The Stadium Stars Sports Broadcasting Program
Calling all high school Senior’s or college students interested in learning and developing the basics in sports announcing. The Stadium Stars program and Hawaii Sports Program, which started in 1994 has been a stepping stone for Hawaii’s teens to learn the game while taking the opportunity to experience the “behind the scenes” footwork, is now accepting applications. — Aloha Stadium
UH, 28 universities launch Gig.U initiative
The University of Hawaii is one of a group of 29 universities and communities across the country that have launched Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. Gig.U seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks in the communities surrounding the nation’s leading research universities to drive economic growth and stimulate a new generation of...
Back by popular demand (it screened at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday in April)! Kids love the story of Nat, a seven year old who inherits a library from his eccentric Aunt Eleanor and finds that the books are full of famous fairy tale characters that come to life before his eyes. — Honolulu Academy of Arts
What Does Hawaii Taste Like?
During Labor Day Weekend, Maui will celebrate its modern day “eat local” movement. A-List Chefs from Maui’s premiere restaurants will share their knowledge about Hawaii cuisines through culinary lectures, cooking classes, food and wine tastings, a dine around of local restaurants and a Grand Tasting Day of events that ends with a fireworks exhibition. — Digital Journal
Shark Week 2011…Hawaii Style
With today marking the beginning of “Shark Week”, we thought we’d share about our sharks here in Hawaii! On most mornings, visitors toPu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Sitecan walk out to the shoreline and watch as blacktip reef sharks ply the waters of Pelekane Bay. Sharks have played an important role in traditional Hawaiian culture. Believed by some to be ‘aumakua, or ancestrial spirits, the...
Good Views (What’s new in video): ‘Soul Surfer’;...
In 2003, 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb of “Race to Witch Mountain”) was a rising star in amateur surfing. Raised by two professional champions (portrayed by Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt and Emmy nominee Dennis Quaid), Bethany was a natural on a surfboard from her first ride. Growing up in a close-knit family in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany and her brothers were home-schooled and...
Blue Star Voices: Visiting the Honolulu Academy of...
Is that a humuhumunukunukuapuaa? That was the question asked to lively Honolulu Academy of the Artsdocent Karlyn Pond from one child in a group tour of approximately 25 military children at the July 26th Blue Star Museums Joining Forces Initiative event in Honolulu. — Blue Star Museums Blog
Corpse plant known for stinky scent ready to bloom...
A corpse plant at a Hilo zoo is on the verge of making a big stink. Panaewa Rainforest Zoo officials said Friday its corpse plant is ready to bloom. The plant, which stands 40 inches tall, is known for emitting an odor that many people have described as the smell of rotting meat. — The Republic
New system will display restaurant ratings
Ever wish you could peek at the kitchen of the restaurant where you’re about to eat? Soon you’ll be able to do the next best thing. Big changes are coming to the way the state Department of Health inspects and evaluates food establishments. Soon, the public will know at a glance how a restaurant, school cafeteria or other food service establishment fared in its most recent. —...
Summer Kama’aina Hotel Rates in Waikiki
If you’re looking for a little get-away but don’t have the money for inter-island travel you may want to check out some of the Kama’aina hotel rates that are going on this summer in Waikiki. For those of you on Oahu, it’s not a far travel, no matter where you’re coming from. — Aloha Update
Cirque Wings at Waikiki Shell
Have you ever dreamed you could fly? The New Cirque presents “Circus Saturdays” a new permanent high flying attraction presented weekly at the Waikiki Shell Amphitheater. — Honolulu Magazine
Tony n' Tina’s Wedding
Held over a second time is the 22-year off-Broadway smash hit, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. Bride’s friend or groom’s friend, you’re a guest at the wedding, as Tony and Tina tie-the-knot. Join the wedding party with its colorful and intrusive family members for the greatest wedding imaginable…by Tina, that is. There’s dinner and cake for you, nuptials for them, and fun for all as the...
Asia-Pacific Dance Festival: The Crossroads of...
Mānoa’s Outreach College presents Asia-Pacific Dance Festival: The Crossroads of Contemporary and Traditional Dance on July 30, 7:30 p.m.and July 31, 2 p.m. in Kennedy Theatre. — University of Hawaii
Incubus with Special Guest Minus The Bear
BAMP Project presents multi-platinum rock band Incubus live on Oahu, Friday, August 5th. — BAMP Project
Surfing the ‘50s
“I realized I had all this pristine surf film on the shelf that no one had seen in more than 30 years, and that it would be of value as a historical record of an important time in the early years of surfing,” wrote Bud Browne. He assembled his best 1950s footage, along with highlights from such films as The Big Surf and Cat on a Hot Foam Board, and got Hawai‘i’s Peter Cole and John Kelly to...
Coming out party for Mermaid and friends
For the past 2-1/2 years, Maui sculptor and artist Dale Zarrella has drawn the attention of curious visitors and residents alike in Wailea as he created “The Wailea Mermaid with 110 Baby Turtles” from a single piece of a monkeypod tree. — Maui News
Hawaii Five-0 Books William Baldwin for Recurring...
Hawaii Five-0’s recurring guest cast keeps growing: The sophomore CBS drama has booked William Baldwin for a multi-episode arc, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. — TV Guide
Sweet Home Cafe, Best Hot Pot on the Island
Ever wonder what the long line outside of Sweet Home Cafe was all about? I have to say that until you try their delicious variety of hot pot soup stocks, prime meats, a dizzying array of vegetables, imported Taiwan dishes, over 10 homemade dipping sauces, and their free Taiwanese style shave ice , you haven’t experienced one of the best restaurants on the island. Throw in possibly the best service...
Green house unveiled in Kaimuki
A green sustainable home made its debut in Kaimuki Friday morning. A collaborative project between Hawaiian Electric Company, The Building Industry Association and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, took 84 days to complete. — Hawaii News Now
21st Annual KCCN FM 100 Birthday Bash
It’s almost here the 21st Annual KCCN FM 100 Birthday Bash! Get your tickets now for THE SUMMER CONCERT everyone is talking about! Two nights of the TOP HAWAII bands and back by popular demand - Katchafire!! — Urban Oahu
All Mike Women's Volleyball Tournament
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Latest wedding trends on display at Blaisdell...
The latest wedding trends are on display at this year’s Bridal Expo at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Among the latest trends at this year’s expo are off-the-shoulder wedding gowns. There are more than 250 exhibits covering everything from wedding planners to cakes and florists , even deals for the groom.
Kahilu offers $5 concert tickets
Kahilu Theatre’s 2011-12 season kicks off in September and runs through June with a lineup of musicians and performers in three series. The newest series to join the 31st season is the “5for5Series.” The lineup of artists for this series includes Te Vaka; Daniel Bernard Roumain; ETHEL, Jeff Peterson and Alpin Hong; “First Person — Seeing America” (a multimedia...
Food Solutions Nobody’s Talking About
A retired Naval Intelligence Officer, Al Santoro, learned how to be a farmer, and then learned how to farm organically. Together with his wife, Joan, Santoro owns and operates Poamoho Organic Produce on the North Shore. And now, after 10 years, their farm is the largest certified organic operation on the island, with over 800 fruit trees and over 30 varieties of tropical fruits. In an effort to...
Na Palapalai to Perform at Hawaii Kai Towne Center
Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning group Na Palapalai will perform at Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s summer concert series “Sunset Serenade” on Saturday, August 13th. Admission is FREE to everyone. — HNL Now
Art of Hawaiian Coffee
Coffee lovers from around the world can fully delve into Hawaii coffee at DFS Galleria Waikiki’s “Art of Hawaiian Coffee” August 9 – 16 nightly from 7 pm to 10 pm. The aroma of premium Hawaii grown coffee will be wafting in the air as visitors and locals enjoy numerous coffee events slated for the week, from a café latte art contest to tastings to an exhibit on the Hawaii...
To Japan or Not? Travelers Weigh Risks With...
THE earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan on March 11, and the nuclear crisis that followed, have had an impact on nearly every corner of the economy, perhaps none more directly than the tourist industry. The number of foreign visitors has plunged 50 percent since the triple disasters, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. — New York Times
2011 Hawaii Chinese International Cultural Arts...
The Chinese Arts, Wu Shu and Cultural Center, a non-profit organization, is hosting the 2011 Hawaii Chinese International Cultural Arts Festival. The event will showcase a variety of western and Chinese arts performed by professionals. It is aimed at enriching and introducing the Chinese cultural arts to the Hawaii community. Western，Ballroom, Middle Eastern, Hawaiian, and Chinese dance along with...
Honolulu Surf Film Festival
The Honolulu Surf Film Festival is back at the Honolulu Academy of Arts for the 4th time with all shows playing at the Doris Duke Theatre. This year will have 22 feature and short films with 16 of them screening for the first time in Hawai‘i. — Aloha Update
Eat the Street
Eat The Street is brought to you by Streetgrindz.com. In partnership with Kamehameha Schools, Kamehameha Schools Malama Card and Nonstophonolulu.com we are able to bring our fun and exciting community event to you on the last friday of every month in the Kaka’ako Neighborhood. — Street Grindz
Popsicle tasting at Aloha Tricycle | Nonstop...
It’s like a summertime fantasy: Here we are, in the midst of July, when Hawaii gets oppressively hot. Kathy Sills — who owns the Cafe Tea Parlor at the Mission Houses Museum and the new Aloha Ice Cream Tricycle — is developing new popsicles and ice creams for her business, and needs secret taste testers. Do you think she needed to ask me twice to help out? — Nonstop Honolulu
Tommy Bahama "Rumologist" wanted
Tommy Bahama is known for its island-style attire. But the company has been branching out and needs a “Rumologist” to help. Tommy Bahama started selling its own brand of rum in 2007. — KHON
August Moon: A Benefit for Arts Education
The third annual August Moon is a chance for people to try wines from 30 winemakers, sample light bites from top food venues and buy art—all to help bring arts education to Hawai‘i’s children. The benefit, launched by The Contemporary Museum in 2009, is the first held by the newly joined Honolulu Academy of Arts and The Contemporary Museum.
Oahu's Pacific Aviation Museum opens "Amelia...
The first commercial flight from the mainland to Hawaii was on April 16, 1935 — a Pan American Airways seaplane flew from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor in 17 hours and 14 minutes. That’s about three times the length of today’s typical flight from the West Coast. (Note to self: Never grumble about possible flight delays.)
It’s official: Shirokiya now totally food-crazy
Forget the electronics and most of what you walked past on your way to the upstairs food. In the latest phase of its 350-year evolution, Shirokiya — whose Ala Moana store is the last in Hawaii, and locally owned — has given over virtually half its first floor to Japanese desserts.
Dragon Boat Festival 2011
Newspapers get new life in the garden
LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i preschoolers recently learned a lesson that combined the importance of recycling with food sustainability. Laura Kawamura of the University of Hawai‘i Cooperative Extension Service was working last Wednesday with Tiana Kamen of Malama Kaua‘i in previewing the Farm to Preschool program. It’s set to launch in the fall semester with about 18 preschools on the island, including the...
Made in Hawaii Festival spotlights island-made,...
At the Made in Hawaii Festival, set for Aug. 19-21 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Arena and Exhibition Hall in Honolulu, the goods are Island-made — no made-elsewhere stickers allowed. Everything, from trendy tropical clothing, fine art photography and food to crafts, jewelry and home furnishings must meet state law criteria for the “Made in Hawaii” label. If you’re on Oahu during the...
Family fun at 2011 Mango Festival
Find mango activities, keiki games, ono grinds, arts and crafts, farmers market and continuous entertainment at the third annual Mango Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Keauhou Beach Resort. The free festival celebrates Hawaii’s delicious and diverse mango varieties during the peak of the harvest season on the scenic, palm-fringed grounds of the resort’s Royal Garden.
CBS holding Ultimate Hawaii Five-0 fan contest
HONOLULU - CBS is looking for social media ambassadors for the wildly popular Hawaii Five-0 series. Interested participants need to prove that they are the ultimate Five-0 fan by sharing trivia on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Waimanalo County Fair