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Punahou Hosts Students from Around the World to Explore Global Food Issues

Punahou Hosts Students from Around the World to Explore Global Food Issues

Youth from around the world are convening on the Punahou School campus to explore global issues around food access, culture, and safety and security. Seventy-nine rising seniors from China, Denmark, Japan, Jordan, Singapore, Sweden, England and the United States are gathered for the fourth annual Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI), July 22 – August 2, 2013. Students participate in two weeks of experiential learning and cultural exchange, which launches a yearlong collaboration on their own community-based projects. As the largest program of its kind in the U.S., SGLI aims to build a community of international youth leaders who can spark positive social change.

Start-up Arts Month Hawaii Kicks Off August 2013 With 30 Days of Events Inspiring Artists Through En

Start-up Arts Month Hawaii Kicks Off August 2013 With 30 Days of Events Inspiring Artists Through En

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Manifest Art Café & Bar to launch Honolulu’s first Bicycle Share Company

Manifest Art Café & Bar to launch Honolulu’s first Bicycle Share Company

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Chinatown, Honolulu, HI - July 23rd, 2013 -- Holoholo Bicycles is answering the big question of overcrowded streets in Hawaii. The company’s founders, Brandon & Nicole Reid have opened up shop to tourists and locals alike for truly green transportation services.

Lucky Teen Readers will Vie for Grand Prize of Notebook Computer

Lucky Teen Readers will Vie for Grand Prize of Notebook Computer

Teen lucky drawing winners from 24 Oahu public libraries have been invited to compete for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a Notebook computer and other fabulous entertainment, electronic and apparel prizes at the 2013 Hawaii State Public Library System and Hawaii Pizza Hut Teen Summer Reading Program–Oahu Finale at Kahala Mall Center Court Stage, on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. 

Each teen will get a chance to choose a “numbered” pizza box with a fantastic prize listed inside.  All prizes are donated by Hawaii Pizza Hut, corporate sponsor of the HSPLS Teen Summer Reading Program for the past 21 years!

Every summer, about 3,000 teens statewide participate in the annual HSPLS Teen Summer Reading Program and collectively read approximately 20,000 books.  This year’s five-week program was conducted from June 2 through July 6 at Hawaii’s public libraries, and the theme was “Beneath the Surface.”

Local artist Rachel Mark displays work in Chinatown

Local artist Rachel Mark displays work in Chinatown

Solo show featuring Rachel Mark AKA REMMZITA

Opening: Saturday July 20th @7-10 p.m. at Manifest (*stays open until 2 a.m.)

Address: 32 N. Hotel Street

Legislature Appropriates $700,000 for Library eBooks and Other Materials

Legislature Appropriates $700,000 for Library eBooks and Other Materials

With the support of the Governor and the Hawaii State Legislature, $700,000 was provided to the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) to significantly expand its collections of eBooks and other new library materials.  

“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Legislature and Governor for providing this much needed funding to enhance our eBooks collection as well as our other library collections,” said State Librarian Richard Burns.  “Our eBook collection is extremely popular and well-used, and eBook circulation is growing at a faster rate than any other materials collection.  Accordingly, we plan to devote fully half of these funds to eBook purchases, which we estimate will increase our total eBook collection by approximately 25%.  This funding will help us meet the high demand for eBooks and other library materials.”

Hawai`i Five-0 Season 4 Blessing

Hawai`i Five-0 Season 4 Blessing

It was the start of a new endeavor for some and a homecoming for others as the Hawai`i Five-0 production returned to its original location.

The Hawai`i Film Studio is the only state owned and operated one of its kind in the country. It served as the home for the original Hawai`i Five-0 and Magnum P.I.

Dennis Chun who plays “Sgt. Duke Lukela” on the show has a lot of history with the film studio. He acted in Magnum P.I. and his father was Kam Fong Chun, who played “Chin Ho Kelly” in the original Hawai`i Five-0.

“It’s just fantastic to be back here,” Chun said. “It feels like we’re ‘home.’ There’s so much legacy and history here and we’re going to add a lot more history and legacy here because I think it’s going to be a fantastic season.”

Alex O’Loughlin who plays “Steve McGarrett” on Hawai`i Five-0 enjoyed his first time at the studio.