Puna Circus Ringleader, County Planners Tussle for Years Over Ag Lot Uses, Buildings

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For years, drivers on the old Red Road in lower Puna, the coastal highway running from Kalapana to Kapoho, have been treated to such unusual sights as jugglers practicing their craft on the sea cliffs and unicyclists pedaling unsteadily on the shoulder.

Most, if not all, of the performers are associated, one way or another, with the Village Green Society, Hawai`i’s Volcano Circus, or Bellyacres. The first of these is a hui put together in the 1980s by around three dozen circus performers who settled on 10 acres of undeveloped land sandwiched between the remote Kalapana Seaview Estates . . .

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