Volcano Watch: How has topography been modeled at Hawaii’s volcanoes?

In cartography and geographic analyses related to volcanoes, especially in Hawaii, there is perhaps nothing more important than having an accurate digital model of topography. Such models depict the three-dimensional nature of the land, elucidating features from past eruptions and influencing potential pathways of future activity.

Let’s Talk Food: Cookbooks of the past

Margaret Shiba, like many others, is working from home during this pandemic. She started to sort through old boxes of files, some with recipes her mother wrote by hand as a young bride. She also found little publications, printed between the 1930s and 1950s, “all sponsored by big food corporations for the benefit of housewives around the time of the war. Such period pieces!”

Christian churches mirror country’s political division

NEW YORK — The messages in Christian houses of worship on the first weekend after the election were as divided as the country’s electorate, with religious leaders mostly calling for peace and unification even as some bemoaned the result and others celebrated.

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.