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Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for February 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for February 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:


  • “Listor of the Month” was received by Corinda Wong (R), Partner, of the Diamond Head office. Wong was also named second runner-up for Highest Producer of the Month and Sales Person of the month in June 2013, first runner-up for Highest Producer of the Month in August 2013 and September 2012, and first runner-up for Sales Person of the Month in October 2012. Additionally, she received the award for Highest Producer of the Month in October and November of 2012.


Westin Resorts in Hawaii hold well-being open houses to kick off global wellness movement

HONOLULU (March 20, 2014) – Starwood Hawaii’s four Westin Resorts on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are opening their doors to the public as part of the global launch of the Westin Well-being Movement, a campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world.  The yearlong initiative by the Westin brand globally is a $15 million campaign that will introduce a string of innovative partnerships and programs across Westin’s six brand pillars: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well.  This launch coincides with the International Day of Happiness and Well-being and the Spring Equinox – traditionally recognized as the season of renewal.   


HONOLULU – The 35th Anniversary Pan-Pacific Festival, which brings people from around the world to Hawaii to celebrate and share international culture and traditions, is set for June 13 to 15 at various locations throughout Honolulu.

A ho‘olaule‘a (block party) kicks off the three-day Pan-Pacific Festival with live entertainment on multiple stages, food trucks and crafts throughout Waikiki. The celebration continues with the Performing Arts Showcase featuring cultural performances and demonstrations; Pan-Pacific Hula Festival with dozens of hula hālau (troupes) performing on Waikīkī Beach, and a Food & Product Fair showcasing delicious food and products from Japan. The festival culminates with a colorful parade where thousands of participants in lively costumes, local and national high school bands and ethnic groups march up Kalākaua Avenue.

What:  35th Anniversary Pan-Pacific Festival

The Island Insurance Foundation donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP Hawaii)

The Island Insurance Foundation donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP Hawaii)

The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii in support of KAMP Hawaii’s Life Mentoring Programs.  Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation, presented the $15,000 check to KAMP Hawaii Executive Director Aaron Kamau and current camp participants at a presentation ceremony held at Lincoln Elementary School.

Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization, that focuses on disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the community.  KAMP Hawaii’s goal is to make a positive impact and make a difference in the lives of the youth of Hawaii by improving the attitudes and learning environment of Hawaii’s youth.

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Prince Kuhio Day Holiday on Mar. 26

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Prince Kuhio Day Holiday on Mar. 26

All public libraries will be closed on Wednesday, March 26 in observance of the Prince Kuhio Day 2014 Holiday.  Due to system maintenance, all library services will be unavailable including access to the HSPLS catalog, Internet reservation scheduling, and online renewals.   

On any other day, please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.


Serious job seekers can discover serious opportunities at the Hawaii Career Expo

HONOLULU – The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, with monster.com and Alternate Energy, will host the Hawaii Career Expo to provide “serious opportunities for serious job seekers.”

The Career Expo will take place on Wednesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall (777 Ward Avenue). The event is free for the first 1,000 who pre-register online at HawaiiCareerExpo.com and who are dressed in business attire. There will also be a drawing at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser booth for a free trip for two to Las Vegas, sponsored by Vacations Hawaii.

14 Finalists to Compete for the 2014 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee Crown

14 Finalists to Compete for the 2014 aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee Crown

A total of 92 schools enrolled in this year’s aio Hawaii State Spelling Bee, breaking the previous record-high number of schools who participated last year.  School and district level bees have been completed, leaving 14 finalists to compete this Saturday, March 22 for the state crown, airing live at 7 p.m. on PBS Hawaii.  The winner will represent Hawaii at the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

Students will be asked to spell words in a round-robin style format until all other contestants have been eliminated and only one remains.  That student must correctly spell one final word to become the champion.  Once contestants start to spell a word, they cannot go back and change their order of spelling.  One round of vocabulary testing has been added this year to help prepare for the national competition.