Community Briefs – January 5, 2017


Chamber to host installation dinner
The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will not be having a general membership meeting in January due to the Chamber hosting the installation dinner this month every year. It will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Hibiscus Hall, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, from 6pm to 9:30pm. There will also be an exciting silent auction with amazing prizes. Tickets are $65/member and $70/non-member. Reservations can be made by calling (670) 234-7150. (PR)

Water outage in As Lito, Fina Sisu, As Perdido, parts of Koblerville
There will be a temporary water service interruption today, Jan. 5, 2017, from 8am to 5pm. The purpose of the interruption is to install a new fire hydrant by the Nutrition Assistance Program building in As Lito. Affected areas are the villages alongside Chalan Monsignor Martinez Road in As Lito, Fina Sisu, As Perdido, and portions of Koblerville. Commonwealth Utilities Corp. customers in the affected areas should expect water services to be restored soon after 5pm.

Due to the location of the repair, motorists are advised to take alternative routes and proceed with caution for the safety of CUC’s men and women at the jobsite. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282). (CUC)

NMC closed this morning
Northern Marianas College employees will be participating in an on-campus professional development activity today, Jan. 5, 2017, from 8am to 12pm. All NMC offices will be closed during this period to ensure maximum employee participation. Offices will reopen in the afternoon. For any campus emergency, contact NMC Security at 237-6800. For more information about upcoming events, visit (NMC)

‘Marianas-chan’ application deadline extended to Jan. 6
The Marianas Visitors Authority’s “Marianas-chan” (Marianas child) application deadline has been extended until 12pm, Jan. 6, 2017. Applicants must be 4-6 years old, reside in the Northern Mariana Islands and be a U.S. citizen. Interested contestants from Tinian and Rota are invited to submit an application with a 1-2 minute video of the contestant to for call back to the Jan. 7, 2016, audition on Saipan. Applications are available at (MVA)

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