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Happy “Hawaii-Ween” at Kona Oceanfront Gallery

Meet Celebrity Chef Sam Choy and World Famous Artist Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker at Kona Oceanfront Gallery’s “Happy HAWAII-WEEN” this Monday, October 31st.
haloween-with-sam-and-bradBrad Parker will be doing a “Live Art Demo” between 1 to 6 and he along with Sam Choy will be carving pumpkins with one of them being raffled away.

sam-choy-and-draculaThere will original sketches up for grabs, a costume contest with a prize for the best costume along with other tricks and treats.

brad-and-skullThe Kona Oceanfront Gallery is located at 75-5770 Ali’i Drive in Waterfront Row next to Bubba Gump restaurant.  Contact 808-334-0037 for more information.

Hawaii County Police Increasing DUI Checkpoints This Week in Conjunction With Halloween

Children of all ages look forward to Halloween but police want to keep them safe to enjoy the fun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly four times as many children ages 5-14, are killed while walking on Halloween evening than other times of the year.

Hawaiʻi County police will increase DUI checkpoints and roving patrols this week in conjunction with Halloween. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.”

Sergeant Robert P. Pauole, head of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Traffic Services Section, pointed out that drugs, alcohol or both have been factors in at least 63 percent of the 35 traffic fatalities we’ve experienced so far this year. He urges all motorists to be extra cautious in the next few days, when a large number of pedestrians may be out for Halloween festivities.

“Be especially careful in residential areas by slowing down and looking for children on roadways, medians and curbs,” Pauole said. “If you plan to drink, please don’t drive. Make arrangements to ride with a designated, sober and licensed driver before you start drinking. If you can’t find one, don’t take a chance—take a taxi.”

Police offer the following additional tips for Halloween safety:

Motorists:

-Drive below the posted speed limit during trick-or-treating hours.
-Watch for keiki darting out from between parked cars.
-Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.

Parents:

-Accompany your keiki when they go trick-or-treating or make sure they are supervised by a responsible adult.
-Have your keiki trick-or-treat in a safe location (consider a local mall or community event).
-Make sure keiki are supervised as they cross the street.
-Have keiki get out of cars on the curb side, not on the traffic side.
-Carry flashlights and use reflective tape or stickers on bags and costumes for keiki to see and be seen.
-Avoid masks or costumes that limit a keiki’s vision or movement.
-Check all treats before letting your keiki eat them.

The Police Department wishes everyone a fun and safe Halloween.

Uncle’s Awa Club Presents Spookfest 2011 with Ho’okoa and Inik

Spookfest

Big Island Police Conducting DUI Checkpoints and Roving Patrols Through Halloween

Big Island police will conduct DUI checkpoints and roving patrols from Friday through Halloween, which falls on Monday. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called “Drive sober or get pulled over.”

Sergeant Robert Pauole, head of the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Traffic Services Section, pointed out that drugs, alcohol or both have been factors in 72 percent of the 18 traffic fatalities we’ve experienced so far this year. He urges all motorists to be extra cautious in the next few days, when a large number of pedestrians may be out for Halloween festivities.

“Be especially careful in residential areas by slowing down and looking for keiki on roadways and shoulders,” Pauole said. “If you plan to drink, please don’t drive. Make arrangements to ride with a designated, sober and licensed driver before you start drinking. If you can’t find one, don’t take a chance—take a taxi.”

Police offer the following tips for pedestrian safety over the Halloween weekend:

  • Make sure children are supervised as they cross the street.
  • Have children get out of cars on the curb side, not on the traffic side.
  • Drive below the posted speed limit during trick-or-treating hours.
  • Watch for children on roadways and on medians.
  • Exit driveways and alleyways carefully.

The Police Department wishes everyone a fun and safe Halloween.

Hawaii’s Scariest Attraction is Back – The Hawaii Haunted Plantation 2011

Hawaii’s Scariest Haunted Attraction is Back!  The Hawaii Haunted Plantation

Hawaii Haunted Plantation

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One of the scariest haunted attractions around

The Halloween Night Death of Patrick Cunnie Has Left Me Stunned

Well ever since I witnessed the death of Patrick Cunnie in Waikiki, I haven’t really felt like blogging too much about any of my own thoughts or feelings and have just been posting press releases.

I guess what they say about folks who have writers block… also pertains to those who have blogs.

Its not that I can’t think of something to write about… its just more about realizing the impact that my blog actually has on folks.

I haven’t posted nearly 20 – 30 comments that have been left on my blog regarding the suicide I witnessed in Waikiki on Halloween… not because I’m choosing to censor comments at all… it’s just that I was hoping this would blow over and folks from Sonoma, California would get over the fact that I saw something and wrote about it on my blog.

Here is the Obituary that was posted in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Patrick Cunnie

Photo Patrick Hugh Cunnie June 2, 1990 – November 1, 2010 On November 1, Patrick passed suddenly in Honolulu, HI. Patrick was a proud third generation San Franciscan, on both sides. He leaves behind his loving parents, Chris and Christine Cunnie. Pat was the well-tended younger brother of Jerome Christian and Michael Dugan. Raised in Sonoma, he was a graduate of Saint Francis Solano School, Class of 2004. Pat continued on to his father’s alma mater, Archbishop Riordan High School. He was a proud graduate of the Class of 2008, where his classmates voted him the funniest senior. Patrick continued on to Chaminade University in Honolulu, where he was diligently working towards his degree in English literature. His goal was to return to Riordan and teach English. Patrick was loved by his extensive family, including his 38 first cousins, several aunts and uncles, and his grandparents Jerome and Bernice Petersen. Pat was predeceased by his grandparents, James and Katherine Cunnie, and by his uncle, and namesake, Patrick Jerome Petersen. Though challenged by our loss, it is with faith and gratitude for Patrick’s life, and in anticipation of his spirit’s continuing influence over us, that we lay him to rest. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 13, at 1:00 P.M., at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 601 W. Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma CA. The family requests donations to Archbishop Riordan High School in Patrick’s name. 175 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112.

A Week Ago Today… I Witnessed Death and It Has Been Ruled a “Possible” Suicide

A week ago today, I witnessed death in Waikiki from a man possibly committing suicide from a high rise in Waikiki (note this is what the police have classified it now and not my speculation).

I know this still leaves a lot of unanswered questions!

I’ve been very traumatized by this and I’m slowly getting over it… Including taking melatonin a few nights to help me sleep.

I haven’t felt like blogging much nor doing much things online as I keep having flashbacks of that fateful night.

I know it’s tough on the family of the guy from Sonoma, California and they are searching for answers just as I am.

From what I have learned so far, is that the guys death has been classified as a suicide.

Here are the exact words from my source:

“… foul play has already been ruled out of that investigation. An autopsy has already been done, and he died of multiple injuries from the fall.

Typically we don’t cover possible suicides, out of respect for the victim and their family. We only make exceptions when it is done in a very public area, if it disrupts the public (like stopping up freeway traffic), and to assist people who were in that immediate area with information so they know it was nothing nefarious.

But unless the investigation flips and there is foul play suspected, we won’t be following up with a story. It’s unlikely that we would even run his name…”

And my source went on with some words to help me sleep that had nothing to do with this.

One Night Only! 8th Annual Earl’s Garage Halloween Haunted House

Media Release:

Filled with mechanical surprises brewed by the Earl’s Garage crew of young ghouls and goblins, FRIGHT SHOP, the 8th Annual Earl’s Garage Halloween Haunted House opens for one night on Saturday, October 30th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Admission is $2. Your admission supports Earl’s Garage hands-on, minds-on activities based in science technology, and creativity for kids ages 7 and up.  A unique Halloween experience awaits you.

Be there. Be scared. Earl’s Garage is a project of Friends of the Future, a nonprofit organization.