Archive | October, 2011

It was Healthy Routes to School Week in October for Parker Lower School. The event was launched by the school’s Safe Routes to School program, which encourages families to try alternatives to driving to and from school throughout the school year.

Kelly Hoyle, a Parker parent and the coordinator of the program said, “Parker School's Safe Routes to School Committee's focus is on showing families that it's possible to make small changes to their routine that make a big difference in their community.”

Parker students participate in Healthy Routes to School program

It was Healthy Routes to School Week in October for Parker Lower School. The event was launched by the school’s Safe Routes to School program, which encourages families to try alternatives to driving to and from school throughout the school year. Kelly Hoyle, a Parker parent and the coordinator of the program said, “Parker School’s […]

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“Tropix,” featuring Brazilian violinist Manoela Wunder and Big Island guitarist Philip Simmons, performs two recitals this weekend in Hilo and on the Kohala Coast.  On Saturday, November 5, 7PM, they debut in a free concert at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.  For reservations please call 808-969-9719. 
 
Sunday, November 6, 7PM, “Tropix” performs a benefit program at the Fairmont Orchid.

“Tropix” Performs at ‘Imiloa and Fairmont Orchid Saturday and Sunday (Nov 5, 6)

“Tropix,” featuring Brazilian violinist Manoela Wunder and Big Island guitarist Philip Simmons, performs two recitals this weekend in Hilo and on the Kohala Coast. On Saturday, November 5, 7PM, they debut in a free concert at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. For reservations please call 808-969-9719. Sunday, November 6, 7PM, “Tropix” performs a benefit program at […]

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During the week of October 24, 2011, through October 30, 2011, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. 

So far this year, there have been 1,233 DUI arrests compared with 1,280 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.7 percent.

DUI stats for the week of October 24-30, 2011

During the week of October 24, 2011, through October 30, 2011, Big Island police arrested 25 motorists for drunk driving. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,233 DUI arrests compared with 1,280 during the same period last year, […]

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Big Island police have arrested three men for assault in connection with a confrontation in Kona early Saturday Morning (Oct 29). 

Kona patrol officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. report of an affray in the parking lot of a Kailua-Kona shopping center located between Aliʻi Drive and Kuakini Highway. 

An injured 36-year-old Kailua-Kona man was taken to Kona Community Hospital and later flown to Kaiser Permanente's hospital on Oahu, where he remains in stable condition.

Police arrest three men in Kona assault Saturday (Oct 29)

Big Island police have arrested three men for assault in connection with a confrontation in Kona early Saturday Morning (Oct 29). Kona patrol officers responded to a 2:15 a.m. report of an affray in the parking lot of a Kailua-Kona shopping center located between Aliʻi Drive and Kuakini Highway. An injured 36-year-old Kailua-Kona man was […]

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Gardenburger, LLC is recalling a limited quantity of Eating Right™ Soy Protein Burgers sold in Safeway, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N’ Save, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Pavilions retail stores nationwide because the packages inadvertently contained Eating Right™ Veggie Burgers, which contain milk.

Eating Right Soy Protein Burgers allergy alert and voluntary recall due to undeclared milk

Gardenburger, LLC is recalling a limited quantity of Eating Right™ Soy Protein Burgers sold in Safeway, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N’ Save, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Pavilions retail stores nationwide because the packages inadvertently contained Eating Right™ Veggie Burgers, which contain milk.

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The DFW, DLNR will conduct animal control activities, specifically aerial shooting from helicopters, within Palila Critical Habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A) and Kaohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawaii for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids November 22-23, and November 29-30, 2011.

Hunting in Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and Kaohe GMA to temporarily close

The DFW, DLNR will conduct animal control activities, specifically aerial shooting from helicopters, within Palila Critical Habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A) and Kaohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawaii for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids November 22-23, and November 29-30, 2011.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.19/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 1.3 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.19/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46/g, according to gasoline price website HawaiiGasPrices.com.

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State unemployment trust fund out of debt

State unemployment trust fund out of debt

MEDIA RELEASE “We are pleased to announce that the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF), which is used to pay unemployment benefits, entered the new federal fiscal year in the black,” Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Dwight Takamine said. The state had borrowed funds from the federal government beginning in December 2010 and anticipated owing […]

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Cross Country: HPA girls are state champs; Waiakea boys 9th

Cross Country: HPA girls are state champs; Waiakea boys 9th

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor The HPA girls ganged up on the rest of the state and brought home the cross country state crown this weekend on Maui. While they surrendered the first four spots, the HPA girls hung together and secured places 5-9. Honors go to Kristiana Van Pernis and Mariah Haight – […]

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Crew filmed at various locations in West Hawaii and at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island expert to appear in ‘The Fruit Hunters’ film

Crew filmed at various locations in West Hawaii and at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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The observance of Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Over the years, Halloween customs and rituals have changed dramatically. Today, Halloween is celebrated many different ways, including wearing costumes, children trick or treating, carving pumpkins, and going to haunted houses and parties.

Halloween by the numbers, October 31, 2011

The observance of Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Over the years, Halloween customs and rituals have changed dramatically. Today, Halloween is celebrated many different ways, including wearing costumes, children trick or treating, carving pumpkins, and going to haunted […]

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At 11:16 PM Alaskan Daylight Time on October 30, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.0 occurred 90 miles/145 Km southwest of Amchitka, Alaska . The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. This will be the only WCATWC message issued for this event.

No tsunami threat from 6.0M Alaskan earthquake Sunday (Oct 30)

At 11:16 PM Alaskan Daylight Time on October 30, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.0 occurred 90 miles/145 Km southwest of Amchitka, Alaska . The magnitude is such that a tsunami IS NOT EXPECTED. This will be the only WCATWC message issued for this event.

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Using rechargeable batteries, trio of robots finish triathlon course with more than 1 hour to spare

Day 7: Evolta Robot … You are an Ironman!

Using rechargeable batteries, trio of robots finish triathlon course with more than 1 hour to spare

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Big Island lane closures for the week of October 31 to November 4

Big Island lane closures for the week of October 31 to November 4

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. —KUAKINI HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) HOLUALOA Alternating lane shifts on Kuakini Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Kamehameha III Road and Haawina Street on Monday, October 31, through Friday, November 4, from 8:30 […]

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