About The Ka`u 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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ka`u volleyball players attending Kamehameha-Schools-Hawaii led their team to the BIFF championship last weekend, and their game at state finals will be televised this evening. See more below. Photo by Coach Richard Lau
TELEHEALTH IS COMING TO KA`U. To be located at Ka`u Rural Health Community Association, Inc. in Pahala, the Health Kiosk makes accessing health care easy and convenient for community members. The kiosk will serve residents from the Ocean View, Ninole, Wai`ohinu, Na`alehu and Pahala communities. Anyone living in those communities, including children accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, can use the kiosk for free.
      “Many residents have no primary care physician, no insurance, no access to health care and limited financial resources,” said Jessie Marques, executive director of KRHCAI. “They often have medical conditions that are treatable, but they don’t see a doctor or health care professional and eventually end up in the emergency room or in the hospital.”
Telehealth is coming to Ka`u this summer. Photo from KRHCAI
      Natasha Richards, business analyst for HMSA’s Online Care, encouraged residents to use the wide array of services that the kiosk offers. “The kiosk makes it much easier for residents to go to the community center and sit down for a 15-minute visit versus driving an hour and a half or taking the bus to Hilo or Kailua-Kona,” Richards said. 
      Another advantage of the kiosk is that residents can get behavioral health services, which is one of the specialist shortage areas.
      The kiosk also features a blood pressure cuff, otoscope, derm cam, thermometer, pulse oximeter and a handset for private conversations.
      “It’s remarkable how rapidly telehealth has grown over the past few years,” Richards said. “We’ve gone from expensive, complicated computer equipment in doctors’ offices and hospitals to immediate access to quality health care with a simple click of a button. We hope that offering the use of the kiosk free of charge to community members will encourage more of them to see a health care professional before their condition gets serious. It’s easy, convenient and completely confidential.”
      The kiosk also plays a role with interning practical nursing students from the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, certified nurse aides and community health workers who help people use the kiosk and its features.
      “The internship is an outreach to the underserved, geographically isolated communities and minorities who are in dire need of access to health care,” Marques said. “The students learn about telehealth alternatives while connecting residents to doctors and specialists.”
      The kiosk will be located in a separate room to ensure privacy. It’s a self-guided touchscreen with a high-definition webcam that lets residents use Online Care to see health professionals.
      For more information, call 928-0101.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

KA`U VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS attending Kamehameha Schools-Hawai`i led their team to the Big Island Interscholastic Federation championship last weekend and play for the state finals tonight on O`ahu. They are Addison Enriques, of Punalu`u – hitter; Avery Enriques, of Punalu`u – hitter; Kameron Moses, of Pahala – setter and libero; and Naia Makuakane, of Na`alehu – setter.
Kamehameha, coached by Punalu`u resident Guy Enriques is undefeated for the season.
      Ka`u residents can watch today’s match on OC16 at 7 p.m.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Apply this month for Preschool Open Doors. Photo from DHS
PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS is accepting applications through May 31. Applications received in this period are for consideration for POD program participation for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Applications will be accepted for children born August 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012.
      Families affected by the change to the kindergarten entry age are encouraged to apply. The POD program provides child care payments to eligible families so their child is able to receive a preschool experience prior to their entry into kindergarten. Funding for POD is limited, and priority for program selection is detailed in the POD administrative rules which can be found at the state Department of Human Services website at http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/admin-rules-2/admin-rules-for-programs.
      Preschool prepares children for kindergarten by teaching social skills and recognition of shapes and some letters. It allows children to explore and discover their world in an environment where they learn through hands on play experiences.
      Eligible families select the DHS-licensed facility of their choice. Household size and monthly gross income also are used to determine priority. Income eligibility for tuition subsidies is based on a monthly gross family income not exceeding the amounts below. The subsidy amount is based on a sliding fee scale using the family monthly gross income and the maximum POD rate allowed for the selected preschool or the cost of care if lower.
      Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure the May 31 deadline is met.
      For additional information, call 1-800-746-5620 http://humanservices.hawaii.gov.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Be aware of IRS scams, Hawai`i police advise.
HAWAI`I ISLAND POLICE ARE WARNING the public about an IRS scam.
      Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller said he would then go to the house to collect the money.
      Instructions from the official IRS website say that if you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, you should record the employee’s name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available; call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to contact you.
      If the person calling you is an IRS employee, call them back. If not, report the incident to TIGTA and to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov (Subject: ‘IRS Phone Scam’)
      For more information, see www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing.

The Inoue `Ohana will perform at Ka`u
Coffee Festival Ho`olaule`a.
Photo from Kathie Inoue
THE INOUE `OHANA WILL PERFORM at the Ka`u Coffee Festival Ho`olaule`a on Saturday, May 21. Kathie Inoue said the group will be flying across the Pacific to the Big Island and will share some of the Hawaiian music they perform where they live in and around Japan. They are hosted by Kumu Debbie Ryder. The Ho`olaule`a is from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and also includes performances by Halau Hula Kalehuaki`ki `Eika`iu, Hands of Time, Hannah’s Makana `Ohana Halau, Miss Ka`u Coffee, Junior Miss Ka`u Coffee, Miss Peaberry and their courts, Kupuna `O Pahala, Bolo, Keaiwa & Demetrius, Halau Hula O Leonalani, Sammi Fo & Halau Kahokukauahiahionalani, Phoebe & Bobby Gomes Family, Makana and Harry Evangelista & Kukubird.
      Enjoy a free, full day of music, hula, the Ka`u Coffee Experience, educational displays and demonstrations, farm tours and vendors, and meet the farmers.
      See kaucoffeefest.com.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

TWAIN MEETS TITA TODAY at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The show celebrates the sesquicentennial of Mark Twain’s 1866 visit to Hawai`i.
      In honor of Mother’s Day, actors will also read from the Diaries of Adam & Eve.
      Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. 
      Reserve by calling 982-7344 or emailing kden73@aol.com.
      Park entrance fees may apply.

KMC offers Cinco de Mayo buffet tomorrow.
Photo from KMC
KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP’S Crater Rim Cafe in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park offers a Cinco de Mayo buffet tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Menu includes short rib fajitas, Mexican chicken casserole, stuff-your-own-burrito bar and more. Adults, $18; Children 6-11, $9. KMC is open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. Call 967-8356 for more information.

VOLCANO SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES students present Middle School Theater Night tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Sixth grade offers Poultry in Motion by Patrick Rainville Dorn. Seventh grade takes on the humorous murder mystery No Body to Murder by Edith Weiss. Eighth-grade students perform After Hours by Kevin Stone.
      Free; donations accepted. Park entrance fees may apply.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hawai`i Wildlife Fund held its seventh annual cleanup at Manuka on Saturday, April 30. See more below. Photo from HWF
OPPOSITION TO HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO.’S merger with the utility giant NextEra is the signal from most entities filing positions this week with the state Public Utilities Commission.
      Life of the Land Executive Director Henry Curtis summarized positions on his blog at www.ililani.media.
      Those who oppose the merger include the state Consumer Advocate; state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism; Counties of Hawai`i and Maui; Friends of Lana`i; Ka Lei Maile Ali`i Hawaiian Civic Club; Life of the Land; Puna Pono Alliance and Sierra Club; Hawai`i PV Coalition; Hawai`i Solar Energy Association; Tawhiri Power; The Alliance for Solar Choice; and Hawai`i Gas.
      Those who say yes to the merger, with conditions, are Blue Planet Foundation, Hawai`i Island Energy Cooperative, Renewable Energy Action Coalition of Hawai`i, Sun Edison and Ulupono Initiative.
      Those supporting the merger without conditions are Hawaiian Electric Companies and NextEra.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Maile David introduced a bill to control
drinking at Kahuku Park.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT KAHUKU PARK was on the agenda of Hawai`i County Council’s Public Works & Parks & Recreation Committee this morning. One testifier said that alcoholism and drug use are “all over the park, which is the only one on the island” that permits it.
      Pastor Rod Ducosin, who works with Boys & Girls Club, testified that he wants the park to be non-drinkable “for the safety of our children.” He said it is a major bus stop for schoolchildren, and that drinkers are everywhere and “out of control.” According to Ducosin, club membership is down from 50 to a handful because parents are afraid to have their children in the park.
      Lisa Bedgood said kids want to play but are surrounded by drinkers and drug users. There is “no safe place for any of our children to play,” she said. “It needs to be stopped.”
      “I don’t like the drinking,” Bedgood’s daughter Olivia said. “It endangers us. All these drunks are very dangerous, and they’re very creepy. It makes kids not want to come to the park.”
      “I think this is the first step,” Ka`u’s Hawai`i County Council member Maile David said.
      David’s Bill 201 received unanimous support and now moves on to the full council.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

MAY IS ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN Heritage Month. The observance originally began as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, which was established through a joint Congressional resolution in 1978. The month of May was chosen due to two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: May 7, 1843, when the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the United States, and May 10, 1869, when the first transcontinental railroad was completed with substantial contributions from Chinese immigrant workers.
      “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have built a long legacy of achievements throughout our nation’s history,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said. “The exceptional contributions of AAPIs in government, business, military service, culture and arts, technology, sports, education, science, health and so much more have enriched and strengthened our country. As we celebrate our shared heritage and history this month, we must also honor and continue the tireless work of those who came before us – leaders like Sen. Daniel Inouye, Sen. Daniel Akaka and Congresswoman Patsy Mink – who broke down barriers, challenged the status quo and fought to ensure a better future for the next generation.”
      “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month reminds us to honor the deep roots and valuable contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” Sen. Brian Schatz said. “Their accomplishments in business, science, public service, the armed forces and the arts help sustain our country’s evolving economy and support global understanding and collaboration. In Hawai`i, Asian American and Pacific Islander traditions are a part of our daily lives, strengthening our communities and making our lives richer and better every day. Join me in celebrating the diversity and vibrancy that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders bring to Hawai`i and our country.”
      “We celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders toward a strong and vibrant American,” Sen. Mazie Hirono said. “From Chinese railroad workers who built the transcontinental railroad to plantation workers in Hawai`i who faced great odds to organize the first unions in Hawai`i … my story is like that of so many others. During AAPI Heritage Month, we celebrate our stories and build on our rich history to work toward bettering our country.”
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

HAWAI`I WILDLIFE FUND HELD its seventh annual cleanup at Manuka in conjunction with state Department of Natural Resources Natural Area Reserve team on Saturday, April 30. In total 29 staff and volunteers removed well over 600 pounds of marine debris in less about two hours. “Great job and good fun!” said coordinator Megan Lamson. “We hope to see you all at a future cleanup event.”
     The next Ka`u Coast Cleanup is on Saturday, June 9 at Kamilo Point. Register at kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PELE HANOA are at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo at 11 a.m. this Saturday, May 7.
The late Pele Hanoa appeared in Saving Ka`u's Coast.
      Winifred Pele Hanoa, 92, of Wai`ohinu, died at home on Wednesday, April 6. She was born in Punalu`u and was a retired practical nurse with the former Hilo Hospital. She served as one of the first Kupuna Consultants for the Hawai`i Burial Council and as Director Emeritus for Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi. She was also co-founder and President of Punalu`u Preservation and Ka`u Preservation societies and a lifetime member of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka`u. She was one of the first state Dept. of Education Kupuna and served as a Hawaiian Cultural Advisor for the University of Hawai`i-Hilo, Kamehameha Schools, Ka`u High School, Pahala Elementary, Na`alehu Elementary and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 
      Hanoa was also a member of the Hoku Loa Henry Opukahaia Congregational Chapel of Punalu`u. She received numerous awards for outstanding volunteerism and community service to include the Governor’s Kilohana Award, Aha Kupuna Award, Hawai`i County Outstanding Older American nominee for community work and ecological and environmental preservation. In 2015 she received the Papa Ola Lokahi 14th Annual Health Award for her significant contributions to the health and well being of Kanaka Maoli.
      Nelson Ho, of Sierra Club’s Moku Loa Group, told John Burnett, of Hawai`i Tribune-Herald, that Hanoa “was doing environmental justice causes and raising them well before there was a name for it.”
      Danny Miller, a co-producer of the film Saving Ka`u’s Coast, which featured Hanoa and other Ka`u residents, told Burnett that “she represented the wisdom and the knowledge of the Hawaiian people to so many and carried on those traditions.” Lehua Lopez, a former board member for Pele Defense Fund, told Burnett that “she was the one who gave us the insights of what it meant to be a Native Hawaiian in today’s world but still practicing the old culture.”       
      Friends may call at Dodo Mortuary chapel on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.
      Hanoa is survived by sons Ralph P. (wife Lori) Dedman, of Hilo, and Pernell E. (wife Sophia) Hanoa, Sr., of Pahala; daughters Georgia P. Dods, of Wai`ohinu, and Elsa K. Dedman, of Na`alehu; brother Peter P. (wife Doris) Bangay, of Honolulu; sister Elizabeth K. Bell, of Honolulu; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

KILAUEA DRAMA & ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK presents Twain Meets Tita tomorrow at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The show celebrates the sesquicentennial of Mark Twain’s 1866 visit to Hawai`i.
      In honor of Mother’s Day, actors will also read from the Diaries of Adam & Eve.
      Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Reserve by calling 982-7344 or emailing kden73@aol.com.
      Park entrance fees may apply.

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO with a buffet at Kilauea Military Camp’s Crater Rim Cafe in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Menu includes short rib fajitas, Mexican chicken casserole, stuff-your-own-burrito bar and more. Adults, $18; Children 6-11, $9. KMC is open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. Call 967-8356 for more information.

MIDDLE SCHOOL THEATER NIGHT is Thursday at 6 p.m. at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Volcano School of Arts & Sciences students present three one-act comedies. Sixth grade offers Poultry in Motion by Patrick Rainville Dorn. Seventh grade takes on the humorous murder mystery No Body to Murder by Edith Weiss. In their final performance for VSAS, eighth-grade students perform After Hours by Kevin Stone.
      Free; donations accepted. Park entrance fees may apply.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Monday, May 2, 2016

As part of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park's centennial celebration, Ka`u resident Dick Hershberger presents A Walk into the Past every Tuesday. See more below. Photo from KDEN
EXPANSION OF WATER RESOURCES in Ocean View is the subject of a resolution that Hawai`i County Council will consider Wednesday. The state has appropriated $725,000 through its General Obligation Bond fund for planning and design of the project, and state statutes require that county departments obtain consent of the council to enter into agreements with state and federal governments respecting action taken.
      Resolution 520-16, which Ka`u’s council member Maile David will introduce, would authorize the mayor to execute an agreement with the state to accept the funds.
      Public testimony is accepted when the meeting begins at 9 a.m. at West Hawai`i Civic Center in Kona. Ka`u residents can participate via videoconferencing at Na`alehu State Office Building.
      Council committees meet tomorrow, also in Kona. Planning Committee meets at 9 a.m.; Public Works and Parks & Recreation, 9:30 a.m.; Agriculture, Water & Energy Sustainability, 10 a.m.; Finance, 1 p.m.; and Environmental Management, 3 p.m.
      Meetings are streamed live, and agendas are available, at hawaiicounty.gov.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

HAWAI`I DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION for the second consecutive year will issue a specialized assessment to Hawaiian immersion students. The U.S. Department of Education granted HIDOE’s request for an extended waiver that allows Hawaiian Language Immersion Program students to take a specialized assessment in lieu of the state’s English language arts and math student assessments.
Na`alehu School students appear on HIDOE's web page
for its Ka Papahana Kaiapuni programs.
      “The continued opportunity for our Hawaiian Immersion students to be tested in their language of instruction has been a highlight for the Department, and we appreciate the USDOE’s recognition of our progress in this initiative,” Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi said. “The work continues as we are piloting an innovative Hawaiian Language State Assessment in science and look forward to federal approval next year.”​​
      The double testing waiver response by the USDOE advised that HIDOE’s Ka Papahana Kaiapuni (Hawaiian Language Immersion) schools lack the data required for a specialized science assessment to provide student results during this pilot year of testing.
      Two years ago, HIDOE, in partnership with the University of Hawai`i-Manoa, developed a field test for HLIP students that measures progress toward mastery of academic standards given in the English language Smarter Balanced Assessments. In spring 2015, a field test in language arts and math for third- and fourth-graders enrolled in Ka Papahana Kaiapuni schools was used. This year, the pilot becomes operational, and assessment scores will be recorded in Kaiapuni students’ records. ​​​
      The field test foregoes the statewide assessment, Smarter Balanced, which is administered to students in grades 3-8 and 11.
      Last year, the Office of Hawaiian Education (was established under the Office of the Superintendent, a result of a policy audit of Hawai`i State Board of Education policies pertaining to Hawaiian Education and Hawaiian Language Immersion programs​.
      OHE is currently implementing a new policy, known as Na Hopena A`o, which provides for expansion of Hawaiian education across Hawai`i’s K-12 public education system for all students and adults. Together, this work helps HIDOE meet its obligations to both BOE policies and the Hawai`i State Constitution, Matayoshi said.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

Darrel Galera
THE GOVERNOR’S TEAM on ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act – held its first introductory, organizational meeting on Thursday, April 28, during which the 19 members discussed innovation and empowerment as the team starts work to create the blueprint for public education in Hawai`i. Team members also discussed opportunities provided by the new federal law and its implications for Hawai`i.
      Team members were addressed by Gov. David Ige, Board of Education Chair Lance Mizumoto and ESSA Team Chair Darrel Galera. First Lady Dawn Amano Ige provided closing remarks and stressed the need to be student-centered, to listen to student voices and to carefully envision students’ future needs.
      “The members of the Governor’s ESSA Team hit the ground running during the team’s first meeting,” Galera said. “Team members were fully engaged in setting a strong foundation for the important work ahead to create a blueprint for public education in Hawai`i.”
      Meeting minutes can be found at governor.hawaii.gov/main/minutes-of-the-governors-essa-team-meeting-held-on-april-28-2016/.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
THE EMAIL PRIVACY ACT passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is an original cosponsor of the bill.
      “Technology and innovation have dramatically redefined the way that we live over the past three decades,” Gabbard said. “Yet our laws governing online privacy have stayed stagnant. When the Electronic Communications Privacy Act was written 30 years ago, most Americans didn’t have an email account, let alone a smartphone, cloud storage, social media or other forms of modern-day technology. This legislation makes common sense and long overdue updates to the ECPA to protect the privacy of millions of Americans who rely on the Internet to store personal data, information and communication, and who deserve the assurance that their information is protected. I strongly supported this bill’s passage and will continue working to preserve and protect the privacy and security of the American people.”
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER forecasters predict that Hawai`i will face an elevated risk of wildfires this year.
Some coastal areas of Ka`u are experiencing extreme drought. Red
signifies extreme drought; orange, severe; brown, moderate; and
yellow, abnormally dry. Map from U.S. Drought Monitor
      “This elevated threat of wildfires in Hawai`i should be taken seriously,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “I am working with Department of the Interior and the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure that adequate funding for fire prevention and response will be available for Hawai`i as we move into fire season. I am also looking forward to discussing wildfire research when I meet with U.S. Forest Service officials in Hilo this week.”
      Forecasts like this one are only possible with forecasts that can look beyond the 10-day horizon and provide insight at the seasonal and inter-annual scales. The Seasonal Forecasting Improvement Act, co-introduced by Schatz and passed by the Senate, “will support science and research needed to sharpen forecasting skill and prepare better for threats such as this,” Schatz said.
      The forecast follows last week’s announcement that coastal areas from Pahala to South Point and west of Ocean View are experiencing extreme drought. The rest of Ka`u is in severe drought. Even the Hamakua Coast is listed as abnormally dry.
      To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar.

KA`U RESIDENT DICK HERSHBERGER brings Hawaiian Volcano Observatory founder Thomas Jaggar to life tomorrow. As part of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park’s centennial celebration, performances of A Walk into the Past take place every Tuesday. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center at at10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
     Free; park entrance fees apply.

KILAUEA DRAMA & ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK presents Twain Meets Tita on Wednesday at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The show celebrates the sesquicentennial of Mark Twain’s 1866 visit to Hawai`i.
      In honor of Mother’s Day, actors will also read from the Diaries of Adam & Eve.
Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Reserve by calling 982-7344 or emailing kden73@aol.com. Park entrance fees may apply.

KA`U COFFEE CHEFS have one more week to enter the Ka`u Coffee Recipe Contest. Adult and student pupus, entrees and desserts go before the judges on Saturday, May 14 at Ka`u Coffee Mill as part of the eighth annual Ka`u Coffee Festival.
      See kaucoffeemill.com or kaucoffeefestival.com, or call Lisa at 928-0550.