About The Kaʻū Calendar

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, September 23, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Sunday, September 23, 2018

Proud Portuguese Paniolo Casey De Silva, a member of the Paniolo Hall of Fame, enjoyed his heritage
 at a history display and celebration at Pāhala Community Center on Saturday. As with many Portuguese,
his wife Blossom is Hawaiian. Photos by Julia Neal
Dr. Marlene Hapai displays the stitchery from her
family from the Portuguese Madeira Island.
MANY DISPLAYS OF PORTUGUESE FAMILIES' CULTURE, MUSIC, AND FOOD filled Pāhala Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 22, as the celebration of the 140th anniversary of the Portuguese arriving in Hawaiʻi traveled around the island.
     Two short films told the stories of Portuguese families Serrao and Andrade making their way from sailing ships, to the sugar plantations, to becoming entrepreneurs, their children striving through education and into success. The stories told of the multiethnic societies that developed with Hawaiian and Portuguese hybrid music, food, and fishing traditions. The films showed a classic humor
Darlyne Vierra, of the Kaʻū Multicultural Society, displayed
many family photos from Portuguese families.
among family members, and diverse people who worked together, which drew laughter of understanding from viewers.
     On display were the handicrafts of the Portuguese, who introduced and made ʻukulele in Hawaiʻi. Also known for fine hand stitching, the Portuguese made purses, clothing, and table covers, and carved wooden objects, some of them on display from generations ago. Also famous and embedded in Hawaiian culture is the Portuguese oven and its sweeetbread.
     A collection of Portuguese family photos from Kaʻū came from Darlyne Vierra and the Kaʻū Multicultural Society, showing off the many skills in the community, from cowboy to sugar worker and supervisor, from dairy owner to rancher. A tree with paper hearts imprinted with Portuguese family names honored those who came here and settled.
     Music came from Sophia Hanoa, who played guitar and sang Portuguese songs. There was a Portuguese pork dish served on Portuguese bread. The famous Portuguese sweetbread was on sale, along with decorative shirts celebrating Portuguese history in Hawaiʻi.
Francis, Freitas, and Gouveia are three of
the Portuguese families with photos
on display in Pāhala. 
Sophia Hanoa sang and played
Portuguese music.
     Upcoming will be a dedication of the site for the new Saudades, Hawaiʻi Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Cultural and Education Center in Hilo, a Portuguese Founders Ball, and a visit from the Consul General from Portugal, who is based in San Francisco.
     See more on the history of the Portuguese in Hawaiʻi in the Sept. 20 Kaʻū News Briefs.

To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see Facebook. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. See our online calendars and our latest print edition at kaucalendar.com.

WITH TWO FEDERAL, STATE, AND COUNTY FLOOD MEETINGS for the public coming up this week, the County Council was able to confirm an agreement with the U.S. Geological Service last week. The USGS and county will continue to cooperate to monitor floods and gather more data to improve land management and planning to prevent damage to properties and lives. The Council voted to move the measure quickly past the Finance Committee and funded $45,472 to be used by USGS.
     A communication obtained by Big Island Video News says, "This program is to collect data to map flood-prone areas for land-use management and the planning and designing of flood management systems such as bridges, culverts and levees."
     The flood meetings are for both property owners and renters, and will detail the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA Flood Insurance Specialist Kathy Graff and Insurance Education Specialist Chanel Hondo will make presentations, and state Department of Land and Natural Resources staff will go over flood maps and property locations with the public. County personnel will help building owners to understand permitting for repairs and new construction in Special Flood Hazard Areas.
     The Hilo meeting is Tuesday at the Aupuni Center Conference Room at 101 Pauʻahi Street, Suite 101, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Kona meeting is on Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at West Hawaiʻi Civic Center, Building A 74-5044 Keohokalole Hwy.

To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see Facebook. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. See our online calendars and our latest print edition at kaucalendar.com.

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
   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:
   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:
   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

LEARN THE ART OF ZENTANGLE'S GHOSTING TECHNIQUE, also known as Ghosttangles, with Lydia Meneses at a class hosted by Volcano Art Center at their Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event description on volcanoartcenter.org states that the technique adds "a haunting aspect and a mystical-whisper feeling to our artwork, by using a light touch of our trustworthy mini graphite pencil."
Lydia Meneses guides students in learning
Zentagle's ghosting technique.
Image from volcanoartcenter.org
     The class goes beyond dots, string, and shading with a pencil, with students taught methods to add softness, contour, and texture to their line movements. "Our graphite accents will definitely enhance our pen work as we experiment with the concept of ghosting," continues the event description.
     All materials are supplied or available for borrowing. Students' kits include Zentangle tiles, kneaded eraser, and mini graphite pencil. The class is open to all levels, and no Zentangle or art experience is necessary.
     The class is guided with Zentangle's traditional ceremony and method: Gratitude, Appreciation, Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Awareness. An overview of Zentangle art method will be introduce to those new to Zentangle art.
     The class is $30 per Volcano Art Center member, or $35 per non-member, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Participants are asked to bring a light refreshment to share. Register online at volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.

To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see Facebook. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. See our online calendars and our latest print edition at kaucalendar.com.

People and Land of Kahuku, Sun., Sept. 23, 9:30-12:30pm, 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

Kaʻū Community Children's Council, Thu., Sept. 27, 12-1:30pm, Punaluʻu Bake Shop. Monthly meeting provides local forum for all community members to come together as equal partners to discuss and positively affect multiple systems' issues for the benefit of all students, families, and communities. Chad Domingo, text 808-381-2584, domingoc1975@yahoo.com, ccco.k12.hi.us

Volcano Friends Feeding Friends, Thu., Sept. 27, 4-6pm, Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Free community dinner for all. Additional packaged goods to take home for those in need. Donations and volunteers encouraged. 967-7800, thecoopercenter.org

Coffee Talk - The 1868 Eruption in Kaʻū: Disruption and Destruction, Fri., Sept. 28, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Join the discussion with rangers and other park visitors. Kaʻū coffee, tea, and pastries available for purchase. Free. nps.gov/HAVO

Park Beautification Day, Fri., Sept. 28, 1:30-4pm, Kahuku Park, Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. For all ages. Register Sept. 19-26. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Volunteer Day, The Nature Conservancy, Sat., Sept. 29, 8-3pm, either Kona Hema or Kaʻū Preserve, contact for confirmation. Tools, gloves, and stories provided. Space is limited. Reserve a space in a 4wd TNC truck in advance. Sponsored in part by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. Contact Mel Johansen at or Shalan Crysdale at scrysdale@tnc.org. tnc.org

Paths and Trails, Sat., Sept. 29, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Moderately-difficult, 2-mile, hike with some of the most spectacular overlooks in Kahuku. Discover the ways people, animals, and plants got to Kahuku and the paths they follow. Free. nps.gov/HAVO
Story Time with Lindsey Miller from PARENTS, Inc., Mon., Oct. 1, 2:30-3:15pm, Nā‘ālehu Public Library. 333-3460, lindsey@hawaiiparents.org

Disaster Recovery Center Closes Saturday, 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.

One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon. Exhibit open Mon.-Sat., through Oct. 6, 10-3pm, Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. Original paintings, drawings, and other objects. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

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 Preschool's 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.

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

To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see Facebook. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. See our online calendars and our latest print edition at kaucalendar.com.