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posted on 02 Sep 2015 19:00 by nettie6roman
Activities planned at VFW Post

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12112 is located behind Kona Locksmith off Kaiwi Street. The following events will be conducted this week:

The Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Free coffee is served starting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Veterans are invited to meet for camaraderie with others who have served honorably.

Thursday will be the grand opening of Privateers Cove with food service from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A $5 onion burger dinner with salad and dessert will be served on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Daily lunch will continue to be served at the post from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Privateers Cove Catering at $10 for a multiple choice stirfry and a soda.

For more information, call Don Zero at 509-879-1040.

Farmers market plans rummage sale

The Hawaiian Home-steaders Farmers Market will be having a first Saturday rummage sale this weekend. The market is located at mile marker 54 in Waimea and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday.

Queen Liliuokalani races adds events

The 2015 Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races welcomes more than 2,500 outrigger canoe paddlers this week for its signature 18-mile long distance race, the worlds largest long distance outrigger canoe race.

Kai Opua Canoe Club will host crews from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Tahiti, United Kingdom and an estimated 75 crews from the U.S. Hawaii will be represented with multiple crews and more than 60 Big Island crews are also expected on the starting line.

Other official race events unfold throughout the weekend including Historic Kailua Village Cultural Walk, Paddling Talk Story, Native Artist Fair, Torchlight Parade, Stand-up Paddleboard Race, Alii Challenge and new this year, Hulakai OC4 (four-person canoes) Sprint Relay Race.

Historic Kailua Village Cultural Walk is held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and is led by noted historian Hannah Kihalani Springer. This is a free event. Meet on the beach at King Kamehamehas Kona Beach Hotel.

Also on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be the Queen Liliuokalani Cultural Fair at King Kamehamehas Kona Beach Hotel. Artisans and cultural practitioners will lead demonstrations and provide hands-on learning opportunities for a variety of traditional Hawaiian crafts.

The Hulakai OC4 Sprint Relay Race begins at 3 p.m. Thursday at Kailua Pier.

An informal talk with some of outrigger canoe racings best and most well-loved paddlers begins at 4 p.m. Friday on the makai lawn at King Kamehamehas Kona Beach Hotel.

Waa kaukahi (single hull canoes) races on Saturday begin with the 7:30 a.m. womens start in Kailua Bay and the men start at 11:45 a.m. in Honaunau Bay.

The torchlight parade through Kailua Village starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants meet at Hale Halawai. The parade winds its way through the village, ending at Kailua Pier.

On Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at Kailua Pier will be the teen (single hull canoes), followed at 8:30 a.m. by the waa kaulua (double hull canoes) ; 9 a.m. OC1 (one person) &OC2 races (two person) races and the stand-up paddleboard race.

Alii Challenge, a single hull canoe race, begins at 9 a.m. Monday at Kailua Pier.

Motorcycle scavenger hunt to benefit veterans

Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club will hold its third annual Scavenger Hunt on Monday. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. at Big Island Harley Davidson in Kailua-Kona with a $15 entrance fee for single rider and $25 per couple on the same bike.

A party at the finish of the ride will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club at Honokohau Harbor. Gourmet tacos with side dishes will be served with live music provided. There will be door prizes, a raffle and a grand prize of a half-day charter for six people.

Proceeds will support Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets and programs, with a portion going to the Kona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12122.

For more information, call Voodoo at 937-9639 or Don Zero at 509-879-1040.

Kona Elks celebrating 35th anniversary

The Kona Elks will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Sunday, opening at noon with a prime rib meal served at 2:30 p.m. Special guest will be Don Schultz, president of the California Hawaii Elks Association, and his first lady, Shirley. Live music will be by Freddy &Friends, from 1 to 4 p.m. Charter members are urged to attend this gala event. The cost is $25 per person and guests are welcome.

Reservations are required by noon Saturday. Call the lodge at 329-2616 or for more information, call Joe Reynolds at 334-0077.

Group to honor officer of the year

The Kona Crime Prevention Committees Officer of the Year luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 9 at King Kamehamehas Kona Beach Hotel.

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee honors a Hawaii Police Department officer every month for their outstanding performance in the line of duty. They are Carrie Akina, Dustin Chaves, Coley Rowe, Ellsworth Fontes, Justin Gasper, Marlin Hopson, Bradden Kimura, Chandler Nacino, Wyattlane Nahale, Joseph Picadura, and Reuben Pukahi. Each of these Officers of the Month is eligible to participate in the Officer of the Year selection and will be introduced at the luncheon.

The keynote speaker will be Third Circuits Administrative Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra who will focus his talk on his experiences as a judge.

Members of the community have donated gifts or sponsorship for these officers every month and for this event. Donations are welcomed.

The Officer of the Year Luncheon is $35 and reservations must be made with Liz Holey lholey@hawaii.rr.com or phone 443-7708 by Monday.

Learning disabilities conference planned

Interactive entertainment, developmental learning activities provided by specialists and early childhood screenings for children ages 2 through 5 will highlight the KID ZONE at the 2015 Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii Traveling Mini-Conference in West Hawaii.

The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Kano o ka Aina Learning Center in Waimea and is free and open to all families. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 800-533-9684 or emailing Rosie Rowe at rrowe@LDAHawaii.org. For more information, visit ldahawaii.org.

The conference is an opportunity for families to learn more about resources and services available to help their children with or at risk of disabilities. KID ZONE will include age-appropriate activities and comprehensive child care for siblings so parents of children with disabilities, students with disabilities and educators can attend informational sessions and workshops.

The conference, themed Building Bridges, Not Walls, will cover a wide range of topics, including: helping parents deur openen to understand their childs needs; building skills to enable parents to effectively participate in the planning process for their children; improving parents understanding of their rights and protections under the law; and building partnerships between parents, family members, professionals, schools and community providers to best meet the needs of children and youth with disabilities.


How to make perfect pie crust – Eatocracy

posted on 02 Sep 2015 11:01 by nettie6roman
The holidays are upon us - you've successfully tackled the fall squash, mashed potatoes like James Brown and reserved the appropriately sized bird for your guest list. You've even found time to craft your very own "bacon pig." Everything is shaping up nicely in apple-pie order - that is, until the word "pie" just sent you into a flour frenzy.

Although sweet, dessert can bring out the crustiness in the most pleasant of holiday hosts and hostesses. While pie crust is minimalistic in origin - flour, butter, ice water with a little sugar and salt thrown in for good measure - many home cooks find themselves thankful for the premade varieties this time of year.

If you're one of those put off by do-it-yourself pastry, just roll with this all-butter crust tutorial.

This is great for a beginner; for somebodys first pie, this is terrific," says Elizabeth Karmel, the executive chef of Hill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Chicken, where pies like banana cream, double cherry and whiskey buttermilk are made fresh each day.

And if it's any encouragement, there is bourbon whipped cream waiting for you at the end.

All-Butter Pie Crust


6.5 ounces (3/4 cup plus one tablespoon) unsalted butter10 ounces (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt2 teaspoons white sugar3 tablespoons ice water

Cooking Directions

Cut cold butter into small pieces and set aside. Whisk flour, salt and sugar together and cut into the butter. When the flour resembles coarse meal, add the ice water.Mix with a large fork or your hands until the dough comes together.Chill before rolling out, and use according to recipe.Whiskey Buttermilk Pie


1 unbaked pie crust3 large eggs1 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 cup buttermilk1 generous teaspoon real vanilla extractPinch of fine-grain salt1 tablespoon bourbonPinch of orange zestBourbon whipped cream for garnish

Cooking Directions

Preheat oven to 350FBeat eggs, sugar and flour until smooth. Add buttermilk, vanilla, salt, whiskey and orange zest. Whisk until slightly frothy.Pour into unbaked pie shell and place pie on a baking sheet in the center of your oven. Bake until the edges puff up and the center of the custard is firm, about 30-40 minutes depending on depth of your pie.Place the pie on a cooling rack and let cool bekijk website to room temperature. This pie is good served room temperature or cold.Top with Bourbon Whipped Cream and a bit of orange zest.

*For Bourbon Whipped Cream: Add 1 tablespoon super-fine sugar, a pinch of sea salt and 2 tablespoons bourbon to a pint of cream as it is being whipped in a very cold bowl. Beat until stiff and serve immediately. Refrigerate any unused cream.


The Advantages And Disadvantages Of A 24 Hour Locksmith

posted on 02 Sep 2015 03:00 by nettie6roman
By: Omega Locksmith

Finding yourself locked out of your automobile, home or workplace can be extremely harrowing. While most of us are bound to panic in this situation the best way to deal with such a crisis is to upload the contact number of a reliable and professional 24 hr locksmith on our speed dial or in the phone directory so that one need not panic in such a situation and can call for help which will reach the person in a specific time.

A 24 hr locksmith handles work which is of highly sensitive nature as it involves emergency and security issues like lock picking, re-keying, re-cutting and unlocking. It is therefore vital to be aware of the pros and cons of hiring a 24 hr locksmith to ensure a fool proof and safe experience.


Round the clock availability - One of the foremost and obvious advantages of a professional 24 hr locksmith is that their services are available round the clock. This factor is extremely valuable in situations where you suddenly find yourself locked out at an untimely hour of the night.

Quick reaction time - A professionally efficient 24 hr locksmith enjoys a good market reputation primarily because of his prompt on the spot services. Reliable companies understand the various risks and dangers involved in an emergency lockout and will make sure that they attend to you in the shortest time possible.

Diverse services - The locksmith industry offers diverse specializations covering various security aspects related to automotive, residential and commercial areas. A residential 24 hr locksmith will therefore work with the specializations required on the home turf while an automotive locksmith will perform with the sound knowledge of unlocking car doors.


Unlicensed companies - There are a large number of service providers in the locksmith industry who dont hold proper work permits and registrations with the government. It is therefore very important to research, recheck and ascertain the credentials of a prospective 24 hr locksmith instead of getting in touch with a random company.

Unreasonable charges - If you have not done your homework in finding a reliable 24 hr locksmith before hand, chances are that you would be desperate to get hold of any service provider who is available. While this situation can be dangerous in more ways than one, you are sure to be overcharged by the locksmith in all probabilities.

Unsatisfactory work One final downside of hiring the services of a 24 hr locksmith is that in case the staff is raw and untrained you might just end up with much more damage and distress than before!

A 24 hr locksmith can save you from a genuine security and life hazard but it is equally important to tread with extreme caution when hiring one in order to ensure that your safety and security is in reliable hands.

About the Author:

The author is a professional, certified, reputed Locksmith in Chicago. He runs a 24 hour locksmith service for the convenience of people who think that vehicle deserve professional handling while gaining keyless entry. To avail the services of 24hour emergency locksmith from the author feel free to contact through his website - http://www.omegalocksmith.com

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