About Town 1-12-13


New farmers group forming in Kona

Hawaii Farmers Union United is holding its first meeting to establish a Kona chapter at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Cooperative Extension Service’s upstairs meeting room in Kainaliu. The Kona chapter will afford Kona farmers of all products and those who support them access to a grass-roots, statewide organization that listens to and represents their concerns.

The chapter membership includes a diverse group of farmers and their supporters, as well as the presidents of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association, Hawaii Organic Farmers Association, Kona Coffee Farmers Association and Kona Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation.

N. Kohala library accepting donations

North Kohala Public Library is accepting book and media donations in anticipation of the annual Friends of North Kohala Library Book Sale on March 30.. The sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Kohala High School cafeteria.

Books, videos, CDs and DVDs in good condition may be dropped off at the library during open hours. Encyclopedias will not be accepted and any textbooks must have been published within the past 10 years.

The library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Donations are tax deductible. Library staff can provide receipts for tax purposes when the materials are delivered to the library.

Call the library at 889-6655 for more information.

Palace concert is Sunday afternoon

An article in Monday’s About Town section incorrectly stated the day for a concert at Hulihee Palace. The concert begins at 4 p.m. Sunday.

It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to correct promptly any incorrect or misleading information when it is brought to the attention of the newspaper.