Wai‘anae Farmers’ Market offers fresh food to all
More than 16 vendors with a variety products gather at the Wai'anae Farmers' Market every Saturday at Wai'anae High School, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. It is the only farmers' market on O'ahu to accept food stamps. The market's mission is to increase access and availability to fresh, local produce, while reducing food costs and providing a social and educational atmosphere in which the community can discover where their food comes from. For more information, call Desiree at 697-3516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.waianaefarmersmarket.org.
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HUMPBACK WHALES LEAVING HAWAIIAN WATERS FOR ALASKA
It's time to bid aloha to the humpback whales as they migrate north to Alaska for the summer. Hawai'i is the nation's primary mating and calving grounds for the endangered humpbacks. Hawai'i is also home to the only National Marine Sanctuary dedicated to the humpback. To learn more, visit www.pacificwhale.org.
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KÄNE‘OHE WOMAN NAMED MISS RODEO HAWAII
Taylor-Marie Wong, 25, of Kāne'ohe has been named Miss Rodeo Hawaii 2010. She will serve as the state's official representative at the national Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas this December, highlighting Hawai'i and its paniolo heritage. An accounting major at Windward Community College, Wong also works full time at IMS Inc. Read more at www.myadvertiser.com/kaneohe.
OHA PROGRAM SUPPORTS NATIVE HAWAIIAN KEIKI
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs begins its second year of support for Native Hawaiian keiki in private schools. Kako'o Ho'ona'auao K-12 Family Education Assistance Program, which is administered by Chaminade University, awards up to $5,000 to qualified Native Hawaiian families with significant educational costs. Since 2009, OHA awarded more than $500,000 to 172 Native Hawaiian families for the 2009-10 school year. Applications can be downloaded at www.chaminade.edu/oha or www.oha.org/edu.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MAKAI WATCH TRAINING
A recent survey shows that Maunalua Bay ranks the lowest in numbers of near-shore fish. The steep decline in fish populations is driven by pollution and sediment suffocating the reef, invasive alien algae displacing native species and harmful fishing practices. Malama Maunalua, a community-based nonprofit group, is seeking volunteers for its Makai Watch ocean survey program and will hold training sessions Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Hawai'i Kai library. For more information, call Alika Winter at 561-8691 or email@example.com.
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SAT EXAM STRATEGY SEMINAR BEING HELD AT KAILUA LIBRARY
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will hold a free SAT 101 Test Strategies Informational Seminar at the Kailua Public Library Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. under the Reading Tree. This seminar is designed for college applicants interested in increasing their scores on the SAT exams. For more information, call the library at 266-9911 or Kaplan at 951-5885.
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