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September 21

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. 

September 20

  • Read To Me International Voting here.   People can vote online once daily until September 25.

September 13

September 10

  • 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

September 7

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
  • Beans
  • Mini boxes of cereals
  • Granola, oatmeal
  • Nuts (almonds, peanuts, etc)
  • Toiletries (Individually wrapped toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, tampons, and pads)

September 4

Wainiha Haena Updated Placard Exchange Schedule:

September 2

August 30

Ainahau Vista II application: (808) 926-6700, or go to www.locationsrentals.com.

August 29

August 21

August 20

August 17

August 14

Saving the Ohia - Conservation Labs

August 13

August 12

August 10

August 9

August 8

August 7

Hawaii Department of Health: Kauai Flooding Survey 

August 6

School Bus Stop App

King Tides photo submission link 

August 4

Interested Election Day volunteers can sign-up here: go.elections.hawaii.gov/signup/

August 3

July 28

Free Water and Soil Testing by UH-Manoa for Volcano-affected Residents and Farmers

The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is offering free water and soil testing to residents and commercial farmers in the volcano-affected areas of the Big Island.

The areas are identified as Puna, Volcano, Pahala, Naalehu, South Point and Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

The testing aims to address concerns with acidity and lead in catchment water, and heavy metals in soil.

The College’s Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center will provide three (3) free samples for each of the following types of tests:

  • Water testing for pH and heavy metals
  • Soil testing for pH and heavy metals.

Please contact the Cooperative Extension Office in Hilo for arranging for testing, or for other information at 961-5199

July 27

  • Ala Wai Harbor Opala Pickers GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/gcddyhcc
  • Kauai County Wainiha-Haena checkpoint placard exchange:
    • Wednesday, 8/1:

      8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

      Wainiha Checkpoint Line

      10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Hanalei Colony Resort

      4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

      Waikoko Checkpoint Line

      Thursday, 8/2:

      8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

      Wainiha Checkpoint Line

      10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Hanalei Neighborhood Center
      (Old Hanalei Courthouse)

      4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

      Waikoko Checkpoint Line

      Friday, 8/3:

      9:00 a.m. – Noon

      Planning Department Office, Lihu‘e

      Monday, 8/6:

      9:00 a.m. – Noon

      Planning Department Office, Lihu‘e

      Wednesday, 8/8:

      8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

      Wainiha Checkpoint Line

      10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Hanalei Colony Resort

      4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

      Waikoko Checkpoint Line

      Thursday, 8/9:

      8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

      Wainiha Checkpoint Line

      10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Hanalei Neighborhood Center
      (Old Hanalei Courthouse)

      4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

      Waikoko Checkpoint Line

      Friday, 8/10:

      9:00 a.m. – Noon

      Planning Department Office, Lihu‘e


July 26

  • Big Island SNAP benefits: To apply for D-SNAP, visit application sites located at: South Hilo Processing Center, 1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 109 West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona Individuals and families may apply for D-SNAP from July 25, 2018 through August 2, 2018. DHS offices are open weekdays 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Saturday and Sundays. DHS will provide D-SNAP signs at facilities to help residents quickly find the entrance and get assistance. Additional information about D-SNAP is available below. Residents may also get more information by calling (808) 981-2754.

July 24

FBI Foreign Language Program:


July 19

  • Honolulu Police Department launches website to receive tips from public on cold cases

  • RUNNING FOR GRACE – July Hawaii special engagements (*subject to change):

  • KONA Makalapua Stm - Kailua-Kona
    • 7/19, 7:00P show  - Local Kick off Screening
    • 7/20 – full week run
  • HONOLULU Dole Cannery - Honolulu
    • 7/20, 7:00P show - Local Kick off Screening
    • 7/20 - full week run
  • MAUI - Mall Megaplex - Maui                  
    • 7/20 full week run
  • HILO - Palace Theater - Hilo                                    
    • 7/27 full week run

July 18

July 17

PRESENTED BY: All the World’s a Stage Theatre Company in residence at Hawai?i Pacific University
WHEN: Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at 4:00 p.m.* Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at 4:00 p.m.
*“Pay What You Can” Performance
WHERE: Paul and Vi Loo Theatre  Hawai?i Pacific University 45-045 Kamehameha Highway Kane?ohe, HI, 96744-5221 (HPU Hawai?i Loa Campus)
TICKET PRICES: $20 General Admission $10 Students/Seniors with Valid ID “Pay What You Can” on July 22 at 4:00 p.m. at door; reserved tickets at regular price
PURCHASE INFO: Advance Tickets available online at www.awstheatre.org.  For more information, please email info@awstheatre.org.  

July 16

July 12

HONOLULU – The deadline is approaching to submit Queen Contestant applications for the 67th Cherry Blossom Festival. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 10, 2018.   
Queen Contestants are selected for their dedication to perpetuating Japanese culture, commitment to education and passion for community service. Over the course of several months, they are exposed to various aspects of Japanese culture, from taiko and tea ceremony to bon dance and calligraphy, and receive valuable public speaking and professional training.   
The Contestant experience culminates in March 2019, when a Queen, First Princess and three Princesses are selected by a panel of esteemed judges at the annual Festival Ball and coronation ceremony. Miss Congeniality and Miss Popularity are also crowned at that time.   
Applicants must have at least 50 percent Japanese ancestry, be between the ages of 19 and 28 years old, single, a United States citizen and Hawaii resident, and meet other requirements.   
A completed registration form, documentation and a $30 application fee is required. Applications are available online at www.cbfhawaii.com.   
For more information, email cbfsearch@hjjcc.com. 

July 11

July 10


WHAT:            HAWAIIS NEW MAGICIANS"  Showcase for young Magic & Variety acts
WHO:              Sponsor:  Intl. Brotherhood of Magicians #185 & Hawaii Magic Festival

WHEN:            Saturday July 28, 2018,  Doors Open 6pm - Strolling Magic - Stage show 7pm

WHERE:          BACON AUDITORIUM at POHAI NANI:  45-090 Namoku St, Kaneohe, HI 96744

ADMISSION:   FREE  *(must reserve online/limited seating)

IBM (Intl. Brotherhood of Magicians) producers of the Hawaii Magic Festival are seeking young Magic & Variety acts to be part of the "HAWAII'S NEW MAGICIANS"

Showcase, Sat July 28 at Pohai Nanis' Bacon Auditorium.

Acts can be 2 - 10 minutes long and may be talking or to music. 

Act types can be Magic, Juggling, Ventriloquism, Quick-Change, Yo-Yo and more.  

Producers of the Annual Hawaii Magic Festival will be in attendance.

Parents of interested performers can contact show coordinators

Mike Ching:  836-1800 / MikeChingMagic@Hotmail.com  or

Curtis Kam:   354-7360 / PalmsOfSteel@Gmail.com

July 9

Three Disaster Recovery Centers will convert to U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to address the needs of of businesses and individuals impacted by storms and flooding back in April. Beginning Monday July 9, the centers in Kailua and Kapaa will operate as SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers followed by the center in Koloa on Thurs., July 12. 

Kailua Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Keolu Elementary School
1416 Keolu Drive
Kailua, HI  96734
Opens at 9 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018
Mondays - Fridays
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Kapaa Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Kapaa Elementary School Cafeteria
4886 Kawaihau Road
Kapaa, HI  96746
Opens at 9 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018
Mondays - Wednesdays
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Koloa Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Koloa Elementary School
Humanities Room
3223 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI  96756
Opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018
Thursdays - Fridays
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Honolulu Disaster Recovery Center
Aina Haina Elementary School, Media Room
801 West Hind Drive
Honolulu, HI  96821
Mondays – Sundays
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Hanalei Disaster Recovery Center
Hanalei Elementary School, Cafeteria
5-5415 Kuhio Highway
Hanalei, HI  96714
Mondays – Sundays
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

July 6

July 2

  • Report tips on dead hammerhead shark pups: Anyone with information about this case should call the statewide DOCARE hotline at 1-855-DLNR-TIP , 643-DLNR (3567) or report online via the free DLNRTip app.  All tips are anonymous and effectively assist conservation officers in investigating wildlife violations.

July 1

June 28

June 26

June 25

June 20

  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs- Financial Assistance

June 19

June 18

Free Health Clinics for Hawaii Island Residents

  • Event name: Tropic Care Hawai‘i 2018 – Hawai‘i Island
  • Location: Kea‘au High School (16-725 Kea‘au-Pahoa Rd, Kea‘au, HI 96749)
  • Dates: June 18-20, 22-23, 25-28
  • Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

June 15

Helping Hands Hawaii - Ready 2 Learn School Supply Drive

June 13

Kokua Aloha Living 

Big Island Lava Flow Housing Network 

  • Locations drop off sites:
    • Diamond Head: 614 Kapahulu Ave. #300
    • Kailua: 151 Hekili St. #120
    •  Kapolei: 91-590 Farrington Hwy. #125
    • Mililani: 95-720 Lanikuhana Ave. #120
    • Pearlridge: 98-161 Kaonohi St.
    • Pearlridge Kiosk: Pearlridge Shopping Center – Uptown
    • Windward Kiosk: Windward Mall - Kaneohe 

June 11 

June 9 

Tickets will be available to the general public Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com Ticket buyers can also but their tickets in person at the Aloha Stadium box office.

June 8

  • Open House Meetings on Proposed Sites for Missile Defense System
    •   Tuesday, June 19, 2018
      Time:   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      Location: Sunset Beach Elementary School
      59-360 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712*
    • Wednesday, June 20, 2018
      Time:   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      Location: Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park
      2685 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96819*
    • Thursday, June 21, 2018
      Time:   6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      Location: Waianae High School
      85-251 Farrington Hwy., Waianae, HI 96792*

June 7

June 5

June 4

  • Health Officials will be available to answer questions during a series of community meetings this week and next. Those meetings will be held in Kailua Kona, Volcano and Ocean View. 

  • Meeting details:

    • Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m.
      West Hawai'i Civic Center
      Council Chambers - Building A
      74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI

    • Thursday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.
      Cooper Center
      19-4030 Wright Rd, Volcano, HI 96785

    • Thursday, June 14, 5:30 p.m.
      Ocean View Community Center
      92-8924 Leilani Cir, Ocean View, HI 96704

June 3