April 22, 2014

Waterhouse Solar Partners with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to Shine LIght on the Benefits of Solar Energy

Waterhouse Solar is partnering with Special Olympics Hawai‘i to bring to light the nonprofit’s important work helping local athletes with intellectual disabilities. The company has committed donating a matching fund of up to $100,000 to Special Olympics Hawai‘i in 2014.

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Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii Invites Community to Share a Bear at Windward Mall - Saturday, April 26

Sometimes, something as simple as a stuffed animal can make things more bearable for a child. That is why this Saturday, April 26, Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii will host its 17th annual Teddy Bear Round-Up and Family Resource Fair. Held in conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, which takes place throughout the month of April the event is a partnership with the Department of Health and the Child Abuse Prevention Planning Council. The drive hopes to gather new or gently used teddy bears or stuffed animals to share with local children suffering from abuse. This year, Prevent Child Abuse Hawai’i hopes to surpass the current Guinness World Record, which stands at 5,884 teddy’s bear collected by a Girl Scout troop in Florida.

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Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Fireworks and fanfare painted a colorful grand opening at Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa on April 16, with the seamless integration of Hawaiian and Mauritian cultures making this celebration a true milestone in Outrigger's 66-year history. 

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Concert Pianist Frederic Chiu Brings Classical Smackdown to Hawaii

Internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Frederic Chiu will bring the thrills of Classical Smackdown – a concert event that pits the music of one composer against another – to the Aloha International Piano Festival (AIPF) on Sunday, June 8 at 4 p.m. Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite composer during Chiu’s performance of works by Debussy and Prokofiev. AIPF organizers stress that while the music will be classical, the atmosphere will be welcoming and relaxed, making it a fun, family-friendly event with opportunities for audience participation. Voting results will be immediately tallied and discussed. It’s anyone’s guess which composer will win over the audience! Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students/children and are on sale now. To learn more, visit alohapianofestival.com and follow AIPF on Facebook.
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The Prop Stop Snack Bar at Barbers Point Bowling Center

We had some gift certificates for Barbers Point Bowling Center that were about to expire, but because we were unable to go when there were open lanes, we ended up buying a bunch of food for lunch from the Prop Stop Snack Bar.

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Off-Island: Tin Shed Garden Cafe

Portland is home to many great restaurants, many of which have been featured on national TV shows.  Tin Shed Garden CafĂ©, is one such restaurant, and it's where I had one of my favorite meals during my trip to Portland.

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Domino's New Specialty Chicken

Nat had a chance to try out Domino's new Specialty Chicken:

In an effort to stay competitive in the pizza industry, Domino's® Pizza has recently rolled out a new item on their menu that they call "Specialty Chicken".  Some refer to it as a pizza with a fried chicken crust.  I would describe it as a combination of the best of two worlds - chicken and pizza.

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