POSTED: Thursday, November 12, 2009

'Sunset' features work of Edgy Lee

Sunset on the Beach features the documentary “;Life of a Child”; and the cartoon “;Monsters vs. Aliens”; on Saturday at Waikiki Beach.

On Sunday, the movies are “;Hula Aloha-The Love of Dance”;—three documentaries edited by filmmaker Edgy Lee—“;Waikiki in the Wake of Dreams”; (Japanese narration only, no English subtitles), “;Merrie Monarch Festival, the first 30 years”; and “;Hula Guide.”;

Food booths will open at 4 p.m. each day. Live entertainment will also start at 4 p.m. and will feature reggae band HiRiz on Saturday, and Nohelani Cypriano and kumu hula Blaine Kamalani Kia on Sunday. The films will be shown about 6 p.m.

Admission is free.


Gale-force winds bring high surf, rain to Kauai

The surf was up yesterday on Kauai, but heavy rains kept many indoors.

The rough, choppy high surf is part of a weather system that may also bring heavy rains today to all islands, the National Weather Service said.

Gale-force winds upward of 40 mph, 300 miles north of the islands yesterday caused the large swell to come up quickly yesterday afternoon, said National Weather Service lead forecaster Tom Birchard.

A high-surf warning is in effect for all north and east shores until noon today.

A flash-flood watch is also in effect statewide at least through tonight.

The Wailua Golf Course was closed yesterday because of unsafe rainy and windy conditions, a Kauai County news release said. Parks officials will determine today whether to reopen the golf course.


Construction begins on Hilo Airport facility

The state broke ground Tuesday on a new $15 million cargo and light industrial building at Hilo Airport.

Department of Transportation officials said the building and parking lot is part of a larger project that will also include construction of a 50,000-square-yard apron and taxiways designed to support wide-body cargo aircraft. That part of the project will cost $15 million, with $10 million coming from the federal government.

Department officials said the new cargo building will consolidate all cargo operations under one roof. The existing cargo facility is destined to be used as a heliport.


Free lecture explains total solar eclipse

“;The Magic of a Disappearing Sun”; will be the topic of a free Frontiers of Astronomy community lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Auditorium.

Shadia Habbal, with the Institute for Astronomy, will explain how the moon intercepts light from the sun to create a total solar eclipse.

Stars appear during daylight in this event to reveal “;the intricate beauty of the outer atmosphere of the sun, or its corona,”; the IFA said in announcing the lecture.