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Pride in Moiliili Community Cleanup, Paani Street on Saturday, April 14th

Pride in Moiliili Community Cleanup, Paani Street on Saturday, April 14th

Everyone is welcomed to join the Pride in Moʻiliʻili clean-up event on Saturday, April 14, 2012, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. During this monthly event, volunteers will cut overgrown grass, clean silt from gutters to reduce pollution to our streams, remove bulky items and litter, and remove or paint over graffiti.

"Pride in Moʻiliʻili is a venue where neighbors can meet their neighbors, work towards beautifying the community and help restore community pride. It's hard, it's fun, and the results are instantaneous," remarked Greg Cuadra, Moʻiliʻili resident and founder of Pride in Moʻiliʻili.

Everyone is welcomed to volunteer.  No RSVP required. Meet us in front of the Waiola Shave Ice store at 2135 Waiola Street at 8:00am sharp to clean up Paani Street.  We provide water, snacks, gloves, safety vests and all tools needed for the clean-up. We just need you to come with a willingness to work, help spread the word about what we do, and make new friends.

Iolani School Students Win 2012 Island Insurance Companies Economics Challenge Competition

Iolani School Students Win 2012 Island Insurance Companies Economics Challenge Competition

High school teams from Iolani School each claimed division titles in the 2012 Island Insurance Companies Economics Challenge. Hosted by the Hawaii Council on Economic Education on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the University of Hawaii Campus Center Ballroom, the spirited competition featured nearly 175 registered students from Hawaii private and public high schools, showcasing Hawaii’s outstanding high school economics students. The Iolani students won both the David Ricardo division and the Adam Smith division. Maryknoll, Mililani and Kamehameha School – Kapalama were the other finalists in the David Ricardo division. Maryknoll and Kamehemeha School – Kapalama were the other finalists in the Adam Smith division.

Maryknoll School's 14th Annual Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award

Maryknoll School's 14th Annual Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award

Information courtesy: Maryknoll School

What: Maryknoll School’s 14th Annual Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award 
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Scholarship Dinner will honor Dr. Thomas and Mrs.

Iolani School Wins 2012 Economics Challenge Competition

Iolani School Wins 2012 Economics Challenge Competition

Information courtesy Bright Light Marketing:

Iolani School Students Win 2012 Island Insurance Companies Economics Challenge Competition

 High school teams from Iolani School each claimed division titles in the 2012 Island Insurance Companies Economics Challenge. Hosted by the Hawaii Council on Economic Education on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the University of Hawaii Campus Center Ballroom, the spirited competition featured nearly 175 registered students from Hawaii private and public high schools, showcasing Hawaii’s outstanding high school economics students. The Iolani students won both the David Ricardo division and the Adam Smith division. Maryknoll, Mililani and Kamehameha School – Kapalama were the other finalists in the David Ricardo division. Maryknoll and Kamehemeha School – Kapalama were the other finalists in the Adam Smith division.

Kalihi man charged in bankruptcy fraud case

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 68-year-old
Kalihi resident has been accused of trying to conceal his assets and is charged
with one count of bankruptcy fraud.

Gil Constantino, of Kalihi, was
investigated by the Honolulu FBI for violating Statute 18 U.S.C. Section 152.
According to the FBI, Constantino hid $143,203 in cash and annuities that could
have been used to pay his creditors after he filed for bankruptcy. The
concealment was discovered by a U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee.

 "In a compassionate nation that allows debtors
relief through the bankruptcy process, it is a crime to hide significant assets
while seeking that relief," said Special Agent Tom Simon. "The Honolulu FBI
stands ready to investigate allegations of money hidden away by individuals
seeking bankruptcy relief.  Attempts to cheat the system in that manner
are not taken lightly."

DLNR begins first phase of new Diamond Head Linear Park

DLNR begins first phase of new Diamond Head Linear Park

Information provided by: Department of Land and Natural Resources

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has begun work to create a new linear park around the mauka exterior slope of the Diamond Head State Monument that will consist of an accessible multi-use pathway, picnic and rest areas along its 1.3-mile length.

A blessing ceremony for the pathway was held today at the park led by Kahu Curt Kekuna and attended by Governor Neil Abercrombie, legislators, and representatives of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Kapi‘olani Community College, Diamond Head Citizens’ Advisory Committee, and the state Department of Defense (which shares management and jurisdiction of Diamond Head State Monument).

Governor Abercrombie said: “Diamond Head, also known as Le‘ahi, is an iconic monument recognized and associated with Hawai‘i around the world.

Distinguished UH alumni to be honored at upcoming gala

Distinguished UH alumni to be honored at upcoming gala

 

 

Nearly 600 University of Hawaii alumni and friends are expected to gather for the UH Alumni Association’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and silent auction on Thurs., May 10, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

To purchase tables or reserve seats by May 4, or for more information, visit UHalumni.org/daa2012 or call (808) 956-2586 or 1-877-UH-ALUMS (1-877-842-5867).

This year’s honorees are: 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients•    RobertAlm, JD (BA ’73 Manoa) – Executive Vice President, Hawaiian Electric Company•    Frederick D.S. Choi, PhD (BBA ’65, MBA ’68 Manoa) – Dean Emeritus & Distinguished Service Professor of Business, New York University Stern School of Business•    Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD (MPH ’73 Manoa) – Professor and Retired Chief of Staff for Sen. Daniel Inouye 2012 UH Founders Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient•    Ted T.

Duke Aiona leaving St. Louis School to reopen law practice

Duke Aiona leaving St. Louis School to reopen law practice

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former Lt. Governor James "Duke"
Aiona, Jr. announced Friday that he will resign from his post at Saint Louis
School to reopen his private mediation, arbitration and consulting practice.

In a statement, Aiona says he plans on focusing on family
law and will also serve on a panel at a dispute resolution firm.  

"I'm excited about this new opportunity to bring people
together," said Aiona. "I've been blessed to serve the people of Hawaii in
different ways, and this is another challenge I'm looking forward to."

Aiona has been the executive vice president of Development
and recruitment at Saint Louis School since January 2011. He is also a former
judge for district family court and the First Circuit Court in Hawaii, and has
served in Hawaii as a city prosecutor, city attorney, state judge, and for
eight years as Lt. Governor.

Queen's to let public test new surgical robots

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Queen's
Medical Center announced today that it is inviting the public to come out and
test drive Hawaii's first surgical robots.

The "Roving Robot Tour" will be held at
the Queen's Medical Center and at various Oahu shopping centers from April 6 –
13, 2012. The hospital is especially encouraging groups like high school
robotics teams to attend.

During the events, attendees can check
out a hands-on (but not on humans) demonstration of the robots, and learn how the machines are used
for some minimally invasive surgical procedures. The use of robots helps result
in fewer complications and post-surgical recovery times. The robots are
primarily used in prostate and urological surgeries, hysterectomy and other
gynecologic surgeries, heart valve repair and heart bypass, lung surgeries,
gastrointestinal and esophageal surgeries and surgical weight loss operations.

Humane Society offering foster care provider training

Want to help care for thousands of orphaned and owned animals in need of temporary, tender-loving care? Hawaiian Humane Society's foster care program does just that. Volunteers open their homes and hearts to help the Hawaiian Humane Society save more lives. For many, it's also a meaningful alternative to pet ownership and a great way to teach children about caring and compassion for animals.

Our next Foster Care Provider Orientation is on Sunday, April 7 from 12 to 1 pm at the Humane Society classroom.

Contact our Foster Care Coordinator Lorraine Shaughnessy at lshaughnessy@hawaiianhumane.org or 356-2229 to sign up.

For more information visit HawaiianHumane.org.