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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Sunday, November 4, 2018

Pāhala Community Center hosted the annual Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū on Saturday, Nov. 3. Hālau from Hawaiʻi Island, Oʻahu, Japan, Mexico, and Virginia participated, and vendors offered all kinds of food, art, and more. See more images
and stories, below, and on Saturday's and tomorrow's Kaʻū News Briefs. Photo by Julia Neal
VOTE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Local polls open in precincts from Volcano through Kaʻū to Miloliʻi, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The nearest voting places are: Cooper Center, 19430 Wright Road in Volcano; Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary, 96-3150 Pikake Street; Nāʻālehu Elementary School, 95-5545 Mamalahoa Hwy; Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle; and Miloliʻi Halau Pavilion, off Hwy 11 in the Village of Miloliʻi.
Keiki at Saturday's Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū, some 
performing for the first time. Photo by Julia Neal
     Up for decision making in the General Election is choosing between candidates for positions from Governor to Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and whether Hawaiʻi should have a Constitutional Convention; it would be the first one since 1978.
     The measure to fund schools through investment property taxes is on the ballot, but was recently set aside by the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court. Voters can cast their opinions but they will not count, and the Hawaiʻi Legislature is expected to take up the issue in 2019.
    Two county charter questions are also on the ballot.
     In the Governor and Lt. Governor's race, Democrat Gov. David Ige, with state Sen. Josh Green as his running mate for Lt. Governor, face Republican candidate Andria Tupola, with Marissa Dipasupil Kerns as her running mate; Non-Partisan candidate Terrence Teruya, with his running mate Paul F. Robotti; and Green Party candidate Jim Brewer, with Renée Ing as his running mate.
     West Kaʻū's state Senatorial race is to replace Lt. Gov. candidate John Green. The candidates are Democrat Dru Kanuha and Libertarian Michael Last.
Demetrius Olviera and Hālau at the Hoʻokupu 
Hula No Kaʻū. Photo by Julia Neal
     East Kaʻū's state Representative race is between Incumbent Democrat Richard Onishi and Libertarian Fred Fogel.
     Kaʻū's representative in the U.S. House, Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, faces Republican Brian Evans.
     Kaʻū's representative in the U.S. Senate, Democrat Mazie Hirono, is up against Republican Ron Curtis.
     Kaʻū residents can vote for At-Large candidates for Office of Hawaiian Affairs and also for the Maui and Oʻahu Offices of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees.
     Candidates for At-Large OHA seats, for which three persons can be selected, are Lei Ahu Isa, William Aila Jr., Rowena Noelani Akana, Faye Hanohano, Brendon Kaleiʻaina Lee, and John D. Waihee IV. Maui options are Keʻeaumoku Kapu or Carmen Hulu Lindsey. Oʻahu options are Kalei Akaka or Ester Kiaʻaina.
     The ballot asks voters two questions about amendments to the Hawaiʻi County Charter: the first question asks how the public should be notified of salary increases for elected and appointed officials. The second question asks if the public should be made aware of the fiscal impacts of amendments to the County Charter.
     The question asking whether a Constitutional Convention should be called requires a majority of "yes" votes in order to pass. See more at elections.hawaii.gov.
The Keaiwa band backs Debbie Ryder and Hālau at Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū at Pāhala Community Center on Saturday.
Photo by Julia Neal
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RAPID ʻŌHIʻA DEATH FUNGUS-DETECTING DOG may help in the fight to save the endemic trees from being wiped out, say articles from Big Island Video News and West Hawaiʻi Today. Cobra, a Belgian Malinois, is "an effective detector of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death, officials say." She has been trained with the scent of the fungus, without the smell containing the pathogen that causes spread of the disease.
Lei making artist Francine Weller. Photo by Julia Neal
     Dr. Susan Cordell of the US Forest Service explained, during a demonstration of the dog's skill last week, "Cobra over here has been really a quick learner, and has quickly shown us that she can detect Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death." The project, by scientist Kealoha Kinney of the Institute of Pacific Island Forestry, has been working in tandem with a group in Florida for about a year. That group has trained dogs to sniff out a fungus that is affecting avocado trees; the pathogens are similar.
     Kinney said it's "like creating an ʻōhiʻa guard dog."
     ROD has spread to hundreds of thousands of acres of native ‘ōhi‘a forests on Hawai‘i Island over the past few years, and was detected on Kauaʻi in May.
     The project was funded by Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture, led by USFS's Institute of Pacific Island Forestry, in partnership with USDA Agricultural Research Service, Redland Ahead Florida-based non-profit Redland Ahead, and Florida International University.

A traditional Filipino glass dance, Binasuan, performed by
members of Bayanihan Club of Hilo on Saturday.
Photo by Julia Neal
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI'S BAYANIHAN CLUB OF HILO FILIPINO DANCERS joined in the festivities at Saturday's annual Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū at Pāhala Community Center. The troupe performed two traditional dances: Binasuan, or the Filipino Dance of the Glass, and Tinikling, or the Filipino Stick Dance.
     Binasuan involves the dancer, usually a woman, gracefully performing a dance – from simple to complex – while holding a glass half-full of rice wine in each hand, and with one balanced atop her head. The dancer's skill is determined by her ability to not spill any wine, and not drop any of the three glasses, during her performance. The dancer performs to fast-paced music, turning, rolling, and spinning. Other elements are sometimes introduced, such as weights on the feet, to increase the difficulty and show the heightened skill of the dancer.
Tinikling, a traditional Filipino dance, performed by members
of Hilo's Bayanihna Club at Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū.
Photo by Julia Neal
     Tinikling involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other, while one or more dancers step over and between the poles.
     See facebook.com/bayan
ihanclub. See more about the performances of dances of many cultures on Saturday's and tomorrow's Kaʻū News Briefs.

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Scarf dying artist Laura E. Walker.
Photo by Julia Neal
HAWAIʻI VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK SUMMER 2019 JOBS will be listed tomorrow, Nov. 5, on usajobs.gov. The Park's job announcement says seasonal positions working to serve visitors – Park Rangers and Park Guides – for next summer should be posted Monday morning. Applications must be processed through usajobs.gov. Jobs are typically posted several months before the summer season.
     Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park positions are grouped with other parks. On the site, search for a position called "Park Ranger (I)" or "Park Guide," and click on location to see if Hawaiʻi is listed. To apply, create a USAJOBs account, then upload a resumé and application documents before Nov. 5. To make sure the application is considered, says the announcement, "make sure to log in and submit your application early on Nov. 5. USAJOBs caps the number of applications to 350-500 total, so the announcement may close earlier than the closing date. It can appear complicated if you are new to the site but there are several helpful resources on the USAJOBs homepage. Log on today to get familiar… Good Luck!"

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NEW and UPCOMING
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES START THIS WEEK at Kaʻū High and Pāhala Elementary. Conferences must be scheduled with Dawn Cabreros at 313-4141 or through the main office at 313-4100. Available time slots are Monday, Nov. 5, through Friday, Nov. 9, between 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

ZENTANGLE: BOTANICAL BOARDERS AND BEYOND WITH DINA KAGELER is hosted at Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     "Inspired by patterns of nature seen in Volcano rainforests, we will re-envision natural shapes and apply them as border embellishments to our tangles. Deconstructing complexity is a skill to practice both in art and in life. Come and explore with us the unbound boundaries of botanical borders," states the event description. 
   Returning tanglers are encouraged to bring their favorite Zentangle supplies; however, loaner pens, pencils and watercolors will be available. No artistic experience needed. Zentangle Basics and watercolor experience is helpful by not required. Participants are asked to pay $30 per Volcano Art Center member, or $35 per non-member, plus a $10 supply fee per person, and to bring a light refreshment to share. For more and to register, call 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Ka‘ū Homeschool Co–op Group, Mon., Nov. 5 & 19, 1pm, Ocean View Community Center. A parent led homeschool activity/social group building community in Ka‘ū. Contact prior to attending to confirm location in case of field trip. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

Story Time with Lindsey Miller from PARENTS, Inc., Mon., Nov. 5, 2:30-3:15pm, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Ocean View Volunteer Fire Department Meeting, Mon., Nov. 5, 4-6pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
VOTE: General Election, Tue., Nov. 6, 7-6pm. Senate District 2 polling places in/near Ka‘ū: Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Rd., Volcano Village; Ka‘ū High/Pāhala Elementary School Cafeteria, 96-3150 Pikake St., Pāhala. Senate District 3 polling places in/near Ka‘ū: Nā‘ālehu Elementary School Cafeteria, 95-5545 Mamalahoa Hwy., Nā‘ālehu; Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle, Ocean View; Miloli‘i Halau Pavilion, Miloli‘i. elections.hawaii.gov

Family Yoga Class, Tue., Nov. 6, 9:30-10:30am, PARENTS, Inc., Nā‘ālehu. Wonderful way to embody connection. 3-12 years old and caregivers. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a mat, if can, as supplies are limited. Free. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Discovery Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. Meeting, Tue., Nov. 6, 4-6pm, Nov. 20, 4:30-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

Ka‘ū Coffee Growers Meeting, Tue., Nov. 6, 6-8pm, Pāhala Community Center.

After Dark in the Park, Kolea: A Story of Hawai‘i and Beyond, Tue., Nov. 6, 7pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Russell Cahill introduces his latest book, with selected readings and book signing. Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; donations help support park programs. Park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Registration for P&R Boys & Girls, T-Ball/Coach Pitch Baseball League open Nov. 7-Jan. 16, Kahuku Park, H.OV.E. For ages 5-8. Programs run Jan. 22 through Apr. 18, game and practice times TBA. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Craft Stick Fall Sign, Arts & Crafts Activity, Wed., Nov. 7, 3:30-5pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For grades K-8. Register through Nov. 5. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Open Mic Night, Wed., Nov. 7, 6-10pm, Kīlauea Military Camp inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Call 967-8365 after 4pm to sign-up and for more details. For patrons 21+. Park entrance fees may apply. Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. 967-8371, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Learn More About Becoming A Foster Parent, Thu., Nov. 8, 8:30-10:30am, Pāhala Community Center. Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool on-going; however, all are welcome to visit w/ Michelle Caravalho of Hui Ho‘omalu to discuss becoming a foster parent. East Hawai‘i, 987-5988, West Hawai‘i 896-3829

Health Insurance Sign-up, Thu., Nov. 8, 9-4pm, Ocean View Community Center. Sponsored by Hawai‘i Department of Health. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka‘ū, Thu., Nov. 8, 6:30pm, United Methodist Church, Nā‘ālehu. Pres. Berkley Yoshida, 747-0197

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Military Coloring Sheets, Arts & Crafts Activity, Fri.., Nov. 9, 2-3pm, Kahuku Park, HOVE. For ages 6-12. Register through Nov. 8. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Volcano Community Dance happens Friday. Nov. 9, 7-9pm. The free dance encourages attendees to "come dance... by yourself, with a partner, or just join us and tap your foot!" Music includes freestyle groove to funk, motown, 80’s dance hits, rhythm & blues, classic rock, world beat, 50’s R&R, and Latin. Coffee, tea, water, and snacks provided; donations appreciated. Alcohol free event. Minors allowed with supervision only. Set-up at 6:30 p.m., at Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Rd.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund & Nā Mamo o Kāwā Estuary Volunteer Work Day, Sat., Nov. 10, meet 9:30am, Northern Gate, Kāwā. 2WD accessible, volunteers welcome. Free; donations appreciated. Sign-up w/James Akau, Nā Mamo o Kāwā, namamookawa@gmail.com, jakau@nmok.org, 561-9111, nmok.org. HWF - RSVP to kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com, call 769-7629

4th Annual Lā ‘Ohana: Health and Hawaiian Culture, Sat., Nov. 10, 9-4pm, Miloli‘i. Hawaiian cultural demonstrations and medicine; free health screenings; open enrollment from healthcare.gov; arts and crafts vendors, informational booths, foods, snacks, and entertainment. Fundraising for Miloli‘i Hipu‘u online virtual academy of Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School. Free entry. Sponsored by Kalanihale, kalanihale.org. Potential vendors contact Ka‘imi Kaupiko, 937-1310, kkaupiko@gmail.com

Stained Glass Basics I, Sat. & Sun., Nov 10, 11, 17 & 18, 9-noon, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Four session workshop for beginners with Lois Pollock. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member, plus $15 supply fee. Advance registration required; class size limited to 6 adults. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Nature & Culture: An Unseverable Relationship, Sat., Nov. 10, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderate guided hike along the Palm Trail, approx. 2 miles. Learn about native plants that play a vital role in Hawaiian culture, and observe the catastrophic change and restoration of the land as it transitions from the 1868 lava flow to deeper soils with more diversity and older flora. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Hawaiian LomiLomi Lapa‘au Breath of Ha Workshop, Sat., Nov. 10, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Kahuna Kumu Leina‘ala Brown teaches this level 1 training. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member. 967-8222, volcanoartcetner.org

Zentangle: Botanical Boarders and Beyond w/Dina Kageler, Sat., Nov. 10, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Returning tanglers encouraged to bring their favorite Zentangle supplies - loaner pens, pencils and watercolors available. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $10 supply fee. Bring light refreshment to share. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Hula Kahiko - Ka‘ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Dudoit w/Hālau Ka‘eaikahelelani, Sat., Nov. 10, 10:30-11:30am, hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Annual Volunteer Appreciation - Ice Cream, Brownies & Tie Dye Social, Sat., Nov. 10, 3-5pm, Volcano Art Center, Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Volcano Art Center members welcome, others welcome to become members to attend. Julie Williams, 339-1699, volcanoartcenter.org

Ocean View Turkey Challenge, Sat., Nov. 10, 4-10pm, Terraces, 92-1885 Princess Kaiulani Blvd., Ocean View. D-Tech Solutions DJ Robert Unger, 4-7pm; K.O.A. band, 7-10pm. Adults only. Admission: One Keiki gift $10-15 value, unwrapped, no stuffed animals. Raffle Tickets $1 each, or 6 for $15; winners need not be present to win. Turkey plates available on site or to-go, $10. Proceeds fund Keiki Christmas at Kahuku Park. Competitors sign-up by Nov. 1. Contact Lee, 494-8835, or Kathie, 937-5865, peoplerdcare@gmail.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Pu‘u o Lokuana, Sun., Nov. 11, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Short, moderately difficult, 0.4-mile hike to the top of the grassy cinder cone, Pu‘u o Lokuana. Learn about the formation and various uses of this hill over time. Enjoy breathtaking view of lower Ka‘ū. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Veteran's Day Ceremony, Sun., Nov. 11, 3pm, Kīlauea Military Camp front lawn, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Keynote Speaker: Colonel Thomas Barrett, Commander USAG Hawai‘i. Veterans who will attend Ceremony are asked to call 967-8371 before Nov. 9 to receive complimentary meal ticket to KMC Veteran's Day Buffet. Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Veteran's Day Buffet, Sun., Nov. 11, 4-7pm, Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Café, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Menu entrees: Prime Rib, Asian Infused Ono, and Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry. Meal tickets: $29.95/Adult, $15.95/Child (6-11 years old). Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Veterans who will attend KMC Veteran's Day Ceremony at 3pm call 967-8371 before Nov. 9 to receive complimentary meal ticket to Buffet. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

ONGOING
Tūtū and Me tuition-free traveling preschool, for keiki birth to five years old and their caregivers, has twice a week meeting in Pāhala, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Pāhala Community Center, and in Nāʻālehu at Kauahaʻao Church in Waiʻōhinu, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m.
     Tūtū and Me also offers home visits to aid caregivers with parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate, listening ear. Visits last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, total of 12 visits. Snacks are provided.
     To enroll in either free program, fill out enrollment forms found at pidf.org/programs/tutu_and_me/enrollment_forms, or call Linda Bong at 929-8571, or Betty Clark at 464-9634 or eclark@pidfountation.org.

Registration for Track & Field Practice open through Wed., Nov. 21, Kahuku Park, on Paradise Circle in H.O.V.E. Program for ages 6-14 to be held Dec. 3-Feb. 8. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Volunteers Needed by St. Jude's Episcopal Church for community outreach, especially soup cooks and shower organizers, towel laundry, alter guild, and for the computer lab. Volunteers do not have to be members of the church. "Volunteering for St. Jude's Saturday Shower and Soup ministry is an opportunity to serve God in a powerful way," states St. Jude's. Contact Dave Breskin, 319-8333.

CU Hawaiʻi Federal Credit Union's Nāʻālehu Branch is taking applications for a Member Service Representative. The job description reads: Serve as a liaison between the member and the Credit Union. Provide a variety of financial services to members including savings, share drafts, and loan transactions, as well as sales of merchandise items: money orders, traveler's checks, postage stamps, etc., in accordance with Credit Union procedures and policies. CU Hawaiʻi offers medical, drug, dental, vision and retirement benefits.
     Mail, hand-deliver, or fax application to: CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union, Attn: Human Resources, 476 Hinano Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Fax (808) 935-7793. Applications can be downloaded online at cuhawaii.com/about-cu/career-opportunities.html

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