KOHALA COAST — For the past three years or so, ideal snorkeling spots such as Kauna’oa Bay have appeared nearly dormant. Where vibrant yellow, green and blue corals were once plentiful, mostly dead, grey-colored ones remained.
WAIMEA — In late October, the first confirmed case of rapid ohia death (ROD) was reported in Ulu La’au, also known as Waimea Nature Park. A second case was reported last week.
WAIMEA — Dragonslayer, Clockwork Orange and Raging Bull are the names of familiar movies from the 1970s and early ‘80s. But this past weekend they were also various competition titles within the CrossFit AllStar Round-Up 7 event Saturday and Sunday in Waimea.
WAIMEA — Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library staff will mark the institution’s 40th anniversary with a free, family-friendly celebration and community bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Up is down and right is wrong in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Ka Makani Players will present a musical adaptation of Carroll’s famous work with “Alice: A Wonderland Musical” at 7 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Gates Performing Arts Center on the Upper Campus.
Patients visiting the emergency room at North Hawaii Community Hospital now through early 2020 must enter from the front entrance. Signage is placed throughout the campus to help redirect visitors. All parking near the front entrance is now designated for patients and visitors only. Visitors to the Lucy Henriques building can continue to enter through that building.
To bless children in other countries this holiday, Solid Rock North church is once again spearheading Operation Christmas Child donations. Boxes are filled with useful items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, socks, plastic cups, crayons and pencils, as well as small toys like cars, glow bracelets, small stuffed animals, dolls and books.
Special Olympics Big Island is selling $5 All You Can Eat Ice Cream tickets in advance for use at the Hilton Waikoloa’s Ohana Christmas Craft Festival later this month. They can be purchased by calling Special Olympics West Hawaii at 756-2186. Tickets can be gifts for business employees or coaches to treat their athletes. Those sold will benefit Special Olympics Big Island and other Hawaii Island charities.