Tag Archives: West Hawaii Today

New Rescue Food program feeds the needy


Hawaii News Digest, 30 October 2017, 1510 UTC, Post #15872.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/north-hawaii-news/nhn-news/feeding-hungry-new-rescue-food-program-reaches-those-need-reduces-food

Reporter:  Landry Fuller (“West Hawaii Today”).

Accessed on 30 October 2017, 1510 UTC.

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Comment:

According to reporter Landry Fuller,  a new Waimea initiative known as the “Rescue Food Program (RFP)” has distributed more than 2,000 pounds of leftover food from restaurants and businesses to area churches and elderly care facilities.  These facilities then give the food to those in need.  Once RFP gets a call, a designated volunteer picks up the food and delivers it the a specific church or adult care facility.

Donna Sheather, the founder of RFP, explains the mission of her organization:

“Rescuing food from stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste provides free quality food to Waimea’s emergency food systems…If I call someone to pick it up and they’re not available, they always try to help me find someone else. We have this list that keeps revolving and turning every time.”

Volunteers for the RFP Thanksgiving food distribution are needed now.  Please call 938-9667.

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Kailua-Kona cyclist dies after collision with truck by airport


Hawaii News Digest, 27 October 2017, 0600 UTC, Post #15850,

Source:   http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/kailua-kona-cyclist-dies-after-collision-truck-airport-police-say

Reporter:  Tiffany DeMasters (“West Hawaii Today”).

Accessed on 27 October 2017, 0600 UTC.

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Comment:

Riding a bicycle in West Hawaii is becoming deadlier by the day.  According to the Hawaii Police Department, a 61-year-old cyclist was killed following a collision with pickup truck on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway at the intersection to the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport.  Hawaii Police Major Robert Wagner said the fatal accident occurred at 3:45 p.m. Thursday when the cyclist hit a pickup truck turning into the airport.  The cyclist was pronounced dead at the Kona Community Hospital.

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Trash talking: Panel to decide solid waste direction for the decade


Hawaii News Digest, 26 October 2017, 1525 UTC, Post #15847.

Source:

http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/trash-talking-panel-to-decide-solid-waste-direction-decade

Reporter:  Nancy Cook Lauer (“West Hawaii Today”).

Accessed on 26 October 2017, 1525 UTC.

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Comment:

The time has come for Hawaii County to update its integrated solid waste management plan.  County officials will create a five-member advisory board, hire a solid wast consultant, and create a report on future solid waste disposal alternatives.  The advisory panel should be in place by the beginning of 2018.

While future planning is well underway, reporter Nancy Cook Lauer says there are plenty of current waste disposal issues to resolve:

“Meanwhile, county administration is working on closing the Hilo landfill, determining a site for a planned compost operation, negotiating with Waste Management Inc. for lower tipping fees at the West Hawaii landfill at Puuanahulu and evaluating raising tipping fees commercial haulers pay the county.”

“The tipping fee is the amount paid per ton at the landfill to dump trash there. Residents, but not businesses, are able to dump their rubbish for free at 22 transfer stations islandwide.”

“The county anticipates no significant environmental impact from closing the Hilo landfill, a process that involves a host of state and federal regulatory agencies, which will cost almost $20 million and require monitoring for several decades after that. The current landfill has about two years left.”

 

“Proposed improvements include installing a final cover system on the top and side slopes of the landfill, installing a new passive landfill gas venting system and constructing a new storm water detention and infiltration basin. Prior to installation of the final cover, the slopes will be slightly regraded and a maintenance access road will be provided along with a perimeter ditch to direct the flow of storm water runoff, according to the environmental assessment.”

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Rocky Horror Show returns to the Aloha Theatre


Hawaii News Digest, 26 October 2017, 1440 UTC, Post #15845.

Source:

http://westhawaiitoday.com/arts-and-entertainment/rocky-horror-show-returns-to-aloha-theatre-1

Reporter:  Karen Rose (“West Hawaii Today”).

Accessed on 26 October 2017, 1440 UTC.

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Comment:

It’s time to do the “Time Warp” and don your feather boas as the rock ‘ n ‘ roll cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Show”, returns to the Aloha Theatre, beginning 27 October 2017,

This 1970s spoof of B-grade movies and science fiction films is one of the most popular community theatre productions nationwide.

The program is “an edgy, over-the-top tale of seduction and sexual confusion” suitable for adults over the age of 18.  For ticket information, please call 322-9924.

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Waimea KTA celebrates National Food Day the healthy way


Hawaii News Digest, 16 October 2017, 1540 UTC, Post #15784.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/north-hawaii-news/nhn-news/waimea-kta-celebrates-national-food-day-healthy-way

Accessed on 16 October 2017, 1540 UTC.

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Comment:

On Tuesday, 24 October 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the KTA Super Store in Waimea will celebrate National Food Day with displays, informational booths, and tasty,healthy treats for the entire family. Similar events will be held at KTA Puainako in Hilo and at KTA Keauhou.

According to “West Hawaii Today”, the event  has several goals:

“Food Day was instituted nationally to inspire Americans to change their diets and push for improved food policies. Every Oct. 24, thousands of events around the country bring people together to enjoy food that is healthy, affordable and produced with care for the environment and the people who grow, harvest and serve it.”

“It’s also day a day that individuals can make diet changes and take action to solve food-related problems in local communities at the local, state and national level.”

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Unbelievable: Records fall as Lange, Ryf take titles in Kona


Hawaii News Digest, 15 October 2017, 1555 UTC, Post #15778.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/sports/local-sports/unbelievable-records-fall-lange-ryf-titles-kona

Accessed on 15 October 2017, 1555 UTC.

Please click link to read the full coverage of The Ironman World Championship.

Comment:

When Germany’s Patrick Lange crossed the finish line of Saturday’s Ironman World Championship in a record time of 8 hours, 01 minute, and 40 seconds, he said he couldn’t believe it, saying “it’s everything I ever dreamed of…”

On the women’s side, Sweden’s Daniella Tyf grabbed her third consecutive Ironman World Championship title with a time of 8 hours, 50 minutes, and 47 seconds.

The grueling 140.6 mile triathlon included an open-ocean swim, a bicycle race, and a standard marathon.

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No citations in bike, car collision


Hawaii News Digest, 14 October 2017, 0630 UTC, Post #15769.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/no-citation-fike-car-collision

Reporter:  Cameron Miculka (West Hawaii Today).

Accessed on 14 October 2017, 0630 UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii police have confirmed that “no citations were issued in a crash involving an Ironman triathlete and (a) vehicle on Queen Kaahumanu Highway Wednesday morning.’

The crash sent veteran athlete Tim Don to the Kona Community Hospital with damaged vertebrae in the neck.  Don will be out of competition for 5 to 6 weeks while he recovers from the injury.

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