Obituaries for December 1

Robert Booth, 62, of Hawaii Island died Nov. 21. No known family. Survivors are asked to call Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Obituaries for November 30

Nellana Byers, 55, of Hawaii Island died Nov. 18. No known family. Survivors are asked to contact Hilo Medical Center at (808) 932-3500, option 4.

Photos: Cleanup on Bayfront Highway

State contractors work on cleaning debris from Bayfront Highway after the high winds and high surf over the weekend. The contractors are working diligently to remove the debris to open the road for traffic. They will continue to clean the debris after the road opens.

Let’s Talk Food: Gifts from the kitchen

Now that we have consumed all our leftover Thanksgiving goodies, it is time to think about Christmas giving. DIY gifts are something the whole family can get involved with and become part of gift giving. Here are some ideas for gifts from the kitchen, for family and friends who do not need any material gifts:

Volcano Watch: What are the Volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code?

The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory sets the Volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code for volcanoes in Hawaii and American Samoa. Currently, Kilauea is erupting and is at WATCH/ORANGE, Mauna Loa is in elevated unrest and is at ADVISORY/YELLOW, and the remaining six monitored volcanoes are at NORMAL/GREEN.

Tropical Gardening: Poinsettias are showing color for the holidays

November is almost over but the Christmas holidays don’t seem real until we get our Thanksgiving meal digested. Poinsettias don’t seem to care since they are beginning to show color now. Folks on the mainland think of the poinsettia as a Christmas flower but for us it blooms now through March.