Archive | March, 2012

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Waiakea HS Junior Country Fair rummage sale collection Friday (April 6)

Take advantage of this great opportunity to clean your home of unwanted clothing, toys, games, infant supplies, books, office supplies, CDs, DVDs, kitchen goods, appliances, furniture and other miscellaneous items! Spring clean your home and help the Waiakea High School Junior Class of 2013 Manta Rays! The class kindly asks the public to drop off […]

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Red Cross holding ‘Hats Off’ event today through Sunday (March 30–April 1)

The Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding its annual Hats Off event on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2012. Off duty firefighters, military, Lions Clubs, 4H Club and other volunteers will take their hats off and ask the public to fill their hats with donations for the Red Cross.

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Marx: Outdated Honolulu rail project will cost jobs

Marx: Outdated Honolulu rail project will cost jobs

MEDIA RELEASE Bob Marx, the lone neighbor island candidate for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, calls the proposed Honolulu Rail Project (HART) irresponsible. Speaking to a group of students near the University of Hawaii – Hilo, Marx said: “I stand with former Governor Cayetano in his opposition to the proposed Honolulu Rail Project. Increasing the debt […]

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9.2M miles awarded to Hawaii nonprofits in 2011

9.2M miles awarded to Hawaii nonprofits in 2011

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines’ HawaiianMiles Charities program awarded 9.2 million miles to nine Hawaii nonprofit organizations in 2011, helping them to stretch their budgets and enhance their ability to reach those in need. The donated miles could be used for 1,227 neighbor island flight tickets – enough to fill 10 of Hawaiian’s 123-seat B717 aircraft […]

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Slack Key guitar performance by John Keawe at Kailua-Kona Public Library Saturday (March 31)

In celebration of National Library Week 2012, John Keawe, an award-winning slack key guitarist and recording artist, will present “A Tribute to Slack Key” at Kailua-Kona Public Library on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

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Roots Skatepark fundraiser in Kohala Saturday (March 31)

“Skate & Create for Concrete.” Roots Advocates for Youth, building Roots Skatepark at Kamehameha Park in Kapa’au, is having FUNdraiser on March 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hisaoka Gym.

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Funds slated for Kona health facility improvement

Funds slated for Kona health facility improvement

MEDIA RELEASE Part of the more than $27.7 million of funds released by Gov. Neil Abercrombie for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) will benefit several healthcare facilities in Kona. “The improvements to the Kona Health Center and Kona Community Hospital will elevate the level of healthcare for all of Kona’s residents,” said Repr. Denny Coffman […]

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Recycling galaxies caught in the act

Recycling galaxies caught in the act

MEDIA RELEASE When astronomers add up all the gas and dust contained in ordinary galaxies like our own Milky Way, they stumble on a puzzle: There is not nearly enough matter for stars to be born at the rates that are observed. Part of the solution might be a recycling of matter on gigantic scales […]

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Volcano Watch: DI events at Kilauea – what are they and what do they mean?

DI events are characterized by sudden deflation that lasts for 1–3 days, followed by equally sudden inflation that returns the tilt to pre-event levels.

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Total visitor spending up 8.5% in February

Total visitor spending up 8.5% in February

MEDIA RELEASE Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in February 2012 rose 8.5 percent (or $85.7 million) to $1.099 billion, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Higher daily visitor spending ($183 per person, up from $179 per person in February 2011) contributed to this increase. The extra leap-day in […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for Thursday (March 29)

The lava lake, which is normally about 295–377 ft below the floor of Halemaumau Crater and visible by HVO`s Webcam, rose and fell slightly during the week in response to a series of deflation-inflation cycles.

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April programs from Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

April programs from Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

MEDIA RELEASE * SUNDAY WALK IN THE PARK Noon-2 p.m., Sunday, April 8 This monthly program on second Sundays is aimed at bringing together the members of the Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to share in the park’s beautiful trails. Led by Nick Shema, this month’s 2-part, 2-mile round-trip walk explores 2 different areas […]

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Americans Elect gains presidential ballot access

Americans Elect gains presidential ballot access

MEDIA RELEASE Americans Elect has obtained ballot access in Hawaii for the 2012 presidential campaign, drawing Americans Elect one step closer to securing ballot access in all 50 states. Americans Elect collected more than 1,400 signatures in Hawaii, surpassing the state’s requirement of 691 signatures. Voters in Hawaii now have an opportunity to bypass the […]

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Smart announces candidacy for State House District Three

Brittany Smart announced today that she be seeking the Hawaii State House of Representative District 3 seat. “Due to Mr. Herkes’ announcement to run for the Hawaii State Senate, there is now an open House seat. District 3’s representative at the State legislature needs to have an understanding of the unique challenges that this community […]

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