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 16, 2016

Ka`u Calendar News Briefs Monday, May 16, 2016

Ka`u residents visited the huge`Imakakaloa Hula Heiau yesterday on Olson Trust lands in the mountains between Pahala and Na`alehu, at the invitation of Edith Kanaka`ole Foundation representatives. See more below. 
Photo by Jasmine Cronin
RESULTS OF THE KA`U COFFEE Recipe Contest at Ka`u Coffee Mill are in from Saturday, the second of ten days of the annual Ka`u Coffee Festival, which continues through Sunday. Ka`u Coffee Mill offered $2000 in prizes to creators of a great variety of recipes made with Ka`u Coffee.
     First-place winner in the Adult Pupu category is Deanna Delmur with her Ka`u Coffee Smoke Tako Poke. Ka`u Coffee-Infused Hawaiian-Style Smoke Meat by Elgon Villanueva placed second, and Mike Haber’s Sweet Chili Coffee Shrimp placed third.
Deanna Delmur's Ka`u Coffee Smoke Tako Poke.
Photos by Pamela Taylor/ Ka`u Coffee Festival
      Deanna Delmur won first place in the Adult Entree category with Ka`u Coffee Crusted Rack of Lamb with Coconut Rice and Springtime Veggies.
      Cathy Haber’s Ka`u Coffee Cream Pie took first place in the Adult Dessert category. Ka`u Cappuccino Punchbowl Cake by Nalani Stevenson placed second, and Carma Hanshew’s Candied Coffee Ginger was third-place winner.
      CeAndra Silva-Kamei won first in Student Pupu with Ka`u Coffee BBQ Shrimp and first in the Student Entrée category with Fingah Licken Good BBQ Chicken. Lorilee Lorenzo placed second in each category with Super Ono Chicken Bites and Coffee Fried Chicken.
      In the Student Dessert category, Hayden Hanshew placed first with Moca Roca, CeAndra Silva placed second with Ka`u Coffee Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, and Lorilee Lorenzo placed third with Peanut Butter Coffee Bars.
     See more photos below.
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Ed Olson speaks with Edith Kanaka`ole Foundation
representative Huihui Kanahele-Mossman at `Imakaloa
Heiau, the largest known hula heiaul in Hawai`i. It is
located on mauka lands between Na`alehu
and Pahala. Photo by Lynn Hamilton
'IMAKAKALOA HULA HEIAU was the destination of a visit Sunday by community members and representatives of the Edith Kanaka`ole Foundation. As part of a community outreach, the foundation and Edmund C. Olson invited the public to see the ancient hula platform located off the old sugar haul road in the mountains between Pahala and Na`alehu. Guests included members of Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka`u.
      Foundation representative Huihui Kanahele-Mossman said the heiau has the largest hula platform of any she has seen in Hawai`i. The foundation’s hope is that the heiau becomes used regularly and maintained following restoration, she said.
      The foundation is looking for volunteer help from the community to restore the heiau in time for a large gathering of kumu hula in 2018. The gathering takes place at various locations once every for years.
      Foundation representatives previously said they welcome all ideas, family histories and community participation in not only the future of the physical heiau recently rediscovered by Ka`u Rancher Al Galimba on property belonging to Edmund C. Olson Trust. They talked about the heiau becoming a focal point for community and cultural outreach, perhaps with programs in the schools.
      For more information, see edithkanakaolefoundation.org.
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CONTROLLING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE consumption at Ocean View's Kahuku Park is the topic of a bill to be heard by Hawai`i County Council tomorrow. Council member Maile David's Bill 201 receives its first hearing before the council after being unanimously passed by the Public Works & Parks & Recreation Committee. It would require that a permit be obtained by those who rent the facility.
       The meeting takes place at 9 a.m. at Council Chambers in Hilo. Ka`u residents can participate via videoconferencing at Na`alehu State Office Building. The meeting is streamed live, and the agenda is available, at hawaiicounty.gov.
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Deanna Delmur's Ka`u Coffee Crusted Rack of Lamb
Photo by Pamela Taylor/Ka`u Coffee Festival
KA`U COFFEE FESTIVAL IS IN FULL SWING. The festival began with the Pa`ina at Pahala Plantation House on Friday, followed by Ka`u Coffee Recipe Contest and Miss Ka`u Coffee Pageant at Ka`u Coffee Mill on Saturday. Lobsterpalooza at Punalu`u rounded out the first weekend of activities. See more in tomorrow's Ka`u News Briefs.
      Upcoming events include two opportunities to explore the Ka`u Forest & Water System from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. $40 per person includes lunch. Contact Lisa Wright at lisa@kaucoffeemill.com or 928-0550.
      Reserve a ranch lunch at Coffee & Cattle Day. Aikane Plantation owners Phil and Merle Becker invite participants to their ranch on Friday at 10 a.m. The descendants of J.C. Searle, the first coffee grower in Ka`u, explain how coffee is integrated into cattle ranching and other agriculture. $25 per person includes buffet lunch. Call 808-927-2252 or email aikaneplantation@hawaii.rr.com.
      Later on Friday, stargaze from the top of Makanau from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. John Cross, of Olson Trust, will speak on the land’s history and significance. $35 includes refreshments and shuttle rides. Email lisa@kaucoffeemill.com or call 928-0550.
Cathy Haber’s Ka`u Coffee Cream Pie
Photo by Pamela Taylor/Ka`u Coffee Festival
      These events lead up to the Ka`u Coffee Festival Ho`olaule`a on Saturday, with a full day of entertainment, displays, Ka`u Coffee tasting, farm tours, the Ka`u Coffee Experience and food at Pahala Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Meet the farmers and Miss Ka`u Coffee 2016, her court and more pageant winners and participants.
    Win $1000 in prizes and cash at Buy Local, It Matters. Bring receipts, business cards or product labels from local business participants to the Ho`olaule`a for a chance to win. See www.kaucoffeefest for a list of participants.
      Ka`u Coffee College closes the festival on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants learn about the growing business of Ka`u Coffee.
      Festival sponsors include County of Hawai`i, Hawai`i Tourism Authority, Edmund C. Olson Trust, Buy Local, It Matters and many local businesses, as well as coffee farmers themselves. 
      See kaucoffeefest.com.
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THE HARRY MCKEE SCHOLARSHIP Foundation recently awarded five Ka`u students scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. Ka`u residents, Monica Corvarrubio, Sheilla Felipe and Mahealani Enos, all seniors at Ka`u High School, Bernadette Cagampang, a Konawaena High senior, and Kaweni Ibarra, a Ka`u High graduate who now attends California State University-Sacramento, will each receive $1,000 for their college funding.
Hayden Hanshew won placed first with Moca Roca
in the Student Dessert category.
Photo by Pamela Taylor/Ka`u Coffee Festival
       The McKee Scholarship Foundation based in Ocean View is managed by a volunteer board of directors that strives to carry on Harry McKee’s legacy of providing students with higher education opportunities.
      For more information, see http://mckeescholarship-foundation.weebly.com.
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UH-CTAHR AGRICULTURAL DIAGNOSTIC Service Center offers a hands-on workshop about sampling on Tuesday, May 24 at 9 a.m. at Kona Cooperative Extension Service in Kealakekua. Correct sampling procedures and submissions are critical for proper ID and analyses results. 
      During this hands-on workshop, Brian Bushe, of the Hilo ADSC lab, will teach participants proper procedures of collecting and submitting common plant and farm samples and how samples are handled and processed at the lab. Bushe will also conduct diagnostics of samples brought by participants. Additionally, cooperative extension agents will provide hands-on training for leaf and soil sampling of avocado, macadamia nut, citrus and coffee. 
Eager tasters line up at Ka`u Coffee Recipe Contest held
Saturday at Ka`u Coffee Mill.
Photo by Pamela Taylor/Ka`u Coffee Festival
      ADSC is the backbone to Extension and provides important services for commercial growers, gardeners and homeowners. It provides services such as pest, disease, bacteria and virus ID as well as analyses for feed and forage, plant tissue and soil, and irrigation water and nutrient solutions.
      Participants will walk to Kona Research Station from the conference room for the leaf and soil sampling. Be prepared for rain, sun, uneven terrain and to actively participate.
      For information and to register, email ginab@hawaii.edu or andreak@hawaii.edu, or call 322-4892 by tomorrow.
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I OLA NA `AINA MOMONA, led by Malian Lahey, who is raising funds to work toward Ka`u farmer land security, is hosting a Locavore Benefit Dinner tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Pahala Plantation House. $48 includes food and drink by `Ohelo Café, Café Pesto and Big Island Brewhaus, with entertainment by Hawane Rios & Band. 
      Call 808-206-9983 for more information.

Meet Emma Stibbon at After Dark in the Park.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE Emma Stibbon displays and discusses her work tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
      Stibbon went to art school at Goldsmiths, London and received a Research Fine Arts MA from the University of the West of England, Bristol. Drawing from environments that are undergoing transformation or change is at the heart of Emma's practice and dramatic monochrome drawings. The volcanic terrain of Hawai`i is a place of natural and psychological uncertainty,” Stibbon said. “My aim is to suggest a sense of the strength, resilience and yet ultimate fragility of terrain around the volcanoes by walking, drawing from observation and gathering other research in the field.”
      $2 donations support After Dark in the Park programs; park entrance fees apply.

RICHARD “LIKEKE” TEANIO performs Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Teanio has been featured on multiple recording projects for Kekuhi Kanahele, Diana Aki, Russell Mauga and Walter Aipolani.
      Free; park entrance fees apply.

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