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The Moanalua Gardens Foundation received a $10,000 ‘Ahahui Grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support the 32nd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival in July.


Amy K. Tsuneyoshi, a Board of Water Supply watershed resource specialist III, is the winner of the 2009 William Y. Thompson Award from the Hawaii Water Works Association. It is the highest honor bestowed by the association.

Tsuneyoshi, named the Board of Water Supply’s Employee of the Year in June, was honored for her innovative work and community outreach involving watershed protection partnerships during her 11 years with the department.


Friends of Hawaii Charities awarded $15,000 to Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Mary Jane and Maili Land Transitional Housing Programs.

The grants will be used to provide services for pregnant women in crisis and to homeless families.

Services include counseling, case management, residential services and educational opportunities. The Maili program helps families with children under the age of 19 who are homeless and unsheltered.


The city Department of Environmental Services received five Peak Performance Awards for outstanding compliance records during 2008 for its waste-water treatment plants. The awards came from the 2009 National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Waianae Wastewater Treatment Plant was given the Platinum 7 Award for seven straight years with 100 percent compliance.


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