Letters to the Editor: October 28, 2022

Help revive live music on the Big Island

Mahalo nui to all of the kama‘aina and friends who attended the Greg Douglass and the Pompetus of Love concerts. I am grateful for your support in helping to revive live music on the Big Island. The author of “Jungle Love” had the audience entranced with his amazing guitar skills, laughing while talking story about notables such as Dylan, and dancing to the classic rock hits with creative bents. It was a joyful event for all ages.


It is my hope to continue to bring a variety of live music to the Big Island with national and international groups. This is being done with the spirit of aloha and can only be accomplished with the assistance of volunteers. Feel free to contact me if this may be your kuleana at cathyhammond@aol.com.

Cathy Hammond



Find a new home for the farmers market

I was so sad to read that the farmers market in Kona is going to be displaced.

I have lived in Kona for 20 years and have found the farmers market to be a great source for local produce and other items. It is such a convenience, also, for the many visitors and locals who stay or live on Alii Drive at various condos, hotels and homes. As traffic has continued to get heavier every year, it’s a great benefit to visitors and locals to be able to walk to the farmers market for their produce (and thus some help in reducing traffic congestion).

And then to read that this is being done to put in more paid parking! At a time when inflation is at an all time high, I can’t understand how this decision is a good idea.

I hope those of us who love the farmers market can make our voices heard and at the very least find another nearby place for the sellers to set up. Perhaps the lawn at Hale Halawai?

Trudy Farley



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