About Town: October 16, 2020

‘Malama Our History’ series continues today

An innovative online educational series began this month highlighting virtual treasures from local museums, archives, cultural centers, and other Hawaii organizations. Hosted by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities, the “Malama Our History Community Speaker Series” invites the public to connect with the rich resources unique to Hawaii’s past — all from the safety of their home.

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“Our educators are struggling. Our K-12 teachers, our families who are now home-school teachers, are all looking for deep and engaging content for our kids. At the same time, Hawaii public humanities organizations are doing some really creative virtual tours and making their collections and artifacts available online. This series connects the dots and helps us come together to care for our history and each other,” said Director of Hawaii History Day Shannon Cristobal.

The series launched Oct. 9 with presentations by Hawaiian Mission Houses, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, and the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii. Teachers, students, and the larger public were amazed to learn more about things like the Hawaiian Mission Houses Digital Archives Collection Tree, which houses a considerable number of letters by alii as well as old missionary newspapers like The Friend, from over 150 years ago.

Sessions are held each Friday, including today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. though Nov. 6. All are free and open to the public.

Today’s session will feature the Historic Hawaii Foundation, Hula Preservation Society, University of Hawaii-Manoa, and East-West Center. On Oct. 23, the session will cover the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Kuualoha Giugni Moving Archive of Hawaii and University of Hawaii Congressional Papers. The final session, Nov. 6, will include the Kona Historical Society and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

For more information and to RSVP visit, www.hihumanities.org/event.

VFW Kona Post announces events

The VFW Kona Post, located behind Kona Locksmith on Kaiwi Street, will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, the Kona Post opens for football from noon to 5 p.m.

Taco Tuesday featuring ground beef or shrimp, rice and beans for $7 will be hosted from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. To-go orders are encouraged.

From noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, the VFW hosts a potluck with the bar open for service.

For more information, contact Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

Appliance collection services resume

The Hawaii County Department of Environmental Managment announced this week that the Solid Waste Division is reopening its appliance collection (white goods) services at the following transfer stations: Hilo, Keaau, Pahoa, Volcano, Waiohinu, Pahala, Keei, Kealakehe, Puako, Waimea, Hawi, Honokaa and Laupahoehoe.

Services will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Only one appliance will be accepted per resident, per day. Customers need to check in with the facility attendant before dropping an appliance off at the facility. No unattended drop-offs are allowed.

For a list of other metal recyclers, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org/recycle/appliances.

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For more information, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org or call the division at (808) 961-8270.

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