• Deadline coming for fellowships • Hawaiian Air sets holiday fares • MV Dawn Princess calls on Nawiliwili • Grand-Slam fever spreads in Po’ipu • College planning seminar is set, free • HVCB prepares for another China show
Deadline coming for fellowships
The deadline for applications for the Pacific Century Fellows Program, which trains outstanding young people to be the state’s leaders of tomorrow, is Tuesday, Oct. 29. The nine-month program, patterned after the White House Fellows Program, is designed to recognize and encourage Hawai’i’s future leaders.
Laurie L.K. Yoshida, an entrepreneur, is the only Kaua’i alumni of the program, and the only Kaua’i person on the Fellows Program Selection Committee. The cost is $1,500, to cover expenses, and some tuition assistance may be available. For application forms and more information, please call 1-808-478-2467.
Hawaiian Air sets holiday fares
Holiday fares for Hawai’i residents traveling roundtrip between Hawai’i and any of Hawaiian Airlines’ nine Mainland gateway cities start at $458 for mid-week departures from Honolulu. The fares are good for travel originating in Hawai’i between December 3 and December 30, with return flights between December 28 and January 13.
The Mainland destinations are Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Seattle, Portland (Ore.), Phoenix, Las Vegas (via Los Angeles), and Ontario, Calif. Please see the Web site, www.hawaiianair.com, or call toll-free 1-800-882-8811, for reservations and more information.
MV Dawn Princess calls on Nawiliwili
The 857-foot-long cruise ship MV Dawn Princess calls on Nawiliwili Harbor this Thursday, Oct. 24, scheduled to arrive at 7 a.m. and leave at 6 p.m. the same day. On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Norwegian Wind arrives at Nawiliwili, at 8 a.m., leaving at 6 p.m. the same day. Its sister ship, the Norwegian Star, calls on Nawiliwili each Saturday, in at 7 a.m. and out at 6 p.m.
Grand-Slam fever spreads in Po’ipu
Kawailoa Development, doing business as the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa, and the Poipu Bay Golf Course, co-host the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Poipu Bay Grill & Bar.
Highlights of the 2001 Grand Slam of Golf will be shown on the grill’s TV screens, and pupus and refreshments will be served. The cost is $7 for Chamber members, $15 for all others, and the deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 28. To register and for more information, please call 245-7363, fax 245-8815, or register online at www.kauaichamber.org.
College planning seminar is set, free
Ruben Rea, the Edward Jones investment representative at the company’s Hanama’ulu office, hosts a free seminar on financial planning for college, at 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Island School behind Kauai Community College in Puhi.
The session is designed to help individual investors understand savings options, establish and compare savings goals, examine investment choices, explore financial aid, and more. Please call 632-0351 to reserve a seat, or for more information.
HVCB prepares for another China show
The Hawai’i Visitors & Convention Bureau will once again participate in the China International Travel Mart 2002, set for next month in Shanghai. Kaua’i native and Miss Hawaii USA Alicia Michioka is accompanying HVCB representatives and other visitor-industry officials. The event is Asia’s largest international trade show, with around 100,000 people expected.