Kokua Way: Documentary to be shown April 12 in Honokaa

“Traditions &Family Values: A Blueprint For Our Community, Paauilo Mauka Kalopa” will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in the conference room at the North Hawaii Education Research Center in Honokaa.


“Traditions &Family Values: A Blueprint For Our Community, Paauilo Mauka Kalopa” will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in the conference room at the North Hawaii Education Research Center in Honokaa.

The is the first formal presentation of the documentary film recording the memories, oral histories and insights of some 15 long time residents of the Paauilo Mauka/Kalopa community. The film project, in the making by the Paauilo/Mauka Community Association (PMKCA) since early 2009, captures the heart and soul of the area and provides a roadmap for that community’s future, highlighting the strong family values and traditions endemic to the area.

The showing is free and all invited.

For more information, call Dunc Dempster at 776-1828 or email duncand@aloha.net.


Brantley Center, a services provider for people with disabilities, will host its 37th Annual Golf Tournament at the Big Island Country Club on Sunday, April 26. The tournament starts at 7:15 a.m., followed by lunch and a silent auction. Entry fees are $125 per player for golf, lunch and prizes, including a $10,000 hole-in-one award.

Designed by Perry Dye, the par 72 Big Island Country Club golf course opened in 1997 to immediate accolades for its scenic location, mauka of Kailua-Kona. Its challenging layout is good for golfers of all levels, with five sets of tee boxes and water features at nine of 18 holes.

Brantley Center, founded in 1964 by Sgt. Gilbert Brantley, a former National Guard adviser, provides adult day programs for clients with physical, emotional or mental disabilities. In a safe and supportive environment, men and women from North Hilo, Hamakua and Kohala receive independent life skills and employment training, vocational rehabilitation and help transitioning into the regular job market. Work opportunity also is available for some clients through the center’s business services, such as aquaponic lettuce, auto detailing, janitorial, lawn and landscaping services.

A nonprofit organization administered by a volunteer board of directors, Brantley Center depends on government funding and grants from charitable organizations such as Hawaii Island United Way. The golf tournament and other fundraisers throughout the year fill a critical gap in budgetary need.

Golfers and non-golfers are invited to contribute to the benefit golf tournament, and various sponsorship levels are available. Organizers also welcome silent auction items, gift certificates and other donations at all price levels to generate enthusiasm and give everyone a chance to participate. For more information, contact golf tournament chairman Roland Kaneshiro at 987-7712 or call Brantley Center at 775-7245.


Ahualoa Community Association board member J.J. Andrade, liaison with Isemoto Contracting, reported work on installation of the second phase of the waterline connecting Ahualoa well with Honokaa has begun.

For more information or questions about the project, email K. Nalani Hance as the Ahualoa communications chairperson at nalanihance@gmail.com. She will forward concerns to Andrade.

The Ahualoa Community Association general membership meeting is Thursday. The agenda will cover the following: J. J. Andrade will be bringing the rep from Isemoto to discuss the waterline project, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter will be there and there will be discussion about wild pigs and coqui frogs.


Come and help celebrate the 10th annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival slated for Saturday, April 25, at Laupahoehoe Point.

This year, Laupahoehoe Charter Public Conversion School, along with the guidance of the festival’s co-founders, have been working really hard and is sponsoring this event.

There will be lots of ono foods such as smoke meat and pork and cabbage, laulau, hot dogs, chili nacho, pork and peas, shave ice and shrimp chips.

There will be many craft vendors who will be selling jewelry, leather items, school gear, music fest shirts, etc. Also there will be fun games for keiki.

There also will be the annual silent auction. Visit http://thehui.weebly.com/ for auction items.

This year’s sponsors include Walter Electric/La‘akea Solar, Haunga Constructions, C/A Generators, Aiona Car Sales and Pacific Media Group.

Some performers will be Halau O Ke Anuenue, Ho‘onanea, Positive Motion, the LCPCS Band, Times 5 and many more.

Pre-sale tickets are $12. The ticket price at the gate is $15 and kids 10 and younger are free.

Visit www.laupahoehoemusicfestival.org/ for more information.


The Hawaii Saddle Club is proud to offer $500 and $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors going on to an accredited college or university. These scholarships also will be offered to students currently enrolled in a college or university.

Throughout the years, the Hawaii Saddle Club has awarded scholarships throughout the Big Island.

Again, the club is looking to support the youth of Hawaii and are awaiting this year’s applicants.

This scholarship is geared toward students with rodeo/agricultural backgrounds, but is open to any eligible applicant. To request an application or for questions, call Peter Andrade at 960-2947.

An electronic copy can be requested by sending an email to p.andrade1999@yahoo.com.


The 39th Annual Horse Show, featuring Jumping and Play Day events, is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday, at Hawaii Preparatory Academy at the school’s Upper Campus in Waimea. The event is free and open to the public.

Nancy Steinecke of Kapaau will judge. Steinecke has been instructing and training in the equestrian venue for more than 40 years.

She currently is a licensed dressage judge with the United States Equestrian Federation, one of only three in the state of Hawaii, and the only licensed dressage technical delegate with the United States Equestrian Federation in Hawaii.

Riders will compete in many classes. Entry fee is $7 per class, plus a $10 non-refundable office fee. Classes are subject to change because of entries and weather. Post entries are allowed.


For more information or show registration, contact show manager Judy Folk at 885-4302 or email: jfolk@hawaiiantel.net.

To reach the Kokua Way, call 936-0067 or email waiukahenutz@gmail.com

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