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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Kaʻū News Briefs, Saturday, May 11, 2019

Wildfire at South Point in June of 2014, remembered by volunteer firefighters who met in Pāhala yesterday as
part of a Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization meeting to plan for more protection of
Kaʻū homes, ranches, farms and communities. Photo by Isaac Davis
MUCH FUEL FOR WILDFIRES is held within the tall grasses covering the South Point area of Kaʻū. The cattle ranches and wildlands experienced a wet winter, leading to a large volume of vegetation that could burn this summer, said volunteer firefighters attending Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization's meeting in Pāhala on Friday.
Representatives of Volunteer Fire Departments, land stewardship organizations,
and the coffee industry met to discuss the wildfire season and safety.
Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization offered help.
Photo by Julia Neal
     Other possible burn areas surround most villages and neighborhoods of Kaʻū. Volunteer firefighters from  Na`alehu, Ocean View, Discovery Harbour, and Pāhala, along with other residents, vowed to reach out to their communities to help make them safer from destruction by wildfires.
     Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management representatives Pablo Beimler and Carson Magoon said they will work with homeowners to make dwellings more fire safe and to develop evacuation plans. They offered to work with large landowners on mapping properties for fire risks, escape routes, and possible firebreaks. They offered to go into the schools to teach children about fire safety. They distributed the Ready, Set, Go! Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide.
     They said that communities could become firewise-certified and may in the future receive lower fire insurance rates from some insurance companies, like USAA.
     James Akau, of Nā Mamo o Kāwā, cosponsored the meeting and a work day at Kāwā today. He talked about planting fire-resistant native plants.
     Beimler said the prediction is that wildfires will become more numerous and more frequent in Hawaiʻi and across the planet.
     He reviewed preparedness for homeowners and talked about the 10-foot rule: keeping most vegetation, bushes, and trees at least ten feet from buildings. Beimler talked about "ladders" - vegetation, with branches, acting as ladders for fire to climb up the side of a house and burn it. He said post and pier homes collect kindling beneath them and recommended blocking off the area under houses with a mesh. Pāhala fire Captain Ron Ebert emphasized using stainless steel mesh so that it will last a long time.
     The Wildfire Management team mentioned wildfires that combine and become so hot that nothing can survive. They noted the Australia fires that trapped hundreds who died on a highway, and the Paradise, California fire that trapped people and took out most of the town.
     They talked about building materials that are "hardened" against fire. While it would be expensive to cover an old wooden home with fire retardant siding, it would be advisable to use fire retardant materials for additions, they said. When replacing roofing, choose fire retardant materials.
     Embers were a major theme of the presentation. Embers can blow under houses and light up the kindling of leaves, dry grass, and other materials beneath the floors. Embers can enter into roof openings. Embers can float from long distances, where wildfires are burning, and make it through a window screen. They are a major ignitor of fires, they said.
     Communities can come together to work on fire prevention plans for neighborhoods. Sometimes grants are available. Waikoloa Village created a kind of firebreak that also serves as a walking trail on the outskirts of a neighborhood and created landscapes with plants that don't burn easily, said the representatives of Wildfire Management. They presented the idea of landscaping with native plants, particularly those more resistant to fire.
     Volunteer fire fighters on hand were Ron Ebert, Capt. 11D and Liz Polido from Pahala; Ken Shisler, Captain 11C from Discovery Harbour; and Mac Goddard, Captain 20A from Ocean View.
     The Ready, Set, Go! Hawaiʻi, a Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide is available to download.

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The University of Shorbrooke crew tests Hoʻōla One at Kamilo Beach. DLNR photo
HOʻŌLA ONE REMAINS ON THE ISLAND TO HELP HAWAIʻI WILDLIFE FUND clean up Kamilo and other beaches where plastics wash ashore. The machine, invented by a group of students from Shorbrooke University in Quebec, came to Hawaiʻi Island for a shakedown. Hoʻōla One became more efficient removing microplastics from the sand with each adjustment by its creators.
     Last month, the Hoʻōla One team worked for some two weeks at Kamilo Beach in Kaʻū, testing their machine that they hope will lead to making smaller versions that will clean microplastics from beaches all over the world.
     The name given Hoʻōla One by its designers means giving life back to the sand. The team of university engineering students worked for more than two years, spending about $70,000 (Canadian) to build the machine. Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund raised $15,000 to ship the large machine and its creators to Kaʻū. Pāhala Plantation Cottages put up their housing.
     Said Megan Lamson of Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund, "The potential application for this machine both in Hawaiʻi and around the world can be huge. We've always kind of joked about having a marine debris plastic magnet and this is the closest and most innovative project that I've seen. I've got a lot of hope for this and I'm really stoked."
     During the last full week of April, the students rotated duty watching over their creation during the night. By day, they all worked together to identify design flaws, kinks, and adjustments needed to get Hoʻōla One operating as close to their design vision as possible.
Hoʻōla One cleans Kamilo Beach, known for its plastic problems. DLNR photo
     Student Jean-Felix Tremblay said, "We spent thousands of hours, many nights and weekends, working on the Hoʻōla One." He joked that their goal was not to get good grades but just to build a practical, working machine – which became their entire academic focus. Three of the students continue to work full-time on Hoʻōla One, with the goal of producing smaller models, after starting their own company.
     The Hoʻōla One concept originated with Alexandre Savard, who says he became motivated by the issue of marine debris after viewing films and videos. He said, "I just wanted to contribute to solving the problem. When I found out about Kamilo and its reputation as the most micro-plastics polluted beach in the world, I proposed to my fellow students, that if we can clean up this beach, we can clean up any beach anywhere."
     Marine plastic pollution is a threat to aquatic wildlife because they can ingest it. The plastics can
be a vector for transmission of invasive species and diseases. Brian Neilson, Administrator of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Nature Resources Division of Aquatic Resources, said, "All of this rubbish is created by someone, somewhere. We can't point the finger and blame a specific country or any one industry. This is a global problem and we can all contribute to solving it by practicing the 4R's (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)."
     Steve Bergfeld, Hawaiʻi Island Branch Manager for the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, said, "Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund and its many, many volunteers have done extraordinary work in bringing Kamilo Point, part of the Kaʻū Forest Reserve, back from the brink of being totally covered by plastics and other marine debris. Unfortunately, it's a never-ending challenge and I can't tell you how appreciative we are of their work, as well as the efforts of the Hoʻōla One team."
     After leaving Kaʻū, some of the team members traveled to Honolulu to meet with numerous beach-clean up organizations as well as potential funders to secure the money needed to build additional machines.

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A MEETING ON FUTURE SENIOR HOUSING IN NĀʻĀLEHU will be held Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Nāʻālehu Community Center. The session is sponsored by ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, which is purchasing property mauka of Highway 11 at the site of the old Nāʻālehu Fruit Stand for the project. A statement from the organization says the meeting will include an update on support necessary to take the project to the next step. Fundraising ideas will be entertained. "Please put your well-planned suggestions in writing," says the OKK statement.

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VOLCANO WATCH, written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates, this week focuses on new insights gained from Kīlauea Volcano's 2018 summit collapses: 
     A year ago, USGS HVO scientists and Island of Hawaiʻi residents were in the throes of an historically unprecedented series of events for Kīlauea.
     By early April 2018, the volcano showed signs that change was coming. But details were elusive, even as monitoring instruments tracked an increasingly pressurized magmatic system from Kīlauea's summit to Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the East Rift Zone.
     On April 30, the Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone split open under heavy cloud cover. Lava emerged briefly from a crack on the cone's west flank before the remaining magma drained into the rift zone. Unsupported, the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater collapsed, leaving a seemingly bottomless, dusty pit.
Ash rises above Halemaʻumaʻu within Kīlauea's summit caldera in this May 27 telephoto image from near Volcano House Hotel in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. By the time Kīlauea's summit collapse events ended on August 2, Halema‘uma‘u was 2.5 km (1.5 mi) wide and 500 m (1600 ft) deep; prior to the 2018 collapses, it was about 1 km (0.5 mi) wide and 85 m (about 280 ft) deep. A segment of a long-closed Park trail is visible winding across the caldera floor (lower left). USGS Photo by K. Anderson
     Magma below Puʻu ʻŌʻō was immediately on the move, heading toward the lower East Rift Zone. The ground heaved slightly in response, with earthquakes delineating the path of molten rock as it pushed downrift and toward the surface.
     On May 3, lava erupted within Leilani Estates. So began the largest eruption on Kīlauea's LERZ in over 200 years.
     Over the next weeks, the summit lava lake withdrew deeper into the volcano as magma emptied into the LERZ, as if a valve had been opened at the bottom of an overflowing rain barrel. Aided by the nearly 3,000-foot elevation difference between the summit and LERZ vents, the lava lake steadily drained and Kīlauea's summit collapsed inward. This in turn prompted many felt earthquakes as the volcano's roof began to strain due to the loss of underlying support.
     Recession of the lava lake resulted in near-constant rockfalls into the empty, steep-walled conduit, each one liberating clouds of rock dust and glassy ash. Explosions sent towering columns of ash skyward and, in some cases, littered the ground around Halemaʻumaʻu with dense blocks of rock. Volcano Village and downwind Kaʻū communities experienced dustings of sulfurous ash.
     By late May, Kīlauea summit explosions were replaced by episodic collapse events, a process witnessed only a few times at volcanoes around the world, and never with such clarity.
     All told, 62 collapse events rocked Kīlauea's summit, each one releasing energy equivalent to about a magnitude-5.3 earthquake. The repeated shaking took its toll: HVO's building cracked, as did Jaggar Museum in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Highway 11. Park roads and water system, and residential foundations in Volcano, were also damaged.
     A year later, HVO scientists and colleagues continue to process data from 2018. A recent Volcano Watch, volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html?vwid=1409, mentioned what we're learning from the LERZ eruption.
Scientists use a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to examine fine ash from the 2018 Kīlauea summit explosions. The research examines fine ash – grains 1 millimeter to 1 micrometer – and investigates the processes of eruption, fragmentation, and respiratory health hazards (PM10, PM2.5). USGS image by A. Van Eaton
     We're also gaining new insights from Kīlauea's 2018 summit events. Here are a few highlights:
     Prior to 2018, long-held models indicated that explosive summit activity was driven by steam explosions produced by the interaction between groundwater and the hot conduit below Kīlauea's caldera. But data from several 2018 explosions suggest that magmatic gas is the primary driver.
     Rather than necessarily occurring as one big drop, Kīlauea caldera collapse can proceed incrementally over long periods of time, with ground shaking during sustained, rapid summit deflation and episodic collapse posing a major hazard.
     Under certain conditions, Kīlauea's summit and LERZ can be extremely well-connected through the core of the rift zone. This is supported by the rough equivalence of the LERZ erupted volume and the summit collapse void, both on the order of 1 cubic kilometer (roughly 1 billion cubic yards.) Increases in fissure 8 lava output after some collapses attested to the transit of a pressure wave from the summit down the rift zone.
     A study led by an international group of scientists has found evidence that seismic velocity – the speed at which seismic waves travel – within Kīlauea's summit showed measurable changes leading up the 2018 activity. This finding potentially offers another means to forecast eruptive activity.
     The 2018 Kīlauea LERZ eruption and summit collapse profoundly impacted people on the Islandof Hawai‘i and beyond. While the events were inspiring to us as scientists, they were also deeply sobering as we witnessed up close the great losses suffered by family and friends.
     HVO staff honor the resilience and aloha of island residents, who continue to help each other. We also honor the dedication of everyone who worked to keep people safe. Finally, we thank affected communities and local, state, and federal partners for supporting HVO. Kīlauea's 2018 events did indeed take a village!
Volcano Activity Updates
     Three earthquakes with three or more felt reports occurred in Hawaiʻi this past week: a magnitude-3.1 quake 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Kahaluʻu-Keauhou at 2 km (1 mi) depth on May 4 at 12:01 p.m. HST; a magnitude-2.9 quake 10 km (6 mi) south of Leilani Estates at 7 km (4 mi) depth on May 3 at 1:20 p.m. HST; and a magnitude-3.3 quake 16 km (10 mi) south of Fern Acres at 7 km (4 mi) depth on May 3 at 4:28 a.m. HST.  
Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at NORMAL.
     The USGS Volcano Alert level for Mauna Loa remains at NORMAL.
     Visit volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo for past Volcano Watch articles, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa updates, volcano photos, maps, recent earthquake info, and more. Call 808-967-8862 for weekly Kīlauea updates. Email questions to askHVO@usgs.gov.

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JUST ANNOUNCED
CELEBRATION OF LIFE LANTERN FLOATING EVENT happens Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Reed's Bay in Hilo. As a pre-event, the motorcycle and classic car community is invited to ride from Reed's Bay to Kaʻū Hospital to greet and meet the patients, staff, and Kaʻū community.
     The hospital parking lot will be cleared to have the motorcycles and classic cars create a viewing procession pass all the patients and staff. All riders will stop for 45 minutes to greet the patients and community while displaying their bikes and cars for all to see. A special glow-in-the-dark Celebration of Life bracelet will be worn by all riders in support of keiki bereavement and the Celebration of Life event. The bracelets are available online now for a $10 donation, with a limited supply available at Kaʻū Hospital during the bikers visit.
     Riders will arrive to Kaʻū Hospital approximately 1:15 p.m. and will leave for Reed's Bay at 2 p.m. The public is invited to join the procession at Reed's Bay for the 15th annual Celebration of Life Lantern Floating Event.
     The event is organized by Hawaiʻi Care Choices services, from Laupahoehoe Point to South Point Road in Kaʻū. They offer Palliative Care, a pre-hospice program focused on pain relief and discomfort due to cancer, congestive heart failure, COPD, and kidney failure; Hospice Care, end of life comfort; and bereavement care, with a free weekly support group in Hilo. Inquire about their services by calling 969-1733, visiting hawaiicarechoices.org, or asking a primary care physician. They work with Kaʻū Hospital, Nāʻālehu Bay Clinic, and the Kaʻū Rural Health Resource Center.

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UPCOMING
SUNDAY, MAY 12
Kauwela Tour, The Mo‘olelo of Mana Wāhine – Nā Wai Chamber Choir Concert, Sunday, May 12, 11:30 a.m., Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church. Free admission. Donations welcome. nawaichamberchoir.com

3rd Annual Mother's Day Chamber Music Concert, Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Music by Volcano Chamber Players Susan McGovern, viola, Glenda Johnson, violin, Meg Saunders, cello, Rumi Reeves, violin, guest Gerdine Markus on recorder and operatic vocals of D'Andrea Pelletier. Complimentary pupu. Beverages and flowers for purchase. $20/VAC ember, $25/non-member, free to children 12 and under. Funds raised support Niaulani Sculpture Garden and ongoing programs. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Medicine for the Mind: Teachings in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, Sunday, May 12 – 2nd Sunday, monthly – 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Free; calabash donations welcome. Dress warmly. Patty Johnson, 345-1527

Mother's Day Buffet, Sunday, May 12, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Crater Rim Café, Kīlauea Military Camp. Main entrees: Prime Rib, Lemon Butter Fish w/Tropical Salsa and Vegetable Stir Fry w/Tofu. $29.95/Adults, $14.95/Child (ages 6-11). Reservations required, 967-8356. Open to all authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Free STD Testing, Monday, May 13 – 2nd Monday, monthly – 9 a.m. – noon, Ocean View Community Center. Sponsored by Hawai‘i Department of Health. Call for appt. on different day or time. Teenagers 14+ do not need parent/guardian consent. Always confidential. Free condoms and lube. 895-4927

MONDAY, MAY 13
Ka‘ū Homeschool Co–op Group, Monday, May 13, and 27, 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Parent-led homeschool activity and social group, building community in Ka‘ū. Confirm location in case of field trip. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

TUESDAY, MAY 14
Mobile Spay & Neuter Waggin', Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Low income pet parents and those with limited transportation qualify for mobile spay/neuter service. Free. Surgery by phone appointment only. Hawai‘i Island Humane Society, hihs.org, 796-0107

Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor, Tuesday, May 14, 4 p.m. – 7pm, Volcano Art Center. $30/VAC members, $35/non-member, plus $17 supply fee.Learn to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper while sampling several wines from Grapes in Hilo. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

After Dark in the Park – Kauwela Tour, The Mo‘olelo of Mana Wāhine – Nā Wai Chamber Choir Concert, Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Musical journey that honors the music of both historic and modern-day mana wāhine. Honolulu-based Nā Wai Chamber Choir is a professional vocal ensemble that preserves, propagates, and innovates the legacy of Hawaiian choral music. Hilo native Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan leads ensemble on annual kauwela tour. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/havo

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Ocean View Community Association Board of Directors Mtg., Wednesday, May 15, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Instructional Tennis, Wednesday, May 15-June 19, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Kahuku Park, H.O.V.E. Register keiki ages 6-12, May 6-10. Free. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Arts and Crafts Activity: Watercolor Painting, Wednesday, May 15, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., multi-purpose room, Ka‘ū District Gym, Pāhala. Register keiki grades K-6, May 9-14. Free. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

THURSDAY, MAY 16
Story Time with Auntie Linda from Tūtū and Me, Thursday, May 16, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. Free; includes craft activity. 929-8571

Family Reading Night, Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Volcano School of Arts and Sciences Middle School Theater Night, Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Kīlauea Theater. Each grade will perform a one-act murder mystery. Free admission, donations welcome. Park entrance fees may apply. volcanoschool.net

SATURDAY, MAY 18
Stained Glass Basics I, Saturday and Sunday, May 18, 25, and June 1 and 2, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Volcano Art Center. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member, plus $15 supply fee. Advanced registration required. Limited to 6 adults. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Mtg., Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting and training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hula Kahiko – Kumu Hula Wahineaukai Mercado with haumana (students) of Ke Ana La‘ahana Public Charter School, Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery. Hula performance. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Nā Mea Hula w/Wes Awana, Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery porch. Hands-on cultural demonstration. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Arts & Tea Culture Workshop Series #1, Saturday, May 18, noon – 5 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Hand-build porcelain ceramic tea bowls with Volcano artist and tea farmer Chiu Leong. Includes history of tea bowl culture and brief overview of local tea farming by Eva Lee. Focused cupping, tasting and education on Hawaii grown white teas. Pre-event for A Taste of Tea Pottery Fundraiser on August 25. Workshops designed to be attended as a series; #2 set for May 18, #3 set for July 27. No experience necessary. $60/VAC member, $75/non-member for series. Individual workshop, $25 each. Registration limited. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Ham Radio Mtg., Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. ovcahi.org

ONGOING
Full-Time Teaching Assistant Sought by Tūtū & Me to implement curriculum for caregivers and keiki in Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool in Kaʻū. Competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, drug, and vision; flexible spending plan; 403b retirement plan; vacation, sick days, and 14 paid days off; and more.
     Minimum requirement is a high school diploma. Early Childhood Education, related coursework, and/or experience working children preferred. For more, visit pidf.org/about/careers. Apply by emailing resume and cover letter to hr@pidfoundation.org or fax to 808-440-6619.

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.

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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A CONCERT TO RAISE MONEY FOR STEWARDSHIP OF THE KAʻŪ COAST will be held on Saturday, May 25, 6 p.m. at Pāhala Plantation House on the corner of Maile and Pikake Streets. The concert is one in a series of performances during the Hawaiʻi International Music Festival, in its third season in the islands. The series is called Of Water.
Metropolitan Opera Soprano Amy
Shoremount-Obra. HIMF photo
2018 International Bach Competition
Prize Winning Pianist Andrew Rosenbaum.
HIMF photo
     The recital features internationally acclaimed artists Metropolitan Opera Soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra and 2018 International Bach Competition Prize Winning Pianist Andrew Rosenblum. They will perform works by Turina, Mahler, Fauré, Rachmaninoff, Duke, and more.
     Donations accepted at the event go to Kaʻū Coast non-profit stewardship organizations, including Nā Mamo O Kāwā, nmok.org; Ka ʻOhana O Honuʻapo, honuapopark.org; Ala Kahakai Trail Association, alakahakaitrail.org; Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund, wildhawaii.org; and Hoʻomalu Kaʻū, hoomalukau@gmail.com.
     In addition to the opportunity to donate to coastal stewardships, an opportunity to support Hawaiʻi International Music Festival is available by reserving best seats for $25 each. They are available at recitalpahala.bpt.me and at the door – cash or check only. See the concert schedule for other islands at himusicfestival.com. For overnight accommodations, contact Pāhala Plantation Cottages at 928-9811.
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