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Paauilo’s Blue and White Fair is on Saturday, Nov. 15, just in time for your Christmas shopping. The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paauilo School grounds. Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate Tigers will be roaring their approval as you arrive to “shop till you drop,” enjoying the bargains of the day and the specials only to be found at this yearly event.
There will be entertainment all day with Gail and the Plantation Boyz and Na Lei Punahele Kumu Tiffany Hatico.
Come to enjoy games like catching real fish, duck pond, clown toss, Wheel of fortune, penny toss, face painting, tattoos, soda ring toss, balloon pop with darts, bean bag toss, apple bobbing, dunking booth, Portuguese horseshoes and roping. Just check out these foods to stimulate your appetite: hamburger stew, sweet-sour meatballs, fried rice loco, chili/nachos/Dorito salad, Portuguese bean soup, pork and peas. Or grab a snack to go with snack bags, Spam musubi, Portuguese sweet bread, baked goods, cotton candy and Mamane Bakery Bread. Throughout the day, cool off with ice cream, Brudda Pops, lemonade or shave ice.
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Teen Tech Tutoring is happening on Saturdays in Honokaa from 1-3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Mamane Street. Teens will be available to answer questions about how to operate cell phones, iPads, laptops and any other electronic communication device. Learn how to download photos, send email, whatever information you need. Just drop in with your fully charged device. A donation of $5 is requested to cover expenses.
This effort is an offshoot of the popular Teen Tech offered at St. James Church in Waimea on Sundays. Knowledgeable teens provide skills training to kapuna on operating their cell phones, laptops, iPads, Kindle, any electronic device. They can help with understanding the internet, Google, social media, sending photos and email and more. Perhaps you saw the spot on “Hiki No” this week that covered Teen Tech Tutoring? For more information, contact Diane Scheurell at Scheurell@hawaii.rr.com.
Announciing a rather lovely showing of art, photographs and pottery through Nov. 14 at the Ujiki Store Building directly makai of the Salvation Army daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please come to the Historic Ujiki Building for a showcase of locally created art and photography. These artists are featured: Mollye Hubbard, Gail Chanley, Gordon Motta, Corinne Kealoha, Karli Sexton and Jordynn Eld. Come look around and take note that this store is for rent with ample space to grow any business.
The students of the Leadership Training Program at Honokaa High School are pleased to announce the date and time of their annual community Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner, hosted and sponsored in part by Honokaa High School, will be held at the school cafeteria on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 5-7:30 p.m.
They were able to distribute over 900 turkey dinners during last year’s event, and they would like to express gratitude to all those who have contributed to this dinner in the past. Without the generosity of these community members, this dinner would not have been possible. If you are interested in making a donation for this year’s dinner, please contact Angella Brandt at email@example.com.
Attend the last Agriculture and Food Security Symposium at Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School coming up this week Thursday. How will you be able to afford food in 20 years? What if the boats don’t come? What if a virus wipes out bananas on this island? Agriculture and energy are inevitably intertwined!
Join this free presentation and discussion on this topic and more! The Hilo-Hamakua Community Development Corporation, HHCDC, wants to engage the Hilo Hamakua communities in a bigger-picture conversation through this series of discussions. In conjunction with Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School, LCPCS, you are invited to join others for this informative, thought-provoking session. The session is at LCPCS Bandroom from 6-8:30 p.m. The final topic for discussion covers an overview of current agricultural methods and practices.
The speakers will include Scott Enright – chair, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture; Sydney Keliipuleole – land asset manager, Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate; Marissa Harman – land asset manager, Kamehameha Schools, Hamakua Coast; Russel Nagata – director, UH Extension Service; Eric Weinert – certified organic farmer, Korean Natural Farming practitioner; Chris English, president, Cattlemen’s Association, and John Cross – Land Manager, Edmund C. Olson Trust II.
Sponsored by the Hilo Hamakua Community Development Corporation (HHCDC) and the Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School. Contact HHCDC President Donna Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this event or HHCDC.
Calling all Hawaii students grades 4-12 to enter in the Hawaii: Next 50 Contest. Rep. Mark Nakashima states, “As Hawaii’s future leaders, I believe it is important for students to think about their future such as ‘What will Hawaii look like in the next 50 years?’ This is too important to leave up to chance and students must start thinking and planning now as the voice of the future for our children and our children’s children.”
Inspired by Governor George Ariyoshi’s book “Hawaii: The Past Fifty Years, The Next Fifty Years,” the “Hawaii: Next50 Contest” gives students from grades 4-12 the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of the necessity of long-term planning for the State of Hawaii. Nakashima adds, “It is important to engage Hawaii’s youth, our future leaders, and encourage them to think of solutions to the challenges we face and to provide a means for these ideas to be incorporated into real solutions.”
Hawaii has encountered and continues to face numerous issues due to its geographic isolation and limited land area. Energy and food security, availability of fresh water, high cost of housing, aging infrastructure and increasing traffic are constant ochallenges that must be overcome for the current benefit of citizens and future generations.
The representative continues sharing, “The Hawaii State Plan is the only state plan in the nation written into law. Developed under the leadership of Governor Ariyoshi, this visionary effort involved hundreds of people working on many different aspects of the overall plan over several years to provide balanced guidance to government officials as well as the private sector in the use of our state’s precious natural and cultural resources.”
“The Hawaii: Next 50 Contest encourages our young people to think seriously about the future of Hawaii and bring forth ideas that are important to them and will give us the opportunity to address these issues. When I visit schools and talk to students, I am always impressed with the quality of their questions and the discussions we have. The challenge we face is that we need many people to take part in the planning process. However, statistics show that fewer and fewer people are playing an active role in shaping our communities.”
“As part of my ongoing concern for the future of Hawaii and my promotion of the Hawaii State Plan, I have urged my colleagues in the House of Representatives to support this contest regarding Hawaii’s next 50 years. I challenge all students in grades 4-12 to request this important book either thru your school or on the website www.HawaiiNext50.com to be a part of creating the vision for our next 50 years. If all our youth participate by reading and starting the thoughtful creative process, Hawaii’s future could be very bright.”
The Hawaii: Next50 Contest is sponsored by the Hawaii State House of Representatives, the Hawaii Future Caucus and the AIO Foundation.
Rep. Nakashima ends with, “Congratulations to the students, administrators, and faculty at the Ernest Bowen deSilva Elementary School for being named one of the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools and for their commitment to high levels of academic achievement in preparing to succeed in their future education and careers.”
“I would also like to commend Haaheo Elementary School for the tremendous growth made in their Strive HI performance reports and their improvement in attendance. We look forward to seeing you in the recognition category soon.”
Be looking for more information about this exciting and rewarding contest for Hawaii students.
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