Chocolate festival canceled for 2020

Due to limitations on the size of groups during COVID-19, the Big Island Chocolate Festival is canceled for 2020. The next festival will be April 30-May 1, 2021, at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.

About Town: June 30, 2020

The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Surprising growth rates discovered in deepest photosynthetic corals

New research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa revealed unexpectedly high growth rates for deep water photosynthetic corals. The study published in the journal Coral Reefs, led by Samuel Kahng, affiliate graduate faculty in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), alters the assumption that deep corals living on the brink of darkness grow extremely slowly.