The Hawaii State Teachers Association is urging all schools statewide to only allow distance learning through the second quarter after claiming that the state’s metrics for reopening schools are far less strict than those recommended by federal health authorities.
This October, don’t be surprised to see more men around the Big Island wearing pink. The American Cancer Society Hawaii Island’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign is running all month to raise awareness and money all throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Abstract Only! 10th anniversary exhibit will open with a modified open house from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Wailoa Center in Hilo. There will not be the usual celebratory First Friday reception or awards ceremony.
Jeffrey Choi, 79, of Hilo died Sept. 28 at home. Born in Wahiawa, Oahu, he was a retired attorney and Hawaii District Court judge. No services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Donations to Hawaii Care Choices, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. Survived by wife, Kathleen Choi; son, Rodney Mark (Kris) Choi; daughter, Beth (Dan) Hebert; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Rita Paris Cowell, 85, of Captain Cook died July 14 at home. Born in Honolulu, she was a coffee entrepreneur, realtor, lifelong swimmer and scuba diver, artist and member of the Daughters of Hawaii and Christ Episcopal Church. Private services at a later date. Survived by husband, Skip Cowell of Captain Cook; daughter, Cindy Cowell of Sacramento, Calif.; sons, Fred (Heide) Cowell of Kaleho, Kauai, and Robert (Amy) Cowell of Captain Cook; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Where are they now? A successful lawyer, St. Joe alum Paul Geiger doesn’t let Chicago winters keep him from surfing
Paul Geiger grew up surfing at Honolii and never left the water even when he moved to Chicago.
You may have seen the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory’s “Caldera Chronicles” article about their new-and-improved website, in which they hint at a change coming to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s website, too. It’s true!
Community First is a Hawaii Island-based nonprofit founded in 2014 by Barry Taniguchi. We serve as a neutral forum for the community to come together to find solutions to improve health and lower medical costs based on the community good. We believe that health care is caring for health and not just treating disease, and caring for health is “all our kuleana.”
The director of the state Department of Economic Development and Tourism said Friday he feels “confident the state is ready” to reopen the islands to increased tourism on Oct. 15.