In Brief

Arc receives $10,000 grant


Arc receives $10,000 grant

The Arc of Hilo gratefully acknowledges the receipt of a $10,000 grant from Central Pacific Bank Foundation that will be used to purchase janitorial services equipment such as a floor scrubber, buffer and carpet-cleaning supplies.

The Arc of Hilo Commercial Services Department employs people with disabilities in yard maintenance, janitorial services and greenhouse production. The department services state, federal and county contracts in East Hawaii, as well as private businesses.

“This equipment is essential to the success of our business, but more importantly to the success of our program participants, who have been trained for these positions and rely on this income,” said Troy Thompson, the Arc’s commercial services manager.

Puna church hosting picnic

Connection Point has been rooted in the heart of Hawaiian Paradise Park since 1985.

Through the years, the people of Connection Point have become known for their care for others by providing food and clothing to those who need it.

In an effort to provide more family activities in Puna, Connection Point invites everyone to a day of fun at its first free community picnic beginning at noon on Labor Day at the church, 15-1839 32nd Ave., in Keaau.

Activities will include games, pingpong, a giant waterslide, music and barbecue lunch.

For more details, visit

Sewage, water focus of UHH talk

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Faculty Congress and the College of Continuing Education and Community Service will host a free public presentation on the impact of sewage pollution on Hawaii Island water quality.

“What’s the scoop on the poop? Sewage pollution in Hawaii Island drinking and coastal waters” will be presented from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in UCB Room 100.

Drs. Tracy Wiegner and Steven Colbert, marine science faculty, will lead the discussion.

For more information, contact CCECS at 974-7664 or visit

‘An Afternoon of Aloha’

Have you ever thought “I wish I could do something to help” or “I’d love to know more women like me in this area”?

Then the Hilo Woman’s Club “An Afternoon of Aloha” from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 13 is just for you.

For more than 94 years, the Hilo Woman’s Club has focused on community service, friendship and personal development.

Join the members for good food and great entertainment by the Alphatones at the clubhouse on 7 Lele St. (off Punahele Street) in Hilo.


RSVP by calling 935-9838.

Also, check out the club’s website,, to explore the organization’s activities and history.

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