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Today. and today. and dried codfish. sugar reigned in the little village that became Kona’s only sugar town and the district’s vital economic hub. sugar.holualoahawaii. he would look up to the slopes of Hualalai and know that all was good. Known today as the Kona Field System. mountain apple. Komo Store. were honored by two preservation groups. Portuguese. 1935). Kimura’s Lauhala Shop. ho. shoyu. into the Kona Art Center. as “Heritage Stores:” those still in the same family for more than 50 years. The first independent Japanese language school in the islands was operated in what is now the Imin Center. and kukui nut trees.” or the ringing of a cowbell. During World War II. Like other stores. and much more. shop owners accepted coffee cherry or parchment.com Email Ann C. (The second story has since been removed from this building. For more information: www. when the military set up camp at a defunct sugar mill. sculptures. Kimura’s took coffee for payment and offered a broad range of general merchandise. opened in 1920 north of Holualoa.0XOWLĥ&XOWXUDO+ROXDORDĦWKH³/RQJ6OHG´ W By Ann C. The industry. the Kona Historical Society and Pulama Ia Kona Heritage Corridor. Peterson hen King Kamehameha ruled from Kamakahonu (near today’s Kailua Pier). established the Kona Telephone Company. They often sent for “picture brides. There were many small. and later the Onaka Coffee Mill (c. an extensive. (lit: “holua” or wooden sleds and “loa” for long) down a slope of coarse lava rock pebbles. established themselves as independent coffee farmers or store owners. Kimura’s Lauhala Shop – one of a select group of stores honored by the Kona Historical Society and Pulama Ia Kona Heritage Corridor. In 1828. this swath of fertile soil is part of the Kona Coffee Belt and it reflects the diversity of multi-cultural immigrants who found a new life along the holua run. opelu. and an enterprising German. the mauka landscape and ethnic mix changed rapidly.” and as an ethnic group. the Japanese created the strongest impact on the coffee industry and Holualoa Village. and during the 1840s. he ran phone lines to Ka‘u. The Kona Bottling Works bottled and delivered soda through- out the district. Art galleries soon followed. along with the many other shops in operation for more than 50 years. and all the way up to North Kohala. ceramics. Many Japanese. opened in 1914. Among the treasures to be found are paintings. Stores served as a place to catch up on the news and carried everything from groceries to hardware to clothing while providing services like haircuts and mail delivery. in addition to lauhala hats. With donkey labor and manpower. With the advent of foreign visitors and ships. cabbage.com | 13 By 1852. as “Heritage Stores. is a perfect example. From 1899 to 1926. on to Hilo. A number of these stores are still standing. is another fine example of one of the oldest operating general merchandise stores in North Kona. yams. on the churches and cemeteries. Japanese and Filipino immigrants arriving in Hawai`i came to work in the sugar fields. and even more amazingly. These two stores. Peterson at anncinzi@gmail. yet dangerous sport of riding a thin “long sled run”. however. In a terraced masterpiece of rich volcanic soil that maximized the scant rainfall and fed the hundreds of thousands living in the region. At the core of this agricultural haven is Holualoa Village. which were a staple for the coffee farmers and field workers who shopped in their store. you can see subtle multi-cultural influences on the architecture. 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For payment. he called it the Eighth Wonder of the World.” Look for the bronze plaques marking these establishments as you enter. decorated ipu (gourds) and `ukuleles made from Hawaii’s indigenous and other exotic woods in the village galleries [see story on page 29]. while some worked the coffee fields. when naturalist Archibald Menzies saw it in 1793. stunning wooden bowls. most Chinese. took a back seat to the crop often called “king” in Hawai`i—sugar. When the coffee industry took a downturn. which was then traded back to suppliers in Honolulu for staple goods like rice. an entrepreneurial effort saw the planting of hundreds of acres of the crop. and on the momand-pop stores in the village and outlying area. 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but her organic beauty reaches far deeper than meets the outer eye.com | 15 alau Iwaoka will tell you without hesitation that her life’s goal is to be the embodiment of Aloha.000 in donations. sliding a large navy blue book towards me. Alohasharing endeavors. [Above:] Kalau helps young Trenton Wong Yuen get started on his new bike.” The blue book. The first page is splashed with inspirational quotes cut out from magazines and newspapers. “Remember that dude in ‘The Secret’?” she questioned with a kind of child-like innocence. it would be hard not to look twice. but my goal is to eventually reach $100. “Well. I made this scrap book. reveals how in that year she raised enough money to give away seven brand new keiki UContinued on page 16 [At top:] Neighbors and friends in the Ocean View community came out to help celebrate Kalau Iwaoka’s bicycle giveaway. KE OLA | www. at the beginning of the movie he makes this wall. If you passed her on the warm and weathered street of historic Hilo town. on Kino‘ole Street in Hilo. My purpose is to show others what it means to be loved.” she said. which dates back to 2007.KeOlaMagazine. . And that’s what Aloha is all about—living life in love. And so far she’s good at it—really good. along with her own cursive hand.#  $! OF THE PEOPLE Photos by Jonathan Moeller K Over fish wraps and an acai bowl early one afternoon at the quaint Surf Break Cafe. Iwaoka is a captivating woman. “I’ve only just started. I asked her to tell me more about her passionate.

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artist and author. who recently posted it on Facebook to his nearly 3.” Lester explains that working with Carr showed him “he had a gift” as an athlete. “At the agency.” #  $! “T In a brand new memoir—Running on Faith—just released by publishing giant Harper-Collins. Jason developed a profound sense of selfendurance and determination. using his left arm to swim. Some people who lose the use of an arm might give up. in-between training in Portland and overseeing one of his TriFREAKS training camps. Jason has also earned the titles of professional motivator. In 2007 he competed in his first Ironman. another was with TV’s “700 Club. Lester was energized to try the sport of triathlon. “I got turned on to God through this amazing athlete. Hit by a car while riding his bike in Phoenix. With a goal to come to Kona one day to compete. He seems anything but disabled. carefully tucked into his pocket. Along the road to his dream of becoming an accomplished athlete. the athletes used their God-given gifts to be pros. including American welterweight boxer Oba Carr.” says Lester. “Spiritual Warfare” Powering on. Jason moved to southern California in 1998. I started seeing signs.” Fewer than a dozen words. that he too was special. He represented professional athletes with marketing and licensing. . OF THE PEOPLE oday is the youngest you will ever be. Live like it. National notoriety is nothing new for the Arizona native. disaster struck again when his father and sole guardian died within the year. where he continued racing and worked at a sports agency. emanating ease 18 | www. “Up until 2001 I didn’t understand why things had happened to me…with my arm…my dad… until I saw the amount of people I was inspiring by racing. he sustained 21 broken bones and a collapsed lung. they speak volumes about the man who doesn’t let obstacles get in his way. I didn’t have a personal relationship with God. passion and pursuit of a winning life” with the world. Our talk together was his first interview that day. “So I saw I could use my gift as an athlete too. he has reached higher than many “extreme” athletes.” After witnessing the Ironman World Championship in Kona in 2004.” recalls Jason. You barely notice his motionless right arm.” Jason continues. Lester also got back on a bike and says he was “full-time into biathlons” by the time he was 18—and ranked number two in the Grand Canyon State. “My father loved sports and taught me not to be a quitter.” he says. the youth was devastated.KeOlaMagazine. He first gained worldwide sports fame in 2009 when ESPN bestowed the triathlete with an ESPY Award for “Best Disabled Male Athlete. Inspired by his and his father’s love of sports. The Kailua-Kona resident has not only overcome more physical challenges than most.” Upon meeting Jason.” And so Jason kept racing. At that tender age. the youth switched his athletic focus to track and cross-country.” Ke Ola recently caught up with Jason on the Big Island. “Before that. there’s no apparent sign of a physical challenge. Being an avid Little League baseball player.com | KE OLA and charm. Each setback seems to motivate the 36-yearold even more. I decided to use my gift to inspire others. Lester began a rigorous training schedule and hired a swim coach. in Phoenix. Jason lost the use of his arm when he was 12.This advice comes from Jason Patrick Lester.000 “friends. While still adjusting to this traumatic disability. the teen competed in both high school and college. Lester shares his “principles. “I realized then this work was my calling and that’s when God revealed himself to me.

” states Jason. ‘I can overcome this. Australia and Germany. I can prevail! It was the ultimate testimony to inspire others to do the same. which started in Kona in August and continues in Seattle and Phoenix.5-mile swim. teams and sports moments. it involved five Ironman-distance triathlons in five days on five different islands.4-mile bike and 52. and then movement. Jason continued competing in triathlons in the U. in my right arm.) As a motivational speaker for organizations and corporations such as Microsoft.” Man on a Mission to Inspire To that end. ) He also finds time to visit youth recovering in the hospital. Jason’s experience in the Hawai‘i Ultraman World Championships is being made into a 90-minute documentary. Jason repeated Ironman and Ultraman events.’ I finished and it was all that much sweeter.500 by finishing the EPICS Challenge.” says Jason. Lester also shares his story on overcoming adversity through faith. In the hospital back in Phoenix.” emphasizes Lester.S. I share my testimony. (www. Helping to fund the foundation is Jason’s new book released in August.com/. while recognizing God’s guiding hand in his life. For a list of upcoming book signings. help them build their confidence. mental and spiritual challenges. The annual award taps the year’s best athletes. Lester’s inspirational story available nationwide. the recognized athlete is using his example to motivate others facing challenges through his new book and other media. “I really didn’t want to be there with all the bad memories but I told myself.10K Race Series.2-mile swim. In 2009. speaking engagements and the creation in 2007 of the NEVER STOP Foundation. compassion. Canada.” Also entering production is an indie feature film detailing Lester’s extraordinary life and titled. improve their ability to express themselves and learn the values of discipline.” Jason adds that if he hadn’t lost the use of his arm. “In the book. “The goal of the foundation is to help kids find their own true voice. who adds that the only exception was the 2008 Ironman World Championship in Kona. “I was up there with all the other sports greats. His accomplishments and drive earned the triathlete the prestigious ESPY Award by ESPN. for which he won a race slot through lottery in the physically challenged category. And he may never have believed in miracles—like getting the feeling back in his arm. I give tools for overcoming adversity with inspiration for never giving up. self-reliance and respect. Lester shares the nine lessons that led him to achieve his dreams and find his calling.” he remembers.4 mile run over three days. “Getting an ESPY was huge. finishing 18th overall in the Ultraman Hawai‘i. Jason and triathlete Rich Roll raised over $3. “I offer ways to win the game of life. Lester conquered the grueling Kona Ironman course in 2008— finishing the 2. “Chasing Me.” says its founder. walking the red carpet. visit www. “A Painted Race. jasonplester. 261. “I never signed up for a race in the physically challenged category. I didn’t believe it at first and I finally showed a friend how I could stand up on my bike out of my seat UContinued on page 21 NEW BOOK-Find Jason P.neverstopfoundation. which is dedicated to using athletics as a tool to encourage youth to achieve their full potential. The next race is September 26 in Seattle. incredibly in the same year. In May.” says Lester. And then.org.Participation in that race took Jason back to the location of his tragic bike accident. “The idea is for athletes to continue racing to raise NEVER STOP funds.” shares Jason. It is Jason’s story of triumph as an “ultra endurance athlete” with the use of one arm. he wouldn’t be who he is today. It was like. So I make a point now of going back and talking to youth and sharing my experience. trust. as voted on by fans.” Also supporting the NEVER STOP Foundation is the new Running on Faith 5K . he went on to achieve a personal and sports milestone by becoming the first physically challenged athlete ever to complete the Ultraman World Championship on the Big Island.” With an Ironman finish under his belt. no one understood my situation…what I was going through physically and emotionally. Ultraman attracts an elite corps of athletes who face a 6. “When I was 12 and in the hospital for three months. “At first it was a slight feeling but then I was getting more and more feeling. I have a challenge…and yes. “It was like spiritual warfare to go back. I tell them they can overcome it.2 mile run. I’ve never let my situation keep me from being an athlete and an artist.” (www. He would have missed out on the many physical. Lester’s dream is to ultimately fund the creation of the NEVER STOP Performance Center in Kailua-Kona in 2012. he offers his time speaking to injured youth. Entry is limited to 35 participants.chasingmemovie. 112-mile bicycle course and 26. yes. “It’s like the nerves are coming back in my arm and moving down to my elbow.. Running on Faith.com. .

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” Y “We see a lump of clay.com. God sees solutions.” Jason explains. also calling it “grunge” and “something you might see when traveling on the subway. Lester does bold and vibrant. large-scale paintings and also mixed-media murals that incorporate items he picks up on Ebay. everything is his timing.jplart. He got it on film.” states Lester. . “God is love and love is art.” “It’s whatever I’m seeing and feeling in that moment. “I think outside the box.” Jason continues. I can use my arm to balance myself. It’s the same thing as being an athlete. It just goes to show you. God sees a beautiful vase. We see a blank canvas. God sees potential success.” — Jason Patrick Lester Lester Art Has No Boundaries Besides being a recognized athlete. God sees a finished painting.com | 21 Check out Lester’s art at www. In 2001.rr. We see a lump of coal. KE OLA | www.UContinued from page 19 to ride a hill. Both his father and grandfather were artists and Jason says he inherited their gift for painting. featuring his art and works of others. We see problems. Calif. you can’t lose faith. Jason P.” Contact Fern Gavelek at ferng@hawaii. “Art is my drug. like a baseball mitt for a series on the New York Yankees. We don’t put limits on ourselves. We see failures.com.KeOlaMagazine. “I don’t have boundaries or limits with my art. “Never doubt God. God sees a refined diamond. he opened the JR Gallery in Manhattan Beach. Lester is an accomplished artist.” adds Jason.” He paints in the style of abstract expressionism.

in partnership with Rama. In the quiet little chapel in Waimea’s Catholic Church of the Annunciation. he doesn’t draw. she gazes heavenward. The Lodge at Koele.” (House of Glass) “The work has to be cut-able. traditionally used in healing and meditation.” she said. made mirrors. I met Lamar—and he is crackerjack. Her diverse work also includes a kaleidoscopic collection of mandalas. particularly in church buildings. A prolific artist and muralist. cut and craft. “In school I took classes in stained glass and crafting classes. He loves to fit. and can also becustom-made for individual intentions. Otherwise it looks hokey. O’Neill’s mandalas often focus on specific themes. boxes.” at the Kings’ Shops. O’Neill is already well known for her realistic-mythical paintings like “The Three Muses. When I got to the Big Island..com | KE OLA The versatile and multi-faceted artist works. in a less-traditional way. For more information.” erally circular. she and her human partner are passionate about their work with stained glass and mosaic. as Yokomo Stained Glass and Mosaic. schduled for completion in 2011.” the windows inspired a partnership that has continued to grow and flourish in the years since. geometric designs. such as endangered species. My real talent was design.” and murals such as “Keanakāko‘i” and “E Mau Na Waiwai O Hawai‘i. She also has a Masters Degree in . and I just kept going. her works grace public spaces such as the Campus Center at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. as if to acknowledge a prayer.” lays down washes or broad brush strokes of color to which O’Neill adds foreground figures and detailed borders. I was offered a commission-based job as a designer for Ka Hale Ani Ani. mother and child look down.” O’Neill holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Hawai‘i Maritime Center. Their “firstborn.” she said. “He doesn’t want to do the designing. then windows must be the eyes of a house’s soul. “I always had a penchant for churches. When I got to Honolulu in 1980. an Asian bull elephant in the Oregon Zoo! Rama’s handlers discovered he enjoys painting with his trunk. I f eyes are windows to the soul.” she said. On other walls.KeOlaMagazine. “and it has to be elegant. She wears a lei po’o. from Pratt Institute in New York.org At home on the Big Island. 22 | www.AS ART #  $! Calley O’Neill’s expertise in designing murals for public spaces is evident in her stained glass designs. and he understands and appreciates the qualities of glass.TheRamaExhibition. a traveling education project to raise awareness and seek help for earth’s endangered species. Rama. called the “Ambassador for the Endangered Ones. summa cum laude. gen- Calley was inspired by this elephant (a story in itself) and endeavored to work with him. and many others. The result of their collaboration is the Rama Exhibition. windows. such as “Water Bearer. where stained glass windows cast cascading colors to illuminate the people. the Madonna and Child shine down from tall peaked walls. The windows were created by the Waimea team of artist Calley O’Neill and artisan Lamar Yoakum. too. visit www.. particularly a house of God. and a royal blue robe streams across one shoulder. even as a little girl. but here.

and many of her works focus on endangered species.” Yoakum. “I can get small pieces here but they don’t always allow me to pick what I want. You can also ladle one color out. “I took some classes like the one I teach now. and it ends up changing characteristics. pour another color on top of it. Yoakum purchases the glass medium from Honolulu or mainland vendors in large sheets. I look at each piece of glass and ask ‘what does it do for the whole piece?’” said Yoakum.” said Yoakum. The color goes in loops. began doing stained glass as a hobby.” says Yoakum. Our first time was the church windows in Waimea. Yoakum-O’Neill (“Yokomo”) Stained Glass and Mosaic was born. son of famed jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany. “and the way it’s annealed.” .KeOlaMagazine. “I never did it professionally—just because I enjoyed it. Combining colors to create opalescent glass generates different textures and effects. KE OLA | www. The Tiffany method is a 19th century process developed by Lewis Comfort Tiffany. muralist. and then saw her work and we decided to work together. In the Gothic Age. essential elements and the purpose of the piece. originally from Texas. Painted alabaster windows in 4th and 5th century Christian churches may be the ancestors of stained glass. Artist.” he says.Social Ecology from Goddard College in Vermont. environmentalist. resulting in a look that is more “alive. as well as inspire and delight the worshippers inside. cuts and pieces the design together using the “Tiffany method” of wrapping each selection with thin copper foil and soldering it together. solid colors onto which details such as faces could be painted.com | 23 “Opalescence has to do with the way the glass transmits the light. “It’s very close to Tiffany. up to four or five different colors. yoga teacher.” “We use a lot of Youghiogheny Glass. artists used clear.” Thus. architects of the great cathedrals used stained glass to block out the light and external distractions. Does it look like a flower petal or just a blob? It’s like grains of wood.” he said. Tiffany adapted his techniques to lampshades and capitalized on the popularity of new electric lighting for his wealthy clients. They exchange ideas and inspiration. His method and his use of “opalescent glass” rather revolutionized the art of stained glass. “She’s a fine artist in the fine arts sense. get a sense of the space. Prior to the invention of opalescent glass. UContinued on page 25 Hawai‘i-themed. then they meditate and allow images to emerge before O’Neill begins sketching. whorls and more interesting patterns. I’d worked with different designers. but five windows in Germany’s Augsburg Cathedral are the world’s oldest. whether it’s pulled out across bars or laid out on a table to cool. Yoakum then selects the glass. dating from the 11th century. “I’m pretty good at mechanical things and putting the glass together. “The area I need to use might be right in the center.” with a far wider range of hues and unique three-dimensional qualities.” working with Yoakum to pick a range of colors appropriate to the work. original window in Waimea’s Catholic Church of the Annunciation. and stained glass designer Calley O’Neill “It’s not complicated in the sense of what has to be done.” says partner Lamar Yoakum.” The process actually begins with an in-depth meeting with their clients.” Stained glass as an artform existed in ancient Egyptian and Roman cultures. She’ll translate the pencil drawing into a watercolor rendering and “color call-out.

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“It’s not going to fade. My mother-in-law is represented by her favorite flower. The Harmon family of Waimea admires a window installation in their home.” Window honoring Hawai‘i’s native butterflies can be seen in the “butterfly building” in Waimea. He has been quoted as saying. One of Yokomo’s recent installations is in the Waimea home of Sean and Valerie Harmon. and there’s no maintenance ever. because she’s from Virginia.” said Valerie. light comes through it to you and affects you.com | 25 “We met with Calley numerous times.” said Sean.” More and more. “Of course it was known by the church. . our wedding. the King Kamehameha and the Hawaiian Blue. she and Yoakum are working with mosaics for indoors and out. “There are very few but they are very pretty and pretty much unknown.” said O’Neill. They know kalo and koa trees.” said Yoakum. UContinued from page 23 Renaissance Man archetype Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by the colors and effects of stained glass. “We did a curved wall for a swimming pool that was beautiful.” said O’Neill. “You learn to live in the now.” ™ For more information on stained glass works or Lamar’s classes.” said Sean. When it’s broke. and it can be quite affordable. From left to right: Briana. “The sun and moon represent my wife and me. We’re very happy with it. visi www YokomoStainedGlassandMosaic. We’re so happy that more people are now becoming aware of these beautiful Hawaiian butterflies. poetically written. “There are different levels. Light through glass affects the quality of glass.” KE OLA | www.” said O’Neill. the window is symbolic of their family life.” home of the “Green with Envi” shop and Big Island Substance Abuse Council on Mamalahoa Highway.” Master artisan Lamar Yoakum uses the stained glass methods perfected by Tiffany. “The power of meditation can be 10 times greater under violet light falling through a stained glass window of a quiet church. not like paint.“Pretty much everybody loves stained glass and everybody thinks they can’t have it. a mystic medium. “and she came back with some sketches and now we have this huge. they know different ferns and flowers. “And the pink and blue lotus flowers are for our children.com.” said O’Neill. “Stained glass will teach you one thing.” A public example of O’Neill and Yoakum’s artistry is at the “butterfly building. it’s broke. But she did some meditation and the Celtic knot in the center and the lotus flowers came from that.” “Glass is a great medium. You may have seen the giant specimens on the outside. and the Kaua’i Moth. the bird of paradise. which should say something to everyone about their home. and my mother. “Not many people realize they are actual Hawaiian natives.com or call 885. but the inside story is a stunning study of Hawaii’s native butterflies. “We were all over the place as far as ideas. dogwood.0609. Email Catherine Tarleton at catherinetarleton@gmail.KeOlaMagazine. “We generated some ideas and bounced them around with Calley.” said O’Neill.” A gift from Valerie’s mother as part of their new house addition. Devyn. Here he installs a curved mosaic design for a swimming pool. beautiful stained glass. In the morning it projects flecks of rainbows on the walls. Valerie and Sean Harmon.” “It’s a beautiful quote.

Mostly masculine. Legendary gods and goddesses.#  $!  AT HOME Feng Shui Hawaiian Style /LJKW8S<RXU/LIHZLWKWKH)LUH(OHPHQW H by Marta Barreras. we are unable to reach out to connect with others and we become isolated. heartfelt warmth and spiritual purpose. we lose faith in ourselves. an intelligent step to manifesting an incredible life is to take a look at your environment. joyful and directed in our purpose in life. become a distant memory of the past? Would you like to rekindle a sense of passion and joy in your life. We are always guided to the right place at the right time. attainment and peak experience. enlightening us to the truth that both are one. transformational and regenerative powers. the five elements (Wood. in nature. Within both systems. these elements (which are essentially movements of essential energy or vibrations) also exist within you and everything in your environment. opportunity and luck. as well as mythical creatures. Metal and Water) represent the fundamental building blocks of all things in the physical Universe. From this perspective. Conversely. When our personal fire element is in balance. even uncaring. you can begin to create a home or workspace that frees you from stressful energy patterns and inspires your highest potential. the fire element is regarded for its purifying. . The Phoenix conveys the transformational and regenerative powers of the fire element through the symbolic rising from its own ashes and soaring to greater heights. we are enlivened. when our personal fire element is in excess. Fire. to balance the fire element energies in your life is to incorporate feng shui. according to the great masters of every tradition. we are intuitive and enthusiastic. the infamous Volcano Fire Goddess. With healthy fire element. We “burn the candle at both ends”. Earth. have been used to personify the awe-inspiring forces of this element. to feel more connected to your true radiance and purpose in the world? Well. impatient. With a goal of creating a dynamic life filled with enthusiasm. the infamous fire goddess of Hawai‘i’s volcanoes. feng shui helps you to live in harmonic resonance with the flow of joy and prosperity that is truly your divine birthright.KeOlaMagazine. transmutes and regenerates. With little enthusiasm or direction. the Chinese associate the fire element with the Phoenix. our outer world is a reflection of our own inner consciousness. our relationships and in life. 26 | www. Fire element deficiencies create an inability to follow through and can result in physical symptoms such as heart palpitations and weak or erratic pulse. Place a picture of her in your Fame area. your joi de vivre. the ancient art of space alignment. we are irritable. It is responsible for the brightness of our spirit and holds the torch that illuminates us on the journey of our highest life purpose. With the proper alignment of how the natural elements interact in your intimate surroundings. One of the creative building blocks of our natural world. it represents the phase of blossoming. We become overexcited. Master Feng Shui Practitioner ave the stresses of life got you feeling burned out? Has your passion for living. is revered for both her power to destroy and her power to create new land. When our personal fire element is deficient or weak.com | KE OLA /LJKWLQJWKH&DQGOHRI$QFLHQW :LVGRPIRU9LEUDQW/LYLQJ Ancient Hawaiian and Chinese Taoist traditions both teach us the power of living in harmony with our environment. or yang. is known throughout the world for her power to create abundance and command respect for nature. yet most powerful way. With the hidden language of feng shui. over involved and overcommitted. )HQJ6KXLDQGWKH )LUH(OHPHQW The simplest. into your surroundings. 7KH)LUH(OHPHQWDV0HGLFLQH In Chinese medicine.com In Taoist mythology. the fire element is also healing—it clears. Art by Maya Sorum/ mayasorum. Pele. a legendary bird that is synonymous with good fortune. over talkative and hyperactive. Pele. The ultimate message of this majestic creature is that fire contains both life and death.

especially in Hawaiian homes. In the Love area.com | 27 For issues related specifically to the Fire element. Is the bathroom above your stove putting out the nourishing fires of your health and prosperity? In the language of feng shui. standing upright with the point directing to the ceiling. dark” issues in relationships. luck. try putting a red rug on the floor. 3) A second-story bathroom positioned above a groundfloor stove. This is a common concern. try hanging a faceted. In your Love area. Fire Materials: Lights Skylights Fireplaces Candles Animals People KE OLA | www. spirit and your bank account! Is there a large body of water behind your home near the Fame or Love areas? A large (with depth) body of water behind the home can instigate health issues. you can add lots of Fire related colors. your health and prosperity and your overall capacity for renewal and regeneration. d o rela tion me are water pi ship s harmtrainin cture ony g the of th e Color your Fire: Shape Your Fire: Reds* Bright Orange Warm Pink Magenta Fiery Yellows Warm Purples Pyramids Triangles Obelisks Flame Shapes Upwardly moving items * Red. Befo in th re: Th e care e Fire a cold w occu er goal reas of hite wa pan s and this h lls an ts.found in the middle onethird of the rear quadrant of the building. Quan Yin or St. your personal or professional reputation. the stove represents nourishment.net. Add a pair of candles in equal size and a pair of rose quartz hearts to affirm love and partnership. Although there is a multitude of ways to balance Fire in the home. the color of the Fire element. Any of these imbalances in your home’s main Fire areas can result in a negative impact on your relationships. one basic guideline is to make sure that you do not have the Water element extinguishing your Fire in any of these areas. Buddha. I have seen it create instability and bring up “deep. . warm pink or magenta colors in the form of towels and bath rugs.KeOlaMagazine. Y e alignfurnitur tion that d n a s t en bra hancem e and cele ment en e of harmony rtunities for th le e e ir s F o n g p e p s in o d g e d After: A ate an enlivenin rity and positiv e re p c s s o t r n p e r m te act grea will attr . Both of these feng shui “cures” will help lift and disperse the negative bathroom energy and help restore the flames of nourishment for your body. Is the water in your bathroom putting out the fire in your Fame or Love area? 3) The stove in the kitchen. health and prosperity. Francis. crystalclearfengshui. 2) A pool.com). It also occupies one-third of that rear quadrant.In Feng Shui. Examples would be red cushions for your lanai furniture. incorporate some fiery. opposite the quadrant where your entrance is. fortune and celebration. 8VHWKH)LUH(OHPHQWWR. solar powered lights or tiki torches that turn on automatically every night. ocean or large pond in the backyard in one of these areas. birds.QFUHDVH3DVVLRQ 5DGLDQW-R\DQG(QOLJKWHQPHQW 2) The “Love and Marriage” area – found in the rear corner to the right of Fame as you are facing in from the entrance. hanging some red bath towels and placing a bright colored pillar candle on the counter for radiant health and positive recognition. man-made crystal ball (the type that creates prisms) over the stove and another one over your toilet. You can also place a quartz crystal point (not man-made) on or near the stove. Fire corresponds to three main areas of the home: Enlightening Tips: 1) The “Fame and Reputation” area . especially related to digestion and the female organs. If there is a bathroom above your kitchen. represents power. and statues of animals and people like turtles. s nt occupa In your Fame area. red is very activating and is best used as an accent color. But use with caution: just as too much fire can rage out of control. and it is a very important one to address with various remedies (check out the past article on the Water Element in the Sept/Oct ’09 Ke Ola Magazine or posted at www. Contact Marta Barreras at marta@aloha. tikis. Problematic examples that I have commonly seen in clients’ homes are: 1) Bathrooms or laundry rooms in the Fame or Love areas. shapes and items to your landscaping design.

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serves multiple purposes: shop. it was the ‘ukulele’s portability. “is the best thing I’ve ever done!” His first inclination was to finally pick up the instrument he had purchased years ago. museum. including Rosen’s treasured 1951 Kamaka. luthier and museum curator of Holualoa Ukulele Gallery has turned an interest in music into a passionate love of ‘ukulele.com | 29 That move. unique sound and colorful history in the islands that quickly won him over. the gallery. Soon after relocating to Hawai‘i Island 33 years ago. and aficionadas alike drop by throughout the day to enjoy some music. he said. An established goldsmith and businessman in Southern California. OF THE PEOPLE L ongtime Hawai‘i Island resident Sam Rosen is preserving one of Hawaii’s cultural treasures. After all. Rosen said life in the fast lane never seemed to provide the luxury of time for his pau hana interests. one student and one ‘ukulele at a time. mauka town of Holualoa on Hawai‘i’s Kona side. he said.KeOlaMagazine. made of native woods—mostly koa—which is prized for its fine tone and attractive coloring and UContinued on page30 Teacher. at the Holualoa Ukulele Gallery he opened in March 2003 – a place where the curious. it’s not a difficult instrument to play. it’s all in the strum. many of them renditions of the legendary Honolulubased Kamaka styles. still not having found the time to become as proficient as he’d like. and that’s the vibe.#  $! The “Cigar Box” uke. classroom. Rosen admits he is so busy building and teaching the construction of ‘ukuleles today that he rarely plays. talk story and learn much about the instrument that has become a symbol of the islands worldwide. But there’s no rush. Photo by Carole Carraway. a guitar which had been collecting dust ever since. But in no time his attention turned to Hawai‘i’s uniquely “home-grown” instrument: the ‘ukulele. from the frenzied lifestyle of “lala land” to the laid-back. and designer Sam Kanaka’s signature “pineapple”‘ukuleles. Antique instruments in various shapes and sizes line the walls. There are square-shaped ukes. Photo by Margaret Kearns. According to Rosen. . often made out of old wooden cigar boxes. Rosen found he finally had the time to slow down and fulfill a long-time personal goal: to learn how to play a musical instrument. the mantra really. And while that may be so. gathering place and ‘ukulele-building workshop. “When I decided it was the ‘ukulele I wanted to learn to play. Many of the instruments for sale or in various stages of construction or repair are Rosen’s own creations. I thought I’d learn how to build one first. the wannabe players In fact. ease of play. located in central Holualoa and situated in the town’s historic post office building. KE OLA | www.” he said.

each more colorful than the last.” from the Hawaiian words uku (payment or reward) and lele (to come). though smaller than. although he says even experienced woodworkers will enjoy the challenge of making a tenor ‘ukulele. Madeiran cabinet makers (Manuel Nunes. has been the catalyst for the most recent spike in the ‘ukulele’s popularity.” he said. Rosen’s ‘ukulele-building class runs 10 weeks (four hours each Tuesday from 5:30 p.” .” Rosen said. There really is no limit to what can be done with this portable. All of the ‘ukuleles available for purchase. he pulled out a small guitar-like instrument. As the story goes. Patent for Kamaka’s “Pineapple ‘Ukulele. three immigrants. The Hawaiian word ‘ukulele translates roughly as “jumping flea.m. while there are those who prefer to go with a royal interpretation! According to Queen Lili’uokalani. Some are beautifully adorned with abalone shell. the name means “the gift that came here.KeOlaMagazine. share one thing in common: they all have been made here in the Hawaiian Islands. Photo by Carole Carraway. creating a sort of still-life documentary of the instrument’s evolution over the years. When not teaching the art of ‘ukulele construction at his shop. easy-to-play and relatively inexpensive instrument.) and is just one of many ongoing classes. to 9:30 p. According to a story printed in an 1879 edition of the Hawaiian Gazette newspaper. This historically important document is the U. Rosen has been on the faculty at the art center since it was first established as the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture in the old “Donkey Mill” property. but what is fact is the instrument now known as the ‘ukulele emerged here in the late 19th century and it was love at first sight and sound. the modern Portuguese cavaquinho and the Spanish timple) and began to play it while leaping around the docks singing Portuguese folk songs. and interpretations of the name are nearly as numerous. known locally by the sign on top that was shaped like a donkey. as it was integrated quickly—with slight modification—into Hawaiian music. “Aloha ‘Oe. propelled the instrument into world recognition. the machete (similar to. José do Espírito Santo.” The Holualoa Ukulele Gallery is a place to enjoy some music. workshops. photographs and clippings from various publications share the wall space. he says the influence of Hawai‘i native sons like internationallyacclaimed contemporary artist Jake Shimabukuro and the late. exhibitions and art and cultural events sponsored at the art center each year. whether built by Rosen or other artists. a passionate patron of the arts. According to historical accounts. great Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (”Braddah Iz”). While Rosen credits a number of cultural programs hosted island-wide annually for renewed interest in the ‘ukulele. and Augusto Dias) are credited as the first ‘ukulele makers in Hawai‘i. Some say the ‘ukulele—or an early version of it—appeared in the hands of a newly arrived Portuguese immigrant who had just arrived by ship in the late 1800s and was absolutely ecstatic to be here. “The kids coming up represent a new crop of musicians who will not only preserve this cultural treasure but will rocket it to new heights.com | KE OLA “It’s primarily these two wildly talented Hawaiian musicians who have captured the imaginations of a new generation of ‘ukulele players.m. The instrument soared to de rigueur heights when Queen Lili‘uokalani personally played the ‘ukulele to accompany the Hawaiian anthem. Others suggest the name refers to the Portuguese immigrant jumping happily on the docks.S. And the stories go on. “Each of the students may add different embellishments to the instrument to make it truly their own.” The ardent support and promotion of the ‘ukulele by the Queen’s brother. King Kalākaua frequently incorporated ‘ukulele and hula into programs at royal gatherings for visiting dignitaries. Historians say the instrument may not have struck it big with members of Hawaiian Society in the late 19th century. if the royal class had not embraced it. As to the ‘ukulele’s origins in these islands of Hawai‘i.UContinued from page 29 grain. the last Hawaiian monarch. Rosen most frequently is found leading classes at Holualoa’s Donkey Mill Art Center. 30 | www. stories abound. ™ Historic posters. talk story and learn much about the popular instrument. Hawai‘i’s “Merrie Monarch” King David Kalākaua. Rosen’s class is designed for beginners.” and some say the instrument was so-named because of the fast action of musicians’ fingers while playing it.

org.donkeymillartcenter. Contact Margaret Kearns at margaretkearns@gmail. elicits fond memories and tickles the tongue as it rolls off the lips of visitors and island residents alike.Classic 1950’s Kamaka ‘ukulele. the ‘ukulele remains one of the most joyful and beloved cultural treasures brought to the Hawaiian Islands by immigrants.com | 31 %ULQJLQ\RXUVZHHWKHDUWIRU .holualoadonkeymill. Y For more information on Holualoa Ukulele Gallery.KeOlaMagazine. For the Donkey Mill Art Center.DPXHOD‡. Just the mention of its name coaxes a smile. Today.1688.org.com.324. www. phone 808. Cgn]Ûl`]ÛkcafÛqgm¿j]Ûaf 6NLQ7LJKWHQLQJDQG5HMXYHQDWLRQ /DVHU+DLU5HPRYDO 6XQ'DPDJHDQG&RORU&RUUHFWLRQ 7UHDWPHQWVIRU$FWLYH$FQHDQG6FDUULQJ 6NLQ&DUH&RQVXOWDWLRQVDQG)DFLDOV RII DQ\ODVHURUIDFLDOWUHDWPHQW IRUERWKRI\RX NHDOVRFDUU\5HYLWDODVK H\HODVKFRQGLWLRQHUIRU ORQJHUWKLFNHUODVKHV G]__qÛIm]dc]ÛIEÛ¤Û<kl`]la[aYf $WWKHRIILFHVRI'U-RDQ*UHFR''6 . visit: www.RQD KE OLA | www.

“But I think they do. The island’s last commercial chicken farm closed about two years ago and people are taking on the job themselves. I remember a well-meaning soul advertising on Freecycle Big Island. co-owner of the Hilo Coffee Mill.” says Baysa. and they’re definitely more than just farm animals. a UH extension agent who helps local farmers (and back-yard beginners) with the birds. We train them. at first glance. for generations. with them when they colonized the islands. “Ever since the big chicken farm went out in Kawaihae. Ben and his wife. There are only a few ways to feed chickens in the tropics and most of those don’t feed very many birds. Information sharing is valuable. they’d probably bolt before a throw net could land. They come when they’re called. But lately. even though cockfighting is illegal here. but coops for laying hens. which featured a full-page photo of a designer coop with red-striped wallpaper. some locals have raised gamecocks. more and more rural residential neighborhoods seem to be sprouting chicken coops in their back yards: not the little individual triangular huts that shelter game cocks. “Certain ethnic groups have an intact agricultural tradition. especially because there’s a generation gap since grandpa raised chickens.’” crowed a recent cover story in Rodale’s Organic Gardening magazine. everyone has been looking for the fresh island egg and they’ve caught on to raising chickens in their back yards. Number one is feed.” notes Ben Discoe. but cut back to a personal flock of fewer than a dozen birds.” A chicken hook is a pole with a piece of heavy-gauge wire fastened to one end and bent into a shape like a narrow shepherd’s crook. “but for most of us. It’s sometimes amusing and/or horrifying to watch some newly rural. I grew up on a family farm in Missouri with a flock of 300 hens.” maintains Ahualoa chicken grower Ben Discoe. But with a little practice. “We don’t raise them for food. “You don’t need a throw net. the backyard chicken phenomenon seems to be less about gentleman-farm trendiness and more about sustainability.” This author is an exception. “There are very good economic and ecological reasons why there are no egg farms left on this island and no chickens raised commercially for meat.KeOlaMagazine.” an extensive online resource page for local chicken farmers at http://ahualoa. but we didn’t.” Some 140 chickens roam the Mill’s 24-acre grounds near Mountain View. for a fisherman’s throw net.OF THE LAND #  $! 32 | www.” muses Jeannette Baysa.net/chickens. you can stand back with a chicken hook. We raise them for the eggs and other benefits that they give.” I wrote to her. it’s about going back and rediscovering. or moa. chicken-feed holder and a framed giclee poster on the wall. They also maintain “Chicken Notes.” muses Mike DuPonte. “You need a chicken hook.” Ancient Polynesians brought chickens. . which she intended to use to catch chickens. Here in Hawai‘i. It seems. They know their names. “They’re great with kids. because our grandparents raised chickens. a wrought-iron. to be part of a nation-wide trend: chicken chic. The magazine’s center spread features a gallery of exotic and/or weird-looking breeds.com | KE OLA I think a lot of people don’t think that chickens have brains. would-be chicken farmer attempt to solve some simple problem with imagination but lack of knowledge. Deb Pun Discoe. even without food. the local online recycling club. Millions of years of co-evolution with hawks have made chickens extremely wary of threats from the air. originally planned to create a commercial chicken operation on their Ahualoa coffee farm. slide it along the ground. “Keeping a flock of backyard chickens has gone from being homey to being ‘oh-so-stylishly vogue.

“We usually bring in either eggs or chicks from the mainland. but many modern breeds are just too heavy for that. “We also bring in the special breeds. For starting a backyard-sized flock. They deliver to other islands. “Different feed stores bring them in every once in a while. Nest boxes come in a wide variety of forms. When you think of a farm. a 250-watt. But they do go broody. The CTAHR office in Hilo now offers a brochure with instructions for building Hubble Bubbles. Sometimes they can be had for free. he maintains. on Hawaiian Homelands in Panaewa. Or you can wait until after dusk when it’s gone to roost. the latter a by-product of cheese production) for protein and ground oyster shell for calcium (needed to make eggshells.com) which normally sells three varieties: White Leghorns (the favorite of commercial farms because they lay uniform white eggs and lots of them.com carries over 450 different coop designs.” says Ben Discoe.” Diet is perhaps the biggest challenge in Hawai‘i. There are scores of varieties available: some bred for egg production or for meat. Any box of about those dimensions will do. “For us. round poles. has nothing to do with nutrition. you think of brown. and asked them to draw up plans that others could use. Another possible source of new birds is the Hilo Coffee Mill. he maintains. drop-down board in back so we didn’t have to face the angry end of the chicken when we gathered the eggs. Originally. They like to be petted. if someone wants to have the Buff Orpingtons or Coocoo Morans [which look somewhat like barred Plymouth Rocks with feathers on their feet. A henhouse has its own furniture: raised roosts. about 20 native Hawaiians gathered and got the job done in less than two hours. DuPonte suggests a model for a chicken shelter that was invented by a local couple. available from most hardware stores. but they’re very lightweight and extremely flighty). bamboo or even tree branches. KE OLA | www. Hubble says. She notes that most commercial hatcheries have a minimum order of 25 chicks. co-owner of Hilo Coffee Mill. some for egg color (those blue or green eggs seen at farmers’ markets may come from a South American breed called Araucanas). The Hilo Coffee Mill flock sleeps on guava branches. and some for gentleness.Chicks are designed to start out life literally under the wings of their warm and protective mothers. fast-growing white chickens raised mainly for meat) and browns (a mellow breed that lays brown eggs). cost about $275. For your and their health.” says DuPonte. then just pick it up. Or some may just wander in out of the jungle. “We’ve been going around the county. Most of the chicken feed on my family’s farm came from our own fields: oats. wheat and corn. they need warmth at the beginning. shares their flock with visitors. Liz and Mike Hubble.” explains Mike Hubble.backyardchickens. chocolate-colored eggs] or Black Stars [Black with teal highlights in its feathers. economical coop suited to the tropics. . Cornish Rock hybrids (heavy. a neighbor may have a hen who’s gone “broody”—has stopped laying eggs and has settled down to hatch some. on O’ahu (www. fastened down and lined with straw or dry grass.KeOlaMagazine. They’re more people friendly. We typically won’t bring in any white egg layers. There they realized a need for a more airy. among other resources.com | 33 and hook one of the bird’s feet before it realizes what’s happening. each nest 18 by 18 by 18 inches. its dairy industry is almost as dead as its UContinued on page 35 Jeanette Baysa. We’ve built four or five of them with CTAHR’s (College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources) help. Some hens will defend their nest by pecking. but the mill can order a batch and split them among different buyers.” it’s inexpensive and easy to build: 16-by-16-foot square with chicken-wire walls. red heat lamp with a reflector collar. The Hubbles had raised chickens in Idaho before moving to lower Puna in 2007. They’re too commercial-looking. Chickens need someplace safe to go at night. is the chickens’ diet: “Do your best to make sure they have access to fresh green plants. My family built free-standing rows of nests for better access and ventilation: three tiers of wooden nests. what really matters. and lay deep brown. so their down isn’t a very good insulator.” “We’ve got barred Rocks. will do. Buff Orpingtons and Australorps (Australian Orpingtons).5199. Materials. after building the henhouse. At their most recent henhouse-raising.asagihatchery. Even in Hawai‘i. Feeders can be found at any farm supply store.) But Hawai‘i grows almost no grains. the Rhode Island Reds are real popular and so are the Araucanas.” The state only has one commercial hatchery left: Asagi Hatchery.” says Baysa. That vulnerability after dark is one of the first considerations for a would-be chicken farmer. Called the “Hubble Bubble. surmounted by a dome-shaped roof covered with white greenhouse plastic. I’ve seen them in Hilo and Pahoa.” says Baysa. if you feed them. if it’s elevated. DuPonte saw their first Bubble. they solved the problem by roosting in trees. roosts can be improvised out of two-by-two lumber. Chickens who can eat grass and plants are many times healthier and have eggs that are far more nutritious. Those interested can call DuPonte at 808. they also lay brown eggs]. says Baysa. is to get the chickens.” Egg color. “Buff Orpingtons are kind of like the golden retrievers of chickens. The website www. feeders and nest boxes. 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” maintains Ben Discoe.com | 35 . the birds just seem more contented. Sanitation is the final challenge. “They do have personalities. that manure is a benefit: it’s excellent fertilizer. “We treat them as pets. For chicken-lovers.75 per dozen eggs. “free range. “Feed is about 35 cents a pound. left free to forage.” says Baysa. “It’s just crazy to grow feed in Iowa and ship it to Hawai‘i to grow an egg. mac nuts and kitchen scraps.” reports Mike Hubble. which are many: food. a bag. and it has no commercial oyster beds. The chickens happily scratch around in the cut grass.” Y Email Alan McNarie at amcnarie@yahoo. for instance. wipe out a lettuce bed. In fact I have one right now with a broken leg with a cast on it.. Which brings up another big question: caged layers vs.” he says. and leave chicken manure on front porches. on average. fertilizer. Aside from enriched diets. On the other hand.” Most commercial egg farms confine their birds to coops. $17 per 50-lb. and get out of the rain. bag.” Other local flocks get fed at least partially with local products such as coconut. better exercise and less disease. One compromise between cages and free-range is a “chicken tractor”: a portable coop which can be moved frequently from place to place. traditional hens come back to the henhouse to roost. “By the time they go through it all. Mike Hubble finds home layers a bargain. Photos by Devany Vickery-Davidson KE OLA | www. “We were spending about $1. totally unrestrained chickens can destroy flowerbeds.50. For others. One partial solution is to let the chickens help with the dispersal.KeOlaMagazine. and they sell for about $3. Some would-be farmers give up the first time they have to shovel the manure out from under the roost. lasts ten days. they’ll enrich their diets with bugs and wild grasses. pest control (chickens eat many destructive insects) — even companionship. only the normal number of flies and hardly any smell. pile lawn trimmings inside the coop. but spend their days outdoors.coom. But even with imported feed. the clean-up is worth the benefits.UContinued from page 33 commercial poultry industry. lay eggs. Some consider caged layers a cruel way to raise poultry. so the back yard gets the benefit of manure fertilizer without being scratched bare. there’s no pile up at all. Manure does have to be dispersed or composted to prevent odor and health issues.. dispersing the manure in the process. The Hubbles.

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with close to 2. and has supplied brood stock shrimp to 26 countries worldwide since 1994. HHA owns and breeds the world’s most diverse genetic collection of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) shrimp. The venue is NELHA. including Pacific White Shrimp. Some Examples of the Special Offerings Are: . Since then.#  $! OF THE LAND L • Cyanotech Corporation. a world leader in microalgae technology. Inc. Many of the vendors offer educational components at the market. They offer amazing. They sell small packages of live abalone and grill abalone on site. The commercial tenants make their products available to the public and local farmers are also encouraged to sell their wares on the lower level. • Big Island Abalone Corporation operates a 10-acre aqua farm utilizing cold and pure deep seawater to produce Japanese Northern abalone for commercial sales. in April. deepseawater holding pens for distribution throughout Hawai‘i and select Asian and Pacific destinations. as most of them only sell wholesale or to the resort restaurants. something they normally would not produce. Ltd.all natural. (HHA) is the global leading breeder and supplier of fast-growing. Some of the companies even make special packaging and product for the market. produces BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica® . NELHA received a grant to host the market early in 2010 and the market started soon afterwards. It was an immediate success. functional nutrients. so it is a special treat for the general public to be able to purchase some of these products.com | 37 ooking for live crabs and lobster? Chef Olelo pa’a Faith How about some local sea salt? Ogawa does cooking Abalone? A free cooking class? demonstrations Get the cooler out and head to (offering samples!) NELHA! On the last Friday of each month utilizing products Hawai’i Island residents are afforded a unique available at local seafood and other sustainable products the market. • High Health Aquaculture. at a one-of-a-kind farmers market in Kona. normally not available on the Big Island. people have continued to support the concept and it is not uncommon for some to drive from far points of the island to shop at the market. *See recipe for Garlic Dungeness Crab. • Kona Cold Lobsters. Earlier this year. fresh and frozen shrimp at the market. Their live lobsters. and the event is the Fish Farmers Market. This market was an instant success and is quite well attended. frozen claws and Dungeness Crabs are a real treat for Hawai‘i residents who enjoy these shellfish. This is one company that does sell directly to the public. imports live lobsters and crabs from natural Atlantic fisheries and rejuvenates them in cold. NEHLA received a grant to host the Fish Farmer’s Market. Pacific Blue Shrimp and Black Tiger Shrimp. lobster tails.000 shoppers attending the first market. UContinued on page 38 KE OLA | www. disease-resistant brood stock marine shrimp. the National Energy Lab Hawaii Authority.KeOlaMagazine.

Ahualoa Farms (mac nuts). which is also available at the market. As you drive by on Mamalahoa Highway. Michael Rosato. It has developed a commercial bottling facility specializing in desalinated deep seawater products for the global market. While it is mysterious to many island residents and visitors. Slow Food Hawai‘i also has an informational booth there. of Island Orchard Florist did a floral and fruit arrangement demonstration accompanying chef Olelo pa’a Ogawa’s food demonstrations. Pastry chef Hector Wong came from Honolulu to do a demonstration on fruit carving and decorating cakes with fruit. salsas and tostadas. The educational component is another unique feature of this monthly market.Photos by Devany Vickery-Davidson UContinued from page 37 • Kona Deep Water Corporation is a multi-faceted company utilizing the natural and abundant resource of the pristine. who gave a talk on local. 38 | www. which is a combination of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). Lyman Kona Coffee. A terrific bi-product of the companies that do desalinization is high-quality Kona Sea Salt. without depleting wild fisheries or harming the ocean environment. pathogen-free. Coastview Aquaponics.KeOlaMagazine. local tropical fruit and vegetables. Hawaiian B Natural Farms (tomatoes and peppers). • Kona Blue Water Farms. The July market featured tropical fruit guru Ken Love. There is a wonderful stand selling fish tacos.com | KE OLA Other regular vendors include Island Thyme Gourmet. which offers sausages from Hawaiian Red Veal. NELHA is actually a scientific center which has always been on the cutting edge. and Dan Jelks live catfish and tilapia. you can see the acres of solar panels and industriallooking buildings. Roy’s Hydroponic Produce. 3. ceviche. AIFD. Palani French Bakers (artisan bread). Honomu Jams.000-foot-deep ocean water accessed from NELHA. There are also educators on aquaculture. Well-known Hawaiian chef Olelo pa’a Faith Ogawa does cooking demonstrations (offering samples!) utilizing products available at the market. The complex was first called OTEC when the Hawai‘i State Legislature created the Natural Energy Laboratory . tropical fruits. Kevin Hopkins sturgeon fillets. Big Island Kettle Corn. Kona Kampachi® is a Hawaiian yellowtail tuna that is open-ocean grown in the pristine waters off the Kona Coast of the Big Island—hatched. Some of the markets also have live music. as well as ground Hawaiian Red Veal and scaloppini. reared and harvested using stateof-the-art aquaculture technology. NELHA is the complex north of Kailua-Kona and just south of the Keahole-Kona International Airport. Chris Smith of Coastview Aquaponics gave two presentations on growing your own food with an aquaponic system.

to 6 p.org General ticket sales begin August 30. It is totally unique and a real gift to the people of Hawai’i Island and her visitors. 2010 • 7PM $50/45 BOX OFFICE 885-6868 M–F 9am-3pm www. 2010 www. The scope of its research activities has expanded. Pre-Commercial are the companies which are hoping to one day make a viable product. You can find it by doing a search for Big Island Fish Farmers Market at NELHA. Two pipeline systems extract and pump deep and surface-level sea water to shore.of Hawai‘i on 322 acres of land at Keahole Point in 1974.com | 39 40TH . from 2 p. It does not have a website at this time.rr. EARS OF Y 0 4 NG I T A ITAGE R R E B H E E CEL A COFFE KON ANNUAL Kona Coffee CULTURAL FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 5 – 14.konacoffeefest.m. NELHA was mandated to provide a support facility for research on the ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) process and its related technologies. October 13. at the NELHA Gateway Center just south of the Kona Airport.m. and Research and Educational classifications are self explanatory. The best way to know what is happening at each market is to become a fan of the market on Facebook.KeOlaMagazine. and today NELHA is “landlord” to nearly 30 thriving enterprises.com KE OLA | www. Y Contact Devany Vickery-Davidson at PineapplePrincess@hawaii. Restrooms and water fountains are provided. The market is held once a month. NELHA has four classifications of tenants. Commercial are those that that are already selling products in a variety of ways.kahilutheatre. KAHILU THEATRE celebrate! T H E K A H I L U T H E AT R E ’ S 2 0 1 0 -2 0 1 1 S E A S O N Complexions Contemporary Ballet Wednesday. There is nothing like this market anywhere in the world. The purity of this seawater makes an ideal medium for growth and cultivation of marine plants and animals.com. which generate $30-40 million per year in total economic impact. on the last Friday.

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One day he accepted a job at the renowned Central Hotel in Glasgow. he and Shelia decided to move their two young boys even farther from England.com | 43 When he graduated. She somewhat Chef Daniel Thiebaut at reluctantly followed him around home in his namesake the world—first to the Philippines restaurant kitchen. but this time Shelia was the one who resisted change. Today many elements of the old store remain. What looks to be a trap door at the old entrance was actually a spring-loaded warning system. for a year. Daniel attended culinary school for three years. After four years.S. the senior Mr. This is where he met his wife and partner for life. The old counters of the store remain to add bar seating and buffet space. and even the name of the restaurant. Another journey began then too. Shelia. When the call came inviting him to work for the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel as their third executive chef in four years. There are two walls full of old glass-door cabinets displaying even more collections of things from the store. he worked in a series of hotel restaurants around France and Switzerland. France at the age of 14. like most women. His father has always had an extreme disdain for restaurant dining. and finally making a move away from her family in England. then to Aberdeen. filled with Chocolate mousse on a pool of vanilla sauce with strawberry coulis. Daniel and a partner opened his first restaurant. he thought she would jump at the chance to be closer to her family.. so they set about creating a space within the rooms of the old store and Chock home. When someone would step on it. he decided to open his flagship restaurant. When at one point in his Hawaiian career he had a job offer to work on the East Coast of the U. where they married.#  $! OF THE LAND A ny resident or visitor to Waimea has experienced the wind blowing down from the mountains on a daily basis. The rest is history now. With a toddler and an infant son. its banquet and catering facilities. In 1991. some bare footed. The winds of change are also blowing in Waimea’s food scene. After 10 years of building a restaurant and clientele in Waimea’s Restaurant Row. He still shakes his head in wonder at how he ever made the decision to become a chef. One day his son came to him and announced that he wanted to be a chef. each summer doing apprenticeships. Thiebaut’s chagrin. it would wiggle a wire connected to a bell in the house in the rear part of UContinued on page 44 KE OLA | www. Scotland.KeOlaMagazine. To this day. he is taking things to a new level that will benefit Big Island residents and guests alike. Legendary chef and restaurateur Daniel Thiebaut is about to make major renovations to his restaurant’s architecture. placement of his kitchen. in the old Chock Inn Store. She. For special occasions such as anniversaries. She had fallen in love with Hawai‘i and they decided to raise their boys on the culturally rich and diverse Hawai‘i Island. The patina on the aged plank floors has seen many generations of feet walk across. some in slippers and others in high heels. loves to have a night off from the kitchen and to dine in restaurants. garnished with Waimea strawberries and blueberries. His backer was convinced that the location was very special and would make a fantastic restaurant. “Plum. The Chock Store’s antique safe greets you at the door and memorabilia from the store’s old days are showcased around the restaurant. Finally in 1998. Scotland. the partnership dissolved and he left the restaurant to work at the Royal Kona Resort. The Palm Cafe in Kona. the Thiebaut family moved to Dallas. Thiebaut does nothing but complain in restaurants and fights going to them. Chocolate shell with heart cut-out. much to the senior Mrs. Daniel Thiebaut. and a new international adventure began for him. where Daniel worked for the Westin Hotel and opened their fine dining restaurant. . Daniel Thiebaut started his culinary career in Lorraine.” It was there he says he learned his greatest lessons of customer service and team building from the general manager.

There will still be quiet alcoves. but he intends to increase his dedication to those principles which drive him and to do the extra work that it takes to constantly be changing the menus.” Y Learn more at www. the name of the restaurant will be called simply. This wall of old glass door cabinets. Seafood is forever abundant from surrounding waters. Some people oppose change and others embrace it. Another major improvement will be the addition of a full catering/ banquet kitchen and a banquet pavilion to seat hundreds of people for special events. And for all of those people who have struggled to spell the name Thiebaut in search engines. Daniel Thiebaut is not going to miss the future of food in Hawai‘i.danielthiebaut. UContinued from page 43 44 | www. changing as farmers and fishermen provide the very best local and organic ingredients from Hawai‘i. Hilo sweetcorn crab cake with lemongrass coconut lobster sauce. What is now the porch will become an enclosed waiting area with a fireplace facing the main room of the restaurant. the restaurant will close briefly for renovations. Solar panels will be added to the structure to provide green energy. the all organic Kula Kahiko Farm on the Hamakua Coast. Structural changes will not be the only improvements. For the majority of diners today. grass-fed beef is always available. this fresh Chef Daniel uses purveyors such as the Sunrise Tomato Farm. This will of course make some customers unhappy. finding local and organic foodstuff is becoming far easier for Hawai‘i Island chefs and consumers alike. but certainly not an impossible one. at which time there will be major interior changes to the restaurant. now displaying more collections of memorabilia from the old Chock Inn. The restaurant kitchen will no longer be a scene of chaos when large catering events happen. Starting this fall. annato créme fraiche and mango salsa. who simply drop by the kitchen and offer what their harvest of the day may be to Chef Daniel’s delight. John F. and some dining areas will not change significantly. Waimea is in the heart of cattle country. Instead.approach to local seasonal and organic food will be sought out and embraced. like Josh of Honoka‘a. Kekela Farms of Waimea and a variety of small farmers. there is much anticipation for the new incarnation of one of Waimea’s and Hawai‘i Island’s favorite restaurants. Large. A wood-burning oven will be installed in the dining room along the same wall that has windows to the kitchen. “Change is the law of life. calling the Chocks to the front to wait on customers. rr. but not to view the soccer game. local lamb is more of a challenge. state-of-the-art equipment.com. will be transformed into windows. and his menus and specials are based on them. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Email Devany Vickery-Davidson at pineappleprincess@hawaii. The bar will be moved into the center of the main room and the kitchen will be moved and placed behind glass. The new pavilion will provide a venue for special events and private functions. through which patrons can view the new exhibition kitchen. .com | KE OLA the store.KeOlaMagazine. whereas finding good. Thiebaut is also going to have crops grown especially for the new restaurant. Menus will become much more fluid and seasonally based. flat-screen TVs will be placed in the main dining room. Kennedy once said. where customers can watch food being prepared on all-new.” One thing is for certain. Chef Daniel currently buys mostly organic and local ingredients. as is incredible tropical fruit. cameras will focus on various stations in the kitchen for people to watch up close. Those who have specific menu items that they are used to may have to try new things. One of the most intriguing elements is the ceiling fan system that is still operational. “Daniel. It is run by a series of pulleys and fascinates visitors to this day. so a ready supply of local.com. With our growing season and abundant resources. As the 10th year of Daniel Thiebaut Restaurant winds down.

re iu d g n stro Mamaki tea is the most common way of taking the herb. When you Google “mamaki” you’ll find 39. in the same way that you would cook spinach. including the prostate gland. r h u r. allergy and hay fever. se popula y becau a d ch a e s cup than three tic.* i Tea sh Mamak Making Fre es for ealthy leav As with all herbs. Allow y with su jo n e d n a strain it utes. a yo g 4. kale. swiss chard and other greens. cordage and in making tapa. I tell visitors to my garden: “You don’t want to eat too many of them… unless you need to.” . For example. if you have acute symptoms. Boil wa es. Taking it under your tongue is not necessary: this practice comes from homeopathy and UContinued on page 46 KE OLA | www.OF THE LAND T #  $! he traditional Hawaiian healing herb mamaki seems to have taken the world by storm.KeOlaMagazine. Slice the p. but mamaki is a different breed. Making Mamaki Tincture Tinctures are herbal preparations made with vegetable glycerin. Mix your tincture with fruit juice to improve its flavor — it’s medicine. you know how much pain and discomfort the stinging hairs can cause. other alcohol or apple cider vinegar. Dried mamaki leaves are sold at island farmers markets and even at Long’s Drugs. Mamaki leaves can also be steamed or stir-fried. If you have ever accidentally brushed up against a stinging nettle plant on the mainland. Using Fresh Mamaki Leaves You can harvest young mamaki leaves and add them to salads or sandwiches. Known botanically as Pipturis albidus. fresh mamaki leaves taste better and are more potent than dried leaves that might have been sitting on a store shelf for months. The taste is mild. bowel and urinary problems. amaki leav minv o er your m r about 10 to steep fo a te oney. yet tangy. The small. Botanists believe it was one of the plants that the ancient Polynesians introduced to these islands because it was important to them for not only its healthful properties but also for other uses such as natural dyes. including general information on sites such as Wikipedia and the many companies that sell dried mamaki leaves for its supposed healthful benefits. Like the stinging nettle. so it’s not meant to necessarily taste good. t n a you wa te f o m p cu each n place the ers and the iv sl to in m 2. m r d is lemon o es good an aki tea tast m ore a m m o h n g u Altho ption to ur consum be a yo n it m ca li it r. or kapa. vodka. mamaki is believed to be helpful for urinary tract ailments. Teas. h about six la 1. a usual dosage might be three droppers full taken two times a day. bladder. white. cloth. which you take by the dropperful in therapeutic dosages.com | 45 rge. then ilk. Harvest to make. mamaki can grow as tall as a small tree. gelatinous seedpods are believed to have laxative effects. for milder symptoms. ot or teacu it into a teap then pour akettle and te a in r te 3. you might take one ounce of a tincture daily. Tinctures and Tonics: Mamaki By Barbara Fahs cleansing of the stomach. Traditional Hawaiian healers have used mamaki for serious illnesses such as general debility. Many believe that it failed to develop the protective hairs during its evolution because no predators ever threatened its existence. liver.500 Web sites that talk about the Hawaiian version of the stinging nettle.

and put away in a cool. Starting mamaki from cuttings of an existing plant is tricky. Fill a jar half full of chopped mamaki leaves and then fill it to the top with vodka. make sure to plant your mamaki in an area that gets filtered afternoon sun and don’t forget to water it: it can droop badly and even perish if it dries out to much.net /LF%& (YHQWKHPRVWEHDXWLIXOKRPHVQHHGWREHPDLQWDLQHG ³/HW8V0DLQWDLQLWIRU<RX´ :H·UHHYHQDYDLODEOHRQZHHNHQGV ‡LQIR#NRNXDKDQG\PDQFRP  &DOOQRHZH IRUDIU WH HVWLPD *HQHUDO5HSDLUV 6HUYLFH&KHFN 'U\ZDOO 3DLQWLQJ /DQGVFDSLQJ &OHDQLQJ +DXOLQJ 0XFK0RUH . When keiki plants are one to two inches tall. If you live windward near the ocean. Refrain from killing the larvae of this native insect if you see worms eating your leaves. 2. shaking daily. 3. according to the Physician’s Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines. Collect seedpods and plant them in a pot. But do water plants if prolonged dry spells occur. It generally does better at higher elevations. 46 | www. then let them adapt to their environment. so we must assume that mamaki has this same property. they will eat some of the plant and leave some for you. laboratory studies have been conducted on its more common relative. Growing Mamaki Mamaki will grow successfully on both the windward and leeward sides of the island. Do not use mamaki if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep the soil moist and be patient: germination can take up to two months. glycerin or apple cider vinegar. especially if you are taking any prescribed medications. cover with a dark cloth. nettles. the Amy B. On the leeward side. but don’t allow tender seeds to get too hot. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook often has starts for sale. Normally. like a rarely used cabinet. Water your mamaki until they become larger and better able to withstand dry conditions. Allow to steep for 30 days. which come from the Western European tradition of herbalism. Strain and bottle in bottles with dropper tops. transplant them into three-inch or larger pots. and have shown it to have diuretic effects. Give them filtered sunlight. due to drug interactions. ™ Cautions: The use of herbal products should not be taken lightly. Screw lid on tightly. dark place. rum. In about six months your keiki should be large enough to transplant into the garden. However.UContinued from page 45 is not the way you take tinctures. barely covering them with standard potting soil. Nettles are a galactagogue (increases milk production). Email Barbara Fahs at hiiakas@lava.KeOlaMagazine.com | KE OLA To find a starter plant. 1. using standard potting soil. Consult a physician bef ore using any herb. especially in the hot afternoons.H. Mamaki leaves are a favorite food of the Kamehameha butterfly’s larvae (Vanessa tameamea). grow your mamaki near a tree that will give it a bit of shade. * Curative actions of mamaki have not been proven nor formally evaluated in laboratory studies. Ethnobotanists rely on information of this type to determine the likely properties contained in less common plants based on knowledge of their close relatives in the plant world.

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com) 5BYQMBOOJOHJTBZFBSSPVOEFWFOU 3DXOD:LOVRQ($f$FWLRQ%XVLQHVV6HUYLFHV  .com The Allen’s garage start-up. We still face those challenges today as we learn to step back. which has become the industry leader in Hawai‘i. has been the largest challenge. we can learn: 1) Keep your “day job” and experiment with starting a business as a “side job. then get out of the way and let them do the job they were hired to do! The LeMays are true examples of knowing that to own a lifequality business.KeOlaMagazine. in a way. have taken a business we started in our garage to the largest retail tropical flower shipper in Hawai‘i according to FedEx. Internet and such and applied that to creating an online business for her while I maintained my salaried position. and then let them do the job you hired them to doY See more about Ray and Cynthia LeMay’s business at www. mostly my wife. Sure. This employee empowerment philosophy also helps morale.UContinued from page 47 2) Budget your physical time working in the business. near their home.BlueSeasCruisesInc.LifeQualityBusiness. Trust them to do the job they were hired for. natural wonders such as Rainbow Falls. step back.com | KE OLA I asked Mark to share with me their number-one challenge. (www. when in fact they may be hindering progress and being a bottleneck to accomplishing real growth in their business. Delegate. Mark describes their approach to balancing their life with their business: “My wife and I. is www.com Grif Frost helps Big Island business owners find work-life-balance. It’s a smart. starting out. I had some experience with computers.” 2) Hire good employees. cross your fingers. it certainly helps to live in a life-quality environment like Hawai’i Island. Realize you don’t need to do what you have hired employees to do. Let them do what you’ve hired them to do. more often than not. there will be issues that will need your attention but. As we grew. we found employees to be the largest challenge. Letting employees at all levels learn and show their potential is equally rewarding and actually gives me a confidence in my business I could not have achieved otherwise. Empower your Employees In East Hawai’i Mark and Jonaliza Allen own a seven-acre flower farm in Kurtistown.” where you maintain your “day job” while starting a side business.” In stepping back and reviewing Mark and Jona’s success in growing a business from a garage start-up to the leader in its industry in Hawai‘i. Jona was managing a new family but found time to get shipping certifications. “Doing everything ourselves. the people you have entrusted with your business will step up and get the job done. Mark (50) and Jonaliza Allen (36) make it a priority to take time off from their business to spend it with their daughter Rosalyn (10) and enjoy the local. I think many business owners can trap themselves into believing they are needed in the day-to-day. 48 | www. But.Hawaiian-Tropical-Flowers. The business took on a life of its own and soon we had no more room in our house and I had no more time to remain salaried.” This method of starting a business is often times called “chicken entrepreneurship.” Mark had this specific advice for local business owners: “As a business owner. low-risk approach to becoming a successful business owner. empower them. It is fun. give them the authority to handle their responsibilities. “I do seem to involve myself too much in the details of my business. my time has been spent on situations that did not need me there. and let it happen. maintain customer satisfaction and begin to grow a business. to manage everything and it does give a wonderfully false sense of being in control.

. She’s chosen to share a poem about her surfer boyfriend. have already discovered: Poetry is cool again.a poetry reading? It’s Guinevere Balicoco’s turn at the microphone. But this isn’t a basketball game.AS ART #  $! Pahoa High School students discover a new voice — in slam poetry performances.ZDQWWRIHHOZKDW\RXIHHOZKHQ\RXJR VXUÀQJ &DXVH. Counting the school workshops that the organization conducts and its weekly Wednesday slams at Mark’s Garage in Honolulu. and even more closely akin to rap music. Literally. spoken aloud. The emcee raps. then they’d look at each other. they’d be putting their heads on the desks like they were going to go to sleep. let the youth tell the stories of Punaaaaaa. For the past two years. akin to the beat and protest poetry of the ‘50s and 60s.” And the crowd roars again as the next student takes the podium.. then at Pahoa. So far. it’s been spreading to high schools. they’d start elbowing and nudging each other. it can be electrifying.. This is peer influencing at its zenith. she had merely to call Liz Soto of Youthspeaks Hawai‘i. they’ve done readings. “I think the number of kids that we’ve worked with runs into the hundreds and possibly thousands. echo-y gymnasium acoustics.·PVWXFNKHUHZRQGHULQJ :KDWLW·VOLNHWREHLQORYHZLWKVRPHWKLQJ 7KDWWXUQV\RXUÀQJHUVLQWRZULQNOHV 7REHLPPXQHWRWKHVFHQWRIVDOWZDWHU )RUWKHVXQWRWXUQWKLVVNLQGDUNHU Poetry “slams”—oral performance competitions of original poems—have been around for quite awhile. But in its element. “He’s in love with the female ocean.. the emphasis tends to be on rhyme. and they’d be captivated.com | 49 ..’” she’d recounted..KeOlaMagazine. Teens on the Big Island are discovering what the kids on O‘ahu The Kennedys recruited some young veterans from the Youthspeaks Hawaii on O‘ahu to help start a similar program here. then get passes from other classes to attend the workshops again. they pay attention to each other. And she should be.ZDQWWRNQRZZKDW\RXNQRZ . I saw it and thought. “Let the youth.” . and within minutes.. The kids are captivated. not technical perfection. “At assemblies they’re normally restless. Especially if it’s your classmates doing it. Kennedy is beaming. The art and sport have captured the attention of youth around the islands. but at these slams. Poetry is beast.HQY\KLP 'HK\GUDWLRQIURPWRRPXFKODQG She finishes. Kids take the workshops.. and the gym has the usual loud. It’s. the Youthspeaks Hawai‘i team has won the Brave New Voices international poetry slam festival. “What I’ve heard consistently from school staff is they’re surprised how attentive these kids are at the slams. and the crowd erupts again. workshops and slams with Big Island youth at Ka‘u and Kea‘au High Schools. When Kennedy decided to do something in local schools.. but the youth have tamped their crowd noise down tight. rhythm and energy. or even a pep rally. says Soto. This is slammin’.” commented Caki Kennedy. The sound system bites. this might be great for high school kids.... Caki Kennedy sits among students waiting to perform. the kids would be nudging each other and texting.. She and her husband Robert are the initiators of this movement.” UContinued on page 50 KE OLA | www. The poets that I bring in are under 30. which has been doing slam poetry workshops in O‘ahu schools since 2005. The results have astonished local teachers. as they strain to pick out the words: This is electric. The noise is deafening.. The poet that I brought to Ka’u High two years ago. long enough to develop a whole new style of poetry.” she reads into the buzzy microphone. their heads would perk up at attention. In one corner of the gym. In recent years. . ‘Gee. “I saw a great slam on the First Friday on O‘ahu. It’s not stuff that is likely to be read in a literature class. clapping students. a few days before the Puna event T he bleachers of Pahoa High School Gym are packed with cheering.

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I thought it was a prank my friends were playing on me. I dressed like I was in “Celebrity Mole.com | 51 Pomaika’i auditioned on Friday and on Monday they were making a movie. he is greeted by a chauffeured limousine that whisks him off to a major studio for an audition with Adam Sandler. I never even had an interest in acting. The very next morning. UContinued on page 53 KE OLA | www. I have been fortunate to act in commercials and independent films. well. Of all the instruments. I owed it to them (the extras) to get qualified.” . “For me.” Two celebrities. film. But the extras really made an impression. who moved her family to the Big Island in 1972.” the singer/musician said. this is the most loving instrument. and I saw what their (the extras) resumes were. and down to earth. There was a ticket waiting for me at the airport. He credits his mom for instilling the Hawaiian values he continues to embody. drums. A local boy arrives in Hollywood. and sent them the video. His journey began on O‘ahu. his musical talents had led him on another fantastic journey. musician and actor. Pomaika‘i Keko‘olani Brown.” read the lines into the camera. the most important part on the set was the fabulous people I met. OF THE PEOPLE “How’s that for crazy?” said the actor. can and all—and who is also known to put peanut butter cups in pancakes for breakfast. it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. tried to catch a wave as he continuously played Ho’s signature song. that’s how it goes. Its expression is individual. It was humbling. and wanted him to read for a part. The cast and crew were friendly. where he was raised in Kalihi by his mother. bass guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar. So I immersed myself in acting classes. His production company provides entertainment for lu‘au and conventions. this is the most refreshing and expressive. and fresh off the plane. devotion and dedication. Aside from acting. The job turned out to be with the game show “Celebrity Mole. Pomaika’i is an artist who dives head first into all his many talents with joy. The show aired several months later and when Pomaika’i watched it with his kids. who played ‘Tattoo Face’ in the romantic comedy “50 First Dates. he sings and plays about a dozen different instruments including ‘ukulele. No one would take the gig. improvisation and auditioning. and to this day is still training and taking classes in stage. Since then. However.” he recalled.” “To me. he got a call from a casting director in Los Angeles who saw him on the show. giving. The 2004 romantic comedy starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. he couldn’t find anyone to fulfill this client’s request. He signed on with three acting coaches. “It was crazy. as a student attending Kamehameha Schools. Then I got a call. “But they faxed me a script and my wife got the video camera. Pomaika’i Keko’olani is a man who exudes Hawaiian mana. his favorite.” he said. I never felt like I should have been there. “Everything I know about acting I know because it was unfair of me to have such an opportunity to act in a major motion picture. Shaking his hand is like connecting with the earth you both stand on. We didn’t hear anything for three weeks and I thought. He was to play the role of an overweight cook with Polynesian tattoos on his face and a meat cleaver in his hand—which he uses to cut Spam. had never taken any acting classes. their background and the training they had.KeOlaMagazine. #  $! P omaika’i Keko’olani still shakes his head in disbelief. who had never been on a surfboard before. “I didn’t have any qualifications.” So Pomaika’i made a commitment to himself that when he returned to Hawai‘i he would learn his new craft. I had no acting experience. It’s been a learning experience and I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had. and one day he got a call from a group that wanted someone to sing and play ‘ukulele. they wanted someone to play Don Ho’s song “Tiny Bubbles” for 30 minutes straight. Earlier on. their experience. “The catch was. I don’t know how they got my number. they all had a good laugh and thought that was that.” “Prior to that.For Pomaika’i. I found out they were real actors with their backs to the camera and not a single line in the movie.” Singer. I called everyone.” he said. so I had to take the job myself.

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Donald P. Jacobs was an eccentric entrepreneur from Tennessee who had connections
with Kamehameha Schools. He would come to
Hawai‘i to recruit talent for a Polynesian show
at one of his amusement parks, in the heart
of the Rocky Mountains. For three summers,
Pomaika’i played ‘ukulele and Polynesian drums
at the park, while Jacobs provided transportation, housing, two company vehicles and a credit
card for the visiting Hawaiians.
“That kicked it over the top. It was an unbelievable dream come true,” Pomaika’i still laughs at
the experience. “And it was such a culture shock,
to experience the country music side of America,
like the Grand ‘Ol Opry, and Southern hospitality.”
Pomaika’i has also played with the Poi Boyz,
performed with Tavana’s Polynesian Spectacular—
one of the most famous shows in Waikiki—and
attended UH and Hawai‘i Pacific University, where
he graduated cum laude with a degree in business
and entrepreneurial studies in 1986.
Pomaika’i still gets recognized for his role in “50
First Dates,” although he has had major roles in more
than half a dozen independent films. Most recently
he starred in “Lychee Thieves,” directed by Kathleen
Man. The film was shown recently at the Big Island
Film Festival and is playing well at film festivals around
the country. Unlike a lot of actors who stick with one
genre, Pomaika’i feels comfortable in both comedic and
dramatic roles. Part of this came early on from the realization that if he wanted work as an actor in Hollywood,
he should expect to get typecast.
“I knew I would be typecast as a big jolly Hawaiian,” he said. “I
know that now. I wasn’t going to be the one that gets the
blue-eyed girl.”
This local boy wasn’t blinded by the bright lights of Hollywood.
Although he could have gone on from “50” to continue working
in that vein, Hollywood was not in his blood.

“The last five years I’ve made a conscious effort to learn ‘Na Mea Hawai‘i,’ all things Hawaiian. The language,
everything about the culture, crafts, canoeing, ‘ukulele making,
coconut weaving... this is more important to me. So I decided I
would take the work that came here and keep this lifestyle.”
And work he has. Besides his own production company,
Pomaika’i has eight screen roles to his credit, several TV roles and
numerous commercials. He is also an advocate for struggling actors, working on getting a venue for them to practice their craft.
“There are a lot of good actors here, and they don’t get a
chance to work their craft. Everyone needs to work to get better,
so when the work does come you are qualified. To be acting on
this level, I have learned you want your performance to be real,”
he said.
To this end, he is currently writing a script for a local series.
“I want to tell the stories of Hawai‘i rather than be hired to tell
someone else’s stories,” Pomaika’i said, keeping it all in perspective. “I gotta say my family is more important to me than music
and acting. I want my kids to know who they are as Hawaiians,
and know their history and culture. Immersing them in ancient
Hawaiian arts, teaching them to know who they are as Hawaiians, to practice the spirit of Aloha. And to make them realize
that the place where they are living is amazing.” Y
Photos courtesy of Pomaika‘I Keko‘olani.
Also see www.pomai.com.

The Keko‘olani family. “I want
my kids to know who they are as Hawaiians
and practice the spirit of Aloha,” says Pomaika‘i.

Contact Cynthia Sweeney at
sweeneywrites@yahoo.com.

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“I just couldn’t see myself relocating. I love Hawai‘i and its
people,” says Pomaika’i, whose number one priority is his
wife Toni, and their eight children, ranging
in age from 1-1/2 to 23.

A memorable face:
‘Tattoo Face’ in the
romantic comedy
“50 First Dates.

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there was music all around him as a boy. solar power and water. Kalani. Kalani Souza is an individual who possesses a clear. an accomplished musician. He absorbed it through listening and playing with family members. rhythm and blues.” Kalani believes that the key to awareness is through education.” the charismatic and kind-spirited former student body president half-jokingly says to me when asked why people have apparently behaved so negligently in their slow response to the environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico. rock ‘n’ roll. blues. a collection of federal. It is entirely different to passionately serve several organizations simultaneously. and to give each your full-time commitment and knowledge. classical.” Continued on page 57 U KE OLA | www. we are repeating mistakes and diving deep into shallow waters. “People are beginning to believe that the old ways are no good. Born on O‘ahu to parents from Maui with ancestral ties He learned to play the guitar and ‘ukulele in the early ‘70s and carried his instrument with him everywhere (including high school. Not your everyday musician. where the teachers. alternative energy sources. only getting your feet wet when the notion suits. ‘How can we change?’ and ‘How are we really with one another and with the planet in order to effect change?’” “The Gulf is the bedroom of the Atlantic Ocean. He is that and much more.com | 55 to Moloka‘i. Kalani serves as the chairman of the Indigenous Knowledge Hui of the Pacific Risk Management Ohana. is qualified to make statements regarding this disaster.KeOlaMagazine. friends and radio—Hawaiian. family man and a cultural advisor for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). videographer. “This has been going on for a long time and the way to look at it is not to ask. Having spent three years in Louisiana doing oceanic research. county and non governmental agencies who work primarily to mitigate and respond to disasters in the greater Pacific Region. ‘How could we have created this mess?’ but.The latter fits the eminently knowledgeable and amiable Kalani (as his friends call him). who now travels from his home on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island. The oil slick will likely reach the shores of Europe by next year. state. #  $! M any on The Big Island may know Kalani Souza as a great musician whose personality lights up the room when he enters and takes the stage—either solo or with Sugah Daddy or Hamakua Uprising—in local venues and the many community events in which he participates—events such as the Laupahoehoe Music Festival. Malama Punalu’u and Na Waiwai O Laupahoehoe. He also serves as a cultural competency consultant for NOAA Pacific Services Center of the Dept. Simultaneously working as a consultant for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Arizona “I blame disco. in a misguided way. There will be a food shortage and the ocean will eventually heal itself but this will take so long. Barriers in thinking need to be broken. it was all good to his ears. flying to Samoa to evaluate a course in tsunami preparedness. a group of 450 peacemakers on the Dept. with compassion for the greater ecological good of the planet. fresh food and their health. of Commerce and previously served as one of two Hawaiians in the Native Network. the well-traveled and world-savvy Hawai’i resident is also passionate about helping people understand and implement Currently. Without mobilizing through education at an early age. Kalani’s life has been and continues to be centered around water and music and the inherent power within both. Communities need to learn to look after themselves so that they will have fresh water. starting when children are young. I recently met up with him on a clear Kona morning as he was heading to Keahole-Kona International Airport. expelled his guitar due to the amount of time he spent playing it). of Interiors out of the Morris Udall Center for Peace in Tucson. including wind. concise vision for the future of humanity and our planet. . AS MUSIC It’s one thing to take a cursory interest and have minor involvement in several organizations all at once.

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but given the current ecological state of our planet.com | 57 The Big Blue O is: Clayton Apilando.21 67$7. based on the principles of creating harmony and mobilization through music and storytelling. The past should have a voice. we use intuition to discover.6/$1':.  . In a natural disaster. ‡’Žƒ…‡›‘—”„—•‹‡•• ’Š‘‡Ƭ‹–‡”‡–•‡”˜‹…‡Ǥ “Water is the manifestation of spiritual power without which no living thing can exist. raise awareness and change.com Contact Colin John at transpacificblues@ yahoo. The current situation in the Gulf is actually a strange gift to wake us all up.LP.LP. troubadours telling the truth through music. Kalani has an idea to save the planet through presenting a theater-based Pacific/Hawaiian musical throughout Hawai‘i and the rest of the world. not a vote.” 2QH9HQGRU2QH%LOO )LQJHUSRLQWLQJ" 2QO\ZKHQ\RXGLDO E ho‘omana i ka wai. until it is mixed with water.RQD$0a12:.com 7KH7DONRI+DZDLL *OHQQ%HFNƔ'U/DXUDƔ0LFKDHO6DYDJH *OHQQ%HFN Ɣ'U/DXUDƔ0LFKDHO6DYDJH $OOHQ+XQWƔ $OOHQ+XQW Ɣ3KLO+HQGULH Ɣ 3KLO+HQGULH 3KLO+HQGULH *RRG'D\86$Ɣ'U%RE0DUWLQƔ *RRG'D\86$Ɣ'U%RE0DUWLQƔ.” $0.” ‡‡’›‘—”’Š‘‡• Ƭ—„‡”•Ǥ 6DYH The Big Blue O: Creating Awareness and Change Through Music Music has a curious and often welcome way of “soothing the savage beast” and of getting people to listen to inherent messages. educate.RPDQGR . it rescues itself. Darrell Aquino. everyone is equal: all victims. all survivors.21  To Contact M.RPDQGR Ɣ'U%RE0DUWLQƔ . Colin John and M.'(a+LOR$0 KE OLA | www. Kalani Souza. “I became a musician to effect social change. Indigenous knowledge IS science. Mark Caldeira. music and storytelling.UContinued from page 55 “Oil is not a bad thing. Sting and Bono or George Bush and Dick Cheney? It is important as humans to understand who we are through singing. “Let’s explore the importance of understanding the balance between science and indigenous intuition. how indigenous people react to each other in their environment can teach us things about how to survive.+18 7+( 1(:6  . we all live with the water and cannot live without it. It’s about respecting the earth and creating harmony. ho‘omana wai nui: The water gives power.1)250$7.LP.rr. Kalani: mkalani@ hawaii.” Kalani tells me.” Y “‘The Big Blue O’ is the planet and we are traveling minstrels.RPDQGR . My goal is to create resonance. great power in the water.KeOlaMagazine. If we can train a community to react. Who would most people likely believe. Bob Dylan. The Big Blue O as a musical group will make a splash to mobilize people and get the planet lei’d. We use science to prove a theorem. He says.

! . Hawai‘i Island Festival’s army of volunteers invites visitors from the far corners of the globe to participate in the celebration. now called the “Hawai‘i Island Festival—30 Days of Aloha. h aw ai isa ili ng to ur s. 1-6 people./(7·6*26$.1* September~October 2010 ™ H A P P E N I N G S ™ in historic & scenic Hilo Bay w w w.or sit back and enjoy: Sunset•Waterfalls Shared or Custom Charters./..” shares the island’s aloha and diverse heritage with residents and visitors alike.. Call: 808-333-8828 A nearly month-long Big Island cultural celebration with years of tradition.c o m ‘Hawai‘i Island Festival – 30 Days of Aloha’ Perpetuates the Cultural Traditions and Aloha Spirit of the Island Private Sailing Lessons– Hands-On Training .

8822. 3 & 4 "#*#++" &(. falsetto and poke contests. Visit www. this weekend features Hawaiian falsetto singing. PunaluÔu Beach & HawaiÔiÕs longest uninhabited coast Weekend of Hawaiian Culture Waikoloa Beach Resort Part of the Hawai‘i Island Festival.886.KeOlaMagazine.* !. Aloha Nui Pageant and Royal Court appearance and a Hawaiian Elegance brunch. Sept. Friday & Saturday.hawaiiislandfestival.com | KE OLA Stay in the historic village of PŠhala near Volcanoes National Park. Ms. Waikoloa Beach Resort hotels and shops. 58 | www.org for the complete festival schedule or call 808.

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m. . Palace Theater. Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena at noon to sunset. 4.com. 10 Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agricultural Festival Waikoloa Beach Resort One of Hawai‘i’s premier food festivals.m. 5 p. Taste of Hawai‘i Island on Friday night features some of the island’s best chefs and restaurants.m.325. Residents and visitors are invited to help sustain the festival by purchasing “Hawai’i Island Festival . Sept. Sunday.. tango to tribal. For more information: www. 15-16.com/bigisland-activities-events Taste of Hawai‘i Island & 14th Annual ‘Run For Hope’ Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Two-day event at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Ka‘upulehu benefits cancer research in Hawai‘i. Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa in Kona. Friday – Sunday.hawaiiislandfestival.org.885. Meet the farmers . Saturdays.kaiopua. featuring live music—including a special appearance by celebrated Hawaiian musician Cyril Pahinui—hula.217. double-hull and individual outrigger canoe races along with a torchlight parade. dance and lu‘au awards ceremony. Sept.waikoloabeachresort. Hilton Waikoloa Village • Saturday. Sept. attracting dozens of canoe halau (clubs) and hundreds of paddlers from Hawai‘i and beyond. 11 at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center.2697 or visit www. Sept. 4 & 5 36th Annual Parker Ranch Round-up Club Rodeo Waimea This annual two-day rodeo is a fundraiser for scholarships for school-age children of Parker Ranch employees.com. Sept. Sept.5669 or visit www. in a free performance staging 15 players. Sunday. 4 – 6 Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Races Kona Coast The Queen Lili‘uokalani is the largest.9891 or visit www.balanay@fourseasons. 5 Kona Style Slack Key Guitar Festival Keauhou A celebration of Hawaiian “slack-key” guitar talent.334.m. Family-style fun includes team roping. Sept. Keauhou Outrigger Resort.slackkeyfestival. Friday. Sept. Saturday & Sunday.m. Call 808. Call 808. Call 808. 11 a. long-distance canoe race in the world.9481 or visit www. 5.–5 p. food.226. traditional to cutting-edge. bull riding and barrel racing. . Waimea’s 35th Annual Paniolo Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a • Wednesday-Thursday. Sept. Sept. 5 Honuapo Ho‘olaule‘a Na‘alehu Day-long festival at Honuapo Beach Park in Ka‘u. 808.com.m. 10 a. 7 p.Kupuna Hula Festival.929.m. Noon–5 p.org/ www. Classes held throughout the week.30 Days of Aloha” keepsake ribbons. it’s also a place to learn more about local agricultural products.8052 or email monica.9924 for more information. grass-fed beef and other meats with island-grown vegetables and fruits.Hawaiian Elegance Brunch. Call 808.. golf scramble and tennis tourney. culminating in a student performance 7 p. 4 & 11 East Hawai‘i Dance Festival & Extravaganza Hilo A celebration of dance featuring Hawai‘i Island’s leading dancers– from hip-hop to hula. 10 a. storytelling and activities highlighting the park’s history and cultural traditions. Single-hull. Call 808. Saturday features 10K Run/5K Run/Walk.honuapopark. More than 30 top Hawai‘i chefs prepare dry-aged. 18.m. 2010 Events: • Sunday.org. Sept.parkerranch.

9 and 10:30 a.RQD+RXVH2IIHU /DVWFKDQFH%HGURRPEDWK KRPH$ORKD. Kailua Kona. Little Fire Ant Specialist Cas Vanderwoude. furniture making and fence building.XDNLQL+Z\$. For more information call 808.artscenter. with a wide variety of island ethnic foods. Event often sells out. Sunday. $6/senior & student and $5/ Palace Stars.m. Friday-Sunday. Saturday and Sunday. Sept. Followed by crafts show.™ H A P P E N I N G S ™ and ranchers who produce our food at festive booths. 19 between mile marker 7 and 8. silent auction and hourly door prizes. www. 75-181 Hualalai Road. www.9299. Two nights of dance competition.m. tools and edible shoots. 4th floor chapel. bamboo recipe contest. Puhipau. Sept.: solo competitions are held Wednesday evening followed by the non-competitive ho‘olaule‘a. across from Waiakea High School. at the Papaikou Hongwanji. Call 808.m. 5 p.989.m. Sept. 11 a.KeOlaMagazine.RQD&21'2 %HGURRP%DWKVKRUWVDOH :KDWDGHDO0/6 /LRQD. Sept 16-19 Hawaii County Fair Hilo Fun for all. 13 The Redstick Ramblers Hilo In concert at UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center. – midnight Thursday and Friday. this parade celebrates the Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) with many colorful entries and Hawaiian Island princesses on horseback. Thursday-Sunday. on the UH-Hilo campus. 7:30 a. 10 a.322-1812.m.8222 or visit www.7010 for more information. which is a part of the Hawai‘i Island Festival— 30 Days of Aloha—at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa. Saturday. 10 Nature Photography Volcano Bring your camera for this easy. Thursday features group competitions and awards presentation. 18 Waimea Paniolo Parade and Ho‘olaulea Waimea Part of the Hawai‘i Island Festival.2744 or visit www. Invasive Species Outreach Committee. Friday. Center on West Kawili Street. 12 11th Annual Bamboo Festival Papaikou Hawai‘i Bamboo Society presents the 11th Annual Bamboo Festival. timber. UContinued on page 60 /RRNLQJIRUD%$5*$.959. Sept.m. – 11 p.tasteofthehawaiianrange.1" /RUUDLQHKDVHDUQHGWKH6KRUW6DOHV )RUHFORVXUHUHVRXUFH GHVLJQDWLRQ&KHFNRXWWKHVH3UH)RUHFORVXUH2SSRUWXQLWLHV 3URIHVVLRQDO2IILFH &RQIHUHQFH6SDFH E\WKH+RXU'D\RU:HHN +ROXDORD/DQG2%2 DFUHRI2OG+DZDLLRYHUORRNV +ROXDORD(VWDWHV=RQHG$* QR&&5V9. Sept. Also features an appearance by the Royal Court. A group with Cajun cultural roots. ZZZVXLWHSRVVLELOLWLHVNRQDFRP $ORKD. live musical and vocal entertainment. – 3:30 p.m. Box Office: 808. County of Hawai‘i Elderly Activities Division.com. games and arts plus island food and products and entertainment. Watch building construction. exhibits include Master Gardeners.hilopalace. games. Vendors sell plants.com | 59 &DOOIRU5DWHV $YDLODELOLW\‡ .edu National Federation of the Blind Kailua-Kona National Federation of the Blind monthly meeting (every 2nd Monday) at 1 p.7310.uhh.RQD'U 3UHIRUHFORVXUH0/6 &DOOIRUGLVFORVXUHV . Taste: 6 – 8 p.(:60/6 .936. Grass-fed beef cooking demo: 12:30 p. 7:30 p. Tickets are $7/general. Danny Miller.hawaii.com Saturday. special exhibits and informational booths. 15-16 Kupuna Hula Festival Keauhou Some of Hawai‘i Island’s most experienced and talented kupuna or elder hula dancers (55 and older) perform at this popular annual event. Always a popular event for the whole family. Call 808.m.4376. Filmmakers this year will include Eddie Kamae. at the Regency at Hualalai.m. Call 808.volcanoartcenter. hourlong stroll on the rim of Kilauea caldera in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with wildlife photographer Jack Jeffrey. furniture. 10-12 3rd Annual Hawai`i Film Ho`ike Hilo The Palace Theater hosts three days of films made in Hawai`i by residents of Hawai`i.DLOXD.DLOXD.m. The Redstick Ramblers’ performs a lively and unique hybrid of country. 808. 5:30 p.org. farm products. 808. Sept.m. north of Hilo on the Scenic Route drive.974.RQD+. Arts and crafts fair all day. Free.Special Programs.967. Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort. Sept. Civic Auditorium fairgrounds. Free.934. Wednesday & Thursday. Meet at Volcano Art Center next to Park Visitor Center. – 4 p. located makai off Hwy. Joan Lander and more.m.RQD KE OLA | www. BioChar Hawai‘i and bamboo info. stringband and swing.m. 11 Monday. Arts and crafts contest.

At 4 p. Visit www. Free. Center is located on West Kawili Street. Road closures will occur. www. 808. a 112-mile bike course and a 26. Sunday.m. – 4 p. crafts and foods.huliheepalace. 19 Kailua Village Stroll & Hulihe‘e Palace Concert Kailua-Kona Ali‘i Drive is closed to traffic and lined with friendly vendors. call 808. entertainment.edu.hilozoo.org. Sept.! Recently awarded a lifetime achievement award by Guitar Player Magazine. 2 High Quality Aluminum Alloy gates with stainless steel framing and poles +EALAKEKUA SHOWROOM    s WWW!LII#USTOM'ATESCOM One of India’s front-ranking tabla players.7010 for more information.. rangers on a challenging. Box office: 808. school groups.com Saturday.5914 or visit www.com. Visit www.961. 9 Ford Ironman Triathlon World Championship Kona-Kohala Coasts A whopping 1.868. performance artists and dancers.800 triathletes from around the world (50 countries and all U. the rare white Bengal tiger at the Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens.hawaii. Oct.kaukaukailua.org. Larry Carlton is famous for his incendiary guitar work on Steely Dan’s classic albums.m. *LQJHU6DQGHOO 0%$&3$ .org. clubs. 10 a.m. info booths and entertainment. Call 808. Nayan Ghosh in concert Hilo Classical Indian music – sitar and tabla. Call (808)934-7010 for more information. Hula.m. 19 – 25 4th Annual Parade and Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace Honoka‘a This Hamakua Coast community joins the world in observing the United Nations International Peace Day with a parade featuring bands. Oct. 24 ‘Fireside Stories’ Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Learn about the history. Call 813. 7 p. across from Waiakea High School. Noon.m.2-mile run. Call 808. the Japanese-style gardens in central Hilo.m. Sept.640. Waterfront dining.8222 or visit www. Saturday.KeOlaMagazine.m. special three-course dinner menus at “unbeatable values” and much more. Oct. featuring a 2.ironman.com Saturday. Sept. 2 Namaste’s Birthday Party Hilo Help celebrate the 12th birthday of Namaste. floats. Grammy Award-winner and all-time guitar great Larry Carlton— and his trio—bring blues. October 60 | www. three-mile hike to an isolated geologic remnant of native vegetation to discover the rare plants and trees that live there.329. www. Hawai‘i County Band concert.4-mile ocean swim. games for the kids.974. the last reigning monarch of Hawai‘i. 26 He Hali‘a Aloha No Ka Queen Lili‘uokalani Festival Hilo This festival celebrates the birthday of Hawai‘i’s beloved Queen Lili‘uokalani. Sunday. performed live at Hilo’s Palace Theater.934.m. – 4 p. Kau Kau Kailua Kailua-Kona In the Hawaiian language. 10 a. Sunday.985.m. 9 a.m. It is held in the beautiful surroundings of the Queen’s historical namesake.1877. kau kau means food and this week-long event is all about enjoying inspiring food at a variety of restaurants in Kailua-Kona. Also food vendors. 8-24 The Sound of Music Hilo The Palace Theater’s Fall Musical. 26 Larry Carlton Trio Hilo Three-time.5929 / 813. park entrance fees may apply.UContinued from page 59 ™ H A P P E N I N G S ™ Sunday. Plus party favors for all the animals! Free. jazz and fusion to the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center.volcanoartcenter. Participants are limited.peacedayparade. 808.com/worldchampionship.7310.org. culture.S. states) converge on Kona for this superbowl of triathlon events.6011. – 3 p. Sept.967. enjoy hula by Halau Na Pua Ui o Hawai‘i and a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe‘e Palace honoring Queen Lili‘uokalani. on the UH-Hilo campus. Sept. Pandit Nayan Ghosh is the sixth generation musician in the Ghosh family. and people of Hawai‘i in this series of informal talks near the fireplace in the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.8706 for more information. Friday. Sept. be a part of it by volunteering at an aid station.4602 or visit www.hilopalace.uhh. Kona’s first Restaurant Week is organized by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID). Oct. www.868. 7:30 p. www.artscenter.hilopalace. at Hawai‘i Volcanoes Kahuku unit near mile marker 70 on Hwy. For registration. 25 Forest Hike Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Join Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Ali'i Custom Gates Inc. Call 808. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali‘i Drive. merchants and restaurants offering a wide variety of specials from 1-6 p. 19 Sept. 11.com | KE OLA Saturday.

9 Na Mea Hawai‘i Hula Kahiko Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Enjoy traditional hula and chant performed outdoors on the hula platform overlooking Kilauea Crater. at UContinued on page 62 . Oct. Call 808. Saturday.m.. 15.*30. park entry fees apply. in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Fridays.1539.YPM 5VYPRV-YVZ[ 3PML8\HSP[`)\ZPULZZ4HZ[LYZ /. Oct.™ H A P P E N I N G S ™ Saturday.volcanoartcenter. )HDWXULQJORFDO  VHDVRQDOLQJUHGLHQWV DQGSUHPLXPVSLULWV 0HQWLRQ.hawaii.org. Tuesdays. October 12 & 19 Recreate Your Life When You’re at a Crossroads Waimea Life Coach Desiree Watson presents “Six Dimensions of Transition” and how to Wednesday.m.H2OD UHFHLYHRII \RXUILUVWYLVLW 'RZQWRZQ.885.m.5. legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland and tells tales of wit and enchantment. – 11:30 a.967. 10 to 12 a.09796-0.6868 or visit www. 6 p. Oct.org.: +6<)3. From 6-8:15 p. . spoken-word artist. Oct.09 -9.org.com | 61 DXWKHQWLFFRFNWDLOV x IUHVKSXSXV x YLQWDJHYLEH navigate life changes. At 4 p. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali‘i Drive.m. 808.edu. Call 808. Oct. Call 808. merchants and restaurants offering a wide variety of specials from 1-6 p. 13 Complexions Contemporary Ballet Waimea Kahilu Theatre’s 30th Season opens 7 p. Enjoy both traditional and contemporary ground-breaking dance genres at the Civic Auditorium.m. www.2 p.: +6<)3.m.KeOlaMagazine. Complexions has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement.961.m.huliheepalace. He performs on the ancient. Oct.m. 9 & 10 East Hawai‘i Dance Festival Hilo This two-day festival perpetuates Hawai‘i’s unique dance heritage with a variety of performances of dance styles. Sunday.. Saturday. Saturday & Sunday. featuring Halau Na Pua Ha‘aheo o Kona./. Call 808.16 Patrick Ball: Modern Day Bard Hilo In concert at UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center.7310 or visit www.m. for six Saturdays.ehcc. 0:30 a. Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating. with Complexions Contemporary Ballet.3705.. educational events and participatory activities./.16 Found Objects Sculpture Workshop Honaunau Workshop by Jozuf Hadley at Society for Kona’s Education and the Arts (SKEA).m.885.uhh.kahilutheatre.artscenter..RQDDFURVVIURPWKHED\LQ$OLL6XQVHW3OD]DxRNROHPDOXQDORXQJHFRP KE OLA | www.. Founded by two former Alvin Ailey members. . enjoy hula by Halau Na Pua Ui o Hawai‘i and a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe‘e Palace honoring Princess Kai‘ulani. Hawaiian crafts demonstrations at Volcano Art Center Gallery 9:30 a. Attend one or all.5711 or visit www.org. 7:30 p. 22 & 29 Cemetery Tour at Kona’s Christ Church Kealakekua Join costumed interpreters from the Kona Historical Society through the cemeteries of two churches in mauka Kona. Call 808.8222 or visit www.m.04.329-1877. 17 Kailua Village Stroll & Hulihe‘e Palace Concert Kailua-Kona Ali‘i Drive is closed to traffic and lined with friendly vendors. Free. as they tell stories of the famous residents and ordinary citizens buried there.974. Waimea Community Education Building. Oct.

org.3222 or visit www.konahistorical. Oct.323. Call 808. 15 – 17 /XKLD6W 23(178(6)5. 6$7 .™ H A P P E N I N G S ™ )RUFUHDWLYHXVHE\GHFRUDWRUVDUFKLWHFWV GHVLJQHUVEXLOGHUVDQGKRPHRZQHUV UContinued from page 61 Christ Church and Central Union Church in Kealakekua.

9704 or visit www.org. Oct. Imiloa Astronomy Center. 16 & 17 Manuel Roberto. Free activities include panel presentations and workshops led by Hawai‘i’s master canoe navigators. Wayfinding Festival Hilo This third annual event celebrates the historic sailing feats of Pacific peoples using celestial navigation along with current efforts to revive and expand skills and interest in long-distance canoe voyaging. CRPC® Assistant Vice President Financial Advisor    s      !LII $RIVE.969. Call 808. Saturday & Sunday.imiloahawaii.

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as well as to learn hula dances and chants. All rights reserved. painting. featuring fine arts market with photography. October 28-31 The Rocky Horror Show Kainaliu Aloha Performing Arts Company presents the cult classic rock musical.322. ()  Art Market Fall Festival Volcano Village A family celebration of visual and performing arts.965.konahistorical. 137 between the 17.and 18-mile marker. 30. 25 – 31 Eco Hawai‘i Festival Pahoa Week-long celebration promoting sustainable living. Tuesday – Friday. Sunday.m. 2WaKM5:QOOMV:.Z . Learn knowledge of implement making. MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer. Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. traditional hula adornments.2553. It concludes with a field trip to Kilauea Volcano at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 808. – 3 p.com. Investment products: Are Not FDIC Insured Are Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value Kona History Cruise Kona Coast An ocean adventure aboard a sailing catamaran to learn about the many interesting Hawaiian historical sites found along the Kona Coast. its stories and traditions.8222 or www. 17 62 | www. hula lovers. 808. Fee. jewelry and sculpture.org. Keauhou Beach Resort. Call 808. and those interested in hula.OZMMV)1)][OJK   !  5I]VI4IVQ. Oct. All are welcome no matter what level of experience. which concludes with a weekend “Jungleween” celebration the evening of Oct.m. 2 – 5 p.kalani.org.324.967. October 26-29 Ho‘okahi Pu‘ui Wai i ka Hula – Hula Camp Keauhou An extraordinary hula retreat for hula practitioners.com | KE OLA Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch. gardening.m. 30 and then a day devoted to eco experiences. field trip to sites in Kona and evening entertainment. keiki activities. Free.M[QOV5I\\MZ[KWU :MIT-[\I\M)ZKPQ\MK\]ZM . At Kalani Oceanside Retreat in Pahoa on Hwy.volcanoartcenter. 10 a.KeOlaMagazine. educational events and local flora Oct.0468 or visit www. Pierce. Fee. Oct. member SIPC. farm tours. Sponsored by the Kona Historical Society with narration by Kona’s John Mitchell. Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. nature walk and food booths. Live art demonstrations.2788 or visit www. “The Rocky Horror Show” for four performances © 2010 Bank of America Corporation. Program includes workshops. Information: Kumu Keala Ching. Call 808.]Q\M 3IU]MTI01! RUZQOOMV(OUIQTKWU ): ___*QO1[TIVL.

org.m.poshfestivals.886. Call 808. Nov.934. www. Oct. – 2:30 p. Nominal fee. 19 on the Hamakua Coast from 7 – 8:30 p.7010 for more information.apachawaii. 5 New Waves at NELHA Keahole-Kona Luncheon and tour at NELHA. 4 – 7 and the hula arts.6422. Call 808. 5 Black & White Night Hilo Downtown Hilo’s biggest annual strolling party with live music.933. Oct.keaholepoint.com.KeOlaMagazine. Call 808. the innovative aquaculture and natural energy facility on the Kona Coast. author and artist receptions.963.m.com Coming in November: Nov. Wear black and white! Call 808. fashion shows. Call 808.konacoffeefest. It’s a night of participatory gothic fun and debauchery with a transvestite and his motley crew of misfits.hilopalace.7820 or visit www. Moku o Keawe International Hula Festival Waikoloa Beach Resort A multi-day event celebrating the hula KE OLA | www.9772 or visit www. Friday.™ H A P P E N I N G S ™ only at the Aloha Theatre. 10 a. 5 – 14 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Kona Call 808.326. Sunday.org.322. a treasure hunt through town.m. Friday.mokuokeawe.org.329. Call 808.8073 or visit www. 29 ‘Obake’ – Ghost Stories Wailea Village. -Nov. free food.com. At Akiko’s Bed & Breakfast in Wailea Village at the 15-mile marker on Hwy. Friday. 31 War of the Worlds Hilo A live production of the original radio play performed at the historic Palace Theater by Hilo’s finest.8822 or visit www.9924 or visit www. Nov.com | 63 . Hamakua Celebrate Halloween local-style with an evening of food and spooky obake or ghost stories from Island residents.

We support the businesses and organizations in West Hawai‘i. they opened their first gallery. and is a fine jewelry craftsman. It has resulted in a recent move to a new. Connie.322. jewelry.” A Hui Hou was originally located on Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona. Email: ShowcaseGallery@hotmail. and her sister-in-law. He also makes furniture. of display area.ShowcaseGalleryHawaii.” she said.com | KE OLA “A Hui Hou serves all of West Hawaii. call 808. from Naalehu to Honokaa (including Hawi. friendly people. bowls and furniture). 64 | www. larger facility with more parking spaces at Palm Terrace. More than 90 percent of the work in the gallery is made on the Big Island. museum-quality sailing ship models. 74-5615 Luhia Street.3203. metal petroglyph and sea life sculptures. Email: info@ahuihouservices. across from Just Ukes and Kimura’s in Kainaliu. Together they opened A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home in October of 2004. After a few months the company decided that West Hawai‘i wasn’t a good market for them.” Emily said. “We have served over 475 families during the time we have operated here.” A Hui Hou has become the only full-service facility in West Hawai‘i. woodwork (including boxes. “Without us the only option is two-and-a-half hours away. jewelry boxes and small wood products as well as silver and koa jewelry and folding knives.” says Emily. “We are a family business and a part of this community. made the decision to bring her family to the island. They are part of our extended family.com Website: www. She was recently certified as a Level One Instructor in Art Clay Silver. Its creative name sends the message in Hawaiian: “Until we meet again. “This fall. call 808. Kamuela. and we respectfully appreciate the trust they have given us. It remained the main gallery. in Kainaliu. metal clay and fused glass supplies. “We understand and appreciate the challenges of being an artist/craftsman. photographs. His love of the ocean and many years at sea is reflected in his highly detailed. she talked with her family about staying in Hawai‘i. They offer a selection of hand made pottery.com Website: ahuihouservices. “with its mellow atmosphere. Gary has a passion for building ship models. “We’ve always loved Kainaliu. Instead. moved to Hawai‘i in 1989 and sold their silver and Gary Brown and Emily Gualtieri niobium jewelry at local art and craft shows and galleries around the state.com . on the mauka side. “We still produce a lot of the work found in the gallery. “We believe that the West Hawai‘i community deserves to have a funeral home to care for its community. and gratefully acknowledge them. original painting and prints. and renamed the Kainaliu gallery as Showcase Gallery. We will also be offering art and craft classes in the gallery. In 2001.T H E L I F E I N B U S I N E S S Glimpses into the stories behind a few of our ads Showcase Gallery A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home E P Owners Penny (left) and Connie Brumbaugh enny Brumbaugh came to Hawai‘i in 2003 to open and manage a funeral home in West Hawai‘i for another company. they acquired Showcase Gallery in Keauhou. art glass.” In Spring of 2009.” For more information.” Penny said. and they decided to shut down and suggested that she move her family back to the mainland.329. sold under the trade name “Eternal Wave Designs. and we have worked in the funeral industry a combined total of over 30 years. Emily descends from a long line of Northern Italian artisans. Waikoloa. Eternal Wave Gallery. but the owners felt the need to expand its facility and parking. In 2004.” For more information. and close-knit community filled with many wonderful small shops and restaurants. findings. the couple closed the Keauhou gallery and consolidated in the Kainaliu location. Showcase Gallery strives to maintain a good relationship with the artists and artisans they represent.” Emily said. fine artists and owners of Showcase Gallery in South Kona. including beads.KeOlaMagazine. we plan to add a selection of materials for jewelry artists. Our college-educated staff have all passed the Federal Boards with reference to Embalming. ft.5137.com mily Gualtieri and Gary Brown. with almost 1800 sq. Kohala).” Penny said. at its location at 79-7407 Mamalahoa Hwy (Hwy. 11).

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