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Libraries with Saturday Hours Reopen August 9 After Iselle Dissipates

With Tropical Storm Iselle no longer posing a threat to the Hawaiian Islands, all public libraries with Saturday hours, except for Makawao Public Library (Maui), have reopened today (August 9).                                                                                   

Patrons should contact public libraries with Sunday hours prior to scheduling a visit due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Julio.        

Programs, storytimes, and events scheduled this weekend are still subject to cancellation.  Contact the hosting library for more information.                                     

Servco Announces New Digital Marketing Hires:Austin Johnson and Alexis Dominic Javier

Servco Announces New Digital Marketing Hires:Austin Johnson and Alexis Dominic Javier

HONOLULU – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced it has hired two new people in its marketing department:  Alexis Dominic Javier and Austin Johnson.

Javier has been hired as a Digital Senior Marketing Specialist whose duties consist of planning and assisting with marketing strategies, digital campaigns, researching new opportunities, web content management, generating mid- and end- campaign reports and analysis to gauge the effectiveness of online marketing.  Prior to joining Servco, Javier served as the Marketing Services Supervisor at Edward Enterprises Inc. coordinating and planning cross-media campaigns, data tracking, reporting and analysis, email marketing, personalized URL’s, and storefront management. Javier, a graduate of Lanai High School graduated with a BA in Communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and earned an MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu. 

All Public Libraries Will Close August 8 Due to Hurricane Iselle

As Hurricane Iselle heads towards the Hawaiian Islands, and for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, all public libraries and support offices statewide will be closed on Friday, August 8, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.  Governor Neil Abercrombie has granted administrative leave on August 8 for State employees, including staff members of the Hawaii State Public Library System.  


First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Issues Claim Reporting Contacts & Guidelines

HONOLULU – With the approach of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio toward Hawaii, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has dispatched additional catastrophe adjusters from the mainland and arranged for catastrophe call center operators to be available over the weekend to take claims.

Claims may be reported via the following numbers:

Storm-related claims:

Catastrophe call center: 1-888-FICOH 4 U (1-888-342-6448)

All other claims:

Oahu: (808) 527-7711

Neighbor Islands toll free: (800) 272-5202

Fax: (808) 545-3120

Taste Your Way Around the Made in Hawaii Festival presented by First Hawaiian Bank

Taste Your Way Around the Made in Hawaii Festival presented by First Hawaiian Bank

There is no excuse for visitors to this year’s Made in Hawaii Festival to go home hungry. With Island chefs putting on cooking demonstrations throughout the three-day festival, and nearly 120 of the 400-plus exhibitors sampling and selling their locally made food products, beverages and fresh produce, the challenge will be deciding how best to navigate all of the culinary choices.


Presented by First Hawaiian Bank since its inception 20 years ago, this annual showcase of food, health and beauty products; apparel and accessories; gifts, books, artwork, crafts and other Island-made goods takes place at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena and Exhibition Hall on Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The event also will feature a line-up of award-winning Hawaii musicians on the entertainment stage in the Pikake Room.


Oahu Publications, Inc. Reorganizes Management Team

Oahu Publications, Inc. Reorganizes Management Team

Executives promoted to maximize talent and industry experience

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI) today announced that Dave Kennedy, senior vice president/marketing, was named chief revenue officer of OPI and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kennedy’s promotion comes weeks after Glenn Zuehls was named the publisher of San Francisco Media Co., which produces the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. San Francisco Media Co. is owned by OPI, the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Zuehls had been OPI’s senior vice president/advertising. Both Zuehls and Kennedy played pivotal roles in the 2010 merging of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser and are credited with the steady growth of the Star-Advertiser since the merger.

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Windward Community College’s student newspaper, Ka ‘Ohana (the family), has garnered another first place national award from the American Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper has ranked among the top winners in the ASPA competition for the past 19 years.

Ka ‘Ohana scored 930 out of 1,000 possible points for the first place category and was recognized by the judges as “an excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your staff.” The competition recognizes excellence and provides feedback in content, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.