Hilo native named NAVFAC Hawaii 2021 Engineer of the Year

In early October, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii selected two of its most outstanding engineers for special recognition, awarding Red Hill Program Management Officer Cmdr. Darrel Frame as the 2021 Military Engineer of the Year and Supervisory Structural Engineer Guar Johnson as the 2021 Civilian Engineer of the Year at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

HVNP unveils new wayfinding signs

Visitors who explore the summit of Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can now learn about the dramatic 2018 eruption and navigate their way between destinations on the volcano with the help of new informative wayfinding signs.

A Veterans Day remembrance

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii with the help of HELCO’s cranes will display their patriotism as proud Americans on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, by displaying a huge 38-by-20-foot American flag over Kamehameha Avenue from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Club members, led by president Dale Tokuuke, will also wave flags at passing motorists. “We are celebrating Veterans Day in gratitude for those who serve and in sorrow for those who have lost their lives for us to enjoy American freedom,” said Tokuuke. The Aloha Exchange Club, chartered in 1982, promotes unity for service through Americanism, youth projects, prevention of child abuse and their police officer and firefighter recognition awards.

Let’s Talk Food: Meals in bowls

Are you getting tired of being stuck at home and cooking three meals a day for the family? It seems to be a common complaint I hear again and again from parents.

Can you help identify this photo?

The Tribune-Herald each Monday 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 archives@lymanmuseum.org. See identified photographs on Facebook at tinyurl.com/piercephotoid. THIS PHOTO (NO. 4941) was captured Nov. 13, 1959.

‘The core of our ohana’: Kuikahi volunteer mediators help prevent, resolve conflicts

Every day except Sunday, Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center’s professionally trained volunteer mediators offer to help community members resolve conflicts that matter deeply — from parents figuring out how to share time with their kids after separation to tenants struggling to pay rent because of unemployment and landlords trying to pay mortgages during eviction moratoriums.

Taimane performs in free concert celebrating family caregivers

Ukulele virtuoso Taimane will perform in a free AARP Hawaii online concert celebrating family caregivers of older adults in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month in November. The concert can be seen on a Zoom link and will be simulcast on the AARP Hawaii Facebook page at 6 p.m. Friday.

AARP Hawaii launches free caregiver webinars

AARP Hawaii is offering free weekly Caregiver Wednesday webinars to provide valuable information and resources for caregivers on Zoom and the AARP Hawaii Facebook page every Wednesday at 4 p.m. starting Nov. 4.

Hawaii Concert Society to present online concerts for 2020-21 season

The Hawaii Concert Society’s 2020-21 season of fine music has been on hold due to the COVID pandemic , but is now beginning to take shape. It promises to be unlike any of the Society’s 58 previous seasons. Instead of live performances in Hilo, it will consist of personalized recorded concerts by world-renowned artists, many of whom have taken part in recent Concert Society seasons.