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COMMUNITY BRIEFS – June 2, 2014

Origami workshop at AMP

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding with visiting origami artist Sachiko Fujimori at the American Memorial Park. Fujimori will demonstrate a variety of models and assist participants with folding. The workshop is free and open to the public. Join us for this unique opportunity on June 4, 2014, from 6pm to 7pm at the American Memorial Park Visitor Center. Paper will be provided. (NPS)

Navy, Air Force training at Warning Area 517, FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on June 3-4, from 12:30pm to 8:30pm

The U.S. Air Force will conduct training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

June 3, from 1pm to 5pm
June 5, from 9am to 3pm
June 6, from 9am to 2pm

The general public—especially fishermen, commercial pilots, and marine tour operators—are advised to stay clear from the area during the times and dates indicated.

W-517 is an irregular shaped polygon comprising of 14,000 nautical square miles of airspace that begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. This will affect fishing in the vicinity of Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla training area will be on a 10 nautical mile radius on all quadrants. (PR)

Family grief support meeting on June 5

A group that is in the process of forming a Compassionate Friends chapter on Saipan will be holding their monthly grief support meeting on Thursday, June 5, from 6pm to 7:30pm, in the NMPASI conference room on Middle Road, in Gualo Rai.

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others to be supportive. Today more than 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died.

For more information, call Jill Derickson at 989-9821 or e-mail jilld@pticom.com. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their website at www.compassionatefriends.org. (PR)

John Gonzales LIVE schedule

Last week’s John Gonzales LIVE that featured the PSS Heroes to Teachers Program will be replayed today, June 2, and tomorrow, June 3, on TV Channel 14, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The program also rebroadcasts on www.betelnutradio.com.

This week, on June 4, John Gonzales LIVE will feature the topic “Understanding the Affordable Care Act: What applies, what does not in the CNMI.” Guests include Kaitlyn Mocanu and Anna B. Santos of the ACA Consumer Advocate Program, Department of Commerce. To participate in the discussion, contact via email: johngonzaleslive@gmail.com; call 287-9413; or text: 285-META (6382). (PR)

Fundraising event for Lee Pan on Friday

The Committee-to-elect Joseph “Lee Pan” Tenorio Guerrero is having a fundraising event on Friday, June 6, 2014, from 6pm to 10pm at the Garapan Central Park.

Guerrero who is running for the House of Representative under the NMI Republican Party along with his colleagues from Precinct 1.

Tickets are being sold and you can buy by calling 483-0143 / 783-0312 or by emailing sileepan2014@gmail.com. Tickets will also be on sale at the door. Raffle tickets will be on sale to include such prizes as deer, piglets, ducks, free golf pass, and other kitchen and household items. (PR)

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