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BWS Offers Two-Part Pumpkin Planting, Harvesting & Decorating Workshops for Families

BWS Offers Two-Part Pumpkin Planting, Harvesting & Decorating Workshops for Families

WHAT: The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS), in partnership with the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), is offering a two-part keiki workshop where participants will plant their own pumpkin in the Halawa Xeriscape Garden to later harvest and decorate for Halloween.

WHEN: Pumpkin Pumpkin Planting

Saturday, June 16, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Pumpkin Pumpkin Harvesting and Decorating
Saturday October 27, 2012
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley's Central Park Industrial Area

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Pearlridge Hall of Heroes Thursday, May 24

Pearlridge Hall of Heroes Thursday, May 24

Information courtesy: Makana Communications

HALL OF HEROES OPENS AT PEARLRIDGE CENTER FRIDAY
-- 15th annual free summer exhibit on display through Aug. 4 --

WHAT: Starting on Friday, May 25, Pearlridge Center Uptown and Downtown will be overrun with caped crusaders as part of Hawaii’s first experience with Hall of Heroes. This original traveling exhibit – much of it custom-built for Pearlridge and its customers – will be open during center hours through Sunday, Aug. 4, 2012.

Hall of Heroes showcases classic comic-book favorites and trivia as Pearlridge Center’s 15th annual free summer exhibit, a long-standing tradition for Hawaii’s families. Uptown Center Court will feature the Super Train, taking youngsters under 48 inches tall on an adventure through an imposing urban cityscape for a nominal fee.

Geobunga Hosts Free Water Lily Workshop

Geobunga Hosts Free Water Lily Workshop

Whether you have a backyard pond or live in an apartment, you can still enjoy the beauty of a water lily garden.  Attend this free water lily and water garden workshop, hosted by Geobunga, for an introduction into the world of water lilies.

Topics covered in the workshop will include what are the different kinds of water lilies available, basic care needed for water lilies such as proper growing conditions and fertilizer requirements, and how to pick the right plant that fits into your lifestyle.

To ensure your seat, reservations are highly recommended. Please register for this free seminar at www.geobunga.com.

Police continue search for Loida Wideman

PEARL CITY (HawaiiNewsNow) -- Authorities were back out in Pearl City on Tuesday searching for Loida Wideman.

Officers combed the area near Lehua Avenue again, where Wideman's gold Saturn was found last Wednesday.

The 39-year-old mother of three was last seen on Mother's day leaving for work. Her ex-husband is in jail on an unrelated charge. Police say he is not a suspect in her disappearance.

Copyright 2012 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Pearl City Urgent Care sees Increase in Flu Cases

Pearl City Urgent Care sees Increase in Flu Cases

Information courtesy: Urgent Care Clinic

 Pearl City, Hawaii (May 21, 2012) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. health officials believe that the flu season is upon us, and is later than usual. The flu season typically starts in December and peaks in February. 

Dr. Melanie Kelly, Board Certified, Internal Emergency Medicine, is Medical Director of Pearl City Urgent Care. She has been an Emergency Medicine Physician in Hawaii for over 25 years. “We have had an upsurge in patients who have tested positive for influenza over the past two weeks indicating a late flu season on Oahu. A number have required IVs, or x-rays for pneumonia.”

There are still long waits in Oahu emergency rooms. Dr. Kelly remarks, “One flu patient reported waiting at a local ER for seven hours without being seen, then left and came to us for treatment.

Attempted armed robbery suspect on the loose

PEARL CITY (HawaiiNewsNow) -- Honolulu Police are looking for a suspect in an attempted robbery in Pearl City.

According to investigators, the incident happened at around 10 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of 97-719 Kamehameha Highway near Puu Poni Street. They said a man armed with a handgun demanded money from another man.

Police say the victim refused and the suspect allegedly punched the 45-year-old in the face and hit him on the forearm with the handgun.

The suspect then fled empty-handed into a black truck driven by another Polynesian male.

The suspect is described as a Polynesian male in his thirties, 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs about 220 lbs.

Call Crimestoppers at 955-8300 if you have any information on this case.

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Missing mom's ex-husband arrested for violating parole

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The ex-husband of a Waipahu woman missing for nearly a week has been arrested for violating his parole.

Lonnell Wideman was taken into custody at his Makakilo home at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Since his ex-wife Loida Wideman disappeared on her way to work May 12, Wideman had been helping to take care of their three children, ages five, eight and eleven.

The arrest comes days after he was questioned and released by detectives, and police have not named Wideman as a suspect in his ex-wife's disappearance. Authorities took custody of the Wideman's children and planned to deliver them to Loida Wideman's uncle.

At this point it is unclear what he was on parole for, but Wideman's criminal record includes an attempted murder conviction in 1988.