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22nd Annual Kona Brewers Festival    Leave a comment


The Kona Brewers Festival is back for the 22nd annual celebration, with festivities to commence on March 11th, 2017!  The highly anticipated Kona Brewers Festival is a community celebration and fundraiser benefiting Hawaii programs supporting environment, culture and youth. Craft Brewers partner with the best Island Chefs to offer the most innovative pairings in a sustainable community gathering at King Kamehameha’s Courtyard Kona Beach Hotel luau grounds in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The festival indulges craft beer aficionados with 72 selections of ales and lagers served up with a wide variety of island-style cuisine from 36 Hawaii chefs. Breweries from Hawaii and the mainland US will each offer two types of craft brews, offering something for beer novice and connoisseurs alike. Top Chefs from some of the Big Island’s favorite restaurants will offer their best food pairings, ranging from fresh fish and seafood, vegan and vegetarian delights, smoked meats, deep fried avocados and tropical sweets. 


More than 600 volunteers carry the event, taking special care to use sustainable supplies like tealeaf plates and reusable and compostable goods. Good food, good beer, and good community is enjoyed Hawaii Style against a backdrop of ocean views, white sands, and passing canoes at the historic and important Kamakahonu Bay Beach.

Live music and entertainment include the must-see Trash Fashion Show, a performance that highlights creative fashions made entirely from recycled material. Festival volunteers divert over 90% of festival waste from landfill by transforming refuse into composted soil for local school gardens. The Kona Brewers Festival has raised awareness, visibility, and $965,000 for over 40 non-profit and community organizations supporting the well being of Hawaii Island.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Afternoon Session, Noon – 3:00pm

Sunset Session, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach 

Cost/Cover: $75 each

Web Page: http://konabrewersfestival.com/

Contact Info: Contact Kate Jacobson at 808-987-9196, kate@konabrewersfestival.com

Tickets are $75 and include a commemorative event mug, seven four-ounce brew tasting coupons, unlimited samplings of gourmet cuisine, an afternoon of entertainment, and support dollars for more than 20 island programs doing good work. Tickets are available for purchase online on at http://www.KonaBrewersFestival.com ($5 fee).


Article + Photo courtesy of whofish.org + http://www.konabrewersfeatival.com

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

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kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Waikoloa Parade + Keiki Fest on Saturday!    Leave a comment


The Waikoloa Lions Club 12th annual Waikoloa Parade + Keiki Fest takes place this Saturday! Come one, come all! 

The Parade starts at 10:00 am at the top of Paniolo Road and ends at the school with the Keiki Fest. There will be food and craft booths and prizes! Prize for Best Decorated Entry in the Parade. $100 for first place. Vote at the school plex. There will also be a prize and ribbon for Best Decorated Bike in the Bike Parade! 

The Keiki Fest takes place at the school from 11:00am-2:00pm. There will be free Santa pictures and free games, fun, and food for the Keiki! 

Mahalo to Waikoloa Village Association + Waikoloa Lions Club for sponsoring this event! 

Happy Holidays! 

End of The Year cleanup at the Puako Boat Ramp   Leave a comment

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End of The Year cleanup at the Puako Boat Ramp is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016. Meet at 7:30am.

Mahalo Volunteers and Partners!

Everyone has to be proud of their contribution to marine conservation on the South Kohala Coast. Total documented plastics were 63.7% of the 6291 pounds of marine debris and land based trash volunteers removed from our water, shoreline and trails.

We had a variety of activities for local volunteers to choose from the year. Cleanups were combined with environmental awareness sign workshops. Hawaii elementary, middle, high school and foreign students joined several of our cleanups. Hawaii visitors also attended several of our cleanup.

Your tax exempt donations will keep us sustainable. Help us to continue our marine conservation work and educational programs on the South Kohala Coast. Email kpb@hawaii.rr.com.

End of The Year cleanup at the Puako Boat Ramp
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Meet 7:30 to 10:30 AM

Flyer + Article Courtesy of:  Cynthia Ho, Site Coordinator of Keep Hawaii Beautiful

Christmas with the Chefs   Leave a comment

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Saturday December 3, 2016

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd Kailua Kona, HI

$85 per person if purchased in advance, and $90 per person if purchased at the door.

Guests will gather in the evening at the hotel’s luau grounds overlooking Kamakahonu Bay to enjoy tantalizing dishes by more than 20 Hawaii chefs, along with live music and a silent auction.

Tickets for this annual culinary scholarship benefit are $85 per person if purchased in advance, and $90 per person if purchased at the door.

The Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is also offering special room rates for event guests.

Saturday
December 3, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

http://www.konakohalachefs.org/

Contact Info: kkasf2011@gmail.com Reserve tickets 808-329-2522

Article + Photo courtesy of: Kona Kohala Chefs Association (www.konakohalachefs.org)

2nd ANNUAL WAIMEA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL – ALL INVITED & KOKUA WELCOME   Leave a comment

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2nd ANNUAL WAIMEA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL – ALL INVITED & KOKUA WELCOME:  11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 24, 2016 – Thanksgiving Day!

Waimea School Cafeteria – free and all invited thanks to The Big Island Giving Tree, C&R All Around Services and the kokua of many community partners including the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort’s Executive Chef Jayson Kanekoa, who with his staff is cooking the feast to support our community.  Will include a delicious warm Thanksgiving feast and live entertainment including Chadd Paishon and friends and the group Laulima with Isaac Kawamoto and Mel Paio, Coordinated by Rhonda Bell (880-1984) of TheBigIslandGivingTree@gmail.com and Creighton Sanchez of C&R All Around Services.

Donations of turkeys and Costco gift cards for pumpkin pies welcome.  Special thanks to Mayor’s office for providing transportation for seniors in Waimea and Kohala to the Thanksgiving gathering. They do welcome donations (yes, they’re tax deductible) or food gift cards to purchase miscellaneous items needed.  Kupuna and those in need will receive a food bag to-go thanks to the Blue Zones Project’s islandwide food drive and BIGT.  Note: BIGT also accepts Maikai’i Rewards to redeem turkeys.

Help needed with setup and especially cleanup. Please email Rhonda to schedule best time to help so there’s coverage from start to finish.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Article courtesy of http://waimeatown.org

Image courtesy of igourmet.com