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LGBT Pride Parade and Festival in Hilo at noon Saturday (July 9)

The Fourth Annual LGBT Pride Parade and Festival will be held on July 9th in downtown Hilo with the theme “Live, Love, Be”. The celebration will begin at noon, followed by a festival at the Mo’oheau Park Bandstand featuring live music, food, crafts, information booths, and a play area for keiki.

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RIMPAC 2016 public forums and film in Hilo and Kona

Speakers to include: Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, Terry Lilley, Marine Biologist, Isaac “Paka” Harp, Lindafaye Kroll, Jim Albertini, Lakea Trask, Kumu Pua Case and Kalani Flores, and a speaker from the Lawful Hawaiian Government. Showing of the 14 min. film: “Pohakuloa: Now that you know…”

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Lyman Museum offers free admission for military May 31-Sept 3, 2016

This summer, the Lyman Museum will once again be participating in Blue Star Museums program. As a Blue Star Museum, we will be offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from May 31 through September 3. More than 2,000 museums throughout the U.S. are participating in 2016!

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Planned Parenthood launches online access to birth control in Hawaii

Monday (May 23), Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands officially announced the launch of Planned Parenthood Care™ in Hawaii. The app allows people to talk to a Planned Parenthood provider online and face-to-face through a secure video consultation system, and then receive birth control in the mail.

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Sophie Christopher, grade 5, shares her science fair project with younger classmates.

Winners of the Parker School 4th and 5th grade science fair

Parker School students in grades 4 and 5 impressed judges during their recent science fair held at Parker’s lower school. Students began their project with a question, which they researched; they then formed a hypothesis to answer the question, tested it and provided a conclusion, all over a two-month period. Parker ‘ohana, as well as […]

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Seventeen outstanding UH faculty awarded Regents’ Medal for Excellence

Fourteen University of Hawai‘i faculty members have been selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, and three were selected as recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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Hokulea, crew arrive in Washington, DC and welcomed by Rep. Gabbard

Hōkūleʻa has voyaged traditionally for 40 years, sailing over 150,000 nautical miles throughout the Pacific. Since leaving Hawaiʻi on the “Mālama Honua” worldwide voyage, the Hōkūle‘a has travelled to more than 12 countries and 55 ports.

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KTA supports student peer mediators at Kuikahi Mediation Center

KTA, a local supermarket chain celebrating its 100 year anniversary, has made a multi-year commitment to support the training of student peer mediators by Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center. The $15,000 donation over three years is in memory of Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi, Founders of KTA Super Stores.

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Mother’s Day, by the numbers: May 8, 2016

Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia 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 the […]

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Free Comic Book Day at three Hawaii Island libraries Saturday (May 7)

The free Comic books are coming! The free Comic books are coming: “Avengers,” “Pokemon,” “Captain America,” “Grumpy Cat,” “SpongeBob” and “Strawberry Shortcake,” to name a few! The 15th annual Free Comic Book Day event will be celebrated at 22 selected public libraries statewide, including 3 Big Island branches, on Saturday, May 7.

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Additional open application period begins Monday (May 2) for Preschool Open Doors program

This program, which is currently serving more than 1,100 children statewide, provides child care subsidies to eligible low- and moderate-income families to pay preschool tuition. POD aims to provide children whose families might otherwise not be able to afford preschool the opportunity to gain essential skills to be successful in school and in life.

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Hilo Bay Rotarians congratulate Jyselle Arruda on her scholarship award. Left to right, Richard Cunningham, Kim Keahiolalo, Arruda and Bettye Williams, RCHB president.

Arruda is Hilo Bay Rotary Club’s 2016 youth scholarship awardee

Jyselle Arruda of Hilo High School has been awarded the 2016 Youth scholarship from the Hilo Bay Rotary Club. Ms. Arruda will receive a cash award of $5,000 for her planned studies at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. A member of the National Society of High School Scholars and active in community service and school clubs, […]

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Jul 25, 2016 / 5:15 pm