Volcano Watch: Explosive eruptions from Halemaʻumaʻu in 1924

May 2023 marks the 99th anniversary of a sequence of explosive eruptions from Kilauea’s summit that occurred over 16 days from May 11–27, 1924. During this eruption, about 60 explosions occurred from Halema‘uma‘u with fragments ranging from volcanic ash to large blocks the size of cars falling around the summit caldera.

Tropical Gardening: Living plants and flowers make great Mother’s Day gifts

Every day is Mother’s Day but officially this year, May 14th is Mother’s Day If you forgot any of those favorite women in your life, you are in real trouble! Trying to wrack your brains for just the right last minute gift can be frustrating. Now let us consider some last minute gift ideas. This weekend is a great time to visit garden shops and nurseries to take care of those last minute gifts. Plants make the perfect gifts for those special friends and relatives.

Let’s Talk Food: Napa, or Chinese Cabbage

Napa, or Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa var. Pekinensis, is also called Chinese white cabbage, celery cabbage, or Peking cabbage. “Napa” comes from the Japanese word for “leaves,” but in Japan it is called “hakusai.”

Merrie Monarch Festival gets $50K donation

Hawaii Community Foundation last month announced a $50,000 donation from The Princess Abigail and Veronica Gail Kawananakoa Charitable Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation to the Merrie Monarch Festival.