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.


Friends of the Waianae Library


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


Alternative Structures International E-Newsletter

Click HERE to view the e-newsletter.

Dire News from DHS

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.
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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