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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pohoʻiki Boat Ramp is closed off from the ocean by about 14,000 cubic yards of new black sand from the recent
eruptive activity. See story, below. DLNR photo
MOVING THE PLANNED LAGOON SEWAGE TREATMENT SITE away from Pāhala town is major news in the Environmental Assessment posted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency this week. Document maps show that the new proposed county site is at the corner of Hwy 11 and Maile Street - the pine tree lane coming into Pāhala. It would also be next door to the macadamia factory, away from the residences, schools, churches, parks, and businesses. The new site also takes it farther away from the water well on Maile Street that was formerly used by Kaʻū Sugar mill. According to the plan, the Norfolk Pine trees will be retained as a buffer along with other plantings.
The new wastewater treatment site for Pāhala is planned for the corner of Maile Street
along the pine tree lane, and Hwy 11, next door to the macadamia nut factory.The red
lines show streets where homes and businesses cam be hooked up.
  Image from Environmental Assessment
     Since presentations to the community earlier this year, the amount of Kamehameha Schools land to be used for the site has been reduced. Instead of siting the sewage treatment plant next to the old KAHU radio building and just makai of the Old Pahala Clubhouse and the Edmund C. Olson home, the planners have reduced the size of the site. It will begin about half way down the Hilo side of the pine tree lane toward Hwy 11.
     A macadamia orchard, which would have been removed, will be retained on land that will remain under the ownership of Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha will sell the land closest to Highway 11 to the county for the treatment plant. The county will use lagoons and native trees to treat and absorb wastewater.
     Pāhala residents and businesses who will switch to the new system from the old C. Brewer sugar plantation's Large Capacity Cesspools, now operated by the County of Hawaiʻi, are invited to a workshop to be held by the county's Department of Environmental Management. A notice mailed to users of the old system says:
A macadamia orchard will be preserved on Kamehameha Schools land
with the shrinking of the size of land needed for the new Pāhala
wastewater treatment site. Image from Environmental Assessment
     "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires that the two County-operated Large Capacity Cesspools that currently receive wastewater from Pāhala properties previously served by the C. Brewer system must be closed due to environmental concerns. You are on recorded either as a property owner or service customer of a lot served by this system, and your property will be directly affected by this action."
     The Wednesday, Oct. 10, event will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m and a meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kaʻū Gym Multi-Purpose Conference Room, 96-1219 Kamani Street in Pāhala. Property owners connected to the old C. Brewer sewage systems are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Room. Property owners not on the old Brewer system whose property will become accessible to the new system are invited to a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Room. Property owners have received invitations by mail to each of the workshops designed for their properties.
     The Environmental Assessment is scheduled for posting on the state Department of Health's Office of Environmental Quality Control's website next Monday, Sept. 24. It is also expected to be available at the Pāhala and Nāʻālehu libraries. The public has 30 days from Sept. 24 to comment on the EA.
     Those with questions may call Mary Fujio at Department of Environmental Management at 961-8038. To download the EA, click on Detail at foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/search/quickSearch?query=EPA-R9-2018-010726.
The link with the EA for public comment is expected at the state Office of Environmental Quality Control starting Monday, Sept. 24.

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Josh Stanbro, from saving Honuʻapo to the Climate Change campaign.
JOSH STANBRO, who helped to negotiate the acquisition and preservation of Honuʻapo lands around Whittington Beach Park, took a message to the recent Global Climate Change Summit in San Francisco. He carried a sign that said "Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Unable to Attend Due to Climate Change. #HurricaneOlivia #ClimateMayors"
     Gov. David Ige, and state Board of Land & National Resources chair Suzanne Case, gave presentations, along with Stanbro's presentation on behalf of the Honolulu mayor.
     Stanbro is City & County of Honolulu's chief resilience officer and Executive Director of Honolulu's Office of Climate Change.
     When assisting with the Honuʻapo preservation he was head of The Trust for Public Land's operations throughout the state of Hawaiʻi. He helped to protect over 25,000 acres and dedicate over $200 million in land conservation funds.

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Black sand is mounded upon the breakwater that once protected
Pohoʻiki Boat Ramp from the open ocean, creating a small lagoon.
DLNR photo
DRAMATIC COASTLINE CHANGES were created by Kīlauea during the three months of eruption that added about 875 acres of new land along the lower Puna coast, while covering a total of 13.7 square miles with new lava.
     The state Department of Land and Natural Resources recently conducted an assessment of damage to the popular Pohoʻiki Boat Ramp and Isaac Hale Park, which escaped destruction by a matter of about 200 yards.
     However, the changes are great: an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of newly created black sand blocks access of the boat ramp from the ocean. The concrete structures that once formed a breakwater are mounded with black sand, and the Pohoʻiki surf spot has a new angle.
     Finn McCall, an engineer with the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, and DOBOR's Hawai‘i Island Branch Manager, Stephen Schmelz, flew to Pohoʻiki by helicopter "to get a close look at what Kīlauea wrought," says the DLNR website.
     Schmelz said, "We were here during the eruptive activity in mid-July and fully expected the ramp to be taken within a matter of days. Amazingly, while lava crept to the edge of the neighboring Isaac Hale Beach Park, took the county's life guard stand, and surrounded the boat ramp off-shore, it's still here."
Fish, right, and leaves float in the calm water inside the small lagoon that
has developed between the new black sand beach berm and the
now-blocked boat ramp. DLNR photo 
     Prior to the latest eruption, four companies with DOBOR commercial permits operated lava ocean tours from the ramp. The tiny bay leading up to the ramp was also a popular swimming spot and ocean-entrance for surfers and other water enthusiasts.
     McCall took measurements on the newly formed, crescent-shaped black sand beach, and in the new pool created by the encirclement. He said, "We have a lot more analysis to do, but it appears, based on our initial assessment, that we could actually remove the black sand and re-create the entrance to the boat ramp."
     According to DLNR, reopening of the boat ramp "would be dependent on road access being restored, support from the local community, the securing of necessary permits, and most importantly – funding."
     Mayor Harry Kim said, "DOBOR is now working closely with the County of Hawaiʻi on their plans regarding the road and the Beach Park. The County looks forward to working with the State on the development of this area."
     There are no estimates yet of how much it would cost or a time frame for potential work to begin.
     McCall and Schmelz flew the entire Lower Puna coastline looking for other possible small boat ramp sites, in case Pohoʻiki can't be resurrected. They concluded that there may be a couple of options, but like at Pohoʻiki, a new ramp would require support from the community, permits, road access, and millions of dollars in funding for design and construction.
An aerial view of Pohoʻiki, Isaac Hale, and the wide black sand beach
that has recently arrived. DLNR photo
     At MacKenzie State Recreation Area, reopened on Sept. 8, two new black sand beaches present themselves to the public. Prior to the eruption, the park's coastline was punctuated by steep, rocky cliffs that dropped precipitously and directly into the ocean. The larger of the pair of beaches is directly below the parking lot and still requires careful navigation down the cliff face. "The beauty of the shimmering black sand beaches is underlain with danger," says the DLNR statement.
     State Parks Caretaker Kyle Takeya explains, "There is a powerful undertow at these beaches and a swimmer or boarder could easily be swept out to sea." He says there are now a total of seven black sand beaches, created in the last few months by Kīlauea, between MacKenzie and Pohoʻiki.
     From the northern boundary of MacKenzie, says DLNR, it is a short walk to the edge of the newly formed lava flow – which remains within a restricted access zone. On the first day of the reopening of MacKenzie, a National Guardsman walked out to the edge of the lava flow and spoke to numerous visitors about the risks and hazards associated with the newly-altered landscape. In addition to the extremely sharp lava – which creates unstable footing – there are pockets where the ground may look stable, but is not, says DLNR. Road signs leading into MacKenzie warn people to be aware of the possibility of continuing volcanic gas emissions.
MacKenzie State Recreation Area has reopened, with two new
black sand beaches gracing its shores. DLNR photo
     DLNR Division of State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell remarks, "We're very pleased to now reopen MacKenzie. It is critically important to enable shoreline access for our local community. As always, we request that people demonstrate responsible behavior and use judgment and common sense when venturing into any areas impacted by the Lower East Rift Zone eruption and avoid promoting excursions on social media – as it only increases the appetite for others often less skilled to follow."
     See previous stories on the boat ramp, and see pictures of the changes made by the eruption, encroaching lava, and now resident sand, on previous The Kaʻū Calendar posts: July 20, July 23, July 24, July 26, and Aug. 13. See video of the flyover of lower Puna coastline, and inspection at Pohoʻiki, at https://vimeo.com/290157289.

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SEN. MAZIE HIRONO IS STANDING UP for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has asked for an FBI probe into Judge Brett Kavanaugh before she is willing to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh, the nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, physically and sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denied the accusations.
     In an interview with CNN's New Day this morning, Hirono said Ford has nothing to gain from coming forward, that she is being "revictimized and retraumatised," attacked, has had to move out of her house, and that she requested anonymity when coming forward. Hirono said that the committee showed callousness when they asked Ford to testify this coming Monday without completing an FBI probe first. Hirono said she is considering questioning Kavanaugh on Monday, even if Ford does not testify. Hirono said she is also in favor of subpoenaing Mark Judge, who was allegedly in the room during the alleged assault.
Hirono, on Sept. 5, asked Kavanaught questions about his history of sexual
assault, not knowing at the time a letter had been sent by Blasey Ford,
describing an assault by him. Photo from Hirono's Facebook
     The CNN interviewer noted that Ford reached out to a tip line in June, her local representative in July, and then sent a letter about the assaults to Sen. Diane Feinstein.
     Hirono, who questioned Kavanaugh on whether he was ever involved in a sexual assault as an adult, or ever involved with proceedings associated with a sexual assault, said she asks the same question of many nominees who come before her for confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The CNN interviewer asked if Kavanaugh being 17 at the time of the alleged assault changed Hirono's stance on his culpability, to which Hirono replied, "a 17-year-old is not a baby."
     During the interview, Hirono brought up confidential communications from women whom she said she she has know for many years. Two said they were raped. One was almost raped. The incidents took place many years ago. These women had never talked about them until telling Hirono, now, said the Senator. For these women, said Hirono, "the trauma continues. Not only do these women need to be heard; they need to be believed."
     Hirono stated Kavanaugh's appointment is being rushed through because Pres. Trump "wants his guy there to, he hopes, help him evade criminal or civil proceedings."
     She said she wanted to pose this question to her colleagues: "What if this was your daughter?"
     In an email Hirono sent out yesterday, titled "Step up and do the right thing for a change," she says, "I think we all know when something is unfair. As Americans, it's on all of us to take a stand and do what is right — regardless of political party. It's time to stand up for victims of sexual assault and harassment."
Hirono, speaking to CNN this morning. Photo from Hirono's Facebook
     Hirono says, "It is reprehensible for Republicans to go forward with their plan to fast track Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Their attitude is that Dr. Blasey Ford has been given a chance to testify, that she's refusing to do so, and so it's full speed ahead. Really? How about giving her a chance?"
     Hirono said she expects her "fellow members of Congress — men and women — to stand with me and demand an FBI investigation into this matter." Hirono's message for Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders, who she said are pushing for Kavanaugh's confirmation? "Step up and do the right thing for a change. Americans and your constituents deserve better than this rush job. If appointed, Brett Kavanaugh will be a lifetime appointee to the Supreme Court. We have one person who got to the Supreme Court under such a cloud. We should not be sending another."
     Hirono pointedly said that both men and women have a responsibility to step up and fight back against the culture of sexual assault and harassment, regardless of party. "This is not a party issue; this is an issue of whether or not we will believe survivors, stand by them, and give them the respect they deserve."
     See Hirono's interview on CNN from this morning. Read the letter Blasey Ford sent to Feinstein.

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   Sat., Sept. 22, 3:30pm, host Lanai @ Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 29, 11am, host Pāhoa
   Sat, Oct 6, 12pm, host Kohala
   Sat, Oct 13, BIIF Semi-Finals at Kamehameha
   Sat, Oct 20, BIIF Finals - Higher
Girls Volleyball:
   Thu., Sept. 20, 6pm, @ Honokaʻa
   Tue., Sept. 25, 6pm, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS
   Tues, Oct 2, 6pm, @ Kealakehe
   Fri, Oct 5, 6pm, host Keaʻau
   Wed, Oct 10, 6pm, @ Parker
   Fri, Oct 12, 6pm, host St. Joseph
   Mon, Oct 15, BIIF DII Qtr - Higher
   Wed, Oct 17, BIIF DII Semi-Finals @ Kona
   Thu, Oct 18, BIIF DII Finals @ Kona
Cross Country:
   Sat., Sept. 22, 9am, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS
   Sat, Oct 6, 2pm, @ Kealakehe
   Sat, Oct 13, BYE
   Sat, Oct 20, 9am, BIIF @ HPA
   Sat, Oct 27, 8:30am, HHSAA

STAINED GLASS BASICS II: EXTERIOR LAMP PROJECT, a four-session workshop led by Claudia McCall, is held at Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 22, 23, 29, and 30. Advanced registration is required as the workshop is limited to six adults.
     Students will use an off-the-shelf exterior light fixture and replace the existing glass with flat stained glass panels constructed during the class. "This is home décor with a personalized touch," states the event description on volcanoartcenter.org.
Make a stained glass exterior lamp at a Volcano Art Center workshop that
starts this weekend. Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
     McCall provides several patterns from which to choose, though students are welcome to bring their own ideas. Participants complete the workshop with a finished exterior lamp, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.
     Class fee is $90 for Volcano Art Center members, $100 for non-members, plus a $30 supply fee. An additional $30 supply fee will be charged for students who wish to purchase the light fixture from Volcano Art Center. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.
     McCall started working in stained glass in 2006, when a friend gifted her with a piece. "She loved the way the sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities of interpreting the natural world, and interest spurred by her mother’s love of art and her grandmother’s love of birding. Her goal is to interpret Hawai‘i's unique environment through the stylized lens of stained glass," states the event description.
     Register online at volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.

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Ocean View Community Association Board Meeting, Wed., Sept. 19, 12:30pmOcean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Arts and Crafts Activity: Friendship Bracelets, Wed., Sept. 19, 3-4pm, Kahuku Park, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. For all ages. Register Sept. 10-14. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Arts and Crafts Activity: Handprint Tree Art, Wed., Sept. 19, 3:30-5pm, Pāhala Community Center. For keiki in grades K-8. Register Sept. 13-18. Free. hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation, 928-3102

Hawaiʻi Disability Legal Services, Thu., Sept. 20, 9-noon, Ocean View Community Centerovcahi.org, 939-7033, ovcahawaii@gmail.com

5th Annual Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run, Sat., Sept. 22, 7am, Kaʻū Coffee Mill, Wood Valley. Register online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145 until midnight, Sept. 20. Fees: 5K, $35/person; 10K, $45/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $55/person. Fees increase Sept. 10: $55/person; 10K, $65/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $75/person. Race day registration ends at 6:30am; all fees increase to $75/person. kaucoffeemill.com. Event organizers: ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, okaukakou.org.

Fountain Grass Removal - Volunteer Day, Sat., Sept. 22, 9-3pm, meet at Ocean View Community Center. Hosted and sponsored by Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. No sign-up necessary. ovcahi.org, 939-7033

Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project w/Claudia McCall, Sat./Sun., Sept. 22, 23, 29, and 30, 9-noon, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Students complete the 4-session workshop with a finished exterior lamp and basic skills to continue working with stained glass. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member, plus $30 supply fee for light fixture. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience welcome. Advanced registration required. Class size limited. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Birth of Kahuku, Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Explore rich geologic history of Kahuku on this easy-to-moderate hike that traverses the vast 1868 lava flow, with different volcano features and formations. Learn about the Hawaiian hotspot and the creation of Kahuku. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Reopening of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, main park, limited sections, 10am, Sat., Sept. 22. See nps.gov/havo/recovery.htm for more.

Exhibit - One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon, Mon.-Sat., Sept. 22-Oct 6, 10-4pm, Volcano Art Centers Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Original paintings, drawings, and other objects. Public invited to free opening reception Sat., Sept. 22, 5-7pm. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Saudades, The Longing: 2018 Commemoration of the 140th Anniversary of the Arrivals of Hawaiʻi's First Portuguese Immigrant Families is being celebrated by islandwide traveling presentations that are free and open to the public. Kaʻū location: Pāhala Community Center, Sept. 22, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Flameworking - An Introductory Class w/Nash Adams-Pruitt, Sat., Sept. 22, 2-4:30pm, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Students complete workshop with a finished design of their own and basic skills to continue flameworking. $155/VAC member, $160/non-member, plus $40 supply fee. Advanced registration required. Class sized limited. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund Beach Clean-up w/Anderson ʻOhana's CF Campaign, Sat., Sept. 22, contact in advance for meet up time at Waiʻōhinu Park. 4WD required; no space available in HWF vehicles. Free; donations appreciated. kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com, wildhawaii.org

People and Land of Kahuku, Sun., Sept. 239:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Guided, 2.5-mile, moderately difficult hike over rugged terrain focuses on the area's human history. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Kaʻū Homeschool Co–op Group, Mon., Sept. 24, 1pm, Ocean View Community Center. A parent-led homeschool activity/social group building community in Kaʻū. Contact prior to attending to confirm location in case of field trip. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

HOVE Road Maintenance Corp. Meeting, Tue., Sept. 25, 10am, 92-8979 Lehua Lane, Ocean View. hoveroad.com, 929-9910, gm@hoveroad.com

Kaʻū Food Pantry, Tue., Sept. 25, 11:30-1pm, St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View.

After Dark Near the Park: A Hawaiian Perspective of Pele, Tue., Sept. 25, 7pm, Volcano Art Center Auditorium. Cultural Practitioner, Professor, and Researcher Leialoha Kaleimamahu of Kaimu and Mokuhulu in Puna shares a Hawaiian perspective of Kīlauea's current eruptive activity. Hear about Pele through chant, mele, and moʻolelo (stories) passed down from generation to generation. Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Call 985-6011. Free; donations help support park programs. nps.gov/HAVO

Kōkua Kupuna Project, Wed., Sept. 26, 9-11am, 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 Hawaiʻi - referral required from Hawaiʻi County Office of Aging at 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

Craft Class, Wed., Sept. 26, 9:30-10:30am, PARENTS, Inc., Nāʻālehu. Free. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Arts and Crafts Activity: Beaded Wind Chime, Wed., Sept. 26, 3:30-5pm, Pāhala Community Center. For keiki in grades K-8. Register Sept. 19-25. Free. hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation, 928-3102

Disaster Recovery Center Closes Sept. 29. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pāhoa Neighborhood Center at 15-3022 Kauhale St. Survivors who have left the area, call 800-621-3362.

5th Annual Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run Registration Open, online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145. Fees through Thursday, Sept. 20: 5K, $55/person; 10K, $65/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $75/person. On Race Day, $75 per person, any race. Race Day is Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 a.m.. Races begin and end at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, kaucoffeemill.com. Event organizers: ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, okaukakou.org.

Park Beautification Day at Kahuku Park in HOVE for all ages on Friday, Sept. 28, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is open through Sept. 26. Free to attend. For more, call Teresa Anderson at 929-9113 or visit the park during business hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation.

Free Beaded Wind Chime Arts and Crafts Activity at Pāhala Community Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., for keiki in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Register through Sept. 25. For more, call 928-3102 or visit the community center during business hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, from noon to 8 p.m., or Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See 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.

Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschools Temporary Nāʻālehu Location is Kauahaʻao Church in Waiʻōhinu. Meeting days and times remain the same: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Pāhala site program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Pāhala Community Center.
     Tūtū and Me also offers home visits to those with keiki zero to five years old, to aid with parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate listening ear. Free. Visits last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, total of 12 visits. Snacks are provided.
     To enroll in either program, fill out enrollment forms found at pidf.org/programs/tutu_and_me/enrollment_forms, or call Linda Bong at 464-9634. Questions: Clark at 929-8571 or eclark@pidfountation.org.

Harmony Educational Services, Home Based Educational Programs - Open Enrollment through Oct 15; harmonyed.com/hawaii. Partnered with four local public charter schools, Harmony offers benefits of homeschooling with resources available to public schools. Interested families can also contact Rayna Williams at rwilliams@harmonyed.com or 430-9798.

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