Devastating “Live Video Footage” the Day the Tsunami Hit Japan

I think this is the most devastating “live” footage I have seen so far of the Japan Tsunami.

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Lava Tree State Park Delays Reopening

Media Release:

Lava Tree State Monument will remain closed for another three weeks to allow additional tree trimming work while at the same time Division of State Parks is completing park improvements that include comfort station renovations, loop trail and pathway resurfacing, pavilion reconstruction, rest stop repairs, removal of tree hazards, and the construction of a new interpretive informational kiosk.  It is expected to reopen by April 6.

“The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of our park users and we appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience,” said Dan Quinn, State Parks Administrator.

The park closed from February 1 and portions were to reopen March 15 to allow residents and visitors to use facilities where repairs were completed, while work continues in areas that would not affect users, such as the loop trail.

Last year the park was closed for three months from mid-September through mid-December, for tree trimming around the parking lot, reconstruction of the park entry road and parking lot, including ADA parking stalls, and repaving and striping.

The contractor is Central Construction Inc., and the project cost is $614,123.00.  Tour companies that bring visitors to the park have been notified of the park closure and signs will be posted at the entrance.

2011 Montessori Country School Ho’olaule’a

Today was the 2011 Montessori Country School annual Fundraiser Ho’olaulea.

Councilman Fred Blas was in attendance

There was a little bit of everything from horseback rides to plant and bake sales.

My wife always picks up a few of the "Bacon Quiche Pies"

Entertainment played throughout the day and despite there being on and off rain storms… the kids had a great time.

Entertaining the crowd

It wouldn’t be a Ho’olaule’a without someone painting kids faces!

Jennifer Mydock paints a childs face

The thing that I like most about this Ho’olaue’a is the steak plates… which of course I forgot to take a picture of but it consisted of corn, baked beans, french bread, rice and of course…  an awesome steak!

Pahoa Village Club Goes BOOM With Go Go Dancers

The place formerly known as the “Pahoa Village Cafe” in Pahoa, has changed its name to the “Pahoa Village Club” and it appears that on some Friday nights they have what is known as “Boom” nights where they bring in Go Go Dancers!

I talked with club manager Jose and he mentioned that it’s been going on for a while now.

Club Manager Jose with the Go Go Dancers

For those that know Pahoa… it may seem a bit out of character to bring in Go Go Dancers to this area.

Go Go Dancers at Pahoa Village Club

I asked these girls where they were from and they said they were from the San Francisco area.

Go Go Dancers

I got there pretty early and the crowd was just starting to pick up as folks settled in before the show.

Hanging loose at the Pahoa Village Club

“DJ Supa Fly” was spinning the vinyl last night!

"DJ Supa Fly"

You can contact the Pahoa Village Club at 808-965-1133 to find out more information on upcoming shows.  I’m not sure exactly how often they bring in the Go Go Dancers… but I’m sure its a great hit!

A lucky club patron

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