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April 14, 2014 - 12:05am

Disabilities panel meets Wednesday

Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the ADRC Training Room, 1055 Kinoole St., Hilo. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will be posted on the county’s website.

For more information, call Sandy Arriola at 961-8600.

Web designer speaks Wednesday

Jillyn Dillon, a website specialist, will speak about Web design at the Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise meeting Wednesday. She will explain different Web design approaches and functionality.

The club holds breakfast meetings weekly at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Hale Halawai. Breakfast is $10. Call Lisa Moore at 896-8697 for more information.

Seniors group celebrates Easter

Kailua-Kona Seniors meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai. Easter will be celebrated and members are asked to wear their decorated Easter hats. An Easter parade on Alii Drive is planned. Prizes will be awarded to winning hats.

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

Fisheries Council meets Thursday

The West Hawaii Fisheries Council meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Hawaii Civic Center Community Hale. Visitors and potential members are welcome to attend.

This month’s agenda includes a visit from Frazer McGilvray, the new director of the Division of Aquatic Resources under the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

For more information or an application form, contact

Nonprofit changes its name to Accessible Hawaii

Disabled Adventures has changed its name to Accessible Hawaii, a nonprofit organization serving residents and visitors with limited mobility.

The revised website,, is a wealth of hard-to-find information about adaptive activities from 14 local providers and recommendations for 11 accessible beaches. A colorful map of downtown Kailua-Kona guides visitors along the safest walking path on Alii Drive. Accessible restaurants, transportation, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliant accommodations provide invaluable tips for newcomers.

To support the goals of adaptive and accessible services in West Hawaii view the organization’s website, the video “Go Beyond” on YouTube, or contact Hartley at 896-8967 or