Brag about business and win recognition
Nominations are being sought for the 2006 Kailua Chamber Awards. The categories:
Quality Service Award: For a business that demonstrates a commitment to service.
Storefront of the Year: For a business that understands the importance of "first impressions" and retaining customers.
Kailua Town Beautification Award: Recognizes renovation of a commercial building.
New Business of the Year: A newcomer who has made significant contributions in Kailua.
Send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 1. Awards will be presented at the general membership meeting on Nov. 15.
HPU review hits stands with poetry and essays
Hawaii Pacific University is releasing the Hawaii Pacific Review, Volume 20 ($8.95), islandwide on Nov. 1, featuring the work of a dozen writers.
Hawaii Pacific Review was created in 1986 as a forum for student creative writing and has expanded to include contributions from around the globe -- from poetry to short stories and personal essays.
Crazy Shirts has 'Hula Quake' T-shirts in stores
Anyone who was all shook up by Sunday's earthquake can commemorate the day by donning a "Hula Quake" T-shirt, which arrived in Crazy Shirts stores Tuesday.
The front of the standard white crew features a Richter scale graphic, while the back includes the date, times and magnitudes of the quakes. It reads, "I Survived The Quakes, The Hawaiian Islands Hula."
"We felt that is was important to create a product for locals and visitors that not only commemorated this unforgettable event, but also showed Hawaii's remarkable ability to rebound from this natural disaster," said Mark Hollander, president of Crazy Shirts.
The shirt retails for $23, part of which will be donated to local charities to help those whose homes and lives were affected by the quakes. Call (800) 771-2720 or visit www.crazyshirts.com.