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New cell site helps residents and visitors stay connected on O‘ahu

Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers on O‘ahu thanks to two new cell sites that improve wireless coverage and capacity in the following areas:

  • Downtown Honolulu
  • Wai‘anae

Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $315 million in its Hawai‘i network. Nationally, the company has invested more than $80 billion over that same period to increase the coverage and capacity of its network, and to add new services.

The network upgrade is part of the company's ongoing investment to keep improving and strengthening the nation's largest and most reliable wireless network.

 

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To stay up-to-date on Verizon Wireless news in Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawai‘i, follow @VZWheidi on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWheidi.

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Easter coloring contest details

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Experience Japanese Ainu Music at Hawaii State Library on Saturday, March 2

Experience Japanese Ainu Music at Hawaii State Library on Saturday, March 2

In celebration of the Hawaii State Library’s Centennial Anniversary, renowned Japanese Ainu musicians Oki and the Marewrew female vocal quartet will present a free performance at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, March 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Lobby.

Solo artist Oki plays the Ainu plucked string instrument tonkori, and has performed both traditional Ainu music and fusion pieces worldwide with various reggae and world music bands.    

Marewrew, which means ‘butterfly’ in the Ainu language, weaves their beguiling voices into spiraling, hypnotic harmony as they reprise and renew the songs most important to ancient Ainu traditions and customs.   

The East-West Center, Hawaiian Airlines, and Hawaii State Library are sponsoring this program which is suitable for all ages.  Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

March for Meals set for March 1 at State Capitol

March for Meals set for March 1 at State Capitol

Information courtesy of Lanakila Meals on Wheels:

 

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Whole Foods Market® Shoppers Raise More than $67,000 to Help Local Organizations Blossom

Whole Foods Market® Shoppers Raise More than $67,000  to Help Local Organizations Blossom

Whole Foods Market recently announced gifts for two local organizations in the first months of 2013 totaling more than $67,000. Aloha Harvest received more than $60,000 as a result of Whole Foods Market’s Grab & Give program, which ran from November through December of 2012. The Wāhea Foundation, a local foundation that perpetuates Hawaiian culture through hula, will receive more than $7,000 as the beneficiary of Whole Foods Market Kāhala store’s recent Community Support Day on Feb. 6, 2013. Whole Foods Market stores host Community Support Days a few times each year, where five percent of the net sales for that day is donated to a local organization.

Matson gives to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's capital campaign

Matson gives to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's capital campaign

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) Foundation announced today it received $25,000 from Matson in support of its capital campaign for the renovation of the hospital.

“Matson is proud to join other corporate leaders in supporting the REHAB Foundation’s 60th anniversary capital campaign,” said Matt Cox, Matson president and CEO. “The Matson Foundation’s $25,000 grant underscores our commitment to REHAB. The planned infrastructure improvements will better serve patients and their families and upgrade the working environment for the medical and professional staff.”

“We are fortunate that companies such as Matson are leading the way. They understand the critical need for a continually improving modern rehabilitation hospital in our community,” said Stanford Carr, REHAB Foundation Capital Campaign co-chair.

Ward Centers Catches Spring Fever with a Fashion-Focused Discover Kaka‘ako, March 9

Ward Centers Catches Spring Fever with a Fashion-Focused Discover Kaka‘ako, March 9

HONOLULU (Feb. 25, 2013) – On Saturday, March 9, 2013, catch spring fashion fever with discounts, specialty cocktail samples, fashion shows, a liquor and beer garden hosted by REAL a gastropub, live entertainment, prize giveaways and more from 5-9 p.m. This March, Discover Kaka‘ako launches a new event for shoppers – Halfy Hour – which provides access to cocktail samples paired with deep discounts at participating Ward Centers’ merchants. A few pairings attendees can expect to see include Tropical Crème Soda at Divalicious, Baked Apple at Eden in Love, and more.

“This March, we’re excited to help shoppers wake up their wardrobe and stock it with trends for a fashion-forward spring,” said Katie Ka‘anapu, Ward Centers’ senior marketing manager. “Whether you are a fashionista, foodie, or simply looking for a fun way to spend your evening with the girls, this event is a great chance to throw on a chic outfit, grab some cocktails and save.”