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.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Ka`u News Briefs May 30, 2011

The Cloud Rest area will be the site of a field demonstration on the coffee berry borer this Wednesday morning.

REP. MAZIE K. HIRONO urged Hawai`i residents to refrain from taking for granted “the freedoms we enjoy by the grace of being Americans. It is important to remind ourselves that our freedom sometimes comes at a heavy price, paid in the lives of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice defending this great nation.” She said that this Memorial Day, people gather in Hawai`i “to honor our fallen heroes, military service members, veterans and their families. Today, our troops are engaged in conflicts around the globe. So as we honor our country’s fallen, let us also remember those courageous men and women in uniform still in harm’s way.”

SEN. DANIEL INOUYE is in Japan to tour the tsunami-damaged towns and to talk about relocating American troops from Okinawa go Guam. He also plans to meet with leaders of the business community and stated that the relationship between the U.S. and Japan is very important in maintaining regional peace.

Skylark Lindsey
SKYLARK Lindsey, the emcee of the recent Ka`u Coffee Festival, won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Na Hoku Hanohano ceremonies Saturday in Honolulu. At the Association of Hawaiian Recording Artists event, Dennis Kamakahi and Cyril Pahinui played Ipo Lei Manu and Koke`e in her honor. Leslie Wilcox, of PBS, who produced a Long Story Short television show on Skylark, describes her warm voice and warm personality as well as her 
knowledge and understanding of Hawai`i people, music, history and values. Skylark lives here on the Big Island.

THE KA`U GONZO MUSIC SOCIETY is sponsoring a music festival today at Punalu`u from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The group covers rock ‘n’ roll, R & B and reggae, and also plays original songs. Other entertainers include Gary Cole (aka Foggy), the Mile 25 Band and an Elvis impersonator.

KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP HOSTS A TRIBUTE to those who made the ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom’s Sake in a ceremony today from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the KMC front lawn. Lt. Col. Rolland Niles, Commander of Pohakuloa Training Area, will deliver the keynote address.

A MEMORIAL DAY BUFFET at the Crater Rim Café follows the ceremony from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 967-8371.

Controlling the coffee berry borer
is the topic Wednesday morning.
A FIELD DEMONSTRATION about coffee berry borers takes place this Wednesday morning. Participants meet at Pahala Community Center at 8 a.m. before going to a local coffee farm. Dr. Elsie Burbano, a researcher at UH-Manoa, and Pat Conant, an entomologist with the Hawai`i Department of Agriculture, show how to identify, monitor, trap and perform sanitation to manage the borers. Kyle Onuma, of the Ag Department’s Plant Pest Control Branch, shows how to spray to control the pests. Burbano urges timely action to minimize economic losses and distribution of the borers. 

A DINNER AT KAHUKU PARK on Paradise Circle in Ocean View on Saturday, June 4 will raise funds to support the Summer Fun program there. Dinner, served at 5 p.m., includes Chef John Repogle’s BBQ pork along with rice, corn and watermelon all for just $5. Beverages are $1, with desserts and other baked good also on sale. Activities before dinner include a slip and slide, face painting and games. Karaoke is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pre-sale dinner tickets are available. Call Robin at 939-8491 or Genny at 217-5593.