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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mid-Pacific Country Club blesses new project

Advertiser Staff

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Mid-Pacís board at ceremony. From left are Gary Pacarro, Tom Dwyer, Wayne Parker, Bob Crowley, Lorna Nishihara, Graham Ting and Dave Conway.

Photo by Brook Gramann

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Carolyn Wong, WCC board chair, and Joan Naguwa, executive director, present the Makana Ola Loa Award to Ashlynn Book, center, regional coordinator of Starbucks Coffee.

WaikÔkÔ Community Center

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Mid-Pacific Country Club held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new maintenance building last week. The project is the latest in a number of upgrades to club facilities. Frank Felix of Construction R US is general contractor, and Bryce Uyehara, AIA Inc., is the architect for the project. Mid-Pacific Country Club is a private country club in Lanikai.

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A hike through a lush tropical valley or a relaxing day on Kāne'ohe Bay are being offered by the Ko'olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club. On April 3, the club will hike into Lulumahu Valley, where visitors will learn of the tragic fate that befell some of O'ahu's people during the battle of Nu'uanu. On April 24, the club will offer tours aboard the glassbottom boat in Kāne'ohe Bay. Call 235-8111 or e-mail malamapono@aol.com.

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The Battleship Missouri Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is selling Dominos Pizza cards as a fundraiser for its upcoming trip to California for regional competition known as Flagship. Flagship is a competition in a variety of skill and drills including firefighting, first aid, semaphore signaling and marching. To purchase the Dominos card, contact Greg Robinson at 780-1609.

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Hawaii's Plantation Village will hold "Puerto Rican Day on the Plantation" Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include Puerto Rican dance and music, plate lunches featuring pastele and gandule rice, a tour of La Casita (Puerto Rican plantation house) and Puerto Rican genealogy. Admission is free. Call 677-0110 or visit www.hawaiiplantationvillage.org.

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Keauhou Beach Resort has started its Huakai department offering free Hawaiian language classes, ancient Hawaiian games, lessons in hula 'auana (modern) and hula kahiko (ancient), leimaking, 'ukulele lessons, and arts and craft demonstrations by area kūpuna available to hotel guests, visitors and local residents.

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The Waikīkī Community Center last week recognized Starbucks Coffee with a Makana Ola Loa Award for its strong commitment and generous spirit of corporate philanthropy to the residents of Hawai'i. Since its first store opened in Hawai'i in 1996, Starbucks Coffee has donated hundreds of pounds of coffee and pastries daily to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

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