With about a week left to vote on national, state and local races, a little more than 11% of the 112,630 Hawaii Island ballots mailed out have already been returned, and 19% of the 739,000 mailed ballots statewide, according to election officials.
Dante James Del Rosario, 63, of Kona died July 17 in Kona. Born in Hilo, he was a well-known amateur surfer and former surf contest organizer. Scattering of ashes 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 13) at Hilo Bayfront. Celebration of life to follow at Honolii Beach Park. Condolences to: Justis Del Rosario 13515 SE Holgate Blvd., Portland, OR 97236. Survived by sons, Dante James Dean Beckwith of Richmond, Calif., and Justis Cross Del Rosario of Waimea; hanai sons: Scotty Wagner of Hilo and Maximillian Kealohapauole Musacchia of Kailua-Kona; lifelong friend, Katherine Dubose of Folsom, Calif.; daughters, Moani Houghton of San Diego and Jamie Lee (Ricardo) Hernandez of Brentwood, Calif.; brothers, Roger (Sue) Del Rosario of Ohio and Frederick (Patti) Del Rosario of Honolulu; sisters, Gloria (Chuck) Garner of Honolulu and Kahala Cromwell of Kailua-Kona; three granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
On May 19-20, 20 people were moved from their encampments along Kuakini Highway in front of the Kailua-Kona Aquatic Center into Hope Services emergency shelters. The encampments were the result of a sweep earlier in the month of those sleeping in the bushes at Kona’s Old Airport Park.
If you know anyone who picked up a golf club as a keiki and then went out and won an age group tournament a week later, you would have some idea about the innate expertise of the son and daughter team of Diesel and Rumor Butts.
The ongoing eruption at the summit of Kilauea hasn’t made the news recently, but that doesn’t mean the recent eruptive activity hasn’t been noteworthy. It’s just been operating quietly in the background, without much fanfare.
Let’s admit it, the world is getting hotter and this affects our island gardens. Hawaiian landscapes certainly have enough lava rock but may be lacking in water elements like streams, ponds, lakes and ocean frontage. In many other parts of the world, rock and water elements are used in the landscape to create a natural feeling and add interest to the design. Balinese gardens usually include not only naturalistic forms, but often, sculptured elements as well. In Japan the stone water basins that stand outside the teahouses are an example of rock and water used on a small scale. In almost any garden, the gentle sound and sight of water running over cool stones is refreshing.
After a successful paddling season, twelve Big Island canoe clubs are preparing to go to the state championships this weekend.
Crews soon will be traveling to the Maunakea summit to begin the work of deconstructing the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory.
Kapaau-based Hawaii Wildlife Center is celebrating 10 years of providing emergency response, medical and rehabilitative care for Hawaii’s native birds and bats.
Rodney Manuel Carvalho, 75, of Goldsboro, N.C., died July 15 at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Kinston, N.C. Born in Haina, he had a long and successful career in the tire business, was a husband, father and grandfather and U.S. Army veteran. Service 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 6) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Goldsboro. Online condolences: seymourfuneralhome.com. Survived by wife, Ginger Overcash Carvalho; daughters Kimberly Carvalho, Jennifer Carvalho (James Jr.) Mignone; mother-in-law, Emma Overcash; his brother-in-law Jack (Anna) Overcash Jr; two grandchildren; a niece and nephew; extended family. Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Goldsboro.
Woman charged in Malama Market incident: She allegedly brandished gun, slapped store manager after shoplifting
A search warrant executed on a shoulder bag carried by a woman accused of a violent shoplifting incident Monday morning at Malama Market in Pahoa turned up a black pellet pistol with a CO2 cartridge that resembled a real semi-automatic pistol, according to court documents filed by police.