Archive | August, 2009

Kohala's Hisaoka Gym reopens; quake damage repaired

Kohala’s Hisaoka Gym reopens; quake damage repaired

Mayor Billy Kenoi was on hand Saturday to reopen Ikuo Hisaoka Gymnasium at Kamehameha Park nearly three years after it was severely damaged by earthquakes. Kenoi said he was delighted the community’s youngsters and adults have a place to play again and stressed how important it is to healthy youth, healthy families and a healthy […]

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DHHL, electric companies announce clean energy partnership

DHHL, electric companies announce clean energy partnership

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative continues to move forward with an agreement between the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company. The agreement will benefit Native Hawaiian homesteaders and support HCEI through the development of affordable, energy self-sufficient and sustainable communities. “This partnership is […]

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Pre-season football: Honokaa picks apart Konawaena

Pre-season football: Honokaa picks apart Konawaena

Bobby Command/Special to Hawaii247  Sage Johnson threw five touchdown passes and passed for 340 yards Saturday afternoon as the Honokaa Dragons defeated the Konawaena Wildcats 34-22 in the final preseason game of the year in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation. Johnson threw two touchdown passes each to Eddie Morales and Nate Adams, and added another […]

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'Back to School Boogie' at Kealakekua Ranch Center

‘Back to School Boogie’ at Kealakekua Ranch Center

Story and photos by Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor  Families gathered Saturday for a some fun as the new school year kicks off. Kealakekua Ranch Center hosted ‘Back to School Boogie,’ a morning of activities, games, entertainment and ice cream treats to celebrate heading back to the classroom.  In addition to free airbrush tattoos and free […]

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'Books are Building Blocks' library program

‘Books are Building Blocks’ library program

MEDIA RELEASE  The Friends of the Libraries, Kona will host a free family literacy program, “Books are Building Blocks,” 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Kailua Kona Public Library.   This program will continue to be offered the first Tuesday evening of each month and will give families the opportunity to enjoy books being read […]

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Industrial fire at Young Bros Kawaihae Harbor facility Friday

Industrial fire at Young Bros Kawaihae Harbor facility Friday

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:19 p.m. alarm Friday (Aug 28) for a fire at the Young Brothers Kawaihae Harbor facility. Upon arrival crews found two pallets of pool and spa supplies burning in an outdoor storage area. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and prevented the runoff of chemicals from entering the storm drain. The probable […]

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Tickets on sale for Holualoa dance

Tickets on sale for Holualoa dance

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Can the Kona Coffee Cupping Competition hurry up already?

Can the Kona Coffee Cupping Competition hurry up already?

MEDIA RELEASE Coffee farmers may only be beginning this year’s harvest, but it’s not too soon to start salivating over the best of the beans. Real java junkies will have to wait nearly three months for the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, so why not soak up a little history to pass the time? In 1987, […]

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Waiakea quarterback Dylan Bolos (1) back to pass against Kapaa during pre-season football action at a rainy Wong Stadium in Hilo.

Waiakea beats a tenacious Kapaa 15-12 in pre-season football action

Waiakea quarterback Dylan Bolos (1) back to pass against Kapaa during pre-season football action at a rainy Wong Stadium in Hilo.

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Volunteers help Nature Conservancy restore South Kona forest

Volunteers help Nature Conservancy restore South Kona forest

“The volunteers did a fabulous job and the hard work they put in for the day will make a big difference in the preservation of native Hawaiian plants for years to come,” said Suzanne Case, executive director for The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii.  Case was among six Nature Conservancy staff members who joined in the […]

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State begins to identify additional spending reductions

State begins to identify additional spending reductions

MEDIA  RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle announced Friday she will hold an emergency meeting with her cabinet directors over the weekend to identify additional spending reductions needed to close the growing budget shortfall.   The reductions will likely include additional layoffs in order to realize labor savings.  “In light of the additional $98 million revenue shortfall […]

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UH-Hilo Vulcans knock off East Bay in volleyball

UH-Hilo Vulcans knock off East Bay in volleyball

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo beat Cal State East Bay 3-0 in an NCAA II West Region match at the Aqua Hotel Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. Set scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 25-11. “We left last night’s match pretty confident that we didn’t play as well as we were capable of,” *UHH […]

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Safeway offers seasonal flu vaccinations in stores

Safeway offers seasonal flu vaccinations in stores

MEDIA RELEASE Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) added to its leadership reputation in health care reform and cost control by offering seasonal flu vaccines in its U.S. stores at a substantial savings compared with the cost of doctor-administered vaccines. The lower cost will help consumers and businesses control health care spending in a challenging economy. Now […]

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Mayors join special campaign to promote Hawaii tourism

Mayors join special campaign to promote Hawaii tourism

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s four county mayors will join state and county tourism officials next week for a special marketing campaign in Los Angeles to promote Hawaii as a wonderful visitor destination. The special promotional campaign is entitled “Hawaii: A Thousand Reasons to Smile,” and was organized by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, its Island […]

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