The Maunakea Observatories started a temporary suspension of telescope operations following Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home order issued March 23 aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The plan for auditions for Aloha Theatre’s June production of “The Laramie Project” has been revised because of the coronavirus crisis.
The presence of water in Halema‘uma‘u has sparked an important discussion about what the pond means for future eruptions at Kilauea Volcano. There are no written records of water at the summit, so to guide the discussion we need information about magma-water interaction from deposits of the past.
We humans have considered ourselves at the top of the food chain above all the plants, fish, birds and mammals. But the real top of the food chain is actually the bacteria, virus and fungi that feed upon us! Coronavirus is just the most recent example of how nature may work to put us in our place so to speak. Great civilizations have disappeared due to plagues and pestilences in the past and We can learn these lessons as we tend our gardens.
The Hawaii Farmers Union United launched a task force to quickly organize local food production, aggregate existing food hubs and collaborate with certified commercial kitchens, door- to-door distributors and other stakeholders to address the economic impact of food sustainability from the global coronavirus crisis.
Good fences make good neighbors goes the old saying, and maybe in the old days it was the case. Stone walls are traditional and impressive, but expensive. Today, we have so many choices that an unattractive fence might create all kinds of neighbor problems depending on type of material used.
In the past, HVO would occasionally post images of people collecting lava samples on our website. These photos usually featured a person (with little-exposed skin) holding a rock hammer, with a metal bucket nearby. The bucket contained water to quench the sample, solidifying the hot lava into a cold glass. Natural-fiber or heat-resistant gloves, and sometimes a face mask, protected the sample collector from heat radiating off the 1150-degrees-Celsius (2,100-degrees-Fahrenheit) lava. The hammer was used to scoop some of the molten material into the bucket, which would hiss and steam in reaction; more water would be added to cool down the sample so it could be placed in a cloth bag.
The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museums John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The Kona Historical Society generously donated the collection in 2007. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1960s and 70s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum at 935-5021 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See identified photographs on Facebook at tinyurl.com/piercephotoid. THIS PHOTO (NO. 19576) was captured March 15, 1969.
The Waiakea Intermediate School Ukulele Band Booster Club has canceled the bands 50th anniversary event celebration scheduled for Saturday evening at the Hilo Honpa Hongwanji Sanga Hall.
Amid the situation regarding COVID-19, the Hawaii Island Humane Societys top priority is protecting its staff and the public while providing the utmost care for its animals.
In the wake of the COVID-19 situation, the ninth Big Island Chocolate Festival has been rescheduled from May 1-2 to August 14-15.
The fifth annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds is slated for Oct. 15-19, and will be headquartered at Courtyard King Kamehamehas Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.