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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.

Two-alarm fire guts boat at Kalaeloa dry dock

Photo courtesy: David Sprague

KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Authorities are still investigating the cause of the blaze that damaged a dry docked boat in Kalaeloa on Saturday. 

Officials said the flames may have been sparked by plasma-cutting tools that the crew was using while fixing the boat's hull.

Strong winds may have blown embers onto the hull and set it on fire. No injuries were reported.

Fire crews from the west side of Oahu rushed to a dry dock in Kapolei at the Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor around 10:45 Saturday morning. 

They were faced with a boat on fire near a propane tank and dozens of onlookers.

Luckily everyone walked away unscathed.  But it took eight fire companies nearly two hours to battle the blaze.

Just moments before crews arrived, cell phone video captured the fierce fire.

"Yeah its fine now, I'm OK. It was scary at first," said Jonathan Nguyen.

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

HONOLULU – Oahu home and condominium sales saw a significant spike in the luxury market in May, with the strongest movement in the $1 to $2 million range, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.


The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million in May 2014 on Oahu.


Oahu saw 84 luxury sales close last month. Oahu’s housing market is on an upward trend compared to the average number of homes sold in January through April 2014 (56 homes sales per month) and 62 home sales in May 2013.


Bonterra Solar Adds Four New Solar Consultants To Its Team

Bonterra Solar Adds Four New Solar Consultants To Its Team

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar is pleased to announce it has added four new sales consultants to its team: Gary Capozzola, Marko Joksimovic, Stephen Scibetta and Sean Remos.

Capozzola has six years of experience in Hawaii’s solar industry, and Joksimovic has four years. Prior to joining Bonterra, Capozzola and Joksimovic served as energy consultants for Sunetric where they were responsible for selling photovoltaic systems to residential and commercial clients.

Scibetta and Remos each bring more than seven years of sales and marketing experience in Hawaii. Before joining Bonterra, Scibetta worked at Signature Homes as a Realtor-Associate in Hawaii’s residential market and Remos served as a sales consultant and marketing coordinator for Photonworks.

Aloha Festivals Seeks Applicants For 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court And Floral Parade

Aloha Festivals Seeks Applicants For 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court And Floral Parade

HONOLULU – The 2014 Aloha Festivals is now accepting applications for participants in the 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court and annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade.

2014 Aloha Festivals O‘ahu Royal Court:

Applicants are currently being sought for the positions of mō‘i kane (king), mō‘i wahine (queen), kamāliʻi kane (prince), kamāliʻi wahine (princess) and other court members of the 2014 Oʻahu Royal Court. Applicants must be of Hawaiian ancestry and are expected to make various appearances during their reigning year, from September 2014 to August 2015. King and queen applicants must be 35 years of age or older; prince and princess applicants must be 16 to 18 years old. Scholarships will be awarded to the chosen prince and princess to further their education after high school. In addition, court members are also being sought to fill attendant positions.

Hawaii Ranks No. 2 for Senior Health, According to America’s Health Rankings Senior Report

•  Comprehensive analysis of senior health reveals strengths, challenges in Hawaii and nationally

•  Nationwide, seniors showed encouraging gains in key health measures

•  Maintaining momentum on health improvement is key as senior population doubles in size in the next 25 years


HONOLULU (May 21, 2014) – Hawaii ranked No. 2 for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report.

Nationwide, seniors are showing encouraging gains in key health measures and taking more steps to improve their own health. Notable gains for senior health include declines in physical inactivity, improvements in quality of nursing home care, reductions in avoidable hospitalizations, and increased preparation for end-of-life care.

DeBartolo Development Awards JLL Retail the Management of Ka Makana Ali'i in West O'ahu

DeBartolo Development Awards JLL Retail the Management of Ka Makana Ali'i in West O'ahu

LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2014 — JLL’s Retail experts today announced the firm has been retained by DeBartolo Development to provide pre-opening management services for Ka Makana Ali‘i, in addition to managing the center upon completion. The shopping center is located in Kapolei, West O‘ahu, which is the fastest growing area in Hawai‘i. The $500-million project is set to be built on 67 acres of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands at the intersection of Kapolei and Kualaka‘i Parkways, and upon completion Ka Makana Ali‘i will be the third largest shopping center in Hawaiʻi.

Leading the JLL team on this project is Kirk Horiuchi, retail market lead for Hawaiʻi.