Community Briefs – September 18, 2019


MHS Class of ’81 reunion meeting set

This is to inform all Marianas High School 1981 graduates that the reunion meeting originally set for Thursday, Sept. 26, has been postponed and rescheduled to Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, starting at 6pm at the TechNic Gaming Center above Sherwin Williams and across Bank of Hawaii on Middle Road. (PR)

Zoning closed on Sept. 20

The Saipan Zoning Office will be closed on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, from 7:30am to 4:30pm for a professional development and training workshop for its staff. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 7:30am. (PR)

Checkpoints tomorrow

The CNMI Department of Public Safety will be conducting occupant protection/child restraint checkpoints tomorrow, Sept. 19, 2019. The first checkpoint will be on Beach Road, Garapan to Beach Road, Chalan Kanoa, from 8:15am to 9:30am. The second checkpoint will be on Chalan Pale Arnold, Puerto Rico to Chalan Pale Arnold, Chalan Lau Lau, from 4:30pm to 5:45pm. (PR)

Water service interruption today

There will be a scheduled water service interruption on Capital Hill 1200 Block, 1300 Block, Wireless Ridge, Eggi Drive, Marshall Loop and for customers along Capital Hill Isa Drive to the Kagman Mobil gas station today, Sept. 18, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Customers in these areas should expect restoration of water services soon after. This will allow Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s water operations personnel to perform repairs on a damaged main service lateral on Marshall Loop and Kwajelein Avenue on Capital Hill. (PR)

Tickets now on sale for Club 200

The American Red Cross- Northern Mariana Islands Chapter will be hosting the Club 200 fundraiser on the evening of Oct. 12, at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan. The theme this year is Latin Nights.Door prizes will be up grabs. The grand prize is a 2019 Toyota RAV4.  For the first time, pinatas will give party-goers a chance to capture other prizes.  Tickets are on sale now for $100 each, $150 for VIP reserved seats and extra-caliente swag. Tickets are available at Joeten Stores, Red Cross board members or at the Chapter office near the airport.  For additional information, call 234-3459. (PR)
Call for nomination

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Humanities Awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the humanities by individuals and organizations in the community.
Nominees should have a notable humanities achievement in the past year, as demonstrated in any of the following four categories:

• Research and Publication in the Humanities;
• Preservation of Traditional Cultural Practices;
• Preservation of CNMI History; and
• Outstanding Humanities Teacher (in both classroom and non-classroom settings).

A fifth category, Lifetime Achievement, recognizes significant contributions to the humanities over multiple decades. This award may be given posthumously.

Nomination forms and instructions are available at the council’s office in the Springs Plaza Building, Gualo Rai, or on the council website at Nominations may be made by any member of the public and are due no later than 4pm on Oct. 11, 2019.

Awards will be presented in a special ceremony in October as a part of CNMI Humanities Month (time, date and venue to be announced).

For more information, contact council staff at 235-4785. (PR)

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