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Special Olympics Hawai‘i Takes Over the Edge to New Heights

Special Olympics Hawai‘i Takes Over the Edge to New Heights

With a new location at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa participants are in for an even bigger rappel, 400 feet over the Pacific Ocean

This year, Over the Edge isn’t just going higher – it’s going to the Hyatt. A new partnership with the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa will allow participants to enjoy a brand new experience – rappelling 400 feet (80 feet more than in previous years) down the iconic hotel for this year’s Over the Edge event to benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i.

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Windward Mall Welcomes Five New Retail and Dining Options

With five new retail and dining options, this fall Windward Mall is the place to go for more fun! The mall has already welcomed several new tenants this summer and plans to welcome more this fall.      

“These new dining and retail options bring new flavor to Windward Mall,” said Alex Kirley, senior marketing manager for Windward Mall. “Whether its grabbing a sweet treat with friends or spending a fun – and educational – afternoon with the family, we want to be a place where people from across the island can come together to shop and savor the many things that Windward Mall has to offer.”

Hawaii Kai Towne Center Sounds Off 10th Annual Summer Concert Series With Maunalua, August 23

Hawaii Kai Towne Center Sounds Off 10th Annual Summer Concert Series With Maunalua, August 23

Hawaii Kai Towne Center is bringing summer to an end on the right note. The last of the center’s three-part summer concert series, "Sunset Serenade” will feature Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning trio Maunalua on Saturday, August 23. Sponsored by SushiMan, the music starts at Waterfront Stage at 5:30 p.m.

Throughout the concert, table stations will be featured in the breezeway near the Waterfront Stage offering a selection of services, merchandise, as well as food for purchase from Hawaii Kai Towne Center merchants. And don’t forget to stop by the Hawaii Kai Towne Center table located at the front entrance to enter to win great prizes.

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Awards $7,500 to Scholarship Recipients

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. Awards $7,500 to Scholarship Recipients

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. announced the recipients of its scholarship program for the 2014–2015 academic year. Cynthia Sigler, Corey Snider and Maluhia Stark-Kinimaka were awarded scholarships of $2,500 each based on their academic performance and goals, financial need and extracurricular activities. Kiewit’s program, now seven years in the running, received over 56 entries from high school seniors pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture or construction management.

“Kiewit strives to support local students, especially in their goals to pursue higher education,” said Sharon Thom, senior vice president and Hawaii area manager of Kiewit Building Group. “We’re proud to say that we have had the opportunity to hire engineers who once benefitted from Kiewit scholarships. Being able to participate in the growth of these students into young professionals is the most rewarding part of this program.”

Pearlridge celebrates new farmers' market stamp with giveaway of 250 sheets on Saturday 8/16

Pearlridge celebrates new farmers' market stamp with giveaway of 250 sheets on Saturday 8/16

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco

On Saturday, Aug 16, Pearlridge Center will be giving away one sheet of the new U.S. Postal Service Farmers’ Market stamps worth $9.80 to the first 250 customers at the Pearlridge Farmers’ Market. To receive a sheet, a customer must shop at five different market vendors and complete a birthday passport, which will be available at the RevoluSun tent.

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.