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.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ka`u News Briefs Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Kamehame is the hawksbill turtle preserve owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy
makai of Pahala.  Photo by Geneveve Fyvie
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, which owns and manages thousands of acres in Ka`u, including the Kamehame Hawksbill Turtle Preserve and Kaiholena,  has named three new board members. 
A hawikbill turtle with her nest at Kamehame.
Photo by Will Olsen/Hawksbill Recovery Project
Richard Zwern
     Richard N. Zwern is worldwide director of WPP, one of the world’s largest communi-
cations and marketing services group. He  served as chairman and chief
executive of Hill & Knowlton’s Hawaiʻi operation. Zwern sits on boards of Hawaiian Airlines, the Straub Foundation and the Hawaiian Humane Society, where he is a former chairman. He was recently named to the John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council.
Chris Kobayashi
     Chris Kobayashi is a longtime coordinator of government and community relations for Alexander & Baldwin. 
Dr. Alan Friedlander
     Dr. Alan M. Friedlander is director of the Fisheries Ecology Research Lab at the University of Hawaiʻi.  as well as chief scientist for National Geographic’s Pristine Sea’s Project, where he leads research efforts to help understand and conserve the last wild places in the ocean. Along with the Pristine Seas team, he was awarded the 2014 Environmental Hero Award by the Environmental Media Association and the 2016 Crystal Compass National Award from the Russian Geographical Society. 
     Ulalia Woodside, the  Conservancy’s Hawai‘i executive director said, “We are honored to have the expertise and enthusiasm of three professionals with such a diverse range of experience. All three value the environment and understand the contribution it makes to our economy and quality of life.”
Kaiholena preserve between Pahala and Na`alehu.
Photo by John Replogle
   In addition to its work in Ka`u with the Kamehame Hawksbill Turtle Preserve and pristine native forests, The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than one million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide.

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KA`U PLANTATION DAYS offers a parade through Na`alehu on Highway 11 this Saturday, Aug. 12, followed by a gathering at Na`alehu Community Center.
Liz Kuluwaimaka and Darlyne Vierra, co-chairs of Ka`u
Plantation Days. Photo by Julia Neal
     The parade begins at 9 a.m. from Na`alalehu School to Na`alehu Park. At the park will be food booths, arts and crafts, information booths, games, keiki photos by the police department.    
     Special events include a Tug O War, Food Contest, lauhala weaving, arm wrestling, archery shoot, silent auction, horseshoes, Hawaiian games, lei making and Hawaiian medicine, says organizers Darlyne Vierra and Liz Kuluwaimaka.
     Retired teachers who taught in Ka`u will be honored. The organization sponsoring the event is Ka`u Multicultural Society, with the slogan "Culture & Tradition Lives On."
Call 640-8740 or 339-0289.

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free to 5,500 mailboxes throughout Ka`u, from Miloli`i 
through Volcano. Also available on stands throughout
the district. See it online at www.kaucalendar.com
VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS, a holiday staple for years, is practicing for another season.
    Anyone who likes to sing and is interested in a holiday choir is invited to join. The first meeting is on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Volcano School of Arts & Sciences, Keakealani (middle school) campus.
     Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  Performances take place early in December.      Volcano Festival Chorus is sponsored by Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network. For more information, call Suzi Bond at 982-7344 or Roch Jones at 985-7026.

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Haku Hulu, Wed, Aug 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Local practitioner Pilialoha Johnson introduces the ancient Hawaiian skill of featherwork. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Backpack Name Tags, Wed, Aug 9, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Pāhala Community Center. Grades K – 8 register Aug 1 – 8. 928-0312.

Tango and classical music are among the offerings at the Hawai`i International Music Festival
 concert at Pahala Plantation House on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.