Friday, October 31, 2008
Here's a sampling of photos of the Quilt Show, on October 18, 2008 at the Wai'anae Library. The instructor is Betty Rezentes. I think Wai'anae Library has one of the largest collections of Quilt patterns in the state.
More photos from the show (click the image for a larger view):
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Attached are the meeting notes from Monday's WSCP (Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan) Public Information Meeting. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared their thoughts on the Public Review Draft. Sorry if I missed any comments in the notes - things got a little crazy! Feel free to send corrections or additions.
The major discussion of the night was the proposed light industrial area in Lualualei. We did not come to a consensus on whether or not to amend the WSCP to include this new industrial zone on the Land Use Map. Therefore, we will be putting together additional information on this potential zoning change and sending it out.
In addition, there will be a follow-up meeting in a few weeks. I will be sending the meeting information as soon as we find a time and location that works for most people. At that meeting, we will do our best to present all of the information we can on light industrial parks, along with a summary of the input we have heard and received on this topic thus far. And we will try to set up a format that enables us to hear from everyone.
FYI- On the last page of the meeting notes (page 7) is the official definition of "I-1 limited industrial district" from the City & County of Honolulu's Land Use Ordinance. There is more information available at this link:
Go to page 60 to see the definition along with more detailed information about what is allowed in these districts.
We will be sending the Nanakuli Neighborhood Board Resolution(s) and info soon as well.
Thank you for all of your continued participation. As always, please feel free to email or call me when any comments, concerns, or questions. My cell is 772-0316.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:02:01 -0700 (PDT)
To undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject Fw: Free computer/internet class at Kapolei Library for seniors
Great free computer classes being offered for seniors please read following message & spread the word. Shann
On Tue, 10/28/08, Nakamura, Joel
From: Nakamura, Joel
Subject: Free computer/internet class at Kapolei Library for seniors
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 3:44 PM
Please spread the word...
I got a call from a librarian named Cheryl at the Kapolei Public Library who is starting a new NIH program designed to teach seniors how to use the computer to get health information. Any organization willing to teach seniors can download the toolkit at http://nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit/toolkit.html. The main purpose is to teach seniors how to find health information on the internet. It assumes the user has no experience with computers and starts off with teaching the basics of using a computer and the internet.
She said they are not getting any extra funding to provide this service. They will be offering the class every Monday for the month of November, starting next Monday from 8:30am - 10am. The room they will be using has 9 computers and a projector. 2 seniors will be able to use each terminal for a total capacity of 18 students. So far only 4 people have signed up. She needs to get more seniors (60+) to participate or they will discontinue the project. Anyone who would like to sign up may contact the Kapolei Library at 693-7050.
I hope this pilot project becomes successful so that other libraries will follow. Most libraries already have computer terminals with internet access that are available to the public for free. You can even reserve a time slot for computer use on their website (www.librarieshawaii.org).
Elderly Affairs Division
Department of Community Services
City & County of Honolulu
715 South King Street #200
Honolulu, HI 96813
Francine Kananionapua Murray
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
711 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 500
Honolulu , Hawai'i 96813
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
2. The plants are within a 25-yard strip from the start of the trail at Kaukama Rd.
4. You'll need a bucket or other container to carry water from plant to plant.
5. There's water (a bathroom w/showers) at the site, about 100 yards away. An alternative is to bring your own water.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Subject: Waianae SCP Public Info Meeting
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 9:45 AM
There will be a meeting regarding the Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan (Revised 2009) Public Review Draft on Monday, October 27th from 7pm to 9pm at the Kamehameha School's Community Learning Center at Nanakuli.
Please come to hear about the changes to the Waianae SCP proposed in this revised version, and to voice your opinions. We will be taking comments on this Public Review Draft at the meeting, and after until November 15th.
This is a Public Informational Meeting. Please invite any and all interested Waianae residents. Any questions, please call me on my cell (808-772-0316).
thanks and hope to see you all on the 27th,
Environmental & Community Planning
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1160
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 536-6999, ext. 8
Fax: (808) 524-4998
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Subject: Mahina Lecture Oct. 24th
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 10:38 AM
Leeward Community College and MA`O Farms is presenting a lecture by Kumu Kalei Tsuha of Maui Community College entitled Knowledge of the Kaulana Mahina: The Hawaiian Lunar Calendar.
The lecture will take place at MA`O Farms on Fr ida y Oct. 24th from 6:30-8:30 PM. An abbreviated lecture will also take place that morning at the LCC Pearl City campus from 10:00-10:50 AM in GT-105.
More information on the lecture can be found on the attached flyer.
Laurie Lawrence, Coordinator
Leeward Community College-Wai`anae
“A ‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.” (No task is too big when done together by all.)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:15 AM
Subject: Great Makaha Cleanup
Please join us on Saturday Oct. 25 from 8:00 am to 11 a.m. for the highway cleanup in Makaha. Meet for supplies and directions at Makaha Marketplace -- corner of Farrington highway and Makaha Valley Road .
Bags, gloves and T-shirts provided. Sunscreen, hat, long pants, shoes recommended.
Makaha Ahupua'a Board
Subject: OFFICE HOURS FOR LEEWARD COAST
To: "Maile Shimabukuro"
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 4:01 PM
I’m not sure you got these attachments to promote my office hours for the QUEST Expanded Access Program:
CEC flyer nanakuli
I need to get the word out to Medicaid Residents that are 65 or older or people with disabilities of ALL AGES. If they have questions they can come and “talk story” with me. I can help answer questions, help them to enroll in the QXA Program.
Please let me know if you have any, questions.
Mary "Lahapa" Borabora
Community Enrollment Counselors
QUEST Expanded Access for Healthy Long-Term Living
1 (808) 489-1357
Subject: Willie Burke
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 7:17 AM
Willie Burke has passed away last night, he was and original club member and helped at the harbor for years. His boat name was Likipu II and III and was at the end of "C" pier and one boat still in storage area. He was always helping with funerals at sea with these boats to help out the Waianae Coast. He won the first Ahi Fever in 1997 with his sons with a 198# ahi..He help start the Waianae Boat Fishing Club by leading us in the right direction from his days in the old Waianae Boat Club 's tournament called Bonaza, which was another major event in Waianae in the 70's and 80's..He helps keep the harbor bathroom open after hours by staying late at the harbor and closes the rest rooms when he leaves, he was also the driving force behind the Uncle Bobby's and Uncle Pauls tournament that was always held at the Waianae Harbor each year. He also made the brackets for the Webcam on the roof of the harbor and was always ready to help a boat in distress any time of day. He will be missed by our club and all fishermen that launces out of Waianae.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
12 sign wavers needed (4 per site).
You need to wear either a Halloween costume or an AARP t-shirt (AARP shirt will be provided).
Please contact Maile at firstname.lastname@example.org or 349-3075 if you can help.
Note: There are 12 sign waving sites altogether along the Waianae Coast. Other sites (Laundromat at Army St., Tamura's, Waianae Intermediate, Haleakala Ave., Nanakuli Ave., Sack & Save, Pink Market, St. John's Rd., and Princess Kahanu) are being coordinated by Rodlyn Brown, Jo Jordan, and Karen Awana. Feel free to contact them if you would like to volunteer.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
On 10/11/08, the Waianae Boys and Girls Club, under the direction of Lana Keamo, conducted a volunteer work day at the Kaukama Rd. pathway. The youth picked weeds and litter, planted milo seedlings, watered plants, leveled the pathway, cleared brush and debris, and did other beautification work. Thanks to Lana and the Waianae Boys and Girls Club for your hard work!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
FUNDRAISER SENDS 27 WAIANAE YOUTH TO COLLEGE
Wai`anae, HI. MAO's 4th Annual MAO Ma TOWN event on September 20, 2008 at DOWNTOWN Restaurant was a huge success, raising a total of $34,752.28 – enough funds to provide 27 Waianae youth with full tuition scholarships for the 2008-09 school year at Leeward Community College. TOWN Restaurant has helped MAO raise over $100,000 over the past three years through this event.
Twenty-three of these youth are of native Hawaiian ancestry and over 90% of college interns are 1st generation college goers. All are pursuing their Associate of Arts degree with an Academic Subject Certificate (ASC) in Community Food Systems. The youth are:
BERENGUE, DinoCAMBRA, Albryan
Mahalo nui loa to our supporters:
o American Savings Bank
o Island Insurance
o Hawaii Association of Independent
o Leavitt Ohana
o Smith & Williams Ohana
o Whole Foods
o Omidyar Ohana
o Kamehameha Schools
o DOWNTOWN Restaurant
o Kona Brewing Company
o Our countless individual donors
For more information regarding MAO, please visit http://www.maoorganicfarms.org
Contact: Summer Shimabukuro
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 3:32 PM
Subject: BWS Farrington Hwy Projects Update
Aloha Community Leaders and Members,
In a continuing effort to provide you with updated information about BWS’ Farrington Highway Water System Improvement Projects, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new web page, voice recording system and e-mail address.
New Website, Phone Number & E-mail Address
We understand that Farrington Highway is the sole artery for the Leeward community, so we have created a new web page and voice recording to provide weekly project and traffic updates. Every Friday afternoon, the webpage and voice recording will be updated to reflect the following week’s construction updates and traffic pattern for our Farrington Hwy Phase 1 project in Koolina and Farrington Hwy Part 1, Phase A project in Nanakuli.
You can access the web page by visiting www.boardofwatersupply.com and clicking on the Farrington Hwy projects icon at the bottom, right hand corner of the page. Or you can go directly to it, by clicking: http://www.boardofwatersupply.com/cssweb/display.cfm?storyID=1070. The web page also includes background information about the projects and project maps.
Residents can also call 748-5310 to hear a voice recording with the updated project and traffic information.
Also, residents can e-mail email@example.com with questions or comments.
While this has been set up to help provide the community with the latest information with regards to our projects, because of the nature of construction, there may be instances where plans need to be changed rather quickly. If there are major changes that will impact the community, we will work to update the site and voice recording as quickly as possible.
Farrington Hwy, Part 1, Part A Update
Our contractor needs to move up the water main installation in the intersection of Nanakuli Avenue to begin next Tuesday, October 14th. Again, this work is to install a 12-inch water main in the intersection and because of where the pipe is, it will require us to close both Waianae bound lanes. During construction, a special duty police officer will be placed in the intersection to help direct traffic along Farrington Highway and in and out of Nanakuli Avenue and he will also control the traffic light at Nanakuli Ave. During the work in the intersection, the working hours will be adjusted slightly to help with the morning rush hour, to 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. We have also changed the verbiage on the electronic signboard on Farrington Hwy to advise motorists of this change and added another signboard within Nanakuli town (near Auyong Homestead Road) to advise town-bound motorists of the change.
There have been questions asked if we could divert traffic up Nanakuli Avenue and if we could use the million dollar bridge, but unfortunately both options are not possible because of safety and feasibility issues. As you know, there are not very many options in this area to help mitigate traffic but our inspector and DOT will be monitoring the area to help minimize traffic impact as best as possible.
We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we work on these critical water system improvement projects. We will share this information at the upcoming neighborhood board meetings, but would appreciate your help in sharing this information with the community.
Moani Wright-Van Alst
Friday, October 10, 2008
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 1:29 PM
Just sharing pixs from last night's Homecoming game. Kourtney was runner up and crowned Miss Sports at Wai'anae High School's Homecoming. She said she already felt like a Queen throughout the whole event. Aloha and Mahalo
[Note from Rep. Shimabukuro: Kourtney's father, John, is my co-worker at Legal Aid Society of HI. Congratulations to Kourtney, her ohana and friends, and proud parents John and Michelle!]
Thursday, October 9, 2008
10/13/08 Mon 9:30 am
10/15/08 Wed 10:00 pm
10/22/08 Wed 2:00 pm
10/29/08 Wed 10:00 pm
It will also be aired periodically until 1/1/09.
[Original post published on 10.5.08]
Pathway Beautification 27Sep08
The Sept. 27 pathway clean up and beautification project at Kaukama Road, coordinated by Women of Waianae, was a huge success. Over 100 volunteers gathered and planted over 40 native plants, and thousands of native seeds. Volunteers also cleared brush and debris, and gathered over 100 bags of litter.
Mahalo to the following organizations for making the event a huge success: Women of Waianae; AlohaCare; Teach for America; ServiceNation-Hawaii; Nani O Waianae; Kahoomiki; Campbell High Schoool; Waipahu High School; Waianae Olelo; Office of Rep. Maile Shimabukuro, and all other volunteers.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Subject: Makaha Ahupuaa General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 8:29 AM
There will be a general meeting on Thursday Oct. 9th, 6:30 pm at Makaha Marketplace to discuss neighborhood issues.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Families will also be offered the opportunity to learn a hula where each step tells a wonderful story about the beautiful Hawaiian culture. A family literacy program supported by the Native Hawaiian Library, Alu Like, YMCA, Pacific American Foundation and Kawaiaha‘o Church will provide parents with the opportunity to read with their children and Kamaile Academy will present mini-classes in parenting, computers, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Kamaile Academy is a Hawai‘i public charter school on the Leeward coast of O ‘ahu. It is the mission of the Kamaile Elementary community to offer every student a personal, responsive and rigorous education and that every Kamaile Elementary student will know the pride of accomplishment, the heart of connection and the meaning of 'ohana.
For more information contact:
Clarence De Lude
Principal, Kamaile Academy
Tracy H. Okubo
Executive Administrative Assistant
Charter Schools Administrative Office
1111 Bishop Street, Suite 516
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813
Natalie Attar (Hawai'i Corps '06)
Undergraduate University: University of Arizona
Natalie Attar teaches third grade math at Waianae Elementary in the Leeward Complex Area. Natalie collaborated with Courtney Owen (Corps ’06) to design an ambitious new curriculum map for her school, focusing on new assessments, lessons, and long-term plans that were both rigorous and in line with state standards. Her hard work and relentless dedication to her students paid off. At the beginning of the year, only 12 percent of Natalie’s students scored at a basic level or above on the Hawai‘i Quarterly Assessment, but by the end of the year, 100 percent of her students scored at the basic level or higher, with 93 percent of her students demonstrating proficient or advanced work. The success in Natalie’s classroom is representative of the impact that our movement is having in schools across Hawai’i.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:18 AM
Subject: Revised Waianae SCP Public Review Draft
The Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan (Revised 2009) Public Review Draft is ready and can be downloaded from this link:
(It is a large document, so it takes a while.)
We have just sent the document to the printer, so a hard copy will hopefully be in the mail to those of you who so requested by Friday afternoon. (please send me your address if you haven't already)
This marks the beginning of a 45-day review period. You can comment on the draft via email, phone, or at the upcoming Public Info Meeting. We are aiming to hold that mtg the last week of October, but the date has not yet been confirmed.
We will also be giving a brief presentation of the major changes to the WSCP to the Nanakuli Neighborhood Board in October. (Waianae NB not until December due to scheduling conflicts and their board's November recess).
Thank you to all of you who sent in comments on the Preliminary Draft, and to those who participated in the last PAC meeting in September. We tried our best to incorporate your input throughout the Plan. (the notes from that last mtg have been revised and attached here for your reference)
One issue that has not yet been decided upon is the proposed change to the Land Use Map in the Appendix. The basic issue is whether or not to include a new "Industrial" area in Lualualei. This Public Review Draft includes 2 versions of that map: Land Use Map A is the same as the original. Land Use Map B includes an additional "Industrial" area in Lualualei. We hope to discuss this with all of you at the meeting at the end of the month, and come to a consensus on which map to include in the Final WSCP.
please call with any questions or comments (best way to reach me is on my cell: 772-0316),
Environmental & Community Planning
900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1160
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 536-6999, ext. 8
Fax: (808) 524-4998
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 11:27 AM
Subject: Waianae SCP Public Review Draft
OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH GROUPS / CLUBS ON OAHU
JOIN A FUN, INTERESTING RESEARCH PROJECT
The Idecide Project focuses on decisions high school teens have to make when they apply for a Hawai'i driver's license and drive a car.
As a thank you, the youth club receives a $50 gift certificate. Also, teens who participate receive gift certificates worth $25 or free movie passes from Consolidated Theatres.
Idecide works ONLY with youth clubs / youth groups/ church programs for youth on Oahu, not individuals.
Call or email Cheryl Albright, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii to join the project or find out more. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 441-8189.