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Christmas at the Hawai‘i County Building

The County of Hawai‘i invites the public to it annual holiday open house, Magic of the Season, at 25 Aupuni St. in Hilo, Monday through Friday, Dec. 11 to 15, 2017.

County workers are spending the next few days decorating trees in the county building. Each office will have it’s own tree.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. nightly, entertainment will be provided.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Monday, Dec. 11
Christy Lassiter & Friends
Kris Fuchigami
Te Ora Nui Tahitian Halau

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Lori Lei’s Hula Studio
Darlene Ahuna
Hawai‘i County Band

Wednesday, Dec. 13
Chantell Fung
Ol’ School
Mark Yamanaka

Thursday, Dec. 14
Vaughn Valentino
Mark Yamanaka

Friday, Dec. 15
Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani ‘E
Ben Kaili & Friends
Times Five

Celebrate With a Local “True Blood” Celebrity… Kristina Anapau to Make Appearance at Hawaii County Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas has been happening this past week at the Hawaii County Council building from 8 am to 8 pm each day with entertainment happening in the evenings.

Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by the Andrew Stevens Group at 5, followed by Yisa Var at 6 and rounding the night out will be ‘Old School.

I just got wind that tomorrow evening, Friday December 23rd, Hollywood Celebrity and Local Girl Kristina Anapau will be making an appearance at the Magic of Christmas.

Mayor Kenoi and Kristina Anapau at the 2011 Big Island Film Festival held at the Fairmont Orchid

She was last on the Big Island back in October for less then 24 hours where she lead an acting and directing workshop at UH Hilo.

I arrived late to the class and had to leave early so I didn’t get a chance to talk with her directly back in October but I did talk to some folks that attended the class and they were very stoked to be getting acting and directing lessons from someone like her.

The last time I had a chance to actually speak with Kristina she had just finished filming her role of Maurella in the seaon finale of last years HBO hit series “True Blood”.

Don't mess with Maurella!

So come check out the Magic of Christmas tomorrow night as the little bird told me that she would be making an appearance sometime between 5 pm and 6 pm.

Besides Kristina making an appearance, Victor Chock and Island Harmony will be on hand to entertain folks so come check things out at the County Building.

Mayor Kenoi’s Assistant “The Days of Running the County from 25 Aupuni Street are Over… Cookies and Coffee Were Paid for by Donations from Cabinet Members”

Videos courtesy of ArtTV via Randy Magnus Youtube channel:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF5WbeRW0gI]

My Yearly Mayor’s Rant:

Mayor Kenoi delivered the State of the County address twice on the same day last week… once in Kona and then again later in the day in Hilo.

Being that the Mayors Office  recently got equipment to make videos and are supposedly learning to use technology… I question why they don’t just do these type of things online.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVqtpAJKnDs]

I mean gas is pretty expensive these days and time is money as well… but being a government employee… I do understand the perks of getting things like mileage and travel expenses.  :roll:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUX7-NgizeI]

If you go the Governors website… you can simply  click on the link and watch the State of the State Address that was done on January 24th.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZNcytYRg2I]

On Big Island Video News I left the following comment:

I wonder exactly why he needed to deliver the State of the County Address Twice… when this is suppose to be a time of cost reductions?

Interestingly enough, Mayor Kenoi’s Executive Assistant Bobby Command returned the following comment:

Aloha Damon: The days of running the county from 25 Aupuni Street are over. This mayor has shown time and time again through his actions that he is the leader of the entire island, and not just Hilo. Community meetings, cabinet-level leaders from all over the island, being at as many places as possible throughout the week. It was delivered in Kona because it was the right thing to do. Also, FYI , the cookies and coffee were paid for by donations from cabinet members.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVy5kloNlM]

I still wonder why the State of the County wasn’t just done once… but no biggie. What I think is funny, is Bobby Command stating “The days of running the county from 25 Aupuni Street are over.”

I laugh because who wants to work at a place with a leaking roof anyhow?

“…County Public Works Director Warren Lee told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that the new roof won’t be accepted as “complete” until the leak issue is resolved. Only then will the 10-year warranty start.”

Has anyone ever watched the Mayor Kenoi show.. or less yet would they admit to it? Is it even still on?