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Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Prince Kuhio Day Holiday

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Prince Kuhio Day Holiday

All public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, March 26 in observance of the Prince Kuhio Day 2013 Holiday. 

Please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Good Friday Holiday and Easter

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Observe Good Friday Holiday and Easter

All public libraries will be closed on Friday, March 29 in observance of the Good Friday 2013 Holiday and on Sunday, March 31 for Easter.

Twenty-two libraries will be open on Saturday, March 30:

Oahu – Aina Haina Public Library, Hawaii State Library, Kailua Public Library, Kalihi-Palama Public Library, Kapolei Public Library, Manoa Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, Mililani Public Library, Wahiawa Public Library, Waialua Public Library, Waianae Public Library, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, Waimanalo Public & School Library;

Big Island – Hilo Public Library, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Kealakekua Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library;

Kauai – Hanapepe Public Library, Princeville Public Library;

Maui – Kahului Public Library, Kihei Public Library, and Lahaina Public Library.   

Joe Belechak Named First dck worldwide Chief Operating Officer

Joe Belechak Named First dck worldwide Chief Operating Officer

HONOLULU, HAWAII – March 20, 2013 – dck worldwide, parent company of dck pacific construction,  announced the promotion of Joe Belechak to Chief Operating Officer of the company. Belechak joined dck back in October 2012. Since that time, he has been working closely with all levels of the organization to define and refine dck’s strategy, vision, business model, operating model, and performance management plan to drive continuous improvement as dck moves forward.

Firefighters extinguish blaze above Indigo Restaurant

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Honolulu firefighters are investigating the cause of a building fire that burned the second floor of the McLean Building in Chinatown late Tuesday night.

Crews from the Honolulu Fire Department first responded to emergency calls at around 11:30 p.m. and immediately dispatched a rare third alarm to the building to help battle the flames.

"First company saw heavy smoke and flames showing from two sides, the Nu'uanu side and the Bethel side," said Capt. Terry Seelig. "So, we called the third alarm."

Fire investigators say the fire is believed to have started in a second floor office space on the mauka end of the building, about the Indigo Restaurant and Bar. Firefighters were able confine the flames to the second floor.

The main parts of Indigo were not damaged, and the restaurant's owner says he will likely be back open for business today.

Alapai transit center bathrooms to open to public

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- By Paolo DiGiovanni

Since its opening in August 2012, more than 2,000 passengers on the bus pass through the Alapai Transit Center each day. It is a major transfer point for The Bus. However, there were no public restrooms in the area.

The center is set to open their new public restrooms Saturday, March 16. The Bus opened their employee restrooms to the public due to the amount of traffic that goes through the area.

"Ever since the Alapai Transit Center opened bus riders have had to hunt for places to use the restroom," said Mayor Caldwell. "Sometimes they missed their bus. The walk could be too far for seniors. There were limited options early in the morning or late at night. I felt that this had to stop."

Although maintenance for the restrooms is not free, Mayor Caldwell believes it is "the kind of service a city should provide". The restrooms will be open from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily.

 

American Savings Bank Donates $30,000 to the University of Hawai‘i Entrepreneurship Center

American Savings Bank Donates $30,000 to the University of Hawai‘i Entrepreneurship Center

HONOLULU — American Savings Bank (American), one of Hawai‘i’s leading financial institutions, donated $30,000 to become the title sponsor of the 2013 UH Business Plan Competition organized by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business.

Meth Project Foundation Joins The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Meth Project Foundation Joins The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Hawaii Meth Project to Continue its Focus on Meth Prevention Operating as Independent Organization and Local Member of The Partnership

HONOLULU—March 13, 2013—The Partnership at Drugfree.org announced today that the Meth Project Foundation—the national organization that created the Meth Project’s renowned and effective methamphetamine prevention program—will join The Partnership’s national efforts to reduce substance abuse among teens. The Partnership will take over the management of the Foundation’s creative assets, prevention tools, and family of websites, including MethProject.org. The Hawaii Meth Project will continue operating as an independent organization, focusing on local efforts to prevent meth use. As a member of The Partnership, the Hawaii Meth Project will now also have access to the expertise and resources of the nation’s most respected organization dedicated to reducing substance abuse.