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Percentage of Irish-Americans in the states.

Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day: March 2019

The U.S. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the president issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s […]

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Madison Pratt, Montana State University student and winner of the Big Island Press Club Yukino Fukubori Scholarship in 2018, with BIPC President John Burnett.

Big Island Press Club offers scholarships, application deadline is April 1, 2019

The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. Last year, BIPC awarded a total of $5,100 to six Hawaii Island students at its annual scholarship dinner.

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Pace University

Pace University to film documentary interviews on the Kilauea Eruption in Hilo March 17-23, 2019

Students from Pace University’s Media, Communications and Visual Arts (MCVA) department will be visiting Hawaii to conduct interviews and capture footage for their upcoming documentary, “Living on the Edge in Paradise.” The documentary team, 20 students and two professors, will be staying in Hilo from March 17 – 23, 2019.

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Observatories on Mauna Kea. Photography by Baron Sekiya for Hawaii 24/7.

Mayor Kim on panel discussion on the future management of Mauna Kea

Mayor Harry Kim has been invited by the William S. Richardson School of Law to participate in a panel discussion regarding the Future of Management on Mauna Kea on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 6:15 p.m.The panel, moderated by KITV 4 news anchor Moanikeala Nabarro, will also feature:

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Pohakuloa Training Area entrance Hawaii 24/7 file photo

Various military training and open house at PTA in March 2019

U.S. Army units from Oahu and Hawaii Island (Hawaii Army National Guard), are scheduled to conduct numerous types of training here during the month of March involving small arms, heavy machine guns, mortars and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). This training may be heard or observed by the surrounding communities, and Pohakuloa Training Areas (PTA) Public […]

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Ka‘u Coffee Festival coming up April 26-May 5, 2019

The 11th annual Ka‘u Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with a full lineup of activities starting April 26 and culminating May 4-5 with the popular, day-long ho‘olaulea‘a and Ka‘u coffee college educational series.

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A Kind of Freedom

Kona book club meetings for March 2019

Kona Stories community bookstore offers many choices for book clubs. Groups meet monthly to discuss books of fiction, travel, memoir, classics or non-fiction. Book groups are free if books are purchased from Kona Stories or a $5 donation is appreciated.

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Programs at the Hilo Public Library in March 2019

Come to the library to view the Bonsai show or take a class. Show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The scheduled classes are as follows. Space is limited and sign-up is necessary. To register for classes, visit or call the Reference Desk at (808) 933-8890.

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Seminar on solutions to leaky sewers in Kona Tuesday (March 12)

Seminar: Solution to Leaky Sewers. March 12th at West Hawaii Civic Center Vacuum systems are airtight and breaks are readily detectable Traditional sewer pipes leak in and leak out. Aged systems can leak 30 to 50% of the daily flow. This leakage adds salt and may make wastewater reuse problematic. Outward leakage adds sewage to […]

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Lehua Parker

Meet Lehua Parker award-winning author in Hilo Saturday (March 2)

Set in modern Hawaii, the Niuhi Shark Saga is a young adult magic realism trilogy appropriate for grades 5 and up. It tells the story of Alexander Kaonakai Westin – Zader to his friends – and his ‘ohana.

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Hikers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park March 2019 events

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i –Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks, stewardship programs and opportunities to explore the Kahuku Unit during March 2019.

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Bird’s-eye view of the fortress on Kauai. Photo credit: Alexander Molodin

Lyman Museum presentation on the controversy behind the renaming of “Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park” on Kauai

Dr. Peter Mills explains the ongoing controversy that has prompted the Russian Ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antanov, and thousands of Russians and Russian-Americans to protest the proposed renaming of this historic site.

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Waikoloa lava flows viewed from the International Space Station

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this photograph of historical lava flows at Waikoloa on the island of Hawai‘i.

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Big Island Chocolate Festival event April 26-27, 2019

With the theme, “Black & White,” the eighth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 26-27 with events headquartered from The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Indulge in the alluring, rich taste of chocolate—in both its sweet and savory forms—while participating in delicious, fun and informative chocolate-themed activities.

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