Hoa Aina O Makaha’s Evening Under the Stars Benefit Dinner – 10/8/16

Senator Shimabukuro received the following e-mail regarding Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha’s Evening Under the Stars Benefit Dinner

It is a real pleasure to extend to you this invitation to Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha’s Evening Under the Stars Benefit Dinner celebrating 37 years of working with our community, the Waiʻanae Coast. Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha holds a special place in the hearts of many people in Waiʻanae, our extended Oʻahu community, and world-wide.

Please join us for an excellent meal catered by TOWN Restaurant, entertainment by Ginai Hill and other community musicians, silent auction, farm tours led by Makaha Elementary School keiki, and personal testimonies from our former students and friends.

The event information is as follows and is also included on the invitation below:

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha
4pm – 8pm
Aloha/Farm Chic Attire

Seat(s) can be conveniently purchased on our website:

Please direct any ticketing questions to hoaainaevents@gmail.com or (808) 348-3042.


Historic Preservation Standards Seminar – August 2016

Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and National Park Service for a free class on how to preserve and rehabilitate historic places to protect their authentic character and sustain them for future generations.

The three-hour classes will help owners, managers and others with responsibility for historic buildings and sites learn best practices and guidelines for historic preservation.

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
HPU, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Multipurpose Room 1, 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-preservation-standards-seminar-august-2016-registration-26525418240


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Update on City’s Halona Road Project

Senator Shimabukuro received the following e-mail from the City and County of Honolulu regarding their Halona Road Project, which will begin during the week of July 25, 2016.

Aloha Senator Shimabukuro,

Hope this email finds you well. We are writing to update you on the status of our Halona project.

The City is scheduled to commence work on our property located at 86-537 Halona Rd in Waianae. The property consists of a dilapidated structure which the City will demolish and replace with three modular units to provide housing for families and households that are or have experienced homelessness. Construction activity will begin during the week of July 25, 2016, and is scheduled for completion in October 2016.

Attached is a copy of the letter which we are mailing out to your office, along with additional information regarding the project. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments, and thank you for your hard work on behalf of your community.

Y Elizabeth Char
Asset Development Project Manager
Office of Strategic Development
City and County of Honolulu

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Waianae Coast Volunteers Needed for Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Senator Shimabukuro received the following message from Make-A-Wish Hawai’i, calling for volunteers to serve as Wish Granters for Wai’anae keiki:

Make-A-Wish Hawaii is looking for volunteers from the west side to serve as Wish Granters for Wai‘anae keiki. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to give hope, strength and joy to families in their greatest time of need. Be a wish granter for Wai‘anae kids like Kaimana and change lives in your community.

Be a hero for wish kids in Wai‘anae and contact Glenn Mendoza at 537-3118 ext. 121.


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Maile’s Legislative Wrap-Up 2016 (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of 2 of Senator Shimabukuro’s Legislative Wrap-Up, reprinted with the permission of Westside Stories, is provided here.

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Na Pua Hometown Magazine – Waianae

The Nā Pua Wai’anae Magazine is available in an interactive online format.

For the latest issue, check: http://www.napuamagazineshawaii.com/category/waianae/