Wa‘ahila Ridge Park Improvements Planned

The Wa‘ahila Ridge State Recreation Area will soonbe renovated and some improvements will bemade by the State Parks Division. Established in1967, the park is accessed from St. Louis Heights andencompasses 50 acres on the mountain ridge betweenMānoa Valley and Pālolo Valley. The 12-acre developedarea includes pavilions, picnic tables, walkways, restroomsand parking. These will be repaired or replaced,and 14 new parking spaces will be added.Shaded

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Community Connections Come to Life!

Did you know that the headquarters of Hawai‘iMeals on Wheels is located at the MānoaValley Church? Did you know that you caneasily find, drive by and enjoy viewing many of the 155Mānoa Valley properties listed on the State Historic Register?Do you know where the public access points for thethree Na Ala Hele hiking trails are in Mānoa? Soon youwill be able to find the

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A Tree with a Tale

by Dale Moana Gilmartin Strolling by Bachman Hall, the administrationbuilding of the University of Hawai‘iat Mānoa, one may overlook a medium sized,somewhat scruffy tree, which was gingerlyrelocated before the construction of the QueenLili’uokalani Student Center. A botanical labelidentifies the tree as Hydnocarpus anthelmintica,a native of tropical Asia. Yet it’s the bronze commemorativeplaque at the base that reveals anextraordinary true tale.This unprepossessing tree with elongated

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