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Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Presidents Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Presidents Day Holiday

In observance of the Presidents Day 2013 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, February 16 through Monday, February 18. 

Kealakekua Public Library (Big Island), normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Thursday, February 14.  Four libraries that are normally closed on Fridays will be open on February 15: Aiea, Hawaii Kai, Liliha, and Makawao (Maui). 

Visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation promotes Vanderboom to Senior Vice President of Development

The Howard Hughes Corporation promotes Vanderboom to Senior Vice President of Development

THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION PROMOTES VANDERBOOM TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT; HIRES YEE, JOHNSTONE AND RANDLE
Expanding Team to Oversee Strategic Developments in Hawai‘i

The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) today announced the promotion of Nicholas (Nick) D. Vanderboom to Senior Vice President of Development. In this role, Vanderboom and his team will continue to focus on key strategic developments in Hawai‘i, including the transformation of the 60-acre Ward Centers to Ward Village and the recently announced luxury condominiums, ONE Ala Moana. Michael Yee, Doug Johnstone and Race Randle were hired in 2012 to join the development team in Hawai‘i, and are already furthering the company’s efforts.

Ward Centers Gives Local Nonprofits a Jumpstart into 2013 With a $140,334 Donation

Ward Centers Gives Local Nonprofits a Jumpstart into 2013 With a $140,334 Donation

Last year, 84 local nonprofits were able to ring in the new year with a little extra cheer thanks to the $140,334 raised by Ward Centers' annual Festival of Giving. The three-day shopping event, which took place Nov. 2 - 4, 2012, gave passport holders the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and entertainment, along with free gift wrapping,  giveaways and exclusive discounts and incentives offered at many of Ward Centers' most popular stores and restaurants.

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced its new program, Awareness Powered by Volta, a community service outreach program specifically designed to help non-profit and community groups with building awareness by providing them free advertising space worth $3,900 on Volta’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station kiosks.

Interested non-profits and community groups are encouraged to apply by February 22. Volta will choose three semi-finalists, and the public will choose the winning group to receive three months of free advertising at a Volta’s EV charging station valued at $3,000. Meanwhile the runner-up will receive one-month of free advertising valued at $900.

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Harry Winston Limited Edition to Benefit Hawaii’s Rehab Foundation

Harry Winston Limited Edition to Benefit Hawaii’s Rehab Foundation

Harry Winston, Inc., the American fine diamond jeweler and watchmaker, selected Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation to be a recipient of the new Harry Winston Hope Collection™ bracelet, which was developed to support leading charitable organizations throughout the United States.

The limited edition bracelet features a sleek white gold and engraved mother-of-pearl design set with a delicate Winston diamond at the center. Retailing for $2,500, the bracelet will be sold in Honolulu exclusively at the Harry Winston retail salon at Ala Moana Center, beginning February 8.

Harry Winston, Inc. will donate 100 percent of the retail sales price* from each bracelet sold in Honolulu to Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation for their philanthropic leadership and support of local communities. 

Xerox Hawaii Replants Vegetable Garden at IHS Shelter

Xerox Hawaii Replants Vegetable Garden at IHS Shelter

More than two dozen Xerox Hawaii employees and their families spent their Saturday morning mixing soil and planting vegetable seedlings to replenish The Institute for Human Services, Inc.’ vertical garden at its women and children shelter in Iwilei.  Xerox Hawaii donated $2,500 to cover the cost of planting materials, and provided a team of volunteers to do the actual plantings.

“The Institute for Human Services, Inc. provides such crucial services to thousands of people in need each year,” said Glenn Sexton, Vice President and General Manager for Xerox Hawaii.  “It’s important that businesses like Xerox provide as much support as possible to ensure IHS can continue to fulfill the growing need for food, shelter, and social services for Hawaii’s homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.”

Hawaii Pacific Solar Installs PV System at Maui Preparatory Academy

Hawaii Pacific Solar Installs PV System at Maui Preparatory Academy

Maui Preparatory Academy in Napili, Maui, is estimated to save more than $450,000 over the 20-year life of the photovoltaic (PV) system recently installed by Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS). The solar PV project was funded by parents of a Maui Prep student.

“The savings Maui Prep will see with the PV system is just one part of the picture. We also are educating our students about the environment and showing them one example of how we can work together for a more sustainable Hawaii,” explained George Baker, headmaster at Maui Prep.

“We are very pleased to help Maui Prep with its effort to conserve energy and to help students learn about PV as a renewable energy option,” said Bob Johnston, president and CEO of HPS.“

The PV system will prevent 220,223 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere -- equivalent to the CO2 emissions from 11,236 gallons of gasoline or from 232 barrels of oil.