COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Aug. 29, 2017


JKPL closed today

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed today, Aug. 29, for inventory and will resume normal hours on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, and Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. We will resume regular library hours of operation on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

For the latest library news and events, please visit our website or like/visit joeten kiyu on Facebook. The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library regular hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday-Friday (10am to 6pm) and Saturday (9am to 4pm). It is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. (PR)

Power outage today

There will be a power outage today, Aug. 29, 2017, from 9am to 12pm to allow Commonwealth Utilities Corp. line crew to relocate the main primary power pole and primary line along Isa Drive on Capital Hill. The relocation work is required to be performed for the proposed Cross Island Road Improvement Phase 3 Project. Areas to be affected include Haat Pl., Deloitte building, Mate Drive, Hafno Street, and Sagua Drive—all on Capital Hill. Because of the scale of work that will be performed, CUC asks travelers to take alternate routes or to exercise caution when driving through the affected areas. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center at 664-4282. (Saipan Tribune)

Military training at Farallon de Medinilla

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

– Aug. 28, from 12:30pm to 9pm

– Aug. 29, from 8:30am to 5pm

– Aug. 30, from 6 am to 3pm

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

PH consular outreach in September

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam will be holding a mobile outreach on Saipan on Sept. 8 to Sept. 11 at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. It will accommodate 640 applicants who pre-registered for passport renewal.

If an individual wants to avail of one of the 640 slots available for the outreach program, they must call the office of Philippine honorary consul to the Commonwealth Glicerio Arago at 233-6293. The individual has to set up the renewal appointment with Mel Santos. (Saipan Tribune)

Class of 1987 gears up for 30-year reunion

The Marianas High School Class of 1987 will be having its 30th-year class reunion on Sept. 23. The reunion is open to any CNMI Class of 1987 graduate, regardless of which high school they graduated from. A Mass in honor of departed classmates will be held at the San Antonio Church on Sept. 23, 2017, at 4pm. The reunion will follow immediately after the Mass, from 5:30pm to 10pm, at the Surf Club (beach side) in Chalan Kanoa, the former Pacific Gardenia Sunset Bar and Grill. To purchase a reunion ticket or to get more information, send an email to or join the CNMI Class of ’87 Facebook for updates on the reunion event and/or to request for ticket. (PR)

Free cat adoption month

Saipan’s animal welfare group, Saipan Cares for Animals, is hosting a free cat adoption month until the end of August. All cat and kitten adoptions are free until the end of the month on Aug. 31. Call Beth at 285-5448 or visit to find out more. (CSA)

Ukulele class at public library

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library intermediate ukulele classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. It is open to children ages 8 years or older and adults. The total cost for eight class sessions is $50. For questions, call Celina Foreman at 235-7315 / 7322 during regular library hours. (PR)

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