Announcements: May 2, 2021

Monthly siren test scheduled Monday

The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Monday.


During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone). A simultaneous test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System is conducted with the monthly siren sounding, in cooperation with Hawaii’s broadcast industry. There will be no exercise or drill accompanying the test.

The all-hazard Outdoor Siren Warning System for Public Safety is one part of Hawaii’s Statewide Alert &Warning System used to notify the public during emergencies.

QNHCH offers vaccinations without appointment

Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital will offer vaccinations for those age 16 and older on a first-come, first serve basis with no appointment necessary from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Waimea facility’s COVID vaccination clinic on the south side of the hospital campus.

Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. QNHCH offers the Pfizer vaccine. If anyone comes for a vaccination but cannot be accommodated, an appointment will made. A second dose will be scheduled approximately three weeks later.

Those who prefer an appointment on another day are asked to email and include name, date of birth, and phone number, or call (808) 881-4668.

Real estate agency seeks donations for The Food Basket

The ohana of Keller Williams Realty Maui – Big Island will collect nonperishable food items for The Food Basket on May 13.

Since May 2009, the entire company of Keller Williams Realty, which operates in the U.S., Canada and abroad has set aside the second Thursday of the month to renew, energize, and donate within the communities they serve.


From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13, the local office will collect donations for The Food Basket at seven sites around the island. In West Hawaii, nonperishable foods may be dropped off at KTA Super Stores in Waikoloa Village, Kailua-Kona, Keauhou and Kealakekua as well as at ChoiceMart in Kealakekua. In East Hawaii, donations may be made at KTA Super Stores in Downtown Hilo and Puainako. Donors should look for the big Keller Williams Realty Maui-Big Island banner and associate volunteers in red T-shirts.

For more information, contact the Kona office at (808) 930-5900 or, or the Hilo office at (808) 930-5910 or Rochelle Beck Augustine at (808) 960-4231 or

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