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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.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ka‘ū News Briefs Sunday, December 10, 2017

PĀHALA CHRISTMAS PARADE MAKES 39
Eddie Andrade, Mary Jane Balio and Judy Andrade and families have produced the Pāhala Christmas Parade for 
39 years. They hosted Sunday's successful parade through the village with candy for kids, and a stop at Ka‘ū Hospital.
See more illustrations below. Photos by Julia Neal
PĀHALA HOMES WILL BE REQUIRED TO HOOK UP TO A NEW SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEM if they are on the old plantation wastewater line. Public meetings will be held by the county Department of Environmental Management and its consultants this week. 
The Andrade family, with Kelly as Mrs. Santa Claus, carried on
the tradition of throwing candy to the children and stopping
at 
Ka‘ū Hospital to see long term patients.
     The talk story sessions will feature presentations on the county's preferred site, type of sewage treatment plant, costs to homeowners, funding and timeline for constructing the treatment center and the piping along the roads through the town.
     The meetings are: Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at  Ka‘ū District Gym   Multipurpose Conference Room;   Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Pāhala Community Center;
     Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center;
     Thursday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ka‘ū District Gym Multipurpose Conference Room and
     Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center;
     For more, contact Berna Cabacungan of Earthplan at eplan1@aol.com, Department of Environmental Management at 961-8339, or Iris Cober at the Brown and Caldwell Maui office at 808-442-3300.
       Separate meetings will be held for the new wastewater treatment facility in Nā‘ālehu.

During the Pāhala Christmas Parade, Filipinos promoted their
 culture and the upcoming Sakada Day.
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Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Pageant Director Trini Marques
carried Jr. Miss 
Ka‘ū Coffee and a Coffee Flower Princess.

Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Peaberry will celebrate her Filipino
heritage at Sakada Day next Sunday.
SAKADA DAY WILL HONOR THE FILIPINO CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY next Sunday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center.
      Sakada Day celebrates the legacy of more than 100,000 skilled laborers in the sugar and pineapple industry who came to Hawai‘i from the Philippines between 1906 and 1946, recruited by the Hawai‘i Sugar Planters Association. It honors their work and their economic and cultural contributions to society in Hawai‘i.
Ka‘ū Coffee farmer Bong Aquino carries a bevy of
lady farmers of the Ka‘ū Coffee Growers Cooperative.
Next Sunday they celebrate the Sakadas.
     Hilaria Panglao, President of the Pāhala Filipino Community Association, said the free event will include Filipino dance and music, displays of Filipino artifacts, tools, housewares, apparel and items from plantation days. A Filipino fashion show is also on the agenda, along with Filipino entertainment from around the island.
     Ka‘ū Coffee Growers Cooperative President Gloria Camba, whose organization represents many of the famous Filipino Ka‘ū Coffee farmers, said the Sakadas did much to build the community of Ka‘ū.
     Formal recognition will be given to Sakadas and their families from Nā‘ālehu and Pāhala.

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A BUNCO & POTLUCK event has been announced for Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m., in the Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Bunco, also known as Bonko or Bunko, is a popular game played with nine dice. Bring a dish to share. For more, call Margie Hack at 541-954-8297.

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A COMMUNITY BEACH CLEAN-UP AT KAMILO has been announced by Hawaii‘i Wildlife Fund for Saturday, Dec. 16. Megan Lamson, of Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, says that volunteers should email kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com in advance as space is limited in HWF 4WD vehicles. The volunteer group will meet at Wai‘ōhinu Park, with plans to leave by 8:45 a.m. and return around 4 p.m.

The parade traveled past many houses throughout Pāhala village.
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KĪLAEAU MILITARY CAMP'S CRATER RIM CAFÉ HAS ANNOUNCED A MONGOLIAN BBQ for Saturday, Dec. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The café is located inside Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. For more, call 967-8356 or visit kilaueamilitarycamp.com.

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Holy Rosary Church played music, fished and invited the public for
refreshments after the Pāhala Christmas Parade.
A ZENTANGLE INSPIRED ART EXHIBIT & RECEPTION, open to the public, has been announced by Volcano Art Center for Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volcano Art Center says, “Bring your friends, your art and a light holiday pupu to share." Guests will also be encouraged to make and take home a Zentangle inspired ornament, view a slideshow and videos. The event also offers door prizes. Attendance is free, donations are welcome. For more, visit volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-7565.

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Phoebe Gomes sang with her family on a float dedicated to her late
husband and retired community police officer Bobby Gomes.
The Gomes are regular participants in the Pāhala Christmas Parade.
 Photos by Julia Neal
A MĀLAMA MARKET TOWN HALL MEETING is Monday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Ocean View Community Center. For more, call 939-7033.

The late 'Spida' Silva was known for his long career in
the sugar industry and later, his landscaping business.
SIGN-UP KEIKI BY MONDAY, DEC. 11, for a guided hike exploring wind patterns and a Hawaiian kite workshop at Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's Kahuku ‘Ohana Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. The event is geared towards kids 17 years old and under and their families. To participate or for more details, call 808-929-8075 or email Ranger Leilani at leilani_rodrigues@
nps.gov. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, ball cap, long pants, and shoes. Kahuku is located between the 70 and 71 mil markers. The program is co-sponsored by Hawaii‘i Pacific Parks Association. There is no charge to participate.

The late Bull Kailiawa was honored at the
Pāhala Christmas Parade for selflessness and
 his famous 
Ka‘ū Coffee grown at Moa‘ula.
PACIFIC ISLANDS AS MODELS FOR CULTURE, AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY is the After Dark in the Park talk this Tuesday, Dec. 12, starting at 7 p.m. in the Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Learn how the innovative agricultural systems of pre-contact Hawai‘i connect to Pacific societies in the past, present and future and how Hawai‘i and other Polynesian islands are used as models for living more sustainably. Free, park entrance fees apply. For more see nps.gov/HAVO.

DISCOVERY HARBOUR/NĀ‘ĀLEHU COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM meets Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Discovery Harbour Community Hall. The public is invited to come see what C.E.R.T. is about as well as participate in training scenarios. For more, contact Dina Shisler by emailing dinashisler24@yahoo.com or calling 410-935-8087.

REGISTER KEIKI, GRADES K-8, UNTIL TUESDAY, Dec. 12, for a Hanging Santa Craft Class that takes place Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Pāhala Community Center. For more or to register, call Nona Makuakane/Elijah Navarro at 928-3102 or visit hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

Christmas characters come to all the Pāhala
Christmas Parades.
REGISTER KEIKI, GRADES K-5, UNTIL WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, for the Annual Christmas Coloring Contest that takes place Thursday, Dec. 14, starting at 5 p.m., at Ka‘ū District Gym. For more or to register, call Nona Makuakane/Elijah Navarro at 928-3102 or visit hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

REGISTER KEIKI, AGES 6-12, UNTIL WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, for a Holiday Collage Wreath Class that takes place Friday, Dec. 15, from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., at Kahuku Park (H.O.V.E.). For more, call Teresa Anderson at 929-9113 or visit hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

Hālau Hula O Leionalani offers free hula classes
every Wednesday at Pāhala Community Center.
THE DENTAL VAN COMES TO ST. JUDE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH to serve the community on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Call 939-7000 or visit St. Jude's at 92-8606 Paradise Circle, Ocean View.

HAWAIIAN HERBAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER KA‘OHU MONFORT demonstrates the power of local plants to nourish and heal on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program, Lā‘au Lapa‘au will be on Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  Free, park entrance fees apply. For more visit nps.gov/HAVO.

Kumu Debbie Ryder, Gene Beck and Demetrius Oliveira brought the live music. Keiki hula dancers
represented Hālau Hula O Leionalani in the Pāhala Christmas Parade. Photos by Julia Neal
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Cartoon characters and their friends make it into
Pāhala Christmas Parade. 
JOIN AUNTIE LINDA OF TŪTŪ & ME FOR STORY TIME at Nā‘ālehu Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more details, call 929-857.

THE MEDICAL VAN SERVES THE COMMUNITY at St. Jude's Episcopal Church on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Call 939-7000 or visit St. Jude's at 92-8606 Paradise Circle, Ocean View.

A GILBERT & SULLIVAN CHRISTMAS CAROL a Kīlauea Drama & Entertainment Network musical production, runs Thursday, Dec. 14, through Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Kīlauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 per senior/student, and $12 per child. For more information call 982-7344 or email kden73@aol.com. Park entrance fees apply.

Ka‘ū Coffee Festival Committee promotes its 2018 Ka‘ū Coffee Festival, April 21-May 6,
with organizer Chris Manfredi accompanied by canine pal Hobo leading the way. Photo by Julia Neal
HULA & OLI WITH KAHO‘OKELE CRABBE is the feature of Aloha Friday on Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Volcano Art Center. Learn the basics of hula, Hawaiian language and chant. For more visit volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-7565.

‘IKE HANA NO‘EAU (Experience the Skillful Work), a free Hawaiian cultural demonstration is offered Friday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Kahuku Unit of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM meets at the Ocean View Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 939-7033.

A FREE PUBLIC HEALTH SHOWER WITH HOT WATER, soap, shampoo and clean towels is offered at St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with a free hot meal.

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KUMU HULA SAMMYE KU‘UALOHA YOUNG HULA, Hālau Na Lei Hiwahiwa o Ku‘ualoha performs Hula Kahiko on the hula platform Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. Following the performance until about 1 p.m., Kumu Kaho‘okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani provides a hands on cultural demonstration, Nā Mea Hula. For more and to confirm date, contact Desiree by calling 987-7288 or emailing volcanohula@gmail.com.


KA‘Ū TROJANS SPORTS SCHEDULE

Girls Basketball: Monday, Dec. 11, Kamehameha @ Ka‘ū.
     Wednesday, Dec. 13, @ Kea‘au.
     Saturday, Dec. 16, Kohala @ Ka‘ū.

Boys Soccer: Tuesday, Dec. 12, Kohala @ Ka‘ū.
     Saturday, Dec. 16, Kamehameha @ Ka‘ū.

Boys Basketball: Tuesday, Dec. 19, Hilo @ Ka‘ū.

Swimming: Saturday, Dec. 23, @ Hilo.

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CU HAWAI‘I FEDERAL CREDIT UNION OFFERS EMPLOYMENT as a Member Service Representative in Nā‘ālehu. CU Hawai‘i seeks energetic individuals for full time positions who enjoy working with people and can provide professional, courteous and efficient service to valued members.The ideal candidate must be service oriented and possess good communication and computer skills. Cash handling and customer service experience is preferred. Must be able to work Saturdays. CU Hawai‘i offers medical, drug, dental, vision and retirement benefits.
     Email, mail or fax application to: Attn: Human Resources, 476 Hinano Street Hilo, HI 96720, Fax: (808) 935-7793. Applications can be found online at cuhawaii.com/careers.html.
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