|Six witches showed up to dance at Ocean View swap meet last Saturday. They plan to also|
dance at the Trunk or Treat event at Kahuku County Park Ocean View from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Photo by Annie Bosted
AFTER RIDING INTO OCEAN VIEW ON BROOMSTICKS, six witches cast a spell over a group of shoppers at Saturday's swap meet with a terrifying pop-up dance. The impromptu performance quickly grabbed attention as shoppers were caught in the witches' web and gathered round the Halloween spirits, snapping photos of the extraordinary sight. The self-taught dancers wore full witch costumes, warts and all - including menacing make-up, pointy hats, home-made brooms, and voluminous skirts.
Inspired by the cauldron of international witch lore, they stole from German performers, who originally set the dance to music, unsurprisingly named The Witches Dance. Witch leader, Fawn Plummer, called Saturday's performance the Second Annual Ocean View Witches Dance. She explained that the witches saw the dance on YouTube, taught themselves the steps, rehearsed and, without announcing the event,
|Hunter's Moon Precedes Halloween|
A Hunter's moon over Volcano House on Sunday in Hawa'i Volcanoes National Park.
NPS Photo by Janice Wei
The performers included Plummer, Agrita Butterfoss, Sharon Cunningham, Vanessa Makaio, Kathy
Matteo, and Whitney Mock.
They plan to dance again at the Trunk or Treat event, on Halloween at Kahuku County Park in 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Since homes in Ocean View are located far apart, traditionally trick-or-treating "door to door" is impractical for keiki. Instead, families decorate their cars and park them in the park's upper parking lot. Keiki celebrate Halloween by going "car to car" in quest of the evening's offerings.
TRUNK OR TREAT will be Tuesday, Halloween from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ocean View Kahuku County Park. Since homes in Ocean View are located far apart, traditionally trick-or-treating "door to door" is impractical for keiki. Instead, families decorate their cars and park them in the park's upper parking lot. Keiki celebrate Halloween by going "car to car" in quest of the evening's offerings.To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar. See latest print edition at kaucalendar.com, in the mail and on stands.
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THE ONLY IMMIGRANT SERVING IN THE U.S. SENATE IS ATTEMPTING TO REFORM FEDERAL CARE AND CUSTODY OF UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN coming into the the U.S. Hawai'i Sen. Mazie Hirono, who came to Hawai'i from Japan as a child, released a statement this week, sayint, "The Protecting Unaccompanied Children Act would address gaps in our system by improving existing safeguards for the release of Unaccompanied Children from government custody, increasing UCs' access to social services and legal protections, and creating new safeguards and services for children's safety."
"As the only immigrant currently serving in the U.S. Senate, I am proud to join in introducing this
|Unaccompanied children who came across the border, held in El Paso.|
Photo from Council of Foreign Relations
Unaccompanied Children arrive in the United States without immigration status and without a parent or guardian to care for them. Congress passed on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, and President George W. Bush signed into law, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, two pieces of legislation that improved protections for these children. These laws require screening such children for human trafficking, housing children in appropriate settings in the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and family reunification whenever possible.
Years after enactment of the HSA and TVPRA, new challenges have arisen requiring reforms to our system for caring for Unaccompanied Children. The number of Unaccompanied Children arriving at the U.S. southern border has greatly increased. Many children were separated from their parents by the Trump Administration "Zero Tolerance" policy, and continue to require assistance. Some states refuse to license HHS facilities, preventing children and staff in such facilities from reporting safety violations. In light of increased child labor violations across the country, there has also been a call to improve vetting of sponsors and bolster penalties for child labor violations. At the same time, our immigration system has grown more complex, making it difficult for UC to get the assistance they need particularly without access to representation.
Specifically, the Protecting Unaccompanied Children Act would:
Help Children Navigate Legal System. This bill would provide legal representation for all unaccompanied children. It would also lift numerical limitations for abused, abandoned, or neglected children granted Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and allow those and children granted "U" visas (victims of serious crimes who collaborate with law enforcement) access to Medicaid.
Improve Sponsor Vetting and Placement. This bill would codify certain background checks, expand home studies to better identify safety concerns prior to release to a sponsor, and increase post-release services to ensure children's ongoing safety and stability. The bill contains several prohibitions on information-sharing for immigration enforcement purposes to ensure child and family privacy.
Protect Exploited Children. This bill would also improve immigration protections for those who report child labor violations, including by lifting the annual cap for "U" visas.
Remedy Past Abuses. This bill would make families separated under Trump's Zero Tolerance policy eligible for additional public assistance, allowing such families to get the care and support they need to recover from the trauma of separation.
The legislation is cosponsored by Senators Laphonza Butler (D-CA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and endorsed by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area.
|Music will fill the air at Christmas In Kahuku.|
Photo from Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Food will be available for purchase by The Hawaiian Civic Club of Kau and 4 Scoops of Aloha. Friend’s will have free shave ice minis & face painting. Santa will have gifts for the keiki. Friend of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park logo merchandise will be for sale, with proceeds supporting park projects and educational programs.
Crafters may apply for this event ($35.00 booth fee) by visiting www.fhvnp.org, email email@example.com, or call us at (808) 985-7373.
Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a non-profit 501(c) 3, operating under a formal philanthropic partnership agreement with Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
|'Ohana Food Drop is for everyone. courtesy of The Food Basket, at Na'alehu Hongwanji on Halloween day, from 10 a.m. as long|
as supplies last. Photo from Hilo Food Basket
See www.hawaiiwildfire.org/cwpp-resources and state Department of Land & Natural Resources website: dlnr.hawaii.gov/forestry/fire/community-risk-reduction/community-wildfire-protection-plans/.