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Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will present a Baroque holiday program on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Hawaii Theatre, performing some of the most popular classical music ever composed. 

The soothing and immensely popular Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon In D” will open the concert, along with "Christmas Concerto" by Arcangelo Corelli. The Oahu Choral Society (OCS) will join the HSO for the second half of the concert, performing Handel’s Messiah Part I with a triumphant sing-along Hallelujah Chorus, under the direction of OCS Artistic Director Esther Yoo. Messiah soloists will be Georgine Stark, soprano; Mary Chestnut Hicks, alto; Jim Price, tenor; and Leon Williams, baritone.

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Koko Marina Center's Annual Christmas Carnival is a fundraiser for Toys for Tots!

Koko Marina Center's Annual Christmas Carnival is a fundraiser for Toys for Tots!

While everyone is preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, East Oahu families are also getting excited about an annual tradition that traces back over 30 years. Sponsored by Koko Marina Center and the Hawaii Kai Lions Club the annual Keiki Kalikimaka Parade will kick off the holidays on Saturday, November 29, 2014, starting at 10:00 am. The procession will begin at the intersection of Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalilo Home Road as it travels down a one and a half mile stretch on Lunalilo Home Road to Koko Marina Center.

As the parade winds down Lunalilo Home Road, follow the fun to the Marina Courtyard at Koko Marina with a Christmas Carnival benefitting Toys for Tots. Bring a new unwrapped toy or make a cash donation and keiki can enjoy the Holiday Train, Lil Swing, Mini Ferris Wheel and Carousel for free! Other activities will include:

Koko Marina Center's Annual Christmas Carnival is a fundraiser for Toys for Tots!

Koko Marina Center's Annual Christmas Carnival is a fundraiser for Toys for Tots!

While everyone is preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, East Oahu families are also getting excited about an annual tradition that traces back over 30 years. Sponsored by Koko Marina Center and the Hawaii Kai Lions Club the annual Keiki Kalikimaka Parade will kick off the holidays on Saturday, November 29, 2014, starting at 10:00 am. The procession will begin at the intersection of Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalilo Home Road as it travels down a one and a half mile stretch on Lunalilo Home Road to Koko Marina Center.

As the parade winds down Lunalilo Home Road, follow the fun to the Marina Courtyard at Koko Marina with a Christmas Carnival benefitting Toys for Tots. Bring a new unwrapped toy or make a cash donation and keiki can enjoy the Holiday Train, Lil Swing, Mini Ferris Wheel and Carousel for free! Other activities will include:

A&B Properties Provides Additional Security And Traffic Management For Kailua Town During Holidays

KAILUA, Hawaii — A&B Properties (A&B) announced today that, in an effort to keep the holiday season in Kailua Town merry and safe, it will be increasing the security presence throughout its Kailua Town properties. In addition to providing roving 24-hour security during the holiday shopping season for its commercial tenants and customers, security personnel will help manage traffic flow and access in and around Kailua Town.

“The safety of our tenants, their employees and customers, and Kailua residents is always a priority,” said Jon Moyer of A&B Properties, senior asset manager, who oversees A&B’s Kailua operations. “We want to ensure a safe environment, especially during the busy holiday season, so everyone can experience what makes Kailua Town special: the people, the diverse shops and restaurants and the pedestrian experience.”

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Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb Nearly 40 Percent During October 2014

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb Nearly 40 Percent During October 2014

HONOLULU – Luxury homes and condominiums sales on Oahu were 39 percent higher during October 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, 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 during October 2014 on Oahu.

A total of 79 luxury homes changed hands in October, up from 57 in October 2013. The median sales price for the luxury range also jumped up to $1,400,000 last month compared to $1,325,000 in 2013.

Kahala Mall Doorbusters for Black Friday, November 28

Kahala Mall Doorbusters for Black Friday, November 28

HONOLULU – For the fourth year in a row Kahala Mall celebrates Black Friday (November 28, 2014) by opening up at 7 a.m., giving guests the opportunity to shop early for doorbusters with savings of up to 75% off. Meanwhile, some stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and still others will open as early 5 a.m. on Black Friday (see end of story for early openings).

 

EV drivers have a lot to be thankful for: Volta and sponsors provide 1.8 million miles in charging

EV drivers have a lot to be thankful for: Volta and sponsors provide 1.8 million miles in charging

 

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced as of Nov. 1 it has given away 1.8 million miles of charging in the past three years, through thousands of free charging sessions via its 26 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across Hawaii, part of the Volta Network. Volta now operates more than 80 charging stations nationwide, in Hawaii, California and Arizona.

 

“Hawaii EV drivers have embraced the renewable technology electric cars offer, demonstrating the public’s need for EV charging stations,” said Arden Penton, Volta Director of Media and Operations.  “Thanks to our sponsors, EV drivers have saved the equivalent of $240,000 in gasoline charges, offsetting 1.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide in Hawaii alone.  We are proud to make a substantial environmental impact.”