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Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

Safeway Hawaii Foundation Grants $10,000 In Scholarships To 10 Hawaii Students

HONOLULU – The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 Hawaii students to assist them in pursuing higher education at colleges and universities.

“The Safeway Hawaii Foundation Scholarship fund helps students complete their higher education and become our next generation of innovators and leaders,” said George Glukfeld, Safeway Hawaii district manager. “Our grant will allow these outstanding students to focus on their educational goals.”

For the past five years, the fund has provided scholarship opportunities to current and past Safeway employees and their children. Students applied through the Hawaii Community Foundation, which administers the fund. They were required to have maintained a 3.0 grade point average, with preference given to students planning to attend a college or university in Hawaii.

Safeway Donates Over 16 Tons Of Ice To Aid Big Island Residents Impacted By Tropical Storm Iselle

HONOLULU – Safeway is sending over 16 tons of ice – 32,400 pounds to the Puna District of the Big Island to help residents who are still without electricity following Tropical Storm Iselle. The ice will be distributed through the American Red Cross aid station at the Pahoa Community Center on Thursday. The ice is expected to be available by 2 p.m.

Safeway is shipping two containers of ice from Oahu to Hilo to help meet the demand. Earlier this week, the company also trucked a container of ice from its store in Kailua-Kona to its store in Hilo.

“Many of our neighbors in the Puna area have been hit hard by Iselle and are still in need of basic supplies,” said George Glukfeld, Safeway Hawaii district manager. “This is the time for our entire community to pull together and do what we can to help in the relief effort.”

 

Five Big Island Libraries Offer Wi-Fi to Puna Coastline Residents

Five Big Island Libraries Offer Wi-Fi to Puna Coastline Residents

In the aftermath of Hurricane Iselle’s destruction in the Puna District of the Big Island, five libraries in the region will provide Wi-Fi service that will be accessible 24/7 until electrical power is restored in the area, announced State Librarian Richard Burns. The five libraries will maintain their normal public service hours.

The libraries - Keaau Public & School Library, Mt. View Public & School Library, Pahoa Public & School Library, Pahala Public & School Library, and Naalehu Public Library - will offer after hours Wi-Fi access as far as the signal extends beyond the perimeter of the buildings.  Wi-Fi users are advised to connect to the HSPLS-Iselle Network.  Visit the Library or our HSPLS website: www.librarieshawaii.org for more information. 

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped Closes for Tent Fumigation Starting Aug. 15

Library for Blind & Physically Handicapped Closes for Tent Fumigation Starting Aug. 15

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will close temporarily for a pre-scheduled tent fumigation project beginning Friday, August 15. 

In addition, the Library’s popular Radio Reading Service for registered patrons will be off-the-air starting August 14 at 4 p.m. through Tuesday, August 19.  The service will return to the air-waves on Wednesday, August 20 with a modified program of live reading of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Recordings of grocery advertisements will follow.   

An announcement will be made when the Library is scheduled to reopen.  

 

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Statehood Day Holiday August 15

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Statehood Day Holiday August 15

All public libraries will be closed in observance of the Statehood Day 2014 Holiday on Friday, August 15.

Four libraries normally closed on Fridays – Aiea Public Library, Hawaii Kai Public Library, Liliha Public Library, and Makawao Public Library – will also be closed on Saturday, August 16 to observe the holiday. 

Please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call your local library for public service hours.

 

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Issues Claim Reporting Contacts & Guidelines

HONOLULU – With the approach of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio toward Hawaii, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has dispatched additional catastrophe adjusters from the mainland and arranged for catastrophe call center operators to be available over the weekend to take claims.

Claims may be reported via the following numbers:

Storm-related claims:

Catastrophe call center: 1-888-FICOH 4 U (1-888-342-6448)

All other claims:

Oahu: (808) 527-7711

Neighbor Islands toll free: (800) 272-5202

Fax: (808) 545-3120

Big Island Public Libraries Will Close Aug. 7 Due to Hurricane Iselle

Big Island Public Libraries Will Close Aug. 7 Due to Hurricane Iselle

In anticipation of the potential threat of Hurricane Iselle, and for the health and safety of patrons and staff, all public libraries on the Big Island will be closed on Thursday, August 7, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.

Big Island public libraries that are normally open on Thursdays will be closed: Hilo, Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Keaau, Laupahoehoe, Mountain View, Naalehu, North Kohala, Pahala, Pahoa, and Thelma Parker.  Kealakekua Public Library is normally closed on Thursdays.

For more information, please visit the Hawaii State Public Library System’s website at www.librarieshawaii.org.