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See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Hawaii State Library

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Hawaii State Library

“Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores,” a free exhibit, will be on display at the Hawaii State Library from September 3 to 30, 2014 in the Lobby.  

 Learn about the various ways Hawaii was affected by World War I, even at the very beginning of the conflict in 1914.  Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite way to support the war effort, during this important historical event.

This exhibit, produced by Hawaii State Library staff, is suitable for all ages and may be viewed during normal library hours.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Library’s Language, Literature & History Section at 586-3499.

 

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii Gets Ice Cold

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii staff members are used to getting wet, but after being called out by former affiliate Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, the Hawaii staff are icy wet! Yesterday afternoon more than 30 staff members dumped 300 gallons of ice water over their heads and now are calling out Hawaii’s Sea Life Park and other mainland water parks.

The viral ice challenge is to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the lethal neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The rules are fairly simple: If you are called out, dump ice water on your head and post the video on social media, calling out a few more people to do it. People can either accept the challenge or make a donation to an ALS Charity of their choice at www.als.org/donate, or do both. Everyone is doing it, including Oprah, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez and many more celebrities.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. 

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Labor Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Labor Day Holiday

In observance of the Labor Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1.

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays will be open on Friday, August 29:  Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library.

In addition, Kealakekua Public Library, normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Thursday, August 28.

Please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for more information.

 

Two Public Libraries Reopen Following Tent Fumigation Closures

Two  Public Libraries Reopen Following Tent Fumigation Closures

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) and Makawao Public Library (Maui) have reopened after successful tent fumigation projects during the Statehood Day Holiday weekend.

Both libraries have resumed their normal public service schedule.  For the libraries’ public service hours, please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call the libraries: LBPH - 733-8444 and Makawao Public Library - 573-8785.