Who’s Taking Craps in Hawaii County Pools?

Recently the YWCA in Hilo, Hawaii, where my senior citizen mom takes her swim classes at, has been shut down on a few occasions.  The most recent shut down was due to fecal matters being in the pool.

Here is a copy of letter being circulated right now regarding the incident:

Aloha YWCA Members and Aquatic Participants,

Unfortunately our pool was closed (this week) due to a fecal accident. As you all know the pool has had several closures since it opened in June due to fecal related accidents. The consistency of these incidents has forced us to take further action. We are now enforcing the rule that ALL participants must use the bathroom and shower before entering the pool. As a friendly reminder, all participants who are not toilet trained and are under the age of 4 must wear a swim diaper. Please help your community pool stay pee and poop free! We are exploring all options in controlling this matter. We humbly ask for your understanding and cooperation. If there are any questions, comments or concerns please email aquatics@ywcahawaiiisland.org.

YWCA of Hawaii Island
145 Ululani St.
Hilo, HI, US

Well today my son had swim lessons at the Pahoa pool and right as his lessons were about to begin around 2:00 this afternoon, I heard the lifeguard yelling… “EVERYONE OUT OF THE POOL!” so everyone started climbing out of the pool.


I asked the lifeguard what the problem was and he stated that “fecal matter” was found in the pool!

The lifeguards then spent time scooping the matter out of the pool and needless to say my son’s swim lesson was cancelled for the day, however, the kids did watch water safety videos for the time that they would have been in the pool.

By the time I left the Pahoa Aquatic Center at about 2:45 folks were still not allowed to swim in the pool… and quite frankly… I don’t know why anyone would want to so close to the time it was cleaned!

Amelia Earhart Exhibit Opens This Weekend at the Pacific Aviation Museum

The Amelia Earhart Exhibit opens up this weekend at the Pacific Aviation Museum on what would have been her birthday.

Amelia Earhardt and Duke Kanahamoku

Amelia Earhart and Duke Kanahamoku (Photo provided by the Pacific Aviation Museum)

Forest City Hawaii Donates Classroom Supplies to Kealakehe Elementary School

Media Release:

Forest City Hawaii is no stranger to rolling up its corporate sleeves and getting busy with community based projects. Founded on the corporate values of its parent company, Forest City, community involvement is a core value and an integral part of the way Forest City Hawaii does business.

Take for example Forest City Hawaii Development Manager Race Randle. With community involvement ingrained in his values, Randle looked for opportunities of service that would benefit the children (keiki) of West Hawaii. Logging on to HelpHawaiiSchools.com, Randle searched the school site for a local West Hawaii school wish list and discovered the school supply wish list from Kealakehe Elementary School.

The Hawaii State Department of Education launched its Volunteers and Partners program as a pilot program in 2006. The Volunteers and Partners initiative is an avenue to assist teachers with wish list and classroom supply shortfalls. Kealakehe Elementary School Principal Nancy Matsukawa saw the partnership opportunity and assigned Joy Agard from the Parent-Community Networking Centers (PCNC) office to canvas their teachers. From those needs, Agard composed a teacher wish list and uploaded it to the statewide web portal www.HelpHawaiiSchools.com.

Kealakehe Elementary School Principal Nancy Matsukawa and Race Randle, Forest City Hawaii

Kealakehe Elementary School Principal Nancy Matsukawa and Race Randle, Forest City Hawaii

“The Help Hawaii Schools website started as a pilot project involving four schools.  This past school year was the first year that all Hawaii schools were listed on the website and we currently have more than 3,500 volunteers and donors registered in the system,” stated Judy Nagasako, DOE Educational Specialist.  “Our goal is to increase and sustain volunteer and donor resources that support student learning and to develop the capacity of schools to effectively recruit, manage, coordinate, recognize, and retain volunteers and donors.” Randle reviewed the list of Kealakehe Elementary School teacher wish list and quickly took action to fulfill those needs.

“Forest City Hawaii will be developing Kamakana Villages at Keahuolu, an environmentally sensitive, sustainable community centered around new, affordable homes for Kona’s working families. It’s good for us to grow our community giving here,” said Randle. “We are looking forward to being a part of the Kona community and helping our schools is the right thing to do.”

What does the Kealakehe Elementary School wish list look like? Mr. Flo, 5th grade Math Teacher asked for and received as a donation from Forest City Hawaii math flash cards and 30 small dry erase boards for his students to use during lessons. Miss Reynolds, a 1st grade teacher at Kealakehe, asked for and received children’s scissors, reward stickers and Play-Doh. Several teachers asked for and received dry erase markers and erasers. Mrs. Lusk’s 4th grade class will be happy with their new upper and lower case alphabet stamps, ink pads and Play-Doh. In total, Forest City Hawaii donated over $500 worth of classroom supplies for Kealakehe Elementary School- and just in time for the next school year.

“In the true spirit of laulima (working together) Forest City Hawaii encourages other businesses to get involved and help fill the gap of teacher and classroom needs. We will bring not only jobs to the community through the development of Kamakana Villages, but new schools and the support of nearby social programs and health care,'” said Forest City Hawaii President Jon Wallenstrom. “It’s a new approach. It’s the right approach.

More Papaya Farms Wiped Out by Criminals… 10 Acres Chopped Down With Machetes

Media Release:

Big Island police are investigating the destruction of 10 acres of papaya trees in Puna.

On Tuesday morning (July 19) Puna patrol officers responded to a report that trees in three adjoining papaya fields in the Kapoho area had been cut down. Each property belonged to a separate owner. Additional adjoining papaya fields were left undamaged.

The scene, near the area where 8,500 trees were destroyed a year ago, is located on Alohalani, about one mile north from where it intersects Route 132 near the 6-mile marker. The trees appear to have been chopped down with a machete sometime between Monday morning and Tuesday morning.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation are continuing the investigation. The value of the damaged property is still under investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Acting Lieutenant Reed Mahuna at 961-2252. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Hawaii Radio Station Breast Implant Contest… Would You Really Want to Win?

I’ll put this in the strange and bizarre category!

Hawaii radio station 102.7 Da Bomb is giving away BREAST IMPLANTS in a strange contest that they are promoting!

Breast Implant Promotion

Breast Implant Contest (Click for more information)

The strange thing about this contest is they want ladies to send in clothed pictures of their boobs and then voters will choose the best set of boobs that deserves the implants.

….turn it over to Hawaii to vote on who they think deserves to win the $7,500.00 cosmetic breast enhancement procedure courtesy of Aesthetica Plastic & Laser Surgery Center! The photo with the most votes wins!..

Now this begs to be asked… will viewers vote on boobs that look good?  Or will viewers vote on boobs that look bad… and if your the winner… would you really want your name and image used in this type of promotion?

By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.  By participating in the Contest, where allowed by law, participants agree that the Company may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.

Now the real scary thing about this contest… is that ITS ALSO OPEN TO MEN!

Certain health requirements are necessary to be a surgical candidate. The winner must be pre-approved for the surgical procedure(s) by the sponsoring physician(s), in his/her sole discretion.  The procedure or procedures performed will be made by the physician, in the physician’s sole discretion, based on his/her expertise and experience.

Nothing better then “Man Boobs” but I wonder why they would need to be clothed. :roll:

The Best Hospitals in Hawaii

US News & World Report ranked the top hospitals in the large metropolitan cites in the nation.

Here is how Hawaii’s hospitals top four ranked out of seventeen judged.

Best Hawaii Hospitals