Hawaii County Elections Official Statement About Press Briefing Tomorrow

We all know that the Hawaii County Elections Office has been having a lot said about them.

The latest in this stunning report by KHON2 where they state:

The state Attorney General’s office is reviewing allegations of duplicate voting on the Big Island.

Hawaii County Clerk Jamae Kawauchi said she uncovered repeat voting from the 2010 primary and general elections during an audit of voter rolls…

More here: Attorney General Looking Into Big Island Vote Irregularities

Normally I wouldn’t announce a “Press Briefing” that was sent to media members… however, this one said it was for “Immediate Release” which authorizes me to release it to the general public.

The Office of the County Clerk announces today that there will be a Press Briefing held on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. in the Puna Conference Room in Hilo located at 25 Aupuni Street. Hawai‘i County Clerk Jamae K. K. Kawauchi will address the Press and Media regarding the recent review of the Hawai‘i County voter registry.

The New Hawaii Quarter is Flawed and Should Be Re-Minted

The new quarter that is supposed to represent Hawaii as a state is flawed and I believe should be re-minted.

It is scheduled to be released tomorrow  soon.

Do you see the error?

The quarter is using an apostrophe instead of an okina to separate the two “i’s” in Hawaii.

2012 Hawaii Conservation Conference – Day 1

Today was the first day of the 20th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference and it was a great day held by all.

Tomorrow the public is invited to attend for free from 3 pm – 8 pm where Anuhea Jenkins will be putting on a show later in the evening on the 4th floor of the Hawaii Convention Center.

Here are my Tweets from this afternoon (if you read them from the bottom up they are more chronological that way:

Damon Tucker@damontucker

Check out the crowd at the symposium on New Developments for Managing Invasive Species! #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/8YFhboN6

Sheri Mann talks about funding sources for acquisition of conservation lands. #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/3bPSkXzH

Forum: The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary – 20 years later. #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/WL2iodLd

@swianecki @footesea @rtb808 I have to leave and then come back. Got to eat and check into hotel.

Big Island Police Looking for Suspects in Puna Burglary and Fire http://wp.me/ph7YX-eh5 

Cynthia King updates crowd on the State of #Hawaii Native Invertebrate database at #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/CpgL9NCB

University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood talks about institutung “Green Jobs” #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/Fsw1gysW

#hcc2012 Raynor – Our job is to build capacity of local leaders in Micronesia. We think this is true in Hawaii too!

Raynor: About forest loss in Pohnpei: “if you lose the forest, you lose the water, you lose the med plants, you lose everything” #HCC2012

Standing Room Only as Paul Higashino talks about the last 20 years on Kaho’olawe #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/MFYrrsl9

Big Island resident & UHHilo student Jesse Eiben talks about the Wekiu Bug #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/qek29g9P

Chris Brosius talks about the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/12fWlJNL

So nice to see a huge event like #HCC2012 without politicians trying to campaign! pic.twitter.com/YB6dOUw6

Heads up… Traffic light out at Kalakaua and Kapiolani intersection. pic.twitter.com/lXXMPpOI

Tundi Agardy: Ridges to Reef management & stewardship (Hawaii’s ahupua’a concept) is what will lead to effective conservation #HCC2012

Agardy: “By going very deep we forget to reach out to the side” problem of scientific hyper-specialization #HCC2012

Agardy: fishing+eutrophication+invasive spp= full ecosystem regime shifts; cannot be restored, there is a pt of no return #HCC2012

With deep-belly chants, each island asks permission to enter the conference during the opening protocol of #HCC2012 #hawaiianstyle

Check out hashtag #HCC2012 for great updates on the Hawaii Conservation Conference! Thanks for keeping me in the loop, tweeps!

Great opening plenary at #HCC2012 To succeed: love what you do, stay curious, perservere, listen to others, treat ppl well (return calls)

panelist James Jacobi:Hawaii may not be a biodiversity hotspot, but it’s an evolutionary & conservation hotspot w/ fantastic biota #HCC2012

RT @footesea Sato: We need new messengers-teachers, community & youth (+ scientists) If ppl don’t understand, they will fight you #HCC2012

Sam Gon, key to conservation success: know a little about a lot, appreciate wonders of this archipelago, & obsessiveness helps too! #HCC2012

Hashtag for attendees! RT @HCAFriends Welcome to the Hawaii Conservation Conference 2012 everyone! Let’s go: #HCC2012

Opening Plenary Panel: Tundy Agardy of Sound Seas & Bill Raynor of The Nature Conservancy #HCC2012 pic.twitter.com/vQPP1rK7

The 2012 Hawaii Conservation Concert is now beginning. #HCC2012 http://yfrog.us/fv4d2hxbqiziavoxddqiobiez …

Here are the pictures I took from today:

Big Island Police Looking for Suspects in Puna Burglary and Fire

Big Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in identifying possible suspects in a burglary and fire on May 30 in Puna.


At approximately 5:19 a.m. on May 30, police and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a structure fire in Shipman Industrial Park. Upon arrival, they found a warehouse located on Kipimana Street fully engulfed in flames.

Investigation revealed that the front gate chain was severed to gain entrance to the premises. One or more suspects entered the building from the rear by cutting a hole in the wall and then removed a flatbed pickup truck and some heavy equipment.

The incident is being investigated as arson and burglary.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or email him at gtodd@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes East Hawaii Early in the Morning

Magnitude 3.2
Date-Time
Location 19.409°N, 155.321°W
Depth 4.2 km (2.6 miles)
Region ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
Distances
  • 10 km (6 miles) WSW (243°) from Volcano, HI
  • 21 km (13 miles) WSW (251°) from Fern Forest, HI
  • 24 km (15 miles) SW (232°) from Mountain View, HI
  • 41 km (26 miles) SW (217°) from Hilo, HI
  • 336 km (209 miles) SE (129°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles)
Parameters Nph= 14, Dmin=2 km, Rmss=0.05 sec, Gp=130°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
Source
Event ID hv60375051

Japanese Visitor Drowns in Kona Waters

A Japanese visitor apparently drowned Monday (July 30) in Kailua-Kona.

At 11 a.m. Monday, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a possible drowning in waters fronting a resort at 75-5852 Aliʻi Drive in Kailua-Kona.

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Arriving officers learned that resort personnel and bystanders had pulled an unconscious male snorkeler from the water and attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Officers assisted with CPR until Fire Department personnel arrived.

The 60-year-old victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Police have classified the case as a coroner’s inquest. They have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Big Island Video News for Monday, July 30th, 2012

Hawaii County candidates for mayor, prosecutor debate the Lowest Law Enforcement of Cannabis law, elections controversy, and county officials bless Kapulena Ag Project in Hamakua.

Big Island Video News for Monday, July 30, 2012:

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Hawaii Film Partners Premiere – “You May Not Kiss the Bride”

Honolulu-based Hawaii Film Partners will premiere their first feature film, “You May Not Kiss the Bride,” directed by Rob Hedden from his original screenplay, at Consolidated Theatres statewide on Friday, August 31, 2012.  The movie opens nationally on September 21st, in select markets, and has also been purchased by several international markets.


Set in Chicago and Tahiti, the romantic adventure comedy was filmed almost entirely on location in Hawaii, and is produced by Hawaii Film Partners’ Rann and Gina Watumull and David and Shauna Jackson.  The film also features music by several Hawaii artists, including Willie K, Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson, Tiffany Thurston, Afatia Thompson, Kapono Beamer, and Imua Garza – who wrote and sings the opening credits track.  It also includes an original song co-written and performed by leading lady, Katharine McPhee.

An invitation-only premiere screening with some of the lead cast is planned for Wednesday, August 29th, at 7 p.m., at the Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres.  Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6 p.m., and the public is welcome to “star gaze” as the limos pull up on Auahi Street fronting the theaters.  A private after-party will be held at Vice Nightclub, also at Ward Centers, from 9 p.m.~midnight.  More details will be announced shortly.

“You May Not Kiss the Bride” stars Dave Annable (ABC series “Brothers and Sisters” and the upcoming ABC Series “666 Park Avenue”); Katharine McPhee (NBC’s hit “Smash,” “American Idol,” “House Bunny”); Mena Suvari (“American Pie,” “American Beauty”); Rob Schneider (“50 First Dates,” “Deuce Bigalow”); Ken Davitian (“Borat”); Tia Carrere (“Wayne’s World,” “True Lies”); Vinnie Jones (“X-Men 3: The Last Stand,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”); Kevin Dunn (“Transformers,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”); and Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates (NBC series “Harry’s Law,” “Misery”).  In addition to Carrere, Hawaii’s Willie K, is also featured in the film, both acting and singing.

The movie finds an unsuspecting Chicago pet photographer (Annable) being forced to marry the daughter (McPhee) of a Croatian mobster (Davitian).  Action, adventure and romance ensue as the couple spends their “fake honeymoon” in Tahiti interacting with humorous, quirky, and dangerous characters, and realize that they may share real feelings for each other.

“We’re extremely proud of our first film, the talented cast, and Rob Hedden’s funny screenplay and comedic direction,” said the film’s producers.  “The movie also highlights Hawaii’s flexibility as a feature film location that can double for anywhere in the world, and showcases the versatility of Hawaii’s amazing musical artists.”

Director/Screenwriter Hedden previously wrote the original script for the action film “The Condemned” (2007, Lionsgate Films).  He also co-wrote the story and screenplay, and co-produced Nickelodeon Films’ “Clockstoppers” (Paramount Pictures).  He had fun writing and directing “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” (Paramount Pictures).

“We were looking for just the right screenplay for our next project, and when we couldn’t find it, we decided to create one,” said the film’s producers.  We spent almost two years collaborating with Rob on the story premise and script draft.

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“You May Not Kiss the Bride” is reminiscent of ‘Romancing the Stone’ in its blending of romance, mad cap humor, and edge-of-your-seat action.  We’re thrilled to have worked with Rob and such a terrific cast and crew.  And we’re extremely proud of Katharine’s huge success in the NBC hit series ‘Smash.’  We know from working with her that she’s a star, and wish her the best in her bright, bright future in TV, film, and recording.”

“When the producers approached me about writing and directing a movie in Hawaii, I jumped at the chance,” says Hedden.  “You simply can’t beat the amazing scenery, location versatility, professional crews, and film-friendly environment. Working with Hawaii Film Partners on such a fun, action-packed romantic comedy fulfilled a lifelong dream.”

Behind the camera, filmmaking talent includes Director of Photography Russ T. Alsobrook (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Superbad”); Costume Designer Robert Moore (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Marathon Man”); and Production Designer Scott Meehan (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” ABC series “Lost”).

About Hawaii Film Partners
Producers Rann and Gina Watumull are co-founders and senior executives at Hawaii Film Partners based in Honolulu.  With the goal of helping to build a sustainable film industry in Hawaii, Hawaii Film Partners is dedicated to producing motion pictures, television shows, and animated projects in Hawaii with Hawaii ownership.

Producers David and Shauna Jackson are president and executive vice president, respectively, of Showcase Entertainment, a worldwide film distribution company, and are co-owners and senior executives of Hawaii Film Partners along with Rann and Gina Watumull.

Hawaii Film Partners’ first project was the acclaimed, award-winning international hit television show for Discovery Kids, “Flight 29 Down,” which is still airing in over 100 territories.  Also for television, Hawaii Film Partners has produced 38 two-minute animated episodes of “Ape Escape” for Nickelodeon’s NickToons™ Network.  Rounding out Hawaii Film Partners’ ambitious slate is the original animated television series, “Guardians of the Power Masks,” which marks an historic international partnership with the Chinese City of Changzhou and the Gangwon Information Multi-Media Corporation (GIMC) in South Korea.  Production of this animated children’s series is near completion.
Hawaii Film Partners plans to produce more feature films and television projects in the State of Hawaii.

For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/YouMayNotKissTheBride.

US Mint Ceremony Releasing the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarter

The public is invited to be part of an exciting, historic event as the United States Mint ceremonially releases the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park quarter at the park’s Kahua Hula on Wed., Aug. 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

HFS Federal Credit Union will provide $10 rolls of the commemorative quarters for exchange.

The new quarter is part of the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The coin features an engraved image of an eruption on Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone on its reverse (or tails) side and inscriptions that read HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES, HAWAII 2012 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. It was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers.

The Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ quarter is the fourth quarter to be launched in 2012, and the 14th in a series of 56 circulating America the Beautiful Quarters. The reverse side (or tails side) designs are symbolic of a national park or other national site in each state, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.

All coins in the program have a common obverse (heads side) featuring a portrait of George Washington and the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

“This highly collectible quarter is a significant milestone for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, for the residents of Hawai‘i, and for the Hawai‘i Island destination. Now everyone carry a reminder of Hawai‘i’s first World Heritage Site in their pocket,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando.

County of Hawai‘i Tourism Specialist Stephanie Donoho will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and representatives from the United States Mint, the Governor’s office, and the State Delegation will participate.

The ceremony will take place at the park’s Kahua Hula, south of Kīlauea Visitor Center, on Crater Rim Drive. The event is free, but park entrance fees may apply.

Hilo Man and Woman Charged with Stealing Recyclables

Big Island police have charged a Hilo man and woman in connection with a burglary that occurred Friday morning (July 27) in Hilo.

Jesse Idebond Sablan

Jesse Idebond Sablan, 36, and Dana Sablan, 21, were charged at 11:10 a.m. Friday with one count each of second-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft. Bail was set at $11,000 for Jesse Sablan and at $2,250 for Dana Sablan. Both were being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Monday (July 30).

Dana Sablan

Friday shortly after midnight, officers responded to a business on Kekūanāoʻa Street in Hilo to a report that two suspects had removed two bags of recyclables and were fleeing the area.

Both suspects were arrested and the stolen property was recovered.

Police ask that anyone with information on recent burglary activities contact either Detective John Rodrigues Jr. by phone at 961-2384 or by email at jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Royce Serrao by phone at 961-8810 or by email at rpserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

25-Year-Old Hilo Man Dies from Car Crash on South Point

A 25-year-old Hilo man died Sunday (July 29) from injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on July 23 on South Point Road approximately 5.5 miles south of Kamāʻoa Road.


Responding on July 23 to an 8:47 a.m. call, Kaʻū patrol officers determined that the victim was operating a 2001 Mercury sedan and traveling north on South Point Road when he ran off the right side of the road, lost control, struck a utility pole and overturned several times.

The victim was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

He was taken by helicopter to Kona Community Hospital and died on July 29 at 9:25 a.m.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were factors but speed may have been a factor in this crash.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a coroner’s inquest case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Police ask that anyone with information about this traffic crash call Officer Larry Flowers at 326-4646, extension 229.

This is the 21st traffic fatality on the Big Island this year compared with 15 at this time last year.

Lake Waiau on Top of Mauna Kea

The hike to this fresh water lake on Mauna Kea is about 3/4 mile one way and is surrounded by spectacular views.

Lake Waiau on Mauna Kea

The only sound is that of the wind.

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Lake Waiau is a high-elevation lake located at 13,020 feet (3970 m) above sea level on Mauna Kea, on the island of Hawaiʻi. It is the seventh highest lake in the USA  (higher than Lake Titicaca), and one of very few lakes at all in the state of Hawaiʻi. It is relatively small, only about 100 m across, and varies in size as the water level rises and falls. At high water levels a small outlet stream appears at the northwest end, but it is absorbed into the ground after a short distance. The name means “swirling water” in Hawaiian, though it is usually rather placid. It usually freezes in winter, but aquatic insects such as midges and beetles can be found breeding in the water.

Dayblaze in Waikiki

I posted a clip awhile back of this base jump in Waikiki.

Here is a longer version taken by someone else.

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3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes the Big Island This Afternoon

Magnitude 3.5
Date-Time
Location 20.110°N, 155.796°W
Depth 20.5 km (12.7 miles)
Region HAWAII REGION, HAWAII
Distances
  • 14 km (8 miles) S (186°) from Halaula, HI
  • 14 km (9 miles) S (176°) from Kapaau, HI
  • 15 km (10 miles) SSE (165°) from Hawi, HI
  • 16 km (10 miles) NW (306°) from Waimea, HI
  • 87 km (54 miles) WNW (301°) from Hilo, HI
  • 250 km (155 miles) ESE (122°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles); depth +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles)
Parameters Nph= 31, Dmin=3 km, Rmss=0.07 sec, Gp=216°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Source
Event ID hv60374956

RIMPAC 2012 Enters Final Week of Exercises

RIMPAC 2012 is scheduled to officially end it’s exercises in the Pacific Ocean around the Hawaii Islands on August 3rd.  The other day this shot was posted on the RIMPAC Facebook page:

Ships and submarines participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012 sail in formation in the waters around the Hawaiian islands. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith Devinney/RELEASED)

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New Online Resource for Hawaii Military Members – Hawaii Military Pets

Hawaii Military Pets is an online resource, celebrating the bond between all animals and our Hawaii men and women in uniform with an emphasis on responsible pet ownership.

Through the website and social media channels, find information on moving with pets, ethical locations to obtain a pet and overall ways to make a family pet a life-long commitment. We advocate for pet-friendly policies in city, state, and federal governments, as well as military housing.

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Visit us on the web: http://hawaiimilitarypets.com/

“Like” us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HawaiiMilitaryPets

Follow owner Theresa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tdonnelly76

Sign our petition to standardize military pet policies: http://www.change.org/petitions/standardize-military-pet-policies

HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” Youth Basketball Clinic Scheduled for August

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is reminding the public that it is hosting the HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on August 10-12 at the newly completed covered facility in Panaʻewa. This event is part of the “Click It or Ticket” series of basketball tournaments.

Officer Joseph Botelho

Team entries are being accepted in the following age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, high school boys, girls 10 & under, girls 12 & under, girls 14 & under and high school girls. The age cut-off date is December 31, 2012.

Deadline for teams to enter is August 6. Each team is required to complete a registration packet, which must be submitted by August 6.

Teams interested in participating or anyone requesting additional information may call Officer Joseph Botehlo Jr. in East Hawaiʻi at 961-2220 or Officer Randy Morris in West Hawaiʻi at 326-4646, extension 258.

In addition to the tournament, the Hawaiʻi Police Department will have information available on safe driving and seat belt use.

“Click It or Ticket” is a national education and enforcement campaign to increase seat belt use and decrease traffic fatalities and injuries. The Hawaiʻi Police Department encourages all youth, teens and adults to use their seat belts.

West Hawaii Seeing Rash of Auto and Moped Thefts

Big Island police are warning the public that West Hawaiʻi has experienced a rash of auto and moped thefts in recent weeks.


The auto thieves seem to be targeting Honda sedans, Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks and mopeds, but other vehicles have also been stolen. Since July 1, police have investigated 25 cases of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

Police advice the public to lock vehicles doors, even those parked in a private driveway. It takes only a few minutes to steal a car left unattended and unlocked.

Police recommend that managers of apartment and condominium complexes with surveillance equipment inspect the equipment regularly to ensure that it is functioning properly.

Police ask that anyone with information about who might be responsible for these auto thefts call Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, extension 262, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Puna Men’s Chorus – Flashback

The Puna Men’s Chorus (PMC) is coming back with a season that promises to be its best yet (and that’s saying a lot!) This year marks their fifth year as a chorus and to celebrate the occasion they’ve gone back through their performance files and picked out the most meaningful and popular songs they’ve performed to date. The show will be called “Flashback!”
For this production you can expect some beautiful singing, some good laughs, and some of the most beautiful choral music you’ll ever hear.
Three distinguished PMC alumni have been invited to return as Guest Artists. “Douglas Wayman, and his alter ego Janelle Neiman, have entertained audiences all over the country. This show will be Janelle’s debut with the Chorus. We have tried many times to keep Bob Kirk off our stage, but his fans adore him so he just keeps coming back. Daron Scarborough was the original Artistic Director, and one of the founders, of Puna Men’s Chorus. We are happy to see his smiling face with us once again”
“I can guarantee that you will be hearing (and seeing) things never before heard nor seen on any stage before!” says an animated Reinhardt. “Cowboys and boas, hippies and Broadway, ABBA and Hawaiian mele – this is the essence of four years of Puna Men’s Chorus, distilled into one show!”
Showtimes are at the following venues below:
  • Friday August 10 Kalani Honua
  • Sunday August 12 HPP Community Center
  • Friday August 17 The Palace Theater, Hilo
  • Sunday August 19 Keauhou Beach Resort, Kona
All performances start at 7:00 pm with a silent auction tickets are $15 General / $12 students and seniors (60+) Purchase tickets at the door or at the following outlets; Basically books, Hilo Bay Books, Kona Bay Books, Kalani Honua, Jungle Love, My Bar, and The Mask-Querade Bar.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 39-Year-Old Hilo Woman

Big Island police are searching for a 39 year-old Hilo woman reported as missing.

Mory Koi

Mory Koi was last seen in Hilo Saturday afternoon (July 28). She is described as being Japanese, 5-foot-4, 110 pounds, having a medium build with a tan complexion. She has long dark hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black strapless dress with gray pants, carrying a green and yellow camouflage-patterned handbag.

She does have a medical condition that requires medication.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.