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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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Legendary Hawaiian musician and teacher Cyril Pahinui giving a class at Kaʻū High School.
Photo by Julia Neal
RENOWNED HAWAIIAN MUSICIAN CYRIL PAHINUI, who spent time in Kaʻū teaching young musicians slack key and performing, and won three Grammys and 19 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, is drawing praise for the journey of his life. He passed away last Saturday after a long illness. Pahinui, who learned from his father, the famed Gabby Pahinui, was famous for his voice and his skill at slack key guitar. He earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Arts.
Demetrius Oliviera, Cyril Pahinui, and Gene Beck performing on Lanaʻi at Debbie
 and Kawehi Ryder's festival. Photo by Malian Lahey
     Pahinui met his wife in Pāhala when she was hosting a music workshop. Together, they founded the Seattle Slack Key Festival, which reached its tenth year Nov. 11. Chelle and Cyril also produced several shows and learning opportunities for youth of Kaʻū, with Cyril teaching at such venues as Kaʻū High School. Among Pahinui's students was Moses Espaniola, who became a guitar teacher to Kaʻū youth on Panihui's behalf.
     Pahinui performed at Kaʻū Coffee Festivals. He traveled to Lanaʻi to perform with Kumu Hula Debbie Leonalani Ryder's Hālau Hulua O Leionalani, along with Kaʻū musicians Demetrius Oliveira and Gene Beck. In 2014, Pahinui performed at the Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū Cultural Festival in Pāhala.
Moses Espaniola, in 2012, a student
teacher of Cyril Pahinui.
     Pahinui, 68, had been hospitalized since 2016, following a collapsed lung.
     His festivals, recordings, and teachings through his students live on. See many messages of appreciation for the life of Cyril Pahinui at facebook.com/cyril.pahinui. Service arrangements are pending.

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MAYOR HARRY KIM WILL UNDERGO SURGERY on Friday at Straub Clinic in Honolulu, for arterial blockage of blood flow to his legs. In a statement, the mayor indicated he wants to be back on the plane right away: "I have to be home because I want to be in the Christmas Parade with my granddaughter on Saturday."

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OPPONENTS OF PLACING THE THIRTY METER TELESCOPE ON MAUNA KEA went to court again on Monday, this time asking the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling to let the project go forward. According to an AP report this evening, the filing contended that the correct approach was that of Judge Michael Wilson, the lone dissenter in the 4-1 ruling. He wrote that consideration of cultural resources is mandatory in the approval process. 

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JAZZ IN THE FOREST will be reborn on Saturday, Dec. 8, with the annual Pre-Christmas Concert, featuring Jeannine Guillory, Loren Wilken, JP Thoma, Matt Spencer, and Noa Eads. All concerts will be at the Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at about 7 p.m.
     Tickets start at $20 for VAC members, $25 for non-members. Wine, beer, pupus, and snacks are available for purchase at most events. Tickets are available for sale online, at VAC's Administration Office in Volcano Village, and at VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online for a particular event is the Friday before the event up until the close of business, 5 p.m. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show or may be picked up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A performance of Jazz in the Forest. Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
      Jazz in the Forest 2019 schedule is: Jan. 13 - Maggie Herron with Paul Lindberg; Feb. 9  - Love the Arts fundraising event for Volcano Art Center; Feb. 23 - Jazz in the Forest Tribute to Miles Davis; March 9  - Rebecca Folsom with Rainforest Mele; April 13 -  Jazz Goes to the Movies; May 5 - Cinco de Mayo with The University of Hawaiʻi Jazz Band, directed by Trever Veilleux, in the annual Zappa celebration; May 12 - Mother's Day classical concert with flute, harpsichord, and piano, featuring Melanie Oldfather and JP Thoma performing Telemann, Mozart, Handel, Bolling, and Piazzolla; June 8 - Summer Jazz in the Forest with Binti Bailey and Larry Seyer performing their musical Shape of Water; July 8 - Volcano Art Center Bluegrass or Hawaiian concert; Aug. 10 - Jazz in the Forest presents a Samba Trip to Brazil; Sept. 14 - Rainforest Mele; Oct. 12  - Harvest Jazz in the Forest - costumes optional; Dec. 7 - A Salute to the USA with swinging  jazz from the 1940s.

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Santa and helpers in Pāhala Christmas Parade, organized by Eddie Andrade,
 in its 40th year on Sunday, Dec. 9, beginning at 1 p.m. Photo by Julia Neal
PĀHALA CHRISTMAS PARADE participants are getting ready with their floats, classic vehicles, marchers, music, and decorations. The annual event is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 9, beginning at the corner of Pikake and Pakalana Streets at 1 p.m., and ending with treats at the Holy Rosary Church on Pikake Street.
     The parade saunters through the hillside village of Pāhala, where residents watch from their porches and yards. It stops at Kaʻū Hospital, where long term patients and staff greet the participants and Santa hands the on-call physician a beer in a paper bag.
     This is the 40th year of the parade, organized by Eddie Andrade, family, and friends. 

Lorilee Lorenzo's image of ranch life in Kaʻū, one of five
of her images in Hawaiʻi Photography Show in Hilo. 
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LORILEE LORENZO PHOTOGRAPHY will be shown at Hawaiʻi Photo Show 2019 at Wailoa Center, sponsored by Hilo Photography Club. Five digital photo entries entered by the Pāhala High School Senior were chosen for display and judging, among the 150 of 249 entries selected. Results of the final judging by award winning travel and landscape photographer Laurent Martres will be announced at a ceremony on Jan. 4 at Wailoa Center.
     Lorenzo, a rodeo queen and horsewoman who grew up in a ranching family in Kaʻū, specializes in photographing agrarian life and nature in Kaʻū, including the colorful skyline and mountains.
     Lorenzo said, "I am very excited to have been selected. My job now is to create framed photos as attractive as possible for the judge to see. I am very thankful for The Kaʻū Calendar News Briefs, for announcing this contest, giving me the chance to enter. Otherwise I wouldn't have known about it."

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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 High Winter Sports Schedule 
through end of 2018
Girls Basketball:
Nov. 23 and 24, Fri. and Sat., Kaʻū Tourney
Dec. 3, Mon., @Konawaena, 6pm
Dec. 5, Wed., @Waiakea, 6pm
Dec. 15, Sat., host Laupāhoehoe, 2pm
Dec. 17, Mon., host HPA, 6pm
Dec. 19, Wed., host Kohala, 6pm
Dec. 22, Sat., @Parker, 4:30pm

Boys Basketball:
Nov. 28-Dec. 1, Wed.-Sat., Waiakea and Keaʻau Preseason Tourney, Varsity
Dec. 15, Sat., host Pāhoa
Dec. 18, Tue., @Keaʻau
Dec. 27., Thu., @Kealakehe

Nov. 24, Sat., @Konawaena
Dec. 1, Sat., @Hilo
Dec. 8, Sat., @Waiakea
Dec. 15, Sat., @Oʻahu
Dec. 22, Sat., @Oʻahu

Nov. 28, Thu., Girls host Kealakehe, Boys host MLA
Dec. 1, Sat., @Honokaʻa
Dec. 3, Mon., host Kamehameha
Dec. 5, Wed., host Pāhoa
Dec. 8, Sat., Boys host Kohala
Dec., 11, Tue., @Kamehameha
Dec., 13, Thu., Girls host Makualani
Dec. 19, Wed., host HPA
Dec. 22, Sat., host Waiakea
Dec. 29, Sat., @Kona

Dec. 8, Sat., @HPA, 10am
Dec. 29, Sat., @Kamehameha, 10am

RETURN TO THE WILD, ONE YEAR LATER: AN UPDATE ON THE REINTRODUCTION EFFORTS OF ‘ALALĀ, takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, starting at 7 p.m. in the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Through intensive conservation efforts 11 reintroduced ‘Alalā, the endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow, have survived in native Hawaiian forest for over a year.
     Rachel Kingsley, Education and Outreach Associate for The ‘Alalā Project, provides an update on the birds that have been reintroduced, as well as plans for future reintroductions. She will be joined by special guests, Jackie Gaudioso-Levita, Project Coordinator, Paul Banko, USGS Wildlife Biologist, and Alison Greggor, PhD., Postdoctoral Research Associate with San Diego Zoo Global, who will be available to answer questions and share their knowledge about this highly intelligent and unique crow species, integral to native Hawaiian ecosystems and culture.
     The After Dark in the Park program is co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; donations help support park programs. Park entrance fees apply. For more, call 985-6011. See nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes.

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Turkey Trot, Wed., Nov. 21, noon-1:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For grades Pre-K to 6. Register Nov. 5 to 21. Joint program with Pāhala Elementary School. Homeschooled keiki welcome to register and attend. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Ocean View Community Association Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 21, 12:30pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Thanksgiving Nature Wreath, Arts & Crafts Activity, Wed., Nov. 21, 3-4pm, Kahuku Park, HOVE For ages 6-12. Register Nov. 13 to 22. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Fall Wreath of Thanks, Arts & Crafts Activity, Wed., Nov. 21, 3:30-5pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For grades K-8. Register Nov. 13 to 20. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner, Thu., Nov. 22, noon-3pm, Ocean View Community Center. Sponsored and hosted by Ocean View Community Association. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Thanksgiving Buffet, Thu., Nov. 22, 2-6pm, Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Café, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Menu includes: Roast Turkey, Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham, and "all the fixins." Meal tickets: $22.95/Adult, $12.95/Child (6-11 years old). Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356, 967-8371, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Thanksgiving Dinner, Thu., Nov. 22, 3pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

6th Annual Preseason Food Drive Girls Basketball Tournament at Kaʻū District Gym happens Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Teams from Kaʻū, Laupāhoehoe, Lanaʻi, Kealakehe, Keaʻau, and Pāhoa will play. Entry costs are: Free with a canned good item, for those five and under, or for students with a BIIF card; $1 for keiki grades K-8; $2 for seniors; $3 for students without a BIIF card and adults.

Registration for Charades, open Nov. 23-30, Kahuku Park, HOVE Program, for ages 6-12, held Dec. 7, 2-3pm. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Kīlauea Military Camp Holiday Challenge, daily, Nov. 23-Jan. 1, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. All invited to see and vote for their favorite decorated cottage. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8371, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Volcano Village Artists Hui 32nd Annual Studio Tour & Sale, Fri.-Sun., Nov. 23-25, 10-4pm, see map at volcanovillageartistshui.com. Meet artists and view wide variety of artwork on display and available for purchase.

Kamahalo Craft Fair, Fri., Nov. 23, 9-4pm, Sat., Nov. 24, 9-3pm, Cooper Center on Wright Rd, Volcano Village. More than 30 vendors on hand with homemade, handmade, and homegrown items. Volunteers provide soups and food. Sponsored by Cooper Center Council. Proceeds used to fund community activities and Volcano Friends Feeding Friends hot meal program. See thecoopercenter.org for vendor form. Linda Ugalde, 936-9705, kilaueatutu@gmail.com

Small Business Saturday takes place at Kalae Coffee and Hawaiian Flowers at 94-2166 South Point Road, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 24. The event aims help residents of Ka‘ū "Show your love for local" by connecting customers to local small businesses so they may easily buy local for the holidays.
     The following local vendors will be present: Karen Dusenbery DoTERRA Essential Oils; Heidi's LuLaRoe; Crooked C Ranch; Yolanda's Gifts & Creations; Art by tabby; Navarro Coffee Farm; Sticks and Stones; J & J Farm; Hawaiian Inspired Jewelry by Malia; Hawaiian Grindz; Infinite High; Fresh Pit; Gallery on the Go; Tropical Trappings; Paparazzi Accessories by CindyE; KaLae Therapeutic Massage; Jacquolyn McMurray, Author; Nurturing Gemstones; Alena Griffey Norwex Consultant; Beyond Organic Consulting; alikka TAG; KULOLO made by the Pua's; Dr. Frederick Kennedy, Chiropractor; Ariix; LeiMona; Ohi‘a Soap Lodge; Kanahele Jewelers and Shaved Ice.

Realms & Divisions of Kahuku, Sat., Nov. 24, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately difficult, two-mile, guided hike on Kahuku Unit's newest trail, Pu‘u Kahuku, explores the traditional Hawaiian classification system. Bring snack. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Kīlauea Crisis Support Group Meeting, Sat., Nov. 24, 10-11am, Ocean View Community Center. Drinks and snacks provided. Reoccurring every last Saturday of the month sponsored by CARE Hawai‘i, Inc. - Team Ahā, Crisis Counseling Program. 329-4817

8th Annual Floating Lantern Celebration, "Honoring Past, Present & Future Generations," happens Saturday, Nov. 24, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach Park. The event is a scholarship fundraiser, with lanterns and limited edition t-shirts for sale. Entertainment includes Hilo Okinawa Kobudo Taiko Drummers, Tai Chi and Qidong demonstrations, and local musicians. The celebration is sponsored by Kaʻū Rural Health Community Association, and funded by Kaʻū Council member Maile David. Call 928-0101 for more.

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Artist's Volunteer Clean-up at Kamilo, Sun., Nov. 25, contact in advance for meet up time. Limited seats available, BYO-4WD welcome. Free; donations appreciated. RSVP to kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com or call 769-7629 for more.

‘Ōhi‘a Lehua, Sun, Nov. 25, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Learn about vital role of ‘ōhi‘a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, and many forms of ‘ōhi‘a tree and its flower on this free, easy, one-mile walk. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Free Diabetes Management Program held by Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi in Kaʻū on Monday, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. Registration required; sign up to be a Hui Mālama client at hmono.org or call 808-969-9220. Location of classes given to attendees after signing up. For those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Keep up to date at facebook.com/HMONO.org.

Registration for Christmas Cards & Ornaments open Nov. 27-30, multi-purpose room, Ka‘ū District Gym, Pāhala. Program, for ages 5-12, held Dec. 1 and 8. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Ka‘ū Food Pantry, Tue., Nov. 27, 11:30-1pm, St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View.

After Dark in the Park, Return to the Wild, One Year Later: An Update on the Reintroduction Efforts of ‘Alalā, Tue., Nov. 27, 7pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Through intensive conservation efforts, 11 reintroduced ‘Alalā – endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow – have survived in native Hawaiian forest for over a year. 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

Annual Christmas in the Country Event is open at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park through Sunday, Nov. 26, daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free; Park entrance fees apply. In addition to the artwork, gallery visitors can find unique holiday offerings of island-inspired gifts, ornaments and decorations made by Hawai‘i Island artists, including Volcano Art Center exclusives. For more, call 967-8222, or visit volcanoartcenter.org.

19th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibition is open at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free; Park entrance fees apply. The exhibition presents one-of-a-kind wreaths in a variety of imaginative media, techniques, and styles, from the whimsical to the traditional, with this year's theme of Home for the Holidays - inspired by the four month closure of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. For more, call 967-8222, or visit volcanoartcenter.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

Substitute School Health Assistant Positions are available. Qualifications: CPR and First Aid certifications, and a high school diploma or equivalent. Training begins in 2019. Contact Kristy Loo for more at look@hkkk.k12.hi.us.

Kīlauea Military Camp's Holiday Challenge is open for viewing starting Friday, Nov. 23, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. The event features a row of cottages along the front of the camp decorated in with various characters and Christmas decor - with Kīlauea Military Camp employees responsible and competing for a popularity vote. The public is invited to admire the decorations and vote for their favorite decorated cottage. Kīlauea Military Camp is open to all authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. Call 967-8371 for additional information. See kilaueamilitarycamp.com.

Basic Stretch and Strengthening Exercise Class, sponsored by Hui Mālama Ola Nū ʻŌiwi, happens Wednesdays at Nāʻālehu Community Center and Thursdays at Pāhala Senior Center; no classes on Thanksgiving, or between Dec. 14 and Jan. 8. The free classes – donations accepted – run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The class offers "basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch." Learn more at hmono.orgfacebook.com/HMONO.org/, @hui_malama_ on Instagram, or call 808-969-9220.

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 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.

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