Monthly Archives February 2011

“Fix it, Danno!” Mainland travel writer catches Natatorium’s Five-0 star turn

Turns out we weren’t the only ones who noticed the Natatorium’s guest appearance in Monday’s Hawaii Five-0 episode. Over in San Francisco, SFGate’s “Hawaii Insider” blog also was paying close attention. The blogger, travel writer Jeanne Cooper, says she’d bet that Navy SEAL and Five-0 boss Steve McGarrett would back restoration and reopening of the Natatorium. Now there’s a Five-0 plotline we’d love to see! Thanks, Jeanne and SFGate, for telling the Natatorium story to your readers on the Mainland!
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Categories: History and Uncategorized.

The Natatorium makes its Hawaii Five-0 debut

Did you see it? The Natatorium made its first guest-starring appearance in Monday night’s episode of the new Hawaii Five-0. If you missed it, you can catch the episode, titled “Powa Maka Moana,” on streaming video on the Hawaii Five-0 web site. A little over 11 minutes in, there’s a beautiful aerial shot from the ocean side, followed immediately by an establishing shot of the Natatorium’s gateway arch. That places Five-0 detectives Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan) in Kapiolani Park, where they’re looking for informant Kamekona (Taylor Wiley) who may have information to help them
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Categories: News coverage and Uncategorized.

Let’s honor Friends of the Natatorium board member Fred Ballard

Attention, friends and admirers of Fred Ballard, a Friends of the Natatorium director since 1995 and longtime board secretary: You’re invited to a testimonial luncheon in Fred’s honor on Sunday, Feb. 13, sponsored by the Oahu Veterans Council. This is a chance to thank Fred for all he has done in tireless, selfless service to his fellow veterans. We want to thank him for what he has done through the council, certainly, but also for his 16 years of steadfast advocacy for restoration of the Natatorium, Hawaii’s memorial to the soldiers and sailors of World War I. Luncheon attendees are
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Categories: Events, Uncategorized, and Veterans.