Reservations still available for AARP shredding event

AARP Hawaii, in partnership with Access Corporation, is holding its first free document shredding and food drive event in Hilo from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Appointments are still available to drop off documents for shredding. Those without an appointment will be turned away.

HIAC to hold free caregiver workshop

Are you a caregiver for a parent, grandparent, spouse, friend, or someone with special needs? Join us for a free workshop to discuss common struggles, discover resources in the community, and learn how positive communication can improve your and your loved one’s well-being.

Boy Scouts plant kukui trees

Fifteen Boy Scouts of Troop 23 planted six native kukui trees at Bayfront soccer fields to replace an old Chinese banyan tree. The Eagle Scout project was initiated by both the East Hawaii Outdoor Circle and Hawaii County’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

‘Mosaic Art in Hawai‘i’ opens at Wailoa Center

Hawai‘i Island Art Alliance and Wailoa Center are proud to announce the exhibit, “Mosaic Art in Hawai‘i” now open through Sept. 29 at Wailoa Center. This exhibit features the work of 20 mosaic artists from the Islands of Hawaii and Maui along with orchid displays by the Hilo Orchid Society.

Tropical Gardening: Growing roses in Hawaii

Finally after almost three years restricted by the COVID pandemic we are traveling and now in France. With all the crazy weather extremes France still has grapes and roses. In Hawaii, growing roses is always a rewarding challenge for the gardener. Roses are cool climate plants that do best at elevations of 1,000 feet or more. At lower elevations, insect and disease problems are aggravated. At best, roses require specific care or they will not do well.

Museum volunteer honored for 18 years of service

The Pacific Tsunami Museum in downtown Hilo recently honored docent Dian Mahoney for 18 years of service at the museum. A retired teacher and administrator, she has devoted hundreds of hours volunteering her time to educate the public with fascinating stories on tsunamis.

17 island youth awarded with scholarships

For the sixth year, Keaukaha General Store and Hawaii Rise Foundation have provided scholarships to Big Island youth. This year they were able to give 17 scholarships for higher education or training.

Let’s Talk Food: Labor Day weekend fried chicken

Going on a picnic? Find a nice, level and shady area to lay your beach blanket down. Make sure you are not too far from the public bathrooms, especially if you have children, and look for the garbage cans. However, you don’t want to be too close to either of them, due to the smell and flies.

HVNP volunteers earn service awards

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce that a volunteer youth group from Puna has earned a top National Park Service award for its outstanding volunteer service in the park.