WCCHC’s Smoking Cessation & Youth Health Corps Visits Capitol

Wai`anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC)’s smoking cessation and Youth Health Corps staff visited Maile at the Capitol. L-R: Lorna Souza, Christy Inda, Maile & Summer Pakele. [click on the photo for a larger view].

WCCHC has a smoking cessation program for anyone interested in quitting the habit, whether you are insured or not. For more information, call 696-1511.
WCCHC also has a Youth Health Corps-TeenBEAT program for Wai`anae students grades 8-12. The program features college preparation, career shadowing, participation in community events, and other skill-building activities. For more information, call 697-3573.

Volunteer Community Work Project at Mohala Farms

Information from: Mark Hamamoto (mh2moto@yahoo.com)

Mark Hamamoto worked at Hoa Aina O Makaha, aka Makaha Farm, for several years, and also authored a book about the farm.

Hale Halawai
Volunteer Community Work Project
At Mohala Farms in Wai`alua
Saturday, February 6th: 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday, February 7th: 8 am – noon (if necessary)

Phase 1: Rock wall construction

Please join us in building the ‘dry stack’ rock wall for Hale Halawai.
Ready is the aina, the pohaku, the kumu & the kako’o – we now need YOU!

Hale Halawai is being built as a gathering place:
• to strengthen our connection to the ‘aina
• to celebrate the life-giving nourishment of the land, and
• to support healthy, thriving & self-sufficient local communities in Hawaii

Come participate in this ancient and unique style of traditional Hawaiian construction, led by Master builder Francis “Palani” Sinenci of Hana, Maui. Food and refreshments for the day will be provided. Overnight camping is available both Friday and Saturday nights. Please RSVP to Mark Hamamoto at 478-8469 if you are planning to come, or for more information.

MOHALA FARMS is a 6-acre non-profit farm in Wai’alua seeking to foster healthy local communities in Hawaii through sustainable agriculture, lifelong education and cultural and creative arts. We were formed in 2006 and are now organically certified and providing healthy produce to a growing number of individuals, families, stores and restaurants around O’ahu.

A he nui ka i’ini e ho’ohui i na kamahele like’ole
I ho’okipa i’aai i kai hiki mai i ka moku hanai o Mailikukai
(And great is the desire to gather together travelers from diverse and distant places that those who have arrived are welcomed to the generous district of Mailikukahi)

For more information and directions, contact Mark Hamamoto at mh2moto@yahoo.com or 478-8469

Waianae District Court relocating.

The Waianae District Court will be relocating from Nanakuli to the Kapolei Court Complex as of March 22, 2010.

Civil cases will be heard in Courtroom 1A on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.

For more information, click HERE or go to this link:

http://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/press_releases/2010/01/rural_civil_case_schedule.html