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Here are last-minute additions that missed the mid-July E-Calendar sent out on 7/13/18:

Grant information from Nalani Brun:

Just want to let you know that the OED RFP for all sectors is going to be released on Sunday. Information should be in The Garden Island and we hope that our RFP will be uploaded to our website on Sunday.

There is a NON-MANDATORY workshop to discuss the RFP on Tuesday, July 17 at 3pm at the Moikeha Meeting Rooms 2A&B which is not the usual place we meet but instead across the breezeway where the Planning Commission meets. For those of you who are looking at the HTA funding, this is a much smaller pot of funds and not all tourism related. This is an Economic Development RFP touching on the following sectors: Tourism, Creative Industries, Emerging markets, Workforce Capacity, Agriculture and Sustainability. Each sector has its own description. There is not a lot of change from last year.

Deadline is August 16. MAHALO!

(Project Period: September 15, 2018 to September 14, 2019)
SEALED PROPOSALS must be received on or before 4:30 p.m. HST., August 16, 2018, in the Office of Economic Development, County of Kaua’i, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 200 Lihue, HI 96766. The deadline noted above is not a postmark date. Proposals must be received by the Office of Economic Development at 4444 Rice Street Suite 200 by the above referenced deadline. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant unopened.
The intent of the awards is to support sustainable economic development in agriculture, tourism, film & creative industries, sustainability, workforce capacity building, and new industry. Proposals must address and support the program goals and objectives for the chosen sector area you wish to apply to. Proposals submitted shall be reviewed and considered for the receipt of funding to supplement existing or proposed project or program budgets for the applicant organizations.
All proposals reviewed and recommended for funding by the Office of Economic Development shall be subject to the County of Kauai’s grant review process. Notification of the department’s approval and recommendation for funding shall be made by September 7, 2018.

Proposal forms, specification and special provisions can be obtained at the department website or call Nalani Brun at (808)241-4952. Questions regarding clarification of any information contained in the Solicitation of Proposals document, including all attachments, must be received in writing or by email on or before July 22, 2018. The County of Kaua’i reserves the right to reject any proposal.

There will be a workshop on the proposal and its process on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 3:00-4:30 at the Lihue Civic Center, Moikeha Conference Rooms 2A&B for all who are interested.
Nalani K. Brun
Program Administrative Officer and Tourism Specialist
County of Kauai – Office of Economic Development
4444 Rice St. Suite 200
Lihue, HI 96766


Friday, July 20
Hawaii-made film “Running for Grace”
Special one-week engagement on Kauai
Kukui Grove Cinema
Also released on July 20 @ Regal Dole Cannery on Oahu, Regal Makalapua in Kona, Regal Mall Megaplex on Maui; released on July 27 @ Palace Theater in Hilo

Info: David L. Cunningham, Founder;



The Cemetery Club, a romantic comedy directed by Arnold Meister

Saturday, July 211-3pm

Monday, July 236-9pm

At WIT’s End Theatre, Kukui Grove Center (next to Kauai Bakery)

Rehearsals: Begin August 1

Performances: Show runs three weekends, September 28 – October 14

CAST: 4 women (50s-60s), 1 man (50s-60s)

A huge heart-warming plug for EKK:

Aloha Carol! I am DeAnna Sanders, Lady Ipo’s friend in California (the one that she wrote the song about). I’ve been meaning to tell you something. I have been so happy every time I have attended EKK that I wanted to bring the experience home to my community in far Northern California. We have a local non-profit called the Humboldt Folklife Society. I have insisted for years that Hawaiian music and Hula ARE the folk music and dance of the Hawaiian Islands. I wanted Lady Ipo to come and do a ukulele/hula circle of her songs. Try as we might, it has never worked out. This week is our Folklife festival and this week is Ipo’s church time on big island.

To make a long story short, my group The Humboldt Ukulele Group is leading a workshop a la EKK tomorrow. I will be teaching 3 songs. One is Uncle Nathan’s Ka Pua Lehua O Pahoa (the way Ipo sings it) which will also have a hula. We will also teach Fragrant Memories of You and You’d Rather Be On Kaua’i with me that she composed. Ipo knows all about this and is pleased. The Theme is “Friendship and Aloha.”

I picked Uncle Nathan’s song to honor the Lehua blossom and our hope that it will survive the blight and Pahoa hoping the town will thrive in spite of the lava. I chose Fragrant Memories because the last few hurricanes have devastated many people on earth, including our Hula teacher. Finally I picked the last song to share with my many friends who love Kaua’i and visit whenever they can.

I just thought I’d let you know that EKK was the inspiration for our workshop. Thank you for all you do on Kaua’i and I hope you realize your efforts reach far beyond Kaua’i shores!

Aloha, DeAnna


Two New Displays just installed at the Lihue Airport

Richard Kawakami Terminal – Anaina Hou Community Center in Kilauea; The Life-Giving Waters of Kaua’i.

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