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Coast Guard Seeks Public’s Help Finding Owner of Adrift Body Board, Pool Float

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift body board and inflatable pool toy found approximately 3.5 miles off Ko’ Olina, Sunday.

The blue Body Glove body board and the inflatable, giraffe-like pool toy were found offshore by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB 87316).

Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake

Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the board or pool float is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.

At 6 p.m., watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received notification from the Kittiwake crew that they spotted and recovered the two water toys and are conducting a search of the area.

Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast notice to mariners and launched an MH-65 Dolphin aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point to conduct a search of the area.

There are currently no reported signs of distress or missing persons in the area.

The Coast Guard offers free “If Found” decals to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered watercraft through the Operation Paddle Smart program. The information on the sticker can allow response entities to quickly identify the vessel’s owner and aid search and rescue planners in determining the best course of action.

The stickers can be obtained for free at local harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, from Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron offices and at select marine retail and supply stores. It is also recommended that waterway users report any known lost equipment to the Coast Guard to deconflict any reports of adrift gear.

12,000 Attend Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii

Approximately 12,000 people made their way onto historic Ford Island to attend this year’s Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Now in its tenth year, the popular two-day remote control Airshow concluded today.

More than a dozen top remote control pilots showcased their award winning Giant Scale aircraft.  In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, pilots from nationally acclaimed Warbirds West performed an epic Battle of Midway reenactment with dive bombers and fighter planes, as well as a reenactment of the Pearl Harbor attack utilizing a fleet of Japanese AM6 Zeros. Aircraft stunts, helicopter aerobatics and flying formations kept the crowd on their feet.

Hundreds also made their way through historic Hangar 79 for tours of World War II restored aircraft and to climb into open cockpits. The event also included a Kids Zone with rides and kid-friendly activities, as well as a “Snow Field.” The two-day event capped off with a Jelly Belly “Candy Bombing” over historic Ford Island runway.

Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii sponsors included: Dr. Lawrence Tseu, Papa John’s Pizza, City and County of Honolulu, Joan Bellinger, Sheraton Waikiki, JN Automotive Group, 51 Fifty, Enterprise Rent a Car, Military Home Source, Jelly Belly Candy Company, MillerCoors,  Xtreme Fun, iHeart Media, Hawaii News Now, Bank of Hawaii, Hele Gas, Pepsi, Pacific Air Cargo, Flight Journal, Model Airplane News, Airworld, King Tech Turbines, and Consolidated Transport, 76, Omni Air International, Vacations Hawaii, and Yelp.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is located on Historic Ford Island where bombs fell during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Hawaii it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on membership, volunteers, and donations for support. To join, volunteer or support, visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

Hospice of Kona’s Memory Lane Thrift Store Seeks Beach Items

Got beach items? Hospice of Kona’s Memory Lane Thrift Store is seeking gently used boogie boards, noodles, coolers, kids sand toys, beach chairs, and more for a special Summer Fundraiser; all proceeds will benefit Hospice of Kona’s residential hospice home, Nakamaru Hale.

Donations may be made directly to Memory Lane Thrift Store, which is located at 75-5745 Kuakini Highway (where the old 7-11 used to be) Kailua-Kona, HI. For more information you may call the store at 808-326-9293.  The fundraiser will be announced later this month.

“Vacationers and visitors leave behind a lot of great beach items,” said “Laura Varney, Hospice of Kona CEO. “Other vacationers and residents who are happy to save some money and at the same time donate to Nakamaru Hale will find this the perfect fundraiser.”

Hospice of Kona opened Memory Lane Thrift Store in 2010. It features carefully chosen, gently used clothing, furniture, beach items, household goods, jewelry and unique vintage items.  All donations are tax deductible; simply request a receipt after you drop off your items.

Nakamaru Hale provides a comforting and compassionate home-like setting for hospice patients who need an alternative to home care. The residence accommodates up to five hospice patients for respite, transitional or longer-term care during their final months of life.  The Hospice of Kona health care team works closely with patient, family and doctors as they develop a customized plan to care for physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. Nakamaru Hale sits on a scenic and peaceful coffee plantation in Holualoa, HI.  For more information about Nakamaru Hale, please contact Hospice of Kona at 808-324-7700, or info@hospiceofkona.org.