Thursday
Sep292011

Diamond Head Summit Trail Phase 3 Work Continues

Afternoon trail closure set October 4 for helicopter lifts

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close the Diamond Head summit trail in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 4, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., as part of ongoing summit trail improvements. The trail will reopen Wednesday, October 5, at 6 a.m. as normal.

For public safety, the Division of State Parks will close the summit trail at noon so that hikers will be off the trail when a helicopter begins to fly in materials for future renovations of the ledge area outside of the Fire Control Station.

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Monday
Sep262011

Work to Break Up Boulder on Ridge Above Niu Valley

Updated on September 27, 2011 by Registered CommenterEast Oahu Sun

No need to evacuate residents

A seven to 10-ton boulder that was moved and secured at a safe location atop a ridge overlooking Niu Valley last weekend, will now be broken up into smaller pieces, bagged and removed by a contractor Monday Sept. 26 through Friday Sept. 30.

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Tuesday
Sep202011

Waialae Avenue Traffic Study

The Department of Transportation Services is conducting a traffic study along Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki. The study will continue through September 22. As part of the study, one travel lane on Waialae Avenue will be closed for 24 hours, between Old Waialae Road and 11th Avenue. There will be no afternoon contra-flow lanes on these days. Also, parking on the mauka side of Waialae Avenue between 11th Avenue and 8th Avenue will be prohibited. Motorists are advised to expect delays.

Tuesday
Sep202011

Honolulu Waldorf Celebrates 50 Years

Teachers and children at the groundbreaking ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Honolulu Waldorf School)

First, a little history as told by Bonnie Ozaki-James, former Honolulu Waldorf Administrative Director and continuing teacher. “In the late 1950s, five friends in Honolulu - Betty C. Wilson, Zena Schuman, Eric Wakefield, J. Edwin Whitlow, and Peter Lee - shared a deep interest in the work of Rudolf Steiner. As they made plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Austrian philosopher’s birth, they wanted to give a beautiful and lasting gift to the keiki o ka‘aina. They decided to found a school—a Waldorf school—that would educate children according to Dr. Steiner’s rich and forward-thinking ideas. At that time, there were only a few Waldorf schools in all of North America. The little school finally opened its doors on October 2, 1961. Two Waldorf-trained teachers, Eva Kudar and Ruth Stepputtis, welcomed the first three kindergarteners, including Eva’s daughter Tanya, and Zena Schuman’s grandson, Richard. Hundreds and hundreds of children, teachers, staff, and friends have filled the school in the fifty years since then, each a vital part of the Honolulu Waldorf School story. At the 50th Anniversary festivities, we will honor four of them, four heroes without whom the school, if it existed at all, would be a very different place: Betty Wilson, Zena Schuman, Eva Kudar, and Robert Witt.”

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Friday
Sep162011

DLNR, State Civil Defense Acting to Address Imminent Boulder Threat in Niu Valley

Residents Advised to Evacuate While Emergency Mitigation Takes Place

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) in coordination with State Civil Defense and the City and County of Honolulu, is preparing action to remove the threat of a 7 to 10-ton boulder that is overlooking several homes in Niu Valley.

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Friday
Sep162011

Makapuu Lighthouse Lookout Repairs Scheduled 

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will start interim repair work at the summit lookout overlooking the Makapu‘u Lighthouse in the Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline, east O‘ahu, on Monday, September 19, 2011.

The lookout is reached at the end of the one-mile roadway that is popular with hikers, and will be closed for several days during construction. However, other scenic vantage points can be used.

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Friday
Sep092011

Public Invited to Help Perpetuate the Voyage of the Iconic Hawaiian Sailing Vessel Hokule'a

What: Malama Hokule'a

Where: Kapi'olani Community College, Great Lawn and 'Ohi‘a Cafeteria

When: 5 – 9 pm Saturday, September 10, 2011

Why: Benefit to support the renovation and continued sailing of iconic Hawaiian canoe, Hokule'a

Tickets: $25 (keiki six and under, free when accompanied by a paying adult) Available online at http://pvs.hawaii.org, by phone at 808-842-1101 or in person at Kapi'olani Community College's Office of Student Activities ('Iliahi Building, Room 126, Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm).

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Thursday
Aug112011

Fendi Partners with Local Artists, Eli Baxter and Aaron Padilla for Fatto a Mano for the Future Events in Hawaii

FENDI introduces a series of two separate unique design projects with local artists, Eli Baxter and Aaron Padilla to launch FENDI's design-focused Fatto a Mano for the Future (handmade for the future) platform in Hawaii.

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Saturday
Jul302011

Kona Brewing Company to Sponsor 15th Annual Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race

Kona Brewing Company is taking a “stand” as the title sponsor of the 15th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship Race. Taking place on Sunday, July 31, 2011, the race will feature more than 250 athletes from 10 countries, as they paddleboard from Molokai’s Kaluakoi Beach to Maunalua Bay on the south side of Oahu.

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Friday
Jul292011

Family Fun This Weekend at the Waimanalo Country Fair

Mayor Peter Carlisle invites everyone to enjoy local entertainment, food and island crafts this weekend at the Waimanalo Country Fair, at Waimanalo Beach Park. The fun starts on Friday, July 29 at 6 p.m. and continues Saturday, July 30, from noon to midnight; and on Sunday, July 31, from noon to 10 p.m.

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Thursday
May192011

B.E.A.C.H. Highlights Issue of Marine Debris

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization concerned with bringing awareness and solutions to the problem of marine debris on Hawaii’s beaches through environmental education, plastic reduction and litter prevention campaigns, and marine debris removal and research. BEACH inspires the community to get involved and help care for Hawaii’s marine life seabirds, the ocean and environment. The non-profit was founded in 2006 by local residents, Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki without seed money, grants, or degrees in marine biology.

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Friday
Apr082011

Waimanalo Gulch Closed Saturday and Sunday

The City’s Department of Environmental Services (ENV) will close Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill to all public and private vehicles Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10.

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Wednesday
Mar302011

Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce to Host Networking Luncheon and Seminar

The Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce will host its first Networking Luncheon and Seminar of 2011, March 31st, 12-1:30 PM at the Outback Steakhouse Hawaii Kai. Members and non-members are invited to enjoy lunch, networking with over 45 community and business members and presentations from the Hawaii Association of Realtors® and SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Businesses.”

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Monday
Mar282011

Market City Partners With Salvation Army to Help With Japan Relief Efforts

Market City Shopping Center is helping The Salvation Army collect donations to help in the Japan relief efforts. Donation boxes will be placed at all participating stores in Market City. All donations will be given to The Salvation Army to help its three relief teams that are now providing care and comfort to the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.

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Thursday
Mar032011

Hahaione Elementary School Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project

B.E.A.C.H. volunteers, Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki with Haha`ione students: left side from front to back - Davy, Cameron, Gael. Right side from front to back - David, Thomas, Sewon, JacobThis month Hahaione Elementary School was the latest participant of the Marine Debris Awareness Student Art Project. The second graders had an amazing learning opportunity during a four-day project by the non-profit organization Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.). This integrated science and art project teaches important lessons about marine debris to Hawaii’s youth.

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Friday
Feb252011

Free Solar Open House This Saturday

Free Solar Open House

Saturday, 26 February 9:30am – 4:30pm
781 Eleele Place (past the skate park in Hawaii Kai)
21st Century Technologies 373-4559

Wednesday
Feb232011

DLNR Begins 3rd Phase of Diamond Head Summit Trail

Brief Afternoon Trail Closure for Safety During Concrete Pour

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close the Diamond Head summit trail briefly tomorrow, as part of the next phase of summit trail improvements.

This latest phase initially involves repair to a lookout area at the base of the long stairway (not to be confused with the summit viewing area). It will be followed by construction of a new summit loop trail and repairs to the narrow ledge where hikers exit the fire control station at the summit.

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Thursday
Feb032011

Schedule of Diamond Head Trail Improvements Extended

March completion now targeted - schedule continues half-day weekday closures; open weekends, holidays

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is announcing the updated schedule for public access to the Diamond Head State Monument summit trail for February as a multi-month trail repair project nears anticipated completion in about a month.

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Monday
Jan102011

Updated Schedule for Public Access to Diamond Head Trail

Weekday closures continue; open weekends and for holidays

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is announcing the updated schedule for public access to the Diamond Head State Monument summit trail for January as a multi-month trail repair project nears anticipated completion in about a month.

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Friday
Jan072011

Kahala YMCA to Participate in Island-Wide Open House to Promote Healthy Lifestyle

The YMCA of Honolulu is hosting an island-wide open house at seven branches on Oahu to show its renewed commitment to community-wide health. For people seeking a healthier lifestyle as part of their New Year’s resolutions, the YMCA of Honolulu is offering a plan to help individuals achieve their health and wellness goals. Members who join the YMCA on January 8 will get a four-week Jumpstart Program, which includes four weeks with a certified personal wellness coach.

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