O'ahu water use up millions of gallons
Summer is bearing down on the islands and water consumption on O'ahu is soaring.
Clifford Jamile, manager and chief engineer of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, said that water usage during the week ending June 4 exceeded 180 million gallons a day.
That number, he said, was 2 1/2 million gallons more than the previous week. 'Ewa and Wai'anae areas showed the greatest increases.
"We need the help of every consumer large and small," Jamile said. "Put on the brakes. Go easy on the water. Turn off the tap."
YMCA offers food to eligible children
YMCA Camp H.R. Erdman is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.
Children from households that receive food stamps or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR) or Pursuit of New Opportunities (PONO) are eligible. Eligible children's meals will be provided during their school's group outing at Camp Erdman.
'Sunset on Beach' Saturday, Sunday
O'ahu residents and visitor will have another chance to chill on the beach this weekend, enjoying dinner, dancing and a movie.
Sunset on the Beach continues on Queen's Surf Beach, with "Star Trek Nemesis" on the 30-foot outdoor screen Saturday night, and Al Pacino in "The Recruit" on Sunday.
Restaurant booths open at 4 p.m., and radio stations Hawaiian 105 KINE and KCCN FM-100 host live entertainment, salsa dancing and contests from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The movies are shown at 7:30 p.m.
This weekend's Sunset on the Beach is sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawai'i Restaurant Association, Waikiiki Improvement Association, News8, K5 The Home Team and KCCN FM-100.
Healthy living is object of event
A free community event called Kalihi Ohana Day will honor the families and diverse cultures in the urban valley and provide information and activities to prevent violence and alcohol and drug abuse in hopes to lead residents to more healthy lifestyles.
Sponsored by the Kalihi Valley Collaborative, the event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kalihi Valley District Park.
Mainland bands in Kailua parade
Two Mainland high school marching bands will perform in the Kailua Fourth of July Parade this year.
The Seattle All City High School Marching Band and the West Haven High School Band from Connecticut have signed on for the event, said Bill Muench, parade committee chairman. Twirltacular, majorettes from various states and countries, also will perform, Muench said.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Omao Street and North Kainalu Drive. The event ends with the Kailua Towne Freedom Festival 2003 at Kailua District Park featuring entertainment, food, crafts and games.
Two re-elected in Waimanalo
The Waimanalo Neighborhood Board re-elected Wilson Ho as its chairman at the board meeting Monday night.
Joe Ryan Jr. won re-election as vice chair, and Andrew Jamila Jr. was elected board treasurer.
Trail projects to be discussed
The Friends of Pearl Harbor Historic Trail will have their quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. today at Leeward Community College Room FA101.
Representatives from Hawaiian Electric Co. will discuss trail projects and the Waiau pipeline.
Shad Kane, appointee to Gov. Linda Lingle's Environmental Council and a Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board member, will speak about the Hawaiian cultural resources along the proposed trail. For more information, call 487-9160.
Free shows for summer readers
To celebrate summer reading, Pearl City Public Library will host four free programs in its meeting room on Wednesdays starting next week.
- 11 a.m. June 18: Patrick Ching, A Hawaiian Adventure. Local author and illustrator of children's books, Patrick Ching will present a slide show on Hawaiian wildlife. For ages 5 and older.
- 3 p.m. July 2: Rainbow Pigeons. Doug Beter will share information about his pigeons and their pastel-colored feathers. For all ages.
- 3 p.m. July 9: Sea Life Park An Ocean Adventure. Sea Life Park educator Nicole Kulocho will talk about Hawai'i's marine life. All ages.
- 3 p.m. July 16: Alan Arita: A Magical Adventure. Magician Alan Arita will perform tricks at a live magic show. For all ages.
For more information, call 453-6566.