About Town: 04-18-18

New dog park opens April 28

All dogs and their people are invited to the Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Central Bark Dog Park grand opening slated for April 28. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the untying of a maile lei with refreshments served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


A DJ will be on hand to provide a festive atmosphere for the grand opening celebration and tours of the Welcome Center and the Animal Community Center site will be available.

Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Animal Community Center and the Central Bark Dog Parks are located on Mamalahoa Highway in Keauhou Mauka near the Hawaii County Water Department.

“We are excited to provide the community with a park for their dogs to play off leash in a controlled, safe environment,” said Donna Whitaker, Hawaii Island Humane Society executive director. “Our two dog parks for both small and large dogs have double-gated entry and exit points, people benches, ample parking, shade areas for those hot Kona days and a bone-shaped splash pad to cool our pooch pals in the large dog park.”

The Hawaii Island Humane Society will have county dog licenses for sale for unlicensed dogs at the celebration. It marks the first completed phase of the new Animal Community Center.

Remke earns dean’s list


Helen Remke, of Kailua-Kona, was named to the Eastern Oregon University winter term dean’s list.

Eastern Oregon University named 547 students to the list. Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded EOU coursework.

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