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Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced the return of its corporate giving program, Awareness Powered by Volta, a community service outreach program specifically designed to help non-profit and community groups with building awareness by providing them free advertising space worth thousands of dollars on Volta’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station kiosks.

“We had a great response to the contest last year, and were able to provide both HUGS and Blue Planet with free ad space,” said Arden Penton, Director of Media and Operations.  “In fact, we ended up extending their free space from three months to eight months, for a total value of $25,000 in free ads. We want to help more community-based groups again this year, so we decided to run the contest again.”

Halekulani Included in Prestigiou​s Fodor's Travel Award List

Halekulani Included in Prestigiou​s Fodor's Travel Award List

Fodor’s Travel recognized Halekulani, the iconic Waikiki beachfront property, as a 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner in the Blissful Beach Retreats category. This designates Halekulani as an outstanding hotel as selected by Fodor’s editors and travel experts, recognizing high style, excellent service and a one-of-a-kind guest stays.

Each year, Fodor’s Travel invites its roster of 500 local contributors around the world to nominate the best hotels in their destinations. Fodor’s senior editorial team deliberated over 4,000 Fodor’s Choice picks and new property reviews, poring over the list for months and ultimately narrowing their top selections in eight categories reflecting 2013’s travel trends.

DOT H-1 Rehabilitation Project to begin in September

DOT H-1 Rehabilitation Project to begin in September

Beginning in September, the State Department of Transportation will begin a year-long H-1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project. The work will be done during nighttime hours from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Sunday nights through Friday mornings) and will span from the Middle Street overpass until Ward Avenue.

The project will include resurfacing lanes, upgrading lighting, improving drainage and adding an additional lane - similar to work done on the H-1 Freeway between the Punahou Street overpass and the Pali Highway off-ramp. The DOT says that up to 120 nights of full-lane closures in one direction at a time will be necessary.

"Having four lanes now – adding one lane in each direction – is going to help,” DOT Deputy Director – Projects Jadine Urasaki said. “It’s not going to resolve all of our traffic nightmares but it is going to try and help the quality of life in getting us to and from work.”

Comet PANSTARS: public comet and star viewing March 12

Comet PANSTARS: public comet and star viewing March 12

Image courtesy of University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy.

Lewers Street storm drain cleaning

Lewers Street storm drain cleaning

The following information is provided by the City and County of Honolulu:

(Tue., September 11, 2012) − Department of Facility Maintenance Road Maintenance crews will resume cleaning and inspecting the storm drain on Lewers Street on September 12 and 13.

The work will require lane closures between 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The early start time is due to the tidal influence on the drain system. HPD special duty officers will provide traffic control to direct traffic around the site. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and to anticipate traffic delays in the area.

Geobunga Donates Water Lily Displays to Honolulu Zoo

Geobunga Donates Water Lily Displays to Honolulu Zoo

HONOLULU Geobunga, Hawaii’s best resource for homeowners, contractors, landscape designers and green thumbs of all ages looking to enhance their outdoor experience, recently donated five large pots, water lilies,  pavers and design and installation valued at $3,600 to the Honolulu Zoo. Hawaii residents can capture this same magic purchasing a high-quality glazed ceramic lily bowl and water lily for less than a hundred dollars.

Governor Releases $92.8 Million for Highways, Airports and Harbors

Governor Releases $92.8 Million for Highways, Airports and Harbors

The following information is provided by Keith DeMello:

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $92.8 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) designed to maintain, upgrade and expand transportation infrastructure across Hawaii.

"Our highways, airports and harbors are essential to island commerce and our way of life; everyone depends on the daily reliability and functionality of this core infrastructure," said Governor Abercrombie.