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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.

Amendment to proposed transit-oriented development plan for Halawa

Councilmember Carol Fukunaga has submitted an amendment to the City Department of Planning and Permitting’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan for Halawa, incorporating the ‘Aiea Sugar Mill property into the TOD zone.

The goal of this amendment is not to have more density, but to provide a buffer zone between the impending Aloha Stadium development and ‘Aiea’s residential areas. The amendment would also allow the sugar mill site to be included in any community benefit that transit oriented development will bring.

The ACA will continue to work with the Department of Planning and Permitting ont he Primary Urban Center plans/designations to ensure development consistent with the community’s needs and desires.

Mahalo to Councilmember Carol Fukunaga for her leadership on this issue.

Photos from Clean-up Day at Loko Pa’aiau

In partnership with the the U.S. Navy, Native Hawaiian civic clubs, and a number of local organizations, the ‘Aiea Community Association participated in a clean-up of the Loko Pa’aiau fishpond, one of the few intact fishponds remaining in the Pearl Harbor area on April 21, 2018. Thanks to the hardworking volunteers who came out, the fishpond is looking better than ever!

Mahalo to Kennard Chong for the following photos.

Loko Pa’aiau recognized with a Preservation Award

E Ala Pa’aiau Restoration was recognized with a Preservation Award at the Historic Hawai’i Foundation’s 2018 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony!

The award was presented to the Ali’i Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club, ‘Aiea Community Association, and Navy Facilities Engineering Command Hawai’i.

Kehaulani Lum and Bruce Keaulani represented the ‘Aiea Community Association at the ceremony, which took place on May 23rd at the YWCA Laniakea.

Mahalo to everyone who has been helping with the restoration of this local landmark!

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