Archive | May, 2009

BJ Duarte is 'Officer of the Month' for April

BJ Duarte is ‘Officer of the Month’ for April

MEDIA RELEASE The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii recognized Officer B J Duarte on Thursday (May 28) as “Officer of the Month” for April. Duarte was honored during a luncheon ceremony at Coqui’s Hideaway Restaurant in Hilo for his efforts in solving a robbery at Rainbow Falls in Hilo. Because of Duarte’s investigation, four […]

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Air charter service flying from Hilo, Kona and Waimea

Air charter service flying from Hilo, Kona and Waimea

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Interisland Airways has announced its new air charter programs for the Hawaii market. Charter flights are now available to the Big Island to land at the Hilo and Kona international airports, and to the Kamuela Airport, near the Waikoloa Resort area. Interisland Airways also does private air charters to the Islands of […]

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Two new Oahu novel H1N1 Flu cases, Hawaii total now 73

Two new Oahu novel H1N1 Flu cases, Hawaii total now 73

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com The Department of Health reported two new confirmed cases of novel H1N1 Flu today (May 28). The two Oahu cases brings the state’s total to 73 which includes two on the Big Island and one in Maui County. To date, the Department of Health (DOH) has investigated and conducted […]

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Kona Brewing Co. brews beer with organic barley, hops, spices

Kona Brewing Co. brews beer with organic barley, hops, spices

MEDIA RELEASE Kailua-Kona, Hawaii’s Big Island — Kona Brewing Company’s Kailua-Kona Brewpub will tap up Oceanic Organic Ale, Hawaii’s only beer that uses organic malted barley, hops and spices, at a special celebration Wednesday, June 3, at 5 p.m. Guests are invited to stop by the brewpub, sample the unique beer and talk with the […]

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Konawaena's Talmage Nakamoto's run ends in Round 6 of National Spelling Bee

Konawaena’s Talmage Nakamoto’s run ends in Round 6 of National Spelling Bee

Reports complied by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com Konawaena eighth-grader Talmage Nakamoto advanced through round four of the Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling strontium correctly Thursday (May 28) the final day of the competition. In round five Nakamoto spelled passerelle correctly and advanced to round six with 15 other spellers in the semifinals. Nakamoto entered the sixth […]

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'Athletes for Real Medicine' campaign at Mixx Saturday

‘Athletes for Real Medicine’ campaign at Mixx Saturday

MEDIA RELEASE Allison Glennon (Special Projects Coordinator) and Carly Panchura (Director of Special Projects) will be traveling to Kona, Hawaii at the end of this month begin promoting a new of Real Medicine endeavor: “Athletes for Real Medicine,” a campaign to link the increased heart rates of dedicated athletes to our from-the-heart efforts around the […]

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UH Hilo honors faculty with teaching awards

UH Hilo honors faculty with teaching awards

MEDIA RELEASE Three members of the University of Hawaii at Hilo faculty were honored with teaching awards at this year’s spring commencement. Dr. Michele Ebersole, associate professor of education, received the UH Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Ebersole is second-generation faculty and the daughter of Ramon Goya, retired associate professor of health […]

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Ironman 70.3 Hawaii heats up Kohala Coast

Ironman 70.3 Hawaii heats up Kohala Coast

MEDIA RELEASE Springtime along the Kohala Coast means three things: a brighter sun, hotter lava fields, and the convergence of an ever-growing field of triathletes to take part in Ironman 70.3 Hawaii. Last year, at the race’s fifth anniversary celebration, the water was rough, the roads were melting in the heat and the winds were […]

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Straight from the Capitol: Post-session update from Green

Straight from the Capitol: Post-session update from Green

(Editor’s note: Sen. Josh Green has answered the latest version of ‘Straight from the Capitol.’) – What was biggest victory for the Big Island? Biggest defeat? SB1673 rescued the Hawaii Healthcare System, creating a roadmap to restructure the system with partial privatization and an infusion of money to assure comprehensive healthcare services in Kona, Hilo, […]

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Modest increases a small part of balancing budget

Modest increases a small part of balancing budget

By House Majority Leader Rep. Blake Oshiro (D – Aiea, Pearlridge, Red Hill and Halawa Heights)  If there is one message that I would like Hawaii residents to remember about the 2009 legislative session, it is this: The Legislature balanced the budget, as required by law, mostly through budget cuts, not tax increases. The tax […]

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More high winds for Big Island summits

More high winds for Big Island summits

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 342 PM HST WED MAY 27 2009 BIG ISLAND SUMMITS- 342 PM HST WED MAY 27 2009 …WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THURSDAY. SOUTHWEST […]

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Road repairs, curb ramps and flood projects underway

Road repairs, curb ramps and flood projects underway

MEDIA RELEASE Curb ramps in downtown Hilo, Kaiwiki Road repair, culvert work in Kona, and flood projects and maps are included in the County’s Department of Public Works’ project update. Waimea Under design for Waimea are the replacement of 21 curb ramps, 12 driveways and 2,603 feet of sidewalk in Waimea Town to comply with […]

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Kona Outdoor Circle “Sustainable Saturday”

Kona Outdoor Circle Dedicated to Sustainability Learn to live in Hawaii more sustainably… “Sustainable Saturday” Best Use of Your Backyard Saturday, May 30 – 9 am to 4 pm at KOC “Gardening Sustainably” with Hector Valenzuela from UH Manoa “Container Gardening in a Small Space” with Janice Crowl, author of Container Gardening in Hawaii “Lunch […]

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13 new novel H1N1 Flu cases brings Hawaii total to 71

13 new novel H1N1 Flu cases brings Hawaii total to 71

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com The Department of Health confirmed 13 new cases of novel H1N1 Flu on Oahu today bringing the total number of cases in Hawaii to 71. Of these cases five were students. Three are elementary student, one a middle school student and one a high school student. The students were […]

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