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Tonight, Tuesday, is Hospital Meeting at Hilo Medical Center

October 16, 2012
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The East Hawaii Regional Board of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation will hold its Annual Community Meeting at Hilo Medical Center (HMC) on October 16 at 5:30 p.m.   The open meeting provides an opportunity for the Board to present an overview of enhancements to the Region’s health services, as well as to discuss issues raised by the community.  The Region encompasses Hilo Medical Center, its nine outpatient clinics, behavioral health services, extended care facility, and the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, as well as the Critical Access Hospitals Hale Ho’ola Hamakua and Ka’u Hospital and…

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Mountain View Community Meet Set for Thursday October 18

October 10, 2012
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Mountain View area residents are invited to attend a Community Meeting on Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm at the Mountain View Elementary School Cafeteria. The Puna Community Development Plan was developed by hundreds of Puna residents working thousands of hours to bring together the diverse constituencies of the district to forge guidelines for smart growth and creating community in Puna.  Community Development plans all over the island are creating community-based programs, with citizens guiding the growth of their own communities.  Mountain View residents hope to do this on a village scale and design a Village…

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Lyman Museum Offers Tour of Stone Structures of East Hawaii

October 6, 2012
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Lyman Museum Offers Tour of Stone Structures of East Hawaii

Lyman Museum invites the public to join in a tour of the early stone structures of East Hawaii.  The architectural van tour is coming up Saturday, October 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   The all day tour includes stops at an ancient Hawaiian fish pond, a plantation-era cemetery, an historical Portuguese distillery, and other locations of pre- and post-colonial importance.   The tour leaders are renowned historian and anthropologist Dr. Judith Kirkendall and Leslie Lang, author of Exploring Historic Hilo.   Tickets include transportation, a sandwich lunch and bottled water, and are $50…

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Chere Lyons is East Hawaii Officer of the Month

September 28, 2012
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Chere Lyons is East Hawaii Officer of the Month

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai’i recognized Officer Chere Lyons on Thursday (September 27) as “Officer of the Month” for September. Lyons, a South Hilo patrol officer, was honored for her quick arrest of a burglary suspect last month. At 7:48 a.m. on August 13, a Pepe’ekeo resident reported that a stranger was attempting to break into his neighbor’s house by removing glass jalousies. The neighbor shouted at the burglar, scaring him away, and called police. Officer Lyons spoke to the neighbor and other residents in the area and was able to obtain a…

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Tsuji in Hilo Medical Center with Pneumonia

September 21, 2012
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State Representative Clift Tsuji (District 3 – South Hilo, Panaewa, Puna, Keaau, Kurtistown) has confirmed that he was admitted to Hilo Medical Center last week with pneumonia, but he is expected to be released in a few days and to make a full recovery.  He has been able to keep up with emails, correspondence and other work during his hospital stay.   Rep. Tsuji has served his East Hawaii district as a state representative since the 2005 legislative session.  Due to reapportionment, he is currently running in a new District 2 (Hilo, Waiakea, Keaukaha) unopposed.…

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Aaron Yamanaka is East Hawaii Officer of the Month

August 23, 2012
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Aaron Yamanaka is East Hawaii Officer of the Month

From Hawaii Police Department: The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai’i recognized Officer Aaron Yamanaka on Thursday (August 23) as “Officer of the Month” for August. Yamanaka, a school resources officer assigned to the Hamakua District, was honored for his role in the arrest of a suspected car thief. At 6:30 a.m. on August 1, Yamanaka was on his way to work when he observed a Honda Accord being driven in a reckless manner on Highway 19 heading toward Waimea. The officer followed the car, which had been reported as stolen earlier that morning from…

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East Hawaii Grant Requests Due September 4

August 14, 2012
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The East Hawai’i Fund was established for the people and communities of East Hawai’i, from Waipi’o to Waiohinu. With the help of KTA Superstores, the estate of Frederick Yokoyama and a group of local citizens serving as an advisory committee, the East Hawai’i Fund was established to provide a stronger link between charitable donors and the specific needs of East Hawai’i.   This regional fund will continue to grow through contributions, bequests and planned gifts from donors who want to respond to current and emerging community needs. The East Hawai’i Fund is a component fund…

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East Hawaii Disaster Meet August 21

August 13, 2012
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The East Hawaii Chapter of  Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster- VOAD (VOH-ADD) is having a quarterly general meeting on Tuesday, August 21, at 10 am at the Civil Defense office located at 920 Ululani Street.   VOAD  is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities. Members of  VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission. All interested organizations are welcome to attend and become members.   For more information call Suzi Bond…

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Domingo, Apuakehau Are East Hawaii Officers for June, July

July 26, 2012
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Domingo, Apuakehau Are East Hawaii Officers for June, July

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawai’i recognized South Hilo Patrol Officer Ryan Domingo as “Officer of the Month” for June and Puna Patrol Officer Corina Apuakehau as “Officer of the Month” for July. Both officers were honored Thursday (July 26) at a luncheon ceremony at Coqui’s Hideaway in Hilo. Domingo was honored for administering life-saving first aid to a victim of gunshot wounds. On May 13, police responded to a disturbance involving gunshots in Hilo. At the scene, officers quickly identified and arrested a suspect, and Domingo found a woman lying on the kitchen…

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Police Hosting Hi-Pal Basketball This Month

July 10, 2012
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From Hawaii Police: The Hawai?i Police Department is hosting the HI-PAL “Click it or Ticket” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on July 20 to 22, 2012 in Laup?hoehoe at the P?pa?aloa Gymnasium. This is part of the “Click It or Ticket” series of basketball tournaments. Team entries are being accepted in the following age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 High School Boys, Girls 10 & Under, Girls 12 & Under, Girls 14 & Under and High school Girls. The age cut off date is December 31, 2012. Deadline for teams to enter is…

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Department of Ed Cuts Bus Service for 96 Waikoloa Students

July 1, 2012
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Department of Ed Cuts Bus Service for 96 Waikoloa Students

Around 96 Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School students will lose their bus service for this coming school year, the State Department of Education announced on Saturday.  Statewide, around 2,400 students will no longer have access to school bus service.  East Hawaii will have no cuts in bus service. The neighborhoods affected include Waikoloa Gardens, Paniolo Greens, Makana Kai, Waikoloa Hills, Mahina, Ua-Noe, Auhili Lp., Kauhiwai, which currently have 45 students who use the school bus.  The Department says 51 students from LuaKula, Laie, AkaUla, Hulu, KilaKila will also lose service. The State Department of Education…

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LAVA 105 and KKOA Off Air in Hilo, But Coming Back Soon

June 21, 2012
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LAVA 105 and KKOA Off Air in Hilo, But Coming Back Soon

Mahalo Broadcasting General Manager Dan Deeb says both the company’s stations, LAVA 105.3 fm (lava rock) and KKOA 107.7 fm (Koa Country)  are off the air in Hilo, but it’s only temporary.  In last Monday’s wind storm, power and phone lines between the Kona and Hilo locations were lost. Deeb says the company broadcasts its live morning show from both Hilo, with Israel Gonzales in studio, and Kona, with Danny Jesser and Eddie O in the Kona Old Industrial Area studios–but only West Hawaii can hear it.   Other programming can initiate from either Hilo or…

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Hirono to Visit East Hawaii This Weekend

June 19, 2012
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After a nearly two-month absence from Hawaii Island, U. S. Congresswoman Mazie Hirono has scheduled a series of “meet the public” events in East Hawaii in her campaign to become the state’s second United States Senator.   Hirono has refused all candidate forums and debates on Hawaii Island, and since that decision in April, has been focusing on events on Oahu and Maui. This Saturday, the public is invited to hear from Hirono at noon at Hilo Hongwanji Mission.  Sunday morning, she will go to Volcano Farmers Market at Cooper Center and then a 9 a.m.…

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