Construction begins on new WMS turnaround

WAIMEA — Waimea Middle School (WMS) parents will have a new location to drop off and pick up their children when the school year resumes next month. A turnaround is being constructed behind the campus on a 5.44-acre field accessible from Ala Ohia Road.

Astronomical observations

MAUNAKEA SUMMIT — Conducting professional, astronomical observations at a world-class telescope before entering college is almost unheard of.

Space rocks — literally and figuratively

Dozens of children visited Thelma Parker Memorial Library in Waimea Saturday for the annual Astrobash event, the final Libraries Rock! event in the 2018 summer reading program. They learned about black holes, made their own spacesuits, got hands-on experience with infrared cameras and viewed lunar and meteorite sample disks on loan from NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Benedict Purell graduates from Carleton College

Benedict Purell of Kamuela graduated with a BA in political science/international relations from Carleton College at its 144th Commencement exercises June 9 in Northfield, Minnesota, 45 miles south of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

Average Joes perform this Saturday

As part of Waikoloa Beach Resort’s free Monthly Concert Series, Average Joes will play top 100 hits from 6-8 p.m. at a Saturday night performance on the lawn surrounding the Coronation Pavilion.