Archive | June, 2010

Na Leo Manu concert features Keawe Trio (June 29)

Na Leo Manu concert features Keawe Trio (June 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Come enjoy a special evening of Hawaiian music. Listen to the sweet sounds of The Keawe Trio featuring Brandon Nakano, Emma Coloma-Nakano, and Mark Yamanaka. The popular Keawe Trio blends traditional Hawaiian mele (song) in a contemporary island style. The concert is 6:45-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 29 at the Kilauea Visitor Center, Hawaii […]

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International science magazine features Pezzuto's research

International science magazine features Pezzuto’s research

MEDIA RELEASE Research from University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy Dean John M. Pezzuto was highlighted in an article in Chemical and Engineering News, one of the most highly respected sources for scientific news. The article focuses on the work Pezzuto has done in the area of cancer chemoprevention. Pezzuto has been funded […]

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KCH receives Chamber business innovation award

KCH receives Chamber business innovation award

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Emily Mendez-Bryant | Kona Community Hospital Community Relations Kona Community Hospital has received the Pualu Business Innovation Award from the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce at the annual Membership and Installation Luncheon on Friday, June 25. The hospital was selected for its excellence in enhancing patient care, employee development, marketing and […]

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Hundreds of people gathered Saturday, June 26 in Hilo to urge leaders to oppose offshore oil drilling and champion clean energy and renewables.

Hands Across the Sand draws hundreds in Hilo

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday, June 26 in Hilo to urge leaders to oppose offshore oil drilling and champion clean energy and renewables.

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Usher approaches end of '100 goals in 100 weeks' journey

Usher approaches end of ‘100 goals in 100 weeks’ journey

MEDIA RELEASE Ian Usher, the Australian man who put his whole life up for sale on Internet auction website eBay! is almost at the end of an amazing two-year adventure, funded by the proceeds from his sale. He is also raising funds for charity. Usher made a stop on the Big Island back in January […]

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Entry forms now available for Huggo's Wahine Tournament (July 31)

Entry forms now available for Huggo’s Wahine Tournament (July 31)

MEDIA RELEASE The 15th annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is Saturday, July 31, but anglers can register now. The Huggo’s Wahine Billfish Tournament 2010 theme “Hollywood Divas & Legends” is a ladies only event and a fundraiser for non-profit community organizations, this year the Family Support Services of West Hawaii will benefit. In the past 15 […]

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In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, and to promote the Hawai'i County shared ride taxi program, the Impaired Driving Task force recently developed two new posters. With the help of various county agencies, community organizations and private professionals, pictures were shot at two prominent Hilo locations.

Hawaii County promotes shared ride taxi program

In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, and to promote the Hawai’i County shared ride taxi program, the Impaired Driving Task force recently developed two new posters. With the help of various county agencies, community organizations and private professionals, pictures were shot at two prominent Hilo locations.

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Fred Bullard's daughter gifts $1.8M for UH SOEST endowment

Renowned volcanologist honored with graduate fellowship

Fred Bullard’s daughter gifts $1.8M for UH SOEST endowment

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Fireworks permits on sale from June 29

Fireworks permits on sale from June 29

MEDIA RELEASE The Fourth of July holiday weekend is approaching quickly and the Hawaii Fire Department would like to ensure everyone has a safe and memorable holiday and summer. With the drier-than-normal weather and some areas of our island community experiencing extreme drought conditions, everyone’s help is needed to prevent possible wildfires. If at all […]

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Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) Program

Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) Program

MEDIA RELEASE The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to enhancing aviation’s capacity and efficiency through the implementation of the NextGen Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen will also help the FAA reach its goal of reducing aviation’s environmental footprint and secure and diversify air transportation’s energy supply. The Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) […]

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Volunteers clean up Leleiwi beach

Volunteers clean up Leleiwi beach

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Community Collective volunteers spent Friday, June 25 cleaning up Hilo’s ‘dirtiest beach’ and gathered several large bags of junk and trash. — Find out more: hawaiicommunitycollective.web….

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Presidential succession leads from Obama to Biden to Pelosi to Hawaii's senator

Inouye now president pro-tempore of the Senate

Presidential succession leads from Obama to Biden to Pelosi to Hawaii’s senator

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Dr. Kenny Broad visited Fairmont Orchid for weekend of snorkeling, adventure, education

Environmental anthropologist sees climate change impacts ahead

Dr. Kenny Broad visited Fairmont Orchid for weekend of snorkeling, adventure, education

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Firefighters spent Monday (June 28) battling a 320 acre brushfire in Ka‘u.

The fire was reported to be 75% contained by firebreaks cut by bulldozers with burning and smoldering large Kiawe trees in the burn area. Although the fire is reported to be under control crews will spending the night and Tuesday wetting down hotspots

Firefighters continue to battle 320 acre brushfire in Ka‘u

Firefighters spent Monday (June 28) battling a 320 acre brushfire in Ka‘u. The fire was reported to be 75% contained by firebreaks cut by bulldozers with burning and smoldering large Kiawe trees in the burn area. Although the fire is reported to be under control crews will spending the night and Tuesday wetting down hotspots

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