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19th Annual Taste of Hilo~Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017   Leave a comment


The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii has scheduled its 19th Annual Taste of Hilo for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

The Taste of Hilo annually features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants and patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success.
Discover what your favorite restaurants will be featuring at this year’s Taste of Hilo.


Pre-sale tickets are available at $55 each. They may be purchased by calling the chamber’s office at (808) 934- 0177 or at jccih@jccih.org.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $70, if the event has not sold out.

A portion of event proceeds goes to support the Hawaii Community College. Over the years, the Japanese Chamber has raised more than $160,000 to support educational programs at the Hawaii Community College.


This year’s event will feature pigs raised by natural farming practices developed by Master Kyu Han Cho of the Janong Natural Farming Institute of South Korea. Master Cho developed this sustainable farming method using generations-old practices from Japan and South Korea, combined with his graduate education in agriculture and veterinary science.

The pigs are raised in a natural deep litter environment similar to a forest. The pigs are not confined in gestation or farrowing crates, which can be very stressful. The animals are allowed to roam free in their pens improving meat quality. Microbes are added to the pens to help breakdown manure resulting in an odorless and fly-free environment. The system never has to be cleaned resulting in fewer water quality problems often caused by washing the pens down. The microbes help to boost the pigs’ natural immunity to prevent disease thus antibiotics, vaccines and hormones are never used.
The first piggery to use natural farming techniques in the U.S. is located in Kurtistown. It was built in 2009 and continues to be a productive piggery. Additional piggeries are under construction at Rutgers University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M, and Clemson

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i fosters economic sustainability as well as perpetuating the Japanese cultural heritage and traditions in Hawai`i. Its mission is to promote the wellbeing of our community through business and personal relationships that embody the values of Kahiau & Okage Sama De. In Hawaiian, Kahiau means giving without expecting anything in return. Okage Sama De is a Japanese proverb, which means I am what I am because of you.

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Karen E. Bail

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Volcano Harvest Festival   Leave a comment


Come join us for our annual Harvest Festival hosted on the estate under the beautiful Hawaiian sky, ticket price includes; Live Hawaiian music by Mark Yamanaka , the Young brothers, 2 glasses of volcano wine, beer by Mehana brewery and appetizers served by local vendors; Kilauea lodge, tuk tuk Thai truck, hfm, rusty’s coffee, Hilo burger joint, park cafe and more. 

All proceeds are donated to fund the S.T.E.M program at the Volcano School of Arts & Sciences, please support local and enjoy a night of fun with us! Tickets sell out every year and are on sale now, available on our website or at the winery!


Location: Volcano Winery, 35 Pii Mauna Dr Volcano, HI

September 10, 2017 4 PM – 7 PM

Cost/Cover: $40 adults and $20 child

Web Page: http://volcanowinery.com/product/3925/

Contact Info: (808) 967-7772

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

 ‘Ohi’a Love Fest on Sunday, August 27th, 2017   Leave a comment


Join the ‘Ohi’a Love Fest on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm at ‘Imiloa for a fun FREE festival celebrating ‘ohi’a trees! There will be Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death (ROD) information, live music, entertainment, talks, games, prizes, face painting, a photo booth, educational booths and displays, crafts, demonstrations on how to reduce the spread of Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death, free admission into ‘Imiloa, food, and so much more!

We will also be offering $10 off all levels of ‘Imiloa membership, whether you are new to ‘Imiloa or renewing your membership. This discount will be reserved for memberships purchased on-site on Sunday, August 27. Even if your membership isn’t about to expire, you are welcome to take advantage of this discount and renew early! And if you aren’t a member yet, Become a Member …and Make Every Day a Free Day!

This will be a zero-waste event, so don?t forget your reusable water bottle! We?ll have free refill-stations with ice-cold water!


Date: 8/27/2017 (Sunday)

Address: Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, 600 Imiloa Place Hilo, HI

Hours: 9am-4pm

Cost/Cover: Free admission

Web Page: https://www.hawaii.com/event/ohia-love-fest/

Contact info: info@imiloahawaii.org

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Volcano Rain Forest Runs ~ Saturday August 19th   Leave a comment

Volcano Rain Forest Runs – Held in a very unique venue these races are among the most interesting found anywhere. Run at the cool, 4,000-foot elevation of Volcano Village through a native rainforest with beautiful views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. 

Half marathon, 10K or 5K run/walk for all ages/abilities, keiki runs and much more. Take part as a runner, walker, volunteer or spectator. 

Not a runner but want to earn a medal and come through a Finish Line?

Register for the Zero Mile Event. Fund raiser for Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and feel like a winner. 


Date: August 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 AM – Noon

Location: Volcano Village Cooper Center, Wright Road, Volcano Village, HI 
Hours: 7:00 am – Noon

Cost/Cover: Varies with each race

Web Page: http://www.volcanorainforestruns.com

Contact Info: 808-967-8240 raceinfo@volcanorainforestruns.com

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

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Blues By The Bay~Hilo   Leave a comment


Kukuau Studio is hosting a monthly blues series called, BLUES BY THE BAY with Grammy nominated and Na Hoku winning guitarist, Larry Dupio & a rotating line-up of friends every second Thursday of the month.

$7 at the door, $5 with non-perishable food donation to benefit Hawaii Island’s Food Bank.. 

Music from 6 to 9 PM. An invitational blues jam where you can catch some of the best blues musicians from the Big Island and beyond.
“Music unites, politics divides. I choose music!” Jack Miller

“Forget your troubles and dance, forget your worries and dance, forget your weakness and dance.” Bob Marley
“When you have the blues, the best thing to do is to let it out.” Larry Dupio

Come dance your blues away at ‘Blues by the Bay’!

Date: 8/10/2017 (Thursday)

Location: 43 Kukuau St, Hilo, HI

Hours: 6 PM – 9 PM

Cost/Cover: $7

Web Page: http://kukuaustudio.com/

Contact Info: 808-464-3388

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Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

A Little Bit of Jazz and a Whole Lot of Broadway   Leave a comment

A Little Bit of Jazz“EHCC/Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art and Enchanted presents A Little Bit of Jazz & a Whole Lot of Broadway with vocalist Katherine Wilson, piano/vibes Mikala Thomas, bassist Brian Crist and drums Michael Surprenant.”

“Originally founded in 1967 as the non-profit East Hawaii Cultural Center, the council is dedicated to providing quality exhibitions, theater, and classes promoting cultural diversity.” Read more here…

May 16 – Jazz, 5 pm, FREE Admission.

Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art
141 Kalakaua St.
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Article courtesy of GoHawaii.com
Image courtesy of EHCC.org

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Elite Pacific Properties
Call: 808-936-4640
kebail@aloha.net
www.karenbail.com

The 52nd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival – Hilo   Leave a comment

Merrie Monarch“A week-long festival of cultural events including Hawaii’s most prestigious hula competition at Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium. The festival begins with a Ho’olaule’a at the auditorium behind the Stadium on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lots of music, food and fun. Don’t miss the by-invitation-only crafts fair that takes place beginning Wednesday, April 8, with incredible fresh lei, cream-of-the-crop Hawaiian crafts, and free, live music performances by some of Hawai`i’s most beloved entertainers in the building adjacent to the Stadium.”

“The Merrie Monarch Festival is a non-profit organization that honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of Hawaiian traditions, native language and arts.” Read more here…

April 5-11, 2015

Articles courtesy of KonaWeb.com and MerrieMonarch.com

Image courtesy of MerrieMonarch.com

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Elite Pacific Properties
Call: 808-936-4640
kebail@aloha.net
www.karenbail.com