Imiloa Astronomy Center invites the community to join in the celebration of its 14th birthday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This years theme is Birthday Re-Wrapped, which showcases a full day of hands-on activities, planetarium shows, presentations and exhibits on ways to recycle, reuse and reduce waste.
The county parking lot on Kuakini Highway has been spruced up thanks to a group of volunteers.
Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but havent had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names?
Next week Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, which is a day before Ash Wednesday. It is a celebration of food, lots of it, before the Lenten season. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday and po boy sandwiches, crawfish, shrimp and grits, Creole crab cakes, shrimp and chicken etouffee, dirty rice, and red beans and rice are some of the items on the menu for that day.
Portulaca sclerocarpa (also known as Ihi makole) is a critically endangered small succulent plant in the purslane family (Portulacaceae). It only occurs on the Island of Hawaii and on a small islet off the coast of Lanai. It can be found in various sites in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including the Puhimau thermal area.
When it comes to strange animals and plants, Australia is in the lead for its share of the unusual to unique. This ancient mini continent has mammals that lay eggs to the marsupials that carry their premature babies in pouches. Recent fires put many in the animal kingdom at risk and the plant kingdom as well. Some Australian ecosystems will be altered for centuries and some may never recover.
The following students from the University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy have been named to the Deans List for the Fall 2019 semester:
For the first time, Imiloa is proud to present a special 3D planetarium show on Love in the Cosmos: A 3D Valentines Date Night, at 7 p.m. Friday. Priced at only $8 for members and $10 for non-members, treat you and your valentine to a dazzling show of humanitys love affair with the cosmos from ancient times to today.
Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the Hawaii Fire Department are holding a Community Emergency Response Team basic training course in Kau at the Ocean View Community Center, starting Saturday, Feb. 22. This emergency response basic training course is developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is free to the public.
The following students in the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Arts and Sciences have been named to the Deans List for Fall 2019:
With near perfect weather conditions, although a bit cold, more than 20 volunteers participated in the Office of Maunakea Managements Malama Maunakea community weed pull on Saturday. Volunteers helped pull invasive species around the Visitors Information Station while also learning to identify native species sprouting among the weeds. By the end of the morning, volunteers had pulled enough weeds to fill 43 garbage bags.
Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island is thrilled to be the fourth quarter 2019 beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels Fuel Up. Do Good. program.