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Ban on business at Kailua Beach imperils events at all city parks

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 13, 2013

~~<p>A city law that took effect last summer has all but canned this year's nonprofit Pineapple Festival in Wahiawa, and the Hale&shy;iwa Arts Festival will also have to be scrapped unless a change is made.</p>
<p>Because of the for-profit aspects of these and other annual activities at city parks, including the Honolulu Marathon, the Lantern Floating Hawaii event and various ethnic festivals, the events might have to be nixed, a city parks official said.</p>
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A city law that took effect last summer has all but canned this year's nonprofit Pineapple Festival in Wahiawa, and the Hale­iwa Arts Festival will also have to be scrapped unless a change is made.

Because of the for-profit aspects of these and other annual activities at city parks, including the Honolulu Marathon, the Lantern Floating Hawaii event and various ethnic festivals, the events might have to be nixed, a city parks official said. Login for more...



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