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Monday, October 28, 2019

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Monday, October 28, 2019

Sugar Farm Homestead won the Edmund C. Olson Entrepreneur Award and $25,000 on Saturday.
Photo from Sugar Hill Farmstead
THE EDMUND C. OLSON ENTREPRENEUR AWARD was presented Saturday to Sugar Hill Farmstead and its founders Brittany and Bodhi Anderson, who won the annual Hawaiʻi Island Business Plan Competition. Olson, founder of Kaʻū Coffee Mill, said today that starting businesses and encouraging others to do the same brings him great joy, and has helped to make his life both prosperous and happy. He said he is honored to to be a sponsor of the Hawaiʻi Island Business Plan Competition.
Brittany Anderson
Photo from Sugar Hill Farmstead
     The finals were held Saturday at Palamanui Campus of Hawaiʻi Community College in Kona, with the following finalists: Koa Wood Ranch, Pure Mana Hawaiʻi, Sugar Hill Farmstead, Surf Cottage, Western Aloha, Good Karma Spa & Neuter Clinic, Oribe Tea, and Upcycle  Hawaiʻi.
     The Andersons' business plan is to create a Community Supported Agriculture enterprise to distribute, pasture raised meats and produce for delivery to homes. Sugar Hill came in first among enterprises in the competition. 
     Alapake Nahele-a, a judge in the competition, said Sugar Hill Farmstead "clearly is helping to meet a need on our island that
would transform the way that we consume, how we relate to our food, on Island."
Bodhi Anderson
Photo from Sugar Hill Farmstead
     The Hawaiʻi Island Business Plan Competition is conducted in three rounds. Round one is submission of a seven-page business plan based on the HIplan template. After review by a team of judges, the top 15 plans move to Round two, and a 12-minute live presentation before judges. The top eight move to the third and final round.
     Hawaiʻi Island Business Competition finals are free and open to the public. This year's sponsors were Edmund C. Olson Trust II, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Hawaiʻi Community College, Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce, Ulupono Initiative, Pacific Media Group, and the County of Hawaiʻi.
     According to the competition's website, the competition is open to "individuals or groups - for-profit or non-profit - whose business plan focuses on developing startup or expanding a business based on Hawaiʻi Island.
     "The purpose of the Competition is to stimulate development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Hawaiʻi Island. The competition encourages contestants to develop or refine their business plans towards developing viable new businesses on Hawaiʻi Island. Real estate developments are excluded from the competition."
Edmond C. Olson hands the $25,000 check to Sugar Hill Farmstead's
Brittany Anderson. Photo from Big Island Video News
     In addition to the grand prize of the $25,000 Edmund Olson Entrepreneur Award, a special category for the Student Tuition Scholarship Business Plan Competition awarded winners UH Hilo and HCC tuition scholarships.
     The competition has been held since 2016. Past winners are Ono Queens, Sunshine Pediatric Clinic, and Big Island Coffee Roasters. Student Scholarship Awards have gone to Lava Forge Metalcraft, Kupaʻa Tax and Accounting, and Student Corner. A prize that provides advertising for the new businesses have gone to Alakai Academy and Hawaiʻi Electrical Maintenance Services.
     Read more and find out about entering next years Hawaiʻūi Island Business Plan Competition at bbibp.org. See more coverage at Big Island Video News.

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Wally Ito, limu expert, will share his knowledge at
this Saturday's Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū at
Pāhala Community Center.
LIMU EXPERT WALLY ITO will be among the many cultural practitioners at this Saturday's Hoʻokupu No Kaʻū Cultural Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center. Ito is a marine biologist who raises limu and monitors the seaweed beds around the state.
Limu huluhulu waena, favored
 by Queen Liliʻuokalani.
Photo from U.H.
     Ito often talks about the history of limu in Hawaiʻi and its importance in Hawaiian culture, in providing micronutrients for the diet. He researches ancient Hawaiian methods of cultivation, including efforts to transplant limu from one nearshore water to another, which was apparently attempted by Liliʻuokalani, who favored the seaweed limu pakeleawaʻa or limu huluhulu waena.
     Imu says that a healthy population of limu supports the fish population in the islands, as the base of the marine food chain.
     The festival is sponsored by Kumu Hula Debbie Ryder and Kawehi Ryder, and features hula, other ethnic dance, music, food, and educational displays and workshops.
     See hookupukau.org.

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UAS flies over Kīlaeua Caldera to drop down to the new green, scalding lake in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater
to take photos, a water sample, and to measure gases. Photo by Janice Wei/NPS
USGS scientists check out the water sample from the new hot
green lake in Halemaʻumaʻu. Photo by Janice Wei/NPS
PHOTOGRAPHS, GAS MEASUREMENTS, AND A WATER SAMPLE from the "scalding hot surface" of the new lake at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano are expected to produce data soon to be released.
     Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park reports that on Saturday, "our colleagues at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory took the next step in unlocking the secrets of a lake of water that has risen over the last few months from deep within the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. They launched a specialized unmanned aircraft system, UAS... Once the data is analyzed, USGS will announce its findings."
     To learn more about this intriguing body of water, which has never been observed in Halema‘uma‘u crater in the history of monitoring Kīlauea, visit the park website at nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm.

The drone took photos, measured gasses, and picked
up a water sample. Photo by Janice Wei/NPS
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THE TITLE VIII NURSING WORKFORCE REAUTHORIZATION ACT passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. It is a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14), who are co-chairs of Congressional Nursing Caucus. The bill would reauthorize federal funding for nursing workforce and education programs to help grow and support the nursing workforce in the United States.
     The bill passed the House by voice vote. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.
     Said Gabbard, "There is a dire need of nurses all across this country, with rural and underserved communities most negatively impacted. Nurses are the heartbeat of our healthcare system, and this shortage is a crisis that impacts everyone. This bill will help make it easier to educate, train, and grow the number of nurses across the country. The Senate must quickly take up and pass our bipartisan bill so that we can build the 21st Century nursing workforce we need."
     Joyce said, "As the proud husband of a nurse, I know full-well that nurses are the backbone of our nation's health care system. Any challenge facing nurses hurts the wellbeing of the American people. Unfortunately, we are on the verge of a nursing shortage that will leave far too many without the care they need. That's why my colleagues and I on the Congressional Nursing Caucus introduced this bill; to ensure that those interested in pursuing a career in nursing have access to the education and training opportunities necessary to do so. I applaud the House for passing this important legislation and urge the Senate to act quickly so we can get it signed into law as soon as possible."

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2019 Kaʻū High School Fall Athletics Schedule
See khpes.org/athletics-home for details and updates

Football, Division II:
Fri. and Sat., Nov. 1 and 2, Div II BIIF Championship
Fri. and Sat., Nov. 15 and 16, HHSAA Div II Semifinals
Fri., Nov. 29, HHSAA Div II Championship

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Trail Less Traveled, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m., Devastation Trail Parking Lot, HVNP. Moderate, 2 mile, 2 hour roundtrip hike. $40/person. Register online. Family friendly. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.orgfhvnp.org

Ka‘ū Food Pantry, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 11:30a.m.-1p.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View. Volunteers welcome. Dave Breskin, 319-8333

Kōkua Kupuna Project, Wednesday, Oct. 30 – last Wednesday, monthly – 9-11a.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

Ka‘ū Food Basket, Thursday, Oct. 31, 11a.m.-noon, multipurpose room, Ka‘ū District Gym, Pāhala.

Volcano Friends Feeding Friends, Thursday, Oct. 31, 4-6p.m., 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

Trunk or Treat at Kaʻū District Gym will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Organized by Kaʻū High and Pāhala Elementary school, the free event offers a haunted house, healthy recipes, a family-friendly atmosphere, and Trunk or Treat, where keiki and youth go from parked car to car, asking for treats.
     For those interested in participating in Trunk or Treat, distributing goodies, prizes will be awarded for the best decorated car: Most Beautiful, Most Original, Spookiest, and a special awards for teachers or staff who decorate; decoration not required. Contact Nona at 928-3102 or Angie Miyashiro at 313-4100.

Exhibit - 45th Tiny Treasures Invitational, daily through Nov. 3, 9a.m.-5p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery. Features small works created at the Volcano Collaboration. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-7565, volcanoartcenter.org

Paper Bag Pumpkin Activity Registration, through Nov. 5, Ka‘ū District Gym. Program takes place Wednesday, Nov. 6, 3:30-5p.m., multipurpose room. Grades K-6. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Read To Me Activity Registration, through Nov. 6, Ka‘ū District Gym. Program takes place Thursdays, Nov. 7-21, 3:30-5p.m., multipurpose room. Grades K-6. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

West Hawai‘i Master Gardeners Program Accepting Applications through Nov. 15, cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/whmgprogram/HOME/West-Hawaii. Classes take place Jan. 14 - April 17, 2020, every Tuesday, 9a.m.-noon. $200/person.

P&R Track & Field Practice Registration, through Nov. 20, Kahuku Park. Ages 6-14. Athletic shoes required. Program takes place Dec. 2 - Feb. 8, day and time TBA. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Fundraising Bazaar Vendor Booth Registration, through Nov. 10. Event takes place on Nov. 16, 9a.m.-2p.m., Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church, Wai‘ōhinu. $10 booth fee suggested donation. Debbie Wong Yuen, 928-8039

Jumble, Plant Sale, and Pancakes, Saturday, Nov. 2, 8a.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. $3/person, $1/child (6-10), younger children eat for free. For sale: potted plants, kitchen tools, hand tools, home made cookies, gourmet whole grain mustard, St. Jude's Coffee, mac nuts, craft products, jam, jelly, and more. 939-7000, stjudeshawaii.org 

Stewardship at the Summit, Nov. 2, 8, 15, 23, and 30, 8:45a.m., meet Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center, HVNP. Volunteers remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in the park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring hat, rain gear, day pack, sunscreen, snacks, and water. Gloves and tools provided. Parental/Guardian accompaniment or written consent required for under 18. 985-6101, nps.gov/havo/

Palm Seed Stem (Inflorescence) Random Weave Baskets with Jelena Clay, Saturday, Nov. 2, 9a.m.-1p.m.Volcano Art Center. All supplies provided. $50/VAC member, $55/non-member, plus $30 supply fee/person. Pre-registration required. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Stained Glass Basics I, Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 and 16, 9a.m.-1p.m.Volcano Art Center. Glass artist Lois Pollock teaches beginners, covering all the basics to complete a glass panel. $90/VAC member, $100/non-member, plus $20 fee. Advanced registration required. Space Limited. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Ho‘okupu Hula No Ka‘ū Cultural Festival, Saturday, Nov. 2, 10a.m.-10p.m.Pāhala Community Center. Features master cultural practitioners, talk story, and many educational and cultural experiences with hands-on demonstrations. Hula performances by hālau from around the world. Craft vendors, food vendors, and informational booths. Festival preceded by ceremonies at Punalu‘u Beach at dawn; ancestors honored at sunset; festival closes with ceremony at Makanau. Kumu Hula Debbie Ryder, 649-9334, leionalani47@hotmail.com, hookupukau.com

Keiki Science Class, Saturday, Nov. 2 – 1st Saturday, monthly – 11a.m.-noon, Ace Hardware Stores islandwide; Nā‘ālehu, 929-9030 and Ocean View, 929-7315. Free. acehardware.com

Sounds at the Summit featuring Wendell Ing with the release of Jazz Avenue, Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7:30p.m., Volcano Art Center. Ticket are $15/VAC member, $20/non-member; includes a free CD of Jazz Avenue. Purchase tickets online, VAC Admin Office or VAC Gallery. Pupu, wine and beer available for purchase. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Night of the Dead: A Grateful Dead Tribute Experience featuring Bottle of Blue and Company, Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:30-9:30p.m., Ocean View Community Center. First concert takes place Friday, Nov. 1, Mahukona Beach Park. Two unique shows. $25 for one day or $40 for both days. Tickets available at door; pre-sale at eventbrite.com. Rocket and Rise Productions. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Grand Slam Band, Saturday, Nov. 2, 7-10p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Lava Lounge, in HVNP. $5 cover charge. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Palm Trail, Sunday, Nov. 3, 9:30-12:30p.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderately difficult hike - 2.6 mile loop. nps.gov/havo

Fused Glass Basics: Ornaments Workshop with Claudia McCall, Sunday, Nov. 3, 11a.m.-3p.m., Volcano Art Center. One day kilnforming workshop introducing basic techniques of glass fusing. $25/VAC member, $30/non-member, plus $20 fee, includes supplies. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Ham Radio Potluck Picnic, Sunday, Nov. 3 – 1st Sunday, monthly – noon-2p.m., Manukā State Park. Anyone interested in learning about ham radio is welcome to attend. View sites.google.com/site/southpointarc or sites.google.com/viewith southhawaiiares/home. Rick Ward, 938-3058

Fall Wreath Activity Registration, Nov. 4-12, Ka‘ū District Gym. Program takes place Wednesday, Nov. 13, 3:30-5p.m., multipurpose room. Grades K-6. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Cultural Understanding through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz, Monday, Nov. 4, 11a.m.-1p.m., Volcano Art Center. No registration required. $10 per person supply fee. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Ocean View Volunteer Fire Department Mtg., Monday, Nov. 4, 4-6p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Help Shape Hawaiʻi Island by submitting feedback online by Thursday, Oct. 31. See more Info on the Draft General Plan at hiplanningdept.com/general-plan/.

Trunk or Treat at Kaʻū District Gym will be held Thursday, Oct. 315:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Organized by Kaʻū High and Pāhala Elementary school, the free event offers a haunted house, healthy recipes, a family-friendly atmosphere, and Trunk or Treat, where keiki and youth go from parked car to car, asking for treats.
     For those interested in participating in Trunk or Treat, distributing goodies, prizes will be awarded for the best decorated car: Most Beautiful, Most Original, Spookiest, and a special awards for teachers or staff who decorate; decoration not required. Contact Nona at 928-3102 or Angie Miyashiro at 313-4100.

Nationwide 2019 Congressional App Challenge submissions from middle and high schoolers are open through Friday, Nov. 1. Submit to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, CongressionalAppChallenge.us, apps "designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science." All skill levels, all devices and platforms, and all programming languages, accepted.

Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū Cultural Festival Booths can be reserved. The free event on Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Pāhala Community Center, will feature cultural practitioners and demonstrators; workshops; crafts; food; music and entertainment from artists such as Bali Hai from Mexico, Vero Cruz Folklore Dancers, taiko drummers, UH-Hilo Filipino/Samoan dancers; and hula from Mexico, Japan, Virginia, ʻOahu, and Hawaiʻi Island. Interested vendors can apply for food, craft, or information booths. Email leionalani47@hotmail.com or call 808-649-9334. See hookupukau.com.

Tiny Treasure Invitational Exhibit at Volcano Art Center gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park runs through Sunday, Nov. 3. Open to the public, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free; Park entrance fees apply. The exhibition also celebrates VAC's 45th anniversary, Oct. 21.
     Artists include Daniel Rokovitz, Stone O'Daugherty, Kristin Mitsu Shiga, Pat Pearlman, and Amy Flanders, Karen and Mark Stebbins. Also on display, small works from the annual Volcano Art Collaboration from June, featuring Rose Adare, Nash Adams-Pruitt, Lisa Louise Adams, Ed Clapp, Amy Flanders, Bill Hamilton, Liz Miller, Joe Laceby, and Erik Wold. volcanoartcenter.org

Vendor Booth Space is Available for the Kamahalo Craft Fair. The 12th annual event will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Nov. 299 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cooper Center. Booths are open for crafters with quality homemade and homegrown products. Food vendors must prepare all food items in a certified kitchen and must have a Department of Health permit displayed prominently at their booth. Application online at thecoopercenter.org. Direct questions to 936-9705 or kilaueatutu@gmail.com.

King Cab 2016 Nissan Frontier for Sale by Holy Rosary Church of Pāhala and the Sacred Heart Church of Nāʻālehu. The parishes are selling the truck to raise funds to benefit both churches. The truck is a great 6 cylinder, 2WD automobile. The churches are asking for $21K or best offer. Only cash or cashier's check will be accepted. Anyone interested should contact the parish secretary Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 928-8208.

Tūtū & Me Home Visiting Program is a free service to Pāhala families with keiki, birth to five years old. This caregiver support program offers those taking care of young keiki "a compassionate listening ear, helpful parenting tips and strategies, fun and exciting activities, and wonderful educational resources" from Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool. Home visits are one hour in length, two to four times per month, for 12 to 15 visits. Snacks are provided. See pidfoundation.org or call Tata Compehos and Melody Espejo at 808-938-1088.

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