Archive | November, 2011

Price: Kawaihae Road safety needs county attention

Price: Kawaihae Road safety needs county attention

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'Dining with the Chefs' fundraiser to benefit ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association, culinary school

Tickets still available for ‘Christmas at The Fairmont’ (Dec. 3)

‘Dining with the Chefs’ fundraiser to benefit ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association, culinary school

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Volunteers honored at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volunteers honored at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

MEDIA RELEASE Someone once said volunteers aren’t paid because they are priceless, and the phrase rings true at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where a total of 1,058 volunteers have logged a cumulative 88,499 hours of priceless service this year. That’s the equivalent of 43 full-time equivalent employees. The park’s volunteer program encompasses nearly every task […]

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento has announced his retirement effective tomorrow (Dec. 1). In his place, John T. Drummond, an administrative officer at Civil Defense, will serve as interim administrator.

Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento retires

Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Quince Mento has announced his retirement effective tomorrow (Dec. 1). In his place, John T. Drummond, an administrative officer at Civil Defense, will serve as interim administrator.

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A 60-year-old Washington man died Wednesday (November 30) while swimming in waters fronting White Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona.

He was identified as Michael Gene Harvey of Centraila, Washington.

At 8:09 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a body floating off shore. By the time  officers and firefighters arrived at the scene, the man had been pulled to shore by bystanders but was unresponsive.

Washington man dies while swimming at Laaloa Beach Park in Kona

A 60-year-old Washington man died Wednesday (November 30) while swimming in waters fronting White Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona. He was identified as Michael Gene Harvey of Centraila, Washington. At 8:09 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a body floating off shore. By the time officers and firefighters arrived at the scene, the […]

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Mattson Davis will share this knowledge in his keynote speech at the Brewbound Craft Beer Session, to be held at Loews Santa Monica Hotel. Davis will address the evolution of Kona Brewing, as well as its transition from being an isolated brand on the Hawaiian Islands producing 3,000 barrels of beer in 1997 to one of the largest craft brewers in the country in 2011, when it will pass 160,000 barrels.

Kona Brewing President Davis to keynote Brewbound’s Craft Beer Session in California

Mattson Davis will share this knowledge in his keynote speech at the Brewbound Craft Beer Session, to be held at Loews Santa Monica Hotel. Davis will address the evolution of Kona Brewing, as well as its transition from being an isolated brand on the Hawaiian Islands producing 3,000 barrels of beer in 1997 to one […]

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HPA handbell choir ringing in the holidays

HPA handbell choir ringing in the holidays

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Middle School Handbell Choir, under the direction of Georgia Polakova, will offer a series of free public performances to welcome the holiday season: * Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., Parker School Tree Lighting * Friday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m., Parker Ranch Tree Lighting at Puuopelu * Saturday, Dec. 10, […]

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Mophie recalls iPod Touch rechargeable external battery case due to burn hazard. Rocketfish battery case for iPhone 3G/3GS recalled by Best Buy due to fire hazard. Over 37,000 cases affected in recall effort.

Over 37K iPod Touch and iPhone 3G/3GS battery cases recalled

Mophie recalls iPod Touch rechargeable external battery case due to burn hazard. Rocketfish battery case for iPhone 3G/3GS recalled by Best Buy due to fire hazard. Over 37,000 cases affected in recall effort.

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A power outage affecting the Hawi area of North Kohala is scheduled for Wednesday night, November 30, from 11:00 p.m. to approximately 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

HELCO recommends unplugging any sensitive equipment prior to the power interruption. If there are any critical medical needs, other arrangements should be made.

Power outage scheduled for Hawi tonight (Nov 30-Dec1)

A power outage affecting the Hawi area of North Kohala is scheduled for Wednesday night, November 30, from 11:00 p.m. to approximately 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning. HELCO recommends unplugging any sensitive equipment prior to the power interruption. If there are any critical medical needs, other arrangements should be made.

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Big Island Carbon in Kawaihae on Hawaii's Big Island has named Dr. Frederick S. Baker as the company's Chief Operating Officer.

"Dr. Baker comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be put to good use as we complete the testing phase and ramp up manufacturing of premium granular activated carbon at our plant," said Big Island Carbon CEO Rick Vidgen.

Big Island Carbon names Baker as Chief Operating Officer

Big Island Carbon in Kawaihae on Hawaii’s Big Island has named Dr. Frederick S. Baker as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “Dr. Baker comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be put to good use as we complete the testing phase and ramp up manufacturing of premium granular activated carbon […]

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement on the passing of University of Hawaii Law School Professor Jon Van Dyke.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my very dear friend, Jon Van Dyke, a celebrated legal scholar, ardent defender of human rights and the environment, and beloved educator, husband, and father.

Richardson Law School professor Jon Van Dyke passes away

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement on the passing of University of Hawaii Law School Professor Jon Van Dyke. “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my very dear friend, Jon Van Dyke, a celebrated legal scholar, ardent defender of human rights and the environment, and beloved educator, […]

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VASH supporters turn to innovative fundraising sites

VASH supporters turn to innovative fundraising sites

MEDIA RELEASE VASH supporters are revolutionizing charitable giving – turning their every day actions into ways to help visitors who encounter unfortunate situations while visiting Hawaii Island. How? By using www.GoodSearch.com and www.GoodShop.com Good Shop works with more than 3,000 top online retailers including Toys “R” Us, Target, BestBuy, Apple, Macy’s, 1-800-Flowers, PetSmart, and Expedia. […]

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December declared 'Think Local, Buy Local' month

December declared ‘Think Local, Buy Local’ month

MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Billy Kenoi will read a proclamation at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Mooheau Bandstand in Hilo declaring December as Think Local, Buy Local month. The mayor will be joined by Randy Kurohara, director of the Department of Research and Development, Hilo Downtown Improvement Association, Hawaii Alliance for a Local Economy […]

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Pahoa's Holiday Parade and Hoolaulea are coming up at 9 a.m. Saturday (Dec 3) in Pahoa Village.

Pahoa Holiday Parade and Hoolaulea coming up Saturday (Dec 3)

Pahoa’s Holiday Parade and Hoolaulea are coming up at 9 a.m. Saturday (Dec 3) in Pahoa Village.

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