Transportation planning seminars begin tonightThe first of a series of planning workshops for the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization will be held tonight at Aiea Elementary School at 99-370 Moanalua Road for Pearl City, Aiea and Salt Lake. All workshops will start at 6:30 p.m.
Citizens are urged to take part in helping plan their transportation future.
Tomorrow, the workshop will focus on Honolulu/East Honolulu and Waikiki/Kaimuki/Kapahulu/Waialae/Kahala, in a session at Washington Intermediate School, 1633 S. King St.
Other workshops are:
Mililani/Wahiawa/North Shore, Monday, Mililani High School, 95-1200 Meheula Parkway.The "Top 2025 Regional Planning Workshops" are meant to help the city and state determine the most important transportation projects for the next 25 years. A "Transportation for Oahu Plan" will be prepared eventually.
Kapolei/Ewa/Waipahu, Tuesday, Waipahu High School, 94-1211 Farrington Highway.
Windward/Koolau Loa, Nov. 15, Castle High School, 45-386 Kaneohe Bay Drive.
Waianae, Nov. 16, Waianae High School, 85-251 Farrington Highway.
General goals set forth in earlier community-based efforts include smooth traffic flow, safe intersections, faster express lanes, quick bus transfers, safer sidewalks with bikeways and improved connections between communities.
Hospice Hawaii gets $13,000 in grantsHospice Hawaii has received $5,000 from the Kosasa Foundation to expand caregiver services to patients and families.
The Pettus Foundation also has awarded the organization $8,000 for general support.
Hospice Hawaii began the Caregiver Program in 1995 with trained volunteers to help meet needs of patients who lack a 24-hour caregiver or have a breakdown in services.
The program eases stress for family caregivers who work full-time and care for a terminally ill loved one, or who are elderly or frail spouses of patients.
Paid caregivers will be hired in the expanded program to ensure more consistency in patient care and to more quickly meet any sudden needs for caregiving.
For more information, call 924-9255.
Nonprofit art, culture groups offered tech grantsThe National Endowment for the Arts is taking nominations for its Resources for Change, a series of initiatives designed to address organizational development needs of arts organizations.
Nonprofit tax-exempt organizations involved in arts and culture projects are encouraged to apply for grants focused on technology.
Resources for Change responds to the interest of arts organizations in exploring how recent advancements in telecommunications and computer technology may help them function more effectively, involve individuals in new and more active ways with the arts, and integrate arts more fully into communities.
As many as 20 grants will be awarded to a diverse group of organizations, large and small, representing a variety of arts disciplines, fields and constituencies.
All interested organizations should submit a letter of interest that must be received at NEA headquarters in Washington no later than Dec. 1.
Send letters to: Resources for Change: Technology, Room 720, National Endowment for the Arts, Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506-0001.
For more information, visit the NEA Web site at http://www.arts.gov or call (202) 682-5400.
For more information about Hawaii's State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and its grants, programs, arts and culture calendar and opportunities, visit its Web site at http://www.state.hi.us/sfca/
TomorrowSome events of interest
7 p.m., Ala Wai Clubhouse, 2nd Floor: Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights No. 5 Neighborhood Board meeting, 404 Kapahulu Ave.
7 p.m., Ewa Beach Public Library: Ewa No. 23 Neighborhood Board meeting, 91-950 North Road.
7 p.m., Radford High School Library: Aliamanu/Salt Lake/Foster Village No. 18 Neighborhood Board meeting, 4361 Salt Lake Blvd.
7 p.m., Hauula Community Center: Koolauloa No. 28 Neighborhood Board meeting, 54-010 Kukuna Road.
An inside page in one edition yesterday did not have the correct jumps from some stories that started on page A-1. The Star-Bulletin apologizes for any confusion it may have caused.
A branch of American Savings Bank is the first-floor tenant of the Eight-Fifty Building on Richards Street. A story in the first edition of Hawaii Inc. yesterday listed a different bank.
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