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Friday, August 21, 2020

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Friday, August 21, 2020

Women of the Century from U.S. Territories include Tulsi Gabbard and her U.H. professor aunt.
See more below. Images from USA Today
TODAY IS ADMISSIONS DAY FOR THE STATE OF HAWAIʻI. The state holiday commemorates the date that Hawaiʻi became the 50th state in the Union. Pres. Dwight Eisenhower signed the statehood proclamation on Aug. 21, 1959. The holiday, established in 1969, always falls on the third Friday of August each year.
     In 1919, Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, the non-voting delegate from Territory of Hawaiʻi to the U.S. Congress, introduced the first statehood bill. It was unsuccessful and followed by attempts in 1935, 1947, 1950, and 1959, when Congress approved the Hawaiʻi Admission Act. Ninety-four percent of Hawaiʻi voters supported statehood in a referendum.
Hawaiʻi Statehood seven-cent airmail stamp print is
lettered with "Pray for Peace."

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THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS RECORDED ITS 19TH STRAIGHT DAY OF TRIPLE DIGIT NEW CASES OF COVID-19 TODAY. At least 227 victims across the state are hospitalized, threatening to fill up Intensive Care Units. Hilo Hospital reports treating several COVID-19 patients. Eight cases are reported among employees at Charter School in Hilo, which shut down all three campuses.
     There are 13 new cases on Hawaiʻi Island, according to the state Department of Health. County Civil Defense reported five new cases.
     Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi President Hilton Raethel said that support staff from the mainland may arrive to Hawaiʻi hospitals as early as next week. See more COVID statistics below.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAS LAUNCHED A LINK TO APPLY FOR MORTGAGE AND RENT ASSISTANCE. Habitat and five other nonprofit organizations partnered to launch the Hawaiʻi County Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program. Applications will be available starting this Monday, Aug. 24 at 8 a.m.
     RMAP is funded by County of Hawaiʻi with Federal CARES Act dollars and will provide a rent or mortgage payment of up to $1,000 per month for an estimated 1445 households that income qualify and can prove hardship due to COVID-19 for each month they receive assistance from March 2020 to December 2020. Funding will be limited to one grant of up to $1,000 a month.
     Applications will be processed by RMAP nonprofit partners - Habitat for Humanity Hawaiʻi Island, Hawaiian Community Assets/Hawaii Community Lending, HOPE Services Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi First Federal Credit Union, Neighborhood Place of Puna, and Hawaiʻi Island Home Recovery. All partners encourage Hawaiʻi Island residents who are at least 18 years of age and lost income or work hours due to COVID-19 to prepare ahead to apply.
     For more information, contact any one of the RMAP nonprofit partners or click on the Habitat for Humanity Hawaiʻi Island website. Also call the Habitat hotline at 450-2118 or email rmap@habitathawaiiisland.org.

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CENTURY. Her aunt, the Samoan writer, poet, and professor, Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard, is also on the list.
     The USA Today Women of the Century celebrates U.S. women receiving the right to vote a century ago. It distinguishes women from the Territories, saying: "While women in the United States celebrated obtaining the right to vote in 1920, women in the country's territories stood on the sidelines - and to this day, many are still waiting there. People in the U.S. territories can't practice all
the rights granted by the law. For example, residents in U.S. territories can't vote for the U.S.
president and they don't have representation in Congress. But thanks in part to the efforts of women who fought to expand voting rights, today people on these islands can at least practice their right to vote for governors, senators, representatives, and local officials.
Her bid for the presidency was among the efforts that landed Congresswoman
Tulsi Gabbard on the Women of the Century list for U.S. Territories.
Photo from NPR
     "Women in Puerto Rico obtained the legal right to vote in 1935, while women in the Northern Mariana Islands had to wait until 1978. In 1950, President Truman signed the Guam Organic Act, which established a government in Guam and declared those born there to be United States citizens; the act also granted women the right to vote. Women in the U.S. Virgin Islands – composed of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas – were granted the right to vote in 1936, after the ratification of the Organic Act established the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the U.S. Virgin Islands government and prohibited 'any discrimination in qualification [for voting rights] ... based upon difference in race, color, sex, or religious belief.'"
     While territories ratified women's suffrage several years after the mainland, USA TODAY Network named women from U.S. territories with significant contributions to their communities as Women of the Century.
     Seven come from Pacific Islands. Women from American Samoa are U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Medicaid Director Sandra King-Young, and American Samoa Professor Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard.
     From the Northern Marianas is District Court Judge Ramona Vilagomez Manglona.
     From Guam are politician Cecilia Cruz Bamba, activist Beatrice Flores Emsley, and civil rights activist Agueda Iglesias Johnston.
     A dozen Women of the Century are from islands off the southern and eastern U.S. Coast. From the U.S. Virgin Islands are feminist author Barbara Christian, nurse and midwife Myrah Keating-Smith, and Senator Ruby Rouss.
     From Puerto Rico are poet Julia de Burgos Garcia, humanitarian Isolina Ferre Aguayo, tennis Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig Marcha, West Side Story star Rita Moreno, Puerto Rico's surgeon general Antonia Novello, Reggaeton artist Ivy Queen, first black and lesbian head of Puerto Rico's Bar Association Ana Irma Rivera Lassen, director of the Center for Investigative Journalism Carla Mine Santos Santiago, and Puerto Rico's first female attorney to work for its Department of Justice, Nilita Vientos Gaston.
     The segment on the Hawaiʻi Congresswoman describes Tulsi Gabbard: "Born on Tutuila, the main island of American Samoa, Tulsi Gabbard and her family moved to Hawaiʻi when she was 2. Since 2002, she has represented Hawaiʻi's 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives. She is the first Hindu to be elected to Congress, as well as the first Samoan-American voting member. In 2003, Gabbard enlisted in the National Guard, serving a 12-month tour in Iraq. She later served a 12-month tour in Kuwait. In 2013, she received the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award on behalf of her advocacy for veterans. She became the first female combat veteran to run for president when she joined the Democratic primary in 2019."
Caroline Sinaviana-Gabbard is one of the Women of the
Century from U.S. Territories.
Photo from University of Hawaiʻi
     The segment describing Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabbard says: "A scholar, poet, activist and environmentalist, Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard was the first person of Samoan ancestry to achieve the highest academic ranking (full professor) in the United States. She taught creative writing and Pacific literature for nearly 20 years at the University of Hawaiʻi in Honolulu. An accomplished author who has written both academic and non-academic books, her poetry collection, Alchemies of Distance, published in 2002. In academia, she focused primarily on Samoan/Pacific Islander literature, mythologies and folklore and how those texts help ancient traditions and wisdom be passed on to the present day. Additionally, in the early 90s, she founded the first environmental nongovernmental organization in American Samoa. She is Tulsi Gabbard's aunt."
     Read about all the Women of the Century from the U.S. Territories at USA Today.

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PROSPECTIVES ON CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS around the state come from Keliʻi Akina from Grassroot Institute of Hawaiʻi. In this morning's editorial, he writes: "When it comes to Hawaiʻi's coronavirus lockdowns, it seems like deja vu all over again. After clamping down in March on Hawaiʻi's economic and social activities, then gradually reopening ever so slightly, lockdown measures more strict than ever were imposed this week with the promise of lasting at least through mid-September.
Strolling during the pandemic past boarded-up businesses.
Photo from Grassroot Institute of Hawaiʻi
     "To call the public's reaction 'mixed' would be an understatement. Some people are worried that we are on the cusp of a very serious wave of infections and deaths. Some worry that our economy cannot weather the impact of another lockdown. Some argue that generalized lockdowns were never an effective way to address the virus, that the state isn't equipped to follow through with tracing and other methods, or that additional restrictions won't be effective.
     "Just to be clear, the Grassroot Institute isn't here to engage in second-guessing the state leadership. Nor are we here to nitpick. We are here to offer constructive policy options intended to expand individual liberty, accountable government and economic prosperity for Hawaiʻi's hard-working families, just as we do during 'normal' times.
     "Trying to formulate the right response to the COVID emergency isn't an easy task. It is less a
matter of finding the perfect path and more a case of balancing different and often conflicting interests.
     "For example, consider the different public concerns and criticisms mentioned above. None of those worries are misplaced. All have merit, and all need to be considered when charting a path forward for our state.
     "In a strange way, the situation reminds me of the problems faced by the Honolulu rail project. When you think about it, the fundamental challenge faced by the rail project — and by its supporters — was a lack of public trust. This, in turn, came from a lack of transparency that continues to surround the project to this day.
     "Now we are looking at a similar problem. We have plenty of information about the general dangers of COVID-19 and the number of infections and deaths in Hawaiʻi, but there is a lack of public trust in the decision-making process. In short, we need more COVID transparency. The public isn't alone in wanting to see more of the data. At a recent meeting of the Hawaiʻi House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness, committee members wanted more data so as to provide better transparency and accountability in addressing the crisis. Committee members pointed out that if they had better information about the source of new cases, it would improve both policy and public communications.
     "Some members recognized that a selective approach to new restrictions could be more effective, but it isn't possible to be more targeted if you don't have enough data to know what to target.
     "As University of Hawaiʻi economist Carl Bonham pointed out, the public is understandably skeptical about rules that close parks while leaving gyms open: 'These just don't make any sense, and the public knows that.'
Keliʻi Akina of Grassroot Institute
     "When we don't know the 'why' behind the current restrictions, it's inevitable that public trust in the handling of the COVID crisis will erode. Hawaiʻi's residents need to know why they are still in a state of lockdown. They need to know why some businesses are being allowed to operate, while others are closed. They need to know why situations that seem low-risk, like visiting a park or sitting on a beach, are forbidden. They need to know why those decisions are being made and how they will help.
     "Most of all, they need to know that all of their concerns about the COVID crisis — including the economy, jobs, mental health, and other issues — are part of the cost/benefit analysis being employed in considering these serious and disturbing restrictions on our liberties.
     "Whether you're frustrated by those who oppose lockdowns or by those who support them, you must admit that a little more transparency and data would go a long way toward bringing us together to end this crisis. E hana kakou! Let's work together!" See more at Grassroot Institute of Hawai`i.

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CONTINUING DURING TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY AND CHANGE is the focus of a webinar for small business owners hosted by Small Business Administration Hawaiʻi on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The free event is to "help small business owners evaluate and determine how to continue their business during times of uncertainty, constant change, health, safety, and economic challenges."
     SBA says the workshop is for "key decision makers" who need to evaluate impact and future sustainability of the business, brainstorm new ways of doing business and marketing, and ensure long-term viability. "Join other small business owners to gain insights to best practices and participate in an interactive discussion on topics such as key business challenges and issues to consider, identifying the business' unique value, adjustments, and changes needed to operate in terms of product/service, people, and process, and updating or recreating the business strategy and plan.

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Kaʻū Voices, protesting to save the Postal Service in June.
Photo from Kaʻū Voices
SIGN WAVING TO HELP SAVE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE is sponsored by Kaʻū Voices, a local group affiliated with Indivisible, this Saturday, Aug. 22. at 11a.m. in front of the Nāʻālehu Post Office. All who support the U.S. Postal Service are invited to participate. Wearing a mask and keeping 6 feet social distance is required. Signs will be provided or people can bring their own.

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THIRTEEN NEW CASES OF COVID-19 are reported on Hawaiʻi Island today, and two new hospitalizations. Statewide, 230 new cases are reported, with two on Kauaʻi, six in Maui County, and 209 on Oʻahu. One more person has died from the virus, on Oʻahu, for a death total of 46.
Onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 28 days, by zip code.
White is zero cases. Yellow is one to 25 cases. Light orange
is 26 to 50 cases (not pictured). Dark orange (not pictured)
is 51 to 150 cases. Red (not pictured) is 151+ cases.
Hawaiʻi Department of Health map
     There are 28 active cases on Hawaiʻi Island, with a total of 177 since the pandemic began. 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.
     Since the pandemic began, Oʻahu reported 5,547 cases. With two removed due to new info; Maui County 269, and Kauaʻi 56. Twenty-three victims are residents diagnosed while visiting other places.
     In his daily message, Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Director Talmadge Magno. In his daily message, Magno said, "Hawaiʻi Island has seen daily increases of positive cases for the past two weeks. Most of these recent cases are not travel related which means the virus is being transmitted within the community. Data from the Department of Health shows all of these new cases have been identified as Hilo based. A review is underway to see what policy changes need to occur to address the growing spread of the virus. It is known that many have not been following the policies of gatherings, distancing, and wearing of face coverings. We must all get better, this is a serious situation developing in Hilo and only you can help stop the spread of this virus.
     "Know that person to person close contact is the main method that the virus is spread and we need your help in following the guidelines of gatherings, distancing and face coverings. Thank you for listening, be safe. This is your Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency."
     COVID-19 case count in the U.S. is more than 5,623,990 – about 25 percent of worldwide cases. The death toll is more than 175,409 – about 22 percent of worldwide deaths. Worldwide, there are more than 22.95 million COVID-19 cases. The death toll is more than 799,364.

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Daily, weekly, and monthly recurring Kaʻū and Volcano Events, Meetings, Entertainment, Exercise, Meditation, and more are listed at kaucalendar.com.

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 a 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.

Design the 2021 Ocean Count T-Shirt for Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary by Sept. 30. Designs highlighting humpback whales in Hawaiian waters must be entirely the artist's own creation. To ensure the design looks its best when printed, submit as a high definition PDF, .AI, .EPS or PNG with a quality of at least 1500px x 1500px and 300 DPI (dots per inch) with dimensions no greater than 11.5 inches by 14 inches. Top finalists' designs will appear on oceancount.org, the winner's design on the back of the shirt. The winner will also receive $500. Email the design and completed registration form to oceancount@marinesancutary.org.
Apply for a Crossing Guard Position at Nāʻālehu Elementary, to help keiki cross the street safely before and after school. Apply online at 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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