26 October

Elections coming up. Nominations November 3rd. Vote December 1st.

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Do you want to have a say about how your neighborhood grows? Well, this is your chance, the annual elections for the Board of Directors is just around the  corner! The KILAUEA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION is the most active of all the community organizations on Kauai.
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When the Kauai CountyCouncil is reviewing a new development or a project that needs approval for a Special Management Area Permit, the Kauai County Planning  Director, Kauai Planning Commission Chair and/or the Kauai County Council refers the prospective permittee to come before the KILAUEA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION for their opinion and review of the facts.
Do you live or own a business in the Moku of Ko’olau? (The area between Anahola and where Kalihiwai meets Princeville at the end of Anini Beach road where the stream empties into the ocean.) If your answer is no, I’m sorry to say that you are not eligible BUT you can still nominate someone who does meet our criteria.
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The current KNA Board of Directors weighs heavily on the over thirty age group and in all fairness the younger millennial generation needs to be represented too! So, nominate yourself or maybe a like minded friend or relative that you know is going to represent their peers. If you feel positive that you can put their name down, please do.
24 October

BILL PORTER 11/10/1928 – 10/7/2015

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Bill Porter, the E-Trade founder who funneled generous portions of his fortune into businesses and nonprofits benefiting organic farming, recreation and community building on Kauai’s North Shore, died Wednesday at his home in Princeville, surrounded by family and friends.


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Frank and humble, he worked behind-the-scenes to materialize a wide range of philanthropic visions. Once up and running, he stepped aside, putting others in charge of his ventures so he would be free to start up something else.

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“If you say you’re going to do something, you do it; that’s what he was about,” His wife Joan said. “He was about taking responsibility for self. He didn’t care about socializing particularly, he cared about he and I being together and our family and he loved Hawaii. He loved Wai Koa, he loved the land, the beauty, and he was always kind. When he was younger, he was much more focused on needing to get ahead and get the job done, but as he mellowed in older age, he relaxed a little and really focused on giving.”

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In his “retirement” on Kauai here is a brief list of Bill and his wife Joan’s projects;

Founded Anaina Hou Community Park, non-profit organization
Pledged $13 million to AHCP to build a performing arts pavilion (scheduled to open in fall, 2016)
Founded and built Kauai Mini Golf and Namahana Cafe
Pledged land and funding to build a playground on Anaina Hou land.
Pledged land to Kaua`i Skate Ohana for a skatepark on Anaina Hou land.
Founded Pu`ukumu School, a private middle and high school on the north shore
Provided underwriting support for school operations and to keep tuition affordable for all families.
Opened their 528 acre property in Kilauea to the public.
Maintain stone dam and 4.7 mile trail on Wai Koa for the publicʻs enjoyment.
Provide free 20 year leases on their land to organic farmers to farm 1-acre plots.
Provide land at no charge to a multitude of local farmers and non-profit organizations.
Donated land to Kaua`i North Shore Community Foundation for a dog park on Wai Koa
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Their philanthropy outside of Kaua`i:
Donated $25million to MIT
Donated significantly to The Carter Center
Joan Founded the Stillheart Institute in California
Hugs and kisses to Bill Porter with love and best wishes to Joan and his family.
Besause of Bill and his unique character we all moved forward a bit. 

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19 October

Kauai General Plan workshop (Walking tour portion for the Northshore)

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If you are interested in attending the walking/bus tour portion of a workshop, especially in the area you live and/or work, please let me know via email by Oct. 23rd. Space is limited.
When emailing, please include:
1.      Name
2.      Phone number
Please forward to others that may be interested as well. Questions welcomed as well.
Aloha Pō‛alima,
Lea
L. Kai‛aokamālie
COK Planning Dept

 

19 October

Kauai water use planning meeting; public invited

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Public invited to Kauai Water Use and Development Plan update meetings, Oct. 20-29  LIHUE

The Department of Water (DOW)is reminding the public that its first round of public information meetings for theKauai Water Use and Development Plan (KWUDP) update
will be held Oct. 20 through Oct.29.
Interested individuals are encouraged to attend a meeting in their community.
The meetings will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Kilauea Neighborhood Center
Wednesday, Oct. 21, at
Kapaa Middle School Cafeteria
Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Kalaheo Neighborhood Center
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Waimea Neighborhood Center
Thursday, Oct. 29, at Lihue Neighborhood Center

The KWUDP is a component of theHawaii Water Plan which serves as a dynamic, long – range planning guide for the Commission on Water Resource Management.

Key goals of the KWUDP are to provide guidance for the island’s water resource managers, ensuring that future water needs of the county are met while preserving the integrity of the island’s water resources.  It is also toprovide guidance to ensure that sustainable water resources are integrated into the county’sformulation and development of land use policies.

This is the first of two rounds of meetings for the public to learn about and provide input to this important update process.

Auxiliary aids, services and materials in an alternate format are available upon request and should be made no later than five working days prior to the meeting.
For more information please call the Department of Water at 245-5455

Too Bad they released this the day before the meeting, making the request for auxilliary aids 5 days prior impossible.

8 October

News from the Christ Memorial Episcopal Church of Kilauea

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There is a new program for children during the Sunday services. It is called Na Kamalei (beloved children) program. Please follow the link below to the Kilauea website.

Also keep in mind that the annual Shared blessings Thrift Shop Hot Dog and Chili Day is Saturday, November 14, from noon to 4.

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6 October

October KNA meeting agenda

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Our October meeting is Tuesday the 4th. We meet at 7pm in the Kilauea Nieghborhood Center. Here is a link to the full agenda; 2015_October_KNA_Agenda

5 August

Relay For Life events August 21st-22nd

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The KNA is entering a team in the Cancer awareness fund raiser Relay For Life.

Come join and support us, your family members, your community.
The event begins Friday evening August 21st in the Kauai Christian Academy field and continues until sun up on Saturday August 22nd. To help the KNA community raise funds for cancer research and treatment you can call Yoshi L’Hote at 808-937-8646 or contact any board member to purchase tickets for the Lau lau fund raiser. Three Lau lau for ten dollars, Lau lau pick up is August 15th. Click here for more Relay For Life details.