Many Big Island electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will gather to highlight the clean air benefits and cost savings of electric cars on Sept. 14 and 21 in Waimea and Hilo, respectively.
Samson Thomas called the onslaught an eye-opener.
Eddie Gorospe Fernandez, 50, of Keaau died Aug. 31 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a painter and carpenter for Nicholas Construction. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Wake service at 6 p.m. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial at noon at Alae Cemetery, new section. Casual attire; flowers and lei welcome. Survived by wife, Lovely Fernandez of Orchidland Estates; son, Eddie Fernandez Jr. of Keaau; daughters, Krystalyn (Bryson) Fernandez, Rochelle (Earvin) Guerrero, Juslynne (Aaron) Fernandez, Chantelle Fernandez and Jhoanne Fernandez of Keaau, Danielle Fernandez of the Philippines; father, Celestino B. Fernandez of Pahoa; sister, Janeth G. Fernandez of Pahoa; brothers, Errol (Joise) Fernandez of Hawaiian Paradise Park and Marlon (Gemma) Fernandez of Orchidland Estates; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
KAILUA-KONA Innovations Public Charter School third-graders lined up Wednesday morning at the school office for vision screenings by Kona Rotary Club volunteers.
Ruthann Adviento, 41, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 17 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Lib, Marshall Islands, she was a cashier at Target Store in Kailua-Kona and member of JIA Womens Softball League and New Hope Legacy. Visitation 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Puuanahulu Community Center. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Anthony Adviento; sons, Clenson Kuli of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Dayton-Angel Adviento, Daniel Bernard Adviento and David Alan Adviento of Kona Palisades; daughter, Rockzann Delijah Adviento of Kona Palisades; brothers, Michel Kuli of Kailua-Kona, Remase Kuli, Renes Kuli and Alija Kuli of Kwajalein; sisters, Kalona Kuli of West Virginia and Herinne Kuli of Majuro, Marshall Islands; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Back by popular request, the Friends of the Childrens Justice Center of East Hawaii will host its second Mai Tai Masquerade fundraiser from 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 26 at Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo.
NORTH KOHALA Curiously, there has never been a traditional tattoo festival on the Big Island or even in the state of Hawaii.
Mark your calendars to welcome the fall season with a full day of family fun during the third annual Waimea Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Waimea District Park.