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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.
                                    

Punahou Builds Bridges in Community Forum on Cities

“Bridging Communities, Bridging Cultures, Bridging Cities” is a free community forum open to the public organized by Wo International Center in conjunction with the fifth annual Student Global Leadership Institute

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i (July 10, 2014) – The public is welcome to attend “Bridging Communities, Bridging Cultures, Bridging Cities,” a community forum designed to examine the programs and initiatives regarding three primary aspects of cities around the world: infrastructure, resource acquisition and culture. Kirk Caldwell, mayor of the City of County of Honolulu will be the keynote speaker at this event, to be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Twigg-Smith Pavilion in Case Middle School, on Punahou’s campus. Admission to the event is free.

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).

 

Age-Friendly City Initiative Gains Support from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Age-Friendly City Initiative Gains Support from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presented a donation check for $90,000 to the Age-Friendly City Initiative in a ceremony today, which will support the program’s goal to create a safe and secure living environment for seniors to thrive. The City & County of Honolulu and AARP Hawaii are working to implement a plan of action to designate Honolulu as an internationally recognized Age-Friendly City, in accordance with standards set by the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities®.

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced the return of its corporate giving program, Awareness Powered by Volta, a community service outreach program specifically designed to help non-profit and community groups with building awareness by providing them free advertising space worth thousands of dollars on Volta’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station kiosks.

“We had a great response to the contest last year, and were able to provide both HUGS and Blue Planet with free ad space,” said Arden Penton, Director of Media and Operations.  “In fact, we ended up extending their free space from three months to eight months, for a total value of $25,000 in free ads. We want to help more community-based groups again this year, so we decided to run the contest again.”

EV drivers on Maui and Oahu have a lot to be thankful for: Volta hosting events

EV drivers on Maui and Oahu have a lot to be thankful for: Volta hosting events

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced as of Nov. 1 it has given away over 600,000 miles of charging in the past two years, during more than 20,000  free charging sessions via its Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in Hawaii, Arizona and California, part of the Volta Network. Volta now operates close to 50 charging stations, and will be opening its first station on Maui next month.

 

DOT H-1 Rehabilitation Project to begin in September

DOT H-1 Rehabilitation Project to begin in September

Beginning in September, the State Department of Transportation will begin a year-long H-1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project. The work will be done during nighttime hours from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Sunday nights through Friday mornings) and will span from the Middle Street overpass until Ward Avenue.

The project will include resurfacing lanes, upgrading lighting, improving drainage and adding an additional lane - similar to work done on the H-1 Freeway between the Punahou Street overpass and the Pali Highway off-ramp. The DOT says that up to 120 nights of full-lane closures in one direction at a time will be necessary.

"Having four lanes now – adding one lane in each direction – is going to help,” DOT Deputy Director – Projects Jadine Urasaki said. “It’s not going to resolve all of our traffic nightmares but it is going to try and help the quality of life in getting us to and from work.”