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Green light for Puuanahulu solar project

Residents of Puuanahulu are hoping to cut their monthly bills by installing a photovoltaic system to power their water supply. The initiative got an initial green light this week with the release of an environmental assessment that found the project would not significantly impact the landscape.

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Movie guide

Editor’s note: Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

‘Lihau’s Journey’ featured at Kahilu Theatre

Leiomalama Solomon Tamasese, 20, the Beamer-Solomon Halau O Poohala’s showcased hula mua (lead dancer), has inspired the film, “Lihau’s Journey,” which recently premiered at the Honolulu International Film Festival. The film takes audiences on a 30-minute video journey from the shores of Pelekane Bay in the shadow of Puukohola Heiau, through an arid dryland forest to rock enclosures of an ancient Hawaiian village, to a magical waterfall and on through a mysterious forest to an upland meadow, all to reconnect with Lihau’s great-grandmother and their hula roots.