Congrats Tiffany and Best of Luck!

So Mike Hale came through with a live audio post of Tiffany Edwards Hunt announcing that she will be the new “Part Time Media Advisor at UH Hilo”.

Tiffany’s announcement

I wish the best for her as I spent nearly two years working in that office back in 96/97 as first a writer and then the lay-out editor.

I hope you give the administrators as much grief as we did when I was at the paper!

State to Charge for Hapuna BEACH Access

Am I missing something here… How is it possible for the State to charge folks for access to the ocean?

I understand Hapuna Beach being a State Park… but at what point can the State charge folks for water access?

From today’s Hawaii Tribune-Herald:

…In June, the DLNR’s state board approved a plan for parking and entrance fees at eight parks throughout the islands, including Iao Valley and Makena on Maui, Hapuna and Akaka Falls on the Big Island, and Kokee and Haena on Kauai. Visitors have been paying the fees at Oahu’s Diamond Head and Pali Lookout parks for some time, he said…


500 Attend the “Party Like It’s 1945” at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Media Release:

Peacetime Waikiki, 1945” came alive at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor last night as the Pearl Harbor aviation attraction celebrated their 4th Anniversary with their “Party Like It’s 1945.”

Cocktail reception began in Hangar 37 and led out to the white tents and the “old Queen’s Beach club” look of the themed décor.

Over 500 community dignitaries were present, including Jim Nabors, who was presented with honorary Naval Aviator wings by Museum Board Chairman ADM Ronald Hays, USN (Ret.), on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy.

Throughout the evening, guests won over $70,000 in donated prizes–from Mainland Wine Country trips for six to diamond jewelry. Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff said, “The proceeds from tonight’s event will fund our Museum’s education, aircraft acquisition, and restoration programs.” Emcees for the evening were KSSK’s Michael W. Perry and Sweetie Pacarro.

Guests were treated to 1940s musical entertainment by The Hot Club of Hulaville featuring Ginai, and Ginai and Pierre Grill entertained during cocktails. They enjoyed Asian Fusion cuisine and fine wines by Chef Chai of Chai’s Island Bistro. The fun began on the tarmac with WWII aircraft, vintage military vehicles, and WWII re-enactors greeting the guests.

Pacific Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford  Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

The Museum is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. 441-1000; www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

Big Island to Host Free Workshops on How the Legislative Process Works Here in Hawaii

“We the Powerful!”

Discover the Public’s Power in the Legislative Process

Media Release:

Between December 13 and December 16, the Public Access Room (the “PAR”) will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, “We the Powerful!”  These 1½-hour meetings are designed to demystify the State lawmaking process and will demonstrate ways that people can speak out at the legislature without ever having to leave the Big Island. All are welcome.  No registration or prior experience is required.

The PAR, a division of the State of Hawaii’s non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau, is the public’s office at the State Capitol and has long been devoted to assisting residents as they engage in State legislative government. There is never a fee for services.

PAR’s workshops are designed to be useful to both newcomers and veterans of the legislative process.  Covered topics will include delivering effective testimony, making sense of deadlines, and using the latest innovations on the Legislature’s website.  Renewed inspiration to be part of the solution will be the overriding theme.

Here is the schedule of PAR workshops in December:

Monday           December 13, 2010  5:30 p.m.      Kailua-Kona

Liquor Control Conference Room, 75-5722 Hanama Place, Room 1107

Tuesday           December 14, 2010  6:00 p.m.      Naalehu School Cafeteria

Wednesday      December 15, 2010  5:30 p.m.      Hilo Public Library

Thursday          December 16, 2010  5:30 p.m.      Honokaa Public Library

For additional information, or to arrange for individual tutorials or group workshops, residents are invited to contact the Public Access Room toll free from Hawaii Island at 974 4000 ext.7-0478 or via email at par@capitol.hawaii.gov. Please contact PAR directly to make arrangements if special assistance or services such as sign language interpreters are needed.

Freaky Friday: Mayors Kenoi and Carvalho Let Loose on Go!Mokulele Airlines

Well here is a strange video from the past.  It appears Mayors Kenoi and Carvalho had some fun on the Go!Mokulele inaugural flight last year.

You only get away with this type of stuff on airplanes when you are the mayor!

Hawaii inter island travel fun: Kauai County Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr., and Hawaii County Mayor William “Billy” P. Kenoi sing an Capella version of Ka Leo O Ka Manu on an inter island flight from Hilo to Honolulu.

By the way, Go!Mokulele is offering $29.00 flights to Molokai right now: