Maple Bars Topped with Bacon

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MAPLE BARS TOPPED WITH BACON:  See Below for Recipe

My friend on Facebook posted this and I just thought that this was so wrong in so many ways… that I might have to try it some time!

Maple Bars Topped with Bacon

This sounds almost as good as the Luther Burger!

Recipe:

Buy maple bars and add cooked bacon to the top.  This blogger would not recommend uncooked bacon.

*UPDATE* I just found out that this was purchased at Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon.

Big Island Police Searching for 14-year-old Hilo boy Missing Since May 31st

Media Release:

Big Island police are searching for a 14-year-old Hilo boy who was reported missing.

Cyrus Abiley

Cyrus Abiley was last seen May 31. He is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-6, 155 to 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Officer Edwin Namohala at 961- 2373, 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.

The Shops at Mauna Lani Fifth Birthday Celebration

Media Release:

The Shops at Mauna Lani are excited to invite everyone to join their Fifth Birthday Celebration, Sunday, June 12, from 1-5 p.m.  Center Stage will come alive with song and dance while keiki enjoy balloons, several party bouncers and even a giant birthday cake.

The Shops at Mauna Lani

The Shops at Mauna Lani’s first stores opened in June 2006 and quickly established itself as a shopping destination on the Kohala Coast.  Their three great restaurants—Monstera Noodles/Sushi, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar—are now local and visitor favorites; and, their many national and Hawaiian shops offer something for everyone.

The fun for the Birthday Celebration begins Sunday, June 12, at 1 p.m. with Te `E`a o Te Turama Polynesian dancers; followed at 2 p.m. by Arneleo the Hawaiian Magician; at 3 p.m. “Tava & Friends” Hawaiian trio; and at 4 p.m. the Pomai Brown `Ohana.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the whole family can enjoy party bouncers, airbrush tattoos, coconut weaving/husking, lei making, hula lessons, ipu and umeke making along with free balloons, cotton candy, popcorn and shave ice Hawaiian style.

“The icing on the cake will be the Pina Colada Birthday Cake baked fresh from the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar ovens,” said Debbie Parmley, Vice President. “We will all sing Happy Birthday and blow out the candles and of course enjoy that luscious dessert.”

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s 31st Annual Cultural Festival Coming Up

Media Release:

The 31st annual Cultural Festival will happen Sat., July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit, in the Ka‘ū District. The event is free and is a wonderful way to celebrate Hawaiian culture with top Hawaiian entertainment, hands-on cultural demonstrations, local food, crafts and much more.

Ohe Hano Ihu demo

The Kahuku unit is located south of the main entrance to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the mauka side of Hwy. 11, between mile markers 70 and 71. There is no admission fee at Kahuku or the main park on July 9, in honor of this popular annual festival.

“Join us at Kahuku, a dynamic, young volcanic landscape, steeped in history and a rainbow of land and life. This festival is our gift to the local communities that support Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and its programs, and to our visitors, so we can share the culture and aloha of our island and this special place,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando.

The festival’s theme, He ali‘i ka ‘āina. He kauwā ke kanaka (The land is the chief. Man is its servant) is visualized in artist Dietrich Varez’s rendering of the ‘ua‘u, the endemic Hawaiian petrel.

This year’s theme, He ali‘i ka ‘āina. He kauwā ke kanaka (The land is the chief. Man is its servant) is visualized in artist Dietrich Varez’s rendering of the ‘ua‘u, the endemic Hawaiian petrel. This endangered Hawaiian seabird nests in the subalpine region of Mauna Loa, where Park resource managers monitor their habitat in hopes of increasing the small population within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit.

Varez’s artwork on festival T-shirts this year depicts the ‘ua‘u and its compelling lifecycle, including a lone chick in a pāhoehoe pit nest awaiting its parents’ arrival, a pair of soaring ‘ua‘u, the marine life they feed upon, the pūkiawe shrub (which grows in the area), and an active volcano. T-shirts will be available for sale at the festival.

Kenneth Makuakane demonstrates ukulele basics

Hawaiian entertainment will include hula performances by Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū and Haunani’s Hula Expressions, and notable Hawaiian musicians Joseph Nahale, Kenneth Makuakāne, falsetto singer Kai Ho‘opi‘i, and Aunty Diana Aki and friends.

Learning to make lauhala bracelets

Learn how Hawaiians lived, played and created, and use those skills today, through numerous cultural demonstrations by skilled Hawaiian practitioners. Lei making (feather and plant), Hawaiian canoe building, ‘ukulele lessons, ulana lauhala (pandanus weaving), nā pā‘ani (Hawaiian games), nā mea mala (native plant gardening), and lā‘au lapa‘au (how to identify and use local medicinal plants), are just a few of the interactive demonstrations participants can learn about.

Wear sunscreen and a hat. Bring water, rain jacket, and ground mat or chair. No pets.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was established on Aug. 1, 1916 as a public park for the enjoyment of the people. An important purpose of the 333,086-acre park is to perpetuate Hawaiian culture. Since 1980, the park’s annual cultural festival has provided an ideal occasion for young and old, for kama‘āina (native born) and malihini (newcomers), to come together for a fun and exciting day of sharing of traditional customs and values.

Co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Hawai‘i Natural History Association, Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Kīlauea Military Camp.

Big Island Police Looking for Three Suspects in ID Theft Case

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating three suspects involved in an identity theft case. They used a stolen gift card to purchase various items in Kona and were captured on video.

ID Theft Suspects

ID Theft Suspects

The first suspect is described as a local woman, between 5-feet tall and 5-foot-6 with a heavy build and brown long straight hair. She was wearing a black skirt and top.

The second suspect is described as a local woman between 5-feet tall and 5-foot-6 with a heavy build with a heavy build and short brown hair. She was wearing a black top and jeans.

The third suspect is described as local male with a medium build, short dark hair and a mustache. He was wearing a white T-shirt with a logo and a baseball cap.

Police ask that anyone with information on their identities call Officer Severo Ines Jr. at 887-3082 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.

The Mayor Kenoi Blog… The Mayor Brings on Another News Person

I noticed that the old Hawaii County News Blog seemed to go dead after Hunter Bishop took over his position as the deputy director of the County Department of Environmental Management.  Then just today I noticed a post on the site stating “New Website for Mayor’s Office“.

The header from the Hawaii County Mayor Site

A quick look at the new Hawaii County Mayors website disclaimer and it reads:

The information posted on the HawaiiCountyMayor.com web site includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The County of Hawaii provides these links and pointers solely for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside Web site, you are subject to the privacy, copyright, security, and information quality policies of that Web site. The County of Hawaii: DOES NOT control or guarantee the accuracy, legality, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked Web site; DOES NOT endorse linked Web sites, the views they express, or the products/services they offer; CANNOT authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites; IS NOT responsible for transmissions users receive from linked Web sites; DOES NOT guarantee that outside Web sites comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you find a link that does not work please e-mail the County of Hawai‘i at coinfo@co.hawaii.hi.us.

A quick whois search on the site shows the following information:

Registrant:
County of Hawaii

25 Aupuni St.
Rm 2603, Office of the Mayor
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: HAWAIICOUNTYMAYOR.COM
Created on: 29-Nov-10
Expires on: 29-Nov-12
Last Updated on: 02-Dec-10

Administrative Contact:
Sekiya, Baron bsekiya@co.hawaii.hi.us
County of Hawaii
25 Aupuni St.
Rm 2603, Office of the Mayor
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
United States
+1.8089877028

Technical Contact:
Sekiya, Baron bsekiya@co.hawaii.hi.us
County of Hawaii
25 Aupuni St.
Rm 2603, Office of the Mayor
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
United States
+1.8089877028

Of course folks that don’t know… Baron Sekiya is also the person behind the Hawaii 24/7 News siteso I guess we won’t see anything being reported against Mayor Kenoi on Hawaii 24/7.  :roll:

Congrats Baron and hopefully now this site will be updated a bit more often and provide more information then the previous site did.