News Briefs for Friday, March 31, 2006

• Arthritis Walk is tomorrow at mall

• PMRF to close early on Sunday

• Kalawai Park closed


Arthritis Walk is tomorrow at mall

The annual Arthritis Foundation Walk is at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow at Kukui Grove Center, a center spokesperson said in a press release.

Officials with Kukui Grove Center and the Arthritis Foundation host the easy, one-mile walk, a fund-raiser for the work of researchers and volunteers at the foundation.

After the walk, there will be live entertainment, door prizes, refreshments, and dancing.

On the mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday are the inflatable bouncy castles, free for the keiki.

On Monday, the farmers’ market on the mall is at 3 p.m., in the Sears parking lot.

Larry Rivera and Ilima Fernandes offer live Hawaiian entertainment, with hula and more, at the April 7 Aloha Friday on the Mall event, at 7 p.m.

Also that day, state Department of Health representatives are on the mall for a Smoke-Free Friday event where smokers can get information about getting smoke-free.

PMRF to close early on Sunday

United States Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility officials will conduct flight operations, prompting the early closure of the Kinikini special-use fishing area from 2 p.m. until sundown on Sunday, base officials said in a press release.

Fishing in the special-use fishing area, from Kawaiele Ditch northwards up to the southern-most windsock adjacent to the runway, will open at the normal time of 6 a.m., but will close at 2 p.m. for flight operations.

The base is near Kekaha and Mana.

Kalawai Park closed

County officials announced in a press release that Kalawai Park in Kalaheo is closed now, and will remain closed due to ground saturation and comfort-station issues.

For more information, call the county’s parks division at 241-6671.


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• A story on the front page of yesterday’s paper misidentified the former and now-retired Kaua‘i Police Department deputy police chief. The Kekaha resident is Wilfred “Willy” Ihu.


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