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Central Oahu News // Haleiwa Preps For 17th ArtFest
If it’s art, you’ll find it at the 17th annual Summer ArtFest this weekend at Haleiwa Beach Park. The free festival runs from 10 a.m....

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Central Oahu News // Ho‘ala Student’s Environmental Plea Wins State Essay Contest
Ho’ala School seventh-grader Kate Welch was selected as a winner in the 2014 My Hawaii Story Contest, a creative writing competition open to all middle...

Central Oahu Sports // Upcoming OIA Football Season Brings Challenge, Opportunity
In prep football, there’s always a season within the season — the critical games that make or break a team’s year. With the release of...

Carol Chang
Central Oahu Waha Nui // Waha Nui – 7/16/14
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Honolulu has made Wahia wa’s Dr. Craig Ono its new chief of staff. Craig is an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at UH...

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West Oahu News // Rail Will Help Accommodate West Oahu’s Growth
Reflections …Sen.Will Espero Growth in Ewa In 1989, I bought my first house in the Ewa by Gentry community for $159,000. It has been 25...

West Oahu Sports // Laukani Soccer Team Impresses A National AYSO Audience
Luck was on the side of Laukani girls soccer team when its number came up last spring in a lottery that led to the Aiea-based...

Windward Oahu Sports // Kalaheo Basketball Shaping Up With Summer Competition
With the recent addition of standout Kaleb Gilmore, Kalaheo boys basketball head coach Alika Smith knows practices will be intense next season. He’s been seeing...

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Windward Oahu News // Civil Club Dinner & Auction To Honor Distinguished Threesome
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club’s 2014 Distinguished Kama’aina dinner and auction will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at He’eia State Park, where...

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Windward Oahu News // Clinics Installing Pet Microchips
A microchip in a furry friend can save time, money and possibly even lives, if a pet gets separated from its owner. That’s why Windward...

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West Oahu News // Tesoro Helping To ‘Fuel Dreams’
Sending an athlete to Special Olympics will be as easy as pumping gas until Aug. 5. Five West Oahu Tesoro2Go locations (and others across the...

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Central Oahu News // Lions Collecting School Supplies In Wahiawa
The Wahiawa Lions are accepting school supplies and cash donations for the benefit of needy children attending area schools. Donations are welcome from 10 a.m....

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Windward Oahu News // Record Store Heading To Town
The Hungry Ear won’t be listening in Kailua after this Saturday, when the music store’s 35-year residence on Kuulei Road ends. Owner Ward Yamashita cites...

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West Oahu News // Bank Party At Water Park Aids Students
In an effort to lend a helping hand to Helping Hands Hawaii, Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii will extend its hours Saturday, when it will be...

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West Oahu News // West Oahu Roundup
Here’s a brief look at what some of your neighbors have been up to. Aiea resident Heidi Lin Kim recently was named 2014 National Young...

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West Oahu News // Waipahu Library Closed For Fixes
Waipahu Library closed temporarily for renovations July 8 and will remain closed until further notice. The facility currently is undergoing an air conditioner replacement. The...

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Central Oahu News // Business-savy Farmers Could Win Five Years Of Rent-free Land
Five acres of prime North Shore farmland is the prize for the winner of Kamehameha Schools and Ke Ali’i Pauahi Foundation’s Mahi’ai Match-Up. All applicants...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu News // New Aiea Library Will Offer More Event Space, More Parking
The new Aiea Library is set to open this month and will celebrate with a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday. The new facility...

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Central Oahu News // DOE Names Teacher Fellows
The state Department of Education has selected two Central Oahu teachers to join its inaugural Hawaii State Teacher Fellows, sponsored by the nonprofit Hope Street...

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West Oahu News // Kapolei Packaging Plant Welcomes New West Oahu Employees
Aiea-based Rengo Packaging Inc. opened its new facility in Kapolei July 1 on 160,000 square feet of land at Campbell Industrial Park. More than 60...

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Windward Oahu News // HEARTS’ Summer Musical A Trip To Neverland On Paliku Stage
Paliku Theatre will transform itself into Neverland July 18-24 in HEARTS Hawaii’s musical production of Peter Pan. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays...

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