19th Annual Pahoa Holiday Parade Seeking Entrants

Hayden 2008 Parade
Media Release:

The 19th Annual Pahoa Holiday Parade commences at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 in old Pahoa Town. Watch the always-colorful parade in this eclectic Puna town, and then head down to the Pahoa High and Intermediate School for the Ho’olaulea, featuring island fare and entertainment. Motorists should note that Old Government Road, the main street in the town of Pahoa, will be temporarily closed for the Pahoa Holiday Parade from approximately 9:30 am to noon on parade day. The road closure will be from Apa’a Street (the rubbish dump road) to Ka’ohe Homestead Road (the intersection leading to the Pahoa High and Intermediate School). Parade participants will line up along Apa’a Road, entering from Ka’ohe Homestead Road.

To participate in the Pahoa Holiday Parade, pick up and drop off entry forms at Puna Style, 965-7592; Puna Buy and Sell, 965-7296, or Jeff Hunt Surfboards, 965-2322, by Wednesday, Dec. 2.


Here are the official final results from last years parade:

Best Float

1st : Jungle Love

2nd: Puna Canoe Club

Honorable Mention: Pauls Auto Repair Shop

Best Design

1st: Pahoa Boys and Girls Club

2nd: HELCO/Toys for Tots

Honorable Mention: Malamalama Waldorf School

Best Keiki Unit

1st: Pahoa Elementary School

2nd: Montessori Country School

Honorable Mention: Malamalama Waldorf School

Most Enthusiastic:

1st: Paradisimo Tropical Spa

2nd Hui Habibi Production Co.


Honorable Mention: Puna Weiners

Second Planning Workshop For Kamakana Village At Keahuolu

Media Release:

Forest City, in partnership with the State of Hawaii, invites the public to attend a second planning workshop for Kamakana Village At Keahuolu, the mixed-use affordable housing community planned for the Keahuolu ahupua‘a.

In the first planning meeting held this past summer, the project team heard from more than 70 community residents. The group identified major themes that characterized the future lifestyle of the West Hawaii community fifteen to twenty years from now. Connectivity, accessibility, gathering places, education, open space and residences will provide the structural foundation.

Community members attending the workshop scheduled for Monday, October 19 will continue this visioning process as the project moves into the design phase.

Forest City Hawaii encourages interested community members to attend to help plan for Kona’s future.

This workshop will be held pursuant to the applicable requirements of Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapters 201H and 205, Section 15-15-97, Hawaii Administrative Rules, and the Kona Community Development Plan (Ordinance No. 08 131).

World Maritime Day Event Tomorrow at Aloha Tower

Media Release:

The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to host the 2009 International Maritime Organization World Maritime Day parallel event Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

The event will focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.

Event highlights include vessel tours, information displays and talks with maritime organizations, and a special afternoon “Salute to the Maritime Community” with a performance by the Marine Forces Pacific Band, a spray demonstration by the Honolulu Fire Department fire boat crew and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter flyover.

“We are honored to host the 2009 International Maritime Organization World Maritime Day parallel event,” said Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S Coast Guard. “The parallel event is an opportunity for the maritime community to come together with the public to celebrate the contributions of the maritime industry as well as discuss and promote ways in which we can address areas important to us all.”

Other co-sponsors include the Maritime Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of State.

The event is free and open to the public.

Other ports throughout the United States are scheduled to host simultaneous events.


Aloha Arleen… Your Account is Closed

Well I mentioned that a friend of mine on the Big Island had two checks written to him by @alohaarleen and he wasn’t able to get them cashed.

Folks have asked me, why the checks didn’t have a stamp on them.  As I tried to explain, he wasn’t able to get them processed directly at the bank.

Well it appears he finally just deposited them into a bank machine or something and he got the following back from the bank mentioning that her bank account IS CLOSED:



I see there is 12 checks written between the check numbers of the two of them… I wonder who else she ripped off?

Name This Fruit?

Can you name this fruit:

Fruit 1

It is grown on the Big Island:

Fruit 2