Archive | September, 2011

Kona Historical Society is hosting the 2011 Portuguese Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the
KHS pasture. Food, music, saddlemaking, lei making, lauhala weaving, pony rides and more.

Portuguese Festival in Kealakekua (Oct. 1)

Kona Historical Society is hosting the 2011 Portuguese Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the KHS pasture. Food, music, saddlemaking, lei making, lauhala weaving, pony rides and more.

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The county Department of Environmental Management will begin collecting residential e-waste Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

Free e-waste collection will take place on a rotating basis at four island transfer stations on Saturdays beginning at the Waiohinu Recycling and Transfer Station this Saturday. E-waste collection will continue at the Waiohinu Transfer Station on the first Saturday of each month thereafter.

County offers free e-waste collection (Oct. 1)

The county Department of Environmental Management will begin collecting residential e-waste Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Free e-waste collection will take place on a rotating basis at four island transfer stations on Saturdays beginning at the Waiohinu Recycling and Transfer Station this Saturday. E-waste collection will continue at the Waiohinu Transfer Station on the first Saturday […]

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Na Hoku Hanohano Awards recording artist Mark Yamanaka will be performing in a benefit for the University of Hawaii at Hilo baseball program on Sunday, October 30 in the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort's Crown Room.

Hoku award winner Mark Yamanaka in concert for UH-Hilo baseball benefit

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards recording artist Mark Yamanaka will be performing in a benefit for the University of Hawaii at Hilo baseball program on Sunday, October 30 in the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort’s Crown Room.

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 29

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 29

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Days 23-27

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Days 23-27

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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PBS Hawaii receives $10,000 gift from KTA Super Stores

PBS Hawaii receives $10,000 gift from KTA Super Stores

MEDIA RELEASE PBS Hawaii has received a $10,000 gift from Hilo-based KTA Super Stores to support participation in HIKI NO: The Nation’s First Statewide Student News Network. Presented by KTA Super Stores President and CEO Barry Taniguchi in memory of his parents and company co-founders Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi, and K Taniguchi, Ltd., the donation […]

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Roadmap for transforming state IT systems

Roadmap for transforming state IT systems

MEDIA RELEASE The state has released a report detailing its information technology (IT) assessment, a critical component in the Abercrombie Administration’s long-term plan to transform technology. The assessment, which includes a Baseline Assessment and Benchmarking Report, was conducted by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in close collaboration with all state departments. The assessment is the […]

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For injured service members the recovery process is often as mental as it is physical. Wounded Marines at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii are rehabilitating themselves with some unique friends. Dogs from Hawaii Fi-Do visit the Wounded Warrior Battalion on Oahu.

Dogs help wounded Marines heal

For injured service members the recovery process is often as mental as it is physical. Wounded Marines at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii are rehabilitating themselves with some unique friends. Dogs from Hawaii Fi-Do visit the Wounded Warrior Battalion on Oahu.

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The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has been awarded $5,260,290 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the federal Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program. Award funding supports efforts to strengthen DOH public health emergency preparedness, including increased capacity in the areas of laboratory testing, disease surveillance and investigation, enhanced infrastructure, public information and warning, community preparedness, and other capabilities.

Hawaii State Dept of Health receives $5M for emergency preparedness

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has been awarded $5,260,290 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the federal Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program. Award funding supports efforts to strengthen DOH public health emergency preparedness, including increased capacity in the areas of laboratory testing, disease surveillance and […]

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State awarded $2.92M disability employment initiative grant

State awarded $2.92M disability employment initiative grant

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced it would receive $2.92 million in Federal grant monies to implement the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) program in Hawaii. The grant will allow the state and counties to improve the accessibility and accountability of Hawaii’s public workforce development system for persons with […]

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Private hospitals receive $9.1M in federal funds

Private hospitals receive $9.1M in federal funds

MEDIA RELEASE State Department of Human Services Director Patricia McManaman has distributed $9.1 million in new federal funding from the Congressional Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program, supported by Sen. Daniel Akaka, to 15 private hospitals statewide to help defray the cost of providing charity care to uninsured and under-insured patients. “Hawaii’s private hospitals play a […]

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A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Kapiʻolani Street on Saturday, October 1.

Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., traffic will flow in the Puna direction only on Kapiʻolani Street between Hualālai Street and Wailoa Street to accommodate the annual Country Fair held by St. Joseph School.

One-way traffic near St. Joseph School Saturday (Oct 1)

A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect along a portion of Kapiʻolani Street on Saturday, October 1. Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., traffic will flow in the Puna direction only on Kapiʻolani Street between Hualālai Street and Wailoa Street to accommodate the annual Country Fair held by St. Joseph […]

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Flags at half-staff in honor of Naito

Flags at half-staff in honor of Naito

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the memory of former state Rep. Lisa Naito, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered all U.S. and Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. “When Lisa entered a […]

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Flags at half-staff in honor of Nakama

Flags at half-staff in honor of Nakama

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the memory of former state Representative and swimming legend Keo Nakama, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered all U.S. and Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Nakama […]

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