The 25th LOUIS VUITTON Hawaii International Film Festival
kicks off statewide October 20th and will feature more than 200 films,
documentaries, shorts and animations, representing more than 40 countries. Oahu
locations include Dole Cannery 18 Theatres, Academy of Arts Doris Duke Theater
and Hawaii Theatre Center. Tickets and program guides are available in mid
October online at www.hiff.org.
Grill raised $3300 for the Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina
through the sale of chicken plate lunches on Labor Day.
team of military contactors led by Fluor Federal Services LLC is donating its
combined resources to break ground for the long-awaited community-built
playground at Kuhio Park Terrace, the state’s largest public housing project.
The playground project col-laboration is between the Kuhio Park Terrace and
Kuhio Homes resident associations, with partner agencies including Good
Beginnings Alliance, Parents and Children Together, Aloha United Way, and Island
Farrington Alumni Community Foundation (FACF) kicked off its “Dollars for
Scholars” Recycling Program on September 10. Supporters of this ongoing
program include Mayor Mufi Hannemann, state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, state
Rep.Dennis Ara-kaki and Councilman Rod Tam, who were on hand to make the first
donations. The kick-off event was hosted by KFSH 95.5 Radio D.J. Dave Lancaster
and featured live entertainment by the Farrington High School band.
plastic surgeon Dr. Gun-ther Hintz has founded and is running a nonprofit
medical-mission group based called Medicorps. The group uses the Internet and
on-site advanced doctor-trainees — typically resident phy-sicians from Western
medical schools — to train and increase the capacity of local physicians. Here
Dr. Hintz is shown doing work in Cambodia.
In celebration of the U.S. Navy’s 230th birthday on Oct. 13,
2005, the Battleship Missouri Memorial is pleased to announce that it will offer
free admission and 10 percent off retail purchases to all active-duty, reserve
and retired U.S. Navy personnel throughout October. In addition, their immediate
family members will receive a 50 percent discount on admission to the memorial
and 10 percent off retail purchases. To take advantage of this offer, qualified
visitors must present their military I.D. at the Battleship Missouri Memorial
Pacific University joined forces with The Salvation Army to help those affected
by Hurricane Katrina by raising funds for the relief effort. In honor of HPU’s
40th anniversary and the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the
Hurricane Katrina victims, Hawaii Pacific faculty and staff members staffed
Salvation Army kettles at various downtown locations.