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AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.  

 

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First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

HONOLULU – As part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free car-seat safety inspections this Friday, June 27, and the fourth Friday of every following month this year. The inspections, which are being offered to all members of the public, are performed by certified car-seat technicians from FICOH’s Claims and Risk & Safety Management staff. 

 

What:

Free keiki car-seat safety checks

 

Upcoming dates:

Fridays, June 27, July 25 and August 22; half-hour appointments available between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

 

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Diamond Head Theatre Announces 100th Anniversary Season

HONOLULU – Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) is pleased to announce the 100th Anniversary season.  Curtains will open on Sept. 26 with the DHT debut of Mary Poppins. The six-show season will run through August 2015.

“We are excited to kick off our 100th Anniversary season with Mary Poppins, the first time the much-loved musical will be performed on our stage,” said John Rampage, DHT artistic director. “We want to thank our community, friends and families for the tremendous support we’ve gotten. We look forward to celebrating this momentous year with a lineup of iconic shows that will have something for everyone.

Jim Hubbard Band Brings Fresh Folk, Rock, and Blues to Atherton July 12

Jim Hubbard Band Brings Fresh Folk, Rock, and Blues to Atherton July 12

The four-piece Jim Hubbard Band regularly performs the original music of Jim Hubbard at Honolulu-area clubs. On Saturday, July 12, they bring their synthesis of folk, rock, and blues to HPR’s Atherton Studio in an evening themed “living for your dream.” The concert features material from their fifth, soon-to-be-released CD What Could Be. Reservations may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Jim Hubbard is an accomplished Hawaiʻi-based musician, singer and songwriter. His band includes Lisa Gomes on fiddle, Andrew McLellan on bass, and Scott Susag on drums.

Celebrate the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival at Waikiki Beach Walk

Celebrate the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival at Waikiki Beach Walk

Legendary steel guitarists and up-and-coming students return to Waikiki Beach Walk in July for the 5th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival. The Festival celebrates the island culture by the beautifull sounds of the Hawaiian steel guitar.

"Hawaiian steel guitar is truly synonymous with our islands and we're thrilled to be back at Waikiki Beach Walk to celebrate and showcase this wonderful intstrument that was created right here in Hawaii," renowned Hawaiian steel guitarist, music teacher, and director of Ke Kula Mele Hawaii, Alan Akaka, said. "It's an honor and joy for all of us in the steel guitar community to participate in the Festival and we hope that both visitors and kama'aina will join us."

Prudential Locations Welcomes New Partners Kuroda and Presler

Prudential Locations Welcomes New Partners Kuroda and Presler

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced the promotion of Sherrie Kuroda (R) and Tom Presler (R) as the firm’s newest partners.

 

“Both Sherrie and Tom are skilled REALTORS® that bring unique perspectives and attributes to our team,” said Scott Higashi, executive vice president of sales at Prudential Locations. “We’re confident that their new role as partner will help build an even stronger future for Prudential Locations.”

 

iQ 360 Expands Creative Services With Addition of Graphic Designer Marielle Atanacio

iQ 360 Expands Creative Services With Addition of Graphic Designer Marielle Atanacio

iQ 360 Inc. announced today the hiring of Marielle Atanacio as a graphic designer in its Honolulu office, to support its creative services capabilities for clients in the technology, financial services, banking, pharmaceutical and travel industries. Atanacio will be responsible for branding, web design, collateral design and development of online and print campaigns.

“Marielle’s arrival marks an exciting time for iQ 360 as we continue to grow our creative services team,” said Lori Teranishi, principal of iQ 360. “Marielle cut her teeth in the fast-paced technology sector in Silicon Valley and we believe her intense creativity and a unique perspective will be very strong assets to our team.”