Winner of KAPA Slippah Hunt donates cash prize to Big Island Giving Tree.
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Today, we have a feel good story about the winners of the KAPA Slippah Hunt for West Hawai’i returning that $1,000 cash prize and requesting it go to a local nonprofit for its kūpuna program.
We also have a story about a nonprofit collecting marine debris that weighed about as much as three humpback whales at the Papahānaumokuākea National Marine monument.
You also can read about a new comic store in Kona, how to register for Hawaiʻi Little League, the planned launch of new Official Island Visitor Guidebooks and a missing Pāhoa man that police need the public’s help to locate.
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Winner of KAPA Slippah Hunt anonymously donates cash prize to Big Island Giving Tree By Tiffany DeMasters
Over the air Monday morning, KAPA DJ Darde Gamayo excitedly announced that the winners of West Hawai‘i’s Slippah Hunt contest decided to anonymously donate the $1,000 cash prize to Big Island Giving Tree.
“I’ve always said we’ve got the best listeners in the world and this proves it,” Gamayo said.
53 tons of marine debris removed from national monument in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
The second large-scale cleanup at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands yielded 53 tons of marine debris, about the weight of three humpback whales.
The debris was removed from reefs and beaches of the islands and atolls.
Wonderberry’s Comics opens in Kona’s Lanihau Center
At the Lanihau Center in Kailua-Kona, a new locally owned shop has opened: Wonderberryʻs Comics.
The 612-square-foot store specializes in an assortment of comic books, graphic novels and action figures. It also features a large selection of Marvel and DC comics.
Hawai‘i police seek public help finding missing Pāhoa man
Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a Pāhoa man who was reported missing.
Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Josiah Peaster was last contacted on Monday at around 1:34 a.m. in the area of Black Sand Subdivision in Pāhoa. He is described as being 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Registration for West Side Hawai’i Little League is officially open
Registration for the 2023 West Side Hawai’i Little League season is officially open for children ages 4-16.
The league is looking for as many volunteer team managers, or head coaches, and assistant coaches. The league also has open positions for umpires, field maintenance and team parents.
Pacific Media Group and Hawai’i Visitors & Convention Bureau to launch Official Island Visitor Guidebooks
Hawaiʻi-based Pacific Media Group, which owns Big Island Now, has partnered with the Hawaiʻi Visitors and Convention Bureau to launch complimentary, island-specific Official Visitor Guidebooks.
In 2023, Pacific Media Group will publish four destination publications.
The Salvation Army to provide Thanksgiving services: Nov. 17 in Kahului and Nov. 22 in Lahaina
The Salvation Army will be providing over 6,000 Thanksgiving holiday meals across Hawaii between now and Thanksgiving Day – including a Thanksgiving Meal and Hunger & Homeless Resource Fair in Kahului on Nov. 17 and in Lahaina on Nov. 22.
Maui’s Common Ground Collective receives $437,668 federal award to strengthen local food system
On Maui, Common Ground Collective utilizes field work and research to create food security and economic opportunity for Maui communities. With this award, CGC will work to decrease Maui’s reliance on imported goods by enhancing the local food system, support local agricultural producers by providing distribution assistance to new local growers, and expand the capacity of local food businesses to contribute to the island’s regional food system and those in need.
Kauaʻi DMV will close at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 for staff training
Staff training is for the DMV integration project that involves combining the Drivers Licensing and Motor Vehicle Registration divisions into one, full-service DMV.
Kauai Weather Forecast for November 15, 2022
A weak high pressure ridge north of the Hawaiian Islands will keep moderate trade winds in the forecast through Friday, then winds will strengthen to breezy…
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