Hawaii Travel News 01/08/2011
Chinatown hops into New Year fun – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com
The Year of the Rat officially starts on February 3rd, but celebrations will take place in Honolulu's Chinatown throughout the month of January leading up to the holiday. It's a festive time to visit this neighborhood.
Viewer DQs Villegas From Maui PGA Event – Sports News Story – KITV Honolulu
Wow, the Tournament of Champions seems to be having bad luck over on the Valley Isle. Rain and now two disqualifications. Hope that bad luck just comes in threes…
Elton John to christen new MACC pavilion – Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor’s Information – The Maui News
The new Yokouchi Pavilion will play host to Elton John's "Greatest Hits Live" tour this February.
Food Network holding casting call for Hawaii restaurants | KHON2 Hawaii’s News Leader
Robert Irvine's "Restaurant Impossible" series is coming to Hawaii. Wonder who they will pick? Just hear we've got a contestant in the running for American Idol this year as well.
Bethany Hamilton Gets Towed in at Jaws » Hawaii News and Travel Guide
This video is amazing! Bethany Hamilton lost her arm in a shark attack, but it obviously has not stopped her from charging the big waves. Amazing!
Fireworks Smoke Spikes Doctor’s Visits – Health News Story – KITV Honolulu
Part of the reason for the Oahu Fireworks Ban that went into effect Jan. 1 was to alleviate health concerns from fireworks smoke. We'll see if it helps…
President Obama Ends His Hawaiian Vacation – Politics News Story – KITV Honolulu
The Obama watch is over! Now Kailua can return to normal, haha. I bet Island Snow sees a bump in Shave Ice business…
Vijay Singh commits to 2011 Sony Open, joins field of past winners | Pacific Business News
The Sony Open kicks of Jan 13-16 at the Waialae Country Club on Oahu, and always draws great crowds.
Halekulani gets top rankings from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler | Pacific Business News
Halekulani is one of the most beautiful hotels on Waikiki Beach. Even if a night there is out of your price range, there are many restaurants on property that you can visit. I love Lewer's Lounge for the piano bar and their expert mixologists.
Maui’s plastic bag ban to go into effect January 11 | KHON2 Hawaii’s News Leader
Maui is the first county in the state to put a plastic ban in effect. Let's hope it's not the last!
New laws in effect for 2011 | KHON2 Hawaii’s News Leader
A few of the statewide laws that have gone into effect for 2011.
Lava landmark – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com
Tomorrow is the 28th anniversary of the eruption at Kilauea on the Big Island. January is also known as Volcano Awareness Month in Hawaii.
Sony Open in Hawaii | January 10 – 16, 2011 – Waialae Country Club, Hawaii
Fifteen of the top 30 PGA players will be playing at this year's Sony Open, which kicks off next month at the Waialae Country Club.