Hawaii County is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on various boards and commissions. Members of most of these panels serve for staggered terms of five years, on a voluntary basis.
Out of concern for audiences, staff and most certainly a cast of nearly 100 performers, the Palace Theater announced that the debut of its spring musical, Beauty and the Beast, is postponed until June.
American Quilters 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 Iiwi, and Venice the Fishs Eye View, at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky.
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.
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.
The Big Island Press Club is awarding its annual meritorious Torch of Light Award to W.H. Shipman Ltd. President Margaret Peggy Farias and the Lava Tube dishonor award to Army Garrison Hawaii Pohakuloa Training Area Public Affairs Officer Michael Donnelly.
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.
Last weeks Volcano Watch provided details of events leading up to the dropping of bombs on a Mauna Loa lava flow on December 27, 1935. Heres the rest of the story.
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. 18942) was captured Nov. 14, 1967.
At its 53rd Annual Meeting and New Years 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.
What does it mean to Malama O Ka Aina, to take care of the land, here in Hawaii?
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.
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.
Thanks to the Hawaii Culinary Foundation, Chef Chad Yamamoto, presently the executive chef at Merrimans 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 Colleges Culinary Arts program.