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'Corpse flower' expected to bloom on Oahu

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A horrible smell is expected to waft out of the Foster Botanical Garden on Oahu this week. A flower that smells like rotting flesh will be in full bloom.

Botanists predict the Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, will start blooming around Tuesday. When it blooms, the flower emits a distinct odor, which is meant to attract beetles and flies for pollination.

The bloom only happens once every three to five years. At roughly four feet tall, the "corpse flower" is the largest flower in the world.

 

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Hawai‘i Nonprofit Leaders Receive $10,000 Awards For Individual Professional Development

Hawai‘i Nonprofit Leaders Receive $10,000 Awards For Individual Professional Development

The Hawai‘i Community Foundation, in partnership with Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, announced today the recipients of this year’s annual Ho‘okele Award:

  • Nancy Aleck, chief executive officer, Hawai‘i People’s Fund
  • M. Nalani Fujimori Kaina, executive director, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i
  • Carol Yotsuda, executive director, Garden Island Arts Council
  • Kenneth L. Zeri, president and chief professional officer, Hospice Hawai‘i.

Now in its 12th year, the Ho‘okele Award pays tribute to and strengthens the leadership in the state’s nonprofit sector. The award recognizes the exceptional work of selfless leaders and provides them with the opportunity to renew themselves rather than risk the potential “burnout” which often affects those in the nonprofit sector.

First Hawaiian Bank Foundation’s $500,000 gift establishes banking professorship at UH Shidler

First Hawaiian Bank Foundation’s $500,000 gift establishes banking professorship at UH Shidler

The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has received a $500,000 gift from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation to establish the First Hawaiian Bank Distinguished Professorship of Banking Endowment. 

City collects 2 tons of sidewalk nuisances

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu municipal maintenance crews removed more than 2 tons of nuisance material this week from city sidewalks and parks.

Among the nuisances removed were 28 shopping carts.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the 2.14 tons of material was removed from Chinatown, Aala Park, Waikiki and Thomas Square and other locations.

Crews focused on sidewalks where the city had received complaints.

The city sidewalk ordinance allows removal of items. People can retrieve them for a $200 fee.

The law defines sidewalk nuisances as objects constructed, kept or operated on or over any sidewalk. Nuisances can include stalls, stands, tents, furniture, containers and whatever those containers are holding.

A separate ordinance allows removal of personal items on city property if 24-hour advance notice is given.

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Parking advisories, info for UH/USC football game

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The University of Hawai‘i football season opener against USC is set for Thursday, August 29, 2013. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. The Upper and Lower Halawa Parking Lot (Gates 3 and 4) will open at 11:30 a.m., while all other lots (UH Reserved, and Kamehameha) will open at 12:30 p.m.

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Hawaii Foodbank 9th annual Hunger Walk

Hawaii Foodbank 9th annual Hunger Walk

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Day for Kids Carnival on Saturday September 28th

Day for Kids Carnival on Saturday September 28th

Information provided by the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii: