Big Island Press Club Scholarships available

The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. Last year, BIPC awarded a total of $4,600 to five Hawaii Island students.

Police promote three

Police Chief Paul Ferreira announced three promotions, two employees from the rank of lieutenant to captain and one from captain to major, effective Monday.

KDEN suspends living history program

Out of concern for the public health because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) is suspending its living history program “A Walk Into the Past with Thomas Jaggar” at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Ninole quilter selected as contestant at AQS QuiltWeek

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce that Phyllis Cullen of Ninole, has been accepted as a contestant with her quilts — “We Three I‘iwi,” and “Venice — the Fish’s Eye View,” at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky.

Kitamura achieves Eagle Scout rank

Joshua Kitamura of Troop 82, a senior at Waiakea High School, was awarded the Eagle Scout rank on Feb. 8 at a Court of Honor at Hilo Meishoin. Kitamura began his Scouting journey 12 years ago in Waiakeawaena Pack 65 where he also earned the Arrow of Light, the Cub Scouts’ highest award.

Let’s Talk Food: Today is St. Patrick’s Day

Today, March 17, is a religious celebration of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. He was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. March 17 is actually the anniversary of his death. St. Patrick is celebrated for establishing monasteries, churches and schools.

Tropical Gardening: Ring in spring with flowering bulbs

Spring officially occurs when the sun reaches the Equator as it appears to move northward. Of course what is actually happening is that the earth is tilting toward the South Pole and will continue to do so until June 21. Then it is officially Summer. Since we are roughly at latitude 19 degrees north, the sun will appear to move northward for a short time and then move toward the south until December 21. Many plants respond to day length including plants that form bulbs.

Calendar for March 14

Get out and go! There’s something for everyone in this week’s Calendar. Check it out!

Can you help identify this photo?

The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s 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 See identified photographs on Facebook at THIS PHOTO (NO. 18942) was captured Nov. 14, 1967.

East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai honors Beiju recipients

At its 53rd Annual Meeting and New Year’s luncheon held on Feb. 8, the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai honored its Beiju recipients, those who have attained the auspicious age of 88 in 2020 with a certificate from the Kenjin Kai and commemorative citations from local and Japanese governments.

Volunteers observe humpback whales during second whale count

More than 650 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii islands during the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count and, from Maui during the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation, the second of three coordinated whale counts between the two organizations in 2020.

Presentation on near-Earth objects slated at ‘Imiloa

Asteroids and comets are the leftovers of planet formation, and represent time capsules from the days when the Earth and Sun were newly formed. They also represent a potential threat to Earth, should a large object ever impact our world.

Let’s Talk Food: Three chefs visit HCC

Thanks to the Hawaii Culinary Foundation, Chef Chad Yamamoto, presently the executive chef at Merriman’s in Waimea and formerly the Chef de Cuisine for Ulu at the Four Seasons, Hualalai; Nuri Piccio, sushi chef at Ulu at the Four seasons, Hualalai; and Sean Franco also of the Four Seasons, recently worked with the students at Hawaii Community College’s Culinary Arts program.