Memorial Day Service on Sunday, May 24th, 10am

  21ST ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE AT THE WAIKIKI WAR MEMORIAL NATATORIUM Sunday, May 24, 10 a.m. “Kupa’a i ke kuleana, Ka ‘ihi, Ka mahalo, a me ke kupili” Committed to Responsibility, Respect, Reverence and Reason   Since 1989, the Friends of the Natatorium have sponsored this annual Memorial Day Weekend ceremony in memory of Hawaii’s beloved lost from all American wars and in honor of the state’s military veterans. This highly visual ceremony at the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium annually attracts hundreds to the state’s official memorial to the 101 from Hawaii who died in World War I. The
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Natatorium Makes Front Page News!

Just read the Sunday Advertiser front page story.   What’s your take?  The Advertiser’s coverage makes it appear the Army Corps’ report lacks a valid estimate on the enormous cost of demolition.  This perpetuates the false perception — based on a comparison of incomplete, apples to oranges data — that a new man-made beach is cheaper than restoration. In addition, the reporter fails to ask whether demolition of the pool and construction of new groins in a Marine Conservation District is even allowable.   Also missing are the the astronomical financial and environmental costs of demolishing and disposing of
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Nancy Bannick Tribute Concert

A Tribute to Nancy Bannick Blaisdell Concert Hall Friday, November 7, 2008 Featuring: Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, Beebe Freitas Tickets are Free, Seating is General Admission/Unreserved Presenters: Chamber Music Hawaii, Friends of the Natatorium, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Hawaii Public Radio, Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, Honolulu Symphony, Historic Hawaii Foundation Kapiolani Park Preservation Society & Save Diamond Head Association NANCY BANNICK / 1926-2008 Preservationist championed isle landmarks Nancy Bannick’s legacy lives on in the charm of historic Chinatown, the wide-open feel of Kapiolani Park, the ongoing campaign to preserve the Waikiki Natatorium and the sounds of violins at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Without her dogged advocacy and personal
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