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One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans?
Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Hawaii small businesses of the March 14, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes that occurred May 3 - Aug. 17, 2018.
According to Garfield, small non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. “Economic Injury Disaster Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the applicant suffered any property damage,” Garfield said.
These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Hawaii County.
The interest rate is 3.61 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
City & County of Honolulu Emergency Management
650 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 523-4121
County of Hawai'i Civil Defense Agency
920 Ululani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 935-0031
After Hours: (808) 935-3311
Maui Emergency Management Agency
200 South High Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 270-7285
After Hours: (808) 244-6400
Kaua'i Emergency Management Agency
3990 Kaana Street, Suite 100
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 241-1800
After Hours: (808) 241-1711
POW! WOW! HAWAII 2019 kicks off at 'Alohilani. It's the 9th annual of the International Art Festival featuring local and international artists
Two-lined spittle bug:
Be familiar with the insect and if you see one, trap it and report it. Reach out immediately to Mark Thorne, Range & Livestock Management specialist for the University of Hawaii extension service (CTAHR), firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-887-6183, and/or Carolyn Wong, USDA NRCS Grazing Land Management specialist, at Carolyn.email@example.com or 808-885-6602 (ext 105)
Olelo Hawai'i Month festivities continue at Royal Hawaiian Center with Papa Olelo Hawai'i, an eight-week Beginning Hawaiian Language class in Helumoa Hale.
Starting on February 4 and offered every Monday through March 25 no class on President's Day, February 18 from 11 a.m. to noon, Papa Olelo Hawai'i lessons are designed to cover common greetings and introductions for those with no prior knowledge of the language.
"With Hawaiian language so deeply rooted in the history of Royal Hawaiian Center, we're proud to offer this unique opportunity to visitors and kama'aina alike who are looking to familiarize themselves with the language," said Monte McComber, Cultural Director at Royal Hawaiian Center.
Supplemented by visual aids, a course syllabus and other valuable learning materials, the Papa Olelo Hawai?i classes will feature a 45-minute lesson with the last 15 minutes reserved for a progressive lesson building upon the content taught in the previous week's session. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Classes are free but limited to the first 25 attendees. To reserve your spot in class, visit Helumoa Hale after 10 a.m. on the day of the scheduled class. For more information, visit www.RoyalHawaiianCenter.com or call Helumoa Hale Guest Services at 808-922-2299.
Links for Federal Workers Seeking Temporary Jobs:
American Savings Bank Hawaii
The following is a list of the Goodwill Hawaii operated free tax clinic locations and their hours of operation:
Goodwill Beretania Office
1085 South Beretania Street (2nd Floor), Honolulu, HI 96814
Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 9:30 am-2:00 pm
Goodwill Kapolei – Ohana Career & Learning Center
2140 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, HI 96707
Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 9:30 am-2:00 pm
WINDWARD OAHU CLINIC
Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Road, Alakai Building Room 129, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
BIG ISLAND LOCATIONS
Goodwill Kona Office
74-5599 Luhia Street Suite F-4, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours of Operation: First and Third Wednesday of every month, 4:00-7:00 pm
Goodwill Hilo Office
200 Kanoelehua Avenue Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96702
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Hours of Operation: First and Third Saturday of every month, 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Goodwill Maui Office
250 Alamaha Street Suite N-16B, Kahului, HI 96732
Hours of Operation: First and Last Saturday of every month, 9:30 am-2:00 pm
Goodwill Kauai Office
4334 Rice Street Suite 205, Lihue, HI 96766
Hours of Operation: Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 pm
Lyft Economic Impact Report
- Pierthirty USA gift cards for Gokoku Sushi, Cafe Lani, Tempura Ichidai: Email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2019. Subject line: "Gift Card Refund." Email must include 19-digit gift card number located on the back of the card,name, phone number, and mailing address.
Food Pantry helps local Coast Guard members
January 1, 2019
- Applications for the 2019 Lei Court:
- St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Honolulu:
- West Hawai'i Parks closing early include:
- Hapuna, Kiholo and Kekaha Kai (Mahai'ula and Kua Bay sections)
- Concert Information: Dream Weekend featuring Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and Sublime with Rome
- Aloha Stadium, December 27, 2018, 6:30-10:30
- Click Here for more information on tickets, parking, security, policies, restricted items
- Aloha Stadium Information
- One donation can save three lives, locations where you can give blood here
- Registration open for free lei making workshops in advance of Lei Day
KPD hosting free car seat safety inspection Friday Dec. 21
- Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. examining UH Manoa.
- To provide comments, call: (808)956-4361 on Tuesday, December 11th between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
- Written comments can be mailed to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
Small business locations: www.sba.gov
- Lanakila Meals on Wheels Donations
- Lei court application: honolulu.gov/rep/site/dpr/leiday_docs/2019_Lei_Court_Selection_Information_Packet.pdf
- Ka Baibala Hemolele: There are three editions of the bibles. To purchase, call 808-595-2752.
Performing Arts Center of Kapolei- Beauty and the Beast
Application deadline for Hawaiian Airlines customer service and ramp agent positions is Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Interested candidates can click here to apply and browse a list of all job openings with Hawaii's hometown airline.
Early voting website: elections.hawaii.gov/voters/early-voting/
Research the proposed Constitutional Amendment:
- HB2608 - Hawaii State Legislature - https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2608
- Hawaii State Teachers Association Website: https://www.hsta.org/News/Recent-Stories/tag/conam
Produce solicitation for local farmers and vendor pre-bid meetings locations
Monday, Oct. 22
Kaua‘i High School Library
3577 Lala Road (Lihu‘e)
Tuesday, Oct. 23
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Campus Center Room 301
200 W. Kawili St. (Hilo)
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Hawai‘i Community College – Palamanui, Panini Room 127
73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Highway (Kona)
Thursday, Oct. 25
Maui High School Library
660 Lono Ave. (Kahului)
Monday, Oct. 29
Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium
415 South Beretania St. (Honolulu)
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Kalaheo High School Library
730 Iliaina St. (Kailua)
RSVP here by Friday, Oct. 19
- Election Day Volunteers
- Kamehameha Schools Hamakua Forest
- To learn more about the Meheula Vista or to request an application, call the on-site office at (808) 626-9162, or to go our website at www.locationsrentals.com.
The public can To explore the Pearl City Complete Streets project online click here
Members of the public who cannot attend the upcoming meeting can tune in live to the Complete Streets Facebook page: http://fb.com/hnlcompletestreets. You can follow Complete Streets on Instagram at @cch_complete_streets
Cyber security month information:
dod.hawaii.gov/ohs/cyber and hawaii.edu/infosec/.
- Greenpeace Ship: The historic Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, arrived in Honolulu Thursday. The ship is docked at Brewer's Wharf, 79 S Nimitz Hwy, which is at the intersection of S Nimitz Hwy and Nuuanu Ave, Pier 12, just west of the cruise ship terminal. The ship will be open to the public for free tours from 10am to 5pm on October 13, 14, 27 and 28.
- CSPAN bus Hawaii visit air dates
12 a.m. HST on C-SPAN3
American History TV's "Oral Histories" program will feature the following interview:
- Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the first Native Hawaiian in the U.S. Senate, talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the Pearl Harbor attack, how it affected native Hawaiians and how it led to the senator's own service in the Army Corps of Engineers at the end of World War II. This is part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
3:30 a.m. HST on C-SPAN
C-SPAN's live "Washington Journal" viewer call-in program will look at major issues in Hawaii. Jeff Mikulina, executive director of the Blue Planet Foundation, will join to talk about renewable energy.
8 a.m. HST on C-SPAN3
The C-SPAN Cities Tour and American History TV will present programs featuring the following local experts and historical sites on C-SPAN3:
- We visit Waimea Valley, an area of cultural and religious significance to Native Hawaiians. Ka'ulamealani Diamond, cultural programs manager, guides us through the area known as the "Valley of the Priests."
- Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré talks about preserving Native Hawaiian culture.
- Zita Cup Choy, historian docent educator, gives us a tour through the Iolani Palace, including the room where Queen Lili'uokalani was held after the overthrow.
- State Sen. J. Kalani English provides a tour of the Hawaii State Capitol, which includes highlighting the symbolism in the structure's architecture.
- Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré explains how people living in Hawaii, including Native Hawaiians, think about being considered part of the United States.
- Meghan Rathbun, curatorial assistant, goes aboard the USS Missouri to show the surrender deck where documents were signed by U.S. and Japanese officials ending World War II.
- Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré talks about housing issues facing Honolulu.
- Ka'iulani Murphy, apprentice navigator, shares the legacy of voyaging and how the Hokule’a voyage canoe marked a generation of renewal for Hawai‘i’s indigenous people, their voyaging and navigation traditions, and the Hawaiian culture.
- Civil Beat staff writer Marcel Honoré, who covers transportation issues for the online newspaper, talks about Honolulu's Rail Transit project.
All video segments will be available indefinitely on the C-SPAN Video Library at www.c-span.org.
Support WWII Veteran Sidney Walton's National "No Regrets Tour" at: https://gosidneygo.com/
Location: Bayfront (Hilo), Walmart (Kona), and Malama Market (Pahoa)
Dates: October 6 and 9
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Kahului Shopping Center
Dates: October 9 only
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Office of County Clerk, Elections Division
Dates: October 8 and 9
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hawaii State Capitol (front of the capitol facing Beretania St.)
Dates:October 8 and 9
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Members of the university community are being targeted by a spear phishing attack where the
attackers are creating free email accounts using the names of University of Hawai'i officials (e.g.
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org). These accounts are then used to engage the recipient and have them purchase
Very sophisticated phishing attempts are on the rise. UH was recently alerted to a credential
harvesting campaign where a phishing email directs the recipient to a "personnel satisfaction
survey" where a UH Username and password is required to access the survey. This is not a legitimate
Protect your personal information and confirm the sender's physical email address (not just the name
displayed) before replying.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the University of Hawai'i would like to
remind everyone to use caution, use safe cyber hygiene practices and be on the alert for phishing
scams. A phishing scam will masquerade as a legitimate entity in an attempt to trick users into
providing personal information and possibly more, like research or accounting information. Phishing
is usually implemented via email or instant messaging but any electronic messaging system may be
used, e.g. Twitter.
In addition to personal information, phishing can also be used to gain access to networks, which can
compromise the data of other users on those networks.
Tips to Prevent Phishing:
• Be vigilant about protecting personal and business information, such as your UH
Username/password, SSN, and any personal or business account numbers.
• Be careful when clicking on links, particularly when the link points to a website that does
not begin with www.hawaii.edu or (something).hawaii.edu.
• Be safe - If you think you may have provided your UH Username and password in response to a
phishing message, change your password immediately. You can check your Google@UH login activity by
following the instructions at:
Please visit the following links for more information on phishing and how to avoid it:
More information about Cyber Security Awareness Month is available at:
Sexual Assault Hotline:
Big Island: (808)935-0677
Maui County: (Toll Free) 866-443-5702
For the hearing impaired call (808)535-7627 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
For those who don't speak English, the Sex Abuse Treatment Center can get an interpreter at no cost to you.
Click here for the steps to file a police report.
Old Stadium Park Proposed Revitalization link:
STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HIRING TO FILL 200 POSITIONS FOR 2019 SESSION
Oct. 3, 2018 - Chaminade University - 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 9, 2018 - UH Manoa - 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 10, 2018 - UH West Oahu - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Applications are also being accepted on line. To apply and for more information on position descriptions and requirements go to:
Cyber Security Awareness Programs
Island of Oahu
·October 4, 6 p.m. – Nanakuli Public Library
·October 6, 10:30 a.m. – Aiea Public Library
·October 6, 1 p.m. – Hawaii State Library
·October 7, 2 p.m. – Kaneohe Public Library
·October 11, 5:30 p.m. – Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library
·October 16, 6:30 p.m. – Kahuku Public & School Library
·October 21, 3 p.m. – Pearl City Public Library
·October 27, 10 a.m. – Kalihi-Palama Public Library
·October 27, 10:30 a.m. – Liliha Public Library
·October 27, 10:30 a.m. – Mililani Public Library
·October 27, 2 p.m. – Kapolei Public Library
·October 9, 5:30 p.m. – Kailua-Kona Public Library
·October 10, 2:30 p.m. – Keaau Public & School Library
·October 10, 5:30 p.m. – Hilo Public Library
Island of Maui
· October 20, 10 a.m. – Makawao Public Library
·October 20, 3 p.m. – Kahului Public Library
·October 25, 6 p.m. – Wailuku Public Library
Island of Kauai
·October 24, 6 p.m. – Waimea Public Library
·October 31, 6:30 p.m. – Koloa Public & School Library
- Free Car Seat Checks for Child Passenger Safety Week on Saturday
- Walmart, Lihue 9 a.m. to 12 p.m
- Hawaii Island:
- Target, Hilo 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Target, Kailua-Kona, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Waipio Shopping Center, Waipahu 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The Department of Parks and Recreation presents“The Beginning of a Garden” program at Foster Botanical Garden on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Recall Information:
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation is voluntarily recalling all of its products produced at the Keaau facility between Sept. 6 - 21, 2018 due to a potential contamination of Escherichia coli (E. coli).
General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.
If you have any questions, please call 1(844) 344-5444, Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm HST. This is a toll-free number.
The public will soon get a chance to give their input on what activities should be allowed on Mauna Kea.
The first of four public hearings on proposed administrative rules governing activities on the Big Island mountain will be held on Monday on O'ahu at 5 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
The rules lay out what will and will not be allowed on the UH managed lands .
Additional meetings are scheduled for:
September 25th at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo
September 26th at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School
September 28th on the U-H Maui campus
UH officials say the testimony given will be taken into consideration as the rules are finalized.
Read To Me International Voting here. People can vote online once daily until September 25.
- Rebooking Hawaii Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines codeshare flights
HMSA members can get prescription refills ahead of Tropical Storm Olivia: To help our members get the medications they need ahead of Tropical Storm Olivia, HMSA will allow early refills of maintenance medications on all islands. Maintenance drugs are medications for chronic, long-term conditions and are taken on a regular basis. Members should call for approval at one of these phone numbers:
· 1 (855) 479-3659 for Medicare Part D
· 1 (855) 479-3656 for HMSA QUEST Integration
· 1 (855) 298-2491 for HMSA commercial plans
To effectively accomplish the mission of Food Vault Hawai’i donations of the following are highly encouraged:
- Canned meats (spam, tuna, chicken, salmon, corned beef, vienna sausage)
- Canned vegetables/fruits
- Canned meals (Stews, Chef Boyardee, chili, chowder)
- Canned soups (Chicken noodle soup, vegetable broth, chicken broth, bone broth)
- Small packaged pasta (spinach, wheat, etc)
- Tomato sauce, meat sauces
- Small packaged rice
- Cup noodles/ instant noodles
- Mac n cheese -> ready to make
- Peanut butter
- Jelly/ jam, honey
- Mini boxes of cereals
- Granola, oatmeal
- Nuts (almonds, peanuts, etc)
- Toiletries (Individually wrapped toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, tampons, and pads)
Wainiha Haena Updated Placard Exchange Schedule:
Ainahau Vista II application: (808) 926-6700, or go to www.locationsrentals.com.
- HPD unclaimed property auction
- FBI Tips: You can submit at tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/ , or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Interested Election Day volunteers can sign-up here: go.elections.hawaii.gov/signup/
- Modified bus schedule for students residing in Wainiha and Haena