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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Sunday, June 26, 2022

Kelis and Elzhi Santos with their Keiki Booth of cookies, chips and candies at the Ocean View Keiki Market. See more below.
 Photo by Hillary Spencer

"WE NEED REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE," said west Kaʻū's legislator in the state House of Representatives. Jeanné Kapela released this statement Sunday: "The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and eviscerated 50 years of precedent supporting a woman's right to abortion care. In so doing, the Court undermined generations of progress in privacy rights and left thousands of people at risk of injury, imprisonment, and death. 
     "Yet, women's existence cannot be overturned. As the Court's conservative majority sets our country on
Jeanné Kapela is drafting proposals "to make Hawaiʻi 
a sanctuary state for abortion providers and their patients."
a path toward tyranny, we must not be silent in the face of oppression. Abortion care is essential to freedom and liberty. We must organize to take back our society from those who are trying to erase not just our rights, but the citizenship of our neighbors and our children. 
     "I am dedicated to strengthening the right to reproductive care in our islands. As soon as the Court's ruling was announced, my office began drafting proposals to make Hawaiʻi a sanctuary state for abortion providers and their patients. 
     "Additionally, we are planning to sponsor legislation that will preserve access to medically-accurate information for abortion patients, increase funds for service providers and their clients, and maintain a diverse workforce of reproductive care specialists to deliver services in underserved areas. 
     "This fight is far from over. While abortion rights remain intact in Hawaiʻi, we will nonetheless be impacted by this week's decision."
    Kapela recommended donating to the National Network for Abortion Funds at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fundabortionnow
     "Women's rights are human rights. As your representative, I will always fight for a future in which reproductive care is safe, legal, and available on demand," said Kapela.

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Feather Works by Luka is the enterprise of Luka Doherty of Ocean View who joined in the Ocean View
Keiki Market on Sunday. Photo by Hillary Spencer

Panika Brightwater holds her puppy and looks over her
 collection of DVD's for sale at the Ocean View Keiki Market
 on Sunday. Photo by Hillary Spencer

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN OCEAN VIEW took to selling their products and their creations, food and drinks on Sunday in an event sponsored by Ocean View Community Market at Highway 11 and Kona Drive. Called Ocean View Keiki Market, the special day drew some 14 keiki vendors from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Nya Harnage sold slimes and glow sticks. Steller Robson sold waffles. Theron Harnage sold shakes and coffee, while Noa and Naia Stephens sold sweets and treats. Izzy and Justice Young sponsored a booth called Gone Fishing, with their art and other items. Imani Harnage sold hand sewn merchandise and John Grant sold his hydro dipped birdhouses. 
    Aspyn Estrada sold ice lemonade. Adrian, Addison, Adian and Ariel Richmond sold Value Bites Hotdogs, drinks and snacks. Kayana Cohen sold bath bombs and Panika Bridgewater sold DVD's. Heather Mcnish and Evalyn Grace sold baked goods. Luka Doherty sold her her Feather Works creations.
Value Bites, a hot dog, drink and snacks stand by the Richmond
 family, with young entrepreneurs Adrian, Addison, Adian and Ariel.
Photo by Hillary Spencer
    Several of the young vendors said they are looking for more events and markets where they can grow their businesses.

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KAUKAU 4 KEIKI KICKED OFF FRIDAY in Pāhala, Nāʻālehu and Ocean View and runs through July 29 with a free bag of food each Friday for all those who signed up.
    At Pāhala Hongwanji, Kaukau 4 Keiki's coordinator Katie Graham and volunteers handed out a package of fresh farmed food, frozen kalo from the Ulu Cooperative and a gift certificate for Malama market to a driver delivering to a family with children.
    The program is run by The Food Basket with funding from County of Hawaiʻi to help feed children who are away from school where they receive free breakfasts and lunches. Fresh produce was purchased from Kaʻū farmers Marlene and Rodney Freitas, Annie Ridgely, Riley Farm and Cody Wortman.

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Kaʻū Captain for Kaukau 4 Keiki giving out a package with kalo, fresh produce from Kaʻū and a
Malama Market certificate to a driver taking it to a family with children. Photo by Julia Neal

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VOLCANO VILLAGE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE welcomes walking and riding groups and individuals. It is sponsored by Volcano Community Association in Volcano Village from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Monday, July 4 parade starts at the Post Office at 9 a.m. and ends at Cooper Center on Wright Rd., followed by Cooper Center’s Independence Day celebration packed with live entertainment, craft and food vendors, keiki games and a large silent auction from 9 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. Parking maps can be found at www.thecoopercenter.org. (No parking at Cooper Center except handicap permitted vehicles with prior reservation.)

SPONSOR A BUCKLE, VOTE FOR RODEO QUEEN ahead of the Saturday, July 9 Rodeo organized by Kaʻū Roping & Riding Association and ʻO Kaʻū Kākou. Event to be held on the rodeo grounds behind Nāʻālehu Park. Call 808-854-7917.   

BECOME A SPONSOR AT THE 3RD ANNUAL EXPERIENCE VOLCANO FESTIVAL on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Last year, over 2,500 visitors attended and over 40 events were featured during the EVH festival. Sign up as a sponsor at experiencevolcano.com. If you have questions, contact experiencevolcano@gmail.com. All vendor locations are taken.

SIGN UP FOR KAʻŪ COFFEE TRAIL RUNS with a change of date from July 3 to Sept. 17. Registration deadline for the annual event is Sept. 14. Organized by Hawaiʻi Island Racers, the 50K begins at 6 a.m., Half Marathon at 7 a.m., and 5K at 7:15 a.m., all starting from Kaʻū Coffee Mill at 96-2696 Wood Valley Road in Pāhala. Proceeds go to support ʻO Kaʻū Kākou. For more details on the event and registration fees, visit https://www.kaucoffeetrailruns.com/.

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at http://kaunewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2022/05/sponsors-of-kau-calendar.html