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Skyline Eco-Adventures Hosts Oldest-Ever Zipline Participant

Skyline Eco-Adventures Hosts Oldest-Ever Zipline Participant

Skyline Eco-Adventures, Hawaii’s award-winning zipline company and operator of the first zipline course in the United States, recently hosted its oldest-ever zipline participant at its Haleakala location.

Nels Gerhard Glesne, a 98-year-old Maui resident, completed all five lines of the course, which includes towering eucalyptus trees and a swinging bridge in beautiful upcountry Maui. Glesne, who was born in 1916 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, is a World War II veteran and retired forester. He moved to Maui in August 2013 and has three daughters, one son, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was married for 69 ½ years.

“I am the luckiest man alive – a cat has nine lives, and I’ve had 11,” said Glesne, who also plays tennis regularly.

University of Hawaii and ESPN Radio 1420 AM Agree to Five-Year Extension of UH Sports Radio Contract

ESPN Radio 1420 AM and the University of Hawaii Athletics Department have agreed to a five-year extension of their radio broadcast agreement. The terms of the extension take effect July 1, 2014 and will run through June 30, 2019.

Under the agreement, ESPN Radio 1420 AM (call letters: KKEA) will have the exclusive radio rights to broadcast all of the UH-Manoa sporting events including home and away games for football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and select home softball games.  The station will also have the right to broadcast all postseason games for UH football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, baseball and softball.

Westin Resorts in Hawaii hold well-being open houses to kick off global wellness movement

HONOLULU (March 20, 2014) – Starwood Hawaii’s four Westin Resorts on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are opening their doors to the public as part of the global launch of the Westin Well-being Movement, a campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world.  The yearlong initiative by the Westin brand globally is a $15 million campaign that will introduce a string of innovative partnerships and programs across Westin’s six brand pillars: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well.  This launch coincides with the International Day of Happiness and Well-being and the Spring Equinox – traditionally recognized as the season of renewal.   

Camp Smith Semper Fit Center wins masonry award for Architects Hawaii

 Camp Smith Semper Fit Center wins masonry award for Architects Hawaii

The Masonry Institute of Hawaii recently awarded the Camp H.M. Smith Semper Fit Center the 2013 Project of the Year. Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL) worked with AMEC-Nan Joint Venture LLC to provide the architectural and interior design services.


The new fitness center meets Department of Defense anti-terrorism/force protection (ATFP) requirements which provide appropriate and implementable measures to protect against possible terrorist attacks. The modern, state-of-the-art facility includes a fitness area, gymnasium, and exercise rooms with showers, locker rooms, administrative offices and a classroom, and is designed to attain a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification.


Rumours Nightclub Kicks-Off Sizzling Salsa Nights at Ala Moana Hotel

Salsa fans are in for a thrilling treat this February – Rumours Nightclub, located in the Ala Moana Hotel main lobby, will launch “Sizzling Salsa” every Thursday night – February 6, 13, 20 and 27 –  from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Latin soiree will feature an electrifying selection of bachata, merengue and cha cha cha led by dance instructor Charlie Castro.

“We’re delighted to announce that Thursday nights at Rumours Nightclub just got hotter with the addition of Sizzling Salsa,” said Keith Yoshihata, general manager of Rumours Nightclub. “Whether you’re a guest or kama‘aina, regular or beginner, everyone is welcome to grab their dancing shoes and show off their best moves.”

Sizzling Salsa will feature Hawaii’s finest Latin music and dance sponsored by Salsa No Ka ‘oi. Plus, dancers in need of a quick break can sip on Rumours’ delicious selection of fresh, tropical non-alcoholic drinks.

Win an Xbox One®, courtesy of the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla

 Win an Xbox One®, courtesy of the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – Toyota Hawaii is giving away an Xbox One® video game system, complete with Forza Motorsport 5 (the most exciting driving experience you can have in your living room), to one lucky Hawaii resident, courtesy of the all-new 2014 Corolla. While anyone can enter, your family and friends will drive your success. Get in by entering at Toyota Hawaii’s Facebook page.  After entering, you’ll receive a unique URL to share on your favorite social networks.  Your family and friends can use your URL to enter the contest, and you receive credit for the referral. The more of your friends who enter, the better your chances of winning.

$60,000 Gift Boosts UH Hilo Athletics

$60,000 Gift Boosts UH Hilo Athletics

A Japanese businessman with strong ties to the Hawai‘i Island has pledged $60,000 to create two funds to benefit the UH Hilo Vulcans Athletics Program.  His gift will support student athletes and the Vulcans coaching staff.

How his gift will benefit UH Hilo Athletics: