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Mahalo to our 2019 Christmas Parade sponsors!

The ‘Aiea Community Association would like to say a big “MAHALO” to the following groups and individuals who generously provided donations to make our 2019 Christmas Parade and Family Fun Fair possible!

Mahalo to the following “Red” sponsors for their generous donations:

  • Pearl Ridge Shopping Center
  • Kamehameha Schools

Special thank you to the following for their generous donations:

  • Paradise Beverages
  • Toshiba
  • Yvette and KC Moore
  • Aiea Public Library
  • Korean Methodist Church
  • Pearl Ridge Elementary School
  • Corvette Club of Hawaii
  • Boy Scouts/Pack 488/Troop 488
  • St. Elizabeth Church
  • Cal A’s Hawaii
  • Tracy Arakaki
  • New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District
  • Oahu County Democrats
  • The Ladies/Ikeakua Ho’oualumaulima
  • Bethany Assembly of God
  • Aiea American Youth Soccer Organization
  • Daphne Manago
  • Ia Ira O Tahiti Nui
  • Paparazzi Accessories
  • Bags from Ernie
  • Hukilau Honolulu
  • Sam Kong
  • Breene Harimoto

Thank you again to all those listed above, as well as everyone else who made our 2019 parade possible.

Red Hill Partners To Share Info With Public: Navy, DLA, EPA, State Department of Health Experts Available

Press release from Commander, Navy Region Hawaii.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — As part of the established and coordinated process agreed to in the Administrative Order on Consent in 2015, the Navy and Defense Logistics Agency will host a public information meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 15, along with their AOC partners, the state Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

This meeting at the Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila Street, Honolulu, will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about improvements and investments at the Red Hill facility and ask questions of engineers and experts from the Navy, EPA and Department of Health who are responsible for various aspects of the AOC.

Media interested in attending the public meeting need to call the Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Office at 473-0662 by noon on Tuesday, Oct.15.

Applications to Participate in the 2019 ‘Aiea Christmas Parade & Fun Fair

Photo of a Merry Christmas decal on a classic car decorated for Christmas.
A beautiful classic decked out for our 2014 Christmas parade!


The ‘Aiea Community Association invites members of the ‘Aiea community (and our neighboring communities too!) to celebrate the holiday season by participating in our annual ‘Aiea Community Christmas Parade and Fun Fair on Saturday, December 14, 2019! Now in its 14th year, this event consists of a parade that departs from Pearlridge Elementary School/Pearlridge Community Park at 9am and ends at the old Sugar Mill site on Halewiliko Street next to ‘Aiea Public Library, passing by Pearlridge Center and ‘Aiea High School along the way. A family-friendly Fun Fair will follow at approximately 10am at the old Sugar Mill site with games, entertainment, food, and bouncers.

Map of Parade Route (begins at Pearlridge Community Park; ends at ‘Aiea Sugar Mill site

We are looking for groups to march in the parade, as well as any group that wants to participate in the fair, whether it’s by selling crafts, selling food, offering activities for our keiki (and adults!), provide entertainment, or offer information for our community.

If you or your organization 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.

Mahalo and Happy Holidays,
Karen Higa
‘Aiea Parade Committee

Claire Tamamoto
‘Aiea Community Association

Senior Development Plans by EAH Housing

EAH Housing, in response to a Request for Proposals from the City and County of Honolulu, has proposed the construction of a senior housing facility at the site of the former ‘Aiea Sugar Mill — specifically, the upper lot mauka of the library.

EAH graciously shared some of their concept art and potential site plan with the ‘Aiea Community Association. You can click on each image to view a larger version.

First Floor Plan and Site Plan
Close-up of Community Center on First Floor
Conceptual Rendering of Front Entry
Conceptual Rendering – Community Center Outdoor Lanai

The ‘Aiea Community Association wants to know what ‘Aiea residents think of this concept. If you would like to share your mana’o, please leave us a comment on this post or send us an email at Mahalo.

‘Aiea Pearl City Transit-Oriented Development Meeting on Wed., Sept. 18

Councilmember Brandon Elefante is sponsoring a transit-oriented development community meeting for ‘Aiea and Pearl City on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Lehua Elementary School’s cafeteria (791 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City). Sign-in begins at 6:00 pm; the meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.

The meeting will have the latest proposals for the ‘Aiea-Pearl City area showing which areas will have new, updated zoning.

The Department of Planning and Permitting’s Community Building and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Administrator, Harrison Rue, will show the community how the areas around the new rail stations will be revitalized with new opportunities for housing and mixed-use development. TOD will enable people to live closer to the rail stations, increase the affordable housing stock, and help landowners to redevelop their parcels.

For more information on the project, please visit


Rail Town Hall Meeting – this Wednesday, July 17, 2019

From HART:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Pearl Ridge Elementary School
98-940 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit will present an informational community update on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. The public is welcome to attend and learn up-to-date details from project experts, view informational displays, and ask questions of HART representatives.

Get your complimentary HOLO card for Adults at the event (while supplies last) between 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The HOLO card is Honolulu’s first electronic transit payment card for use on TheBus and the future rail system.


  • 6:00 PM Registration and Open House
  • 6:30 PM Program Begins
  • 8:30 PM Meeting Ends

If you require special assistance, auxilary aid and/or services to participate in this event (sign language interpreter, interpreter for language other than English, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact Moon Pellerin at 808-768-6155.

For event information, please call HART’s 24-Hour Project Hotline at 808-566-2299 or visit the project website at

Proposed Honolulu Rail Transit Station Names

Pat Lee from HART graciously sent over some information regarding the proposed train station names for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. The station names reflect forgotten place names, historic events, and significant sites in Hawaiian culture. It is hoped that the names will perpetuate the traditions, culture, and history of Hawaiʻi and help knit the rail system into the fabric of Oʻahu. The station names were recommended by HART’s Hawaiian Station Naming Working Group, whose members used diverse community knowledge, oral accounts, and written history to come up with the names. Please see the PDFs below for more information:

Upcoming events at ‘Aiea Public Library

The New 'Aiea Library
Concept art of the New ‘Aiea Library

The ‘Aiea Public Library will be celebrating its 5th anniversary (that is, the 5th anniversary of the library’s new location at 99-374 Pohai Place) on Saturday, July 13 from 10am to 4pm. To celebrate, the library will be holding a Mini Comic Con and refreshments. Learn how to draw using shapes, watch a Saber Academy demonstration, participate in a cosplay parade, and more!

On the following Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10am to 3pm, the Friends of the ‘Aiea Library will be holding its semiannual used book sale at the ‘Aiea Public Library’s program room. Come down for a variety of cheap books and other media! All proceeds will go to support the valuable programs offered by the ‘Aiea Public Library.

Community Work Day to Build a Hale at Kaʻonohi Loʻi

The following message is posted on behalf of Hoʻōla Hou Iā Kalauao:

Aloha Kākou! E hele mai!
Community Work Day
Saturday, July 6th 11 am – 3 pm
(*please note the time change for this month only)

In December of last year, with the help of Master Hale Builder, Kumu Francis Sinenci and hoaaloha from Hale Hale Kuhi Kuhi, the E Alu Pū network, Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo, and skilled hale builders from across the paeʻāina, we laid the kahua (foundation) for a hale at Kaʻonohi Loʻi. For this month’s First Saturday Community Workday, we will continue this laulima work.  We envision this place to be a gathering space for community building, ʻāina restoration, and friendship, and we invite you to come learn and build hale with us!

All ages are welcome, but this month in particular we need a core group of strong backs and hands to help put in the rest of the posts and debark and prepare wood for olokea (scaffolding). 

Please park at Sears Pearlridge at 98-180 Kamehameha Highway and walk down the road next to Sumida Farm. Kaʻonohi Loʻi is at the end of the road.

Things to bring:

  • Recommended long sleeve shirts and other clothes that can get wet and muddy
  • Tabis, work boots, or closed toe shoes that can get wet and muddy
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water and water bottle
  • Gloves and tools (pick, shovel, sickle)
  • A small dish for potluck
  • Friends!

Please feel free to forward this email on to any who may be interested. Mahalo!

If you would like to RSVP to this event, you may do so at this link.

Mahalo to the generous funders of Hoʻōla Hou Iā Kalauao: Kamehameha Schools, Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, LUSH

Find Hoʻōla Hou Iā Kalauao on Facebook at this link!

Semi-extensive website changes

Please pardon our dust — we just rolled out some semi-extensive website changes. (Details are after the “read more” break, if you’re interested.) If you find anything that is broken, please let us know.

Our revised website will continue to be tweaked over the coming weeks. Mahalo for your patience!

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