Karsten Thot Bridge Closure November 23rd and 24th

18 11 2015

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that all lanes will be closed on Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Whitmore Avenue and Kilani Avenue at the Karsten Thot Bridge on Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., for preparation work for the repair and repaint project.

The Karsten Thot Bridge height clearance will be lowered to 12 feet beginning Monday, Nov. 30 through May 2016.  Construction includes steel bridge frame repairs, concrete crack and spall repairs, replacement of steel bridge railings and repainting. Emergency vehicles, first responders and TheBus have been notified and will be allowed through if the vehicle height is less than 12 feet. Electronic message boards will be deployed to inform motorists of the new height restriction.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead, allow for extra travel time and use alternate routes such as Wilikina Drive.

HDOT appreciates the public’s cooperation as we continue to ensure the safety of our roadways. For more information on the Karsten Thot Bridge project please call the hotline at 808-518-4576 or visit the website at http://www.rrkarstenthot.com/.


Evening Training Tonight in the Schofield Area

18 11 2015

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Local service members are scheduled to conduct aerial gunnery training here between 7 p.m. and midnight, Wednesday, that may be heard by surrounding communities.

Should individuals hear noise, there is no immediate danger. Weather, such as overcast conditions, can increase noise and vibrations. Training date and time are subject to change based on environmental and other factors.

The military services in Hawaii appreciate the community’s understanding and continued support of local service members and families. While sometimes loud, the sounds of training represent how the military ensures the nation’s service members are ready to accomplish the mission and return home safely.

To report concerns related to noise or training, community members can call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Noise Concern Line at (808) 656-3487
or email usaghi.comrel@gmail.com. The USAG-HI Public Affairs Office responds to all reported concerns during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mahalo Veterans For Your Service

11 11 2015

“My family grew up with a deep appreciation for our service members. Our dad, First Sgt. Ernest C. Martin, retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. He did a combat tour in Korea and two more in Vietnam, earning a bronze star for valor. Sgt. Martin attended McKinley High School but did not finish because he joined the Army to help support his family. Like all of our brave men and women who put on the uniform, his dedication to his family and country formed the foundation for his life. Mahalo to all of our veterans and their families. We are forever grateful for your service and sacrifices.”

69th Annual Wahiawa Lions Club Veterans Day Parade

Kualoa Regional Park Closed Due to Water Line Break

30 10 2015

kualoapark Kualoa Regional Park and Campground is closed due to a water line break.  The break cut off water to the comfort stations and the campground.  Department of Parks and Recreation maintenance crews are on site and working to repair the break.

Campers with reservations at the campground are being contacted and refunds will be issued for the camping permit fees this weekend.

Crews expect to have the repairs completed this weekend.  The park and campground will reopen as soon as water is restored.



Chair Ernie Martin at HCAP Dinner

30 10 2015

Repost courtesy of Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. The original post can be viewed by clicking here.

HCAP Holds Annual Board of Directors Installation Dinner

Photo of Piper Martin ChunOakaland_x640

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, HCAP held its annual Board of Directors Installation Dinner. Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Council Chair Ernie Martin, and Gary Nakata, Director of the Department of Community Services of the City and County of Honolulu were in attendance. Council Chair Martin shared a few words with the group, expressing his support for HCAP and the impact the organization has on the community. HCAP’s Chairman of the Board, Representative Isaac W. Choy and Vice Chair, Eddie Mersereau were unable to attend the event. HCAP Executive Director, Robert N.E. Piper thanked both men for their service to HCAP and the community.

In celebration of HCAP’s 50th Anniversary, HCAP shared a special segment titled, “HCAP: Helping People, Changing Lives.” HCAP clients and staff opened their hearts and shared their personal challenges and how HCAP helped them to achieve their dreams. We heard stories from Patti Beatty of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), Nanette Alvares of Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center, Lisa Leafa-Tavui of Head Start, and Geoffrey Labombard of Youth Services.

Everyone left the event feeling uplifted and inspired to continue working hard to improve our community.

Chigasaki Sister City Visit

22 10 2015
Chigasaki Mayor Nobuaki Hattori and Chigasaki Chairman Hiroshi Aoki met with Council Chair Ernest Martin. Chair Martin presented each with a t-shirt representing a well-known stop in his district, Matsumoto Shave Ice.

Chigasaki Mayor Nobuaki Hattori and Chigasaki Chairman Hiroshi Aoki met with Council Chair Ernest Martin. Chair Martin presented each with a t-shirt representing a well-known stop in his district, Matsumoto’s Shave Ice.

Christmas Trees in Public Places

21 10 2015


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 359 other followers