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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, April 29, 2013

Ka`u News Briefs April 29, 2013

Triple C Recipe Contest judges taste the many entries at yesterday's event.  Photo by Julia Neal
THE STATE LEGISLATURE ENDS this Thursday, May 2, and community groups are making a final push for and against bills that remain to be passed or tabled.
      House Bill 224 would require the state to conduct, in the Hawaiian language, culturally based assessment testing for math, science and language arts for students enrolled in Hawaiian language immersion programs.
      It is supported by Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools and the Department of Education.
      Another is Senate Bill 1171, which would allow large development projects to be approved before all of the archaeological studies are completed. It is supported by developers and contractors and opposed by historians and archaeologists.
      A Call to Action from Malama Coalition urges people to descend on the state Legislature tomorrow or call in their views to key legislators, including Sen. Gil Kahele, at 808-586-6760. A statement from the group says, “We will not stand by while the Senate attacks the Native Hawaiian people through our keiki and our ancestors.”
      The rally is called Ku`e for Keiki and Ku`e for Kupuna. It begins Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

KA`U FARM BUREAU is pushing for coffee berry borer funding to fight the pest and money to rehabilitate old plantation water systems for irrigation of farms and ranches. One victory, said Farm Bureau president Chris Manfredi, is an easing of permitting for farm buildings.

Coca Mocha Roca, by Gwen Edwards, won grand prize in
yesterday's Triple C Recipe Contest. Photo by Julia Neal
TRIPLE C RECIPE CONTEST using Ka`u Coffee to make cookies, candies and crackers saw Gwen Edwards take home the $500 grand prize with her Coca Mocha Roca, plus $150 for winning the Amateur Candy category. 
      The event was held Sunday at Ka`u Coffee Mill with five judges, the third in ten days of events during the Ka`u Coffee Festival.
      Judges for the recipe contest were Miss Ka`u Coffee Tiare-Lee Shibuya, Chef Brad Hirata, Na`alehu Market owner Carl Okuyama, Ka`u Coffee Mill Chief Roaster Kalikoweo Keolanui-Daniele and Lou Daniele, also of Ka`u Coffee Mill.
      In the Amateur Candy category, where Edwards also took first and $150, she was followed by second-place winner Rosaria Chelsea-Lynn taking home $100 for her Ka`u Coffee Honu Crunch, and Nadine Ebert taking home $50 for her Chocolate Frosted Coffee Candy.
      In the Amateur Cookie category, Masako Sakata took first and $150 for her Ka`u Coffee Cookie Delights, second place and $100 went to Angelica Kawewehi for her Ka`u Coffee Doodles and third place and $50 went to Nadine Ebert for her Mocha Biscotti Frosted with Chocolate.
Masako Sakata took home two prizes yesterday in the Triple C
Recipe Contest, the third in 10 days of Ka`u Coffee Festival events.
Photo by Julia Neal
      In the Amateur Cracker category. Lisa Dacalio took first and $150 with her Ka`u Bull Crackers. Masako Sakata took second and $100 with her Ka`u Coffee Icing on Cracker.
      In the Professional Cookie category, Aikane Plantation Coffee and Kapolei High Schools Culinary Program took home $150 and first place for Ka`u Coffee Brownies. Trini Marques took home second and $100 for Ka`u Coffee Chocolate Dipped Pleasures.
      In the Professional Cracker category, Trini Marques took first and earned $150 for her Ka`u Coffee Melts.
      In the Student Cookie category, Sarah Beth Passarelli took first with the Coffee-Chocolate Bites, earning her $150. Second and $100 went to Lorilee Lokenani Lorenzo with her Coffee Macnut Pie Crust Bars, and third and $50 went to Ka`u Middle School Uplink After-School All-Stars with their Uplink All-Star Cookies.
Happy Birthday Ka`u Coffee Mill, reads a cake
served at yesterday's Triple C Recipe Contest,
with Miss Ka`u Coffee Tiare-Lee Shibuya
looking on. Photo by Julia Neal
     In the Student Candy category, Lorilee Lokenani Lorenzo took first and $100 with her Coffee Macnut Candy. 
      The day also celebrated the first anniversary of the Ka`u Coffee Mill visitor center.

KA`U COFFEE FESTIVAL EVENTS this week are the Ka`u Mountain Water System hike on Wednesday, May 1 at 9 a.m. Call 928-0550. Coffee & Cattle Day is Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at Aikane Plantation Coffee Farm. Call 927-2252. Ka`u Star Gazing at Makanau is Friday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. Call 928-0550. The day-long Ka`u Coffee Festival Ho`olaule`a is this Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pahala Community Center with music, hula, Ka`u Coffee tasing, arts, crafts, food and educational displays. Entry is free. Call 929-9550.
      Sunday, May 5, is Ka`u Coffee College, 9 a.m. at Pahala Community Center. Call 929-9550. See www.kaucoffeefest.com.

IN SPORTS, KA`U GIRLS TRACK DID WELL LAST WEEK in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation track finals:

KRISTINA PADRIGO won the 200-meter dash for the Trojans with a time of 27.14 seconds, beating Emma Taylor of Hawai`i Preparatory Academy and Harper Hottendorf of Kamehameha Schools. Another Ka`u Trojan, Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, came in 11th with a time of 28.73 seconds. Toni Beck finished 28th in 31.88 seconds, Kyra Malepe finished 35th in 33.36 seconds, Shainese Tailon was 38th with 33.76 seconds and Jami Beck was 39th in 34.10 seconds. Padrigo also took first in the Girls Triple Jump with 34-05. Marley Strand-Nicolaisen took third with 34-01.
      Kristina Padrigo came in second in the 100-meter dash in a field of 35 competitors. Her time was 13.05 seconds, just behind Ua Ruedy of Konawaena High School, who ran it in 13 seconds. Other Ka`u standouts in the 100-meter were Kyra Malepe in 15.11 seconds, Jami Beck in 15.55 seconds, Shaenese Tailon in 15.63 seconds and Jennifer Tabios in 17.54 seconds. In the 400-meter dash, Kyra Malepe came in 18th with a time of 1:20.26.

Ka`u track stars Marley Strand-Nicolaisen and Christina Padrigo.
Photo from waynejoseph.wordpress.com
MARLEY STRAND-NICOLAISEN TOOK FIRST in the girls high jump last week in the islandwide high school track finals with ten points. The second place finisher from Hawai`i Preparatory Academy came up with eight points. Strand-Nicolaisen also took fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time was 16.98 seconds. Ka`u took fourth in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 55.06 seconds.

GIRLS LONG JUMP finished with Trojan senior Marley Strand-Nicolaisen coming in second with 15-06.75 and Kristina Padrigo coming in third with 15-09.00. Sheila Balila took 12th with 12.05.50, and Shaenese Tailon took 13th with 12.00.75.

IN GIRLS SHOTPUT, Toni Beck came in seventh islandwide with 29-05-50. Jennifer Tabios came in 16th with 22-07-00. In Girls Discus Throw, Beck came in seventh with 77 and Tabios came in 14th with 60-04.
      Overall, Ka`u Trojan girls came in fourth islandwide.

IN BOYS 100-meter dash, Trojan Esteve Salmo came in 11th in 12 seconds, while David Pillette came in 36th in 13.37 seconds, and Kaweni Ibarra came in 38th in 13.78 seconds. In the Boys 200-meter dash, Jay-R Abaloscame in 46th in 29.64 seconds. In the 300-meter hurdles, David Pillette came in 18th in 50.42 seconds. In the 4x400 Meter Relay, Ka`u came in seventh in 4:23:19.

IN BOYS LONG JUMP, Esteve Salmo came in fifth with 19-05.

TOMORROW, A WALK INTO THE PAST features living history presenter Dick Hershberger, dressed in period costume, bringing back to life Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar, founder of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and a prominent figure in the history of volcanology, the study of volcanoes.
      The program takes place in the Whitney Vault, a 16’ x 12’ underground laboratory that still has original equipment, and is located under a mound in front of the Volcano House.
      Performances are every other Tuesday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Participants meet at Kilauea Visitor Center.

Photo from teachingtea.com
JOANN AGUIRRE, TEA EDUCATOR and member of the Hawai`i Tea Society, invites Ka`u residents to an hour of tea talk, a delicious scone and a cuppa. Participants have fun exploring traditions and tasting various teas representative of 19th century royal-tea. The free, one-hour program is held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Volcano Art Center’s Ni`aulani Campus in Volcano Village. For more information, call 967-8222 or visit teachingtea.com.

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