasik Foundation, to support the increased costs associated with patient care supplies and equipment for individuals receiving hospice care in East Hawaii.

Surfing camp offered for keiki with disabilities

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Surfers Healing Camp for children with disabilities will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo.

Volcano Watch: Learning from the impacts of Kilauea’s 2018 LERZ lava flows

Lava flows erupted from the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea in 2018 and devastated lower Puna. In 2019, a team of scientists from the USGS, the Earth Observatory of Singapore, and GNS Science in New Zealand set out to document and assess the impacts to buildings and infrastructure to advance understanding of how lava flows impact the built environment.

Volcano Watch: Volcanoes of American Samoa

Ta‘u volcano in American Samoa experienced volcanic unrest in the form of an earthquake swarm that was felt throughout the Manu‘a Islands (Ofu-Olosega and Ta‘u Islands) from late July through early September 2022.