Archive | February, 2013

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Projects under way at Kawaihae Harbor, Hilo airport

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Transportation has begun two improvement projects at Big Island facilities. The Harbors Division has kicked off a $7 million harbor terminal improvement project at Kawaihae Harbor. This harbor modernization project is part of Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s New Day Work Projects. During the groundbreaking ceremony, state DOT Director Glenn Okimoto […]

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Walmart expands solar installations in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE Walmart and SunEdison has announced completion of new solar power installations in the islands at three Walmart stores in Kahului, Kailua-Kona and Kapolei, doubling the total number of stores in Hawaii powered by renewable solar energy. The installations contribute to the company’s broader aspirational goal of being supplied 100 percent by renewable energy. […]

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Schatz participates in first committee hearing

Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on giving consumers information to make smart choices

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Kilauea Avenue roadwork Feb. 28, weather permitting

MEDIA RELEASE The contractor is applying a final layer of asphalt on to Kilauea Avenue between Pauahi Street and Aupuni Street. The work schedule between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and may vary. During roadwork the traffic pattern is: * One-lane for Puna bound travel between Pauahi Street and Aupuni Street. […]

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State ID requirement meeting in Kona (Feb. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE Effective Jan. 2, county driver license offices began issuing State Civil Identification cards. Individuals applying for an initial or renewal Hawaii State Civil Identification are required to provide proof of identity, date of birth, Social Security Number, legal presence and proof of principal residence. Documents accepted for proof are the same as listed […]

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Parker School in Waimea. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Parker students raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief

MEDIA RELEASE On Feb. 13, Parker students held LoveFest, a benefit concert, art show and silent auction in the Parker School Theatre to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, focusing specifically on the Jersey Shore. The evening event featured showcase performances by the school’s songwriting, dance and drama classes. In addition to the performance, […]

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ACF Kona Kohala Chefs hail members, students

MEDIA RELEASE Patti Kimball, owner of Kimball Catering and retired Konawaena High School Culinary instructor, was recently tapped Chef of the Year and Member of the Year by the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association. Cited for her continuing dedication to high school culinary activities, exemplary volunteerism, event facilitation and record keeping, the Kailua-Kona […]

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Talking Trees ‘Ulu App’ tells ancient stories

MEDIA RELEASE The Hooulu ka Ulu project has developed and released a free educational app for the iPhone and Android called Talking Trees. The Talking Trees app features suggested stops on Hawaii Island that offer the opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the island through stories of the ulu (breadfruit). Information is […]

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Roadwork continues Friday (Jan 18) on Kilauea Avenue at the Pauahi Street intersection. Motorists should avoid using the intersection as turns into Pauahi Street may not be allowed. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Roadwork on Kilauea Avenue to continue today and tomorrow

The contractor is applying a final layer of asphalt on to Kīlauea Avenue between Pauahi Street and Aupuni Street today and tomorrow. The work schedule between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and may vary.

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Nahelehele Dry Forest Symposium set for March 1

MEDIA RELEASE The 2013 Nahelehele Dry Forest Symposium will highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawaii. The symposium is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Courtyard at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. The film, “A King in China: the Life of Joseph Francis Rock,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, […]

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AT&T invested $110M to enhance speeds, reliability

MEDIA RELEASE AT&T invested more than $110 million in its Hawaii wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks. AT&T has made nearly 150 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in Hawaii during 2012, including activating […]

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Participants in the Hilo Heart Walk make the morning stroll next to Hilo Bay to raise their fitness along with funds for the American Heart Association.

One-way traffic on Banyan Drive Saturday (March 2) for charity walk

To accommodate mass walkers at the 16th Annual Hilo Heart & Stroke Walk & Health Fair, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Banyan Drive for one hour on Saturday, March 2.

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Waimea pharmacists to address changing role

MEDIA RELEASE A free opportunity to learn about the evolution of the role of pharmacists on Hawaii Island, and what it means to the general public, is taking place 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Tutu’s House in Waimea, the next in a series of lectures offered by the Hawaii Island Beacon Community (HIBC). Kathy […]

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Police are searching for a Hamakua woman reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 57-year-old Hāmākua woman. Kelie Ann Feliciano Sensano, also known as Kelie Sensano, is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-5, 150 pounds with straight brown neck-length hair and green eyes.

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