KAWAIHAE — More than 60 percent of U.S. coral reefs are found in the extended Hawaiian Island chain. The main Hawaiian Islands include more than 4,000 acres of coral reef habitat.
Local food producers can sell their products, while agricultural-themed organizations present exhibits, at this year’s 22nd Taste of the Hawaiian Range Agricultural Festival.
The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation announced that children can still be registered in their 2018 Summer Fun program. Offered now through July 20, it consists of a spectrum of arts and crafts projects, indoor/outdoor games, sports, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming, special events and excursions.
In addition to a music camp, Waimea Elementary School (WES) is running an official DOE academic summer school program teaching students math and reading concepts through project based learning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program continues through July 3.
On the summer solstice — “the ﬁrst day of summer” — in June, the sun reaches its most northerly position in the sky. On this day, the sun will be directly overhead at solar noon at the Tropic of Cancer and visible for a full 24 hours at the Arctic Circle. Solar noon is the time of the day when the sun is highest in the sky.