Short Hops

  • The Tante and Araceli Urban Foundation donates to Kealakehe girls soccer program. Courtesy Photo

Tante and Araceli Urban Foundation donates to Kealakehe girls soccer program

Tante Urban, pictured with Rose Gibbons and Alena Calejo, made a donation to the Kealakehe girls soccer program from his foundation, Tante and Araceli Urban Foundation, a 501(c)3 that was established in 2016. The foundation’s mission is to promote and support education, culture, and the arts, as well as charitable causes. The donation is a portion of the proceeds from his Tante’s Kokua Golf Tournament and Food Fest, held at Kona Country Club in October.


Tante’s goal is to provide financial support for talented youth in Hawaii through scholarships and donations. He plans to continue his mission to make a difference in the community through annual fundraisers and events.

Rizzuto estate sale

An estate sale for the late West Hawaii Today columnist Jim Rizzuto will be held Jan. 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Waimea at 65-1552 Kawaihae Road. Among the items will be a hoard of tackle including hundreds of rods and too many lures to count. For more information email

HPA looking for football head coach

Hawaii Preparatory Academy is looking for a head football coach for the 2018 fall season. All interested parties should contact Stephen Perry at

Kona Aquatics swim team tryouts

Tryouts will be available for the Kona Aquatics anytime at the Kona Aquatic Center after 3 p.m. Kids between the ages of 8 and 11 should ask for Kristen or Eric. For more information call 334-0083.

Kai Opua Canoe Club Seeks Coaches

The Kai Opua Canoe Club is seeking coaches for the 2018 season. Kai Opua is seeking applicants for the positions of men’s coach, 18 Year-old coach and under division coaches, as well as for assistant coaches. Applications are due by Saturday, Jan. 20. For more information contact or call Mike Atwood at 935-3255.

Kai Opua looking for paddlers

Interested in paddling in an outrigger canoe? Come down to Kamakahonu Beach at the Kailua Pier for a short instructional session and paddle in Kailua Bay. No experience necessary. Wear clothing that can get wet. All paddlers must know how to swim. Kai Opua is looking for kids, novice, competitive and recreational paddlers. Try-it-out dates are 9-11 a.m. on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. For more information, call Uncle Bo at 938-8577.

Emily T. Gail Talk Story


Kelly Fliear, Tournament Manager of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, gives an overview of the PGA TOUR Champions event this week at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

Emily T. Gail Talk Story is available as free iTunes podcast and at For information contact Emily at 896-6780 or