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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.     

Oahu Publications, Inc. Reorganizes Management Team

Oahu Publications, Inc. Reorganizes Management Team

Executives promoted to maximize talent and industry experience

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI) today announced that Dave Kennedy, senior vice president/marketing, was named chief revenue officer of OPI and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kennedy’s promotion comes weeks after Glenn Zuehls was named the publisher of San Francisco Media Co., which produces the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. San Francisco Media Co. is owned by OPI, the parent company of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Zuehls had been OPI’s senior vice president/advertising. Both Zuehls and Kennedy played pivotal roles in the 2010 merging of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser and are credited with the steady growth of the Star-Advertiser since the merger.

Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

Hawaii’s Construction Boom Calls on ALTRES Staffing to Send the Best

Pearl City location extends its new Saturday hours until August 23 HONOLULU — www.altres.com — Hawaii’s thriving construction industry and demand for experienced industrial workers has prompted ALTRES Staffing, Hawaii's largest and most-trusted staffing agency, to extend its new Saturday hours until August 23. ALTRES Staffing in Pearl City at 850-B Kamehameha Hwy. #162 will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in addition to its regular business hours. All four other ALTRES Staffing offices to resume regular business hours. “There is a surplus of jobs in the construction industry and our clients are in need of qualified industrial helpers at all levels. Because of the success of our Pearl City location’s Saturday hours, we’ve decided to extend through August 23,” said Shani Silva, industrial staffing division manager of ALTRES Staffing. “Now is the ideal time to either pick up a side job for extra income, or land that dream job you’ve always wanted.