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Ka‘ū News Briefs, Sunday, August 16, 2020

Makanau entertained at last year's Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary Alumni & Friends celebration. Lead singer 
Denise Peralta; her mother Barbara Muranaka; Muranaka's sisters, Claudette Sevarias and Bernadette Freitas; 
and bassist Kimo Tyson. This year's reunion experienced a pandemic postponement.
See more below in The Way We Were Last YearPhoto by Julia Neal
TEN WOMEN OF THE CENTURY IN HAWAIʻI are acknowledged by USA TODAY, which set up a panel of experts in every state to name outstanding women and released names on Friday. The publication used the term "mana wahine," translating it to "powerful women." Criteria for selection included consideration of questions: Did this woman motivate and inspire others to be courageous? How has she given back to Hawaiʻi and its people? Is she committed to keeping Hawaiian traditions and stories alive? "Those are the characteristics of mana wahine, and it was crucial that every woman on the list fit them," said a statement from USA TODAY.
     The entire project throughout the country commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when American women won the right to vote. USA TODAY Network named ten women from every state, plus the District of Columbia, as Women of the Century. "These women have made significant contributions to their communities, states, and country with documented achievements in areas like arts and literature, business, civil rights, education, entertainment, law, media, nonprofits and philanthropy, politics, science and medicine, and sports," announced USA TODAY. Women considered for the list lived or are still living during the last 100 years – 1920 to 2020.
Hawai`i's Women of the Century, as named by USA Today are left to right, Isabell Aiona Abbot, Patsy Mink, 
Kauanoe Kamana, Mary Kawena Pukui,  Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu, Haunani-Kay
 Trask, Ah Quaon McElrath, Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele; Carissa Kainani Moore, and 
Kumu Hula ʻIolani Luahine. Images from USA TODAY
     In addition to those named, is Hawaiʻi's last queen. USA TODAY reports that "Hawaiʻi has a long history of powerful women, the most notable being Queen Liliʻuokalani, Hawaiʻi's only queen regent and the last sovereign monarch, who ruled from 1891 until the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. She is revered across the state, with numerous hula events held in her memory, and various centers and events named in her honor. Queen Liliʻuokalani, however, did not possess one important piece of criteria for the Women of the Century project: She hasn't been alive since 1920, the year the 19th Amendment passed (she died in 1917)."
     The description of Hawaiʻi's Women of the Century says that Liliʻuokalani's "legacy lives on in many of the women on our final list, matriarchs of their families who fought to ensure that the Hawaiian language and traditions would not only survive in the modern era, but thrive. Most of the women on this list are Hawaiʻi's Hulu kūpuna, highly prized elders who possess an inspirational spirit and wisdom that's cherished on the islands. Some of the younger women on the list, like 27-year-old surfer Carissa Moore, aren't yet old enough to be elders – but they're on that trajectory."
     The panel from Hawaiʻi who helped USA TODAY select the top ten was comprised of: Denby Fawcett of Honolulu Civil Beat; Dr. Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa of the University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo; Cheryl Ka‘uhane Lupenui of The Kohala Center; and Lola Salimova of the Honolulu prosecutor's office.
Patsy Mink tops the link of Hawai`i's Women
of the Century, selected by USA Today.
     USA TODAY reported that "Some women almost made the list." It described Hawaiʻi's Sen. Mazie Hirono as one of them and mistakenly referred to the sitting Senator as "former U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono." The story does acknowledge that she is the "first Asian-American woman in the Senate and the first woman Hawaiian voters sent to the Senate." The newspaper also said others almost made the list, including "Puanani Burgess, a Buddhist priest, poet, and cultural translator, who now embraces her role as 'community Aunty'... and Michelle Wie, the youngest player to ever qualify for an LPGA Tour event, inspired generations of aspiring golfers." The story says, "All are worthy choices but in the end, did not make our top 10. The final list is comprised of women who represent Hawaiʻi with honor, pride, and aloha, or love."
     Leader of the list who did make it is the first woman of color in the U.S. House of Representatives, Patsy Mink, known for Title IX, which gave girls equal rights in having sports and other programs in public education.
     The list also includes historian and Hawaiian linguist Mary Kawena Pukui; Kumu Hula ʻIolani Luahine; scholar, botanist Isabella Abbot; scholar and activist Haunani-Kay Trask; Kumu Hula and scholar Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele; four-time world surfing champ Carissa Kainani Moore; labor leader and social worker Ah Quaon McElrath; founding member and president of Hawaiian emersion school, and Hawaiian language and cultural education expert, Kauanoe Kamana; and Kumu Hula filmmaker and cultural practitioner Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu. See the USA TODAY bio and photos of each winner and more.

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TEACHERS GO TO SCHOOL MONDAY at Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary, with students picking up distance learning materials this week, by appointment.
     The school released a Distance Learning Plan for students and families of Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary. The plan, posted at https://khpes.org/news/2020/8/14/distance-learning-guide-for-parents, "explains the actions KHPES will take to continue learning in the event of an extended school closure… KHPES is committed to making sure that our students continue to experience the care, support, and routine of daily learning," says the plan.
     The Plan seeks to accomplish teacher-student contact time, online content delivery, online monitoring of student's progress, and ongoing student support. "While virtual learning will not replace the face-to-face environment, we will continue to provide the highest quality instruction through online platforms."
     The Plan covers distance learning platforms and tools, such as Google Classroom, Gmail, and Infinite Campus, an online student info and progression resource. It urges parents to "think differently about how to support their child" by creating structured routines that allow them to be successful; how to watch for challenges and struggles; and supporting their learning and well-being.
     The plan lays out what students and parents/families are responsible for, and how to contact the school for assistance with schoolwork, technology, or through counseling. It also gives a schedule.

Today's M3.5 and M3.6 earthquakes. USGS HVO image
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THREE EARTHQUAKES M3.5 OR GREATER SHOOK HAWAIʻI ISLAND TODAY, reports U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
     First, at 1:25 a.m., a magnitude 3.5 rumbled 20.6 miles under Pāhala, sparking 125 "felt" reports to the USGS website. USGS reports the quake is similar to other deep quakes occurring in the area.
     Then, at 5:46 a.m., about 3 miles south-southwest of Volcano, at about 7.4 miles depth, a 3.6M quake generated 165 "felt" reports. This quake also generated a "no tsunami" alert from Civil Defense.
     At 8:56 a.m., 3.7 miles from Paʻauilo, at a depth of 7.8 miles, a 3.5M quake shook the north of the island, with 96 generated "felt" reports.
     No damage was reported from any of the quakes.

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Inholland University Professor Woody Maijers will speak at a
virtual meeting on redesigning food systems. Photo from HFFU
JOIN A VIRTUAL MEETING ON REDESIGNING HAWAIʻI FOOD ECOSYSTEMS Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Hosted by Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United; register at hfuu.org. Professor Woody Maijers of Holland will speak on redesigning food value chains, bookended by musical performances from the son of Woody Nelson, J. Micah Nelson. Farmers Union President Vince Mina will give the introduction.
     Maijers works internationally in the field of food system value chain. He helps create courses for workforce development in agribusiness. At Inholland University he developed courses for horticulture and agribusiness and is lead of the Inholland Sustainable Solution program: Feeding & Greening Megacities. He is an expert in vertical farming and works on new forms of business learning as director of the Rollover Education foundation. Maijers is co-author of the book Living Agri-Food Chains.
J. Micah Nelson will provide entertainment during a virtual
meeting on redesigning food systems. Photo from HFFU
     J. Micah Nelson comes from a lineage of musical and cultural pioneers, growing up touring with his father Willie Nelson and his brother Lukas Nelson. He has showcased his artwork and music in many venues, spanning the creative spectrum.
     His involvement has included psych-punk-orchestra Insects vs. Robots; collaborations and touring with Neil Young; performance-painting and multi-instrumental contributions to the band POTR; and cymatic visualizations of dancing water molecules, idiosyncratic charango performance, and singing, songwriting, and guitar playing for his future-folk project, Pårticle Kid.

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None of the two disturbances, post-Tropical Cyclone, and two Hurricanes are expected to affect Hawaiʻi. NOAA image
TWO DISTURBANCES south of Hawaiʻi have a 60 percent chance or less of developing beyond showers and thunderstorm into tropical depressions. Both are moving steadily west and not forecast to affect Hawaiʻi.
     In the Eastern Pacific, Post-Tropical Cyclone Ten-E is stationary about 1,450 miles southeast of Hawaiʻi. It is forecast to meander for the next several days, with little overall change in position.
     Further east, Hurricanes Fausto and Genevieve are not forecast to affect the islands.

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MORE THAN 5,000 COVID-19 CASES HIT HAWAIʻI SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, A STAGGERING RISE over the 1,002 total a month ago. The state's new case total is 5,042, with Oʻahu 4,591, Maui County 226, Hawaiʻi Island 148, and Kauaʻi 54. Twenty-three victims are residents diagnosed while visiting other places. Forty people in the state died from COVID-19. A total of 161,948 individuals have been tested in the state.
     Today the Department of Health reported 220 new cases statewide. Hawaiʻi County has four new cases, Maui 14, and Oʻahu 202. Each lost one from the total count due to new information.
     There are 20 active cases on Hawaiʻi Island. No one is hospitalized from the virus. It has been more than 28 days since a case was recorded for a Kaʻū or Volcano zip code. Since the pandemic began, no one died on this island. The Kona 96740 and Hilo 96720 zip codes recorded between six and 30 cases during the last 28 days.
Onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 28 days, by zip code.
White is zero cases. Yellow is one to five cases. Light
orange is six to thirty cases. Dark orange (not pictured)
is 31 to 60 cases. Red (not pictured) is 60+ cases.
Hawaiʻi Department of Health map   
     In his daily message, Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Director Talmadge Magno said, "Hawaiʻi Island numbers are increasing. We need your help now, more than ever, to protect our community from the virus spread. We all need to get better. People disregarding the policies of gatherings, distancing and face coverings has been identified as a major cause for the increase of cases in the State of Hawaiʻi. We all need to get better. We need your help by following the policies of prevention. Thank you for doing your part to keep our neighbors, friends, family, and community safe.
     "You are reminded that when traveling interisland the State of Hawaiʻi is under a 14-day quarantine for inter-island travel. Information on the revised inter-island quarantine exemptions are available at the Civil Defense website or by calling Civil Defense at 935-0031. As a reminder, do know the wearing of face masks is mandatory on the Island of Hawaiʻi. Thank you for listening and have a safe day. This is your Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency."
     COVID-19 case count in the U.S. is more than 5,396,782 – about 25 percent of worldwide cases. The death toll is more than 169,841 – about 22 percent of worldwide deaths. Worldwide, there are more than 21.55 million COVID-19 cases. The death toll is more than 772,798.

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Kaʻū Life: The Way We Were Last Year
Getting down at the Kaʻū High & Pāhala 
Elementary Alumni & Friends celebration
last year. Photo by Julia Neal
     This time last year, Pāhala Community Center was filled with Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary graduates and friends. The annual reunion, luncheon, and celebration welcomed the graduates and the community to honor their alma mater. This year, the reunion experienced a pandemic postponement.
     In 2019, the Reunion drew the contribution of many ethnic foods from throughout Kaʻū. Makanau filled the air with music. The girl band comprised of three sisters and a daughter features lead singer Denise Peralta; her mother Barbara Muranaka; and Muranaka's sisters, Claudette Sevarias and Bernadette Freitas. Backing up the women on bass was Kimo Tyson.
     Four members of the hālau of the late Edna Agil performed hula. They were Sally Louis, Maggie Garbacz, Pauline Enriques, and Fran Volpe.
     James Yamaki also helped to organize the event on behalf of the class of 1958.
     Many of those gathered at Pāhala Community Center attended Kaʻū High and Pāhala Elementary School as children of sugarcane field and factory workers. They come from many nationalities, including Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Filipino. The plantation closed in 1996. For a review of their history, see the Kaʻū News Briefs Labor Day edition from Sept. 4, 2017.
     Attendees like Clement Hirae came from as far as Boston. One of the organizers, Sally Naboa Louis, said she was thrilled with the goodwill and looked forward to next year. The reunion group also plans a trip once a year to Las Vegas. The 2020 reunion and Vegas trip are postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chowing down on ono grinds at the 18th annual Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary Alumni & Friends celebration last year 
at Pāhala Community Center. Playing in the background, Makanau Band provided music to munch by. Photo by Julia Neal

directory for farms, ranches, takeout. Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is 
free, with 7,500 distributed on stands and to all postal addresses throughout 
Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano throughout the district. Read online at 
kaucalendar.com and facebook.com/kaucalendar. To advertise your 
business or your social cause, contact kaucalendarads@gmail.com.
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Daily, weekly, and monthly recurring Kaʻū and Volcano Events, Meetings, Entertainment, Exercise, Meditation, and more are listed at kaucalendar.com.

Virtual Diabetes Support Group, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sign up for the bimonthly meeting, hosted by Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi at hmonon.org/services or check out hmono.org to learn more about the other diabetes-related programs they offer.

Attend a Virtual Presentation about ʻAlalā, the endemic, endangered Hawaiian crow via Zoom on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. Register in advance at https://hawaii.zoom.us/…/tJcocuGrrTwiGNDBJcyKZOB8cUqkjkbtN9…
A confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting will be sent. See alalaproject.org.

Give Input on Proposed Improvements to Miloliʻi Beach Park through Tuesday, Sept. 8. A draft Environmental Assessment is released by County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation, which would update the park to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines; make improvements to the parking lot, boat ramp, walkways, playground, and basketball/volleyball courts; and replace the restrooms, water system, and hālau.

Introduction to Papermaking Workshop with Mary Milelzcik on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This papermaking workshop, using a household blender, will introduce papermaking using recycled papers with various additives, including cotton linters, and local plant materials. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Catalyst Abstract Watercolor Workshop with Patti Pease Johnson on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Dine In or Order To Go Oktoberfest Meals from Crater Rim Café in Kīlauea Military Camp on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Menu offers Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Bockwurst, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Tossed Salad, and German Chocolate Cake. $14.95 per person. Call 967-8356 to book reservation for dine-in or place a grab-and-go order. Face coverings and 6 feet social distancing are required in common areas. KMC is open to all authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees may apply.

Apply for a Crossing Guard Position at Nāʻālehu Elementary, to help keiki cross the street safely before and after school. Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/countyhawaii or contact Officer Torey Keltner of the Traffic Services Division at 961-2305 for more information.

St. Jude's Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a modified menu and increased health & safety standards. Hot showers, the computer lab, and in-person services and bible studies are suspended. Services and worship are posted online at stjudeshawaii.org. Join the Aloha Hour via Zoom at 11 a.m. on Sundays, us02web.zoom.us/j/6843449828?pwd=YW94djVvU0szOGNKaFZ1V0pUL1owUT09, Meeting ID: 684 344 9828, Password: Aloha.

The Food Basket, last Tuesday of the month, Aug. 25, provides food at St. Jude's to those in need. See hawaiifoodbasket.org.

On-Call Emergency Box Food Pantry, Cooper Center, weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Eligible one time every three months. Call Kehau, 443-4130.

Pāhala and Nāʻālehu Public Libraries, open for pick-up services. Nāʻālehu is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pāhala is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Library patrons schedule Library Take Out appointment times to pick up their hold item(s) at their favorite libraries by going to HSPLS Library Catalog and placing a hold on any item(s) they want to borrow, or they may call their favorite library branch to place a hold with the library staff. After receiving a notice that item(s) are ready for pick up, patrons schedule a Library Take Out time at picktime.com/hspls. For patrons who placed holds during the closure, their item(s) are ready for pickup after the patron schedules a Library Take Out appointment. For more information, visit librarieshawaii.org.

Free Book Exchanges, at the laundromats in Ocean View and Nāʻālehu, provided by Friends of the Kaʻū Libraries. Everyone is invited to take books they want to read. They may keep the books, pass them on to other readers, or return them to the Book Exchange to make them available to others in the community. The selection of books is replenished weekly at both sites.

Apply for Assistance through U.S. Department of Agriculture's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 28. Visit farmers.gov/cfap for more information.

Avocado Growers Survey Open. Help identify opportunities for expanding the local avocado industry, to assist local farmers, buyers, and agencies develop strategies to bolster Hawaiʻi's avocado industry, says Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United. Farmers and farm names kept anonymous, results shared publicly. Survey completion gives option to register to win a $200 gift certificate to Home Depot. For a hard copy of the survey, email: info@growfruithawaii.com. Take the survey: surveymonkey.com/r/Hawaiiavosurvey2020.

Receive Help Over the Phone with Critical Financial Issues, through Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Financial Navigators from County of Hawaiʻi, in partnership with Hawaiʻi First Federal Credit Union. Access these remote services by completing the webform at hawaiifirstfcu.com/community-resource-center or by calling 808-933-6600 to sign up. The Financial Navigator will then send a short service agreement and call the client to begin their personal session. Organizations across the County can also refer clients directly to a Financial Navigator. For more information, contact Sharon Hirota at 808-961-8019.

Find Resources for LGBTQ+, Loved Ones, and Allies at Sexual and Gender Minority online resource hub. Hawaiʻi Department of Health's first website dedicated to LGBTQ+ resources. Developed by the Sexual and Gender Minority Workgroup in partnership with the DOH Harm Reduction Services Branch. Resources: Understanding the Pacific's alternative genders; Pronoun guide; Book lists for children and teens; ʻOhana support; and DOH data. For more information on joining the SGM Workgroup, email Thaddeus Pham at thaddeus.pham@doh.hawaii.gov. See health.hawaii.gov/harmreduction/sexual-gender-minority/sexual-and-gender-minorities-sgm-in-hawaii/.

Learn About Hawaiʻi's History & Culture through the Papakilo Database, a resource developed by The Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The Kahalo Center says database consists of "collections of data pertaining to historically and culturally significant places, events, and documents in Hawaiʻi's history. The purpose of this educational online repository is to increase the community's ability to preserve and perpetuate cultural and historical information and practices." See papakilodatabase.com.

Native Hawaiian Farmers and Ranchers urged to use U.S. Dept. of Ag On-Farm Market Directory. U.S. Office for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Programs is developing a list of Native Hawaiian farmers willing to sell direct to consumers through the On-Farm Market Directory. On-farm markets are managed by a single farm operator that sells products on their farm, or on a property next to their farm. Some on-farm markets may also deliver or ship their goods directly to consumers. Visit the program website for more information and to register: ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/onfarm.

Receive Free Marketing Assistance, for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Owners can receive free marketing assistance from Univeristy of Hawaiʻi-Hilo faculty and their senior class. They offer help with moving a business online, finding out more about the businesses' customers, analyzing marketing effectiveness, and providing customer service or website feedback. Visit https://bit.ly/2YvFxsl.

Find Grants and Loans Offered to Farmers and Ranchers, at oahuaca.org. The website has a new search feature to help find information that applies to the searcher.

Begin Learning Basics of Organic Farming, from two free modules of a virtual training program by the Organic Farming Research Foundation, the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program, and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. See https://kohalacenter.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=54bdd67c601f0c0d3ea430053&id=9e1691c22d&e=0e3fe20c1f.

Apply for Internships with Sen. Brian Schatz's office. Internships for undergrad, graduate, and law students are offered in the Honolulu and Washington D.C. offices. Applications are considered on a rolling basis year-round. Non-office internships are open for high school students to advocate in their communities. Applications due Sunday, Sept. 13. Schatz may also nominate exceptional students for appointment to the U.S. Service Academies. Applications due Friday, Oct. 23. See schatz.senate.gov/services.

Exhibition Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational: Nā ʻAumākua, runs through Saturday, Sept. 12. Also available to view online, view the exhibition in person the Gallery in the Park during normal gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Free. The exhibition is a group exhibition will present works focusing on the theme of Nā ʻAumākua, family gods. VAC will not hold an opening reception on August 8th. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Volcano Art Center, Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village, open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. The Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. Virtual Shopping Appointments are offered at Volcano Art Center locations. Via Skype or FaceTime, a VAC associate helps customers browse the selection of artwork up close, and gives personalized tips and recommendations to help customers "find that perfect piece of locally made artwork, wherever you are in the world!" Book appointment online for $5 and VAC staff will help schedule a date and time at volcanoartcenter.org/shop. Shop the online gallery 24/7. Orders are shipped as regularly scheduled. Free local pickup is available.VAC now offers a Virtual Classroom, which features over 90 videos. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Guided Nature Walks through Nature Trail & Sculpture Garden, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. at Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. No reservations for five or fewer – limited to ten people. Free; donations appreciated. Email programs@volcanoartcenter.org. Garden is open to walk through at one's own pace, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Free. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Health and Fitness Website for Kūpuna808b-fit.com, contains videos for kūpuna to play and move along with. There are videos for stretching, tai chi, yoga, dancing, dance fitness, bon dance, hula, chair dancing, and chair yoga.

Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Advanced registration required; $5 per class. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Volcano Farmers Market, Cooper Center, Volcano Village, open on Sundays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with much local produce, island beef, and prepared foods. Call 808-967-7800.

Ocean View Community Market, open Saturdays and Wednesdays (starting next Wednesday, Aug. 12), 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the corner of Kona Drive and Highway 11, where Thai Grindz is located. New market location for vendors of the recently closed Ocean View Swap Meet. Managed by Mark Cocucci. Masks are mandatory. Limit of people is 100. Social distancing is required. Gate will be unlocked for vendors at 5:30 a.m. Vendors can show up without a reservation for now, with $15 dollars. Parking is in the upper lot; parking on the side of the road is prohibited. All vendors must provide their own sanitizer. All food vendors must have the permits required for the items that you are selling. Vendors and attendees are encouraged to carpool.

ʻO Kaʻū Kākou Market, in Nāʻālehu, open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. The goal is no more than 50 customers on the grounds at a time. Vendor booths per day are limited to 25, with 30 feet of space between vendors. Masks and hand sanitizing are required to attend the market. Social distancing will be enforced. Contact Sue Barnett, OKK Market Manager, at 808-345-9374 (voice or text) or kaufarmer@aol.com for more and to apply to vend. See facebook.com/OKauKakouMarket.

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