About The Kaʻū Calendar

Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Friday, May 26, 2017

Farm and mill tours will leave from Pahala Community Center on Saturday as  part of the all day
Ka`u Coffee Festival, which features foor, coffee tasing and a chance to meet the farmers and Miss
Ka`u Coffee Jami Beck and her court. Photo from Ka`u Coffee Mill
THE KA`U COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN is moving forward with a public hearing in Hilo on Thursday, June 1. The County Planning Department issued a statement today with history and an update:
     "In October 2015, the CDP Steering Committee made final recommendations for CDP revisions and adoption. These revisions were based on the March-June 2015 public review and comment on the Draft CDP. In early 2016, a wide range of public agencies were invited to review and comment on the CDP. After reviewing agency comment, the Planning Director is recommending non-substantive revisions to the CDP. The April 2017 Kaʻū Community Development Plan reflects those recommendations. Links to the CDP and the Planning Director's recommendations are available at the project web site: www.kaucdp.info. "
Land Use Policy is one of the many maps, along with history, descriptions and zoning described in the
Ka`u Community Development Plan. See www.kaucdp.info

     Kaʻū CDP Steering Committee met on April 25 to review agency comment and the Planning Director's recommendations. Within 60 days of receiving the Planning Director's recommendation, the Windward Planning Commission will transmit the CDP with its recommendation to the County Council. On May 10, the Windward Planning Commission held the first Public Hearing regarding the Kaʻū CDP at Nāʻālehu Community Center. The second Public Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9 a.m. at the County of Hawai'i Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Pauahi Street, Hilo.
Discovery Harbour residents have been attending CDP meetings,
asking about the kind of development planned for the future.
See www.kaucdp.info
    "The purpose of these public hearings," says the county statement, is "to afford all interested persons reasonable opportunity to comment on the Kaʻū CDP and for the Commission to review the CDP and consider its recommendation to the County Council. All Planning Commission meetings and public hearings are open to the public, and public comment is welcome. A link to the June 1 Planning Commission meeting and hearing is available at the project web site: www.kaucdp.info.
     After the Windward Planning Commission makes its recommendations, final steps in the adoption process include: County Council public hearings and action; Mayor Harry Kim's signature, and an Action Committee appointed to guide CDP implementation."
     Discovery Harbour has been the community most represented at recent CDP meetings.

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EXTREME HIGH TIDES are flooding coastal areas as the King Tide event continues over the weekend. Hawai`i County Civil Defense is warning beachgoers to watch for unexpected inland flooding from extreme high tides, with high beach run-up, flooding and erosion.
     A statement from Civil Defense says there may be ”dangerous flooding conditions along all shores of Hawai`i Island from today through the Memorial Day weekend before gradually subsiding next week.

      "This extreme high tide, or king tide, will be in combination with dangerous high surf caused by large southerly swells. Be aware, due to the king tides and high surf, coastal areas, beaches, low-lying roads, boat ramps and harbors may be dangerously impacted especially during the high tide periods of the afternoon and late evening hours.
     "Because of these dangerous conditions, the following precautions should be taken: oceanfront residents, beachgoers and boat owners are advised to be on the alert for possible high and dangerous surf, strong currents, and beach flooding. As a precaution, you should consider canceling or suspending coastal water activities until potential dangerous hazards are over. As always, precautionary actions should be taken before nightfall."
      The County stated that road and beach closures may occur with out notice.

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PRESERVING ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE, particularly to rural Hawai`i and Alaska, is the aim of a new bill introduced into the U.S. Senate following the release of Pres. Donald Trump’s budget request. Senators Mazie Hirono, of Hawai`i, and Republican Dan Sullivan, of Alaska, introduced the Keeping Our Commitment to Essential Air Service Act to prevent proposed budget cuts to air service for over 170 small community airports nationwide by reauthorizing program funding through 2022.
      “Serving approximately 20,000 people in Hawai`i last year alone, EAS provides reliable and affordable air transportation that is vital to the communities like Kalaupapa and Waimea. President Trump’s deep cuts to EAS would critically impact individuals in these communities who depend on air travel to get the health care they need and support local commerce and jobs," said Hirono. 
     “This is why I introduced this bill with Senator Sullivan-- helping to ensure our rural residents and their families continue to have access to air service which is their lifeline.”
Essential Air Service helps Molulele and other airlines reach
remote places in Hawai`i. Photo from Mokulele
    For Alaska, said Sullivan, “Aviation is absolutely essential to reaching the many remote communities across Alaska’s vast, geographically diverse territory. Essential Air Service provides the only means of transportation for residents in more than 60 Alaska communities—more than one-third of the communities served nationwide. There are no roads or highways connecting these Americans to the rest of the country—just an airstrip. We must work to maintain this strong and safe aviation network which supports jobs and economic opportunities for Americans living in rural areas.”
      Congress established EAS to ensure that small communities that were served by air carriers before deregulation of the industry in the 1970s would continue to receive scheduled passenger service, with subsidies if necessary. However, the Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal would eliminate this funding for the program which could force rural airports to suspend service and residents to drive hundreds of miles, where there are roads, to reach the nearest major airport reducing access to medical care, hurting tourism and local commerce.
Small runways, such as the one in Waimea, can help with delivery
of fresh grown produce from the Big Island. 
     The EAS Act was introduced with the following original cosponsors: Senators Brian Schatz, of Hawai`i, and Republican Lisa Murkowski  of Alaska.
     “As an island state, air travel is critical to our economy and our daily lives,”  said Schatz.
     Under the Trump budget, EAS would lose $175 million of funding currently appropriated by Congress in addition to amounts funded through overflight fees. This cut represent over half of EAS total funding. The EAS Act reauthorizes the Congressional appropriation of $175 million annually through FY 2022. EAS funding is set to expire on September 30, 2017.

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NAHUKU, THE THURSTON LAVA TUBE will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 for semi-annual maintenance.      
     Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku), and its verdant rainforest trail, are popular features in the park located near the summit of Kīlauea volcano. The lava tube is a tunnel formed by a robust river of molten rock that erupted from Kīlauea volcano about 550 years ago. The native rainforest surrounding Nāhuku is managed as a Special Ecological Area, and is home to numerous endemic plant, bird and insect species. Visitation is heaviest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
      Flooding on the floor of the lava tube is common during times of heavy rain, and park management will shut off its electrical source for safety reasons. Visitors are advised to bring their own light source (cell phone lights are adequate) as a backup. 
     On June 1, workers will pump the septic system for the comfort station starting at 6 a.m., and should be complete by 10 a.m. or sooner, according to a statement from Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The public will be notified of any delays. Date and time are subject to change.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ka`u News Briefs Thursday, May 25, 2017

Strong arm and helping hand of the late Bull Kailiawa who embodied the aloha spirit of the Ka`u Coffee
Industry and won international recognition for his Moa`ula farm. Photo by Geneveve Fyvie
THOMAS "BULL" KAILIAWA III, one of the Hawaiian pioneers in the Ka`u Coffee industry, has died at the age of 53. Kailiawa helped make Ka`u Coffee famous through his magnetic aloha projected to all who met him, particularly at international Specialty Coffee Association of America events from Houston to Anaheim, Boston, Portland and Seattle. He will be honored at this Saturday's Ka`u Coffee Fest Ho`olaulea at Pahala Community Center. The event is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with music, coffee tasting, education, food and farm tours.
     Kailiawa welcomed many student groups and visitors to his Moa`ula Farm at Cloud Rest. When nearby farmers were sick and unable to take care of their farms, he stepped up to give them care.
     With Olson Trust, Kailiawa planted the first Ka`u Coffee on Hwy 11 on Pahala Plantation Cottages property to give a face to the growing Ka`u Coffee industry along the gateway road to Hawa`i Volcanoes National Park.
Bull Kailiawa at his Moa`ula imu. Photo by Julia Neal
     Kailiawa also traveled to Lana`i to support a cultural exchange with Pahala through Debbie Ryder's Halau Hula Leonalani - his wife Jamie is a member. A good friend of Kapapala Ranch, Kailiawa often supported the regular cattle roundups with his cooking. He was also known for raising pigs, making imus at his farm and growing gourds for hula implements.
     The Wall of Fame description of Kailiawa at Ka`u Coffee Mill tells the story of a sugar worker who transitioned to growing Ka`u Coffee.
     "Laid off from the shutdown of the last sugar plantation on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, Thomas “Bull” Kailiawa dreamed of having his own farm, with his Hawaiian pua‘a (pigs), gourds, taro, banana, breadfuit, sugar cane, and the world’s best coffee.
Bull Kailiawa planted the first Ka`u Coffee along Hwy 11 at Pahala on
Pahala Plantation Cottages land, in cooperation with Olson Trust.
Photo by Julia Neal
     "He would do it Hawaiian-American style. He knocked around a bit as a road builder and running security at the island’s ports, but soon took over his aunties’ Two Sister’s coffee farm, just above Pāhala, in the beautiful mountains outside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
    "Bull and his family, including wife Jamie, apply some old Hawaiian techniques, raising coffee ‘ohana or family style. As a result, his island-style coffee has been judged Number One in the U.S. and Top Ten in the world at the 2011 international Coffees of the Year competition at the Specialty Coffee Association of America convention – the largest confab of its kind on the planet.
Winner of top coffee in the USA at the
Houston Specialty Coffee Association of
America convention, with Pete Lacata, who won
 the U.S. Barista Championship with Rusty's
Hawaiian Ka`u Coffee Photo by Julia Neal
    "Bull also came in seventh in the world and top in the U.S. in 2009 when he beat many big estate coffees from Colombia, Brazil and Vietnam.
     "At heart, it’s a David vs. Goliath story about saving the land, making your dream come true, living a calm and productive life – on land he hopes will stay in agriculture forever. Toward that end Bull is planting a new coffee farm along Hwy 11 near Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park so people can see Ka‘ū Coffee in all its glory. He is also experimenting with new organic techniques, using shade-grown techniques and creating fertilizer with husks from macadamia growers and from processing locally caught fish."
      Jamie Kailiawa, who lives at the home in Moa`ula, said that she and their daughter Roslyn Ho`opi`i Kailiawa, of Hilo, plan to continue the Bull Kailiawa coffee brand and hope to keep their farm in Moa`ula. Bull is also survived by his Auntie Lilly Anna Cariaga, of Pahala.
       Ka`u Coffee Growers Cooperative President Gloria Camba described Bull Kailiawa as "a happy guy, very helpful. He didn't hesitate to help anyone and shared his knowledge about Ka`u Coffee with all who asked. He was the embodiment of the Native Hawaiian aloha spirit."
     Edmund C. Olson, founder of Ka`u Coffee Mill, for whom Kailiawa worked for years, said: "Traveling with Bull Kailiawa to many Specialty Coffee Association of America conventions, from Seattle to Boston, was always a pleasure. Bull was always the star at our Ka`u Coffee Mill booth. Bull was a big man with a big heart who passed away, way too soon. It is a loss to me and the entire Ka`u Coffee industry, and, of course, his wife and daughter, whom I intend to help in continuing with his famous farm."
Promoting Ka`u Coffee in Boston, Bull Kailiawa is backed by Ed Olson,
Sammi Stanbro, John Cross,  Kalikoweo Keolanui-Daniele, Lou Daniele
and Julia, William and Lee Neal.
   Brenda Iokepa Moses, land manager for the company Ka`u Mahi, which owns the land where the Kailiawa coffee grows, said, "Bull was instrumental in bringing world wide recognition to Ka`u coffee with his award winning coffee. We who knew him well could always count on him to offer a helping hand, a big smile and a humble disposition. He will be greatly missed and our prayers go out to his loving wife and daughter who were his strength until the end."
      Bull Kailiawa's life will be celebrated at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo on Saturday, June 17, with viewing from 9 a.m., service at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon for all. Cremation will follow with a service at Punalu`u Beach to be announced.

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THE RULING AGAINST PRES. DONALD TRUMP'S MUSLIM BAN today drew comment from Sen. Mazie Hirono, who serves on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The ruling came from the Fourth Circuit Court and Hirono stated:
     “The ruling today by the Fourth Circuit follows earlier decisions like that of Judge Watson in Hawai`i in striking a blow against President Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim Ban. The court’s 10-3 opinion is a stirring reminder that we are a county of laws and values. The court was right to focus on evidence that the Trump Administration’s defense of the ban was ‘provided in bad faith as a pretext’ for intolerance. Evidence like the President’s own promises on the campaign trail. As Chief Judge Gregory wrote, the order ‘speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.’
     “The purpose of the Muslim ban has been made clear as day by the people who planned it, wrote it and issued it-- to target a minority group for discrimination based on their religion. No amount of furious spinning now can deny President Trump’s own words. Court after court have now rightly applied our Constitution to stop this ban from doing harm to our fundamental American values.”
      The Trump administration vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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A POLICE CHASE ENTERED PAHALA today with a search for two men on the run, accused of stealing a car elsewhere. Apparently, the car was recovered but one man took off on foot and another on motorcycle. Police searched near Pahala Hongwanji and on the old sugar mill site. The school campus was temporarily closed with students, faculty and visitors in place as a precaution. A police helicopter hovered over search sites and police unsuccessfully searched for the man on foot. He was still at large this evening.

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ENTERTAINMENT, COFFEE TASTING AND COFFEE EDUCATION will fill the grounds and the building at Pahala Community Center all day Saturday, with the ninth annual Ka`u Coffee Festival, beginning at 9 a.m.
Rising Sun coffee from Will and Grace Tabios will be offered for
sale and for tasting at Saturday's Ka`u Coffee Fest Ho`olaulea.
Photo by Julia Neal

By Local, It Matters will give attendees a chance to win $1,000.
Photo by Julia Neal

 Moa`ula, Pear Tree and Wood Valley famous Ka`u Coffee farms will man booths for tasting and buying. Farm tours will be offered from the information booth at the entrance to the festival.
    Coffee with a Cop will offer the community a chance to interact with community policing officers.
     The event begins at 9 a.m. with emcee Makana Kamahele and hula with Ab Valencia and Halau Hula Kalehuakiekaiu.  At 10 a.m., Harry Evangelista and Tui Masaniai take the stage. At 10:30 a.m., watch the Coffee Cherry Picking Competition and listen to Calvin Ponce and Hands of Time. At 11 a.m., Hannah's Makana `Ohana 
Halau performs, followed by Cuppa Joe. At noon, meet the Miss Ka`u Coffee Court, with Queen Jami Beck. 
     At 12:30 p.m., see Halau Hula O Leonalani with Kumu Debbie Ryder, followed by Demetrius Oliveira and the band Keaiwa. At 1:45 p.m., it's Back Yahd Braddahs, with Lary Dupio Band at 2:15 p.m., and Bolo at 2:45 p.m., Sammi Fo and Halau Kahokukauahiahionalani at 3:30 p.m. At 4:15 p.m., listen to Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones, followed by Foggy.
       Enjoy the Ka`u Coffee Experience inside Pahala Community Center all afternoon. Farm and mill tours will leave from the Community Center.
       Enter a Buy Local, It Matters contest to win $1,000. See www.kaucoffeefest.com.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ka`u News Briefs Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The twenty-fifth anniversary of Hurrican Iniki falls into this hurricane season. Image from NOAA 
A NORMAL TO ABOVE-NORMAL HURRICANE SEASON IS PREDICTED in today's outlook by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. The analysis for June 1 to  Nov. 30 predicts a  40 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season and a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season. Five to eight tropical cyclones are predicted to affect the Central Pacific, which includes the Hawaiian Islands. An average season has four to five tropical cyclones, which include tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes.
     This marks the first season in which the Ka`u Regional Gym will serve as the area's disaster shelter. The nearly $20 million complex was built, in part, with federal money to construct the gym to also serve as a certified regional shelter.
    According to NOAA, the 2017 hurricane "outlook reflects the possible transition to a weak El Nino during the hurricane season, along with a prediction for near-or above-average ocean temperatures in the main hurricane formation region, and near-or weaker-than-average vertical wind shear in that same region," said Gerry Bell, PhD., NOAA;s lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the Climate Prediction Center. He noted that "If El Nino develops, it may become strong enough to produce an above-normal season."
The new Ka`u Districty Gym is serving as a hurricane shelter for the first time this season,
which begins June 1. Photo by Julia Neal
     El Nino decreases the vertical wind shear over the tropical Central Pacific, which favors the development of more and stronger tropical cyclones. El Nino also favors more westward-tracking storms from the Eastern Pacific into the Central Pacific. 
     According to NOAA, the Central Pacific basin may also be shifting toward a longer-term period of increased tropical cyclone activity, in response to changes in global sea surface temperatures patterns in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which historically last anywhere from 25 to 40 years.
     "The 2017 hurricane season marks the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Iniki, which brought life-changing impacts that have lasted more than a generation," said Chris Brenchely, director of NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center. "Considering the devastation we saw from Iniki, as well as the more recent impacts from Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Darby, I remind everyone that now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepared for hurricane season. Become weather-ready by signing up for weather alerts, developing and practicing a family emergency plan and building an emergency kit before hurricane season begins.
Anna sent gulches raging up Wood Valley road in 2014.
Photo by Julia Neal
   "We all need to plan and prepare right now for the upcoming hurricane season, which could become the third above-normal season in a row," said Bell. "Make sure your structure will withstand the tremendous force of a hurricane. Know where you will go and what you  will take with you should an evacuation be necessary. Ensure that  you have adequate insurance. practice your plan, ensure you have a way to get the latest official forecast and emergency information, and assemble the supplies you might need. Dong these things now will endure we will all be weather-ready and disaster resilient well before the storms threaten."

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STOP ARMING SAUDIA ARABIA is Ka`u' member in the U.S. House of Representative's statement to constituents today, taking on Pres. Donald Trump's arm deal with the kingdom. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said, "The news the past few days has been tough. For so many in Manchester, what began as just another day, ended in a horrific tragedy as a terrorist set off a bomb killing innocent civilians at a concert hall. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. Today, we are getting reports out of the Philippines that an ISIS-linked attack has taken the lives of 21 souls. This highlights yet again how critical it is for us to work together to defeat these terrorists, and the ideology fueling their terror."
    Gabbard contends that "It's impossible to talk seriously about this issue without acknowledging that just a few days before this terrible attack, President Trump signed a $460 billion, ten year arms deal with Saudi Arabia—a brutal theocracy that oppresses its own people, and has spent billions of dollars exporting their extreme Wahhabi Salafist ideology around the world—the very same ideology fueling terror groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda."
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard opposes arms deal between the Trump Administratio
and Saudi Arabia's rulers. Photo from Wikipedia
     The Congresswoman also claimed that "Saudi Arabia, along with Qatar, Turkey, and other countries, are directly and indirectly supporting these terrorist groups with money, weapons, and intelligence. So our big weapons deal will make it so US weapons are likely to end up in the hands of terrorists, and to be used in war crimes against Yemeni civilians.
    Gabbard charges that "Trump has condemned deals like this in the past. In 2011, Trump wrote about Saudi Arabia in his book, 'It's the world's biggest funder of terrorism. Saudi Arabia funnels our petrodollars, our very own money, to fund the terrorists that seek to destroy our people while the Saudis rely on us to protect them.'"
    The U.S. House member states that "If the US is to supply Saudi Arabia with weapons we should, at the very least, demand that they: End their spread of radical Wahhabi Salafist exclusivist ideology through madrassas and mosques around the world, which is undermining moderate Muslims, from Pakistan to Indonesia, to Europe;
     "End their brutal attack on the sovereign country of Yemen, which is resulting in the suffering and death of hundreds of thousands of civilians;
     "End its arming and support of al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the world;
     "Stop oppression and persecution of dissenters, women and the LGBT community;
     "Allow Christians, Hindus, Muslims, atheists and other religious minorities to worship or not worship as they please in Saudi Arabia, without being arrested and punished."
     Said Gabbard, "It is news like this that makes clear the need for a new movement for peace powered by the aloha spirit—the spirit of love and respect for all."
     She points to her bill in the House of Representatives, HR 608, Stop Arming Terrorists Act, which would prohibit taxpayer  dollars from being used to directly or indirectly support armed militants allied with terrorist groups like al Qaeda, and "would stop our practice of funneling money through countries like Saudi Arabia who support these terrorist groups,"
Sen. Mazie Hirono is back on the Senate floor, testifying on
Wednesday in support of Navy shipyards.
     Gabbard asks constituents to sign on to co-sponsor to Stop Arming Terrorists Act "to require our government to abide by the same laws that apply to its citizens."

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A STRONG NAVY FOR HAWAI`I is the substance of the message from Sen. Mazie Hirono today when she questioned shipbuilding industry witnesses today. in the U.S. Senate.
      Hirono, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, which oversees Navy and Marine Corps programs, asked the shipbuilding industry witnesses today to detail the importance of readiness, prioritizing fleet maintenance, and workforce development when discussing increasing the number of ships in the Navy’s fleet. The Senator also pressed industry leaders on how procurement policies can be improved to ensure that the Navy remains fit to fight.
     “In Hawai`i, we understand the threats our country faces and the Navy’s role in confronting them. This is particularly true at a time when four out of five of our country’s most pressing national security challenges are present in the Pacific Theater.
     “Any plan to expand the size of our Navy must provide a simultaneous commitment to continuing shipyard modernization, funding maintenance availability, and developing a skilled workforce to maintain the fleet.”
     Hirono has recently been opposing cutbacks in Navy shipyards in Honolulu and in the important maintenance provided by shipyard workers on O`ahu.
     She pointed to the U.S.S Boise, a Navy submarine commissioned in 1992, which has lost its diving certification, and won't be overhauled for several years. It will have set idle for two years until maintenance begins -  a $1 billion submarine tied up to a pier for lack of maintenance, she said.   In March 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Boise launched a full load of Tomahawk missiles. Ship and crew received the Navy Unit Commendation.

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MORE THAN 70 VENDORS with Ka`u Coffee, local foods, arts, crafts and community outreach will be at the Ka`u Coffee Festival Ho`olaulea this Saturday at Pahala Community Center.
   The event begins at 9 a.m. with emcee  Makana Kamahele and opening hula with Ab Valencia and Halau Hula Kalehuakiekaiu. 
Halau Hula Leonalani with Kumu Debbie Ryder will perform this
Saturday at the Ka`u Coffee Festival Ho`olaulea.
Photo by Julia Neal
     At 10 a.m., enjoy Harry Evangelista and Tui Masaniai. At 10:30 a.m., watch the Coffee Cherry Picking Competition and listen to Calvin Ponce and Hands of Time. At 11 a.m., Hannah's Makana `Ohana Halau performs, followed by Cuppa Joe. At noon, meet the Miss Ka`u Coffee Court, with Queen Jami Beck. 
     At 12:30 p.m., see Halau Hula O Leonalani with Kumu Debbie Ryer, followed by Demetrius Oliveira and the band Keaiwa. At 1:45 p.m., it's Back Yahd Braddahs, with Lary Dupio Band at 2:15 p.m., and Bolo at 2:45 p.m., Sammi Fo and Halau Kahokukauahiahionalani at 3:30 p.m. At 4:15 p.m., listen to Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones, followed by Foggy.
     Enjoy the Ka`u Coffee Experience inside Pahala Community Center all afternoon. Farm and mill tours will leave from the Community Center.

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