Posts Tagged ‘ Old Kona Airport ’

Ironman to Give $128K to Kona Community Groups

October 9, 2012
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Ironman to Give $128K to Kona Community Groups

The Ironman Foundation® Community Fund will give $128,000 in grant funding to non-profit groups on Hawai`i Island during the 2012 Ironman race season. Over the years, The Ironman Foundation has provided more than $800,000 to local non-profit groups and charitable initiatives on the Island of Hawai`it. Since the inception of The Ironman Foundation, more than 12 million dollars has been donated globally.   The Ironman Foundation will donate  $60,000 to Kailua-Kona, the host location of the Ironman World Championship, to fund the restoration of the Maka`eo Events Pavilion at Old Kona Airport, which has been…

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Lions Club Vision Charity Walk Set for September 30

September 10, 2012
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The West Hawaii Lions Club consisting of the Hamakua, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kohala, Kaloko Branch, Kailua Kona, and Lions Club of Kona will be holding a charity walk- Walk for Vision and Hearing” to benefit the Hawaii Lions Foundation.   The Hawaii Lions Foundation, is the non-profit arm of Hawaii Lions. One of their programs, includes the “Uninsured/Underinsured” hearing and vision program for Hawaii school children. Monies raised from the charity walk remains in Hawaii to help fund their initiatives, including the continued hearing and vision screening in public schools statewide.   The “Walk for Vision…

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Case Campaigns for Senate on Big Island

May 29, 2012
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Case Campaigns for Senate on Big Island

Former Congressman Ed Case will be at two events on the west side of Hawaii Island this week.  Wednesday evening, he’s hosting a Pau Hana at Old Kona Airport Park, Beach Pavilion No. 1, from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Case says , “These are all about reaching out to you personally where you live and work, to give you as many opportunities as possible to consider my candidacy to serve you as your next United States Senator. Whether you already support us or are undecided or think today you might vote for my opponent,…

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Police Say Woman in Horrific Thursday Crash Didn’t Die from Accident

April 23, 2012
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Police have confirmed the identity of the 77-year-old woman killed Thursday afternoon, April 20, in Kona, in a four-car accident on Palani Road, Highway 190, between Hina Lani Street and Highway 180, Old Mamalahoa Highway.  Alehandra Lauro, known as Alice, was reportedly on her way to pick up her granddaughter from Makua Lani Christian School. Police on Monday had an autopsy performed and determined she died from a medical condition, not from the accident itself. Police say Lauro was driving a 2011 Hundai SUV, going towards Kailua-Kona on Highway 190 when her vehicle  rear-ended a…

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Easter Sunrise Services Attract Hundreds

April 8, 2012
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Easter Sunrise Services Attract Hundreds

Hundreds of people, both residents and visitors, attended any number of Easter Sunrise services on this Easter Sunday, April 8.  There were services at dozens of individual churches around the island.  But in addition, there were ecumenical, multi-denomination services in Hilo, Waimea, and Kona. The Kona ecumenical service was at Old Kona Airport’s baseballl field.  Hundreds of people attended, with cars parked in the county lots at Old Airport, down Kuakini Highway, and up Makala Boulevard.  Some who attended said they were there to celebrate their faith, but other community members said they were there…

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Sunday Brings Easter Sunrise Services

April 5, 2012
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Sunday Brings Easter Sunrise Services

For Christians, Easter Sunday is the holiest of days, a more significant celebration even than Christmas.   It remembers the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead, three days after being crucified, which Christians remember on Good Friday. On Hawaii Island, communities celebrate Easter not only with individual services at churches, but with ecumenical multi-denomination services in several communities.  They are all timed to start at 6 a.m., with the sunrise part of the event.  Everybody is invited to the services. -In Kailua-Kona, the Easter Sunrise Service will be at Old Kona Airport Park, and bring…

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Tonight’s Kona Town Meeting Location Moved

March 13, 2012
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The Kona Town Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m., is being held at the Kona Kekuaokalani Gym.  The meeting was formerly scheduled to be at the Old Kona Airport’s Makae’o Events Pavilion. The agenda tonight includes a number of nonprofit agencies talking about their work–Advocats, Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Family Support Services of West Hawaii, ARC of Kona.

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Aloha to Bobby Koanui

February 15, 2012
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Aloha to Bobby Koanui

Hawaii Island has lost a wonderful musician, good friend, and all around nice guy.  Bobby Koanui succumbed to complications of diabetes at the young age of  59. Bobby was a lifelong musician, starting as a drummer, but most on Hawaii Island knew him for his guitar, ukulele, and keyboards as well as his singing.  He was a member of Uncle George Naope’s backup band and played with him at Keauhou Beach Resort, in Japan, on the mainland, and throughout the state.   He also played and traveled with Kumu Etua Lopes. His Aloha in Motion band…

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KOC’s Pua Plantasia Attracts Hundreds

February 11, 2012
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KOC’s Pua Plantasia Attracts Hundreds

Plant shoppers were lined up well before the 8 a.m. start of the annual Kona Outdoor Circle Pua Plantasia Plant Sale, going on Saturday at Old Kona Airport’s Makae’o Events Pavilion.  More than 20 vendors are selling plants from air plants to palms to bromeliads and more.  Cathee Malapit from Cafe Fit is also on hand selling good food. The free worm composting class got underway at 8:30, with noted landscape designer Scott Seymour conducting a floral design class at 10 a.m. and regular composting at 11:30. The event raises funds for Kona Outdoor Circle’s beautification,…

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Dru Kanuha Announces Intent to Run for Kona Council 7

February 9, 2012
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Dru Kanuha Announces Intent to Run for Kona Council 7

Lifetime Hawaii Island resident Dru Mamo Kanuha has announced he will run for the newly-created County Council District 7, representing downtown Kailua Village and the Kona area from roughly Kainaliu north to Kona’s Old Airport.   Kanuha was born in Kealakekua and raised near the shore, in the ahupua’a of Holualoa.  His father, Jerome Kanuha, was also born and raised in Kailua-Kona.  His mother, Debbie Kanuha, was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Redondo Beach, California and has been in Kona for more than 40 years.   The Kanuha family has lived for generations in the Keopu…

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Housel Sets Run for As Yet Unknown State House Seat

January 10, 2012
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In a surprise announcement at Tuesday night’s Kona Town Meeting at Old Kona Airport’s Makae’o Event Pavilion,  Fred Housel announced he will  run for the State House of Representatives.  But Housel, who lives in Kona, has no idea in what district he’d run nor whether he’d be running against incumbents Denny Coffman (Kona) or Cindy Evans (North Kona, Waikoloa) because with the uncertainty around reapportionment, there are no District lines set as yet.   Last week the State Supreme Court ruled the Reapportionment Commission’s maps were invalid, and that the Commission had violated the State…

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KOC Seeking Plant Vendors for February Sale

December 22, 2011
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Kona Outdoor Circle is seeking plant vendors for its 34th  Pua Plantasia Plant Sale on Saturday, February 11, 2012,  at Old Kona Airport’s Makae’o Events Pavilion. The nonprofit organization’s first Pua Plantasia Plant Sale was in 1985.  They have held the event almost annually as a means to raise funds, have a fun community event, and increase awareness of the work of Kona Outdoor Circle.   KOC was established in 1948, with a mission of helping keep Kona clean, green, and beautiful.   In past years they’ve held community cleanups, they’ve done public area plantings, and they…

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Mayor Kenoi — Will He Announce Intentions Soon?

December 2, 2011
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Hawaii County Mayor Bily Kenoi has just completed three years of his four year term.   The Hawaii County Mayor has not formally announced intention to run for reelection, but activities this week would lead observers to believe that announcement will come soon. There was a $500-per-head fundraiser earlier this week, and today (Friday December 2) there is a free community event at Old Kona Airport Makae’o Events Pavilion at 5:30, sponsored by Friends of Billy Kenoi.  The event includes entertainment and lots of keiki activities, and is a meet-and-greet for the Mayor. Mayor Kenoi served…

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