Community Briefs – December 8, 2017


FOA execs at radio program

Susan Fishman-Tudor and Harold Easton will be the featured guests in this Sunday’s “Your Humanities Half-Hour” radio program.

Fishman-Tudor, president of the Friends of the Arts, and Easton, FOA board member, will present an excerpt from the hilarious production of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol, scheduled for Dec. 15, 16, and 17, 2017, at American Memorial Park. They will also share about the work of FOA and upcoming activities anticipated for 2018. “Your Humanities Half-Hour,” which airs each Sunday from 2pm to 2:30pm on Power 99 (97.9 FM), is hosted by Catherine Perry. (PR)

2 Saipan beaches red-flagged

The Division of Environmental Quality has red-flagged Old Man By The Sea and Unai Dangkulo and is advising the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified.

Samples collected from these locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria (enterococci) that exceeded the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water.

DEQ analyzes water samples collected from Saipan’s recreational beaches and storm drainage every Tuesday. For more information, contact DEQ at 664-8500. (DEQ)

Volunteers sought for Tank Beach cleanup

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality’s Cleanup Brigade will be picking up trash at Tank Beach in Kagman this Saturday, Dec. 9.

If you would like to volunteer, meet the BECQ representatives on Saturday at the Tank Beach entrance at 8am. Volunteers will split into groups and clean until 10am and break for drinks and then continue, if needed.

This month, outstanding brigade volunteers who participated in at least 10 monthly cleanups will receive a brigade cap and those who participated in at least three cleanups will receive a brigade T-shirt.

For more information about volunteering, contact the BECQ at 664-8500/1. (BECQ)

Survivors, caregivers support meeting on Dec. 14

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association support meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, starting at 5:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chamolinian Room. Guest speaker will be Salome A. Castro of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at (PR)
If inebriated, call a driver!

The Department of Public Safety will implement the 4D Designated Drivers Program on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9, from 10pm to 5am, and on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 2pm to 6pm. The number to call for the Designated Driver Program is 483-RIDE (7433) or 287-RIDE (7433). (PR)
BOG’s Guam and CNMI holiday schedule

Bank of Guam has the following holiday hours:

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017: All Guam and CNMI branches will be closed. The Customer Service Department will also be closed from 3pm to midnight.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017: All branches will be closed. The Customer Service Department will be closed beginning Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at noon, all day Christmas Day, reopening after midnight on Dec. 26, 2017

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018: All branches will be closed. The Customer Service Department will be closed beginning Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at noon, all day New Year’s Day, reopening after midnight on Jan. 2, 2018. (PR)

Water service interruption in Dandan

There will be a scheduled water service interruption until today, Dec. 7, from 1pm to 5pm in the Dandan area (Pasgua Ct., Paseo Ct., Hafa Adai Ave., Palasyo Ct. and Mwaremwar Ave.). The Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s contractor, AIC Marianas Inc., will be replacing a 6-inch water gate valve. (PR)

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