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Creations in Catering wins national NACE award

Creations in Catering wins national NACE award

The following information is provided by Sandi Yara Communications:

Honolulu, Hawaii- Creations in Catering, (www.hawaiicaterers.com), recently received the "2011 Catered Event of the Year" award from NACE, the National Association for Catering and Events. The award category was Off-Premise, Budget between $25,000 - $75,000. 

The 2011 Catered Event of the Year award honored "From Beijing to Paradise - A Bridge between Two Worlds," which was the theme for the APEC DBEDT reception held on November 17, 2011 at Washington  Place.  

Approximately 350 people attended the gala which showcased Made-in-Hawaii products, a menu of hand-passed hors d'oeuvres and multiple themed food stations.

Servco Employees Present Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Kalihi First-Graders

Servco Employees Present Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Kalihi First-Graders

First graders at Kalihi Elementary School in Kalihi today have something to cheer about, thanks to Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco). This summer, Servco employees collected 415 new backpacks and school supplies through an internal drive, to donate to first-graders at seven well-deserving schools across Oahu. In addition to Kalihi Elementary, Ben Parker Elementary, Palolo Elementary, Puohala Elementary, Lehua Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Honowai Elementary all received the special gifts last month. Each of the schools received backpacks full of school supplies including crayons, markers, portfolios, three-ring binders, pencil boxes, glue, scissors, erasers, pencils, composition books and other necessary items earlier this month.

The backpack drive was initiated by a team of Servco employees who recognized that families may struggle to provide their children with what they need to succeed in school, particularly in these difficult economic times.

Family of teen killed in jet ski collision offers forgiveness

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A California mother is about to face the Australian tourist who slammed into her daughter's jet ski last month in Keehi Lagoon, killing the teenager.

Tyson Dagley, 20, will be sentenced for negligent homicide on Wednesday as Kristen Fonseca's family struggles to move on.

"I cry in the morning. I cry before I go to sleep. I cry randomly during the day," said Fonseca's mother, Evangelina Canton.

Canton's heart is aching. Fonseca, 16, was riding a rented jet ski last month during a family vacation. The young visitor from Vacaville, Calif. had slowed down her Yamaha WaveRunner, but behind her, Dagley wasn't looking ahead.

"I'm looking for justice. I'm not trying to make this guy suffer, but I need for him to understand that there's a consequence to every decision we make," explained Canton.

Academy of the Pacific students get free iPads

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Students at the Academy of the Pacific in Honolulu are excited about a new learning tool this school year.

Each student and teacher recently received an Apple iPad to help with learning in today's technology-driven society.

The iPads were given to students and teachers after an anonymous local foundation donated a $100,000 grant to the school.

Copyright 2012 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Ala Moana Boulevard nightly lane closures begin

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Multiple lanes of Ala Moana Boulevard between Smith Street and Kalakaua Avenue will be closed overnight between Tuesday, September 4 and Friday, September 7, as crews work to repair sidewalks and install new streetlights, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The work will take place nightly between 6 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Westbound traffic along Ala Moana Boulevard will be detoured between Piikoi Street and Kamakee Street. Queen, Auahi and Kamakee streets will be used to return traffic to Ala Moana Boulevard.

Eastbound motorists are advised that they will be unable to turn onto Ohe Street and Koula Street from Ala Moana Boulevard.

The Dept. of Transportations recommends the use of alternate routes, including Beretania Street King Street, and Kapiolani Boulevard, during this time.

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Chinese ship makes first port in Honolulu

By Erin Marx

(HawaiiNewsNow) – The Chinese Maritime Safety Administration ship, Haixun 31,
made its first port call in Honolulu Harbor on Friday.

U.S. Coast Guard escorted the Haixun 31 with a parade of ships to Aloha Tower Friday afternoon, including the CG Cutter Galveston Island and the fireboat Moku

officials Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle and several
Chinese delegates gathered for a welcome ceremony at Aloha Tower, with traditional Chinese and Hawaiian dances.

The Coast Guard says the ship's first visit
to the country is an opportunity to strengthen relationships on maritime

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Homeless war veteran found dead on Nimitz Highway

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the death of a homeless Vietnam veteran who was discovered on Nimitz Highway early Tuesday morning.