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Supporters Fully Fund HPR’s Energy Efficiency Project

Supporters Fully Fund HPR’s Energy Efficiency Project

Kaheka Street studios to receive lighting upgrades through WEfficiency

Hawai‘i Public Radio announces it has successfully met its $11,769 goal under the crowdfunding platform WEfficiency, an innovative new initiative of Blue Planet Foundation. Nearly 125 HPR supporters responded to the appeal for a lighting upgrade at the station’s Kaheka Street broadcast studios and administrative offices. The LED electrical retrofit will be installed by Energy Industries Corporation in the early fall. The project is anticipated to yield immediate savings, with an anticipated annual reduction in energy expenses totaling $6000.

Hana Hou! Steel Beach Picnic Summer Series Continues at the Battleship Missouri Memorial

Hana Hou! Steel Beach Picnic Summer Series Continues at the Battleship Missouri Memorial

Celebrate National Relaxation Day “Mighty Mo” Style on Pier Foxtrot-5

What: Steel Beach Picnic on the Pier

When: Friday, August 15
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Where: Battleship Missouri Memorial
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Cost: General Admission: $10
Child Admission (Ages 4-12): $5
Free for Mighty Mo members

Admission: To purchase tickets, visit http://bb63.stores.yahoo.net/stbepi2.html or bring cash to pay at the door (Reservations are recommended). Roundtrip complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Law Enforcement Rise to the Challenge for Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Cop on Top Event

Law Enforcement Rise to the Challenge for Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Cop on Top Event

The 13th annual event will take to new heights at Walmart stores statewide, August 28-30, 2014

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary  With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. summer interns led volunteers, friends and families building and installing a stage and stadium benches at Pearl City Elementary this month.  The group spent over 700 hours on the project, enabling Pearl City Elementary students to attend outdoor classes in the amphitheater.

“We are proud of our outstanding interns who lead projects such as this every year.  One of Kiewit’s core values is stewardship as we strive to create a better Hawaii for future generations,” said Sharon Ann Thom, senior vice president of Kiewit Building Group.  “Our program provides students, our future builders, with mentorship and hands on experience in the construction industry.  It is amazing what our young people are able to accomplish today.”

First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 In First Half Of 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others.

“We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term social and economic future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions.”

The 2014 donations to date total $150,315 and support a variety of nonprofits in Hawaii, including organizations focused on education, health and social services, and economic development.

700 Attend Grand Opening of New Aiea Public Library on July 19

700 Attend Grand Opening of New Aiea Public Library on July 19

Approximately 700 library lovers and supporters attended the Grand Opening Ceremony and program for the new environmentally-friendly Aiea Public Library today (July 19) and the Library officially opened after the ceremony. 

Governor Neil Abercrombie, State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim, State Senator David Ige, State Representative K. Mark Takai, State Representative Gregg Takayama, City Council Member Carol Fukunaga, Aiea Community Association President Claire Tamamoto, CDS International Architect Glenn Miura, and State Librarian Richard Burns participated in the Ceremony attended by invited State Legislators, other dignitaries, and the general public.