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Pahoa Park Meeting Monday at 5:30

September 4, 2012
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The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation invites the public to provide input on the Puna Regional Park that will be built in Pahoa.   Public feedback on the park project will be gathered from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 10, at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility.   The Department of Parks and Recreation plans to build a regional park above the community center and Pahoa Aquatic Center. Initial survey work is under way.   Active recreational fields, multi-use covered play courts, a walking path and access road are all part of department’s…

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Carvalho Park Lot to Close Monday

July 14, 2012
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The new parking lot at Hilo’s Gilbert Carvalho Park will be closed temporarily starting Monday, July 16, so a Department of Parks and Recreation crew can pave the driveway entrance.   In-house paving work is estimated to last a week, weather permitting, to provide time for the new asphalt to cure and the fresh striping to dry.   Once work is finished, the parking lot will be reopened. Stalls near the park’s gym will remain available for public use during the construction phase.   The Department of Parks and Recreation wishes to thank park users…

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County to Reopen Waikea Uka Park Thursday–Public Invited

June 5, 2012
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The County has just completed a $1 million upgrade to Hilo’s Waikea Uka Park and Stanley Costales Gymnasium.    The public is invited to join Mayor Billy Kenoi and County Parks Director Bob Fitzgerald at a blessing and dedication ceremony set for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7 at the gym. Refreshments will be served.   “Mahalo to the community for its patience during the recent construction phase,” Mayor Kenoi said. “Please join me in reopening this safe haven for families, keiki and kupuna, which has been expanded, renovated and made more accessible.”   The 7.7-acre Wai?kea…

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Kawananakoa Keiki Playground Reopens

May 15, 2012
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The Hawai’i County Department of Parks and Recreation has reopened the keiki playground at Kawananakoa Gym in Hilo following completion of safety repairs to its rubberized surface.   The County says the Keaukaha community and Hilo Councilman Dennis “Fresh” Onishi played vital roles in securing the funding needed to restore the playground so it could be returned to public use Tuesday afternoon.   The playground’s poured-in-place rubber surface is required to meet a federal accessibility mandate and industry safety standards.  But, it  developed holes, creating a hazard for young users. Parks staff determined the fall…

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South Kona Medical Van Blessing at Noon Saturday

March 10, 2012
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The community is invited to a noon Saturday blessing at Kona Community Hospital for a new mobile medical van that will serve South Kona. The 32½  foot van is the culmination of nearly 10 years of research, work, and cooperation by Representative Robert Herkes and legislature, Kona Community Hospital, and Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA).   The van will first provide medical care to school children in rural south Kona, with immunizations, school checkups, and more.   Emily Mendez-Bryant, Public Information Officer at Kona Community Hospital, says State Representative Bob Herkes heard of the need from constituents…

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Hawai’i Volcanoes Park Hosts President of French Island

October 16, 2011
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Hawai’i Volcanoes Park Hosts President of French Island

The president of La Réunion, a French volcanic island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, visited Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Thursday afternoon, and marveled over similarities between Hawai‘i Island and his home. La Réunion President Robert Didier, and his delegation of Vice President Jean-Francois Sita, Film Commissioner Edy Payet and Public Information Officer Corinne Peyron-Beaulieu, explored the park as part of a four-day mission to “build a bridge” between La Réunion and Hawai‘i Island by promoting sister park status between Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Réunion National Park. Both national parks are UNESCO World…

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Henry Street Closed at Palani Starting Monday

June 1, 2011
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Henry Street Closed at Palani Starting Monday

Drivers be warned:  Henry Street in Kailua-Kona will be open, but starting tomorrow, the intersection at Palani Road will be closed.  Drivers who want to do business on Henry Street (Safeway, Starbucks, WalMart, etc.) must enter Henry Street from the makai direction, from Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway.   Those driving up Palani Road will not be able to turn right.  And those going up Henry will not be able to turn in either direction on Palani Road.  The closure is expected to last from Monday, June 20 to July 3, according to County Public Works Public Information…

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SBA Emergency Office to Remain Open Even if Feds Shut Down

April 7, 2011
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The Small Business Administration Emergency Loan Center now operating at West Hawaii Civic Center to help tsunami victims will remain open even if the Federal Government goes into a shutdown mode.  Public Information Officer for the SBA out of Sacramento, Olivia Humilde,  said the office is considered an essential disaster operation, therefore will remain open as scheduled until April 21.  The office is open 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily to help those with tsunami damage.  Humilde urges any affected residents to visit the Center as soon as they can.

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