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Brain injury support group meets


Brain injury support group meets

A brain injury support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Rehab Services, just mauka of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union on Hualalai Road.

Representatives of Hawaii Life Flight, which provides fixed-wing emergency air ambulance services, will address the group.

Invited are all brain injury, stroke and neuro-trauma survivors, their families, caregivers, interested professionals and the public. For more information, call Hawaiian Rehab at 329-0591 or Karen Klemme at 328-9498.

Board of Ethics

meets Wednesday

Hawaii County Board of Ethics meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the ARDC Training Room at the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St., Suite 101 in Hilo.

The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is posted on the county’s website. Contact Renee Lawrence at 961-8251 for more information.

Seniors meet Wednesday

Kailua-Kona Seniors will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai to celebrate members’ birthdays that occur in April, play indoor games and have a craft session with a rabbit theme.

For more information, call Billie at 315-8367 or Pat at 329-2424.

Mauna Kea soil,

water group to meet

The Mauna Kea Soil and Water Conservation District meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service center, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite, 148, Waimea.

Anyone who requires an accommodation or auxiliary aid to attend the meeting should call 885-6602, ext. 100.

Film screening celebrates architecture month

In celebration of architecture month, the Hawaii Island section of the Honolulu chapter of the American Institute of Architects invites the public to free film presentations.

“From Nothing, Something: A Documentary on the Creative Process” profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines to unearth the common techniques and habits that can lead to groundbreaking ideas. The film will be shown at 5:30 p.m. April 17 at the W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters, Hualalai Learning Theater in Waimea, and at 6 p.m. April 24 at Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa.

To register for the film screenings or for more information, visit aiahonolulu.org.

Codependent women meeting Thursday

A Co-Dependents Anonymous women’s meeting meets from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Unity Church sanctuary, 75-5722 Hanama Place.

The 12-step fellowship is comprised of those whose common purpose is recovery from codependence and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. The nonprofit organization is supported by the voluntary contributions of attending members.

Email kona.womens group@gmail.com or call 990-2649.

Cameras to assist

in fire investigation

Hawaii County Fire Department has purchased two Nikon DSLR cameras and accessories to assist in fire investigations with a $1,781 fire prevention grant from FM Global.

The cameras will allow the department’s fire investigators to capture better photos in low light conditions and extreme close up shots necessary to document fire scenes during the investigation, said Todd Kazuo, captain of the Fire Prevention Bureau in West Hawaii.

“Some of the evidence we need to document can be the size of a dime and a good picture makes a huge difference,” he said. “We hope to use these photos when pursuing arson cases as good documentation is often crucial to testimony in court for prosecution of arson.”

FM Global representative Mark Carbonella presented the grant to Kazuo recently. FM Global is one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

To learn more about FM Global’s fire prevention grant program, or to apply for a grant, visit fmglobal.com/grants.

Shoreline cleanup held at Manuka

Hawaii Wildlife Fund and a state Natural Area Reserve crew cleaned up a stretch of coastline in the Manuka Natural Area Reserve recently.

The 30 cleanup participants hauled 26 bags of debris weighing 430 pounds from the isolated shoreline.

Hawaii Wildlife Fund has been leading community-based efforts to remove marine debris from along the Ka‘u coastline since 2003. The organization estimates more than 90 percent of the 168 tons of debris removed was plastic.

For more information email kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com or visit wildhawaii.org.

Lions Club conducts keiki eye exams

Over the past several weeks, Kailua-Kona Lions Club members have been conducting eye screenings at local elementary schools. The basic exams determine whether the children need additional testing with an optometrist.

A total of 134 screenings have been performed at Kealakeke Head Start, Montessori, Kamehameha Elementary and Makua Lani Christian Academy. The students are generally 5 years and younger when screened because the organization hopes to catch eye problems at an early stage.

The club performs this service every year. Generally, only a handful of students are referred for further professional testing. Those found to require eye correction may receive assistance from the Lions Club to purchase eye glasses.

Eagle Court of Honor slated for Trevithick

The public is invited to attend an Eagle Court of Honor for Daniel Ioana Trevithick of Boy Scout Troop 26 at 3 p.m. April 26 at Living Stones Church, 76-6224 Alii Dr.

Trevithick joined Boy Scouts of America as a wolf cub and charter member of Pack 33 at Solid Rock Ministries in January, 2004. In 2007, upon receiving his Arrow of Light, the highest rank a cub scout can earn, he advanced to Troop 26 in Holualoa, where he achieved Eagle Scout rank Oct. 2. For his Eagle project, he oversaw the design, planning and building of a recycling center for the Ulu Wini housing project in Kailua-Kona. Additionally, he has earned 22 merit badges and served in numerous leadership positions in his troop. He is currently an assistant scoutmaster in troop 26.


He will graduate from high school in June and has been accepted at Youth With A Mission in Newcastle, Australia, where he will attend a discipleship training school this July, with an emphasis in music and art.

Dinner will follow the court of honor. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 325-0444.