Skatepark fundraiser dance slated Friday
A Solstice Dance Party in support of the new Kona Hawaii Skatepark is planned from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the outdoor hockey rink at Old Kona Airport Park.
Admission is free, but donations of $5 or more are appreciated to help build the skatepark. Lava Ground Sounds will provide the music for the all-ages event that will also include a skate contest and a drawing.
For more information, call Mark at Millers Surf and Sport at 326-1771 or email email@example.com.
Lindsey joins hospital board
North Hawaii Community Hospital announces the addition of Robert K. Lindsey to the hospital’s board of directors, effective immediately.Lindsey, a retired Kamehameha Schools administrator, brings years of political, cultural, business and community experience and knowledge to the board.
Born in Hilo and raised in Waimea, Lindsey earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He worked with Kamehameha Schools from 1987 until retiring in 2004, serving the last 13 years as director of the land assets division-Hawaii. Prior to joining Kamehameha Schools, Lindsey was a social worker, park ranger and served a two-year term as state House Representative – District 6 from 1984 to 1986.
Lindsey is also a board member of 10 nonprofit organizations, including The Kohala Center, Waimea Outdoor Circle, Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club, Kanu O Ka Aina Learning Ohana, Kohala Ditch Foundation, Habitat for Humanity-West Hawaii, and president of Laiopua 2020. In addition, Lindsey is vice chairman on the board of trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and sitting member of the Hawaii Island Legislative Caucus.
Wildfire season is here — take precautions
Wildfires are a reality in Hawaii. Residents need to have a heightened awareness, especially those living in dry areas of the islands. If a home borders a natural area, what firefighters call the Wildland Urban Interface, it may be at risk from a wildfire. Those living relatively near a wildland area may live in the ember zone. Homes in the ember zone are at risk from wind-driven embers emitted during a wildfire.
Residents should act well in advance of wildfire to protect home and family and remember: “Ready, Set. Go!”
c Ready — Prepare the home so that it is resistant to fire. Use fire-resistant building materials and landscape to keep fire away from the home. Create a family plan so residents can leave early and safely.
c Set — Stay aware of conditions in the area. Notice when vegetation becomes dry or when drought conditions persist. Stay aware of updates during a fire.
c Go — Leave early, don’t wait for an official evacuation notice and risk traffic jams or increased safety hazards. Those who have prepared early, can leave early knowing they have done all they can to protect their home.
For more information, visiti hawaiiwildfire.org.