Free Keiki Car Seat Check-Up: April 25, 2015

FREE Keiki Car Seat Check-up on April 25, 2015 at Wai’anae Mall

Is your child’s car seat/booster seat installed properly? Come and get it checked for FREE!

The Law: All children ages 4 – 7 are required to be in a booster seat while traveling in a motor vehicle.

The following must be present:
Your car
Your child
Your child’s car seat to demonstrate proper installation

For more information, contact Ruby Rellin at 697-3548.

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Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship 2015: Deadline April 10, 2015

Wai’anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center is pleased to announce the availability of its annual Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship 2015.

Deadline to apply is April 10, 2015 at 4:30pm or be postmarked no later than April 10, 2015.  Selections will be announced by May 1, 2015.

If you have any questions, please call 697-3215 or 697-3216.


Stacy Garcia Jr. represents Senator Shimabukuro at Consulate General of Canada reception event

March 25, 2015, Stacy Garcia Jr. attended a reception at the Pacific Club celebrating the connections between Hawaii and Canada on behalf of Senator Shimabukuro’s office.

The official visit to Honolulu of the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco Cassie Doyle and Consulate staff was to welcome newly elected Hawaii Governor David Ige and outline Hawaii’s trade relationship with Canada.

Consulate General Doyle highlighted that Canada is Hawaii’s 2nd largest body of tourist comprising of two million visitors each year. She mentioned our excellent educational exchange programs and close military ties.

Governor Ige shared of his surprise involving the true nature of Hawaii’s close ties with Canada truly are. He also stated how much Hawaii and Canada can gain from one another in the field of alternative energy and the goal of 100% energy independence.

Stacy Garcia takes a photo with Consulate General of Canada Connie Doyle.

Stacy Garcia Jr. takes a photo with Consulate General of Canada Connie Doyle.

Stacy Garcia Jr. attends BIA-Hawaii Stew Challenge event

Stacy Garcia and Jackson Parker (D.R. Horton)

Stacy Garcia and Jackson Parker (D.R. Horton)

Stacy Garcia and Stacy Diplato (BIA) hold sign for 'Thank You Stacy' stew.

Stacy Garcia and Stacy Diplato (BIA) hold sign for ‘Thank You Stacy’ Smile Stew.

Stacy Garcia votes for stew made by Universal Construction Inc.

Stacy Garcia votes for stew made by Universal Construction Inc.

On March 24, 2015, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) held its annual legislature Hawaii Stew Challenge at Julies Cafe. Company participants dressed up to epitomize their contest entries with cowboys/cowgirls, Russians, and even theme characters from the Game of Throne series. The stews ranged from traditional to fusion, spicy to mild, and vegetarian to seafood.

Stacy Garcia, legislative aide to Senator Shimabukuro represented her office as a guest and ‘Peoples’ Choice’ judge.

Makua Easter Sunrise Celebration: April 5, 2015 and Cultural Access: April 18 and 26, 2015

Announcement originally appeared in April 2015 issue of Westside Stories

Mākua Easter Sunrise Celebration and Cultural Access

The 18th annual “Mākua Sunrise celebration” will be held on April 5 at 6 am.  All are invited to attend.  Please bring your ‘ohana, a mat or blanket, warm clothes and rain gear or umbrella.  This is a nondenominatinal celebration for the life, love and peace for the ‘aina.  We will start promptly anda  potluck breakfast on Mākua Beach will follow.

The next access into Mākua valley will be on April 18 and April 26 at times to be determined.  Meet inside the main gate of Mākua Military Reservation (MMR).  Wear covered shoes and sun protection.  Bring ID, water, snacks or lunch.

For more information on the Mākua Easter Sunrise, contact Leandra Wai at 696-2823.

For more information on Mākua Cultural Access, call Vince Dodge at 478-6492 or Fred Dodge at 696-4677 at least 4 days prior to verify the times of the access and to reserve a spot to attend.

Women of Waianae 2015 Scholarship Applications: Due April 20, 2015

Women of Wai’anae’s (WOW) 2015 scholarship applications are available online, at Wai’anae Public Library, and at Leeward Community College – Wai’anae Campus (front desk).

For Wai’anae Coast Non-Traditional Students

Our yearly goal is to provide 10 scholarships to non-traditional students on the Wai’anae Coast. Depending on the amount of money the organization raises throughout the year, the scholarships vary. This year the awards range from $500 to $2,000. We offer three different types of scholarships:

  • Grand Winner
  • Runner Up Awards
  • Holomua Award

Download your form now by clicking:  GET YOUR APPLICATION NOW!

  • Applicant must have originated from and live in Wai’anae, and be a non-traditional college or trade school student

  • Further requirements and deadline will be found on the application.

 **Only 2015 Application Forms will be accepted.**

Senator Maile Shimabukuro on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii

Hawaii State Senator Maile Shimabukuro on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawai’i

NFL YET Hawai’i Boys & Girls Club Nānākuli youth interviewed Senator Shimabukuro on Opening Day.