Archive | July, 2013

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2013 HIBT opening ceremony (Aug. 4)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament announces that for the first time in many years, the public is invited to attend the 2013 HIBT Opening Ceremony Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Kailua Pier. This official recognition of teams from around the world marks the start of the 54th Annual Tournament. Ten countries will be spotlighted […]

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Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana receives architectural award

MEDIA RELEASE Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana (KALO) in Waimea has won the 2013 Jack C. Lipman AIA (American Institute of Architects) Members’ Choice Award. The award was established in 1999 in honor of Jack C. Lipman, AIA, one of the Hawaii Chapter’s distinguished past presidents. According to AIA Honolulu, the recipient of this […]

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Wahine angler pulls in 522-lb. marlin

MEDIA RELEASE Four hundred and forty participants in 73 colorfully decorated charter boats scattered in all directions from Kailua Bay in the waters off the Kona Coast under sunny blue skies Saturday morning. The largest women’s billfish tournament in Hawaii, and possibly the largest women’s billfish tournament in the world, offered big fishing action for […]

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Director of DMAC's ceramic department Tomoko Nakazato drowning in a sea of bowls. (Photo courtesy of Donkey Mill Art Center)

Cool Fusion 2013: festival of 1000 bowls

MEDIA RELEASE The seventh annual event, “Cool Fusion: The Festival of 1000 Bowls” will be held on Saturday, September 7, at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa. Once again your local community art center invites you to come up the hill to cool Kona coffee land to enjoy a refreshing lunch of somen noodles […]

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Tropical Storm Flossie causes power outages in Puna (UPDATE July 29, 2 p.m.)

Hawaii Electric Light Company has announced that fallen trees caused by gusty winds from Tropical Storm Flossie are causing power outages throughout the lower Puna area. At this time, approximately 5,000 customers are without power.

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No tsunami threat from earthquake off Waimanalo, Oahu

TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 1035 AM HST MON JUL 29 2013 TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT – LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME […]

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Tropical Storm Flossie veers slightly North, heavy rains still forecast for Big Island

At 11 a.m. the center of Tropical Storm Flossie was located North of the Big Island moving toward the West-Northwest direction near 18 mph.

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HELCO offices will be closed on Monday (July 29)

Due to the anticipated impacts of Tropical Storm Flossie, Hawaii Electric Light Company offices will be closed on Monday, July 29, 2013. However, the company’s trouble line remains operational. Customers may call 969-6666 to report power outages and downed power lines

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Flossie to hit Hawaii Island early Monday morning (UPDATED: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28)

Storm lining up for direct hit over Big Island; winds hovering around 40 mph; surf expected to reach 12-18 feet

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Aikido of Hilo hosts world renowned teacher (Aug. 31-Sept. 2)

MEDIA RELEASE Registration has begun for Aikido of Hilo’s fall seminar with Morito Suganuma. The seminar will be held during Labor Day weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Aikido of Hilo Dojo on 29 Shipman Street. According to Aikido of Hilo chief instructor, Barbara Klein, “Aikido is the Japanese martial art of peace and reconciliation.” […]

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Tropical Storm Flossie forecast to bring flooding rains and dangerous surf (UPDATED: 11 a.m. Sunday, July 28)

Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the Big Island Monday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected to begin as early as Monday morning over Hawaii county. Dangerously large surf will begin to impact east facing shores of the islands as early as Sunday night (July 28).

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Governor signs statewide ocean resources management plan

MEDIA RELEASE Fostering collaboration across government agencies, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed the 2013 Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan that brings county, state and federal partners together to ensure the sustainable use and conservation of Hawaii’s ocean and coastal resources for current and future generations. “It is essential that government agencies at all levels work […]

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Celebrating 40th anniversary of women’s long distance race

MEDIA RELEASE Summer of 1974: President Nixon resigns, Hawaii elects George Ariyoshi as the nation’s first Japanese-American governor, John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in New York City, Eric Clapton’s “I Shot the Sheriff” is the number one hit song and for the first time ever – wahine (women) compete in a long distance outrigger […]

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Kawamoto pool closed for maintenance

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo’s Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Thursday, August 1 through Friday, August 9. The temporary shutdown is necessary to replace the swimming pool’s filter material. To accommodate pool users, the Department of Parks and Recreation will allow daily adult lap swimming and public recreational swimming at […]

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