|One of the historic buildings on the campus of Kaʻū High & Pahala Elementary, which |
celebrates its 140th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 20. Photo from Hawai'i Register of Historic Places
THE 140TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR KA‘Ū HIGH & PAHALA ELEMENTARY will be held on Friday, Aug. 20. It will also be the day of the school's
first Farm Festival.
The school is on the Hawai'i Register of Historic Places and construction for much of it in 1938 was funded by the federal Public Works Administration. The PWA grant amounted to $15,930.
The project, listed as Docket No. TH-1070-F, was part of the PWA’s non-federal projects expenditure for the Territory of Hawai'i for 1938-1939. "Located in a rural plantation town, the Kaʻū High and KA‘Ū Elementary School consists of several classroom buildings with large lanai and corrugated metal roofs," says the Hawai'i Register of Historic Places report.
"We invite you to join this community event and kindly ask if you can help spread the word," said one of the anniversary organizers Jen Makuakane. She said there are opportunities for community and business partners to host booths. Those interested in hosting a booth, able to lend a helping hand, or have other organizations in mind,
email Makuakane at email@example.com.
Invited are alumni, family and friends and community members who would like to visit the campus. "Stroll down memory lane at the Kaʻū Legacy exhibit." said the statement from the school. Tour the School Farm. Learn about the new Global Learning Lab & Academy of Agri-preneurship."
Sponsoring organization O Kaʻū Kakou will offer chili, hot dogs, BBQ beef sticks, shave ice and drinks. Live music and hula will be free to the public, along with keiki face painting, a mini school farmstand, ag-education booths and opportunities to help sow seeds and a hydroponics make-n-take workshop.
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS is seeking public comment on its Fiscal Year 2020-2021 expenditures of the Native Hawaiian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Report under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act . Title VIII of NAHASDA requires DHHL, as the sole recipient of Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant funds, to report annually on activities performed in the past year.
The APR reports on activities approved by the Annual Housing Plan in June 2020. A summary of the expenditures can be reviewed below.
A copy of the Draft 2021 Annual Performance Report in full is located on the Department’s website: dhhl.hawaii.gov/nahasda/nahasda-publications/. Public comment is open for 30 days, which began July 20, 2021, before being finalized and submitted to the United States Office of Housing and Urban Development by Aug. 30. All comments should be submitted to DHHL via e-mail to Nicole.L.Kinilau-Cano@hawaii.gov. Comments received by the close of business on Aug. 23 will be taken into consideration when finalizing the APR.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands carries out Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole’s vision of rehabilitating native Hawaiians by returning them to the land. Established by U.S. Congress in 1921, with the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the Hawaiian homesteading program run by DHHL includes management of over 200,000 acres of land statewide with the specific purpose of developing and delivering homesteading. DOE also plans distance learning options for the school year.
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 panoramic