Sunday, August 31, 2008

Aloha `Aina Earth Day at Nanakuli HS - Sep 13

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From: Rene Mansho
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:33 AM
Subject: Press Release - Aloha `Aina Earth Day #45 - Nanakuli HS


For the first time in this 4-year program, Nanakuli Intermediate and High School is conducting the 45th Recycling Community Clean-Up Project, where area residents can dispose of their bulky items by dropping them off or calling for curb-side pick-up service and knowing that they will be recycled and diverted from our landfills. A new recycler has joined the program to collect plastic bags and plastic hangers. Wal-Mart is doing their part to save the environment to recycle plastics!

Kudos to school and community leaders of Nanakuli High School.

TIME: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Friday, August 29, 2008

Wai`anae Coast Neighborhood Board Meetings

Health & Safety Committee
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Waiʼanae District Park- Meeting Room
85-601 Farrington Highway

Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Agenda
Thursday, September 11, 200
Waiʼanae Neighborhood Community Center
85 670 Farrington Highway
7:00P.M. - 9:00P.M.

6:30 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

Invitation to Resident Community Meeting Sep 10

From: []
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:44 AM
Subject: Invitation to Resident Community Meeting Sept. 10

Good morning:

Chad Taniguchi, Hawaii Public Housing Authority Executive Director, would like to invite you to a Resident Community Meeting. Pls see attached letter for details and email me to RSVP. Hope to see you there!
Click image for larger view. Click here for PDF.

Thank you,
Elena Murayama
Property Mgmt & Maintenance Svcs Branch
Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)
Phone: 808 832-4696 Fax: 808 832-4679
NEW Email Address:

"Legislators Back to School" Program

From: Jennifer Wilbur [Rep. Lyla B. Berg]
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:18 AM
To: All Reps; All Senators
Subject: Upcoming event flyers to share

Aloha Colleagues,

Attached please find flyers to share with teachers and classrooms that you might be visiting this Fall as part of our "Legislators Back to School" program.

Peace Day Hawaii 2008, Sep 21, 2008

Honolulu Rotary Peacemaker Committee: Special Olelo Youth Xchange video contest about the importance of peace in our lives and in the world, deadline Mar 1, 2009

“HAWAII LEADER FOR A DAY” Essay Writing Contest 2008, deadline Oct 3, 2008

They describe a variety of opportunities for students to be engaged in their communities as change-agents for peace.

As last year, my office will be coordinating the Leader for a Day Essay Contest, in which selected students will shadow Legislators for a day during the 2009 Legislative Session.

We would appreciate if you would kindly distribute the information for ALL events to your constituents and school personnel.


With aloha,
[Rep. Lyla B. Berg, PhD, 18th Dist.]

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Green Drinks 15 - Tues Sep 2 at E&O Trading Co

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WHAT: The world famous GREEN DRINKS
WHEN: 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
RULE: First Tuesday of every month!
WHERE: E&O Trading Company at Ward Center in Honolulu 808.591.9555
HOW: Walk, cycle, bus, surf, taxi, vanpool, whatever gets you there...
WHO: Anyone who is interested in sustainability and all things green.
WHY: Network, fun, education, contacts, inspiration, business & pleasure
NEW: Just show up and you'll be made welcome!
REMIND: To sign up for the email circulation list go to
STATUS: Informal, organic, self-organizing network. Every month since 1989.
GLOBAL: Over 400 cities worldwide! UK | USA | Canada | Germany and more...

Subject: Fwd: Green Drinks 15 - Tues Sep 2 at E&O Trading Co.
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 5:56 PM

Aloha e kakou,

As some of you may know, I am the president of the "newly" formed O`ahu Land Trust. We are slowly introducing our organization and directors to those who care and work for the environment. On Tuesday, September 2, 2008, we are co-hosting along with TPL (Trust for Public Lands) and NCSLT (North Shore Community Land Trust) the Green Drinks function at E&O Trading Company in Ward Center.

If you have a chance, please stop on by to talk to some of our board members who, along with me, are committed to protect and perpetuate O`ahu's natural and cultural heritage by actively working with communities to acquire and conserve land. As this organization is rolling out, we have been faced with excitingly challenges, funding to start staffing our organization before the end of year, receiving numerous recommendations for lands to be looked at that may be a part of our program, and hopefully a commitment before the end of the year to start the acquisition process for at least one parcel on the island of O`ahu.

Please join us in this exciting start to what we hope will be an important part of our conservation and environmental communities in Hawai`i.

Cynthia K.L. Rezentes, President
O`ahu Land Trust

Please Help Ja Van Yiu Lin Come Home Safely

From: lisa moniz []
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:52 PM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Pvt Ja Van Yiu Lin

Hi Maile,

Just an update on my son's situation. Today was the deadline for the commanders at Ft Sill to respond to the letter that his attorney submitted, but none received. We are planning to fly out to Oklahoma on Sept. 1, 2008, but we need help from everyone. This is the website address that one of his supporters put together: Please help us get my son's story out to whomever will listen. Our family will forever be grateful, for anyone that can help.

Lisa Moniz & Family

COMMENT: Here's an excerpt, describing the problem, from the Friends for Ja Van Yiu Lin website:

Ja Van Yiu Lin is a 2008 Wai'anae High School graduate who joined the National Guard believing that he would be serving his country. In July 2008, at basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a drill instructor recklessly threw a metal bed frame that struck Ja Van in the head, giving him a concussion and causing him to lose partial vision and hearing. Ja Van's military leaders targeted him for retaliation and have isolated him from his family because he shared his story with his family and the public. Ja Van needs medical care and wants to get out of the military. His family and friends are very concerned about his health and safety and are mounting an effort to get Ja Van home safely. This website was created to provide information about Ja Van's situation and to raise funds to pursue justice for Ja Van. Please help Ja Van to come home safely and win justice for his injuries. Mahalo.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

'Spirit in Action' Fundraiser - Sep 13, 5-9 PM

“Spirit in Action”
Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

Spirit in Action Honorees

Robert Aitken, Zen teacher, co-founder of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and a founding committee member of the AFSC in Hawai’i

Fred Dodge of Wai`anae, physician and social justice activist, member of Malama Makua.

Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘opua & Keola Nakanishi, co-founders of Halau Ku Mana, Native Hawaiian Charter School

Music by Liko Martin, Jon Osorio, Owana Salazar and Kahuli

Catering by the KCC Culinary Department
$50 per person ($20 tax deductible)
$25 for Children 6 - 12 ($10 tax deductible) Children 5 and under are free
No Host Bar. Free parking. Disability access.

Saturday, September 13, 2008 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Kapi‘olani Community College
Ohi‘a Dining Room
RSVP by August 29, 2008
Call AFSC Hawai‘i (808) 988-6266
Click here for the full-size invitation.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ma'o Youth Urgently Need Your Support - Sep 20

Contact: Summer Shimabukuro 696-5569 (work)
Rep. Maile Shimabukuro 349-3075


WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2008, 6-9pm
WHERE: DOWNTOWN Restaurant - Hawai'i State Art Musuem, 250 Hotel St. 1st Floor
TICKETS: $125/person (tax-deductible), $2K and $5K tables for 8 also available;
Make checks payable to: WCRC, P.O. Box 441 , Wai'anae, HI 96792
INFO: Summer Shimabukuro at or call 696-5569

Wai’anae, HI. MA'O Organic Farms announced today that they will be hosting their fourth annual MA’O MA TOWN fundraiser on September 20, 2008 from 6-9 p.m..

MA’O Organic Farms hopes to raise scholarship funds for 26 Wai’anae youth pursuing their Associate of Arts Degrees at Leeward Community College (LCC). In a community where only 11% of high school graduates make it to two-year universities, these youth all have big dreams and a driving desire to make a difference.

“I want to study environmental science and politics so I can come back and help my community,” explained student intern, Kiane Aila. Her peers have equally strong sentiments.

“Everyone says that we in Wai’anae can’t do anything positive, but we can and we will,” Jonathan Abell said further.

The Legislature appropriated annual funding of $75,000 per year for MA’O’s college program around 2006. However, this is not enough to cover LCC tuition costs, mentorship, cultural grounding, and student salaries.

"This year, MA’O is faced with an unprecedented amount of youth asking for entry into the college program, and there is not enough grant funding to meet that demand," said Rep. Maile Shimabukuro (D-45th – Waianae, Makaha, Makua).

“MA'O is the future of Hawai'i agriculture — to connect people to the food they eat and the people they eat with. They are growing our next generation of growers," said Chef Ed Kenney. Previous events hosted at TOWN and DOWNTOWN restaurants have generated over $50,000, and helped to send 20 youth to school; most will be first-generation college graduates.

"The farm provides an opportunity for youth to participate in leadership-development internships that include entrepreneurial, agricultural and educational experiences," Rep. Shimabukuro added. "And MA'O is Oahu’s largest producer of organic fruits and vegetables, participating in farmer's markets across the state, and supplying restaurants such as Kona Brewing Co., Town and Downtown Restaurants, and Alan Wong's."

Candidates Forum: Mayoral, HD44, HD45 - Sep 11

Candidate Forum
HD44, HD45 & Mayoral Candidates
Thursday, September 11, 2008
6pm - 8pm
Nanakuli High & Inter. School
Moderated & Hosted by Performing Arts students

Monday, August 25, 2008

QUEST/Medicaid Updates

1. QUEST Spenddown has been repealed. This program allowed people who had excess income to spenddown their monthly income on medical bills to a specified amount to become eligible for QUEST. This program has been repealed.

2. QUEST ACE offers some coverage for people who are up to 200% of the federal poverty line. Here is a link to the flyer:

3. QUEST Expanded is replacing Medicaid Fee-for-Service. QUEST Expanded is a HMO. People currently with Medicaid Fee-for-Service will get enrollment packets during the last week of September. By October 1, 2008, they will need to choose plans. Starting February 1, 2009, they will start receiving services through the health plans.

4. Keiki Care is a health plan that is available for children, who do not qualify for QUEST or Medicaid. I have attached a quick chart comparison [click here] for your information.

Other things:

1. Hawaii Covering Kids helps children get medical insurance. They have flyers in all types of languages (about 20!) giving general information about medical insurance for children. It can be found at

2. Hawaii Covering Kids also gave me this quick chart regarding income limits for QUEST, WIC, Head Start, and free/reduced school lunches. I am attaching it [click here] to this email.

Hope you find these helpful.

Connie Liu
Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
924 Bethel St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 527-8019
Fax: (808) 527-8088

Bd of Water Supply Farrington Hwy Proj Update

Subject: BWS Farrington Hwy project update

I just wanted to let you know that in compliance with DOT's beat the school jam campaign, both of our BWS projects on Farrington Hwy (Phase 1 by Koolina and Part 1, Phase A in Nanakuli) will be shut down from August 25-September 8. However, our Farrington Hwy Phase 1 project will continue to do work on Old Farrington Highway , but they will not be on the main Farrington hwy, which should help alleviate traffic for the next couple of weeks. Could you please help me to inform your neighborhood board members?

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you very much!

Moani Wright-Van Alst
Board of Water Supply

Wai`anae Loses Friend of Environment - Katy Kok

Aloha Maile,

Am sad to report the very unexpected and untimely death of Katy Kok. She passed away suddenly in her home on Tuesday [8/19/08].
Her sister, Lori Gossard, is staying at Katy's home and is currently arranging a memorial service. She's looking at sometime in the first full week of September at one of the beach parks. She has promised to let me know so I can try to get the word out via Westside Stories and/or e-mail.
* Per Hans Kok on 9/25 11 am, the family will not put ANYTHING into our newspaper.

Without a doubt, Nani O Waianae and the greater Wai'anae Coast community has lost a great advocate, leader, and friend to the environment

Please share this info with all your contacts and keep Katy's family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.


Gail Gomes
Westside Stories
The PRIDE of the Westside
Visit our website at

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rep. Shimabukuro to Co-Chair Briefing on Public Housing Renovation Aug 22, 9AM

From: Baron Gushiken
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:50 PM
To: All Reps Permanent Staff; All Reps Agency Staff
Cc: Glenn Booth (Capitol TV) (; Suzanne Marinelli
Subject: Capitol TV Broadcast, HSP-HSH Informational Briefing on Public Housing Renovation, Friday, August 22, 2008, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Conference Room 325 - Channel 49

This is to inform you that the Friday, August 22, 2008 joint HSP-HSH informational briefing on public housing renovation starting at 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room 325 will be broadcast live on 'Olelo Channel 49 (FOCUS).

Baron John Gushiken
Office Manager
Office of Vice Speaker Pono Chong
State Capitol, Room 404
Phone: 586-9490 - Direct: 586-6208

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Join WOW's Beach Clean-Up Sep 27, 7-10AM

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Wai`anae Residents Chrissy & Ted Kuahine Featured in Advertiser as Owners of 'Pelekunu's Teri Sauces'

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From: Chrissy and Ted Kuahine
Subject: All the goodness of 'ohana
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 11:48 AM

Hi Maile,

Thank you for the photos from Sunset. They came out great.

We were so fortunate to have such a great write up in last week Wednesday's Advertiser. We wanted to share it with you.

Backpacks for Children - Aug 25 at 4:30pm

From: Suzanne Chun Oakland []
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:10 PM
To: All Senators; All Reps
Subject: Back Packs for Children Who May Not Be Able to Afford One

Hi Senators and Representatives:

The National Foundation of Women Legislators and Office Depot partnered again this year to provide back packs for elementary age children who may not be able to afford back packs and school supplies as they go back to school. I was able to get 300 back packs and would like to offer to you the opportunity to identify schools or non-profit organizations that may know of children who may benefit from this effort.
I would like representatives from the schools and organizations representing these children to contact me via e-mail by August 22, 2008. The back packs will be disbursed on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. at the State Capitol. The place will be determined some time tomorrow. It will be on a first come, first serve basis.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Women Over 40 Scholarship - Deadline Aug 22

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Hale Na`au Pono - Closing, Employees Leaving

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Media Release


Hale Na`au Pono, Wai`anae’s community operated mental health center, has ended much of its services to the adult seriously mentally ill patients in the face of the State’s recent action to end one of its major contract with the organization. Over 300 patients living in Wai`anae, have been directed by the Department of Health, to seek services from a multitude of organizations and State operated community mental health centers located in various parts of O`ahu. Management of consumer funds will be done by Helping Hands, located in Honolulu.

The only reason for the State’s determination to have Hale Na`au Pono stop its services is for the “necessity and convenience of the State.” Hale Na`au Pono is the only non-State operated community mental health center. It is also the only center to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the multitude of services it provides under State Department of Health contracts.

In light of this decrease in service, Hale Na`au Pono will have released 38 employees over period of 60 days, some remaining unemployed, returning to school, or obtaining employment in other fields or in related fields. Hale Na`au Pono will maintain a work/volunteer force of approximately 100 employees.

The organization will continue to provide an extensive array of services in the general area of behavioral health, maintaining an active Children and Adolescent program of therapeutic foster homes, school support, and group homes respite service. It provides services for the Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Retarded person regardless of age. The Wai`anae Neighborhood Place located out of the old Chinese School in Wai`anae will continue to operate and coordinate social services, especially for families struggling to keep out or get out of CPS jurisdiction, homelessness, etc.

Hale Na`au Pono will continue to operate an ACT team till the end of August before shutting this service and dispersing through the community 37 more consumers due to Department of Health action. What will remain in the Adult Services will be a housing program of 72 beds for the seriously mentally ill, in an effort to address the homeless issue in the community.

Hui Hana Pono, a Clubhouse program, in which members are able to socialize, and join in a stream of work-involvement will remain in operation, taking in an average of 25 individuals a day. Ho`okaulike, a Drug and Alcohol Treatment program will also continue to operate through its facility in Ma`ili.
“This is a sad day in the life of this organization,” said Pōkā Laenui, Executive Director, as he addressed the adult staff in a going away luncheon. “But rest assured that the leadership in this community will continue to fight for the principle that community services are best provided when run by people from their community,” he said.

From: "Alvina Kaopuiki"
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 4:24 PM
Subject: Emailing: Hale Na`au Pono, Services closing, employees leaving

Forwarded by: Gail Gomes
Subject: Fw: Emailing: Hale Na`au Pono, Services closing, employees leaving
Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 4:45 PM

Monday, August 18, 2008

Status Report on HEART Projects - 31 July 2008

Click here or the image for a full-size view of the report.
From: []
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 5:58 PM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro; Rep. Karen Awana; Rep. Sharon Har; Rep. Kymberly Pine; Rep. Marcus Oshiro
Subject: HEART July 31, 2008 Report


Attached is the July 31, 2008 status report on the HEART projects addressing the homeless situation on the Leeward Coast .

We continue our progress in providing facilities to enable homeless people from the Leeward coast to move from their unsheltered spaces into safe shelters and living units.

Please call or email me if you have any questions

Russ Saito

Friday, August 15, 2008

Waianae El Needs Golf Cart for Fragile Students

Waianae Elementary School is in need of a golf cart to transport medically fragile students. They are even willing to accept a golf cart in need of repairs.

"I hope a golf course, hotel, or other business will be able to assist my alma matter, Waianae Elementary School, by responding to this urgent request. Waianae Elementary's campus is spread out, and they must be able to transport their medically fragile students, especially for emergencies," said Rep. Maile Shimabukuro.

Please contact WES's Vice Principal, Kristofer Phifer, by calling the school or via email:
if you are able to assist or need more information.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


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QExA HAWAI′I - QUEST Expanded Access for Healthy Long-Term Living: Announcing a New Medicaid program for seniors, 65 or older, and clients of all ages with disabilities.
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Community Outreach
QExA Overview
Managed Care Improvements Over Fee-For Service
QExA Program Goals
Health Plan Benefits
Clients Included in QExA
Covered Services
QExA Health Plans
(for more click on the image)

Aloha Maile,
Attached are some resources that you may post on your blog.
Information can be found at
I thank you for all your support. Please let me know if you have any questions,

Mary "Lahapa" Borabora
Community Enrollment Counselors
QExA Hawai'i
QUEST Expanded Access for Healthy Long-Term Living
1 (808) 489-1357

Jahmaka CD Release Party - Aug 16 at 7:30PM at Ige's; Featuring Makaha's Own Bill Mousser (1st from left, below)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Nanaikapono Hawaiian Civic Club Pizza Night Schedule

Click the image for instructions on how to order.

From: Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai []
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:17 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: NHCC Pizza Nite Dates

Aloha kaua,
The Nanaikapono Hawaiian Civic Club is having quarterly Pizza Nite fundraisers. We're raising monies to facilitate the support we provide to our local schools and community. Some funds will also be used to increase attendance at our annual Civic Club Convention.

All our dates are on Tuesdays, in the second month of each quarter, they are listed below. We hope you're able to support us on these dates. Please be sure to notify Pizza Hut (any branch) that you are supporting our fundraiser when you order (see instructions by clicking on image above).

November 10, 2008
February 9, 2009
May 12, 2009

Mahalo no kou kako'o me ke aloha,

Koauka Live DVD Concert - Aug 13 at 9 PM

You NEED to be there!
It's the first DVD KOAUKA is producing!
Be a part of history and appear in the LIVE segment!
Click here for the YouTube video.

NOAA OceanWatch Website Now Online

From: Nicole Bartlett
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 3:12 PM
Subject: Something new for fishermen

I'd like to announce that NOAA's new OceanWatch website is now online at Here, you will be able to freely browse, select and download all of our satellite data products. In addition, you will also find a newly designed web site that contains new sections and links to our entire satellite data archive, dataset descriptions, and full data access (LAS and THREDDS), etc.
Please feel free to explore the web site and browse through our satellite oceanography data archive. Be sure and let me know if you have any comments, or feel free to email the site's architect, Lucas Moxey, directly at

Nicole Bartlett
Recreational Fisheries Coordinator, Pacific Islands Region
1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700

808-944-2151 (office)
808-265-0159 (cell)
808-973-2941 (fax)

"One of the biggest obstacles to learning anything is thinking we already know it."

Monday, August 11, 2008

Leeward Beach Closures Begin Aug 11, 10PM

Planned late-night beach closures for several Leeward Coast parks begins Aug. 11: Tracks, Nanakuli, Lualualei No. 2 and Pokai Bay Beach parks.

Night closure hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The park closures stem from community concerns about safety in the areas during night hours. (Source Honolulu Star-Bulletin)

Out-of-Sight Concert Aug 16, 10AM-2PM

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pub Hsg Resident Community Mtg - Sep 10, 6PM

July 18, 2008

The (HPHA) would like to cordially invite you to participate in a Resident Community Meeting. These meetings will be held at all of the management units (now known as Asset Management Projects, AMPs) to address and discuss:

1) Resident Association and resident issues/concerns,
2) Community, police, neighborhood board, nonprofit and elected official issues/concerns,
3) HPHA staff and management issues/concerns,
4) New HUD requirement for Asset Management (project based management),
5) Long-term public housing repair and maintenance needs, and
6) Possible solutions such as, a) resident and volunteer involvement, b) mixed income/mixed finance development (successfully done in places such as San Francisco and Seattle), and c) other solutions.

The meeting for Wai`anae will be held on Sep. 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the ___TBA____. Light refreshments will be served.

Please email or call 832-4696 if you are able to join us at this meeting or if you have any further questions.

We hope to see you there!

Chad K. Taniguchi, Executive Director

Click here for a full view of the invitation.
Click here for a full view of the statewide meeting schedules.

NHIS Peforming Arts Prog - Register by Aug 22

From: Summer Shimabukuro
Subject: NHIS Performing Arts Program Open to New Students
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 9:28 AM

Please help spread the word to all students you work with about this wonderful program! ~Summer :)

NHIS Peforming Arts Program Opens to New Students

To any intermediate or high school student who is interested in acting, singing, and/or dancing, the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Program may be for you. The program is accepting students for its Fall season. The program will accept anyone regardless of experience or ability, all you need is to be committed to the program. Everyone will have an opportunity to be on stage. The Fall season will include dramatic and musical productions.

The class runs every weekday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and includes some evenings and weekends. Students may also qualify to receive an elective credit. If you are interested in the program, come to an orientation meeting on Thursday, August 7 at 3:30 pm or 6:30 pm in room MCR in which you and your parents can come to learn more about the program.

We will be accepting students up to August 22. For more information, call 668-5823, ext. 256.

Makaha Ahupuaa Community Mtg Thu. Aug 14

Subject: Makaha Ahupuaa Community Meeting Thu, Aug 14
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 6:20 AM

Aloha neighbors,

Please be advised of our general meeting this Thursday August 14, 2008 at 6:30 p.m., Makaha Marketplace.

On the Agenda:
1. Farmers Market seems to be working. The Makahamangfestival will be on Sept 6 see We are co-sponsers.
2. The Makaha civic club is active with the adopting Lahilahi beach park and the neighborhood patrols. We need to support more. (ideas?)
3. Makaha market place as the gateway to MaKaha still struggles. Any ideas on how to assist?
4. Makaha community park improvements. No word from City Parks. Mark will follow up and report at general meeting.
5. Adopt of Highway Cleanup dates in Sept. and October.
6. Board elections are in November. Dave will be setting up a pallning seeeion in the coming month.


Monday, August 4, 2008

AARP Meetings in Wai`anae

From: Rodlyn

The AARP meets the first Friday of every month at the Beach Club at the R & R Camp. We start gathering at 10AM and the meeting starts promptly at 10:30AM and ends at 12 noon. We most often have a speaker on an issue of interest. Lunch is available for $7.00 per person after the meeting.

We would love to extend an invitation to everyone on the Wai`anae Coast, but especially to our community members 50+. They could probably find things they need from us, but we certainly need them and welcome them and their ideas.

Mahalo & Aloha,

LCC Wai`anae Aug 2008 Newsletter

From: Leeward Community College at Waianae []
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 3:19 PM
Subject: LCCW August Newsletter

Aloha LCCW 'Ohana,

Welcome back to college! Get a head start on Fall '08 by opening the attached LCCW August newsletter. Read all about the LCCW fall book orders, our brand new laptop loan program, featured new classes at LCCW, student orientation sessions, the IMUA Project meeting, and some great students from MA'O Organic Farms!

Click on the image to read this and other articles in the current Leeward Community College Wai`anae newsletter.

Leeward Community College at Wai`anae
86-088 Farrington Hwy. #201
Wai`anae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 696-6378
Fax: (808) 696-4024

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Rep. Shimabukuro Authors Successful AlohaCare Grant for Wai`anae Coast Pathway

Maile authored a successful $5000 AlohaCare Community Conscience Award to start a pathway along the Wai`anae Coast. Click here to read the award letter. The money will most likely be used for design plans for the pathway. Further work and monies will be needed to make the pathway a reality. Contact Maile at if you are interested in assisting in this effort.
Pictured: Volunteers who helped clean up the pathway site.

WCNB Regular Meeting Aug 5, 7PM

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Planning & Zoning Committee Mtg Aug 20, 6:30PM

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Parks & Rec Committee Mtg Aug 14, 7PM

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Joint Educ Committee Mtg Aug 6, 5PM

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Congratulations to Makaha Elementary!

Makaha Elementary Passes 'No Child Left Behind' Standards

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