Thursday, March 15, 2007

St. Patrick's Day Events in Hawaii

Saint Patrick's Day events in Hawaii this weekend include a parade in Waikiki, a block party in downtown Honolulu, Irish pub celebrations, shopping center celebrations, special dinners, and a corn beef musubi eating contest.
  • St. Patrick's Day Events on Oahu and Maui
  • More 2007 Events in Hawaii

  • Sunday, March 11, 2007

    Are Hawaii's Helicopter Tours Safe?

    One person was killed and three were seriously injured in a helicopter crash yesterday on the island of Kauai. Last Thursday another helicopter crashed on Kauai, that time killing three people. Those fatal crashes happened only a month after the Federal Aviation Administration announced plans to regulate the air tour industry more strictly by expanding their National Air Tour Safety Standards and requiring helicopter tour operators to comply with them. Would I feel safe taking a helicopter tour in Hawaii? Yes, I would, but I would definitely do my homework first. Don't shop by price alone. Take some time to learn about the history and safety record of the tour operator you select.
  • Fatal Helicopter Crashes in Hawaii: 1999-2007
  • Hawaii Helicopter Tour Operators - by Island

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2007

    Hawaiian Adds Flights from Seattle and Los Angeles

    This summer Hawaiian Airlines will increase the number of flights between Los Angeles and Honolulu to three per day and they will increase the number of Seattle/Honolulu flights from six per week to two per day. Hawaiian will also add a third weekly flight between American Samoa and Honolulu. For more information see the February 26, 2007 Hawaiian Airlines Press Release.

    Hawaiian Music Lifetime Achievement Awards

    This weekend the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts will present Lifetime Achievement Na Hoku Hanohano Awards to five major contributors to Hawaii's music scene. Recipients of the awards are saxaphonist Gabe Baltazar, singer Loyal Gardner who died in 2001, jazz pianist Rene Paulo, the Surfers, and showroom entertainers the Society of Seven. The awards will be given out Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at a luncheon at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Tickets are $70 to $100 with corporate tables available for $1000. Aloha attire is recommended. For more information call 808-593-9424.

    Opponents Attempt To Stop Hawaii Superferry

    The new inter-island Hawaii Superferry is scheduled to launch in July of 2007 but thousands of petitioners are pushing state lawmakers to prevent the start of the service, saying the SuperFerry should never have been approved without the normally required environmental impact study. For more information see the March 5, 2007 Honolulu Star Bulletin article.

    Saturday, March 03, 2007

    2007 Aloha Festivals Tentative Schedule

    ? The organizers of the Hawaii Aloha Festivals have released a tentative schedule of 2007 Aloha Festival events on six different Hawaiian islands. Applications for members of the 2007 royal court are also available now. Pictured on the right are award winning singer Raiatea Helm and Hawaiian songbird Karen Keawehawaii performing at a concert after the 2006 Aloha Festivals Male Falsetto Singing Contest at the historic Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki.
  • 2007 Hawaii Aloha Festival - Tentative Schedule
  • More Photos from the 2006 Falsetto Contest