Friends of Waianae Library Book Sale March 18 & 19; donations needed by March 12

Friends of the Waianae Library wants YOUR BOOKS!

The Friends of Waianae Library is having its annual Book Sale on March 18 and 19 and they could use your gently used books, DVDs, and CDs.

Please drop these items during regular business at the

Waianae Library, 85-625 Farrington Hwy., Waianae, HI96792, 697-7868

Please drop them off by March 12.

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Friends of the Waianae Library

present

Annual Book Sale

March 18 and 19

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At the Waianae Public Library

85-625 Farrington Hwy. 96792

697-7868

Alternative Structures International E-Newsletter

Click HERE to view the e-newsletter.

Dire News from DHS

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20110204_Social_service_funding_dries_up.html

DOE Status Resource

Aloha All,

There have been many questions regarding obtaining information from the Dept. of Education regarding the status of school related projects. Below is a link that is a very good resource to quickly find info on various projects. It is very user friendly.
 
http://factrak.k12.hi.us/
 
 Mahalo,
 Will
 
Will Kane
CIP Specialist
Senate Ways and Means

OMPO soliciting comments re Draft Oahu Regional Transportation Plan 2035

Click HERE to view OMPO letter with information on submitting comments.

CIP Electrical Upgrades for several District 21 Schools

Click HERE to view the letter re the District 21 Schools’ CIP info from the Governor’s office.

Community Rallies to Restore Makaha Beach Sand!

“So it’s all finished, nice now ready to enjoy.” Buffalo Keaulana served as project coordinator. (Photo taken from the video, “Makaha Beach Restored ‘In-house,'” KHON 2.14.11)

“You can complain but the best thing do it yourself. And if people can jump on board and help us provide for ourself and be self-sustaining than that’s what we going do. And that’s what you seeing right here is us self-sustaining our beach. With our own community with our own people with our own equipment.” (Photo taken from the video, “Makaha Beach Restored ‘In-house,'” KHON 2.14.11)

“Being that we live with it, we take care of it. It’s called in-house we do things in-house.” (Photo taken from the video, “Makaha Beach Restored ‘In-house,'” KHON 2.14.11)

“‘If it weren’t for the help of the companies and the many volunteers, Hawaii would be in danger of losing one of the most famous beaches in the world,’ says Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, who helped organize the restoration project. ‘It is critical that we got the work done immediately since the winter surf season is in full swing. . . . We need to come up with a long-term solution which addresses the erosion problem on an annual basis,’ says Shimabukuro” (Ron Mizutani, “Makaha Beach Has Sand Again,” MidWeek 23 Feb. 2011). “Sen. Maile Shimabukuro (D, Nanakuli-Makua) obtained approval for the erosion control project from the state Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands” (Rosemarie Bernardo, “Communirty Helps Restore Eroded Makaha Beach Sand,” Star-Advertiser, 15 Feb. 2011).

Click the photo above to see the article and video, “Makaha Beach Restored ‘In-house'” (2.14.11), by KHON’s Ron Mizutani.*

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Friends of Wai`anae Library Annual Book Sale March 18-19

Click the images to zoom in. Please download, print these JPG flyers, and post them in your Wai`anae Coast community to spread the word. Mahalo!

From: Marcy Thomas
Subject: Friends of the Waianae Library
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 11:17 AM

Dear Friends,

Just a friendly reminder that we will have our quarterly meeting next week – March 2 at 5:30pm. Please let me know if you have any agenda items.

Remember the book sale is March 18/19. I’ve attach flyers for distribution. Also, there are colored flyers at the library if you do not have a color printer but want to hang some flyers around Waianae.

Sincerely,
marcy

Mahalo from the Carroll Ohana

Jessica Lo, Alexis Peterson, Charles Kaleiki Carroll. Photo from Hawaii News Now Feb 24, 2011.

From Donna “Sissy” Carroll:

A big Mahalo to all of you for your love and support for Kaleiki to make his dream come true and to have an experience of his lifetime. Especially to make new scholar-friends at NYLF. There are no words to say thank you to you all. Mahalo Nui Loa…Imua! Carroll Ohana

Article from Hawaii News Now Feb 24, 2011:

Hawaii Youth Leaders Attend National Forum

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Over the past week, three students from Hawaii joined roughly 400 other students at the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C. Only the nation’s highest-achieving students are selected to participate in the program. Charles Kaleiki Carroll and Jessica Lo from Kamehameha Schools, and Alexis Peterson from Sacred Hearts Academy, joined us on Sunrise this morning to share their experiences.

Kea`au Beach Park Closure Hours Notice Effective 3/9/11

Click HERE to view the corrected notice.

UPDATE!
Kanani Kaaiawahia Bulawan, on February 9, 2011 at 3:56 am said:
Aloha and good morning. One correction to the Keaau closure. It will be closed effective March 9, Wednesday at 12:00pm. providers have until then to assist people out of the park. Hope this information helps keep everyone in the loop.

Aloha Aina Earth Day Recycling Event: March 5, 2011 at Wai`anae High School

Wai`anae High School and Schnitzer Steel are coordinating this year’s Aloha Aina Earth Day recycling event in Wai`anae:

MARCH 5, 2011

8:00AM TO 2:00PM

WAI`ANAE HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT

Recylable donations and drivers with trucks sought to help with curbside pick up.

Please refer to the informational flyer for details on what type of recyclables will be accepted.

Canned good donations for the Hawaii Food Bank will also be collected at the event.

TO ARRANGE FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP OF YOUR RECYLABLE DONATIONS, CALL 697-9530.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT WHS STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTELLIOT PETERS AT 808-371-9269, OR RENE MANSHO OF SCHNITZER STEEL AT 808-306-1876 OR R.MANSHO@SCHN.COM

Click HERE to view informational flyer on the event.

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT WAI`ANAE HIGH SCHOOL – YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED TO “TURN TRASH TO CASH”!


Nani O Wai`anae Project: Tire & Roadside Bulky Trash Clean-Up FEB 27 in Maili

Organizer: Lily Cabintan (696-1920)

Meet on Kaukamana Road, at Habitat for Humanity site just past Konalee’s Ranch/Ohana Party Rentals, on Sunday, 2/27/11, noon-5pm.  Volunteers needed.

`Olelo will be filming the event to raise community awareness about the dangers of illegal dumping.

Click HERE to view informational flyer.

Wai`anae Youth Sailing Program Starting Feb. 26

Registration for 2011 Spring Schedule: Classes start on Feb. 26, 2011 at Poka`i Bay

We meet every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Call Jeff at 428-1384 or Ann at 282-8782

ann@favoredtacksailing.com or thomasm026@hawaii.rr.com

Open to youth (male and female) ages 13-19

Suggested donation of $30.00 for the 10 session program (class size limited, register early)

Free Tax Help

AARP WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE TAX AIDE TO THE WAIANAE AREA FOR FREE.
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY TILL THE  14TH OF APRIL.
TIME: 8 A.M. TO NOON.  PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR LAST YEAR TAXES, PICTURE I.D.
AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD WITH YOU TO THE WAI`ANAE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY
CENTER MEETING ROOM (A.K.A, WAI`ANAE SATELLITE CITY HALL).   ANY QUESTIONS CALL
696-3369.
Note: Please also check out Hawaii Tax Help ( www.hawaiitaxhelp.org ) for more information on
eligibility and locations.

Rules Governing Homeless Shelters

See links below to find the following rules for the state’s homeless shelters on the Leeward Coast:

— HAR 17-2029 and 17-2030: shelter eviction and appeals processes

— House Rules for Kahikolu Ohana Hale ‘O Wai`anae, Ulu Ke Kukui, Onelau’ena, and Pai’olu Kai’aulu

A key component of these rules, detailed in the HAR’s, is that shelter residents are entitled to 3 stages of appeal when facing eviction:

1) hearing before someone other than the person who made the decision to evict, or a subordinate of that person;
2) hearing before the HI Public Housing Authority;
3) appeal to Circuit Court

For more information, contact:
Alan Sarhan
alan.r.sarhan@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Public Housing Authority
Office of Planning and Evaluation
808-832-4681

Opening Day Pictures

Jocelyn “Kana” Keli`ikoa-Pua, Maile, Kapua Keli`ikoa-Kama`i, and Ruby Maunakea.

Back row – Gerald Kita, Puna Ka`aiali`i-Ramos, Gege Kawelo, Laurie Lawrence, EJ Brown; Middle Row – Faith Arakawa, Cathy Outland, Jessie Torres, Sandie Morimoto; Front Row – Brooks Outland, Maile.  [Click the images to enlarge]

CLICK HERE or on the following link to view more pictures from Opening Day (January 2011) taken by Cathy Outland: http://maileswaianaecoastphotos.shutterfly.com/577

SMARTDeals Hawaii — $85 for $145: MA‘O Organic Farms CSA

$85 for $145: MA‘O Organic Farms CSA

MA‘O Organic Farms
Visit www.maoorganicfarms.org

$85 for a 4-week introductory CSA subscription (regular price: $145)

Deal available until: Friday, February 18th at noon

Subscription will begin the week of March 7th, 2011–once the deal is purchased, you will be contacted by MA‘O Farms to begin your CSA subscription and select your pick-up location

Terms
Limit one subscription per customer (multiple deals can be purchased as gifts, but just one 4-week subscription can be redeemed per customer)

Previous CSA subscription-holders welcome

Not to be combined with other offers
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Lifeguard credited with daring rescue of man sucked off cliff by big wave

Lifeguard credited with daring rescue of man sucked off cliff by big wave

FROM THE HONOLULU STAR ADVERTISER

By Rob Shikina

Honolulu lifeguard Brian Higa is described by some as a low-key guy who deflects talk about himself but takes his job seriously, sometimes jumping off a cliff at Yokohama Bay as rescue practice.

Higa, a lifeguard for about 18 years, reacted quickly in a daring rescue Tuesday of a 19-year-old Canadian man sucked off a cliff by a 10-foot wave.

Lifeguard Acting Lt. Hall Danon said he’s been a lifeguard for 23 years and has seen stunning rescues during winter swells at Waimea Bay, but believes Higa’s rescue ranks near the top of those he’s witnessed under human strength alone.

Click here to read the article.

OHA sponsoring entrepreneurship classes at KCC

If you’re Native Hawaiian and interested in starting your own business or looking for new ideas to expand your business, don’t wait! You can “Start Your Dream” today.

This Spring, Kapi‘olani Community College will be offering an entrepreneurship class to anyone interested in learning new business basics.

This eight-week course was launched in 2002 at the request of OHA, by Julie Percell, a marketing expert and the course instructor.  The class is meant to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the technical support needed to create business plans.

During the course, new and prospective business owners will learn about marketing, financial planning, and setting realistic business goals. 

OHA will reimburse the cost of $231 to Native Hawaiians who complete the course requirements.

A free preview will be offered on Thursday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. at KCC in Manono 104. 

Class officially begins on March 1 and runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 28. 

Call 734-9153 for information or 734-9211 to register.  Sign up today!

Cashflow 101: Info from Sharlette Poe

From: Sharlette Poe <sharpoe@gmail.com>

Aloha Family & Friends,

Many of you know that I am passionate about business development – big AND small. Some of you may even know that I am a huge advocate and supporter of home based businesses because it is one of the best ways for people to take a hobby they love into an opportunity to make money. And others of you may even know that I myself, along with my family, have been and continue to be direct, network and innovative marketers – and we love it!

In no other industry is there the kind of opportunities for people to make a lot of money with smaller investments of money. But, we have to be wise in what we choose to pursue. So, with that being said I would like to let you all know that in the upcoming months I will be starting up CashFlow 101 games on the Wai’anae Coast once again, along with other fun, exciting and edifying games that really teach us skills and principles to better our current economic situations, no matter where we are right now! Yayyyy, we are so excited about this! Continue reading