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Island Images

As of Thursday, April 26, 2012

By Star-Advertiser Photographers

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LAST UPDATED: 12:13 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2012

Yoshi Kinugasa, above left, and Kumi Okimoto dressed Jace Furuto in a traditional Japa­nese kimono Sunday during the Japa­nese Cultural Center of Hawaii’s annual Kodomo no Hi: Keiki Fun Fest.
Highlights included a cultural carnival, martial arts demonstration, taiko, anime activities, craft fair, food booths and face painting, in which Brianna Rada­cal, far left, and her sister Kiana participated.
Beachgoers are silhouetted amidst the concrete pillars that line the sidewalk at Ala Moana Beach Park.
A woman cast a long shadow in the afternoon light while walking along Fort Street Mall on Monday, April 30, 2012.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has ordered the owner of this property at 4615 Kahala Ave. to remove this sandbag wall within 60 days because it is “pinching the sandy beach” and could accelerate shoreline erosion on the adjacent parcels. Department spokeswoman Deborah Ward said Thursday the owner was given written notice by Samuel Lemmo, administrator of the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands.
Ian Hudak kissed wife Rebecca, who held their newborn daughter Aurora, as the guided missile destroyer USS Russell returned Monday to Pearl Harbor after a seven-month deployment in the Western Pacific and Middle East. Its tour was extended just before North Korea’s failed missile test April 13.
WALK THE WALK: Oahu Visitor Industry Charity Walk Chairman Kelvin Bloom washed down a van belonging to the Hawaii Prince Hotel on Friday after the hotel won a challenge to raise the most money per employee for last year’s charity walk.
SILENCING IS GOLDEN | The USS Texas was one of the first submarines to use the new magnetic silencing facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's Beckoning Point at Waipio Peninsula. The facility, dedicated Friday, erases the permanent magnetism from submarines to camouflage them against magnetic detection by other vessels and magnetically triggered mines.
SILENCING IS GOLDEN | The USS Texas was one of the first submarines to use the new magnetic silencing facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's Beckoning Point at Waipio Peninsula. The facility, dedicated Friday, erases the permanent magnetism from submarines to camouflage them against magnetic detection by other vessels and magnetically triggered mines.
Dave Jenner of Aston Hotels pitched in by wiping down the windows to a van belonging to the Hawaii Prince Hotel on Friday after the hotel won a challenge to raise the most money per employee for last year’s charity walk. This year’s Oahu walk will be held on May 19. The event, which starts at 7 a.m. from the Ala Moana Beach Park McCoy Pavilion, will feature complimentary food and drink stops. Anyone can walk, but a minimum donation is required. Visit www.charitywalkhawaii.org for more information or call 923-0407.
BIG WHEELS | American Honda Motor Co. gave its Honda President's Award to Pflueger Honda on Tuesday. Officials from American Honda and Pflueger Honda attended the award ceremony at the Pflueger Honda dealership on Beretania Street. They included, front row, Wynne Wycoff, left, Brandon Lee, Kenny Ching, Elliott Tam and Eddie Murai; back row, Kevin Dorman, left, Scott Brown, John Bishop, Alan Pflueger, John Borke, David Hendley and Ed Mitsunaga.
PERCH AND RESCUE: Connor Wells, 8, climbed to the top of a tetherball pole at Kahala Park on Thursday to retrieve the ball when it got stuck in a tree after a particularly hard hit. Once an onlooker helped Connor free the tetherball, Connor took his game to an adjacent pole farther away from the tree.
Regina Chang left Longs Drugs at Kahala Mall on Wednesday with two big bags of balloons for her twin boys’ birthday party. Those balloons would not be banned under a bill the City Council approved Wednesday.
The flows active on the coastal plain for the past month and a half have entered Hawaii Volcanoes National Park over the past day. These flows, taken Monday, were 180 feet inside the park boundary and just more than a half-mile from the ocean.
Gina Sunada, an ukulele instructor at Ukulele Puapua Hawaii in the Sheraton Waikiki Honolulu, had a full house Wednesday for the day’s free music lesson.
BANKOH TEACHES KIDS ABOUT SAVING: Daniel Kim, senior vice president and regional manager for Bank of Hawaii, helped third-grader Shane Dias-Bishaw, 9, with a savings worksheet during a presentation Tuesday on saving money. Bankoh held the workshop with 400 students at President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki for “Teach Children to Save Day.” Students received registers and 5 cents to start their savings goals.
Shoppers endured the wet weather Monday for produce at the People’s Open Market at Makiki District Park. The market runs Mondays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Call 522-7088 for more information or see www.co.honolulu.hi.us/parks/programs/pom.





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