|Ka`u Coffee farms would be subdivided and sold at market rate under a Project Unit Development plan|
approved by Hawai`i County. Photo by Julia Neal
The land is zoned for 20-acre agricultural lots, but the PUD allows smaller lots.
According to the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, schools that do not make progress must take “corrective action.” Schools may choose to replace school staff, contract an organization to run the school, charter the school, or turn over school operations to the Hawai`i Department of Education, among other options.
Principal Sharon Beck said that Ka`u schools are improving over time.
“A beautiful environment at school is conducive to learning and encourages respect for one’s school, respect for others and respect for oneself,” said Lynne Johnson, Cooke Foundation trustee. Students, parents and faculty are required to participate in the beautification. To apply, call Tasha Tanimoto at 808-772-2300 or email email@example.com.
|Options for Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park's new General|
Management Plan are being presented at public
meetings this week. Photo by Lanaya Deily
Options include more recycling and self-sustaining, enhancing communication with the community to tackle issues, establishing high-level trails linking upper slopes of Kahuku on Mauna Loa with the Mauna Loa Wilderness, and more money for restoration.
The current General Management Plan was adopted over 30 years ago. Since then, the park has more than doubled in size, and visitation has grown, with Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park becoming one of the most visited places in all of Hawai`i.
The park asks for comments to be sent by Sept. 30 online by going to http://parkplanning.nps.gov/havo or by mail to Cindy Orlando, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, P.O. Box 52, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718.
BLUEGRASS MUSICIANS return to Pahala Plantation House tonight at 6 p.m. with the same group of musicians who brought down the house in March when they performed in Ka`u. Tyson Alteri sings and plays lead mandolin. Katy Rexford sings and plays lead fiddle. Rion Schmidt sings and plays lead banjo. The stand-up bass player will be Shea McKusic, who is also famous for her Johnny Cash and June Carter duets. Also joining in will be Keoki Kahumoku and friends. The concert is free, but donations are accepted for the musicians. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Pahala Plantation House.
GEOPHYSICIST MIKE POLAND is the featured speaker tonight at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park’s After Dark in the Park. He will review Kilauea’s March Ka-moa-moa fissure eruption and discuss Pu`u `O`o’s current activity. The floor of the Pu`u `O`o vent on Kilauea’s east rift zone collapsed in March. Lava erupted between Napau and Pu`u `O`o, beginning the Ka-moa-moa fissure eruption that reached over a mile long. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium.
KILOHANA DOMINGO AND HIS MOTHER LEHUA share the skills and arts of lei hulu, or feather lei making, and papele lauhala, or lauhala weaving, from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow on the lanai of Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN STRATEGIES to protect homes and families against wildfires during a Wildfire Preparedness Workshop on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ocean View Community Center. For more information, call Carolyn Stewart at 885-6354.