COMMUNITY BRIEFS – September 17, 2011

Posted on Sep 16 2011

Next stop for dog tag registration is Kagman

The next dog tag registration will be set from Sept. 19 to Sept. 30 at the village of Kagman. Registration will start at 9am and end at 4pm. There will be no dog tag registration today, Sept. 16. (PR)

Traditional crafts-making demo set to tomorrow

The Inetnon Amot yan Kutturan Natibu/Mwiischil Safey me Kkoor Aramasal Faluw is offering demonstrations on weaving, bead making, and traditional medicine and food at the Saipan Chamorro-Carolinian Village Cultural Centers Headquarters this Saturday, Sept. 17. The demonstrations will start at 9:30am to about 12noon. Children and adult Chamorros and Carolinians are invited to attend.

These activities are offered by the Association of Native Medicine and Culture, in partnership with the Indigenous Affairs Office and funded in part by the Administration for Native Americans. For more information, call 322-0278. The Saipan Chamorro-Carolinian Village Cultural Centers Headquarters is located at 1213 Capitol Hill Rd, across from the Workforce Investment Agency and next to the CNMI Board of Parole Office. (PR)

Marriage Encounter Weekend coming up

Help turn a good marriage into a great one through a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! The CNMI’s next Marriage Encounter Weekend will be held on Oct. 14-16, 2011, at the Aqua Resort Saipan. Cost is $50 per couple.

For further information or a registration form, contact any of the below listed individuals:

-Tom & Erica Thornburgh: 287-9205 or 285-6372;

-Wayne & Boni Pangelinan: 483-5587;

-Jun & Linda Pangelinan: 483-4112;

-Vince & Mary Rose Ruwaath:

You may also contact the Ecclesial Team/executive board members:

-Fr. Ike Ayuyu: 234-8888;

-Vince & Hilma Castro: 287-8089;

Free business devt workshops set

The CNMI Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, is inviting the public to a series of free business development workshops. The Guam branch of the Small Business Administration will be doing presentations on HUBZone Programs and SBA Programs.

-HUBZone Programs: Sept. 14, 2011, 9am to 11am

-SBA Programs: Sept. 15, 2011, 9am to 11am

Both workshops will be held at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce office on the first floor of the Familia Building in Garapan. For more information, contact Ralph Yumul or Linda Cabrera at 664-3018 or email Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities must be made 72 hours in advance. For arrangements, contact the CNMI SBDC at 664-3018. (PR)

Saipan Tribune columnist on Marianas Agupa

This Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, Marianas Agupa will feature Saipan Tribune columnist John DelRosario Jr. between 10am to 10:30am. The show is from 9am to 11am on Magic 100.3 FM. The discussion will be on the newly enacted Retirement Derivative Act and Article 12. The Chamorro radio talk show program is hosted by Glenn H. Manglona. It will also feature reports by former mayor Joseph S. Inos, Thomas D. Mendiola, Juanita Mendiola, and former senator David M. Cing. Simultaneous Internet streaming via will be available. (PR)

Group holds bagging activity tomorrow at Joeten Susupe

On Saturday, Sept. 17, members of the Commonwealth Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Coalition will hold a bagging activity at Joeten Shopping Center where health brochures and freebies will be handed in to customers from 8am to 12pm. These activities are in line with the monthlong celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in the CNMI. (PR)

SIS Fun Run tomorrow

Saipan International School is having its 11th SIS 5K Fun Run this Saturday beginning at Banzai Cliff. Registration starts at 6am. Race starts at 7am. Registration fee is $10. First 120 participants will receive a T-shirt and a raffle ticket. We have really great prizes, such a one-night stay at Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan and at Pacific Islands Club Saipan, dinner certificates, golf entrances, spa entrances, etc. For registration or more information, contact Mili Saiki at 288-9660 or (PR)

Veterans outreach in September

Tina San Agustin, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ legal administrative specialist for Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, will be on Saipan on Sept. 28-29, 2011, for a Veterans Outreach on veterans’ federal benefits. She will be also entertaining questions and assisting veterans and all concerned with their claims.

Agustin will be stationed at the Military and Veterans Affairs Office on Capitol Hill, building 1364, Saipan, from 8:30am to 4:30pm on both days.

For those who wish to make an appointment or for further information, contact Bernie B. Dela Cruz at the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at 664-2650. (PR)

Humanities Council to present lecture series with Chamorrica scholars

The general public is invited to a presentation by Prof. Dr. Thomas Stolz and Barbara Dewein, who will share information related to the Chamorrica project. The lecture will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10am at the American Memorial Park Visitors Center Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.

Chamorrica aims to translate, re-edit, and annotate various documents on the Chamorro language that were produced between 1668 and 1950. Members of the community will have an opportunity to ask questions about the project and to share with the visiting scholars concerns related to Chamorro language planning and revitalization.

From the Universitat Bremen in Germany, Stoltz and Dewein are also meeting with local researchers and scholars involved in efforts to study and preserve the Chamorro language.

For more information, please call 235-4785 or visit the Council website at (PR)

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