An exciting development on approximately 166 acres of Hawaiian Homes Lands south of Kuhio Village to address the cultural, economic and social needs of the Waimea area, especially the Hawaiian Homesteads, will be shared by Mike and Tricia Hodson at Waimea Community Association’s Town Meeting at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, June 6 at Waimea School Cafeteria.
Called Waimea Nui Region Community Development Initiative (CDI), the project includes 14 fundamental infrastructure projects to support and promote self sufficiency of the Waimea Homestead community and all of the people of Waimea. Also on the agenda will be a legislative report by Rep. Cindy Evans, an update on North Hawai’i Community Hospital and Kaheleaulani, the Native Hawaiian Health Clinic in the hospital, and a briefing on planned UXO removal work near Waimea’s Sandalwood subdivision during June. As always, the entire community is invited to WCA Town Meetings and there are no membership dues. Starbucks will provide fresh hot coffee, and food pantry donations are requested. Participants are urged to either bring non-perishable food items or contribute via cash or check. Checks may be payable directly to a food pantry so the donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. For information, call WCA President Sherman Warner (885-1725) or go to www.WaimeaTown.org
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”
chorus of “Signs” by the Five Man Electrical Band, 1971
After sending out the announcement of this Thursday’s town meeting, which includes a presentation about the Hawa’i County sign ordinance and what’s legal, I’ve received a number of questions and comments, so I thought it would be helpful to distribute some information prior to the meeting.Here are links to three documents—the sign code and two guides that present the basic rules in abbreviated form:
Hawai’i County Sign Code
Sign Ordinance Reference Guide
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 10-July 19. Waimea Community Center. $150 per child including $50 Activity Fee to cover bowling, movies, snacks, beach cookout and summer’s end party. Payment must be cash, money order or certified check only). No personal checks will be accepted. The program will include a spectrum of arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor games, sports, music, dance, nature exploration, swimming, special events and excursions. For children who have completed grades K-6 (keiki must be 5 years or older as of 12/31/12). Limited to 60 students. Registration now thur April 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Waimea
Community Center. Info: Melissa Samura (887-3014) or email:email@example.com.
The work day will be Sat., April 13; Deadline to RSVP is Thurs., April 11. Join Kohala Watershed Partnership volunteers in reclaiming the Koai’a Tree Sanctuary, which was established 60 years ago and represents a tiny fraction of what was once an expansive mesic (moist) forest blanketing leeward Kohala Mountain. Volunteers will spend the morning removing both invasive lantana and non-native grasses using hand tools (shovels and picks), then have lunch in the shade of a Grandmother ‘Ohi’a, then transplant native seedlings in that areas that have been cleared. All tools, gloves, snacks and extra drinking water will be provided by KWP. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle and wear boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved lightweight shirt. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at The Kohala Center; will return to town by 3 p.m. To RSVP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 333-0976
The Kahilu Theatre Board of Directors invites you to an “Open House” at the Theatre on April 13, 2013 from 4:00-6:00pm.
Enjoy inexpensive ‘ono bites and drinks from local restaurants and music by Gary Washburn and his Honoka’a Jazz Band while you preview a number of performances being considered for our come-back 2013-14 Season. You will be able to vote for and/or sponsor those that you find most exciting. Your opinion counts! Your selections will be a significant factor in determining the 2013-2014 Kahilu Season.
This event is free and everyone is invited!
We are currently working on a preview sheet of all shows including links to YouTube videos. We will also send out a link to an online survey, in case you are unable to attend the Open House in person. The preview sheet and survey link will be emailed in the next few days.
Hope to see you there!
Mahalo for your support,
Kahilu Theatre Board of Directors
“Mixed Plate” best describes this month’s Waimea Community Association Town Meeting from 5:15 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Waimea School Cafeteria. As always, the entire community is invited, there are no membership dues, Starbucks will provide fresh hot coffee, and food pantry donations are requested.
Included on the busy agenda will be:
- An update on “Ginger Ninjas,” aka, volunteer youth, removing invasive species in the Kohala Mountain Koaia cloud forest and other progress by the Kohala and Pelekane Bay Watershed Partnerships and an update on Coqui Free Waimea’s giant new sprayer, on loan from the County.
- How mediation—aka dispute resolution—is significantly benefiting many in our community by helping to create and negotiate options and craft agreements that are fair, realistic and durable for everything from annoying neighbors to painful divorce and custody or foreclosure battles – an update by the West Hawai’i Mediation Center.
- How the water department’s proposed Lālāmilo Windfarm will save customers more than $1.5 million per year in energy costs over the next 20 years and what’s the latest in windfarm technology.
- Meet North Hawai’i Community Hospital’s new Interim CEO and hear about progress on becoming sustainable.
- Also discussing sustainability will be Kahilu Theatre’s volunteer board on their progress and plans for the 2013-’14 Season, and their ongoing advocacy to secure legislative funding.
- Public policy issues and opportunities as viewed by Waimea County Council members Margaret Wille and Valerie Poindexter and Sen. Malama Solomon.
- An update by South Kohala Traffic Safety Committee’s recently elected Chair Gunner Mench on community transportation priorities on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and related issues.
All who attend WCA monthly Town Meetings are asked to continue the association’s commitment to help Waimea’s food pantries by bringing a donation – preferably cash or a check – or non-perishable food items. Cash or checks are given to the Waimea pantries to purchase foods or gift certificates from local grocery stores and farmers markets so that recipients are able to buy fresh items such as vegetables, fruit and milk as well as diapers and other essentials. Checks may be payable directly to a food pantry so the donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
For information, call WCA Vice President Patti Cook (937-2833) or go to www.WaimeaTown.org
P&R Waimea COED-Softball Tournament (7men/3women)
May 3, 4 & 5 @ Waimea Park
12 Team Limit – $200 Entry Fee
Benefit for P&R-Waimea Athletics
Contact: Melissa Samura 887-3014 or Kal Hiraishi 345-6620
Melissa Samura, Recreation Director II Waimea
County of Hawai`i – Parks & Recreation
Waimea Community Center
T: 887-3014 / F: 887-3012
Permit/Office Hrs: 11-2 Mon-Thurs / Fri-by appt
Closed: Holidays-Weekends-1st Friday/mo (Furloughs)
*Call for Summer Hrs*
Join us for a day of fun on the beach Saturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Canoe Rides, Local Crafts and Homemade Goodies, Rummage Sale and a Silent Auction Extraordinaire! Music, food and FUN! Tell your friends – tell your clients – help keep this program alive; it serves our keiki, our families, and our community! Free Admission.
The goal of Kawaihae Canoe Club is to perpetuate canoe culture and outrigger paddling—designated as the Hawai’i's State Sport. Your support of this fundraising event will help keep valuable programs going, especially for the keiki paddlers who begin racing at age 12.
Through their training at Kawaihae, youth paddlers are taught the value of teamwork, hard exercise, and responsibility to the group. Our youth teams have won the Class A division at the State Championship races 4 of the last 5 years. The Kawaihae Canoe Club provides a van to pick up youth paddlers after school both in Waimea and Kohala so that they can get to practice with their club ohana. Dues scholarships are made available when needed. Youth transportation and expenses for racing at States are also covered by the club which is 501(c)3 charity.
Besides the youth programs, this spring fundraiser will help support insurance for racing paddlers as well as canoe and equipment maintenance and important repair of wind damage sustained by structures at the club in recent weeks.