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  • Volunteers track Santa's progress, answer calls

    Volunteers track Santa's progress, answer calls

    By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Volunteers have pulled on their Santa hats, and are answering phone lines and monitoring wall-size tracking screens as NORAD TracksMore >>
    By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Volunteers have pulled on their Santa hats, and are answering phone lines and monitoring wall-size tracking screens as NORAD TracksMore >>
  • Kailua residents awake to find homes decorated

    Kailua residents awake to find homes decorated

    Thursday, December 20 2012 8:51 PM EST2012-12-21 01:51:50 GMT
    Secret Santa helpers spread some holiday cheer along a street in Kailua Wednesday night. Residents on Hele Street in Enchanted Lake awoke to find their mailboxes tied up with tinsel and decorated forMore >>
    Residents on Hele Street in Enchanted Lake awoke to find their mailboxes tied up with tinsel and decorated for the holidays.  The colorful creations continue down the street for more than a third of mile, 32 homes in all.More >>
  • City announces closures and no trash pickup for Christmas

    City announces closures and no trash pickup for Christmas

    Tuesday, December 25 2012 2:08 PM EST2012-12-25 19:08:13 GMT
    City government offices will be closed Tuesday, December 25, 2012, in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard, and police services will be provided. Handi-Van serviceMore >>
    City government offices will be closed Tuesday, December 25, 2012, in observance of the Christmas Day holiday.More >>
  • Guidelines for Christmas tree disposal

    Guidelines for Christmas tree disposal

    Tuesday, December 25 2012 2:07 PM EST2012-12-25 19:07:24 GMT
    The City's Department of Environmental Services reminds residents to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays. Households with City collection should place bare trees – without flocking, ornamentsMore >>
    The City's Department of Environmental Services reminds residents to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays.More >>
  • Firecracker sales begin Dec. 26

    Firecracker sales begin Dec. 26

    Monday, December 24 2012 9:06 PM EST2012-12-25 02:06:46 GMT
    Fireworks permits are selling at a record setting pace in Honolulu in 2012, according to statistics released by the Honolulu Fire Department. As of close of businesses on December 17, 2,495 fireworksMore >>
    Fire officials say 8,564 firecracker permits were sold on Oahu up until the last day they were available for purchase, Dec. 21.
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  • Permits required to set off New Year's Eve fireworks on Kauai

    Permits required to set off New Year's Eve fireworks on Kauai

    Monday, December 24 2012 8:13 PM EST2012-12-25 01:13:43 GMT
    Kauai Fire Department officials are reminding residents that a permit from the fire department is required to set off fireworks on New Year's Eve.  Monday, Dec. 31 is the last day to obtain a permit. ApplicationsMore >>
    Kauai Fire Department officials are reminding residents that a permit from the fire department is required to set off fireworks on New Year's Eve.  Monday, Dec. 31 is the last day to obtain a permit.More >>
  • First Lady Michelle Obama helps track Santa from Hawaii

    First Lady Michelle Obama helps track Santa from Hawaii

    Monday, December 24 2012 7:45 PM EST2012-12-25 00:45:49 GMT
    For the third consecutive year, First Lady Michelle Obama took time from her holiday vacation in Kailua to deliver cheer to children across America. She personally answered phone calls on Santa's journeyMore >>
    For the third consecutive year, First Lady Michelle Obama took time from her holiday vacation in Kailua to deliver cheer to children across America.More >>
  • Man pulls Christmas prank with over-sized tree

    Man pulls Christmas prank with over-sized tree

    Monday, December 24 2012 4:51 PM EST2012-12-24 21:51:49 GMT
    AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonAP Photo/Elaine Thompson
    (CNN) -- It's a Christmas tree so bizarre it might leave even Santa perplexed. Maybe if this homeowner had measured better, his Christmas tree wouldn't have burst through his roof. What's crazy is howMore >>
    It's a Christmas tree so bizarre it might leave even Santa perplexed.More >>
  • Make-a-Wish gives shopping spree to Hawaii boy

    Make-a-Wish gives shopping spree to Hawaii boy

    Wednesday, December 12 2012 8:27 PM EST2012-12-13 01:27:40 GMT
    By: Jocelyn Langford It's the holiday season, and children everywhere are making a list for Santa, but for one boy, his wishes are already coming true. Eight-year-old James Dixon wished for a shoppingMore >>
    It's the holiday season, and children everywhere are making a list for Santa, but for one boy, his wishes are already coming true.More >>
  • Vandals strike Honolulu holiday lights display

    Vandals strike Honolulu holiday lights display

    Wednesday, December 12 2012 1:55 AM EST2012-12-12 06:55:24 GMT
    A holiday display at one of Oahu's most popular Christmas destinations was vandalized Tuesday. Someone smashed a gift box and knocked over a holiday tree at the Honolulu Hale City Lights. The targetedMore >>
    A holiday display at one of Oahu's most popular Christmas destinations was vandalized Tuesday. Someone smashed a gift box and knocked over a holiday tree at the Honolulu Hale City Lights.More >>
  • Holiday burglary prevention tips

    Holiday burglary prevention tips

    Tuesday, December 11 2012 6:08 PM EST2012-12-11 23:08:57 GMT
    Big Island police are advising the public to take extra precautions to prevent burglaries during the holiday season and to report suspicious activities—especially suspicious persons in your neighborhoodMore >>
    Big Island police are advising the public to take extra precautions to prevent burglaries during the holiday season and to report suspicious activities—especially suspicious persons in your neighborhood during the day or at night.More >>
  • Red Cross offers safety tips for the holidays

    Red Cross offers safety tips for the holidays

    Tuesday, December 11 2012 5:28 PM EST2012-12-11 22:28:47 GMT
    While people in Hawaii are finalizing plans for holiday events and travel, the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross has tips to help prevent accidents and emergencies. "Following a few simpleMore >>
    While people in Hawaii are finalizing plans for holiday events and travel, the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross has tips to help prevent accidents and emergencies.More >>
  • Santa arrives in Waikiki by canoe

    Santa arrives in Waikiki by canoe

    Monday, December 10 2012 3:30 PM EST2012-12-10 20:30:20 GMT
    Santa made his annual visit to Waikiki Saturday morning, opting to leave the sleigh and reindeer at home and to arrive in a more traditional mode of island transportation -- an outrigger canoe. The canoeMore >>
    Santa made his annual visit to Waikiki Saturday morning, opting to leave the sleigh and reindeer at home and to arrive in a more traditional mode of island transportation.More >>
  • Frank Delima Christmas Show

    Frank Delima Christmas Show

    Monday, December 10 2012 3:00 PM EST2012-12-10 20:00:50 GMT
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- Frank DeLima's Holiday Show & Dinner will be Friday, December 14th, 2012 at the Pagoda Hotel C'est SiBoon Ballroom. Dinner begins at 5:35pm. Show time starts at 7:30pm-8:30pm. Adult ticketsMore >>
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- Frank DeLima has a Christmas Show coming up this Friday, Dec. 14th!More >>
  • Hawaiian snow delights children in downtown Honolulu

    Hawaiian snow delights children in downtown Honolulu

    Friday, December 7 2012 9:58 PM EST2012-12-08 02:58:40 GMT
    Preschool children were treated to a winter wonderland in downtown Honolulu Friday morning. Ten to 15 tons of finely chopped ice, or "snow", fell on the grounds of Central Union Preschool. The snow wasMore >>
    Preschool children were treated to a winter wonderland in downtown Honolulu Friday morning. Ten to 15 tons of finely chopped ice, or "snow", fell on the grounds of Central Union Preschool.More >>
  • Discover Kaka'ako

    Discover Kaka'ako

    Thursday, December 6 2012 4:16 PM EST2012-12-06 21:16:18 GMT
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- In this season of giving, Ward Centers is giving Honolulu residents another reason to celebrate Christmas early in Kaka‘ako. On Dec. 8, visitors and kama‘Ă¢ina are invited to unwrap theMore >>
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- Discover Kaka'ako will feature fashion shows, food, art and performances including one by local singer Duncan Osorio…More >>
  • State opens extra freeway lane to ease holiday traffic

    State opens extra freeway lane to ease holiday traffic

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 8:55 PM EST2012-12-06 01:55:16 GMT
    The State Dept. of Transportation is providing a little holiday cheer to drivers on Oahu. Effective immediately, drivers can take advantage of extended hours for the H-1 Freeway shoulder lane in the eastboundMore >>
    The State Dept. of Transportation is providing a little holiday cheer to drivers on Oahu.  Effective immediately, drivers can take advantage of ...More >>
  • Oahu Christmas Tree Farm

    Oahu Christmas Tree Farm

    Wednesday, December 5 2012 3:31 PM EST2012-12-05 20:31:22 GMT
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- Oahu's large Christmas tree farm, Helemano Farms, opens very soon and will have hundreds of Leyland Cypress trees and thousands of Norfolk Pine trees for the 2012 Holidays. Visitors alsoMore >>
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- Jen takes visits the tree farm in Witmore Village, Wahiawa to see the naturally growing, full size Christmas trees that are on sale now…More >>
  • Friendly Neighbors: Seniors Need your Help This Holiday Season

    Friendly Neighbors: Seniors Need your Help This Holiday Season

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 3:01 PM EST2012-12-04 20:01:10 GMT
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Waikiki Friendly Neighbors program, an outreach program of Waikiki Health Center, seeks to assist kapuna in need by providing basic assistance and companionship with support from volunteers.More >>
    HawaiiNewsNow)- "Friendly Neighbors" is a program that connects volunteers with seniors to assist with light chores and to provide companionship during the Holiday season...More >>
  • Complete list of holiday parades on Oahu

    Complete list of holiday parades on Oahu

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 2:59 PM EST2012-12-04 19:59:31 GMT
    Dozens of holiday parades are planned for the month of December. Here is a full list of scheduled events for Oahu. December 1, 2012 Saturday 9:00AM - 10:30AM MILILANI CHRISTMAS PARADE sponsored byMore >>
    Dozens of holiday parades are planned for the month of December.  Here is a full list of scheduled events for Oahu.More >>
  • The Master Holiday Chef Challenge

    The Master Holiday Chef Challenge

    Monday, December 3 2012 4:04 PM EST2012-12-03 21:04:17 GMT
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- The Master Holiday Chef Challenge is a national chef recipe competition featuring 14 leading chefs from major cities across the U.S., including Chef Chai. These chefs will be competingMore >>
    (HawaiiNewsNow)- Participants of the Master Holiday Chef Challenge will be competing against each other to create the best locally inspired holiday appetizer, entrée, side dish and dessert...More >>
  • Shaka Santa arrives at Honolulu Hale

    Shaka Santa arrives at Honolulu Hale

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 8:53 PM EST2012-11-28 01:53:17 GMT
    Souce:  Garrett OgawaSouce: Garrett Ogawa
    The big man in red made has made his big appearance at Honolulu Hale. Crews were seen loading Shaka Santa into position Tuesday morning. Tutu Mele was placed at his side. The pair is a main attractionMore >>
    The big man in red made has made his big appearance at Honolulu Hale. Crews were seen loading Shaka Santa into position Tuesday morning. Tutu Mele was placed at his side.More >>
  • Thousands expected at 'Festival of Lights' Christmas boat parade

    Thousands expected at 'Festival of Lights' Christmas boat parade

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 8:50 PM EST2012-11-28 01:50:22 GMT
    Light up your holiday season with the 16th Annual "Festival of Lights" Christmas Boat Parade Saturday, December 15 at Hawaii Kai Towne Center from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Center's magical evening ofMore >>
    Light up your holiday season with the 16th Annual "Festival of Lights" Christmas Boat Parade Saturday, December 15 at Hawaii Kai Towne Center.More >>
  • Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

    Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

    Sunday, November 25 2012 3:43 PM EST2012-11-25 20:43:07 GMT
    By MAE ANDERSON AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it's Cyber Monday's turn. Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticedMore >>
    Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it's Cyber Monday's turn.More >>
  • Holiday shoppers head to Blaisdell on 'Small Business Saturday'

    Holiday shoppers head to Blaisdell on 'Small Business Saturday'

    Sunday, November 25 2012 12:00 AM EST2012-11-25 05:00:40 GMT
    With the mayhem surrounding "Black Friday" finished for the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday, hundreds of shoppers headed to the Islandwide Expo Craft Fair at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall to participate in "SmallMore >>
    With the mayhem surrounding "Black Friday" finished for the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday, hundreds of shoppers headed to the Islandwide Expo Craft Fair at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall to participate in "Small Business Saturday."More >>
  • Tis the season of giving and the Salvation Army needs your help

    Tis the season of giving and the Salvation Army needs your help

    Saturday, November 24 2012 6:56 AM EST2012-11-24 11:56:16 GMT
    "Ho...ho... Ho," Santa exclaimed at Kahala Mall. "Did you like Thanksgiving?" Santa asked a little girl. Old Saint Nick is in town. "What is that a list?" he asked a boy who was sitting on his lap. AndMore >>
    "Ho...ho... Ho," Santa exclaimed at Kahala Mall. "Did you like Thanksgiving?" Santa asked a little girl. Old Saint Nick is in town. "What is that a list?" he asked a boy
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  • Slugs could slow Christmas tree deliveries

    Slugs could slow Christmas tree deliveries

    Friday, November 23 2012 4:59 PM EST2012-11-23 21:59:28 GMT
    HONOLULU (AP) - The delivery of Christmas trees to Hawaii could be slower than usual this holiday season. That's because some of the trees arriving in container ships from the Pacific Northwest earlierMore >>
    The delivery of Christmas trees to Hawaii could be slower than usual this holiday season.More >>
  • Anxious shoppers turn out for 'Black Thursday'

    Anxious shoppers turn out for 'Black Thursday'

    Friday, November 23 2012 3:00 PM EST2012-11-23 20:00:01 GMT
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Forget 'Black Friday', 'Black Thursday' was underway across the state on Thanksgiving night. The Walmart in Lihue opened at 8 p.m. and shoppers were literally ripping throughMore >>
    Forget 'Black Friday', 'Black Thursday' was underway across the state on Thanksgiving night. The Walmart in Lihue opened at 8 p.m. and shoppers were literally ripping throughMore >>
  • Black Friday

    Black Friday

    Friday, November 23 2012 2:38 PM EST2012-11-23 19:38:15 GMT
    If you plan on going shopping this Black Friday then you have more options then just the malls and big box stores. Places like Downtown, Art & Flea and Ward Centers are offering great deals on productsMore >>
    If you plan on going shopping this Black Friday then you have more options then just the malls and big box stores.More >>
  • Holiday Season at Ala Moana

    Holiday Season at Ala Moana

    Friday, November 23 2012 9:01 AM EST2012-11-23 14:01:17 GMT
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's that time of year again to gather the family and head to Ala Moana Center, a holiday tradition in Hawai'i for more than 50 years. Get into the festive spirit with family-friendlyMore >>
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's that time of year again to gather the family and head to Ala Moana Center, a holiday tradition in Hawai'i for more than 50 years...More >>
  • Shoppers ready to tackle crowds and deals on Black Friday

    Shoppers ready to tackle crowds and deals on Black Friday

    Thursday, November 22 2012 10:05 PM EST2012-11-23 03:05:04 GMT
    Dozens of shoppers are camping out at various stores on Oahu waiting to cash in on those Black Friday specials. Haunani Lee-Vincent is first in line at the Toys R Us at Pearlridge. She got there at midnightMore >>
    Dozens of shoppers are camping out at various stores on Oahu waiting to cash in on those Black Friday specials.More >>
  • Hawaii Black Friday, holiday shopping hours

    Hawaii Black Friday, holiday shopping hours

    Thursday, November 22 2012 8:20 PM EST2012-11-23 01:20:47 GMT
    Stores will be busy across the state in preparation for the holidays. Some stores are open the day of Thanksgiving, while others open their doors early on Black Friday. Want to get a head start on yourMore >>
    Stores will be busy across the state in preparation for the holidays. Some stores are open the day of Thanksgiving, while others open their doors early on Black Friday.More >>
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  • Be an angel to someone less fortunate this holiday

    Be an angel to someone less fortunate this holiday

    Saturday, December 1 2012 5:54 PM EST2012-12-01 22:54:02 GMT
    Planning on doing some holiday shopping this weekend? Add someone in need to your gift list by choosing a name on the Salvation Army's Angel Tree. Santa's local elves are battering up some festive funnelMore >>
    Planning on doing some holiday shopping this weekend? Add someone in need to your gift list by choosing a name on the Salvation Army's Angel Tree. Santa's local elves are battering up some festive funnelMore >>