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Honokaa Public Library celebrates 80th anniversary with exhibit

Learn about our library’s history in celebration of our 80th year! Our building was dedicated on June 5, 1937 and built for less than $14,000. It is the oldest public library building still in operation on Hawaii island. Did you know that Honokaa town’s first library was located in the Sakata Building. After that, it […]

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Is there a fire extinguisher in your vehicle?

After several tragic car crashes on Hawaii Island this week – two of them involving vehicle fires that killed occupants – Hawaii 24/7 spoke to Hawaii County Fire Chief Darren Rosario about carrying a fire extinguisher in one’s car. Rosario said the fire department does recommend drivers carry fire extinguishers in their vehicles, provided they keep the […]

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University of The Nations CFO pleads guilty to wire fraud

Pablo M. Rivera, age 41, of Honolulu, Hawaii, pled guilty today in federal court to one count of wire fraud. According to court documents, from July 2014 to January 2017, Rivera, the Chief Financial Officer of the University of the Nations (UOFN), defrauded UOFN of $3,096,241 through a scheme that involved Rivera submitting false invoices […]

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Mother’s Day: May 14, 2017

Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia, Pa., on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis became the driving force behind Mother’s Day and asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated […]

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Free meal program to expand to eight more Hawaii Island public schools

This upcoming school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will expand a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) free meal program, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), from 30 public schools to a total of 52 across the state.

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Island youth listen as Ranger Noah explains how shards of volcanic glass, called Pele's Hair, are formed. NPS Photo by Janice Wei

Deadline for Summer Junior Ranger program registration is Wednesday (May 17)

Keiki from ages seven to 13 years old are invited to become “Next Generation Stewards” in the free summer junior ranger program through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. A fun-filled, three-day program for keiki ages seven to 10 is June 6-8, and a program for youngsters ages 11 to 13 is June 13-15.

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Older Americans Month: May 2017

After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, President John F. Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month. Every president since has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May in support of older Americans. In […]

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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2017

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, […]

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2017 Hawaii Island Graduation Dates

Get ready for commencement exercises coming up soon. A round-up of graduation dates for Hawaii Island schools.

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Parker School raises $205K for their student financial aid program

Parker School held its 12th annual Kahiau auction gala for financial aid on March 4 at the Fairmont Orchid along the Kohala Coast. Over 250 people attended this evening event which raised approximately $205,000.

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The new system provides a number of features for parents including online payments, creating auto-payments, checking account balances, setting up low balance alerts and is accessible online or through a mobile application. Photo courtesy Cybersoft PrimeroEdge

New software allows payments for public school food via mobile app

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is rolling out a new program called SchoolCafé that will make it easier for parents to monitor and pay for their child’s school meals online and through a mobile application. The program, which is run using PrimeroEdge school nutrition food service software, will also help cafeterias track their […]

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Kamehameha Schools Hawaii campus teacher earns national award for Hawaiian culture-based approach

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi campus chemistry teacher Joel Truesdell was awarded the 2017 National Science Teachers Association(NSTA) Shell Science Teaching Award at the NSTA’s Teacher Awards Gala on Mar. 31 at the JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles.

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May 24, 2017 / 5:15 pm