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Ka`u News Briefs Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Santa Claus, Eddie Andrade, throws candy for the keiki as the annual Pahala Christmas Parade winds its way through the village,
 stopping at Ka`u Hospital to visit with long-term residents and patients. Santa's helpers are Judy Andrade and Mary Jane Ballio.
Photos by Julia Neal
KILAUEA LODGE in Volcano Village is on the market, as founders and owners Lorna and Albert Jeyte seek to turn the restaurant and inn over to new stewards as they spend more time with family. A story in this morning's Hawai'i Tribune Herald by Tom Callis describes the quarter century evolution, under the Jeytes' direction, from a YMCA camp and accommodations to an award-winning eatery with elegant guest rooms, conference room, gazebo and gardens. It quotes Albert Jeyte, the restaurant's chef, saying "it's time for us to go on and let someone else bring some new innovations into it." He is 75 years of age and has some recommendations.
Kilauea Lodge owners Lorna and Albert Jeyte say they will
operate Kilauea Lodge until they find the right buyers, who will
continue to respect the historic building and its surrounding land.
Photo from MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty
     Callis writes that the Jeytes' suggestions include growing greens and hosting free range chickens on Kilauea Lodge's 10 acres, adding more guest rooms, and establishing a bar. According to the story, the Jeytes will sell only to those who will value conservation of the building and its surrounding land. They have no deadline to find the right buyer and will continue to run Kilauea Lodge until then.
    The asking price is $5.9 million.
See more on the history of Kilauea Lodge at hawaiitribune-herald.com, at kilauealodge.com and at http://www.bigislandreale.com/big-island-historic-properties-for-sale-kilauea-lodge-kahuku-ranch-and-the-wainaku-executive-center.
    The real estate broker's website says that "MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty is representing three Big Island properties that have strong and fascinating ties to the history of the island. These three listings are very different but have expansive potential for the right buyer."
   The other two properties include one in Ka'u. The 645.53 acre Kahuku Ranch off Hwy 11 near South Point Road features a main home and seven additional plantation style dwellings, plus an office and ancillary farm structures, listed at $11.5 million. The other is owned by Ka'u Coffee Mill proprietor Ed Olson and his trust. It is the Wainaku Executive Center on 11.7 acres on Hilo Bay, listed for $8.25 million.

Pahala Holy Rosary Choir sings every
year in the Pahala Christmas Parade.
Keoki Kahumoku and his students
represent Ka`u Coffee Mill.
THE 39TH ANNUAL PAHALA CHRISTMAS PARADE sauntered through the village yesterday visiting families who gathered in front of their homes, street-side and at Ka`u Hospital to meet Santa Claus, Eddie Andrade who founded and orchestrated the event since its inception.
    The entourage and Santa's sleigh made a stop to visit long term residents, patients and the staff of Ka`u Hospital.
Ka`u High School Girls Basketball team
march in parade. 
Miss Ka`u Coffee, Amery Silva and 2nd Miss
Peaberry Princess Shanialee Silva represent
Ka`u Coffee Festival, set for April 24 - May 3.
    The parade ended with a luncheon, more entertainment from Santa and a community gathering at Pahala Holy Rosary Church.
    The many groups parading, singing and bestowing Christmas wishes on the community included: Pahala Holy Rosary Church Choir, Pahala Filipino Community Association, Pahala Preschool, Ka`u Coffee Festival queens and princesses, Tutu & me Traveling Preschool, Ka`u Coffee Mill, Keoki Kahumoku and his Hawaiian music students, colorful dancing characters, the Pahala Fire Department and Hawai`i Police Department. The Ka`u High School Girls Basketball team carried the banner of The Ka`u Calendar newspaper for its contributions to high school sports teams. The parade also made the front page of the Hawai`i Tribune Hearld newspaper today.
Pahala Filipino club president, Hilaria Panglao
joins in the Christmas parade.
Pahala Preschool rides in every Pahala Christmas Parade.

VOLCANO ART CENTER GALLERY in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park continues its Christmas in the Country wreath and art exhibit. Darren Goodman's show of glass continues at the gallery through Saturday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free; park entrance fees apply.

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK FEATURES John Keawe tomorrow Dec. 16 at 7 p.m at the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Kiluea Military Camp invites the public to judge its cottage
decorating contest for Christmas lighting.
Photo by David Berry
KMC CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS JUDGING continues each night at Kiluaea Military Camp. The designs are created by the staff of KMC accommodations. The lights and Christmas displays are along the walkway fronting the historic stone cottages at KMC near the restaurant, bowling alley and Lava Lounge, which are open to the public. The public is asked to vote for the favorite decorated cottage.

WINTER SCENE HANGING will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pahala Community Center. The event is for children in Kindergarten through eighth grade.Register today, tomorrow or Wednesday. For more information Call Nona Makuakane, 928-0312. 

OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER'S annual keiki Christmas party will be held this Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event includes gifts, a visit from Santa Claus, food, fun and celebration. Call 939-7033 to volunteer.


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