It’s Against the Law for a Rooster to Crow for Ten Continuous Minutes in Hawaii

Just read an interesting law on these damn roosters.

When crowing continues for ten continuous minutes or intermittently for 30 minutes, it is a violation of the animal nuisance law. Keeping more than two chickens in a residential area is also a violation of the animal nuisance law. If you are having a problem with a neighbor’s roosters, we suggest you try talking to your neighbor first. If the noise problem re-occurs, you need to contact the Honolulu Police Department to file a complaint. Another resource for resolving a dispute with your neighbor is The Mediation Center of the Pacific, 521-6767. To read the animal nuisance law, click here and scroll to Sec. 7-2.1

I did mention that KFC is opening in Pahoa!

World Famous Jake Shimabukuro Plays at Pahoa High & Intermediate


Hawaii ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro came to Pahoa High & Intermediate this past Monday, May 18th.

Part I:


Sorry about the video quality.  I didn’t shoot this video, only was made aware of it.

Part II:


Tomorrow, Friday May 23, Jake will be appearing on a few Hawaii morning shows.  Here is the info:

Lina Girl & Pipi Aloha Friday Morning Show
Station: KCCN FM 100
Time: 5:20 – End Of Show

KGMB Sunrise Morning Show
Channel: Hawaii Local Network Chan 9
Time: 6:45 – End Of Show

Grandpa’s (1932) Bike Ride Around the Big Island

I posted a couple other stories by the late Gabriel Manning before.  One on his Survival Story of the 1946 Tsunami and the other was his Memories of the Hilo Massacre of 1938.

Gabriel Manning

Gabriel Manning

I got an email the other day from his grandson, Lance, telling me that the newspapers weren’t interested in his grandfathers story of his 1932 bike ride around the islands so I thought I would post it for you folks.

Lance and Grandpa Manning the night before the race

Lance and Grandpa Manning the night before the race

This was written by Lance Manning (Gabriel’s grandson).

Grandpa’s Bike Ride around the Big Island

During spring break in March 1932, Grandpa Manning, a native of Hilo, Hawaii,  embarked on a memorable bike ride. In preparation for a 1 mile and 3 mile community bike race on the 4th of July, he, just 16 years old, and a friend decided the best way to train was to ride around the Big Island.

Apparently, his daily 300-customer paper route was not enough cycling for him to feel confident about winning on race day. Today, at 92 years old, he looks back and describes himself as, very competitive.

So, on day one of the practice ride, he and Tommy Jewett started along the old road and headed north from Hilo. They dressed in the best biking attire of the day: shorts, t-shirt, and since biking shoes weren’t invented yet, they rode barefoot. In fact, at 14 years old, it was the first time he wore shoes though only to church.

The bike he rode had only one speed, so that required walking uphill in tough spots. Just in case of a flat, he carried a spare tire and pump. Knowing how to fix his bike brought necessary confidence to the journey.

Sufficient hydration did not come from a triathlon, aerobar water bottle. They found water wherever they could. Coming through Lapahuehue, spring water from the side of a cliff provided cooling sustenance. Staying fueled came by way of buying food when riding through towns.

Later that evening, friends in Honokaa welcomed the riders from a long day on the road. They slept well and, after an early 5 a.m. breakfast, continued westward toward Kona. The 320 mile loop became easier when, in Waimea, a tailwind pushed at their backs allowing them to coast for 10 miles. That came at a price though, as temperatures dipped into the 60s and the absence of raincoats left them soaked from the precipitation.

Having made good progress through Kona, day two’s stopping point was in the Kealakekua area. Grandpa knew a minister who lived here. So invoking the Hawaiian way of ìdropping inî, they just showed up at the doorstep. The Reverend Moses Moku happily welcomed his visitors for the evening. He killed a chicken, fixed dinner, and made them feel at home. They later bathed, slept, and after being treated like kings headed south to begin day 3 on the road. Reverend Moku would later officiate Grandpaís wedding to Grandma.

On the volcano side, the heat of the lava fields proved unforgiving. A 3 mile uphill climb walking the bikes pushed their limits. That night, they rested at the Kilauea military camp.

Then it was all downhill through Mountain View, followed by a quick 15 miles to Hilo.  3 days it took from start to finish: leg muscles worn out, lungs burning, and a multitude of views to remember for a lifetime.

The 80 hour workout certainly required some recovery time, but not until the paper route was done on the day of return. In reminiscing to tell this story, Grandpa proclaims that he was in top shape and recovered right away. Basketball, football, rowing, plus biking everywhere made him feel like he was made of iron.

But, was the workout worth it? Only race day results could justify. The 3 mile race amongst teens, Grandpa won by 15 lengths. He also took 1st in the 1 mile race. The medals placed around his neck were the first he ever won.

Seventy-six years later, with a smile on his face and still feeling the pride of victory, he proclaims the grandfatherly advice, “remember, you fight like you train!” Before the Big Island welcomed multi-speed bikes and Ironman World Championships, Grandpa conquered the roads of Hawaii.

2009 Big Island Film Festival Award Winners

Well the 2009 Big Island Film Festival has come and gone and of course of folks on the East side of the Island didn’t get a chance to go see it unless they drove clear across the island.

I’ll try and do the next best thing.

Here are the awards as well as the trailers to some of the films that were shown.  I can’t find all of them unfortunately.

Best FeatureRemarkable Power


Best Short – The Line

Best Family Feature – The Controller[youtube=]

Best Family Short – Batter Up

Best Hawaiian Feature – Relapse


Best Hawaiian Short – Rain

Best Student Feature – Rigged[youtube=]

Best Student Short – Bohemibot[youtube=]

Best Animated Short – Hot Dog

Best Foreign Short – Gone Fishing

Barbara Award (Film Which Best Celebrates Children) – Hunter’s Adventure

Golden Honu Career Award for Acting – John Saxon

Golden Honu Career Award for Screenwriting – Ron Osborn

Audience Choice Feature – God’s Ears[youtube=]

Audience Choice Short – Kung Fu Granny

Mighty Sushi Opening in Pahoa


I noticed a while back that Trish’s Trinket shop was closing up in the Pahoa Market Place and was told that Native Hawaiian Health Care System might be relocating there…I guess I was told wrong.

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Mighty Sushi is Opening soon in that exact location.

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