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First Insurance Charitable Foundation donates more than $49,000 to local nonprofit organizations

First Insurance Charitable Foundation donates more than $49,000 to local nonprofit organizations

HONOLULU – In the first quarter of 2013, the First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $49,000 to local nonprofit service organizations, including the Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Charter School Network, American Red Cross, and Helping Hands Hawaii.

“Hawaii businesses share responsibility for the long-term social and economic welfare of our state,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH’s president and CEO. “Foundation gifts are one way we can give back to the community and help strengthen Hawaii for this and future generations.”

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Body pulled from waters near Kewalo Basin

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-  

Honolulu police taped off the far end of the Kewalo Basin Park after the body of dead woman was brought to shore by surfers around 7 a.m.

"Female, in her late 20's to 30's. Possibly Asian," said Honolulu Police Lieutenant Lt. Benjamin Mahi of the woman's description.

Twenty-nine year old local surfer Paul Evangelista made the shocking discovery.

"Kind of scary," said Evangelista. "I didn't want to leave her out there."

Evangelista said he was out surfing near the Kewalo's Surf break when he noticed something in the water near the second red buoy.

He went back to take a second look and saw the women's legs sticking up out of it. He noticed the woman's shoes, were still on her feet.

Honolulu HomeLoans announces top producers for March

Honolulu HomeLoans announces top producers for March

Honolulu HomeLoans, Hawaii’s leading mortgage banker, today announced the following retail loan officers were recognized as the top producers for March 2013. March’s Top Producer, Crystal Acohido, had a volume of $7,535,100.

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UH Soft Program and TPSS Graduate Student Organization present sustainable agriculture lectures

UH Soft Program and TPSS Graduate Student Organization present sustainable agriculture lectures

 

WHAT: 

The University of Hawaii Student Organic Farm Training (SOFT) program and the Tropical Plant and Soil Science Graduate Student Organization present an educational lecture series highlighting sustainable agriculture. In a diverse and changing world, the topic of sustainable agriculture brings necessary conversation and therefore changes, that are required in order to ensure a safe and healthy future for the next generation.

 

WHEN:                   

April 11 at 3:30 p.m. “Farm to Table”

April 18 at 3:30 p.m. “Food Movement”

April 25 at 3:30 p.m. “Land Stewardship”

 

WHERE: University of Hawaii at Manoa; BUSAD A102

 

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Revolution Motorsports Open House – MEET AND GREET UFC FIGHTER ANTHONY “SHOWTIME” PETTIS on April 13

Revolution Motorsports Open House – MEET AND GREET UFC FIGHTER ANTHONY “SHOWTIME” PETTIS on April 13

WHAT:         Revolution Motorsports and Toyo Tires invite the public to a meet and greet with UFC Fighter Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Pettis will be signing autographs and distributing giveaways to the first 100 fans to attend.

WHEN:         Saturday, April 13, 2 to 5 p.m.

WHERE:       Revolution Motorsports,  426 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814

***FREE AND O P E N   T O   T H E    P U B L I C***

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Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in April

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in April

The Hawaii State Library (HSL), the flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System, is currently celebrating its Centennial Anniversary through December 2013. The Library, located at 478 South King Street, opened on February 1, 1913.

“Hawaii State Library’s Centennial Scrapbook,” an historical exhibit about the Library, is available for viewing in the First Floor Reading Room when the Library is open throughout the celebration.  In addition to its regular Saturday morning Children’s Storytimes in the Edna Allyn Room, the Library will offer new exhibits and special programs each month during its Centennial year. 

In April, the Library will observe Money Smart Week @ your library (April 20-27),  a public awareness campaign of the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Upcoming highlights for April include:

Bank of Hawaii OHANA! Series presents HAMLET at Hawaii Theatre

Bank of Hawaii OHANA! Series presents HAMLET at Hawaii Theatre

A rollicking band of Elizabethan roustabouts descends on the Hawaii Theatre to bring William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy of regicide and revenge masterfully to the stage.  The gifted, 21-member Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble will “hold, as ‘twere the mirror up to nature” to transform their rough-and-ready troupe into the noble characters of Hamlet. Each actor will play two roles – a male player in the itinerant company and his/her character in the play. The challenge will make for a tour-de-force adventure in classical theatre.

There’s a preshow element to the production during which the itinerant players set up their stage, unpack and place the costumes and props they have had with them “on the road,” and improvise in character with their audiences. Who knows what might happen as the Players teach simple Elizabethan pub songs and provoke spontaneous song competitions in the auditorium?