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Big Island Police Investigating Stun Guns Recovered From Maku’u Farmers Market

Hawaiʻi Island police recovered two electronic stun devices from a vendor at the Makuʻu Farmers Market on Sunday morning (June 29) and have initiated a criminal investigation into violations of laws specific to electric guns, possession and sale.

HPDBadgeDevices that were recovered had the appearance of a cellular phone. Police received additional information that other devices previously displayed had the appearance of a Maglight type flashlight.

Police remind the public that the possession, sale, gift or delivery of electric guns/devices is illegal under section 134-16 of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes and is a misdemeanor offense. The definition of an “electric gun” means any portable device that is electrically operated to project a missile or electromotive force. Persons who may have purchased such a device are advised to destroy the item or turn it in to the nearest police station for recovery and destruction.

Use of an electronic gun on another person (by anyone other than a law enforcement officer in the lawful course of duties) would fall under the assault section of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.

Police ask anyone with information about other vendors selling similar devices to report this to the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.

1st Annual “Trunk and Treat” Halloween Party at Maku’u Farmers Market

Raisin’ Cane Sorbet and Juice Company presents the 1st Annual “Trunk and Treat” Halloween Party Thursday at Maku’u Farmers Market.

Halloween 2008

Halloween 2008

Three days to the big event…. $50.00 prize each for Best Costume and Best Decorated Truck. (gate opens at 3pm)

  • LIVE MUSIC
  • GAMES
  • PRIZES
  • OPEN MIC
  • INTERACTIVE ART TABLE
  • BALLOON TWISTING
  • FACE PAINTING

Location:

  • MAKU’U FARMERS MARKET HYW. 130 PAHOA
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Halloween 2012

A Trunk or Treat Halloween event is where people gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks, or the backs of their vehicles, and decorate them. Then they pass out treats from their trunks.  The event provides a safe family environment for our keiki.

Costume parade (starts at 7) and contest. $50.00 reward for BEST TRUNK. $50.00 reward for BEST COSTUME.

Proceeds will go into the Maku’u Community Garden fund. All Donations are tax deductible and the gates open at 3pm. All the fun starts as the sun goes down.

For more info call the TRUNK AND TREAT hotline 965-7270

Puna Ohana Day at Maku’u Farmers Market

What: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Invites You to the Puna Ohana Day!

Come and join local practitioners as they share their knowledge of cultural arts and crafts.  Explore the native garden and have fun on a scavenger hunt.

Where: Maku‘u Farmer’s Market

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Who: Everyone! Children of All Ages Welcome

How Much? FREE!!!

Call 985-6019 to reserve a space and lunch for your ‘ohana.

Sponsored by Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, Maku‘u Farmers Association and Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center

Hawaii Energy Workshop at Maku’u Farmers Market

Rising energy costs are a burden on most families in Puna. Learning how to budget, as well as, ways to save on electricity usage can keep more money in people’s pocket. To some the hardest part is where to start.

County Council 4 Candidate, Greggor Ilagan, is happy to announce that Maku`u Farmers Market is facilitating a free workshop on Mar 27, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm instructed by Helen Wai from Hawaii Energy.

Hawaii Energy is the state energy conservation and efficiency program implemented to help reduce Hawaii’s dependence on foreign oil. The workshop provides a hands-on approach to teach families how to budget and save money on their energy bill. In addition, a free advance power strip is given to each household that attend while supplies last.

These classes in Puna are being coordinated by Greggor Ilagan of HPP.

Future workshops at Sure Foundation Church and Solid Rock ministries are being scheduled.

Video of the Damage Done to Makuu Farmers Market in Yesterdays Wind Storm

Yesterday I posted about the heavy winds that Pahoa was having.

KITV posted this youtube clip of the damage that was done to Makuu Farmers Market.

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Farmers Market Online… What Do You Think?

Inspired by my sickness today and my fondness for the Farmers Market in Makuu that I like to go to but am not today because I’m too sick, I was thinking it would be cool if there was a way to access some of these products that are sold at the market online.

If I went to the Farmers Market and took pictures of booths along with contact numbers or emails of the vendors and then set up a page on the top of my site that was just devoted to Farmers market items… do you think that would work at all?

Vendors pay $15.00 a week to have their products displayed for about 6-8 hours or so.

If I charged a vendor $5.00 a month to have their goods displayed and a contact to reach them 24 hours a day 7 days a week… I think that would be a good deal.

I need some feedback on this idea before I proceed.  Comments?

It wouldn’t just be delegated to Maku’u Farmers Market either… I could go to various farmers markets throughout the entire island.

The only proceeds I would get is that initial $5.00 per month.  All other sales would go directly to the vendors and all payments would be done in person at time of the product exchange.