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Honokaa Public Library (Big Island) will close temporarily due to a staffing shortage from today through Sunday, August 23rd and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 24th at 11 a.m. The book drop will remain open for returning library materials.

Staffing Shortage Closes Honokaa Library until August 23, 2015

Honokaa Public Library (Big Island) will close temporarily due to a staffing shortage from today through Sunday, August 23rd and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 24th at 11 a.m. The book drop will remain open for returning library materials.

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Laupahoehoe to host Health and Safety Fair Saturday (Aug 29)

The first ever Laupahoehoe Health and Safety Fair will be held on Saturday August 29, 2015 from 9:30AM to 3:30PM at the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (LCPCS) gymnasium. The Fair is presented to the community through partnership efforts of the Hilo-Hamakua Community Development Corporation (HHCDC), Hui Kako`o O Laupahoehoe (the Hui) and LCPCS. Special […]

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Imiloa Astronomy Center to host Aloha Art Festival Sunday (Aug 2)

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i will host The Aloha Art Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015. There will be art creation stations, keiki activities, star talks, educational booths, and guest speakers. The festival includes an art contest in search of a piece to represent culture, natural environment, and innovation on […]

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This school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will implement a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program this school year at seven public schools, which will allow all students at those schools to receive free meal service.

Seven Hawaii schools to offer free meals as part of USDA program

This school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will implement a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program this school year at seven public schools, which will allow all students at those schools to receive free meal service.

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Applications for free, high-quality prekindergarten are still being accepted from qualified families at four public charter schools on the island of Hawaii.  Children eligible to attend are four-year-olds whose birthdates fall on or between August 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011 and whose family income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines for Hawaii.

Free Pre-K seats still available at four Big Island charter schools

Applications for free, high-quality prekindergarten are still being accepted from qualified families at four public charter schools on the island of Hawaii. Children eligible to attend are four-year-olds whose birthdates fall on or between August 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011 and whose family income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines […]

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Rep Gabbard calls for labeling of GMO foods, votes against contrary act

On Thursday (July 23) Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) voted against H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, also known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, which would roll back years of progress in ensuring that food with genetically engineered ingredients is properly labeled.

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Community Police Officers Scott Amaral, left, and Sandor Finkey pose with volunteers of the Kea'au Nutrition Center, who donated 25 bags to a backpack charity drive in 2009.

Backpacks for keiki being collected at police stations

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is proud to participate again in a backpack drive for children who cannot afford to buy them. As in previous years, all police stations around the island will double as drop-off points for persons interested in helping children in need. Backpacks may be dropped off between now and August 30.

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UH-Hilo announces college application essay course

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo will conduct a one-day workshop entitled “Jumpstart Your College Application Essay,” on Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in UCB 113. The cost is $50.

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Big Island hurricane preparedness workshop Saturday (July 11)

A Big Island hurrican preparedness workshop, hosted by Representative Mark Nakashima, will be held in Hilo. 9-11:30 a.m. Kalanianaole Elementary & Intermediate School Cafeteria 27-330 Old Mamalahoa Highway Papaikou, Hawaii 96781 The workshop will focus on hurricane preparedness including emergency supplies, evacuation planning and preparations to protect your house. Discussions will also include a summary […]

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Storyteller spins tales of Hawaiian heroes at nine public libraries statewide

Nyla Fujii-Babb, one of Hawaii’s premier storytellers, will be a featured performer for the 2015 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program at nine selected public libraries statewide on the Big Island, Kauai, and Oahu from June 23 through July 11. Admission is free.

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Greywolf’s Heroes programs at nine public libraries statewide

MEDIA RELEASE Greywolf, a Native American medieval armorer, will be a featured performer for the 2015 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program at nine selected public libraries on the Big Island, Kauai, Lanai and Oahu from June 17 through July 11. Admission is free. Greywolf will present three programs “Heroes of the Classic Era,” “Women Warriors […]

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In celebration of the HSPLS 2015 Children's Summer Reading Program, HouseMart Ace Hardware and HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts will present "Super Hero Academy," a free event at five selected Big Island public libraries from Wednesday, June 24 through Wednesday, July 8.

Super Hero Academy event for keiki coming to five Big Island libraries

In celebration of the HSPLS 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program, HouseMart Ace Hardware and HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts will present “Super Hero Academy,” a free event at five selected Big Island public libraries from Wednesday, June 24 through Wednesday, July 8.

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