About The Kaʻū Calendar

Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Wednesday Sept. 15, 2021

 The seventh Ka`u Coffee Trail Runs happen this Saturday at Ka`u Coffee Mill. Registration closes at midnight.
See more below and at www.kaucoffeetrailruns.com. Previous race photo from Ka'u Coffee Trail Runs
HELE-ON ANNOUNCED IMPROVEMENTS TO ITS BUS SERVICE impacting Volcano, Pāhala, Nāʻālehu and Ocean View today.  For its County transportation service, see, download and print the Red Line schedule between Hilo and Volcano at http://www.heleonbus.org/sandbox/Route%2011.pdf. See the schedule between Hilo to Ocean View at http://www.heleonbus.org/sandbox/Route%2010.pdf. See the schedule between Pāhala, the westside of Kaʻū through Kona to South Kohala resorts at 
http://www.heleonbus.org/sandbox/Route%2090.pdf.
    Volcano is served by Route 11; Hilo to Ocean View, Route 10; Hilo to Volcano, and Pāhala to South Kohala Resorts by Route 90.
    New timetables (schedules) and route maps for the entire island are available online at http://www.heleonbus.org/news/starting-september-5-2021-changes-are-coming-tohele-on-bus-routes or by calling (808) 961-8744, option 1. Printed schedules can be picked up at Mo'oheau Bus Terminal at 329 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Monday -Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See more at www.heleonbus.org, or find Hele-On Bus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or You Tube.

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Ka`u Coffee Trail Runs are Saturday at Ka`u Coffee Mill.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR KAʻŪ COFFEE TRAIL RUNS CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT. In person registration will not be allowed on race day, this Saturday, Sept. 18 at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, due to the COVID protocol at the race site.
    The only in person registration still available will be tomorrow, Thursday at the Hilo race packet pickup site in the Suisan pier parking lot, right below the bridge. The Kona packet pickup was today.
    Race emcee this year will be Eddie-O. Timing is Everything is the name of the team that will time the events. The seventh Kaʻū Coffee Trail Runs event will take runners from Kaʻū Coffee Mill through macadamia and coffee orchards, up trails to the rainforest and back along Wood Valley Road. The events are a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and 50K.
    The Kaʻū Coffee Mill coffee shop will open at 8 a.m. Local vendors will sell chili and rice bowls, nachos and Portuguese bean soup and much more.
    The event is a major fundraiser for the community group O Kaʻū Kakou and is managed by co-sponsor Big Island Running Club. All finishers will receive medals and t-shirts. See more at https://www.kaucoffeetrailruns.com/

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KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS INVITES THE PUBLIC TO AN 'OHANA ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE. It is free and happens this Friday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom. This year the conference aims to uplift ʻohana, schools, and community through strengthening of health and well-being.
    Dr. Austin Aukahi Seabury will kick off the event with an opening keynote at 9 a.m., entitled Ohana in the Time of COVID-19: What Holds Us Together and Sees Us Through. Seabury will explore "ways that
'ohana are uniquely challenged in this time of change and stress and discuss core cultural values and practices that can hold them together," states the conference program.    
    Following the opening, participants can choose from a range of engaging presentations, including hula, kūkulu kumuhana (Native Hawaiian well-being framework), hoʻokuakāhi (clearing mind, body and spirit), to digital storytelling, conscious discipline and much more. 
     A lunchtime mele session with live music from Alika Souza and Albert Ka'ai will serve as a break before the last set of sessions. Some of the presentations also include a Department of Human Services certificate for attending.
    The day will close with a talk-story session, at 2 p.m., with Salevaʻa Atisanoʻe, also internationally known as Konishiki and the first foreign-born sumo wrestler to reach ōzeki champion status. Atisanoʻe will discuss the importance of family values and how it motivated and prepared him for his successful career.
    Register for the event until 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, at http://bit.ly/2021VirtualOEConference
to receive an access pass with Zoom links for the conference. Recordings of most sessions will also be made available for those who register, but cannot attend a session.
To see the conference program, visit
https://blogs.ksbe.edu/ohanaengagement/2021-virtual-%ca%bbohana-engagement-conference-program-booklet/

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UBER AND HAWAI'I COUNTY WILL PROVIDE TRANSPORT FOR COVID VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS. The county Mass Transit Agency is partnering with rideshare program Uber for a Hele-On Get Your Shot! campaign.
    Mayor Mitch Roth said, “The main role of transportation is providing access to services, resources and essential destinations. We are focused on offering more ways that County residents can access transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments by working with Uber." 
     John Andoh, Interim Mass Transit Administrator, said, " For many people in communities across the
County, transportation is a constant barrier to getting to their doctor’s visits, grocery stores, and other appointments. This barrier was made even more complex by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the populations most in need of the vaccine are unable to get to their vaccine appointment,” said John Andoh, Interim Mass Transit Administrator. “We are ensuring that through Hele-On, transportation is not a barrier to the COVID-19 vaccine on island and we are excited to work with Uber to facilitate this partnership.” Nationally, Uber has pledged to provide up to ten million free or discounted rides to help people get vaccinated, particularly “communities of color that have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic,” said a statement from Uber. “We’re proud to support transit agencies like Hele-On as they continue to facilitate vaccinations and positive health outcomes by leveraging Uber’s on-demand platform,” said Teague Kirkpatrick, Customer Success Manager at Uber. Participants can get access to up to four free rides (up to $15 each trip) to and from vaccination appointments. Any amount over $15 will be automatically charged to the user’s debit or credit card on file with the user’s Uber account. To receive a voucher to book COVID-19 vaccine trips through Uber: http://t.uber.com/heleonhawaiicounty.
    For vaccination locations in Hawai’i County, visit: https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaiihawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/pages/vaccine-information.
    This promotion runs through December 31, or while funding lasts. For more information about Hele-On, please (808) 961-8744, TDD: 711 though the relay service, email heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov, visit www.heleonbus.org or find HeleOn Bus on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or You Tube. ### About Hele-On.

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MORE THAN $28 MILLION WILL GO TO HAWAIIAN EDUCATION PROGRAMS, according to announcements yesterday from Sen. Mazie Hirono.    
    U.S. Department of Education is awarding the 35 grants through the Native Hawaiian Education Program. Grants will go to Native Hawaiian educational organizations, Native Hawaiian community-based organizations, and similar organizations.
    Hirono said, “This funding will support Native Hawaiians across our state by providing support for Native Hawaiian students, parents, and teachers through a variety of programs. I will continue to advocate for strong funding in programs that invest in Native Hawaiian communities, especially because Native Hawaiians have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.”

    The grantees include the following organizations: Partners in Development Foundation, which operates Tutu & Me in Kaʻū and elsewhere, as well as other programs for children: $2,527,045; University of Hawaii (Systemwide): $9,348,569; Friends of the Future: $1,895,786Papa Ola Lokahi: $740,577; Hula Preservation Society: $260,948; Malama Loko Ea Foundation: $733,150; Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture: $350,471; Awaiaulu, Inc.: $748,934; Kai Loa, Inc.: $512,494; Kamalani Academy: $675,919; Hooulu Lahui Inc.: $431,052; Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers: $2,207,987; Ke Kula O Nawahiokalaniopuu: $1,278,423; Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana: $1,385,750; Pacific American Foundation: $540,000; Consortium for Hawaii Ecological Engineering Education: $787,433; Hui Mauli Ola: $558,798; Kulaniakea: $651,42; Hui Malama O Ke Kai Foundation: $365,593; Hookakoo Corporation: $576,640; Hanona: $742,252

Contact deisha.davis@k12.hhi.us. Free Hele On
after school bus will be availalbe to participants.
     NHEP provides funding to develop, supplement, and expand innovative educational programs to assist Native Hawaiians, including through early childhood programs, family-based education centers, reading and literacy programs, activities to address the needs of gifted and talented Native Hawaiian students, special education programs, professional development for educators, and activities to enable Native Hawaiian students to enter and complete postsecondary education programs. More information about the program is available at https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/rural-insular-native-achievement-programs/native-hawaiian-education/

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DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS is among the fastest distributors of Emergency Rental Assistance in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
    Congressman Kai Kahele made the announcement. He helped pass the American Rescue Plan, which nearly doubled the initial funding to expand the existing ERA program to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the families and communities most in need, he encouraged Hawaii'i State and County governments to fast-track the distribution of ERA funds.
    "The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' and the City & County of Honolulu's success in distributing federal rent and utility assistance is a victory for Hawaiʻi," said Kahele. "As we face the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, efficiently distributing Emergency Rental Assistance to our community members in need keeps families in their homes. I am proud to be a federal partner in these efforts, and I applaud the outstanding work of DHHL, the City and County of Honolulu, Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi and Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement for connecting our community members to these resources."
    Kahele said he is in communication with Gov. David Ige to support the State's efforts to ramp up the distribution of remaining rent and utility assistance to eligible households across Hawaiʻi.

    "The nonprofit organizations running these programs have worked together to simplify the application process and provide additional 'one-on-one' and culturally competent support to meet local needs," according to an announcement from the U.S. Treasury. "They have also proactively engaged with other nonprofit organizations providing human services resulting in more integrated continuum of care for those in need of ERA benefits. These coordinated services have supported high spend rates on ERA funds for both grantee programs run by the City and County of Honolulu and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands."
    "Emergency Rental Assistance is available to households across Hawaiʻi," Kahele added. "I encourage anyone experiencing anxiety about paying for rent or utilities in the ongoing public health crisis to contact your county's rent and utility assistance program to see if you qualify for this federal assistance."
    To aid in these efforts, Congressman Kahele has launched an Emergency Rental Assistance resource page on his website.

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Read the entire Kaʻū Calendar and back issues at 
www.kaucalendar.com. Find it in the mail from Volcano
through PāhalaNāʻālehu, Ocean View to Miloli'i.
Pick it up from newsstands.

















KAʻŪ COFFEE MILL & VISITOR CENTER. Buy online at kaucoffeemill.com and in person at 96-2694 Wood Valley Road, daily, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PUNALUʻU BAKESHOP online at bakeshophawaii.com and in-person 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week in x.

ALIʻI HAWAIʻI HULA HANDS COFFEE. Order by calling 928-0608 or emailing alihhhcoffee@yahoo.com.

AIKANE PLANTATION COFFEE COMPANY. Order online at aikaneplantation.com. Call 808-927-2252

MIRANDA'S FARMS KAʻŪ COFFEE. Order online at mirandafarms.com or, in person at 73-7136 Mamalahoa Hwy.  See latest print edition at kaucalendar.com..

KUAHIWI RANCH STORE, in person. Shop weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 am to 3 p.m. at 95-5520 Hwy 11. Locally processed grass-fed beef, live meat chickens, and feed for cattle, goats, sheep, chickens, horses, dogs, and pigs. Call 929-7333 of 938-1625, email kaohi@kuahiwiranch.com.



DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS, NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO? Call Department of Health's expanded Hawai‘i C.A.R.E.S. program at 1-800-753-6879 – the same number previously used by Crisis Line of Hawai‘i. Individuals in crisis can also text ALOHA to 741741, available 24/7.

LEARN SELF-CARE THROUGH Big Island Substance Abuse Council's Practice Self-Care Series. For additional series that feature refreshing wellness tips, follow the Behavioral Health & Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group at facebook.com/bhhsurg

WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE OFFERS HEALTH PROGRAMS. Piko focuses on reproductive health; increasing access, respect, cultural competence, education, and choice. Pilina aims to grow membership and establish a culture of collaborative decision-making. Follow @kau_womens_health_collective. Contact rootsmedieshawaii@gmail.com. Call 808-450-0498.

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.

CHOOSE ALOHA FOR HOME is available to families, to provide a healthy way to grow together using neuroscience and positive psychology. Program uses a series of self-guided videos, activities, and "dinner table discussion topics." Sign up at chooselovemovement.org/choose-love-home.

EDUCATION
Register for Boys & Girls Club Mobile Outreach and Tutoring Programs at rb.gy/o1o2hy. For keiki grades 1-6. Contact Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (808) 961-5536 or email mobiletutoring@bgcbi.org or info@bgcbi.org.

ʻOhana Help Desk offers online How-To Guides for Chromebooks and iPads at rb.gy/8er9wm. ʻOhana Help Desk also available by phone, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Invite Park Rangers to Virtually Visit Classes, through connecting with teachers and home-schoolers with distance learning programs and virtual huakaʻi (field trips). Contact havo_education@nps.gov.

Public Libraries are open for WiFi, pick-up, and other services. Nāʻālehu open Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pāhala open Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., limited entry into library with Wiki Visits. Schedule a Library Take Out time at picktime.com/hspls. Open for library card account help and reference assistance from the front door. WiFi available to anyone with a library card, from each library parking lot. See librarieshawaii.org.

Free Book Exchanges, at laundromats in Ocean View and Nāʻālehu, provided by Friends of the Kaʻū Libraries. Open to all. Keep the books, pass them on to other readers, or return them. Selection of books replenished weekly at both sites.

Read Report on Public Input about Disaster Recovery from damage during the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.
View the Civic Engagement and Comment Analysis Report at rb.gy/awu65k.

Learn About Hawaiʻi's History & Culture through Papakilo Database, papakilodatabase.com.
Virtual Workshops on Hawaiʻi's Legislative Processes through Public Access Room. Sign up by contacting (808) 587-0478 or par@capitol.hawaii.gov. Ask questions and discuss all things legislative in a non-partisan environment. Attend Coffee Hour with PAR: Fridays at 3 p.m. on Zoom, meeting ID 990 4865 9652 or click zoom.us/j/99048659652. PAR staff will be available to answer questions and to discuss the legislative process. Anyone wanting to listen in without taking part in discussions is welcome. Learn more at lrb.hawaii.gov/public-access-room.

Online Directory at shopbigisland.com, co-sponsored by County of Hawai‘i, has a signup sheet for local businesses to fill in the blanks. The only requirement is a physical address on this island.

COMMUNITY
Food Assistance: Apply for The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences COVID-19 Family Relief Funds. Funded by Volcano Community Association, and members of the VSAS Friends and Governing Boards, who have donated, the fund supplies KTA or Dimple Cheek Gift Cards, or gift cards to other locally owned business, to VSAS families in need. Contact Kim Miller at 985-8537, kmiller@volcanoschool.net. Contributions to the fund can be sent in by check to: VSAS, PO Box 845, Volcano, HI 96785 – write Relief Fund in the memo. See volcanoschool.net

ENROLL CHILDREN, from first through eighth grade, in Kula ʻAmakihi, a program from Volcano School of the Arts & Sciences. It started Aug. 3. Call 808-985- 9800 or visit www.volcanoschool.net.




REGISTER FOR THE KA‘Ū COFFEE TRAIL RUN, which returns on Saturday, Sept. 18. See more on the OKK event at https://www.kaucoffeetrailruns.com/

WALK THROUGH A GUIDED 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. www.volcanoartcenter.org. Call 967-8222.

KAʻŪ ART GALLERY is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Nāʻālehu. It features and sells works by local artists and offers other gift items.Vendor applications are being accepted for its Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale on Saturday, Nov. 13. Kaʻū Art Gallery's website has 24/7 access online and is frequently updated to show current inventory items. "We are always looking to collaborate with local artists in our community," said assistant Alexandra Kaupu. Artists with an interest in being featured at Kaʻū Art Gallery and Gift Shop, contact gallery owner and director Corrine Kaupu at kauartgallery@hawaiiantel.biz.

GOLF & MEMBERSHIPS for Discovery Harbour Golf Course and its Clubhouse: The Club offers Social Memberships, with future use of the clubhouse and current use of the pickleball courts as well as walking and running on specified areas of the golf course before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. to enjoy the panoramiocean views. Golf memberships range from unlimited play for the avid golfer to casual play options. Membership is required to play and practice golf on the course. All golf memberships include Social Membership amenities. Membership fees are designed to help underwrite programs and improvements to the facilities.Call 808-731-5122 or stop by the Clubhouse during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 94-1581 Kaulua Circle. Email clubatdiscoveryharbour@gmail.com. See The Club at Discovery Harbour Facebook page.

ALOHA FRIDAY MARKETPLACE, hosted by Kaʻū Main Street, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., grounds of Kauahaʻao Congregational Church 95-1642 Pinao St. in Waiʻohinu, corner of Kamaoa and Hwy 11. Farmers Market, Arts & Crafts, Health Practitioners, Food, Music, Yoga, Keiki Fun & More. Inquiries: AlohaFridayMarket@gmail.com.

VOLCANO FARMERS MARKET, Cooper Center, Volcano Village on Sundays. 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with much local produce, baked goods, food to go, island beef and Hawai‘i Coffee. Cooper Center's EBT Machine, used at the Farmer's Market, is out of service until further notice. EBT is used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps. Call 808-967-7800.

OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY MARKET, open Saturdays and Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the corner of Kona Drive and Highway 11, where Thai Grindz is located. Managed by Mark Council. Masks mandatory. 100-person limit, social distancing required. Gate unlocked for vendors at 5:30 a.m., $15 dollars, no reservations needed. Parking in upper lot only. Vendors must provide own sanitizer. Food vendor permits required. Carpooling encouraged.

O KAʻŪ KĀKOU MARKET, in Nāʻālehu, open Wednesday, and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Limit of 50 customers per hour, 20 vendor booths, with 20 feet of space between vendors. Masks and hand sanitizing required, social distancing 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.

OCEAN VIEW SWAP MEET is open at Ocean View makai shopping center, near Mālama Market. Hours for patrons are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Vendor set-up time is 5 a.m. Masks required.

BUY LOCAL GIFTS ONLINE, IN-PERSON

VOLCANO ART CENTER ONLINE, in person. Shop at Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Virtual Shopping Appointments offered via Skype or FaceTime. Book at volcanoartcenter.org/shop for $5. Shop online gallery 24/7. Orders shipped or free local pickup available. See the VAC Virtual Classroom, which features over 90 videos. See volcanoartcenter.org/events, call 967-8222.





Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021

A 2014 photo of drought conditions at South Point, leading to a fire. Photo by the late Isaac Davis

SEVERE DROUGHT AT SOUTH POINT is a feature of the latest Hawai'i Drought Statement from the National Weather Service. "A rancher operating in the South Point area reported deteriorating
pasture conditions," says the statement,  noting that "a localized area of severe drought was over or near South Point." The drought level at the affected area of South Point is classified as D2 where fire danger is high; pasture conditions are very dry and poor; cattle health is poor; crops struggle; reservoir levels are low; springs dry up, mandatory water restrictions can be implemented.
  The statement also notes that the portion of the South Kohala District. burned by the record-breaking brush fire in late July and early August has not been able to recover due to the lack of rain. "The
lack of grasses in the area is resulting in substantial top soil erosion due to periodic strong winds. Satellite-based vegetation health data also showed deteriorating rangeland conditions in the
Humu'ula Saddle region of the island."
USDA has declared Hawai'i County a Natural Disaster Area
for drought, with help available to ranchers and farmers.
2014 photo by Isaac Davis
    Some ranchers from drought and fire decimated areas on the island are looking for temporary pasture in Kaʻū, according to some land owners here.
    On June 28, Hawai'i County was declared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be a natural disaster
area due to drought. The declaration allows farm operators in the county to be eligible for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency.
    The Long-Lead Hawaiian Islands Outlook issued on Aug.19 by NOAA Climate Prediction Center showed probabilities tilted toward below normal rainfall into mid-fall 2021. Probabilities favor near normal temperatures into mid-fall, and are tilted toward above normal temperatures late in 2021 and into early spring 2022. 
    The next long-lead outlook will be issued by theClimate Prediction Center on Sept. 16. "With the exception of the Kona slopes of the Big Island, leeward areas of the state are expected to have a continuation of drought conditions into mid-fall 2021 due to the probabilities favoring below normal rainfall. Windward areas may have sufficient rainfall to mitigate the development of significant drought conditions," says the National Weather Service statement.

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VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER LIZZIE STABO IS RECOVERING FROM SURGERY TODAY for the skin graft required for burns on her leg, suffered at Honu`apo on Sept. 3. Two fundraisers are bringing in assistance for her care and living expenses. Medical expenses are covered as she was on duty when injured.
    Ahead of the surgery, Stabo said the skin graft would cover the lower half of her right leg. She described her care at Straub Hospital in Honolulu as excellent and said the founder of the burn unit is her surgeon. "I'm very blessed he was on call the day I was brought in."
Lizzie Stabo on a parade day, with her firefighter colleagues.
Photo from Meghan Proue

   Stabo also thanked the Hawai'i County Fire Department, saying it "has been amazing with any and everything needed, so grateful." Stabo's hospital stay in the sterile burn unit, where few visitors can go, could exceed a month.
     One facebook fundraiser was launched by Stabo's friend and employer at Flyn' Hawaiian Coffee, Judy Knapp, shortly after the freak accident. Stabo fell into an "imu," a hole in the ground in the Honu'apo wildlands, as a firefighter with Nā'ālehu Volunteer Fire Station. She was transported to Kaʻū Hospital, taken by ambulance to Hilo and life flighted to Straub Medical Center Burn Unit on O'ahu,         
    Connect to the fundraiser and read more about Stabo's recovery and her gratefulness for all who support her at https://www.facebook.com/donate/379759600195220/. More than $12,000 has been raised to date.
     Another effort to raise money is at https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lizzy-recover, launched by Stabo's daughter Meghann Proue, who shares her own gratefulness for all the community support that Lizzie Stabo has received. More than $15,000 has been raised to date.
     
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AN ENTREPRENEUR MENTORSHIP PROGRAM grant has been awarded by County of Hawai'i for Kaʻū, according to an announcement today from Nā'ālehu Main Street, Inc. Haumāna A'o 'Oihana 'O Ka'ū, Entrepreneur Mentorship / Apprentice Program is designed for Ka'ū young people who want to explore their creativity to start and operate a business, with the goal of becoming self-sufficient, self-reliant and to create more economic opportunities in the District of Ka'ū.

    Entrepreneurial candidates will be matched with and work hand-in-hand with seasoned business professionals who will offer technical support, resources, guidance, motivation and inspiration to assist, those selected, in creating a successful business. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit, between the ages of 18-32, can request an application by email to NaalehuMainStreetinc@gmail.com.


NEW YOUTH DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS are being held by Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi. Here are the details. The sessions are free and online, every Thursday from 3 p.m.- 4  p.m.. They are open to anyone under 18 who is living with diabetes - also open to the support ʻohana.
     Youth Diabetes Support Group is a safe place to learn about managing diabetes, share stories, and connect with healthcare professionals, according to Hui Mālama.  To sign up or learn more, visit hmono.org/services or call (808) 969-9220.

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OCEAN VIEW EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY CHURCH holds services on Sundays at 10 a.m.. In-person services follow CDC guidelines and Hawai'i mandates by using hand sanitizer, wearing face masks, and practicing social distancing. Sermons and additional information arre posted at www.ovevangelicalcommunity.church. Contact phone numbers as well as email contact information can also be found there. The church is located at 92-8977 Leilani Circle and the church phone number is 808-939-9089.

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Read the entire Kaʻū Calendar and back issues at 
www.kaucalendar.com. Find it in the mail from Volcano
through Nāʻālehu, Ocean View to Miloli'i.
Pick it up from newsstands.

















KAʻŪ COFFEE MILL & VISITOR CENTER. Buy online at kaucoffeemill.com and in person at 96-2694 Wood Valley Road, daily, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PUNALUʻU BAKESHOP online at bakeshophawaii.com and in-person 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week in x.

ALIʻI HAWAIʻI HULA HANDS COFFEE. Order by calling 928-0608 or emailing alihhhcoffee@yahoo.com.

AIKANE PLANTATION COFFEE COMPANY. Order online at aikaneplantation.com. Call 808-927-2252

MIRANDA'S FARMS KAʻŪ COFFEE. Order online at mirandafarms.com or, in person at 73-7136 Mamalahoa Hwy.  See latest print edition at kaucalendar.com..

KUAHIWI RANCH STORE, in person. Shop weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 am to 3 p.m. at 95-5520 Hwy 11. Locally processed grass-fed beef, live meat chickens, and feed for cattle, goats, sheep, chickens, horses, dogs, and pigs. Call 929-7333 of 938-1625, email kaohi@kuahiwiranch.com.




HOPE DIA-MEND MINISTRIES holds outdoor services Sundays at 9:45 a.m. at 92-898 Ginger Blossom Lane in Ocean View. Masks and distancing required. For help and/or to donate, call or text 808-937-6355, or call the Ministry at 808-920-8137. See Facebook and at hopedia-mendministries.com.

DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS, NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO? Call Department of Health's expanded Hawai‘i C.A.R.E.S. program at 1-800-753-6879 – the same number previously used by Crisis Line of Hawai‘i. Individuals in crisis can also text ALOHA to 741741, available 24/7.

LEARN SELF-CARE THROUGH Big Island Substance Abuse Council's Practice Self-Care Series. For additional series that feature refreshing wellness tips, follow the Behavioral Health & Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group at facebook.com/bhhsurg

WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE OFFERS HEALTH PROGRAMS. Piko focuses on reproductive health; increasing access, respect, cultural competence, education, and choice. Pilina aims to grow membership and establish a culture of collaborative decision-making. Follow @kau_womens_health_collective. Contact rootsmedieshawaii@gmail.com. Call 808-450-0498.

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.

CHOOSE ALOHA FOR HOME is available to families, to provide a healthy way to grow together using neuroscience and positive psychology. Program uses a series of self-guided videos, activities, and "dinner table discussion topics." Sign up at chooselovemovement.org/choose-love-home.

EDUCATION
Register for Boys & Girls Club Mobile Outreach and Tutoring Programs at rb.gy/o1o2hy. For keiki grades 1-6. Contact Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (808) 961-5536 or email mobiletutoring@bgcbi.org or info@bgcbi.org.

ʻOhana Help Desk offers online How-To Guides for Chromebooks and iPads at rb.gy/8er9wm. ʻOhana Help Desk also available by phone, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Invite Park Rangers to Virtually Visit Classes, through connecting with teachers and home-schoolers with distance learning programs and virtual huakaʻi (field trips). Contact havo_education@nps.gov.

Weekly Virtual Town Meetings, hosted by https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hawaiian-volcano-observatory High & Pāhala Elementary, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Discussion topics include attendance, best practices, Grab-n-Go meals, school updates, questions and feedback, and more. Go to KHPES.org for Live WebEx link.

Public Libraries are open for WiFi, pick-up, and other services. Nāʻālehu open Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pāhala open Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., limited entry into library with Wiki Visits. Schedule a Library Take Out time at picktime.com/hspls. Open for library card account help and reference assistance from the front door. WiFi available to anyone with a library card, from each library parking lot. See librarieshawaii.org.

Free Book Exchanges, at laundromats in Ocean View and Nāʻālehu, provided by Friends of the Kaʻū Libraries. Open to all. Keep the books, pass them on to other readers, or return them. Selection of books replenished weekly at both sites.

Read Report on Public Input about Disaster Recovery from damage during the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.
View the Civic Engagement and Comment Analysis Report at rb.gy/awu65k.

Learn About Hawaiʻi's History & Culture through Papakilo Database, papakilodatabase.com.
Virtual Workshops on Hawaiʻi's Legislative Processes through Public Access Room. Sign up by contacting (808) 587-0478 or par@capitol.hawaii.gov. Ask questions and discuss all things legislative in a non-partisan environment. Attend Coffee Hour with PAR: Fridays at 3 p.m. on Zoom, meeting ID 990 4865 9652 or click zoom.us/j/99048659652. PAR staff will be available to answer questions and to discuss the legislative process. Anyone wanting to listen in without taking part in discussions is welcome. Learn more at lrb.hawaii.gov/public-access-room.

Online Directory at shopbigisland.com, co-sponsored by County of Hawai‘i, has a signup sheet for local businesses to fill in the blanks. The only requirement is a physical address on this island.

COMMUNITY
Food Assistance: Apply for The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences COVID-19 Family Relief Funds. Funded by Volcano Community Association, and members of the VSAS Friends and Governing Boards, who have donated, the fund supplies KTA or Dimple Cheek Gift Cards, or gift cards to other locally owned business, to VSAS families in need. Contact Kim Miller at 985-8537, kmiller@volcanoschool.net. Contributions to the fund can be sent in by check to: VSAS, PO Box 845, Volcano, HI 96785 – write Relief Fund in the memo. See volcanoschool.net

ENROLL CHILDREN, from first through eighth grade, in Kula ʻAmakihi, a program from Volcano School of the Arts & Sciences. It started Aug. 3. Call 808-985- 9800 or visit www.volcanoschool.net.




REGISTER FOR THE KA‘Ū COFFEE TRAIL RUN, which returns on Saturday, Sept. 18. See more on the OKK event at https://www.kaucoffeetrailruns.com/

WALK THROUGH A GUIDED 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. www.volcanoartcenter.org. Call 967-8222.

KAʻŪ ART GALLERY is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Nāʻālehu. It features and sells works by local artists and offers other gift items.Vendor applications are being accepted for its Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale on Saturday, Nov. 13. Kaʻū Art Gallery's website has 24/7 access online and is frequently updated to show current inventory items. "We are always looking to collaborate with local artists in our community," said assistant Alexandra Kaupu. Artists with an interest in being featured at Kaʻū Art Gallery and Gift Shop, contact gallery owner and director Corrine Kaupu at kauartgallery@hawaiiantel.biz.

GOLF & MEMBERSHIPS for Discovery Harbour Golf Course and its Clubhouse: The Club offers Social Memberships, with future use of the clubhouse and current use of the pickleball courts as well as walking and running on specified areas of the golf course before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. to enjoy the panoramiocean views. Golf memberships range from unlimited play for the avid golfer to casual play options. Membership is required to play and practice golf on the course. All golf memberships include Social Membership amenities. Membership fees are designed to help underwrite programs and improvements to the facilities.Call 808-731-5122 or stop by the Clubhouse during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 94-1581 Kaulua Circle. Email clubatdiscoveryharbour@gmail.com. See The Club at Discovery Harbour Facebook page.

ALOHA FRIDAY MARKETPLACE, hosted by Kaʻū Main Street, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., grounds of Kauahaʻao Congregational Church 95-1642 Pinao St. in Waiʻohinu, corner of Kamaoa and Hwy 11. Farmers Market, Arts & Crafts, Health Practitioners, Food, Music, Yoga, Keiki Fun & More. Inquiries: AlohaFridayMarket@gmail.com.

VOLCANO FARMERS MARKET, Cooper Center, Volcano Village on Sundays. 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with much local produce, baked goods, food to go, island beef and Hawai‘i Coffee. Cooper Center's EBT Machine, used at the Farmer's Market, is out of service until further notice. EBT is used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps. Call 808-967-7800.

OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY MARKET, open Saturdays and Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the corner of Kona Drive and Highway 11, where Thai Grindz is located. Managed by Mark Council. Masks mandatory. 100-person limit, social distancing required. Gate unlocked for vendors at 5:30 a.m., $15 dollars, no reservations needed. Parking in upper lot only. Vendors must provide own sanitizer. Food vendor permits required. Carpooling encouraged.

O KAʻŪ KĀKOU MARKET, in Nāʻālehu, open Wednesday, and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Limit of 50 customers per hour, 20 vendor booths, with 20 feet of space between vendors. Masks and hand sanitizing required, social distancing 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.

OCEAN VIEW SWAP MEET is open at Ocean View makai shopping center, near Mālama Market. Hours for patrons are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Vendor set-up time is 5 a.m. Masks required.

BUY LOCAL GIFTS ONLINE, IN-PERSON

VOLCANO ART CENTER ONLINE, in person. Shop at Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Virtual Shopping Appointments offered via Skype or FaceTime. Book at volcanoartcenter.org/shop for $5. Shop online gallery 24/7. Orders shipped or free local pickup available. See the VAC Virtual Classroom, which features over 90 videos. See volcanoartcenter.org/events, call 967-8222.




Monday, September 13, 2021

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021

Ala Hehe Hulu Kupuna by Makaiwa Kanui is on display in the exhibition called 
Art & Anarchy at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus through Oct. 1.

 ART & ANARCHY 2021 IS ON DISPLAY AT VOLCANO ART CENTER through Oct. 1. The Exhibition is sponsored by University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Departments of Philosophy and Art in conjunction with the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition  philosophy conference focusing on the 
theme of Anarchy.
   The show opened on Sept. 11 and may be viewed in person Wednesdays – Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.
    The three-week event features invited artists from the U.S. mainland and Hawaiʻi Island, who were asked to submit works of art which 
engage the theme of anarchy.
    Since its origins in 19th century Paris, anarchism has influenced the visual arts in diverse ways and continues to do so as demonstrated by this collection of one-of-a-kind works which provide visual 
and intellectual stimulation on
the subject.

    Tim Freeman, Teacher of Philosophy at UH Hilo, said, “Anarchism, as a philosophy and political movement developing in Paris in the mid 19th century, was never really advocating a descent into disorder and chaos, but rather the liberation of humanity from the oppressive order imposed by religion, capitalist economics, and the state as it then existed. What the anarchist philosophers were advocating was a new kind of order.” 

    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, the first modern political philosopher to declare himself an anarchist, and considered the “father of anarchism,” wrote: “Anarchy is order without power.” 
    The American anarchist Emma Goldman later stated: “Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth, an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations.”
   A statement from Volcano Art Center says, "The mixed media exhibition features original paintings, prints, sculptures, and ceramics by both professional, amateur and student artists who continue to investigate the same issues that motivated the original anarchist movement and in many ways are even more critical today."
    The Art & Anarchy exhibition can be viewed in Dietrich Varez Hall in the Hale Hoʻomana building at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. 
    VAC follows CDC guidelines and social distancing protocol. "Be prepared to wear a mask and keep a safe 6 ft. distance from others within the gallery. Additionally, VAC gallery is mandating a max. occupancy of 10 people within the gallery at one time (you may be asked to wait outside if the gallery is full), the use of hand sanitizer at the entrance, and regular cleaning of highly touched surfaces by VAC staff and volunteers," says the exhibition announcement.
    Read more about the art and each artist, and shop the Art & Anarchy exhibit at https://volcanoartcenter.org/product-category/niaulani-featured-exhibit/

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VETERANS WHO SERVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST CAN TAKE THE FALL OF AFGHANISTAN to the Taliban as an extreme loss. Sen. Mazie Hirono recently urged her constituents: "Given the recent events in Afghanistan, it’s more important than ever to connect with your veteran friends and family and let them know that you’re there for them and that help is available."
    See https://twitter.com/VetAffairsDem.                  Hirono suggests to scroll through to see the mental health resources available to veterans and their loved ones. "RT because you never know in your life who might need this information."

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THE COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR A LOCAL RESIDENT TO SERVE ON THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION for District 6, the County Council area served by Maile David. The region includes Pahala, Na`alehu, Ocean View into Kona and Volcano into Puna.
    The Transportation Commission is responsible for regulating passenger carrying motor vehicles such as taxis and to serve as an advisory commission on mass transit and other transportation-related matters. This includes the county's Hele-On Bus service, which takes many people to work from Ka`u to as far as Hilo and to the Kohala Resorts above Kona. The bus service is also used for transportation to the university and colleges and for shopping and health care, as well as going to and from the airports.
    Those with an interest in applying to be a member of the county's Transportation Commission can contact Pomaika’i Bartolome, Executive Assistance to Mayor Mitch Roth at 961-8504, or email: pbartolome@hawaiicounty.gov . Applications are also being taken online at https://hawaiicounty.wufoo.com/forms/m1xiduev1c02e62/. Deadline to apply is Oct. 1. The online application says that the goal "is to select members who bring a variety of skills and life experiences to these agencies." The judicial office has been vacant since the retirement of Judge Melvin H. Fujino in 2020.

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COMMENTS ARE SOLICITED FOR NOMINEES FOR A THIRD CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE on this island. Gov. David Ige issued a statement today saying he will make the selection from nominees from the state Judicial Selection Committee. They are:
    Wendy M. DeWeese, a judge with the District Family Court of the Third Circuit. She received a BA from Pomona College in California and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.
    Mark D. Disher, a deputy prosecuting attorney and supervising attorney, West Hawaiʻi Unit, County of Hawaiʻi Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. He received his BS in criminal justice from Chaminade University of Honolulu and his JD from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
    Cynthia T. Tai, executive director, Project Expedite Justice, and a per diem judge with the District and District Family Courts of the Third Circuit. She received a BA from the University of Southern California and a JD from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific in California. She served for nearly seven years as a prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, before returning to Kona. See www.projectexpeditejustice.org.
   Kimberly B. M. Taniyama, an attorney in private practice. She earned a BA in biology and English from Loyola Marymount University in California and her Juris Doctor from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
    "The Judicial Selection Commission submitted these lists of nominees to the governor after careful evaluation and investigation of the backgrounds and qualifications of the applicants," says the governor's statement. The governor has until Oct. 13 to make the appointment. All appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.
    He will interview each nominee and is seeking public comment. Send opinions on the nominees through https://governor.hawaii.gov/contact-us/comments-regarding-judicial-nominees/
    
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"FIVE IS A SIGNAL TO THE COMMUNITY you shouldn’t be outside your living bubble,” said Gov. Davide Ige. He was talking on the Honolulu Star Advertiser Spotlight Hawai'i program today. He said that if COVID cases and hospitalizations do not go down, he may mandate that no more than five people can congregate indoors. The aim is to discourage gatherings of people indoors, outside of family bubbles, that become the venue for spreading COVID. He also said he may cut the gathering size for people outdoors to ten. Currently it is ten indoors and 25 outdoors, with a ban on big events.
    The governor did acknowledge that the trend in case numbers is heading down. The average number of daily new cases during the last week was 556. Two weeks ago it was 896. Today the statewide count of new cases was 461.
 
FOR THE COVID COUNT, Hawai'i County Civil Defense and the Department of Health report 82 new cases and 1,376 active cases, with 51 persons hospitalized on this island with COVID.

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Read the entire Kaʻū Calendar and back issues at 
www.kaucalendar.com. Find it in the mail from Volcano
through Nāʻālehu, Ocean View to Miloli'i.
Pick it up from newsstands.

















KAʻŪ COFFEE MILL & VISITOR CENTER. Buy online at kaucoffeemill.com and in person at 96-2694 Wood Valley Road, daily, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PUNALUʻU BAKESHOP online at bakeshophawaii.com and in-person 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week in x.

ALIʻI HAWAIʻI HULA HANDS COFFEE. Order by calling 928-0608 or emailing alihhhcoffee@yahoo.com.

AIKANE PLANTATION COFFEE COMPANY. Order online at aikaneplantation.com. Call 808-927-2252

MIRANDA'S FARMS KAʻŪ COFFEE. Order online at mirandafarms.com or, in person at 73-7136 Mamalahoa Hwy.  See latest print edition at kaucalendar.com..

KUAHIWI RANCH STORE, in person. Shop weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 am to 3 p.m. at 95-5520 Hwy 11. Locally processed grass-fed beef, live meat chickens, and feed for cattle, goats, sheep, chickens, horses, dogs, and pigs. Call 929-7333 of 938-1625, email kaohi@kuahiwiranch.com.




HOPE DIA-MEND MINISTRIES holds outdoor services Sundays at 9:45 a.m. at 92-898 Ginger Blossom Lane in Ocean View. Masks and distancing required. For help and/or to donate, call or text 808-937-6355, or call the Ministry at 808-920-8137. See Facebook and at hopedia-mendministries.com.

DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS, NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO? Call Department of Health's expanded Hawai‘i C.A.R.E.S. program at 1-800-753-6879 – the same number previously used by Crisis Line of Hawai‘i. Individuals in crisis can also text ALOHA to 741741, available 24/7.

LEARN SELF-CARE THROUGH Big Island Substance Abuse Council's Practice Self-Care Series. For additional series that feature refreshing wellness tips, follow the Behavioral Health & Homelessness Statewide Unified Response Group at facebook.com/bhhsurg

WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE OFFERS HEALTH PROGRAMS. Piko focuses on reproductive health; increasing access, respect, cultural competence, education, and choice. Pilina aims to grow membership and establish a culture of collaborative decision-making. Follow @kau_womens_health_collective. Contact rootsmedieshawaii@gmail.com. Call 808-450-0498.

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.

CHOOSE ALOHA FOR HOME is available to families, to provide a healthy way to grow together using neuroscience and positive psychology. Program uses a series of self-guided videos, activities, and "dinner table discussion topics." Sign up at chooselovemovement.org/choose-love-home.

EDUCATION
Register for Boys & Girls Club Mobile Outreach and Tutoring Programs at rb.gy/o1o2hy. For keiki grades 1-6. Contact Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (808) 961-5536 or email mobiletutoring@bgcbi.org or info@bgcbi.org.

ʻOhana Help Desk offers online How-To Guides for Chromebooks and iPads at rb.gy/8er9wm. ʻOhana Help Desk also available by phone, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Invite Park Rangers to Virtually Visit Classes, through connecting with teachers and home-schoolers with distance learning programs and virtual huakaʻi (field trips). Contact havo_education@nps.gov.

Weekly Virtual Town Meetings, hosted by https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hawaiian-volcano-observatory High & Pāhala Elementary, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Discussion topics include attendance, best practices, Grab-n-Go meals, school updates, questions and feedback, and more. Go to KHPES.org for Live WebEx link.

Public Libraries are open for WiFi, pick-up, and other services. Nāʻālehu open Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pāhala open Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., limited entry into library with Wiki Visits. Schedule a Library Take Out time at picktime.com/hspls. Open for library card account help and reference assistance from the front door. WiFi available to anyone with a library card, from each library parking lot. See librarieshawaii.org.

Free Book Exchanges, at laundromats in Ocean View and Nāʻālehu, provided by Friends of the Kaʻū Libraries. Open to all. Keep the books, pass them on to other readers, or return them. Selection of books replenished weekly at both sites.

Read Report on Public Input about Disaster Recovery from damage during the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.
View the Civic Engagement and Comment Analysis Report at rb.gy/awu65k.

Learn About Hawaiʻi's History & Culture through Papakilo Database, papakilodatabase.com.
Virtual Workshops on Hawaiʻi's Legislative Processes through Public Access Room. Sign up by contacting (808) 587-0478 or par@capitol.hawaii.gov. Ask questions and discuss all things legislative in a non-partisan environment. Attend Coffee Hour with PAR: Fridays at 3 p.m. on Zoom, meeting ID 990 4865 9652 or click zoom.us/j/99048659652. PAR staff will be available to answer questions and to discuss the legislative process. Anyone wanting to listen in without taking part in discussions is welcome. Learn more at lrb.hawaii.gov/public-access-room.

Online Directory at shopbigisland.com, co-sponsored by County of Hawai‘i, has a signup sheet for local businesses to fill in the blanks. The only requirement is a physical address on this island.

COMMUNITY
Food Assistance: Apply for The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences COVID-19 Family Relief Funds. Funded by Volcano Community Association, and members of the VSAS Friends and Governing Boards, who have donated, the fund supplies KTA or Dimple Cheek Gift Cards, or gift cards to other locally owned business, to VSAS families in need. Contact Kim Miller at 985-8537, kmiller@volcanoschool.net. Contributions to the fund can be sent in by check to: VSAS, PO Box 845, Volcano, HI 96785 – write Relief Fund in the memo. See volcanoschool.net

ENROLL CHILDREN, from first through eighth grade, in Kula ʻAmakihi, a program from Volcano School of the Arts & Sciences. It started Aug. 3. Call 808-985- 9800 or visit www.volcanoschool.net.




REGISTER FOR THE KA‘Ū COFFEE TRAIL RUN, which returns on Saturday, Sept. 18. See more on the OKK event at https://www.kaucoffeetrailruns.com/

WALK THROUGH A GUIDED 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. www.volcanoartcenter.org. Call 967-8222.

KAʻŪ ART GALLERY is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Nāʻālehu. It features and sells works by local artists and offers other gift items.Vendor applications are being accepted for its Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale on Saturday, Nov. 13. Kaʻū Art Gallery's website has 24/7 access online and is frequently updated to show current inventory items. "We are always looking to collaborate with local artists in our community," said assistant Alexandra Kaupu. Artists with an interest in being featured at Kaʻū Art Gallery and Gift Shop, contact gallery owner and director Corrine Kaupu at kauartgallery@hawaiiantel.biz.

GOLF & MEMBERSHIPS for Discovery Harbour Golf Course and its Clubhouse: The Club offers Social Memberships, with future use of the clubhouse and current use of the pickleball courts as well as walking and running on specified areas of the golf course before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m. to enjoy the panoramiocean views. Golf memberships range from unlimited play for the avid golfer to casual play options. Membership is required to play and practice golf on the course. All golf memberships include Social Membership amenities. Membership fees are designed to help underwrite programs and improvements to the facilities.Call 808-731-5122 or stop by the Clubhouse during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 94-1581 Kaulua Circle. Email clubatdiscoveryharbour@gmail.com. See The Club at Discovery Harbour Facebook page.

ALOHA FRIDAY MARKETPLACE, hosted by Kaʻū Main Street, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., grounds of Kauahaʻao Congregational Church 95-1642 Pinao St. in Waiʻohinu, corner of Kamaoa and Hwy 11. Farmers Market, Arts & Crafts, Health Practitioners, Food, Music, Yoga, Keiki Fun & More. Inquiries: AlohaFridayMarket@gmail.com.

VOLCANO FARMERS MARKET, Cooper Center, Volcano Village on Sundays. 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with much local produce, baked goods, food to go, island beef and Hawai‘i Coffee. Cooper Center's EBT Machine, used at the Farmer's Market, is out of service until further notice. EBT is used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps. Call 808-967-7800.

OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY MARKET, open Saturdays and Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the corner of Kona Drive and Highway 11, where Thai Grindz is located. Managed by Mark Council. Masks mandatory. 100-person limit, social distancing required. Gate unlocked for vendors at 5:30 a.m., $15 dollars, no reservations needed. Parking in upper lot only. Vendors must provide own sanitizer. Food vendor permits required. Carpooling encouraged.

O KAʻŪ KĀKOU MARKET, in Nāʻālehu, open Wednesday, and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Limit of 50 customers per hour, 20 vendor booths, with 20 feet of space between vendors. Masks and hand sanitizing required, social distancing 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.

OCEAN VIEW SWAP MEET is open at Ocean View makai shopping center, near Mālama Market. Hours for patrons are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Vendor set-up time is 5 a.m. Masks required.

BUY LOCAL GIFTS ONLINE, IN-PERSON

VOLCANO ART CENTER ONLINE, in person. Shop at Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Virtual Shopping Appointments offered via Skype or FaceTime. Book at volcanoartcenter.org/shop for $5. Shop online gallery 24/7. Orders shipped or free local pickup available. See the VAC Virtual Classroom, which features over 90 videos. See volcanoartcenter.org/events, call 967-8222.