☀2013 SUMMER REEL CAMPS FOR GIRLS ☀ Applicatio​ns now open :)

Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the


This year, we are offering two different camps:

NEW ANIMATION: JUNE 24 – 28 | 8:30-4:00 pm

Introduction into storytelling and the principles and techniques of animation.

BASIC REEL: JULY 22 – 26 | 8:30-4:00 pm

Introduction into storytelling, storyboarding, scriptwriting, use of professional camera, lighting, and editing.

To apply go to: www.hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org

The camps are for FREE through a barter system, meaning we are asking 5 hours of your time in return during the Fall. The hours can be spent helping us with the Grrrl Film Club, or be part of our Production Team. You can let us know about your preferences in the registration form.

Seats are limited and on a first come, first served basis!

For girls age 13-19

Deadline to apply: May 20. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by email by May 27.

Flier here 🙂

If you want to see what the girls did last year, click here!

For more information, call (808) 799-4438, or email summer@hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org

The camps are hosted at The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817

Made possible thanks to the support of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation Ritchie M. Gregory Fund, the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, and Hawaii Women Lawyers.

Preschool Open Doors Open Enrollment notice


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Parents Open Enrollment doc

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na mea hawaii – 4/24/13

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Teaching Info Session at Kamaile Academy

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City Council District One – Weekly Update

Councilcity2222_1member Kymberly Marcos Pine city2222_11
Honolulu City Council – District One
Ewa, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Ma’ili, Wai’anae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua 

Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve as your Councilmember. I’ve been working hard the past four months to address your needs and improve the quality of life for Leeward Coast and Oahu residents.

Since taking office in January, improving our roads and resolving our transportation issues have been at the forefront of my efforts. A few milestones accomplished to date include:

  • Successfully advocating for the Mayor’s Administration to release $3 million to design the extension of Makakilo Drive.
  • Adding a feasibility study, to realign Farrington Highway mauka of Makaha Beach Park, to the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization’s 2014 program. The feasibility study is a necessary and important first step to estimate the potential impacts, costs and benefits of realigning Farrington Highway.
  • Joining with Councilmember Menor in advocating for improved bus services for the Leeward Coast. So far, these efforts have brought restored weekend and holiday service frequency for CountryExpress Route C (Makaha to Kapolei to Ala Moana Center), as well as the planned restoration of Route C weekday mid-day service from every 45 minutes to every 30 minutes (beginning this May).

What have we accomplished so far …

I’ve also focused on the following initiatives that will improve the overall quality of life for residents on the Leeward Coast:

  • Provided funding to implement the Makaha Beach Park Master Plan and the Pu’u O Hulu Community Park Master Plan, and for the Leeward Coast Benefits Package.
  • Led effort to communicate with emergency service providers to fill gap left by Hawaii Medical Center-West’s 2011 closure. In April I co-hosted a briefing from neighboring hospitals, emergency departments and other medical service providers to discuss how best to serve Ewa residents’ emergency medical needs until Queens-West opens in 2014.
  • Co-chaired a Council public safety and human services committee formed to address homelessness. I worked together with the Office of Housing and Department of Community Services to identify “housing first” priorities and directed the Mayor’s Administration and the Office of Housing and Department of Community Services to develop an Action Plan to achieve this goal.

Moving Forward …

As we move forward this year, I will continue to keep the improvement of our residents’ quality of life as my top priority:

  • First, we must work with west-side employers to help Leeward Coast families secure career opportunities close to home. Every week, we post Leeward job opportunities and continue to help cultivate tomorrow’s leaders through leadership forums with youth in our schools, and by encouraging the creation of community-run job fair events. If your business or company has job postings that you would like for us to post or would like to participate in a future job fair, please contact me so we can work together to Hire Leeward.
  • Second, we need to continue to bring together all of the organizations that are working on affordable housing issues and take on the issue of chronic homelessness.
  • Third, from Makua to Ewa we are blessed to have the most beautiful beaches, open spaces and vistas on Oahu. These resources bring neighbors together and build pride, cohesion and connection in our communities. As stewards of the land, we will continue to focus on park and beach beautification projects throughout our district.

Your participation is vital to our community’s future. Please feel free to contact me to share your concerns and ideas to improve our community.

The City is seeking proposals from qualified non-profit organizations for $1.6 million in Grants-in-Aid funds, which will serve economically and/or socially disadvantaged populations or provide services for public benefit in the areas of arts, culture, economic development or the environment. Requests for Proposals are available for nine grants to fund these needs.

The Requests for Proposals are available at the Office of the Division of Purchasing, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, or online by clicking this link.


This week, the City Council will hold public hearings for the following resolution that may affect you and your family. Learn more below:

Resolution 12-62 (2013)
Board of Water Supply’s Billing Program: Urging the Board of Water Supply to implement a billing program that does not increase costs to rate-payers.

Click here to provide email testimony or click here to sign up to testify in person.

Congratulations Waianae High School Searider Productions on its designation as an Apple Distinguished Program Awardee

This Week’s City Council Committee Meetings

April 23, 2013

**Public Safety & Economic Development Committee 9:00 a.m.

Parks & Recreation Committee 10:30 a.m.

Executive Matters & Legal Affairs Committee 1:00 p.m.

April 24, 2013

Budget Committee 9:00 a.m.

Public Works & Sustainability Committee 1:00 p.m.

April 25, 2013

Zoning & Planning Committee 9:00 a.m.

Transportation Committee 1:00 p.m.

*Intergovernmental Affairs & Human Services 2:30 p.m.

*Councilmember Pine is the Chair of this committee

**Councilmember Pine is the Vice Chair of this Committee

***Councilmember Pine is a voting member.

Mother’s Day Promotion from Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe

Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe’Mother’s Day Promotion!

Don’t know what to get for Mother’s Day? Look no further, purchase a box of fresh, Organic fruits and vegetables for that special lady in your life. What better gift to give then the gift of healthy living!
Our goal is to provide your family with fresh, clean, high quality, great tasting nutrient dense produce, fruits, vegetables and herbs straight from the farm to your table. We are committed to providing a safe food supply and to protect / enhance our natural environment through our healthy farming practices. We plant to exceed your expectations, both on quality and quantity.
Download a CSA membership form here
farmveggiesList Price: $ 25.00 per week
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Advantages for CSA members: Eat ultra-fresh healthy food, with all the flavor and nutrient dense benefits, develop a relationship with the farmer and learn more about growing great food. We also offer bags of salad and other vegetables sold individually in our Cafe. If you would like to join our CSA program please feel free to download the membership form above and either mail, fax, scan, or hand carry to our office. If you have any questions please call our office at 808.696.2655. We look forward to having your family as a CSA member and a friend.

Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe’
Phone: 808.696.2655 * Fax: 808.696.6608

Attend Organic Farmer’s Festival – May Day!!!!

Organic Farmer’s Festival – May Day!!!!
Saturday May 25, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM HST
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Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe’
86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road
Wai`anae, HI 96792
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Oahu’s Organic Farms


Food Booths

Farm Fun and Games for Keiki

Buy fresh organic fruits and veggies directly

from Oahu’s organic farmers!!

celebrate lei day!!!

Listen to musicians playing on

our Mt. Kaala Stage.

Play fun games with the keiki.

Eat ono 100% local and organic grinds

at the food booths

Please click on the link below to register or RSVP.
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I can’t make it
If you have any questions or would like to RSVP please feel free to call the office at 808-696-2655.