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Chamber participates in inaugural ‘Hawaii on the Hill’ initiative

The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce participated in the first Hawaii on the Hill initiative July 22 and 23 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Co-chaired by Sen. Mazie Hirono and the rest of the Hawaii delegation, the event highlighted the state’s businesses, food and culture on Capitol Hill. The two-day affair included a Hawaii Policy Summit, tours of the White House and Capitol, and concluded with a “Taste of Hawaii” reception with more than 700 invited guests experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of Hawaii.

Day showcases new Kaiser facility

Kaiser Permanente’s Kona Medical Office, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month, welcomed community members July 20 to its Family Fun Day for an afternoon of games, activities, prizes and entertainment. Visitors toured the new facilities at the corner of Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Honokohau Street and mingled with Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff.

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Auditions held for ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ musical

Aloha Performing Arts Company will hold open auditions for volunteer performers for its next mainstage production, the Gothic musical thriller “Jekyll and Hyde” at the Aloha Theatre at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10. If necessary, an invitational callback audition will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 12.