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Second Saturday at the Garden! August 11, 2012 9am-12pm Pearl City Urban Garden Center

Second Saturday at the Garden! August 11, 2012 9am-12pm Pearl City Urban Garden Center

Join the O’ahu Master Gardeners and UGC ‘Ohana Volunteers at the Pearl City Urban Garden Center for Second Saturday at the Garden!

August 11, 2012    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Common Insect, Pest & Diseases Identification and Environmentally Sound Management Solutions

On-going garden demonstrations

Small plant sale

Enjoy a stroll through the gardens :)


IPM Class!
Location: UGC Classroom, $5 donation to the program
Time: 10 AM
No preregister necessary.  Please arrive early to reserve a seat for this informative class.

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Colon Named Private Sector Leader of the Year by Association of Defense Communities

Colon Named Private Sector Leader of the Year by Association of Defense Communities

The following information is provided by Association of Defense Communities:

The Association of Defense Communities has named Steve Colon, President of the Hawaii development division of Hunt Companies, the 2012 Private Sector Leader of the Year, presenting the award August 6 at the ADC Annual Conference in Monterey, California. The award recognizes an individual from the private sector whose achievements have helped further the goals of defense communities.

ADC is the nation's leading association representing U.S. communities and states with a significant military presence.

"Particularly as a retired Navy Captain, it has been an honor to be part of the revitalization of Ford Island," Colon said.

City road division employees under probe in bizarre incident involving a dead pig

HALAWA (HawaiiNewsNow) – Honolulu police were called to the city's Halawa corporation yard last week in a bizarre incident involving a dead pig and two workers from the city roads division. That's the same division that has several supervisors already under investigation in separate, unrelated cases.

The corporation yard, which houses a number of city divisions along Iwaena Street, is located on the Ewa side of the H-3 freeway. 

Last Tuesday evening after work, sources said, two road division employees, a storm drain cleaning crew leader and a heavy truck driver, went pig hunting in the mountains near their Halawa workplace. 

They returned to the corporation yard where they drank alcoholic beverages and around 8:30 p.m. decided they needed to bury a pig they had killed because it had spoiled, sources said. 

Traffic Advisory: Lane Closers for Archaeological Survey Work

Traffic Advisory: Lane Closers for Archaeological Survey Work

The following information is provided by Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation:

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) wants to inform drivers that archaeological survey work continues next week in the urban Honolulu area for the rail transit project.

Motorists are advised of lane closures related to the survey work being conducted in the Pearl Harbor, Airport and Kakaako areas. Work will require lane closures during non-peak traffic hours.

For the safety of both the work crews and motorists, the public is advised to proceed with caution through these areas. Drivers should anticipate possible traffic delays or use alternate routes during work hours, and provide a safe distance between themselves and the construction workers and equipment.

Work for the week of Sunday, August 5, through Saturday, August 11, will take place at the following locations between the hours of 8:30 a.m.

City Officials Dedicate Newtown Parking Lot

City Officials Dedicate Newtown Parking Lot

The following information is provided by City & County of Honolulu:

City Councilmember Breene Harimoto, Mayor Peter Carlisle, Department of Parks and Recreation Director Gary Cabato, and Donald Devaney, President of the Newtown Estates Community Association held a blessing and dedication ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly constructed Newtown Neighborhood Park Parking Lot.

This new public parking lot, located at 98-434 Kaahele Street in the Newtown community, is a long-awaited improvement that provides park users with a safe and convenient access to their neighborhood park.

Save the Date for Hawaiian Electric's Clean Energy Fair

Save the Date for Hawaiian Electric's Clean Energy Fair

Hawaiian Electric is holding their 2012 Clean Energy Fair on Sautrday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court.

The fair will kick off Energy Awareness Month in October and features the organizations across the state using sustainable, clean energy practices for the sake of Hawaii's future.

The event will include live entertainment by Na Hoku Hanohano award winning Na Palapalai, Mailani, and 2012 Brown Bags to Stardom winner DivOcean. Guests will also view and enjoy energy-related booths, games and prizes, an electric vehicle display, and a Hawaiian Electric job booth.

The fair is free and open to all ages. For more information, contact 543-7511.

Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City reopened after critical accident

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A stretch of Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City that was closed for an investigation after a vehicle struck a male in his thirties who was running across the street has been reopened.

According to police, the accident happened in the vicinity of Kuleana Road and Kuluamoi Place along Kamehameha Highway at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Officials say that the pedestrian, who is believed to have hit by a minivan traveling in the eastbound direction of the highway, was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

We will have more information on this developing story as soon as it becomes available.

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