Puna News — Malama O Puna To Host Political Forums Throughout July

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(Media release) — This election season Malama O Puna will once again host a series of candidate forums to assist the public in making informed choices.  All the candidates for a given race will be invited.  All questions will be worded in a neutral, non-leading form.  Candidates will rotate first through last in the answering sequence, so that no one has an unfair advantage.  Each candidate will give an introductory statement of three minutes.

Because Malama O Puna is an environmental nonprofit, its board will select the first three to five questions.  They will not be yes-no questions, but will require knowledge of the issue and allow the attendees to gain an insight into the thinking of the candidate.  The next phase of the program will open the floor to questions from the audience until 8 p.m., when the event ends.

The public is encouraged to attend all the forums.  Malama O Puna does, however, request that everyone arrive early so that the forum can move forward without any interruptions or disruptions.

Following is the candidate forum schedule:

Council Districts 4 & 5: Thursday, July 14

State House & Senate:     Monday,   July 18

Mayor, Hawai‘i County: Thursday, July 21

Prosecuting Attorney:     Monday,   July 25*

*only if race is contested

All forums will be held at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility and will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

For more info: malamaopuna@yahoo.com.

Kona News — West Hawaii Dance Theatre proudly presents Snow White Ballet

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An original production based on the beloved fairy tale at the Kahilu Theatre on Monday, May 30, 2016. Performance time is at 4:00pm.

“Snow White” is well known today thanks to the vision of Walt Disney ’s full length animated feature film which debuted in 1937.
However, the story of Little Snow White was originally published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm as one of many stories contained in their book Children’s and Household Tales or what is today more commonly known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Audience members will enjoy all the classic elements of this favorite make believe fairy tale; the story happens Once Upon A Time & Long Ago, is filled with magic, an Evil Stepmother, a Handsome Prince, really cute forest creatures, the comedic Dwarves and contains a Happily Ever After ending.

Over 50 West Hawaii Dance Academy students and Guest Dancers from the Maui Academy of Performing Arts bring the ballet to life.

Choreography is by West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy’s Founder and Artistic Director Virginia Holte, Assistant Director Midori Satoh, and Instructors Jenna Ojeda, Megan Joy Chapman & Juanita Finkenberg.

Academy pianist Megumi Kopp will accompany the dancers on piano to an engaging classical music compilation.

 

* Buy Tickets at >> http://kahilutheatre.org/Showinfo/Snow-White-Ballet
More information, contact West Hawaii Dance Theatre at Phone (808) 329 8876  www.whdt.org

West Hawaii Dance Theatre is a 501 (3) c Non-Profit Educational Arts Organization and is sponsored in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, Ironman Foundation, Hawaii Tug & Barge,  Macy’s, Ironman Foundation, and our local family and businesses.