Monthly Archive: February 2007

Aloha, Mary Kaye

Aloha, Mary Kaye

Hawaii and Las Vegas have always had a special bond, a link unexpectedly illustrated by Mary Kaye. Born Mary Ka‘aihue in Detroit, and raised in St. Louis, Mary soon had a hand in shaping the very character of Vegas. Known to some as the “First Lady of Rock and Roll,”...

Connect Hawaii Launches

Connect Hawaii Launches

Over a year in the making, Connect Hawaii launched today, with an aim to offer “Honolulu’s premier social and business networking for professionals.” The brainchild of Minoo Elison — event planner, power networker and one-time Republican candidate for the state House — Connect Hawaii is the reincarnation of Dinner Girls and Boys...

Apple Store Kahala Opens Saturday

Apple Store Kahala Opens Saturday

Apple Inc. will open its second Hawaii retail store on Saturday. The Apple Store Kahala will offer 5,000 square feet of gleaming, geeky goodness at Kahala Mall (about 25 percent bigger than its counterpart at Ala Moana). The Grand Opening celebration includes a week of free presentations, demonstrations and workshops,...

Bears Bring Local Boy to the Superbowl

Bears Bring Local Boy to the Superbowl

When the country comes together to watch the Chicago Bears take on the Indanapolis Colts in Miami for the 41st Superbowl, people in Hawaii have a local boy to root for: Olin Kreutz. Kreutz, 29, is a center for the Chicago Bears — one of the team’s two most senior members,...

Hawaii Fights Hard for Screen Time

Hawaii Fights Hard for Screen Time

Despite leaving paradise for New York City, Mynette Loui is still keeping an eye on the Hawaii film industry at the Hawaii Film Blog (which is now a labor of love, no longer affiliated with the Hawaii Film Office). Today Mynette points out an article on Forbes.com about Hawaii’s aggressive...