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HPR Nears Completion of Statewide Network with McInerny Foundation Award

HPR Nears Completion of Statewide Network with McInerny Foundation Award

Hawai‘i Public Radio is proud to announce a major gift from the McInerny Foundation of $40,000 in support of its capital campaign to bring its second programming stream (HPR-2) to East Hawai‘i. This grassroots campaign launched in November 2013 with a total fundraising goal of $150,000 to cover projected costs of state-of-the-art equipment (a transmitter and an antenna), engineering and legal services, and the first year of overhead.

In the ensuing year, $134,594 in contributions has been collected from 248 individual charter members, with lead gifts pledged by the Atherton Family Foundation ($20,000), Hawai‘i Electric Light Company ($10,000), and a matching gift received from KTA Super Stores ($20,000 in memory of Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi, founders of KTA Super Stores and K. Taniguchi, Ltd.). The recent $40,000 grant from the McInerny Foundation brings the start-up capital still needed to $15,406.

Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle Supports Scholarships at Windward Community College

Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle Supports Scholarships  at Windward Community College

"Our students are fortunate to have LKOC step forward and offer financial help."
 –Windward Community College Chancellor Doug Dykstra

 

KANEOHE, HI – The Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle (LKOC) recently donated $6,000 to fund scholarships at Windward Community College. This gift will be awarded to students during the 2015-2016 academic year.

“As part of our educational outreach, all of us at LKOC have been proud to provide these scholarships to the next generation of stewards of our ‘aina,” said Diane Harding, Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle president.

Santa Claus and the Mighty Mo Spreading Holiday Cheer, December 24

Santa Claus and the Mighty Mo Spreading Holiday Cheer, December 24

Take free photos with Santa and write a holiday mahalo to Armed Forces members

WHAT: Photos with Santa and “A Million Thanks” Letter-Writing Campaign 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 24, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Battleship Missouri Memorial – Center Pier
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

COST: Photos with Santa are free to the public. Admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial is not required, but may be purchased at USSMissouri.org

BASE ACCESS: Round-trip shuttle service is complimentary with the cost of admission. Without admission, there is a round trip shuttle cost of $3.00 per person.

ALTRES Hosts Company Blood Drive

ALTRES Hosts Company Blood Drive
ALTRES Employees Donate More Than 30 Pints of Blood in Company Blood Drive HONOLULU — www.altres.com — ALTRES, a Blood Bank of Hawaii Lifesaver Club member since 2000, hosted a blood drive on Dec. 8, which resulted in a donation of more than 30 pints of blood. The bloodmobile was parked on Waimanu Street and ALTRES employees donated from 8 a.m.

Sail-Abrate the Season with Hawaii Kai Towne Center's 18th Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Chart your course for Hawaii Kai Towne Center and light up your holiday season with the center’s annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade. The Dec. 20 festivities run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a procession of brightly decorated boats as they make their way through the marina.

Make sure to arrive early to grab the best seats and take advantage of holiday entertainment including Halau Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o and the U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band. The first 1,000 attendees will also receive a complimentary light pin to commemorate the event. 

This year’s schedule of events includes:

4 p.m. - Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o

4:30 p.m. - U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band

6:10 p.m. Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall brings the best in local music and entertainment and this holiday season is no different! Join Hawaii’s favorite family-friendly shopping center under the giant poinsettia tree in center court for various performances throughout the holiday season.  Be entertained by one of four professional performers, or catch your neighbor in one of over 55 community shows.  Visit kahalamallcenter.com for additional details and updates.

 

COMMUNITY ACTS

 

SAT, DEC. 13

10 AM Iolani Suzuki Strings

12 PM I music school

2 PM Kuana Torres Kahele* 

4 PM Punahou Band 

6 PM Honolulu Wind Ensemble

 

SUN, DEC. 14

10 AM Laurie Shinsato Piano Studio

11 AM Punahou Choir

12 PM Glenn Nagatoshi Piano Studio 

Hale Kipa Receives $5,000 Donation from Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Hale Kipa Receives $5,000 Donation from Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

Hale Kipa was selected as a recipient of a $5,000 donation from funds raised by the Oahu Holy Nativity Episcopal Church annual Fall Festival and Christmas Sale, held in early November. Proceeds from the festival, which totaled $16,000, were donated to three nonprofits selected by the dozens of volunteers who help at the church’s thrift shop. A check was presented to Hale Kipa on Dec. 4, 2014; the other beneficiaries are Meals on Wheels and Family Promise Hawaii. The remaining $1,000 raised went to the Holy Nativity Gym Repair Fund.

“We share our most heartfelt gratitude to both the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church and the community for supporting local nonprofits for more than two decades through this popular annual event,” said Punky Pletan-Cross, chief executive officer of Hale Kipa. “These funds will be used for the ongoing support of operations serving Hawaii’s at-risk youth, including shelter and support, commitment and advocacy.”

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