'Shipment Day' highlights dark chapter in Hawaii history
'Shipment Day' highlights dark chapter in Hawaii history

Manoa Valley Theatre presents "Shipment Day" a story about a local woman whose life is turned upside down when she is diagnosed with Hansen's Disease and sent to live in Kalaupapa on Molokai. The play premieres Thursday, and runs five days a week through November. Tickets and more information at Manoa Valley Theatre online and at the box office.

Acclaimed Hawaii artists' work on display at Halekulani's art gallery
Acclaimed Hawaii artists' work on display at Halekulani's art gallery

Halekulani is pleased to present six acclaimed Hawaii artists in its Halekulani Gallery at the resort. The hotel says it picked the artists for their pedigree; they most recently exhibited in the 2018 Portfolio by the Friends of Hawaii State Art Museum (FHiSAM). 

Kailua open market celebrates “Made for Mom” Market on May 6
Kailua open market celebrates “Made for Mom” Market on May 6

Aloha Home Market offers a mom-themed market this month, purposely set for the Sunday before Mother’s Day. The May 6 event will be held at 25 Maluniu Avenue (a covered, open lot near Cinnamon’s restaurant). The pet-friendly marketplace will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event founder Danielle Scherman says she puts an emphasis on luxury living and rare finds. Aloha Home Market is her latest passion project.

Registration for XTERRA Freedom Fest now open online
Registration for XTERRA Freedom Fest now open online

Registration for the 2018 XTERRA Freedom Fest is now open online at www.campbennett.com. ?The XTERRA Freedom Fest, presented by Camp Bennett in partnership with XTERRA and Kualoa Ranch, is on Saturday, July 1, 2018 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch. The XTERRA Freedom Fest is an annual racing event on Oahu in Kaaawa Valley. More than 1,000 athletes from around the globe will raise money for charities. Their efforts will be rewarded with a BBQ, free beer (for responsible part...

Walk for Autism and Resource fair offers assistance to affected families
Walk for Autism and Resource fair offers assistance to affected families

Walk for Autism and Resource Fair this Saturday, April 28th, at Ala Moana Beach Park's Magic Island

Career fair for girls aims to boost women working STEM fields
Career fair for girls aims to boost women working STEM fields

If you have a daughter who's interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, you might want to encourage her to attend a STEM career fair for girls. The day-long career conference is called "Tech Savvy" and it's for girls in the sixth to ninth grades and their parents. The Honolulu chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) says it is holding the fair to address the shortage of women in STEM careers.  "...

Students and church members lend a helping hand in the community
Students and church members lend a helping hand in the community

UH Manoa students and members of the World Mission Society Church of God teamed up this morning to clean Kalo Park in Manoa. 

YWCA Oahu Announces 2018 Hawaii Women Leaders
YWCA Oahu Announces 2018 Hawaii Women Leaders

Four local women in business will receive a leadership award from YWCA Oahu, for their inspirational work in the community. The four women, from different industries, will be honored at the 41st Annual LeaderLuncheon at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 from 12 pm – 1:30pm. The 2018 honorees are: Julie Arigo, General Manager, Waikiki Parc Hotel Catherine Ngo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Central Pacific Bank Ginny Tiu, Piani...

Bhutan Happiness exhibit opens in late February
Bhutan Happiness exhibit opens in late February

The East-West Center Arts Program is hosting an exhibit featuring photographs of Bhutan’s people in everyday life taken between 1991 and 2006 by Kaua‘i-based photographer and filmmaker John Wehrheim. The exhibition also includes textiles, Buddhist ritual items, and utilitarian objects, as well as a traditional sand mandala – a visual representation of the Himalayan Buddhist cosmos - created on site by visiting Bhutanese monks during the first week of the exhibit. A l...

AAUW Honolulu offers scholarships for college students
AAUW Honolulu offers scholarships for college students

AAUW Honolulu is offering female undergraduate and graduate students in Hawaii the opportunity to take part NCCWSL - AAUW's national leadership conference held in Maryland, from May 30 to June 2, 2018. The scholarship will include registration, airfare, hotel accommodations and a travel stipend. NCCWSL helps female undergraduate and graduate students develop and strengthen a voice, skill set, and mind-set for leadership and they learn how, why, and when to take action and be an ...

Free workshop helps people age in place
Free workshop helps people age in place

Residents looking to improve their homes so they can continue living there regardless of their age or physical ability can attend a free AARP Hawai‘i Home For Life Workshop Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. An AARP survey of older Oahu residents found most like the communities in which they live and nearly 80 percent- four out of five- want to remain in their own homes as they age. Not surprisingly, many home and apartment owners age 45 and olde...

AARP Foundation offers free tax assistance starting February
AARP Foundation offers free tax assistance starting February

Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, the AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating 50  years of service, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volun...

Waikiki spa becomes state's first Green Circle Salon
Waikiki spa becomes state's first Green Circle Salon

Polynesian-inspired SpaHalekulani is now an official member of Green Circle Salons, a Canadian organization pioneering sustainable solutions for repurposing, recycling, and capturing salon and spa waste. It's the first and only spa in Hawaii to be recognized by this group. “With a joint mission to create positive social and environmental change, reduce our carbon footprint and promote eco-friendly salon practices, SpaHalekulani is a natural fit and partner of Green Ci...

12 Days of Cookies at DoubleTree by Hilton
12 Days of Cookies at DoubleTree by Hilton

The DoubleTree by Hilton team is welcoming back 12 Days of Cookies. From December 13 through December 24, both guests and non-guests are encouraged to stop into any DoubleTree by Hilton in the U.S. to enjoy a complimentary warm DoubleTree Cookie.  In addition to handing out warm chocolate chip cookies, DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach is happy to announce the completion of its Trees Restaurant & Bar makeover.  The all-new look is modern and bright with upda...

New veterinarian clinic opens in Salt Lake
New veterinarian clinic opens in Salt Lake

A new newest veterinarian clinic opens in Salt Lake Shopping Center. On Sunday, Pet Vet Animal Hospital celebrates its grand opening celebration which includes a meet and greet with Eddie – the new dog star of “Hawaii Five-0” Season 8, holiday portraits by Ashley Smith at Hawaii Pet Portraits Photography, hospital and day care tours, refreshments, a Hawaiian Humane Society adoption event, military dog training demos, and more.  The gran...

Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus performs holiday favorites
Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus performs holiday favorites

Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus (HYOC) invites the public to its 56th annual holiday concert, “Gift of Music”  featuring 110 singers from grades K – 12. The children will be performing holiday favorites for the season from around the world. The theme this year is “Ho`oulu” - inspiring growth and learning in students.  It's Saturday December 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Kawaiaha’o Church on 957 Punchbowl St. Free...

Honolulu real estate technology company partners with new national service
Honolulu real estate technology company partners with new national service

Hawaii Information Service (HIS) has officially signed an agreement to deliver Remine’s big data and predictive analytics platform to all of its members. HIS is a Honolulu real estate technology company with more than a quarter century of experience in providing real estate data, analysis, and marketing services. HIS is known for Research, the first parcel based Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system in the U.S., the first to feature fully-integrated public records dat...

Friends of Waipahu Public Library selling cookbook for fundraiser
Friends of Waipahu Public Library selling cookbook for fundraiser

The Friends of Waipahu Public Library published its second cookbook, "A Taste of Waipahu Plantation Life," which is a fundraiser for the Waipahu Public Library.  All proceeds from sale of this cookbook will benefit the library's programs and services.  

Oahu singer plans album launch and concert
Oahu singer plans album launch and concert

Singer/songwriter Doug Fitch will release his new album "Breakaway" at an intimate album release concert on Saturday, December 2, at the historic Bayer Estate in ‘Aina Haina. Fitch will perform original songs from this fifth album, as well as other original pieces. “The 'Breakaway' concert will appeal to those who enjoy original, live, acoustic music in an intimate setting ideal for listening. These are songs for reflecting, and ultimately, connec...

Maui women's group hosts workshop to connect mothers and daughters
Maui women's group hosts workshop to connect mothers and daughters

Maui non-profit group Na Wahine Ho`omana, which aims to offer an all-inclusive, low-cost women’s resource center, launches a new program to help mothers and teenaged daughters build better relationships. "Mothers & Daughters Bridging Forward" is for women with daughters who are 14 to 18 years old. "The mother/daughter relationship is among the most special and unique relationships. When the daughter becomes a teenager, it often becomes a tense ...

Singer Marlene Sai shares songs with Kapolei kupuna
Singer Marlene Sai shares songs with Kapolei kupuna

Singer, actress, and champion of kupuna causes Marlene Sai shared her graceful gift of song Thursday at ‘Ilima at Leihano senior living community in Kapolei. Kupuna residents of ‘Ilima and members of the public attended the free event, and "talk story" with Sai, who shared moments and memories from her incredible career, including an anecdote about meeting Don Ho for the first time at Honey’s before he became world famous.

October 20th, 10:14 AM HST
Food Love partnership supports mission to end hunger
Food Love partnership supports mission to end hunger

Hawaii Foodbank starts a new partnership with a national food service, aimed at ending hunger. From now until November 30, if you order a meal through Bite Squad and provide a specific promo code, Bite Squad will will donate $1 to Hawaii Food Bank. It's called the Food Love partnership. Customers can enter code HIFOODBANK at checkout for free delivery (up to $10 off the booking fee) - for new customers only.  

October 17th, 11:01 AM HST
Honolulu Waldorf School gears up for annual Renaissance-theme fair
Honolulu Waldorf School gears up for annual Renaissance-theme fair

They're getting the puppets, face paints, and all the entertainment ready at Honolulu Waldorf School, as the Niu Valley campus prepares for its annual Renaissance-theme family event, Waldorfaire. Live entertainment, food, medieval games, and more will be at the free event, which is organized by parent volunteers and students. 

October 16th, 11:24 AM HST
Waikiki hotel honors Princess Kaiulani's birthday
Waikiki hotel honors Princess Kaiulani's birthday

Hana Ho‘ohiwahiwa ‘O Ka‘iulani – that's the theme this week at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, where the hotel honors its namesake, Princess Victoria Ka‘iulani, Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn, on the 142nd anniversary of her birth. 

October 16th, 10:55 AM HST
Waikiki jazz concert and HIFF pay tribute to legendary musician
Waikiki jazz concert and HIFF pay tribute to legendary musician

Hailed as the most talented trumpeter of his generation, Lee Morgan was playing with Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie in his teens. Morgan died in 1972 when his wife, Helen, shot him at a New York jazz club.  What were the dynamics of their relationship? What is his legacy today? Director Kasper Collin produced a 92-minute documentary that traces the lives of the couple from their roots to the events of that winter's night. 

October 13th, 9:52 AM HST
Food eating contest scares up Halloween fun in Waikiki
Food eating contest scares up Halloween fun in Waikiki

Here's a deviation from the usual candy fare for Halloween. Waikiki Yokocho Gourmet Alley is holding a family friendly costume contest, free trick-or-treating, and kama'aina discounts. Costume winners will receive over $100+ in prizes from Waikiki Yokocho, Wet 'N' Wild and more. The "Massive Eating Contest" pits contestants against the clock to eat 4.4 lbs of Japanese food in 30 minutes.

October 12th, 6:26 PM HST
YWCA Oahu upgrades Fernhurst Residence for women in need
YWCA Oahu upgrades Fernhurst Residence for women in need

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the oldest and largest Rotary Club in Hawaii and the oldest and largest women's membership organization in Hawaii will be working together to benefit the women of Fernhurst. Rotary Club of Honolulu (RCOH) will perform a community service project that benefits the women participating in the YWCA Oahu's community-based work furlough and transitional housing programs whom reside at the Fernhurst Residence.  

September 21st, 11:15 AM HST
Honolulu's Imanas Tei ranked one of the best Japanese restaurants in US
Honolulu's Imanas Tei ranked one of the best Japanese restaurants in US

Imanas Tei near the University of Hawaii at Manoa has been chosen by the website Time Out as one of the best Japanese restaurants in the U.S.

June 20th, 12:30 PM HST
Last day for City Square Satellite City Hall is this Friday
Last day for City Square Satellite City Hall is this Friday

The city says the last day for the Satellite City Hall at City Square will be on Friday, June 17.

June 15th, 2:52 PM HST
Singer Marlene Sai shares songs with Kapolei kupuna
Singer Marlene Sai shares songs with Kapolei kupuna

Singer, actress, and champion of kupuna causes Marlene Sai shared her graceful gift of song Thursday at ‘Ilima at Leihano senior living community in Kapolei. Kupuna residents of ‘Ilima and members of the public attended the free event, and "talk story" with Sai, who shared moments and memories from her incredible career, including an anecdote about meeting Don Ho for the first time at Honey’s before he became world famous.

October 20th, 10:14 AM HST
Food Love partnership supports mission to end hunger
Food Love partnership supports mission to end hunger

Hawaii Foodbank starts a new partnership with a national food service, aimed at ending hunger. From now until November 30, if you order a meal through Bite Squad and provide a specific promo code, Bite Squad will will donate $1 to Hawaii Food Bank. It's called the Food Love partnership. Customers can enter code HIFOODBANK at checkout for free delivery (up to $10 off the booking fee) - for new customers only.  

October 17th, 11:01 AM HST
Honolulu Waldorf School gears up for annual Renaissance-theme fair
Honolulu Waldorf School gears up for annual Renaissance-theme fair

They're getting the puppets, face paints, and all the entertainment ready at Honolulu Waldorf School, as the Niu Valley campus prepares for its annual Renaissance-theme family event, Waldorfaire. Live entertainment, food, medieval games, and more will be at the free event, which is organized by parent volunteers and students. 

October 16th, 11:24 AM HST
Waikiki hotel honors Princess Kaiulani's birthday
Waikiki hotel honors Princess Kaiulani's birthday

Hana Ho‘ohiwahiwa ‘O Ka‘iulani – that's the theme this week at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, where the hotel honors its namesake, Princess Victoria Ka‘iulani, Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawekiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn, on the 142nd anniversary of her birth. 

October 16th, 10:55 AM HST
Waikiki jazz concert and HIFF pay tribute to legendary musician
Waikiki jazz concert and HIFF pay tribute to legendary musician

Hailed as the most talented trumpeter of his generation, Lee Morgan was playing with Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie in his teens. Morgan died in 1972 when his wife, Helen, shot him at a New York jazz club.  What were the dynamics of their relationship? What is his legacy today? Director Kasper Collin produced a 92-minute documentary that traces the lives of the couple from their roots to the events of that winter's night. 

October 13th, 9:52 AM HST