“Top 20 things to do on the Big Island July 27-August 2.”
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Top 20 things to do on the Big Island July 27-Aug. 2: Hilo Orchid Show gala, Volcano Festival, Comedy Show
For a comprehensive list of upcoming events – concerts, shows, entertainment, community gatherings and outdoor/farmers markets – for this week and beyond, click here.
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation awards $2 million in coral restoration grants throughout U.S. Pacific islands
The grants are funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In August of 1883, visionary monarch King David Kalākaua granted Hawaiian Telcom a charter to provide telephone service and modernize the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. Throughout its 140 years of serving Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Telcom has continued King Kalākaua’s legacy of innovation by investing in new technologies to improve connections across the state.
Hawai‘i Island police report that three female Hawai‘i runaways were found in good health in separate incidents. The found runaways include:
With ongoing staffing shortages for school bus drivers, the state will partner with counties for the second year in a row to provide transportation for students attending Hawai‘i public schools.
All Hawai‘i driver licenses are now recognized in the State of Florida, including Hawai‘i-issued limited-purpose driver licenses.
Aloha Theatre will host a two-hour workshop designed to prepare participants for upcoming auditions for “The Play That Goes Wrong” by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
Construction is set to begin on July 31 on the wash down drainage area at the Honokōhau Small Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.
The search has begun for Kauaʻi Community College’s next chancellor.
While spearfishing with close friends on Monday near the public beach access at Hokulia in Kailua-Kona, 17-year-old Yohan Choi ran into some kind of trouble. He was found unresponsive on the ocean floor, with efforts to revive him unsuccessful.
Atlanta-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is recruiting franchise operators for new locations in Hawaiʻi.
Former University of Hawai’i at Hilo basketball point guards Mandi Kawaha and Darren Williams are headed across the pond to begin their professional basketball careers internationally in Europe.
Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu on the Big Island has announced its upcoming Youth Education offerings.
The Hawai‘i County Council on Tuesday passed a resolution urging the United States Postal Service to expand or rebuild the Pāhoa Post Office in Puna on the Big Island.
School bus driver shortage to impact 14 schools on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi; Big Island, Maui school routes modified
The continuing shortage of qualified school bus drivers in Hawaiʻi will completely or partially suspend bus transportation services at four schools on Kauaʻi and 10 of Oʻahu’s 24 high schools when the new school year begins for students on Aug. 7.
After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 24th edition of the Moloka‘i-2-O‘ahu Paddleboard World Championships or M2O, returns to the Ka‘iwi Channel with a sold-out international field on Sunday, July 30, 2023.
John Joseph Smith, 58, of Makawao, entered a not guilty plea in Second Circuit Court Wednesday. The charges stem from an ongoing police investigation into the discovery by hunters on July 5, 2023, of a body wrapped in plastic in a remote area of Kula.
Moderate to breezy trade winds and a typical summertime pattern of mainly windward showers will continue through the week