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Friday, May 10, 2024

Kaʻū News Briefs May 10, 2024

NASA came up with this image of the eruptions on the sun sending material through space into the Earth's atmosphere to create
the colorful night skies and some possible communications disruptions. Image from NASA

THE COLORFUL SKIES OF THE SOLAR STORM 'COULD REACH HERE IF IT BECOMES AS STRONG AS THE ONE IN 1859, which was reported in Hawai'i newspapers. Imagesofoldhawaii.com reports on the 1859 Carrington Event which lasted from Aug. 28 through Sept.1859, as "the greatest and most famous space weather event in the last 200 years." The event knocked our major communication infrastructure around the world. At the time communication was largely through telegraph lines.
    In Hawai'i The Advertiser newspaper on Sept. 8, 1859, stated: “There was quite a display of the Aurora Borealis a few nights since, visible at Honolulu. Broad fiery streaks shot up into and played among the heavens, almost as beautifully as those which are sometimes seen in more northern climes.”
    The Advertiser of September 17 also reported the event looking like a fore seen from Lahaina at night. It quoted the following letter from SE Bishop, dated Lahaina, Sept. 9: "Your statement that the Aurora was seen in Honolulu enabled me to account for the phenomenon I observed here a few nights since. At 10 PM I noticed a bright, unsteady crimson glow upon the sky, extending from NE to N, and about 35° of altitude. It resembled the reflection of a great conflagration at twenty or thirty miles distance, and I attributed it to heavy fires on the other side of the mountain. I was puzzled however by the fact that the clouds which rested on the mountain did not give the slightest reflection of the supposed fire. Moreover the light was far and rich a crimson to have been caused by a fire.”
   The 2024 solar storm created spectacular skies of many colors on the mainland Friday night, with more expected throughout the weekend and a chance they could reach here.

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A REQUEST FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR A SOUTH HAWAI'I ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY IS REQUESTED from Kaʻū's County Council member Michelle Galimba. She sent out a message on Friday saying, "Please testify in support of Communication 756.2 which will amend the County Budget to add $2.5M to a South Hawaiʻi Animal Control Facility." The measure will be heard on May 16 at 9 a. m. at the Special Budget 

Michelle Galimba with cattle dogs in a Volcano parade.
Photo by Lina Kasolov
Meeting in Hilo County Council Chambers at 25 Aupuni Street. Testifier can also go to Council Chambers at West Hawai'i Civic Center a Bldg A in Kona. To register for Zoom testimony email councilremotetestimony@hawaiicounty.gov Written testimony can be emailed to: counciltestimony@hawaiicounty.gov.
    Galimba stated: "Abandoned, stray, lost and dangerous dogs are a serious issue in District 6 (Volcano -Kaʻū-South Kona). Please help to address this problem by testifying in support of appropriating $2.5 million in the 2024-2035 County CIP Budget to build an Animal Control Facility in District 6!          "Building an animal control facility that will help our animals, their owners and the safety of the general public. This facility will provide a place for animal control officers to work out of, so that they can answer calls in a timely manner (rather than having to drive up to two hours each way from Kona or Kea'au to respond to animal control situations as is currently the case). 
    "This facility will also provide a place for lost pets to be re-united with their owners. This is a critical investment in our community that will make a lasting difference in the safety of our communities. East, West, and North Hawaiʻi Island have always had humane society shelters/animal control facilities. It is only fair that we in South Hawaiʻi also have the facilities to address our animal control issues!"
    The agenda for the Special Budget Meeting is available at https://records.hawaiicounty.gov/weblink/DocView.aspx?dbid=0&id=1076815&cr=1

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HOME HERBALIST WORKSHOP WITH HEATHER PENFIELD is Saturday May 11 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Volcano Arts Center Niaulani Campus in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Learn germ boosting powers of plants & herbs and discover how to use them, learn the art of making effective remedies at home. Watch how products are made from start to finish. Includes: class handout with recipes and samples. Class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee. Register at https://volcanoartcenter.org/classes-and-workshops/registration-workshops-classes/.

NA'OHULELUA HISTORICAL GARDEN, NURSERY & NATIVE PROPAGATION CENTER IS OPEN Saturday, May 11, Sunday May 19 and Saturday May 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 94-6488 Kama'ōa Road, Nāʻālehu. Offering rare & endangered native Hawaiian plants, several varieties of organic Moringa "The Miracle Tree" & more, ready to plant. A Mission of Alanui 'O Ka'ū a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Private appointments, special orders, volunteer opportunities and other inquiries text (808) 256-3193.

ZENTANGLE® RIXTY VARIATIONS WORKSHOP WITH IRIS THORNTON is Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Volcano Arts Center Niaulani Campus in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Rixty is a simple and dynamic tangle that is odd and familiar at the same time. This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary. Students are encouraged to bring snacks/beverages to share. Cost is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $15 supply and facility fee. Register at https://volcanoartcenter.org/classes-and-workshops/registration-workshops-classes/.

HULA KAHIKO UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KUMU KINI KAʻAWA is Saturday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Volcano Arts Center in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center. Presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. For more information call (808) 967-7565.

SOUTH HAWAI`I SYMPHONY PRESENTS: MOTHERS' APPRECIATION CONCERT. Saturday, May 11 from 2 p.m. at Discovery Harbour Community Center, 94-1604 Makali`i St, Nāʻālehu. With classical pieces by Mozart and Shubert and popular music from movies such as Star Wars, Ben Hur, Harry Potter, E.T. and more. Farley Sangels will conduct 15-piece orchestra. Free event. Donations welcome.

JAZZ IN THE FOREST: "TAKE A GIANT STEP OUTSIDE YOUR MIND – A HISTORY OF JAZZ GUITAR MUSIC" is Saturday, May 11 from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Volcano Arts Center Niaulani Campus in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Featuring internationally known and respected guitarist and vocalist Benny Yutake, along with JP and the Jazztones featuring JP Thoma on saxophones and clarinet, Joey Carroll on vocals, acoustic as well as electric bass, and Owen Matsui on percussion. Tickets are $25 for VAC members and $30 for non-members. Purchase tickets at www.volcanoartcenter.org, or at VAC's Administration Office in Volcano Village.

VOLCANO WINERY'S MOTHER'S DAY MARKET is Sunday, May 12 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Volcano Winery, 35 Piʻi Mauna Drive, Volcano. Featuring wine, crafts, food and more. More information at https://m.facebook.com/volcanowinery/.

MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT: FEATURING THE VOLCANO CHAMBER PLAYERS is Sunday, May 12 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Volcano Art Center's Dietrich Varez Hall in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The concert is a special tribute to mothers. Beverages and pupu will be available for purchase. Tickets available at https://volcanoartcenter.org/classes-and-workshops/purchase-tickets-to-vac-events/.