BEGIN’s ‘Uta no Hi’ Concert Live Via Internet 6/28/13, 7:00pm-1:30am Hawaii Time

uta no hiClick the image above or go to this site to watch the concert: http://stolabo-tokyo.com/?aid=251

Streaming live from Kadena, Okinawa, on 6/29, from 2pm to 8:30pm.

Hawaii time: 6/28, from 7pm to 1:30am.

For those who don’t know the popular Okinawan group BEGIN, see the video below for their performance of  “Sanshin No Hana,” with English translation.

AP/Star Advertiser: Hawaii State Senate Committee for Tourism, Hawaiian Affairs Split – Sen. Shimabukuro to Head Hawaiian Affairs

Senate Committee for Tourism/Hawaiian Affairs Split

By Associated Press

POSTED: 11:38 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 11:38 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013

STAR-ADVERTISER
The Hawaii State Senate is splitting its committee on tourism and Hawaiian affairs into separate committees for each subject.

Senate President Donna Mercado Kim said in a statement today that the new assignments will give lawmakers better flexibility to focus on the subject areas.

The Tourism Committee will be led by Sen. Gilbert Kalehe, while Sen. Maile Shimabukuro will head the Hawaiian Affairs Committee.

Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria had been chairman of the combined committee. He says he’ll be more effective as a majority leader with his understanding as a committee chairman.

The Senate also announced smaller changes to its commerce and water committees, with Sen. Brian Taniguchi to serve as vice-chairman of the commerce committee and Galuteria to be vice-chairman of the water committee.

NHIS Athletic Department 3rd Annual “Come Fly With Us” Golf Tournament Fundraiser 7/28/13

come-fly-2012dSUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

THREE-PERSON SCRAMBLE GOLF TOURNAMENT
FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT NHIS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

MAKAHA VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB – EAST COURSE

CHECK IN 530AM
TEE-OFF 700AM
$10,000 PAR 3 AND $50,000 PUTTING CHALLENGE

$450 PER TEAM – INCLUDES GREEN AND CART FEES, LUNCH BANQUET, ENTRY INTO THE PAR 3 HOLE-IN-ONE CONTEST, $50 GIFT CARD, FRAMED PHOTO, SNACKS AND DRINKS.

FORMAT:
3 PERSON SCRAMBLE
TEAM HANDICAP
10% OF GROSS TEAM HANDICAP
MAX. HANDICAPS: WOMEN 30, MEN 24

LONGEST DRIVE
MUST BE IN FAIRWAY TO QUALIFY

PAR 3 GREENIES
$10,000 CASH PRIZE
PAR 3 HOLE-IN-ONE (NO MULLIGANS)

$50,000 CASH PRIZE
50-FOOT PUTTING CONTEST

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***

DUE TO LIMITED SPACE (30 TEAMS ONLY) – PLEASE CALL AND REGISTER ASAP WITH RANDY KAUHANE AT 368-5696 OR SARAH TURGEON AT 741-7245.

COME EARLY TO REGISTER AND QUALIFY FOR THE PUTTING CONTEST.

PLEASE PLAN TO STAY FOR THE AWARDS BANQUET – ONO FOOD, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, AND AWESOME DOOR PRIZES

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Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24: REGULAR MEETING AGENDA 7/2/2013

Neighborhood Bd 24Printable version (copy and paste into browser):
http://www1.honolulu.gov/nco/com/13/NC201306Ag.PDF

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
WAI`ANAE DISTRICT PARK – MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM
85-601 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY
7:00 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME: Johnnie-Mae L. Perry, Chair Pro Tem
E-mail: waianaenb24@yahoo.com

2. PULE/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/HAWAI`I PONO`I

3. THE OATH OF OFFICE: Administration of the Oath of Office to All Elected Wai`anae Neighborhood Board Members [NP §2-14-101(a)]

4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Election of Officers to Serve from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 [NP §2-14-103(b), 2-14-120; see NP §2-14-123 for duties of officers]: Chair, One (1) or More Vice Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, and any other officer(s) determined needed to conduct the Board’s business.

5. FILLING OF BOARD VACANCY: One (1) Vacancy in Sub-District 01 (Waianae)

6. INTRODUCTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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Star-Advertiser: Preschool Program Expansion Funds Cleared 6/25/13

[Note: The following excerpts are from Nanea Kalani’s “Abercrombie Clears Funds and Preschool Program’s Expansion” (Star-Advertiser, 25 June 2013). See the press release.]

Subhead: “The new law falls short of the governor’s call for a universal education readiness initiative”

Governor Neil Abercrombie

Governor Neil Abercrombie

Senate Bill 1093 — now Act 151 — will expand the existing Preschool Open Doors program under the state Department of Human Services with an additional $6 million for subsidies to help pay for about 900 children to attend preschool next year.

Preference will be given to children from low- and middle-income families and those underserved or at risk. Children from low-income families would be able to attend for free, while children from middle- and higher-income families would pay fees on a sliding scale.

The bill also requires participating preschool providers to conduct school-readiness assessments and prepare children for school through either English or Hawaiian language.

“It’s a start. That’s all it is, is a start. But it’s everything,” Abercrombie said at a news conference Monday at Washington Place. “For the first time, the state will be codifying into law a commitment to preparing young children for success in school and in life.”

Hawaii is one of 11 states without a state-funded early learning program to help children prepare for kindergarten.  Continue reading

Podium Raceway Electric Kart Racing in Kapolei

 Address: 91-1085 Lexington St, Bldg 1844, Kapolei, HI 96707

Click photos to enlarge. Address: 91-1085 Lexington St, Bldg 1844, Kapolei, HI 96707. Visit the website.

Podium Raceway features public indoor electric kart racing.  Waianae residents enjoyed the raceway; L-R: Paul Kepka, Robin Fields, Derrick Kiyabu, and friend.

Podium Raceway features public indoor electric kart racing. Waianae residents enjoyed the raceway; L-R: Paul Kepka, Robin Fields, Derrick Kiyabu, and friend.

Sen. Shimabukuro and her boyfriend, Shayne, had fun at the raceway with family and friends.  For more information, visit http://www.PodiumRaceway.com

Sen. Shimabukuro and her boyfriend, Shayne, had fun at the raceway with family and friends. For more information, visit the Podium Raceway website.

Nanakuli H.S. Graduation 2013 – Update

NHIS Graduation 2013DNHIS Graduation 2013CNHIS Graduation 2013EHere is a link to a photo album: http://maileswaianaecoastphotos.shutterfly.com/2296

See the original PDF files: page 1 and 2.

Click to enlarge. Also see the original PDF files: page 1 and 2.