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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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Aiea Community Association Meeting for February

UPDATE: The ACA meeting for February will be on Monday, February 18th, 2019 (President’s Day) at 7:30pm at the regular place (‘Aiea Library).

Note that the Aiea Community Association’s February 2019 meeting will be Rescheduled to a date to be determined. Please watch this space for the updated date. Mahalo!

‘Aiea Christmas Parade this Saturday!

Photo of a Merry Christmas decal on a classic car decorated for Christmas.

A beautiful classic decked out for our 2014 Christmas parade!

Just a reminder — our annual Christmas parade and family fair is happening this Saturday, December 8th!

The parade will depart Pearlridge Elementary School at approximately 9am. Participants will march along Moanalua Road past Pearlridge before taking a left turn onto Kaamilo Street. They will then turn right onto Ulune Street past Aiea High School before ending at the old ‘Aiea Sugar Mill site next to ‘Aiea Public Library.

Please be aware that there may be increased traffic along the parade route between about 8:45am until about 10:30 am. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

The ‘Aiea Family Fun Fair will take place at the ‘Aiea Sugar Mill site from approximately 10am through 2pm. Come for entertainment, games, food, and bounce houses!

We hope to see you all there!

Applications to Participate in the 2018 ‘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 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 12th year for this holiday event. It will be held on Saturday December 8, 2018. 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 8.

Mahalo and Happy Holidays,
Karen Higa
‘Aiea Parade Committee

Claire Tamamoto
‘Aiea Community Association

Makahiki: A Native Hawaiian Cultural Event

Commander Navy Region Hawaii and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are sponsoring a Makahiki event that is open to the public on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Rainbow Bay Marina “A” Frame at 57 Arizona Memorial Drive. The event is free and will feature a number of games and other cultural activities. Please RSVP by emailing or by calling 473-0662.

Reminder: ‘Aiea Neighborhood Board is in recess in June; next ACA meeting on June 18th

The ‘Aiea Neighborhood Board will recess for the month of June. The board’s next meeting will be on July 9th at 7pm at the ‘Aiea Public Library.

The ‘Aiea Community Association will meet as usual on June 18, 2018 at 7:30pm at the ‘Aiea Public Library. Hope to see you there.

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