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Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

HONOLULU – Oahu home and condominium sales saw a significant spike in the luxury market in May, with the strongest movement in the $1 to $2 million range, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

 

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million in May 2014 on Oahu.

 

Oahu saw 84 luxury sales close last month. Oahu’s housing market is on an upward trend compared to the average number of homes sold in January through April 2014 (56 homes sales per month) and 62 home sales in May 2013.

 

State Librarian Richard Burns Announces Retirement

State Librarian Richard Burns Announces Retirement

Richard Burns, who has served with distinction as the State Librarian of the Hawaii State Public Library System since January 2008, has informed the Board of Education of his retirement at the end of the year, completing more than 30 years of dedicated service, the last seven as Hawaii’s State Librarian.

Keiki Invited to Balloon Science Event at Hawaii State Library June 21

Keiki Invited to Balloon Science Event at Hawaii State Library June 21

In celebration of the 2014 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program, a special event – “Balloon Science with Professor MAD” – will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Edna Allyn Room for Children.  Keiki ages 4 and older are invited to attend this free event which will be conducted in place of the regular storytime. 

Keiki will learn about air pressure, chemistry, temperature, resistance, static electricity, thermal conductivity, and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion through demonstrations involving balloons.  Each experiment is designed to be fun, exciting, and safe, while teaching basic laws of science at a level young school-age children can appreciate. 

Hawaii Theatre to hold auditions for youth acting programs

Hawaii Theatre to hold auditions for youth acting programs

Hawaii Theatre Center will hold auditions on July 21 and August 4 for its 2014-2015 Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble, a pre-professional acting program open to all Oahu high-school students, grades 9-12. The auditions will be held onstage at the Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel Street. Callbacks will be Monday, August 25, also onstage at Hawaii Theatre.

The Theatre also is scheduling interviews for the Technical Theatre Apprenticeship program for teens ages 13-19, and the Junior and Intermediate Ensembles for middle school students, ages 10-12.

For information or to register for an audition date, call HTC Education Director Eden Lee Murray at 791-1397 or email edenleemurray@hawaiitheatre.com

All Locals Are Half-off on Kama‘aina Wednesdays All Summer at Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii

All Locals Are Half-off on Kama‘aina Wednesdays All Summer at Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii

Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii is offering HALF OFF admission to all kama‘aina (with State of Hawaii ID) on Wednesdays, all summer, for the months of June, July and August. Tickets are regularly $47.99, but on Kama‘aina Wednesdays, all can experience all Wet ‘n’ Wild has to offer for just $24 each + tax!

Named “Best of Honolulu” family attraction by HONOLULU magazine and Hawaii’s #1 season pass by HONOLULU FAMILY magazine, Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii has something for everyone in the family to enjoy, from adrenaline-pumping slides and rides to kid-friendly pools and activities. For those who want to stay dry, there is Island Adventure Golf miniature golf, as well as cabanas, lounge chairs, and picnic areas for shade, as well as delicious local food at the Windjammer restaurant.

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Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).