For kids of all sizes
Oahu car clubs will have about 500 vintage autos on display at the 36th annual Car Cruise and Drive & Shine Car Show at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public and is a benefit for Toys for Tots. People are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or make a cash donation to Toys for Tots at the event.
Parts of Kauai low on water after line falls
Kauai officials are asking Wainiha and Haena residents and visitors to conserve water while the storage tank pumps are down.
About 9:30 Tuesday night, an electric transmission line fell, causing power to go out on the island’s north shore, said Shelley Paike, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative spokeswoman.
Electrical crews restored power to most of the customers in about an hour, except for in Wainiha and Haena, Paike said.
For those areas, crews had to repair the transmission line, which could be reached only by helicopter. They waited until daylight and had the line repaired about noon yesterday, Paike said. She said she didn’t know how the transmission line fell.
The Kauai County Department of Water said the storage tanks for Wainiha and Haena are nearly empty and cannot be replenished until the power is restored.
Big Isle sends care packages to soldiers
KAILUA-KONA » More than a half-ton of holiday care packages are being shipped from the Big Island to troops stationed in Afghanistan.
Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise member Ann Goody said 180 packages were mailed Monday to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, which is based in Kaneohe.
West Hawaii Today reported yesterday that each box contains a new T-shirt, underwear, socks, boot laces, lotion, eye drops, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a handmade card.
The troops also will receive DVDs, a magazine, a book and snacks.
Rotary Club member Cliff Kopp estimated that members of the community spent between $12,000 and $15,000 on the goods to be sent to the troops.