|The 218.6 square mile Hionamoa Watershed. The exact meaning of Hionamoa is unknown. Images from|
|The 19.3 square mile Ninole Gulch|
Watershed. Ninole means bending.
|The 3.6 square mile Kaunamano|
Watershed. Kaunamano means
multitudes are placed here.
|The 49.2 square mile Hilea Gulch|
Watershed. Hilea, according to
Place names of Hawai`i, literally
|The 30.8 square mile Wai`ohinu|
Watershed. Wai`ohinu means
“The best time to start protecting our mauka watersheds was decades ago,” he said. “The second best time is now.” He told the foresters from around America about the `ahupua`a land use system in old Hawai`i and the concept of “pono” and said that conserving the watershed is the right thing to do.
COUNTY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING is a long way from finished. More than 50 people testified in person, and more than 75 sent in testimony from all over the island as of yesterday’s public meeting in Hilo. The county charter calls for the new redistricting maps to be turned in to elections officials in less than two months. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 when a final draft plan will be presented, followed by public hearings at 6 p.m. on Monday Nov. 21 at County Council chambers in Hilo and Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Kona Civic Center.
The major decision that affects Ka`u is whether to split Waikoloa Village from Kohala or split Volcano from Ka`u. Splitting Volcano from Ka`u in the Ka`u Desert could pit council member Brittany Smart against Brenda Ford in the 2012 election.
|Guy Kaulukukui Photo|
from The Kohala Center
The Hilo meeting will be this evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waiakea High School Cafeteria. The Kona meeting will be tomorrow from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Konawaena High School Cafeteria in Kealakekua.
|Bay Clinic's new facility in will be in front of its|
plantation-style clinic in Na`alehu.
To RSVP for the blessing, call Sarah Ferreira at 895-5872.
THE FALL FLING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR takes place tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Punalu`u Bake Shop. Local artists offer their arts for holiday shopping, and entertainment is scheduled throughout the day. Call 929-8694 for more information.
|Miss Ka`u Coffee 2011, Brandy Shibuya, with her court First Princess Jaeneise Cuison (left) and|
Second Princess Brandy Eder (right).
HALAU HULA KA NO`EAU, with kumu hula Keikilani Curnan and Liana Aviero, perform hula kahiko tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the hula platform overlooking Kilauea Crater in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Cultural demonstrations take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Volcano Art Center Gallery. Park entrance fees apply.
THE KA`U COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE meets Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Ocean View Community Center. The meeting will focus on the CDP production process. Committee chair Leina`ala Enos will explain the purpose and scope of the CDP, the roles of the Steering Committee, the meeting agenda and the Sunshine Law. For more information, contact Ron Whitmore at 961-8742 or email@example.com.
To sign up for a booth or to volunteer, call 640-8740 or 990-9327.
A FLOATING LANTERN CEREMONY for the Ka`u community will take place Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Punalu`u Black Sands Beach. It is sponsored by Ka`u Rural Health Community Association in partnership with the American Cancer Society and HMSA, according to KRHCA founder Jesse Marques. Registration is required, and donations will be used for a college scholarship fund for students enrolled in health careers. Participants are asked to bring a community Thanksgiving potluck. There will be Taiko drummers, music, cultural dance, interfaith chants and prayers, followed by a lantern release into the ocean. For more information, call Ka`u Resource and Distance Learning Center at 928-0101.