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First ever Waikiki May Day Mele on the beach

First ever Waikiki May Day Mele on the beach

Visitors and residents will have the opportunity to experience Lei Day at the inaugural May Day event happening in Waikīkī on Thursday, May 1 at 3-5 p.m. The free event includes a concert by Hawaiian music trio, Nā Leo Pilimehana and will be broadcasted live on the radio on Hawaiian 105.1 KINE.

“The May Day event we envision and are working on is going to perpetuate an understanding and appreciation of the Hawaiian culture and the history of Waikīkī for generations to come,” said John Aeto, president of The Kālaimoku Group, the firm hired by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority to organize and promote the event.

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Hawaiian Springs Water Expands into Albertsons Markets in California and the Southwest

Hawaiian Springs Water Expands into Albertsons Markets in California and the Southwest

Hawaii-based Hawaiian Springs, LLC, a premium natural bottled water brand, is now available to shoppers in the West and Southwest U.S. at Albertsons Markets. Albertsons is known for its high quality selection and superb attention to customers and has added Hawaiian Springs Natural Artesian water at 295 stores in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and West Texas.

Hawaiian Springs is now distributed in more than 4000 stores beyond the shores of its home in Hawaii, as well as in grocery stores in Canada and Asia.

“Albertsons has a long tradition of offering fresh, high quality products to customers since 1939 and the world-class water from the Big Island of Hawaii is a natural fit,” says Tom Van Dixhorn, Hawaiian Springs President. “Their discerning customers will be able to indulge in the sweet, clean taste of Hawaiian Springs’ water and the naturally alkaline 7.7 pH.” 

Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Fireworks and fanfare painted a colorful grand opening at Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa on April 16, with the seamless integration of Hawaiian and Mauritian cultures making this celebration a true milestone in Outrigger’s 66-year history.

The Republic of Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, located 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa is the company’s 46th property now open or under development in a total of eight countries. The festive celebration was a capstone to a nine-month, multi-million dollar renovation of the 181 all sea-view room beachfront resort.

McDonald’s supports 27,000 students in this year’s career and technical education program

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is proudly supporting this year’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with a title sponsorship. Each year approximately 27,000 public high school students are enrolled in CTE and its challenging curriculum. Students may enter this rigorous program as ninth or tenth graders and focus on one of six career pathways for one to four years in addition to their academic requirements. Designed to integrate knowledge and technical skills in the resolution of real-world problems, the CTE program includes many initiatives connecting learning to industry and business. One of these is the Performance-Based Assessments (PBA).

La Pietra presents “Up the Down Staircase”

La Pietra presents “Up the Down Staircase”

La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls presents “Up The Down Staircase” written by Bel Kaufman on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Barbie Gymnasium on the La Pietra campus.

Set in an inner city high school, “Up The Down Staircase” is the story of a novice teacher who is faced with unruly students and an administration that dampens the teacher's spirits. The teacher slowly gains the students' respect as she attempts to make a difference in their lives. The production, directed by Annie Renick, consists of 22 La Pietra students’ grades 7 through 12.

Tickets are $5 for students with identification and $7 for general seating. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, call 808-922-2744.

Alleged Kapahulu bank robber arrested

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KAPAHULU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)-

Honolulu police arrested a 37-year-old male suspect in connection with a Kapahulu bank robbery that occurred on Wednesday morning. 
Tavita Tu was arrested on Friday at the Honolulu Police Department main station around 10:45 a.m. 
According to HPD officials, Tu allegedly entered an American Savings Bank in the Kapahulu area around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday. He reportedly presented a demand letter to a 27-year-old teller, then fled with an unknown amount of cash.  
Tu was charged with second-degree robbery, according to police records. His bail is set at $150,000. 
Tu is scheduled for a court appearance on Monday. 

 

 

Third Annual “BikeUHM” in tandem with UH Manoa Earth Day Festival

Third Annual “BikeUHM” in tandem with UH Manoa Earth Day Festival

BikeUHM 2014: Earth Cycles is an appreciation and promotional event for those who bike and who are thinking of bicycling to UH Mānoa. This year’s BikeUHM, staged outdoors along the scenic Legacy Path, coincides with the University’s Earth Day Festival on Thursday, April 24. This free informational fair between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. features such participatory activities as ebike test drives, a refurbished bike sale, even tricycle rides for novice cyclists.

The highlight of BikeUHM 2014 is Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple's bike/shuttle ride, intended to demonstrate the feasibility of combining alternative commute modes. Chancellor Apple will lead a bike tour through Kaimukī, and complete the final leg of his trip to the BikeUHM event on one of the University’s Rainbow Shuttles. He and his escorts, among them the “Red Hot Ladies” of Hawaii Bicycling League, are scheduled to arrive at Legacy Path around 9:30 a.m.