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New Solar System for Hawaii Preparatory Academy Expected to Save $27,000 per Year

New Solar System for Hawaii Preparatory Academy Expected to Save $27,000 per Year

 

HONOLULU – www.hpa.edu and www.RevoluSun.com Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) announced today it expects to save about $27,000 in energy costs per year through its new photovoltaic (PV) system at its Waimea campus. The ground-mounted PV system is located in the area above the HPA Energy Lab, a one-of-a-kind facility for students that allows them to research renewable energy alternatives, among other projects.

 

“We look forward to having this solar array up and running over the summer,” said Robert McKendry, HPAʻs chief financial officer.  “In addition to the energy the array will produce, this project provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to monitor our energy usage and to learn about the economics of solar energy production.”
 

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State Farm Fair to feature "Best Local Pie" contest

State Farm Fair to feature "Best Local Pie" contest
The following information is courtesy of Lotus Pond Communications:
Calling all home bakers! If you think you have an original local dessert pie recipe that is worthy of a blue ribbon, we're looking for you. The Hawaii Farm Bureau is excited to host the first annual "Best Local Pie" Contest sponsored by Napoleon's Bakery at this year's Hawaii State Farm Fair, July 12th and 13th at Kualoa Ranch. The challenge with this pie contest is to use as much local ingredients as possible. Entries for the "Best Local Pie" will be accepted June 1 through June 30. Official contest rules can be found at www.hawaiistatefarmfair.org.  "We are working hard to bring back some of the old time charm of the State Farm Fair while creating lasting memories for a new generation," said Brian Miyamoto, HFB Executive Director.

Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Benefit Concert for HPR on Aug. 3rd

Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Benefit Concert for HPR on Aug. 3rd

Hawaii Public Radio presents Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! with special guests Raiatea Helm, Cyril Pahinui, and John Kolivas live in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 3rd at the Palikū Theatre (Windward Community College campus). This will be a rare opportunity to see these great performers sharing the same stage.  Tickets available at www.hprtickets.org or by phone at (808) 955-8821 weekdays between 9am and 5pm   

Jeff Peterson is one of Hawaiʻi’s most talented guitarists, and his technique fuses traditional Slack Key with elements of classical and jazz, two styles with which he is also adept. Jeff studied classical guitar at USC before returning to the islands to play and teach in the Honolulu area. He is featured on many award winning albums and has numerous awards including two Grammys and five Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.

Police: Homeless man tried to smother good samaritan in her sleep

Daryl Thomas

KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- An elderly widow tells Hawaii News Now by phone that she is satisfied that bail for her attacker is set so high.

55-year old Daryl Thomas is accused of trying to smother the 65-year old woman who was trying to help him.

According to court documents, the woman needed the trees trimmed on her 4-acre property in Kailua back in 2009.   Her church bulletin featured Thomas who said he needed work.  She hired him in 2009 and even let him move into a portable unit on the property.

He lived there for years.  But over time the woman noticed Thomas was becoming violent.

She wrote in a Temporary Restraining Order request, "His behavior has become more irrational and paranoid."

It went on to say,

"…We were very concerned that he might harm my grandchildren and ourselves if he got drunk enough."

Search Continues to Find a Bone Marrow Match for 7-year-old

Search Continues to Find a Bone Marrow Match for 7-year-old

Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry will be holding drives in various locations on Oahu this weekend to continue its search for a match for the 7-year-old AML (Acute Leukemia) patient, Baylor Fredrickson, and other patients suffering from various blood cancers and diseases who are in need of a bone marrow transplant.

 

BONE MARROW DONOR RECRUITMENT DRIVE DETAILS

June 20, Friday

Time:

9:00am – 2:00pm

Place:

Ward Starbucks

940 Auahi Street, Honolulu

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

HONOLULU – Oahu home and condominium sales saw a significant spike in the luxury market in May, with the strongest movement in the $1 to $2 million range, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

 

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million in May 2014 on Oahu.

 

Oahu saw 84 luxury sales close last month. Oahu’s housing market is on an upward trend compared to the average number of homes sold in January through April 2014 (56 homes sales per month) and 62 home sales in May 2013.

 

RevoluSun hires Mura Ince as Customer Care Director

RevoluSun hires Mura Ince as Customer Care Director

 

HONOLULUwww.RevoluSun.com – RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading provider of residential and commercial solar systems, has hired Mura Ince as Customer Care Director for its Oahu division.

 

In her new role, Ince will lead strategy and operations for RevoluSun’s customer care experience. She will oversee programs to resolve customer inquiries and concerns and spearhead efforts to ensure and deliver a high quality, customer care experience.