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.

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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.

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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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Protective Factors Framework Training 2014 Sep. 8-9, 9am-4pm

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Celebration of Peace in Makua Valley 9/27/14

Event in planning stages --  formal announcement will be in Westside Stories. Click image to enlarge.

Event in planning stages — formal announcement will be in Westside Stories. Click image to enlarge.

From: Karen Young
Date: August 12, 2014

Please hold this date/time for a special Makua event: Celebration of Peace in Makua Valley — 10 years no live fire training! Sept. 27, 2014, Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Event in planning stages — formal announcement will be in Westside Stories.

Gege Kawelo 2014 Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Oct. 24 at Makaha Valley Country Club

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From: Kawika M. Ayau
Date: 19 Aug. 2014

It’s that time again! The E Ala Voyaging Academy will be holding it’s annual Gege Kawelo Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Friday, October 24th at the Makaha Valley Country Club. We hope you are once again able to support our cause and ensure the success of both the E Ala and Wai`anae Community. See our registration packet below. The tournament site is currently being updated to reflect this year’s pricing. A few of the team tiers have gone down from last year. For those wanting to join us for the dinner banquet only, tickets are $40 per person.

Mahalo Nui Loa!

Sponsor Level

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Registration Form

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Prize Donation

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Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission Strategic Plan Meeting 8/20/14 at the Capitol and 8/21/14 at LCC

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Pono Choices Info Flyer (Aug. 2014)

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Kyani Products – Reuben & Kamo Robles

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Keiki Car Seat Check-Up 8/30/14, 10am-2pm at Waianae Mall

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Dept. of Parks & Recreation Fall 2014 Programs

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National Community Health Center Week Aug. 10-16 Waianae Mall 9am-1pm

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Adopt-a-Park Community Clean-up & Work Day 8/23/14, 8am-5pm – Makaha Community Park

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From: Cedric A. Gates
Date: August 14, 2014

Aloha Everyone,

The flyer above is for Active Hawaii’s upcoming event on August 23rd at Makaha Community Park (84-730 Manuku St. Waianae, HI 96792). If you could please spread this event through your network, it would be greatly appreciated. We are expecting a really good turn out and thought this might be a great opportunity for any organization that is looking to do some outreach within the community, we have 2 more open slots for anyone who would like to participate.

Please contact me with any comments or questions regarding this event.

Mahalo,
Cedric

Cedric Asuega Gates
Chief Operating Officer
The Active Hawaii Organization
Phone:(808) 457-6385
Address: PO Box 1162 Waianae, HI 96792
Please Visit: http://www.Activehi.org
Add Us On FB @ http://www.Facebook.com/ActiveHi

” Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” -Maya Angelou

Job Tree 8/13/14

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CNHA & Maku’u Farmers Market: Puna Relief Effort

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Waianae Eat Local Challenge! Aug 16-Sep 13, 2014

See updated 8/22/14 announcement.

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From: Alicia Higa
Community Wellness Manager
Mākeke Kapolei & Waianae Manager
Wai`anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Preventive Health Department
86-260 Farrington Hwy.
Wai`anae, Hawaii 96792

Friends of Waianae Library Quarterly Meeting 9/3/14 at 5:30pm

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