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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, April 21, 2019

Kaʻū News Briefs, Sunday, April 21, 2019

Parishoners walked to Stations of the Cross in Pāhala on Good Friday as Easter approached. The Holy Rosary Church
 procession dates back to immigrants from Portugal, Spain, and the Philippines moving to Kaʻū to work in
the sugar industry. See story below. Photo by Julia Neal
TWO NEW GRANTS WILL BENEFIT MILOLIʻI. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Kūlia Grants Program recently approved $74,000 for Paʻa Pono Miloliʻi to complete a Department of Health, certified kitchen at the Miloliʻi Community Enrichment and Historical Center. This will allow Miloliʻi Community Center to host the charter school with food services, and allow the community to prepare food for the Hawaiian village and to cater.
Miloliʻi Village sign. Photo from paaponomilolii.org
     The Miloliʻi grant is among ten within OHA Board of Trustees' approval of $500,000 for non-profit organizations under the Kūlia Grants Program. The one-year grants "benefit the Native Hawaiian community and align with the agency's broad strategic priorities of health, education, income and housing, land and water, and culture," according to an OHA statement.
     Native Hawaiian grant reviewers processed 51 application, scoring them on organizational capacity, scope of services, experience, project plan, service delivery, and budget.              OHA's Chief Executive Officer Kamanaʻopono Crabbe said approved programs range from culture and education, to healthcare and housing, and "will help Native Hawaiians across the state and in the communities in which they live. It is important to OHA that we support projects that kōkua where they are most needed."
     The community kitchen is part of a larger $1 million Miloliʻi project – on Miloliʻi Beach Road – to develop four parcels totaling .918 acre.
     The community center is part the larger Miloliʻi Hoʻopuloa Community Development Plan, presented to the state Department of Land & Natural Resources in 1984. The plan - with a name that includes Miloliʻi's ahupuaʻa of Hoʻopuloa - was developed by Miloliʻi village residents to include the future of land use, residential construction, and economic, recreational, cultural, and historical resources. It plans for a community center, picnic area, visitor center, library-museum, and canoe hale.
     The Kūlia Grant builds on $200,000 released April 10 by Gov. David Ige, which funds another nonprofit called Kalanihale.
     West Kaʻū Sen. Dru Kanuha, whose district includes Mioliʻi, thanked the governor for supporting "this very special community. Throughout years of change, Miloliʻi has stood as a community with an unshakable commitment to its own unique traditions and way of life. This Community Enrichment and Historical Center will afford the opportunity to share their tradition with residents and visitors alike. We look forward to a center in Mioliʻi as enriching and inspiring as the community it represents."

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OHA'S KŪLIA GRANTS PROGRAM HAS PROVIDED PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT with $100,000 in funding for its Ka Paʻalana Family Education and Homeless Outreach. Partners in Development, which operates Tutu & Me in Kaʻū, will provide family education programming and outreach to homeless and at-risk Native Hawaiian families with children age five and younger, to improve health and school readiness. The program will also equip caregivers to be their child's first and most important teacher, empower adults toward better health and self-sufficiency.

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VISION SCREENINGS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHARTER SCHOOLS has received funding from OHA's Kulia Grants. Project Vision Hawaiʻi 's Better Vision for Keiki is awarded $26,515. The project will provide vision screenings, exams, and glasses and school-wide vision care services to children in Native Hawaiian charter schools.
A table cloth, cross, and candles welcome
walkers with the wooden cross.
Photo by Julia Neal

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ROADSIDE ALTARS sprung up throughout Pāhala on Good Friday as residents welcomed walkers carrying a wooden cross through the town. Tables with candles and a small cross, as well as home built altars, created a place for the delivery of hymns and prayers.
     The Holy Rosary Church procession called Stations of the Cross dates back to immigrants from Portugal, Spain, and the Philippines moving to Kaʻū to work in the sugar industry.

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Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com

Kaʻū Trojans Spring Sports Schedule
Baseball:
Fri., April 26, BIIF Finals
Sat., April 27, BIIF Finals
Wed.-Sat., May 8-11, HHSAA
Softball:
Wed., May 1-4, HHSAA
Boys Volleyball:
Mon. April 22, BIIF First Round
Wed., April 24, BIIF Semi-Finals
Thu., April 25, BIIF Finals
Thu.-Sat., May 2-4, HHSAA
Track:
Fri., April 26, 2 p.m., BIIF Semi-Finals
Sat., April 27, 3 p.m., BIIF Finals
Fri.-Sat., May 3-4, HHSAA

JUST ANNOUNCED
MĀLAMA NĀ KEIKI FESTIVAL happens Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center. This free third annual event, presented by Health Resources and Services Administration, offers health screenings, education, and activities. Expectant and first-time mothers, women considering pregnancy, young families, and supporting ʻohana from across the county are especially invited to attend.
Support Miss Kaʻū Coffee Flower contestants
Kysha Kaupu Manini and Adilyn Aetonu Friday,
April 26, at the Kaʻū Coffee Fest Paʻina and Saturday
at the Miss Ka`u Coffee Pageant. Details, 
below. Photo from Trini Marques
     Prizes, entertainment, free food, and keiki activities are offered. Health screenings include hearing, vision, height, weight, and blood pressure. Health education includes prenatal information and breastfeeding education with lactations specialists. Health activities include Grow Your Own Plant and Makahiki games.
     For more, call 808-969-9220, or see hmono.org, facebook.com/hmono.org, or hui_malama on Instagram.

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UPCOMING
MONDAY, APRIL 22
Hypertension Management, Monday, April 22, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kaʻū District Gym, with Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23
Hawai‘i County Council Mtgs., Tuesday, April 23 (Committees), Wednesday, April 24 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov.

HOVE Road Maintenance Board Mtg., Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m., HOVE Road Maintenance office. hoveroad.com, 929-9910, gm@hoveroad.com

Merrie Monarch Festival Events at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai. Day 1: Weave coconut leaves, make lei. Rupert Tripp Jr. performs. Day 2: Learn/play the Hawaiian board game kōnane, learn about the tools, alter and plants that symbolize hula. Ti "Kawehi" Chun and Pōki‘i Seto perform. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/havo

Arts and Crafts Activity: Paint a Rainbow, Tuesday, April 23, 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Kahuku Park, H.O.V.E. Register keiki ages 6-12 April 15-18. Free. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Read to Me, Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., multi-purpose room, Ka‘ū District Gym. Open to keiki grades K-6. Free. Register April 15-22. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

After Dark in the Park: Kīlauea Volcano's 2018 Lower East Rift Zone Eruption, Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Carolyn Parcheta recounts the progression and shares her experiences monitoring this dramatic eruption. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/havo

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Kōkua Kupuna Project, Wednesday, April 24, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Seniors 60 years and older encouraged to attend, ask questions, and inquire about services offered through Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i. Referral required: 961-8626 for free legal services. Under 60, call 1-800-499-4302. More info: tahisha.despontes@legalaidhawaii.org, 329-3910 ext. 925. legalaidhawaii.org

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Ka‘ū Community Children's Council, Thursday, April 25, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Classroom 35, Building F, Nā‘ālehu Elementary School. Provides local forum for community members. Chad Domingo, text 808-381-2584, domingoc1975@yahoo.com, ccco.k12.hi.us

Volcano Friends Feeding Friends, Thursday, April 25, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Free community dinner for all. Packaged goods to take home for those in need. Donations and volunteers encouraged. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Vendor Application Deadline for Ho‘olaule‘a, Friday, April 26. To become a vendor, contact Brenda Iokepa-Moses at biokepamoses@gmail.com or 731-5409

Coffee Talk at Kahuku - The Price of Paradise: The Story of Sandalwood in Hawai‘i, Friday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Kahuku Unit Visitor Contact Station. Talk story with John Stallman, biologist and former Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park ranger. Free. nps.gov/havo

Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Pā‘ina & Open House, Friday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Pāhala Plantation House. Free; donations accepted for Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Scholarship Fund. Julia Neal, 928-9811, mahalo@aloha.net. kaucoffeefestival.com

Carl Okuyama, owner of Wikiwiki Mart in Nāʻālehu,
judging Kaʻū Coffee Recipe Contest entries last year.
Photo by Julia Neal
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
Kaʻū Coffee Recipe Contest Entry Deadline is extended to Saturday, April 27. The all-ages, fee-free contest is Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. at Kaʻū Coffee Mill. Enter a pūpū, entrée, or dessert, divided into adult and youth categories. The public is invited to enjoy free tastings. Contest entry info at KauCoffeeMill.com or KauCoffeeFest.com, or call 928-0550.

Healing Through Words with Dr. Heather Rivera, Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Volcano Art Center. Creative writing workshop. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member. Register: volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Sauerkraut and Kombucha with Jasmine Silverstein, Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Volcano Art Center. $55/VAC member, $60/non-member, plus $10 supply fee. Register: volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Pageant, Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., Ka‘ū District Gym. Tickets: $10 donation. Ka‘ū Coffee Pageant Director Trinidad Marques, 928-0606, TrinidadMarques@yahoo.com, or Facebook Trinidad Marques. kaucoffeefestival.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 28
Ka‘ū Coffee Festival: Ka‘ū Coffee Recipe Contest, Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Free coffee and recipe tastings. kaucoffeemill.com, kaucoffeemill.com,
kaucoffeefestival.com

ONGOING
Kaʻū Coffee Fest invites non-profits, clubs, cooperatives, and businesses to sign up for booths at the 11th annual Kaʻū Coffee Fest Hoʻolauleʻa on Saturday, May 4 at Pāhala Community Center. The all-day event comes with music, hula, coffee tasting, and meeting the famous Kaʻū Coffee farmers. See KauCoffeeFestival.com.
     Booth fees are $100 for food vendors; $60 for non-food items and crafts, including coffee and coffee samples; and $35 for pre-approved information displays. No campaign and other political displays. Fifty percent discounts for non-profit organizations and cooperatives selling food, crafts, and coffee. Vendors must also obtain county vendor permits costing $30 each and a Department of Health permit, if serving food. Call Gail Nagata 933-0918. Apply by Friday, April 26. Application at KauCoffeeFestival.com. Email to biokepamoses@gmail.com; mail to Brenda Iokepa-Moses, P.O. Box 208PāhalaHI 96777; or call 808-731-5409.

Kaʻū Coffee Recipe Contest Entry Deadline is extended to Saturday, April 27. The all-ages, fee-free contest is Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. at Kaʻū Coffee Mill. Enter a pūpū, entrée, or dessert, divided into adult and youth categories. The public is invited to enjoy free tastings. Contest entry info at KauCoffeeMill.com or KauCoffeeFest.com, or call 928-0550.

Hi-Employment Seeks Student Employees to work in a macadamia nut orchard on weekends and holidays. Duties include hand-harvesting macadamia nuts, filling and transporting nut bag and buckets, loading 25-plus pound bags into truck beds, and possible clearing of brush and branches. Applicants must be at least 15 years old, have a work permit, two forms of ID, and transportation to "Panaʻewa Stretch." Call for more details, 238-3741, hi-employment.com.

Exhibit: On Sacred Ground by Dino Morrow is open daily through Sunday, May 5 at Volcano Art Center Gallery. The public is invited to see documentary and protrait photography of Hula Arts at the Kīlauea Program. Visit volcanoartcenter.org for more information.

Nāʻālehu Independence Day Parade happens Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. The parade route begins at the Nāʻālehu Elementary School and ends at the Nāʻālehu Hongwanji Mission. To participate, call Debra McIntosh, 929-9872.

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