Wordless Wednesday – Coast Guard Flying Around Kapoho on the Big Island

Earlier today I saw a Coast Guard helicopter flying around the Kapoho area of the Big Island.  I’ve tried to contact the Coast Guard to see what it was about but I just received an answering machine.

Here is a picture I took from my iPhone.  You can just barely make out the helicopter:

Anyone know what was going on?

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park – May Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Program

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout May.  Most programs are free (except where noted), and park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii. Award-winning author Frances H. Kakugawa shares the stories of her life in the town of Kapoho, which was engulfed by lava during the 1960 eruption. Born and raised in Kapoho, Kakugawa’s precise recall in Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii (Watermark Publishing, 2011) helps remind us of the beautiful innocence of youth and the realities of growing up poor in Hawai‘i. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free. When: Tues., May 1, 7 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

The Kāpili Choir

Kāpili Choir: Concert on Kīlauea. Kāpili Choir, the premier vocal ensemble of the University of Hawai‘i-Hilo under the direction of Dr. Matthew Howell, will perform an evening concert described as an eclectic blend of gospel, early American and contemporary Hawaiian choral arrangements. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free. When: Tues., May 8, at 7 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 

Oral Abihai

Hawaiian ‘Ukulele Demonstration. Join Oral Abihai as he shares his passion for making ‘ukulele from discarded or naturally fallen pieces of wood. Learning only several years ago in Lahaina from Kenny Potts, he has since made more than 50 ‘ukulele. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free. When: Wed., May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kīlauea

An Evening of Hula and Hawaiian Music. Come witness some of the traditions of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kīlauea, under the direction of kumu hula Ab Kawainohoikala‘i Valencia. The evening begins with a humble vocal supplication for inspiration and grace. Observe the method of adorning oneself for dance as the novice ‘ōlapa (dancer) prepares for the hula. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free. When: Wed., May 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

i‘e kuku

Kapa Workshop. Join Park Ranger Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrell and create your own one-foot piece of kapa (bark cloth). The class is free, and materials are $20. Kona-born practitioner and artist Kauhane Heloca will assist you as you design and create your own kapa implements. The class is free, but implement materials are $300. This includes four implements: kua (wooden anvil), i‘e kuku (square beater), hohoa (round beater) and niho ‘oki (shark tooth knife). Space is limited to 30 students. To reserve your space, contact Joni Mae at joni_mae_makuakane-jarrell@nps.gov, or call 985-6020 by May 7. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops When: Sat., May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Park’s Education Center

Shangri-La Vacation Rental in Kapoho Up For Sale

MacArthur & Company | Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agency in charge of the world-renowned vacation property known as Shangri-La located on Kapoho Beach in Hawaii. The exclusive vacation rental has been ranked as the ninth best Luxury Villa in the world by Islands Magazine. Movie producer Steven Spielberg’s chose Shangri-La for his own residence when filming the last “Indiana Jones” movie in 2008. The magazine also chose the property as an Editor’s Pick for being one of ten best Island Villas on the planet.

The extraordinary property, simply coined as “Shangri-La” by some of the world’s most affluent travelers, sits amongst the ranks of other famous destination resorts such as Necker Island. MacArthur & Company | Sotheby’s International Realty has the vacation rental property listed for $1,625,000.00. The property is conveniently located within thirty-minutes from Hilo International Airport.

The gated property is surrounded by volcanic rock walls and has four separate, yet contiguous, enchanting parcels nestled within coconut tree landscape. The celebrated structures include The Round House, The Tea House Bungalow, The Floating Balinese Sleeping Hut, and the Main Hale. Shangri-La exhibits astonishing extravagance with features like natural fresh and salt water bathing lagoons, which are also perfect for swimming and snorkeling. These therapeutic lagoons are heated via geothermal vents. As a result, the water constantly remains at an average temperature of ninety-two degrees. The property is also home to thousands of beautiful, tropical fish who compliment an atmosphere of sultry isolation.

MacArthur & Company | Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to list this multi-million dollar Hawaiian property. The company understands this half an acre resort will not be listed for long as buyers seeking decadence and tranquility will find both the property’s opulent features and price attractive. Prospect buyers can utilized MacArthur & Company | Sotheby’s International Realty’s interactive website to gain further information on the Shangri-La property. The company’s website is a one-of-a-kind innovative tool recognized by Inman News. Visitors will find the site’s mortgage calculator, agent identification with user registration, comprehensive MLS, and seamless property listing options (Gallery, List view, and GoogleEarth3D) tools help present this, and other Hawaiian properties, in the most realistic, virtual light possible. As a bonus, the website features elevation, an important factor when considering property in Hawaii.

MacArthur & Company was established in1989, the company’s partnership with Sotheby’s International Realty combines over fifty years of experience with worldwide marketing and networking resources. MacArthur & Company | Sotheby’s International Realty is celebrated for providing consumers with an extraordinary experience when purchasing a home in Hawaii.

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