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Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. 

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.

Two Public Libraries Reopen Following Tent Fumigation Closures

Two  Public Libraries Reopen Following Tent Fumigation Closures

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) and Makawao Public Library (Maui) have reopened after successful tent fumigation projects during the Statehood Day Holiday weekend.

Both libraries have resumed their normal public service schedule.  For the libraries’ public service hours, please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call the libraries: LBPH - 733-8444 and Makawao Public Library - 573-8785.  

 

WAIKIKI AQUARIUM’S DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES TO SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON THE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGE OF

Waikiki Aquarium’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The Aquarium will continue its Distinguished Lecture Series with internationally recognized University of Hawai’i Professor and Director of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), Dr. David Karl. Dr. Karl will address “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society and Sustainability” and aid in the discussion surrounding this major conservation issue.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by Matson; McCabe, Hamilton and Renny Co., Ltd.; and Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

 

WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                                    

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped Closes for Tent Fumigation Starting Aug. 15

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped Closes for Tent Fumigation Starting Aug. 15

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will close temporarily for a pre-scheduled tent fumigation project beginning Friday, August 15. 

In addition, the Library’s popular Radio Reading Service for registered patrons will be off-the-air starting August 14 at 4 p.m. through Tuesday, August 19.  The service will return to the air-waves on Wednesday, August 20 with a modified program of live reading of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Recordings of grocery advertisements will follow.   

An announcement will be made when the Library is scheduled to reopen.  

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Statehood Day Holiday August 15

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Statehood Day Holiday August 15

All public libraries will be closed in observance of the Statehood Day 2014 Holiday on Friday, August 15.

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays – Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library – will also be closed on Saturday, August 16 to observe the holiday. 

Please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.