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Ka‘ū News Briefs, Sunday, November 10, 2019

Kaʻū Coffee will be featured at the Taiwan International Coffee Show. It begins this Friday.
Photo from Islander Hawaiian Coffee
KAʻŪ COFFEE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A SPLASH at the Taiwan International Coffee Show this Friday through Monday, Nov. 15-18. this week. Miranda's Coffee is featured in the presentation by Islander Hawaiʻi Coffee, which has released a video in Chinese featuring the Miranda family on their Kaʻū farm. The convention will be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
     In addition, Kaʻū residents Chris Manfredi, President of the Hawaiʻi Coffee Association and Ralph Gaston, of Rusty's 100% Kaʻū Coffee, are representing Hawaiʻi Coffee Growers from throughout the state. Madeline Longorio Garcia, who worked for Kaʻū Coffee growers and often makes presentations at the Kaʻū Coffee Festival, will also attend. She was named earlier this year as the new Community Coordinator for the Specialty Coffee Association of America.
     See the Islander Hawaiian Coffee Video at http://www.islander-select.com/.
Berta Miranda and family are featured in the Chinese promotional film.
Photo from Islander Hawaiian Coffee

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THE SCHEDULE FOR THE KAʻŪ COFFEE FESTIVAL in 2020 has been announced. The festival kicks off with the free Paʻina Open House at Pāhala Plantation House on Friday May 8 with a potluck, live music, and dance. Donations accepted.
     On Wednesday May 13, sign up for the Kaʻū Mountain Hike through Wood Valley. Leave from Kaʻū Coffee Mill. Cost of $45 per person includes lunch.
     On Thursday, May 14, take a tour of Kaʻū Valley Farms; $40 per person.
Enthusiasm for living and working in Kaʻū Coffee is expressed in the
Islander Hawaiian Coffee video.
     Friday, May 15 boasts two activities: Kaʻū Coffee & Cattle Day at Aikane Plantation, with a BBQ buffet, farm animals, hay rides, and more, for $25 per person. That night, gaze at the stars of Kaʻū from Kaʻū Coffee Mill; $45 per person.
     The Kaʻū Coffee Hoʻolauleʻa at Pāhala Community Center runs all day on Saturday, May 16. Featured will be hula, live musical entertainment, food and drink for sale, craft booths, information booths, and Kaʻū coffee booths and tastings. Admission is free to the public.
     The annual Kaʻū Coffee Festival closes out on Sunday, May 17 with Kaʻū Coffee College at Pāhala Community Center. Learn more about coffee production and preparation from experts in the field. Admission is free to the public; donations accepted.
     Other events happening during the festival include the Kaʻū Coffee Pageant and the Kaʻū Coffee Recipe Contest, dates to be determined.
     See kaucoffeefestival.com/events.


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MORE TESTIMONY ABOUT the proposed new rules for the management of Maunkea was given at the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents meeting last week. Nearly 100 people spoke to the Board of Regents on their thoughts regarding the new rules, which were unanimously passed by the regents. The rules still have to go to Gov. David Ige for approval. See Thursday and Saturday'sKaʻū News Briefs for more.
     Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope and Vice Chair of the Maunakea Management Board, said he thinks public consultation on the new rules was "skipped," and that the official position of the Maunakea observatories is that consultation from the observatories and the public needs to be addressed before any new rules are approved. Simons said that a letter from the National Science Foundation "expressed concern" about decommissioning some existing Maunakea telescopes without consultation. "If the National Science Foundation has perspective on this, we should all take note about it," said Simons.
     Lisa Malakaua, of Panaʻewa, said that the land Maunakea Access Road is under jurisdiction of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation. She stated the costs associated with the standoff at the access road "should be paid for by the kanaka," native Hawaiians, to which the crowd had a large reaction.
     She suggested "cutting our losses and build another access road." She said the "protesters have said time and time again that they have no intention of leaving that access road, no matter how long it takes. I believe they will continue to balk at every attempt in resolving this matter and I also believe they are going to continue using every stalling tactic in order to cause further delays."
     See the videos of testimony at Big Island Video News and more coverage in future Kaʻū News Briefs.

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THE SECOND ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION at Nāʻālehu Community Ball Park will be hosted by ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A free lunch will be served to all, including chili dogs or chili and rice, salad, and brownies. Local band Shootz, and Honey Girl – the award winning hula soloist for Mark Yamanaka – will be among the entertainers.
     Although there are other celebrations held around the island for veterans, OKK secretary Nadine Ebert said the group felt "we needed a celebration for Kaʻū." It is OKK's hope that people from Ocean View, Pāhala, and all over Kaʻū will come out to join in Nāʻālehu to honor of Kaʻū's veterans, she said.
     Call 939-2510 or see hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation or okaukakou.org for more.

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A VETERANS DAY EVENT AT KĪLAUEA MILITARY CAMP, tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. on the front lawn will feature keynote speaker Captain Dylan Nonaka, Commander of the 871st EN CO.
     All veterans who attend the ceremony are invited as guests for free Prime Rib Buffet. Call 967-8371 to reserve a voucher before Nov. 8, or register on site. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests.
     The Veterans Day Buffet, also on Nov. 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., is at KMC's Crater Rim Cafe. All but veterans pay $29.95/adult, $15.95/child, age 6 to 11. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Call 967-8356 or see kilaueamilitarycamp.com.

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ENTRANCE FEES ARE WAIVED at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park in honor of Veterans Day, tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 11. This will be the last of five fee-waiver days held in 2019. Normally entrance fees are $25 per vehicle, which is good for seven consecutive days. See nps.gov/havo for more.

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A HUGE BOOK SALE by the Friends of the Kaʻū Libraries will be held at the Kauahaʻao Church Fundraising Bazaar next Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will feature a large selection of art books, a collection of World War II books, many cookbooks, a collection on fighter planes, a collection on wines of the world, vitage books, antique books, Hawaiiana, novels, non-fiction, audio books, records, and DVDs. Plants, household items, and clothes round out their inventory for this sale. This event is a major fundraiser for FOKL. All proceeds go the Pāhala Public and School Library and the Nāʻālehu Public Library.
     FOKL welcomes additional donations of plants, DVDs, audio books, household items, and clothes in good condition to be delivered at the sale. FOKL does not need donations of books for this sale. Donate at 96-315 Pikake St. in Pāhala or 95-5669 Mamalahoa Hwy. in Nāʻālehu.

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LET'S TALK FOOD SAFETY workshop, presented by Hawaiʻi Food Manufacturers Association, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Hawaiʻi Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Hwy, Conference Room A, in Council Office, Kona. Food safety expert Dr. Aurora Saulo will deliver a presentation addressing common concerns food manufacturers have about food safety regulations. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required in advance online.

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SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE in small business credit survey by The Kohala Center. TKC is supporting the Federal Reserve's effort to collect responses about business conditions, financing needs, and credit experiences. The short survey  takes approximately nine minutes to complete and all responses are confidential. Contact Megan Blazak at mblazak@kohalacenter.org with questions.

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Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
See monthly and weekly Kaʻū and Volcano Events, Meetings, Entertainment, Exercise, and Meditation at kaucalendar.com.

UPCOMING
MONDAY, NOV. 11
P&R Coach Pitch Baseball League Registration, Nov. 11 - Jan. 6, Kahuku Park. Ages 7-8. Athletic shoes, glove, and uniform required. Program takes place Jan. 13 - Apr. 16, day and time TBA. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Free Entrance to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in honor of Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, sunrise to sunset. nps.gov/havo

Veteran's Day Celebration, Monday, Nov. 11, 9a.m., Nā‘ālehu Community Ball Park. Live entertainment. Free lunch for all. Informational booths. Free. All ages. Sponsored by ‘O Ka‘ū Kakou. 939-2510, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreationokaukakou.org

Veterans Day Ceremony, Monday, Nov. 11, 3p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Front Lawn. Keynote Speaker: Captain Dylan Nonaka, Commander of the 871st EN CO. All veterans that attend the ceremony invited as guests for free Prime Rib Buffet. Call 967-8371 to reserve voucher before Nov. 8, late registration can register on site. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Veterans Day Buffet, Monday, Nov. 11, 4-7.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Cafe. All veterans that attend the ceremony at 3p.m. on the front lawn of KMC are invited as guests for free Prime Rib Buffet. Call 967-8371 to reserve voucher before Nov. 8, late registration can register on site. All others - $29.95/adult, $15.95/child (ages 6-11). Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. 967-8356, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Turkey Trot Event Registration, Nov. 12-27, Ka‘ū District Gym. Event takes place Wednesday, Nov. 27, noon-2p.m. Grades Pre-K to 6. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Turkey Windsock Activity Registration, Nov. 12-19, Ka‘ū District Gym. Program takes place Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3:30-5p.m., multipurpose room. Grades K-6. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Birding at Kīpukapuaulu, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 8-10a.m., Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park - parking lot, HVNP. Led by retired USGS Biologist Nic Sherma. Two hour birding tour. $40/person. Register online. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.org, fhvnp.org

Cultural Understanding through Art and the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kakahiki-Morales, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11a.m.-1p.m., Volcano Art Center. $10 per person supply fee. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

After Dark in the Park - Sixty Years Later: 1959 Eruption of Kīlauea Iki and its Impacts on Volcanology, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7-8p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist emeritus Don Swanson presents. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/havo/

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13
Nā Pa‘ani Hula, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10a.m.-noon, outside Hale Noa o Kīlauea, across from Volcano Art Center Gallery, HVNP. Hula practitioner Amy Kaʻawaloa demonstrates the instruments used to provide rhythmic structure to hula. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/havo/

Trail Less Traveled, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10a.m.-noon, Devastation Trail parking lot, HVNP. Moderate, 2 mile, two hour roundtrip hike. $40/person. Register online. Family friendly. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.org, fhvnp.org

THURSDAY, NOV. 14
Birding at Kīpukapuaulu, Thursday, Nov. 14, 8-10a.m., Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park - parking lot, HVNP. Led by retired USGS Biologist Nic Sherma. Two hour birding tour. $40/person. Register online. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.org, fhvnp.org

‘Alalā Project Update, Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30-8p.m., Volcano Art Center. $5 donation suggested. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka‘ū, Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30p.m., United Methodist Church, Nā‘ālehu. Pres. Berkeley Yoshida, 747-0197

FRIDAY, NOV. 15
Health Insurance Sign-Up, Friday, Nov. 15, 10a.m.-3p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

SATURDAY, NOV. 16
Small Group Kama‘oa Cleanup, Saturday, Nov. 16. Limited space available. Contact to be added to waitlist. 769-7629, mattieHWF@gmail.com, or kahakai.cleanups@gmail.comwildhawaii.org

Mobile Spay & Neuter Waggin', Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30a.m.-4p.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Low income pet parents and those with limited transportation qualify for mobile spay/neuter service. Free. Surgery by phone appointment only. Hawai‘i Island Humane Society, 796-0107, hihs.org

Art Fair, Saturday, Nov. 16, 8a.m.-3p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Hand-crafted and locally produced items on display and for sale by Ka‘ū artists and craftspeople. DeeDee, 785-1158

Fundraising Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 16, 9a.m.-2p.m., Kauaha‘ao Congregational Church, Wai‘ōhinu. Free entry. Hot lunches and baked goods for sale. Vendor booths. Debbie Wong Yuen, 928-8039

Free Haircut Day, Saturday, Nov. 16, 9a.m.-1p.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church. Kady and Drew Foster. 12 slots available. Also, Free Shower Day and The Big Island Giving Tree will hand out clothes and items like razors and toothbrushes. 939-7000, stjudeshawaii.org

Nature & Culture, Saturday, Nov. 16, 9:30-11:30a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderate hike, approx. 2 miles. nps.gov/havo

Guided Hike On A 60 Year Old Lava Lake, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10a.m.-2p.m., Kīlauea Iki Overlook, HVNP. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderate to challenging 2.4 mile (one way) hike. $80/person. Register online. Park entrance fees may apply. 985-7373, admin@fhvnp.orgfhvnp.org

Mixed Media Encaustic with Mary Milelzcik, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10a.m.-3p.m., Volcano Art Center. $55/VAC member, $60/non-member, plus $30 supply fee. Supplies provided. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Mtg., Saturday, Nov. 16, 10a.m.-1p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting and training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hula Kahiko - Kumu Ha‘amauliola Aiona with haumana (students) of Ke Kula ‘O Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u Public Charter School, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:30-11:30a.m., hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery. Hula performance. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.comvolcanoartcenter.org

Nā Mea Hula with Wes Awana, Saturday, Nov. 16, 11a.m.-1p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery porch. Hands-on cultural demonstration. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.comvolcanoartcenter.org

SUNDAY, NOV. 17
Hi‘iaka & Pele, Sunday, Nov. 17, 9:30-11:30a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderate, one-mile walk. nps.gov/havo

ONGOING
West Hawai‘i Master Gardeners Program Accepting Applications through Friday, Nov. 15cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/whmgprogram/HOME/West-Hawaii. Classes take place Jan. 14 - April 17, 2020, every Tuesday, 9a.m.-noon. $200/person.

P&R Track & Field Practice Registration, through Wednesday, Nov. 20Kahuku Park. Ages 6-14. Athletic shoes required. Program takes place Dec. 2 - Feb. 8, day and time TBA. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation

Vendor Booth Space is Available for the Kamahalo Craft Fair. The 12th annual event will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Nov. 299 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cooper Center. Booths are open for crafters with quality homemade and homegrown products. Food vendors must prepare all food items in a certified kitchen and must have a Department of Health permit displayed prominently at their booth. Application online at thecoopercenter.org. Direct questions to 936-9705 or kilaueatutu@gmail.com.

Tūtū & Me Home Visiting Program is a free service to Pāhala families with keiki, birth to five years old. This caregiver support program offers those taking care of young keiki "a compassionate listening ear, helpful parenting tips and strategies, fun and exciting activities, and wonderful educational resources" from Tūtū & Me Traveling Preschool. Home visits are one hour in length, two to four times per month, for 12 to 15 visits. Snacks are provided. See pidfoundation.org or call Tata Compehos and Melody Espejo at 808-938-1088.

King Cab 2016 Nissan Frontier for Sale by Holy Rosary Church of Pāhala and the Sacred Heart Church of Nāʻālehu. The parishes are selling the truck to raise funds to benefit both churches. The truck is a great 6 cylinder, 2WD automobile. The churches are asking for $21K or best offer. Only cash or cashier's check will be accepted. Anyone interested should contact the parish secretary Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 928-8208.

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