Roadwork planned; expect some delays, state DOT says
The state Department of Transportation announced roadwork is planned this week on Hana, Honoapiilani and Kahekili highways in the following areas:
* There will be a single-lane closure on Hana Highway in the eastbound direction between Milepost 10.4, in the vicinity of Garden of Eden, and Milepost 16, in the vicinity of Keanae Peninsula Road, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for slope stabilization work.
* Ocean erosion repairs will continue on Honoapiilani Highway in the area of Launiupoko State Park, shifting lanes mauka. Speed limits are reduced in the work zone. Motorists are advised to expect delays.
* There will be alternating single-lane closures on Kahekili Highway in both directions between Milepost 36, in the vicinity of Honokohau Bay, and Milepost 40, in the vicinity of Papanahoa Gulch, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for drainage cleaning.
Registration today for swim classes Upcountry - county
The county Department of Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division will be offering free "Learn to Swim" classes at the Upcountry and Kokua pools beginning in September.
Registration for the Upcountry Pool classes will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. today at the pool in Pukalani. Participants must register in person with guard Stacy Dugan-Wood.
Upcountry classes will be held from Sept. 8 to Oct. 19 with the following schedule:
* Parent-toddler, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays.
* Level one, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturdays and 3 to 3:45 p.m. Mondays.
* Level two, 12:15 to 1 p.m. Sundays.
Registration for the Kokua Pool classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 5 at the Kahului pool. Register with Dugan-Wood. Two classes will be offered Thursdays from Sept. 12 to Oct. 17:
* Adult learn to swim, noon to 1 p.m.
* Level one, 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Space for all classes is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call Fran Yamamoto at 270-6138.
Kauai, East Hawaii reps join Hawaiian Homes Commission
The Hawaiian Homes Commission welcomed its newest members for Kauai and East Hawaii island during a monthly commission meeting on Maui last week.
Hanalei businesswoman Patricia Sheehan and Hilo labor leader Wallace Ishibashi Jr. were appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie recently to represent Kauai and East Hawaii island, respectively.
The nine-member commission is tasked with overseeing the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Sheehan fills a vacant seat until a permanent replacement can be found. Ishibashi replaces East Hawaii Commissioner Ian Lee Loy. If Ishibashi is confirmed by the state Senate, he will serve a four-year term ending June 30, 2017.
Mayor's birthday celebration will be held Sept. 19 at MACC
Mayor Alan Arakawa's birthday bash will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
There will be dinner and entertainment, including by Hapa, Na Hoa and John Stephan.
The cost is $25. Children 12 and under will get in free. Seating is limited. Guests may bring lawn chairs.
Tickets are available at Lahaina Pizza Co., Milagros Food Co. in Paia, Da Kitchen in Kahului and Kihei, Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli in Makawao and Araki-Regan & Associates and Blackburn's Corner in Wailuku.
For more information, go to www.arakawa2014.com or call 244-6042.