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Aung San Suu Kyi Shares Message of Peace with Hawai‘i Leaders

Aung San Suu Kyi Shares Message of Peace with Hawai‘i Leaders

Peace leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first day of events in Hawai‘i began today with a visit to the Bishop Museum hosted by Pillars of Peace Hawai‘i. The tour of Bishop Museum provided an opportunity for Aung San Suu Kyi to gain a deeper understanding of Hawai‘i’s rich culture and history and how these elements have shaped Hawai‘i today. Upon her departure, Bishop Museum staff presented her with a special gift -- a manele a'e (Hawaiian soapberry) seed lei made by local artist Marques Hanalei Marzan from a tree on the grounds of Bishop Museum.

Hawaii State Library will Kickoff Centennial Anniversary Celebration on February 1

Hawaii State Library will Kickoff Centennial Anniversary Celebration on February 1

The Hawaii State Library (HSL), the flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS), will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary beginning on Friday, February 1 through December 2013. 

The public is invited to attend a free Centennial Kick-off Event featuring a performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band on February 1 at 9:30 a.m.  Coincidentally, the Royal Hawaiian Band, an agency of the City and County of Honolulu, performed for the opening of the Hawaii State Library 100 years ago on February 1, 1913.  The Royal Hawaiian Band was established in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, and is the only band in the United States with a royal legacy.

Hawaiian Humane Society and Hawaiian Electric Company call for student entries

Hawaiian Humane Society and Hawaiian Electric Company call for student entries

The Hawaiian Humane Society and Hawaiian Electric Company call for middle and high school students to use their talents and raise humane awareness for animals. Pet Power – Super-Charged Teen Contests is a series of the Society’s most popular contests including photography, poetry and video.

Students and teachers can win hundreds of dollars’ worth in prizes by speaking up for the animals. Top winners in each category win $300 in cash, a VIP meet and greet with national recording stars The Green, Target and iTunes gift cards, T-shirt, scholarship to the Hawaiian Humane Society’s Summer Experience class for winners in grades 9 – 12, and more. All participating students win a spot at The Green’s meet and greet event. Every teacher with at least 10 student entries will be entered into a drawing to win the Pet Power mentor prize, which includes $500 in cash and a two night’s stay at any Standford hotel.

Students can participate in all of the following contests.

Local Legend, Jesse Sapolu Makes a Special Visit to Ward Centers, Jan. 25

Local Legend, Jesse Sapolu Makes a Special Visit to Ward Centers, Jan. 25

Football fans, sports nuts, locals and visitors are invited to join Sports Authority as they welcome former San Francisco 49ers superstar, Jesse Sapolu, for a special in-store appearance. On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 from 12-3 p.m., shoppers can head to Sports Authority at Ward Centers to pick up a copy of his new book, “I Gave My Heart to San Francisco,” and receive a free autograph with their purchase of the book.

Born in Samoa and raised in Hawai‘i, the four-time Super Bowl champion returns to the islands  to share his memoir, which details the local legend’s remarkable career -- from the sidelines to the star-studded Super Bowl.

Sapolu is a graduate of Farrington High School and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He played center and offensive guard and spent his entire 15-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers.

Two Museums and a Royal Palace - Hawaiian Music Festival

Two Museums and a Royal Palace - Hawaiian Music Festival

Information couresy of Bishop Museum: 

Friday, January 18, 2013
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, and 'Iolani Palace team up for a night of cultural exploration and fun with a focus on Hawaiian music, with a different headliner at each venue. Don't miss Paula Fuga, Maunalua, and Waipuna.

Free shuttle buses transport event goers between the three venues, which will be open until 9 p.m. Admission includes entry to both museums and the palace. Members of the three institutions can attend for free, with a current membership card.

Guests can start their night at any of the three venues, where they receive wristbands that allow entry to shuttles and other locations.

Huliāmahi: January 20th, 2013 at ʻIolani Palace

Huliāmahi: January 20th, 2013 at ʻIolani Palace

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Ku’i at the Capitol

Ku’i at the Capitol