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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, October 19, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Hope Chapel sponsors event

Kane'ohe will be jamming with free entertainment, activities and door prizes, including free groceries for a year worth $2,400, from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Windward Mall parking lot next to He'eia Elementary School.

Hope Chapel Kane'ohe Bay is sponsoring Kane'ohe JAM — Jesus And Music — to bring people together to meet their friends and neighbors and to thank the community for letting Hope Chapel be a part of it for 18 years, said Pastor Ka'ala Souza.

"In light of the difficult times that both our country and our state are experiencing, Hope Chapel wants the Windward community to know that we are here to support our Kane'ohe neighbors both practically and spiritually," Souza said.

The event will include free bicycle and skateboard repair, family portraits, career counseling, haircuts, food, crafts, games and door prizes.

Help spruce up Kalaheo High

Volunteers are needed to make a difference at Kalaheo High School to paint, landscape and install a sprinkler system from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the school campus, 730 Iliaina St., Kailua.

Marine Corps Base Hawai'i at Kane'ohe has donated $8,000 to purchase material for the project.

Now the school needs help to plant trees and shrubs, touch-up the inside of the cafeteria and paint the upstairs of the administration building.

The project is part of Make a Difference Day sponsored by USA Weekend magazine.

Volunteers can report to the cafeteria to sign in at 8 a.m. or call Gay Jennings at 254-5500 or Meg Gammon at 254-4232 for more information.

Base gate shut on weekends

Beginning today, Marine Corps Base Hawai'i will close its Mokapu gate every weekend until further notice.

The measure is to supplement heightened security on the Kane'ohe base, said Lt. Kent Robbins.

The gate will close from 6 p.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Monday.

The gate will be open from 5:30 to 8 a.m. and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Motorists can enter the base at the H-3 gate anytime.


Paying tribute to real heroes

The city will hold a special "Tribute to Heroes" ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Waipio Soccer Complex before a University of Hawai'i women's soccer game.

The event will pay tribute to those who gave their lives trying to save others during the terrorist attacks Sept. 11 and to the firemen, police officers and emergency workers in Hawai'i.

The event is free and the soccer game, which pits UH against Southern Methodist University, will start at 5 p.m.

For information, call 547-7878.


Peace trees project begins

Social science classes and student organizations at Kapi'olani Community College are looking for schoolchildren to help create "peace trees" to go on display at Kahala Mall.

Through a project called, "World Peace Can Happen If It is Shared," the KCC volunteers will display trees made of recycled materials in an effort to convey the message that the community can rebuild from the rubble of terrible incidents, said organizer and KCC instructor Laurie Hirohata.

The group wants to decorate the trees with paper chains made out of recycled material and decorated with messages of peace. Kids who make a paper link can put a message on one side and their name on the other, she said.

The trees are being built by the carpentry program at Honolulu Community College.

The first two trees will go on display starting Oct. 27 at Kahala Mall. During the mall's County Fair event, KCC will have a community booth where children and parents can help create a chain from the community.

All of the peace trees will be on display at the mall Nov. 2-4.

Here are the instructions if your school, class or organization wants to submit a group chain:

• Use recycled paper if possible. Paper links should be no wider than 1.5 inches.

• Write your messages on the links or add small, lightweight ornaments to the chain.

• Affix an identification tag of your group to one end of the chain. The identification tag should be no larger than 8.5 by 5.5 inches.

Chains need to be delivered to the KCC Arts and Sciences office in Kalia 101 by Oct. 31.

For more information, contact Laurie Hirohata at 734-9835 or e-mail lhirohat@hawaii.edu