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Ka‘ū News Briefs Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Waikapuna, Kahilipali‘iki and Kahilipalinui are more than 2,200 acres of Ka‘ū Coast, voted top priority
 on Monday for acquisition by the county Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation
Commission. The proposal from Trust for Public Land ranked first and the proposal from
Ka‘ū Agroforestry Association ranked sixth. Almost all the land in the two proposals is the same.
Photo by Andrew Hara, courtesy of Ka‘ū Mahi, LLC
KA‘Ū IS HOME TO THREE OF TEN ACQUISITION proposals for property on the Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission's list approved on Monday.
     The county Commission voted Waikapuna, Kahilipali‘iki, and Kahilipalinui as number one and number six on the list. Acquisition of the land is proposed by two separate organizations. Trust for Public Land proposes deeding the land to the Ala Kahakai Trail Association, with a conservation easement provided to the county. TPL has a commitment from the state Legacy Land Conservation for partial funding.
     Ka‘ū Agroforestry Association calls for the County of Hawai‘i to hold the deed. Its proposal is ranked sixth.
Three of the ten proposals for land acquisition for conservation
are located in Ka‘ū.
     The Trust for Public Land proposal would preserve one parcel of 2,201.307 acres. The Ka‘ū Agroforestry Association proposal is for three parcels, one 2,013.12 acres, another with 8 acres and the third with 7.8 acres,
covering most of the same territory.
      The land is owned by Ka‘ū Mahi, LLC.
      For the first time, the old Ka‘ū Sugar Mill 60-acre site made the list. A group of citizens in Pāhala propose that it be turned into a park for the town, conserving remnants of the old sugar mill site, sugar camp housing, the old bank, and store building, along with other structures and open space.
     Funding to preserve such lands comes from 2 percent of property taxes collected in the county, plus other private and government funders. Some of the parcels have been on the list for years and change positions in priority with the vote each year of PONC. The County Council must approve any negotiation to purchase any of the PONC properties.
    In addition to the three properties in Ka‘ū, there are six in North Kohala: Hapu‘u to Kapanai‘a Cultural Corridor, Māhukona, Lamaloloa, Halelua, Kukuipahu-Hā‘ena Corridor and Keawenui. The other property on the list is called ‘Io Lanio Trust in South Kona.

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The Deep Clean in late October in Ocean View filled up two Matson 
Containers and much scrap metal remains. Ocean View Community
 Center needs help to remove it. Photo by Ron Gall
THE DEEP CLEAN IN OCEAN VIEW NEEDS HELP to finish off its overwhelming response to the collection of old appliances and other discarded items in late October. Ocean View Community Association President Ron Gall reported this week that many small truck loads of appliances and other scrap metal remain on the grounds of Ocean View Community Center. He said he has written to Mayor Harry Kim and the county Solid Waste Division for assistance. He thanked Matson Navagation for providing, at no cost, a second 40-foot container, which was already filled and carried away.

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THE MILITARY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORTING ENHANCEMENT ACT, is scheduled for introduction into the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Senators Mazie Hirono, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chris Van Hollen issued a statement saying they want to "close a dangerous loophole in the Uniform Code of Military Justice that enables convicted abusers to purchase firearms."
    The Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement Act would create a charge of Domestic Violence under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and mandate that convictions must be reported to federal databases that would keep abusers from purchasing firearms within three days.
    The legislation comes after a mass shooting in a Texas church by a former member of the U.S. Air Force who had been imprisoned for domestic violence.

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THE ART OF TAIKO COMES TO NĀ‘ĀLEHU PUBLIC LIBRARY on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 3:30 p.m. Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his Taiko Center of the Pacific ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming.
     Learn about the drums and percussion instruments of Japan used in traditional and contemporary music.         The 45-minute program is recommended for ages five and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. For more information, contact 939-2442.
     For a schedule of other upcoming library programs visit libraries

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A FALL EDITION THEATER NIGHT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED, featuring Volcano School of Arts and Sciences Middle School sixth, seventh and eighth graders each performing a one-act play. Performances will be Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. in Kīlauea Military Camp's Kīlauea Theater.
     Sixth grade performs Jingle Bells Jury by Jay Moriarty. The play illustrates a trial in Candy Cane Courthouse where young Jim Dandy calls Christmas spirit "a lot of nonsense." A colorful parade of Christmas personalities tries to prove him wrong, including reindeer-in-training, an angel from atop a Christmas tree, wise men, and holiday shoppers. Even Mrs. Cratchit and Tiny Tim make appearance. It's up to the Toy Maker to discover why Jim is acting so strangely.
      Seventh grade performs We The People by Pat Cook. A committee discusses putting on a patriotic show for their town. One person pulls out the Preamble to the Constitution, and they decide to use it as a framework for their play. Through a series of sketches organized phrase by phrase from the Preamble, “they show not only how the Constitution applies to our past, but also to our present and future,” according to a summary from Volcano School of the Arts & Sciences. Everyday life is showcased in both “funny and poignant vignettes, offering a variety of moods as it explores the deeper meanings of the language of the Constitution.”
     The eighth grade performs I'm A Teenager Get Me Out of This Family by Jim Garvey. Volcano School of Arts & Sciences describes the play as “Living with parents can be rough - especially when mom and dad are nothing but ordinary. So, when Julie and her mother get into a battle over curfew, Julie convinces her brother Johnnie to hold interviews for new and improved parents. Not to be outdone, mom and dad conduct their own interviews for new children. Faced with interviewees from a militant father to a get-rich-quick-scheming child, 'ordinary' doesn't look so bad anymore.”
     Admission is free, donations accepted.

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REGISTER KEIKI AGES 5 TO 12 BY WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, TO MAKE A THANKSGIVING POSTER at Nāālehu Community Center on Wednesday, Nov.  22, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 939-2510 or visit hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

HAWAI‘I COUNTY COUNCIL MEETS Wednesday, Nov. 15. Participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov.

A HĀLAU O AKAUNU PERFORMANCE takes place Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The event is free, but park entrance fees apply. For more details, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETS Wednesday, Nov. 15, at noon in the Ocean View Community Center. For more, call 939-7033.

HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF KA‘Ū MEET Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Nā‘ālehu United Methodist Church. For more, call Pres. Berkley Yoshida at 747-0197.

STORY TIME WITH AUNTIE LINDA FROM TŪTŪ & ME is set for Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Nā‘ālehu Public Library. For more, call 929-8571.

EXPERIENCE THE SKILLFUL WORK. ‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU Hawaiian cultural demonstrations will be given the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the third Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The upcoming events are scheduled for Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. This event is free.

DONATIONS FOR FRIENDS OF THE KA‘Ū LIBRARIES booth are due by Friday, Nov. 18 for the annual Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church fundraising bazaar in Wai‘ōhinu on Saturday, Nov. 18. Donations of baked goods, books and good condition, slightly used, reusable rummage are being accepted to raise money for Friends of the Ka‘ū Libraries. Drop off donation at Nā‘ālehu Public Library or Pāhala Public and School Library no later than Friday, Nov. 17, by 3 p.m. or bring to the Libraries tent on, Nov. 18, at Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church grounds at 8 a.m. For more info, call Linda Morgan at 785-2058.

HAND DELIVER REGISTRATION BY FRIDAY, NOV. 17, FOR THE INAUGURAL PIG HUNTING TOURNAMENT presented by the Ka‘ū Multicultural Society on Saturday, Nov. 18, with scales at Waiʻōhinu Park open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for weigh-in. Hunting is islandwide.
     Three-person teams are invited to enter for a registration fee of $55 per team. Registration forms must be hand delivered to Kalani Vierra in Pāhala no later than Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. (registration post marked by Nov. 13 is also accepted). Categories include heaviest boar (lahoʻole), biggest tusk, heaviest sow, heaviest overall. Hunting will only be allowed with dogs and no guns and at least one teammate must have a hunting license.
     Team registration forms are available in Kaʻū at ACE Hardware, Wikiwiki Mart, Ka‘ū Gas, R&G Mini Mart, Kaʻū Business Services LLP, Kahuku Gifts and Garden Shop; in Hilo at Delʻs Feed Store, Miranda's and Hilo Surplus Store; in Mountain View at Aloha Gas; in Kurtistown at J. Hara's Store Inc.; and in Kona at Pearl's, Oshima's, Mauka Napa, Lako St. Chevron, Fujihara's Store and Paul's Place.
     For more information, call Darlyne Vierra at 640-8740; Kalani Vierra at 938-2005; or Liz K. at 339-0289. See Ka‘ū News Briefs from Wednesday, Oct. 25.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY, FEATURING THE ANNUAL INVITATIONAL WREATH EXHIBITION BEGINS Friday, Nov. 17, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This year’s event promises an abundance of art and aloha to kick start the holiday season. Free to the public, park entrance fees apply. For more, call 967-7565.

THE ANNUAL KAUAHA‘AO CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH fundraising bazaar in Wai‘ōhinu has been announced. The date is Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds. The church is located on the corner of Māmalahoa Hwy, Kama‘oa Road and Pinao Street just above the Wong Yuen Store and Gas Station.
     Individuals, schools, clubs, and sports/athletic groups are invited to be a vendor at the "flea market" on the church grounds. The charge for a 10' X 10' space is $10. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own tent, table and chairs, and if power is needed, a generator. Vendors can sell anything except hot foods/plate lunches.
     The Church will be selling Kālua Pig plate lunch and containers of Kālua Pig, as well as baked goods, produce, and crafts. Throughout the day, there will be free entertainment "provided by our talented community groups," said Walter and Debbie WongYuen at 928-8039.

LĀ ‘OHANA, THE MILOLI‘I COMMUNITY celebration, held annually, has been announced for Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free, cultural, educational event is open to all and is co-sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
     Auntie Diana Aki, Miloli‘i's famed falsetto Hawaiian songbird will sing. Also in the line-up are south Kona bands. Health screening and health insurance advice will be offered, along with local food and arts and crafts on display and for sale.
     Partners in putting on Lā ‘Ohana include Pa‘a Pono Miloli‘i, Kua O Ka Lā Charter School, Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust, Kalanihale, and Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.
     For more information, contact Kumu Ka‘imi Kaupiko at 808-937-1310 or kkaupiko@gmail.com. Vendors are welcome.
     For more about the event, see Ka‘ū News Briefs from Sunday, Oct. 22.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM meets Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ocean View Community Center. For more details, call 939-7033.

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY is accepting reservations for its next volunteer day at its Ka‘ū Preserve for Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reserving a spot in advance to go to the remote location in The Nature Conservancy's trucks is a must. Anyone interested in more information, and/or to reserve a spot can contact Linda Schubert at lschubert@tnc.org, or call 443-5401.
     Participants will need; long pants, protective shoes (boots preferred), a lunch and water. Everyone should be ready for a variety of weather conditions, from sun, rain, to cool temperatures.

HI‘IAKA & PELE, a free, moderate, one-mile walk through the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Discover the Hawaiian goddesses and the natural phenomena they represent. For more, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

See public Ka‘ū events for November including monthly meetings at 
See Ka‘ū exercise, meditation, daily and weekly community events at 
Pick up the November print edition of The Ka‘ū Calendar, 
free to 5,500 mailboxes throughout Ka‘ū, from Miloli‘i 
through Volcano. Also available on stands throughout
the district. See it online now at kaucalendar.com
NĀ‘ĀLEHU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & STUDENT COUNCIL'S FRIEND-RAISER event takes place on the campus on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event focuses on building relationships and raising funds while providing a family fun day to the community. The event offers a bounce house and splash booth, games, food, informational vendors, face painting, makahiki games, prizes and a raffle.

HULA KAHIKO AND NĀ MEA HULA is scheduled to take place on the hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday, Nov. 18. Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Ha‘amauliola with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalani‘opu‘u PCS is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.. Nā Mea Hula, a hands on cultural demonstration, featuring Kumu Kaho‘okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani will follow until 1 p.m.. Contact Desiree, call 987-7288 or email volcanohula@gmail.com, to confirm dates.

A MONGOLIAN BBQ WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, Nov. 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Kīlauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Café in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Call 967-8356 for more details. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP REMOVE INVASIVE, NON-NATIVE PLANTS that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This Stewardship at the Summit event is Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:45 a.m.
     To join the effort, meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center. Volunteers should wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants and bring a hat, rain-gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools will be provided. No advance registration is required, and there is no cost to participate, park entrance fees waived in observance of Veteran's Day. Visit the park website for additional planning details: nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/summit_stewardship.htm. Another event is planned for Nov. 25.

A ZENTANGLE INSPIRED ART: TANGLING ON EGGS class at Volcano Art Center is Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Lois & Earl Stokes, certified Zentangle teachers, for an “egg-citing” time tangling on duck and chicken eggs to create holiday ornaments. All skill levels are welcome. The class has a $10 supply fee per person, plus $35 per non-member. All materials and light refreshments are included. For more details, visit volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.

AN ANCHIALINE POOL VOLUNTEER WORKDAY hosted by Hawaii‘i Wildlife Fund is Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with volunteer meeting up at Wai‘ōhinu Park before heading the worksite. Space is limited in HWF 4WD vehicles. For more information or to reserve a spot, email kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com.

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU, a free guided, 2.5 miles, moderately difficult hike over rugged terrain is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The guide will focus on the area’s human history. For more details, visit nps.gov/HAVO.

REGISTRATION FOR THE FLOATING LANTERN CEREMONY AT PUNALU‘U remains open through next Monday, Nov. 20. The annual event to honor past, present and future generations will be on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach Park, Medicine Pond.
      Taiko Drummers will join the celebration, as will hula dancers, local musicians and Gi Gong practitioners. Floating lanterns for inscribing messages will be provided to the first 50 registrants. Donations are tax deductible and will be used toward college scholarships through the events sponsor Ka‘ū Rural Health Community Association. Call 928-9191 to register.

A VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT MEETING is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. in the Ocean View Community Center. For more, call 939-7033.

REGISTER KEIKI OF ALL AGES UNTIL NOV. 22 FOR AN ANNUAL RUBBERBAND TURKEY art class at Pāhala Community Center that takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 928-3102 or visit hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

REGISTER KEIKI AGES 6 TO 12 TO MAKE A THANKSGIVING NATURE WREATH at Kahuku Park on Wednesday, Nov. 22,  from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. For more, call 929-9113 or visit hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

CU HAWAI‘I FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IS OFFERING EMPLOYMENT as a Member Service Representative in Nā‘ālehu. CU Hawai‘i seeks energetic individuals for full time positions who enjoy working with people and can provide professional, courteous and efficient service to valued members.
     The ideal candidate must be service oriented and possess good communication and computer skills. Cash handling and customer service experience is preferred. Must be able to work Saturdays. CU Hawai‘i offers medical, drug, dental, vision and retirement benefits.
     Email, mail or fax application to: Attn: Human Resources, 476 Hinano Street Hilo, HI 96720, Fax: (808) 935-7793. Applications can be found online at cuhawaii.com/careers.html.


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