Sen. Shimabukuro Tours Ball Corporation’s Metal Can Making Factory in Kalaeloa 8/1/14

L-R: Marco Blanco, Jeff Matthijssen, Kyle Pace, Sen. Shimabukuro, Simi Leo, Karen Young, Francis Jamura, Gary Kagehiro, Doris Sojot.

L-R: Marco Blanco, Jeff Matthijssen, Kyle Pace, Sen. Shimabukuro, Simi Leo, Karen Young, Francis Jamura, Gary Kagehiro, Doris Sojot.

On 8/1/14, Sen. Shimabukuro toured the Ball Corporation’s metal can making factory in Kalaeloa. She was pleased to meet their friendly and enthusiastic staff, many of whom are from the Waianae Coast.

For more information the Ball Corporation, click here.

A news story about the factory ran in the Star-Bulletin on 20 Apr. 2008:

 

Doing the Can Can

Ball Corp. puts its own imprint on Hawaii’s soda, juice and beer receptacles
Story by Jennifer Sudick
Photography by Cindy Ellen Russell
Star-Bulletin, 20 Apr. 2008

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARBULLETIN.COM Pepsi Co. cans are run through assembly machinery at the Kapolei Ball Corp. plant earlier this month.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARBULLETIN.COM
Pepsi Co. cans are run through assembly machinery at the Kapolei Ball Corp. plant earlier this month.

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50,000+ Students Start School on 8/25/14 – Plan for Traffic Jam

From the Star-Advertiser: “State urges commuters to plan for school jam
8/24/14

The state Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to brace for increased traffic on Monday as an estimated 51,900 university, community college and private school students begin their fall semesters.

In an effort to alleviate anticipated congestion during this back-to-school week, the DOT has postponed construction-related lane closures on major Oahu highways during daylight hours through Friday.

The department encourages commuters to consider alternative modes of transportation — including carpooling, bicycling, walking or taking TheBus — and to take advantage of the traffic-tracking technology available through the department’s GoAkamai App (available via iTunes and Google Play) and the GoAkamai website.

Eat Local Challenge 2014: Aug. 16 to Sep. 13 at Wai’anae Farmers’ Market

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See earlier announcement.

Nanakuli Village Center – Rentals for Low-Income Nanakuli Homestead Families

 

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Free SBA Workshop 9/9/14 – RSVP for 30 Seats

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Hawai‘i Farm to School Conference 10/3/14, 7:30am-4:30pm

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Hawai‘i Farm to School Conference
Re-Growing Community Food Systems

Friday, October 3, 2014  •  7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Campus
Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Register today at hif2sc.eventbrite.com

The farm to school movement is a powerful force for meaningful food systems change across Hawai‘i, impacting public health, family-farm viability, community vitality, and more. Three panel discussion at the Hawai‘i Farm to School Conference will examine the supply, distribution, and procurement of locally grown foods for Hawai‘i’s schools, along with successful models for implementation through education.

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Keynote speaker Kacie O’Brien is the Farm to School Program Western Regional Lead for the USDA Food and Nutrition Service and will provide federal-level guidance and support for strengthening Hawai‘i’s farm to school efforts.

Registration is $50 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and conference materials. Featuring an ʻono and pono breakfast provided by Slow Food of Hawai‘i and many of O‘ahu’s local farmers and chefs, and a locally sourced model school lunch from Hale Kealoha ‘Ai Pono.

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Presented by the Hawai‘i Farm to School and School Garden Hui and The Kohala Center, this important gathering of food systems stakeholders will promote the knowledge and best practices needed to develop and sustain a statewide farm to school program to re-grow Hawai‘i’s agricultural economy, future farmers, and healthy schools and communities.

Download the Conference Flyer

Scholarships
Educators and students may apply for scholarships of up to $200 per person (total of up to $1,000 per school) from the Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation for reimbursement of conference registration fees and/or neighbor island flights and rental cars as needed. Download the application at kokuahawaiifoundation.org/minigrants. Scholarship application deadline for educators and students is September 15.

A limited number of conference registration scholarships of $50 each are available to non-educators. Email Donna Mitts at dmitts@kohalacenter.org to request an application and/or with questions. Scholarship application deadline for non-educators is September 15.

Accommodations
For those traveling to O‘ahu, a limited number of accommodations are available upon request at the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Campus on Thursday, October 2 (recommended) and/or Friday, October 3. Please indicate during registration if you are in need of accommodations and for which nights; someone will contact you with further details. Deadline for requesting accommodations is September 15.

Register today at hif2sc.eventbrite.com

Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation will be coordinating visits to O‘ahu farm-to-school sites on Saturday, October 4. Email info@kokuahawaiifoundation.org for more details.

Mahalo to our Conference Sponsors!
Kamehameha Schools, Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation, Slow Food of Hawai‘i, Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, USDA Farm to School Program

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