Applications to Participate in the 2017 ‘Aiea Christmas Parade & Fun Fair

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2013 parade Photo by Asa Asato

2013 parade Photo by Asa Asato

Aloha,

The annual ‘Aiea Community Christmas Parade and Fun Fair is a great event that celebrates the holiday season. We would like to extend an invitation to participate in the annual event in Aiea. This will be the 11th year for this holiday event. It will be held on Saturday December 9, 2017. The parade starts at 9am from Pearlridge Elementary School and ends at the Old Sugar Mill Site on Halewiliko Street, next to the ‘Aiea Public Library. The fun fair will follow at approximately 10am at the Old Sugar Mill site with games, entertainment, food, bouncers, and more.

If you would like to participate, please fill out and return the form below (in MS Word format):

The ‘Aiea Christmas Parade and Fun Fair is sponsored and funded by the ‘Aiea Community Association which is an IRS designated 501(c) 3 organization. Donations can be made to the ‘Aiea Community Association to help defray costs of the event.

We hope to hear from you soon. Come and join us at the 10th ‘Annual Aiea Community Christmas Parade and Fun Fair on December 9.

Mahalo and Happy Holidays,
Karen Higa
‘Aiea Parade Committee

Claire Tamamoto
‘Aiea Community Association

Support Hurricane Harvey relief by dining at CPK on Tuesday, September 12th!

Hurricane Harvey the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005, devastated much of Texas and Louisiana as well as parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. The storm has resulted in at least 71 confirmed deaths and over $70 billion in damage. As we know from Kauai’s experience with Hurricane Iniki, the recovery process will take a long time.

One way to help out is by eating at CPK anytime on Tuesday, September 12th (today!). Twenty percent of food and beverage sales made throughout the day at nationwide CPK locations will be donated to Feeding Texas, which is helping with the relief efforts.

(In case you’re wondering, ‘Aiea Hongwanji’s preschool was going to hold its fundraiser today at CPK Pearlridge. However, in solidarity with the victims of Harvey, the preschool has decided to donate whatever funds it makes from its fundraiser toward CPK’s Harvey relief efforts. Thank you, ‘Aiea Hongwanji preschool, for your generosity!)

Support the ACA by shopping at Hakubundo in September!

Hakubundo store at Pearlridge

Hakubundo celebrated the grand opening of its new location at Pearlridge Center Uptown! This amazing store is popular for its high-quality Japanese stationary, gift items, books, magazines, and adorable stuffed animals and other toys.

To celebrate its grand opening, Hakubundo is graciously supporting the ‘Aiea Community Association. From now until the end of September, when you shop at Hakubundo, the store will donate a portion of the proceeds to the ‘Aiea Community Association. These proceeds will help the ACA in its mission to better the ‘Aiea community, and will help us to continue sponsoring events like our annual Christmas parade (purchasing insurance and renting equipment and bounce houses for the family fair is expensive!).

So, be sure to stop by Hakubundo sometime this month to do some early Christmas shopping!

MAHALO NUI LOA to Hakubundo for their generosity! Thank you for supporting our community!

Jane with members of the Hakubundo team

Jane at the opening of Hakubundo’s new location in Pearlridge

OCCC Town Hall Meeting

The Department of Public Safety will be holding a town hall meeting at Aloha Stadium’s hospitality room (located at the main box office) on Monday, April 24th, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

This meeting is of interest to Aiea and Halawa residents, as two of the sites being considered to build the new jail are in the Halawa area.

Aiea High School’s Family Fun Fair

Aiea High School’s PTSO presents the 2017 Aiea High School Family Fun Fair!

Happening this Friday, April 21st from 4-9pm at the Aiea High School campus!

Come for a petting zoo, food booths, rides, games, entertainment, pony rides, and more!

ACA Meeting Agenda, April 17, 2017

`Aiea Community Association
Agenda
April 17, 2017
www.aieacommunity.org

  1. Introductions
  2. Secretary’s Minutes – Kimberly
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Jarrett Oshiro
  4. Care Hawaii Report – Louisa Butler
  5. Pearlridge Development – Kelly Kauninana
  6. `Aiea Town Center–
    1. Task Force Minutes
    2. Norma Hara — Cohabit Housing Thesis
  7. `Aiea Gateway Project — Wayne Suzuki
  8. Friends of `Aiea Library — Susan Morishige
    1. Membership
    2. Book Sale — April 29, 2017
    3. Gardener/Yard Maintenance — Ralph Hee (started work today)
  9. `Aiea Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Oral History — Susan Morishige
    1. Books all moved from Hagadone.  Not sure if we have them all.  Need to verify quantity ordered.
    2. Books are stored at Jane Sugimura’s, Claire Tamamoto’s storage units, Hawaii National Bank and Aiea Hongwanji Preschool
  10. Loko Paiaiau – Erika Vargas
    1. Earth Day — April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    2. Work day list of visitors
    3. Update on City funding for Pilot project
  11. Mass Transit Update — Pat Lee
    1. HART Rail Tour — THANK YOU, PAT!! Everyone who attended had a great time and are much enlightened.  Thank you for setting this up for us.
    2. Status of City funding from the State Legislature
  12. Plans to relocate OCCC — the “Jail”
    1. OCCC Town Hall Meeting: April 24, 2017, Aloha Stadium Hospitality Room 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  13. Announcements
    1. ‘Aiea High School Family Fun Fair, April 21, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    2. Earth Day Workday at Pa’aiau Fishpond, April 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    3. OCCC Town Hall Meeting: April 24, 2017, Aloha Stadium Hospitality Room 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    4. Friends of ‘Aiea Library Book Sale, April 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Set up April 28th, 5:00 p.m.
    5. ‘Aiea Neighborhood Board Meeting — May 8, 2017, Monday, 7:30 p.m. ‘Aiea Public Library Program Room
    6. ‘Aiea Community Association Meeting, May 15, 2017, Monday, 7:30 p.m., ‘Aiea Public Library Program Room

HART Open House at Aiea Library this Saturday

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Flier for HART open houseHART, Nan Inc. and Kiewit will be hosting a HART open house at the ‘Aiea Public Library tomorrow (Saturday), February 4th from 10:30 to noon.

HART will feature information displays and keiki activities. Each area will be staffed by a member of the HART or contractor team who will be available for discussion and questions.

The event is family friendly with no formal program, so the public may stop by at any time between 10:30 and noon. Light refreshments will be served.

See the flier for more details!

Removal of web form at contact page

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but we have been forced to remove the contact web form on our contact page. We were having too many issues with messages getting lost in cyber space.

As an alternative, we have listed some different ways to get in touch with us on the contact page.

If you have tried to reach us and have not heard a response, it’s probably because of the issues noted above. Please take a look at our revised contact page and resend your correspondence. Again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Mahalo.

Halawa-Area Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan Meeting on Wed., Nov. 16

Image of Flyer for TOD Meeting on November 16, 2016The City & County of Honolulu will be hosting a community workshop this Wednesday, November 16, from 6-8pm at Aloha Stadium’s hospitality room to give information about and gather public input on the Halawa area transit oriented development (TOD) plan.

This plan looks at future development around the Aloha Stadium rail station.  The public review draft of the TOD plan addresses new development circulation improvements, and public spaces. The proposed plan envisions:

  • New entertainment and retail uses
  • Diverse housing opportunities
  • Creation of a new employment center
  • A new Aloha Stadium
  • Pedestrian and bicycle improvements including access from the rail station to the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center
  • New parks, gathering places, and trails

To see the draft TOD plan, please follow this link.

For more information on the Halawa area TOD plan, including previous reports, see the City’s Halawa-area TOD website.

To those who want to join this meeting: Enter the stadium parking lot through the Salt Lake Blvd. entrance. The hospitality room of Aloha Stadium is located right next to the stadium’s main box office at the south end zone of the stadium.

‘Aiea High School PTSO Craft Fair on Sat., Nov. 5, 2016

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project-grad-2017-steak-plate-fundraiser Come to the ‘Aiea High School PTSO’s craft fair on Saturday, November 5, 2016! The fair will run from 9am to 2pm at the ‘Aiea High School cafeteria. This year’s fair will feature local arts, crafts, plants, produce, and food from more than 90 local vendors! This will be a great place to check off things from your Christmas shopping list!

Make sure to stop by the Project Grad 2017 booth to buy an ono steak plate!

Community Talk Story this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

The ‘Aiea/Pearl City area legislators are hosting an open community talk story this Thursday, October 20th at 7pm at Pearl Ridge Elementary School’s cafeteria. Area residents are welcome to come for a night of open, candid discussion. Come share your wisdom and ask questions directly to the government officials working on issues of concern.

The following officials will be present at the meeting:

  • Ford Fuchigami, Director of the State Department of Transportation
  • Mark Garrity, Acting Director of the City Department of Transportation Services
  • Scott Morishige, State Homelessness Coordinator
  • Michael Formby, Acting Director of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project