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Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group Interns Enhance Pearl City Elementary  With An Outdoor Amphitheater

Kiewit Building Group, Inc. summer interns led volunteers, friends and families building and installing a stage and stadium benches at Pearl City Elementary this month.  The group spent over 700 hours on the project, enabling Pearl City Elementary students to attend outdoor classes in the amphitheater.

“We are proud of our outstanding interns who lead projects such as this every year.  One of Kiewit’s core values is stewardship as we strive to create a better Hawaii for future generations,” said Sharon Ann Thom, senior vice president of Kiewit Building Group.  “Our program provides students, our future builders, with mentorship and hands on experience in the construction industry.  It is amazing what our young people are able to accomplish today.”

First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 In First Half Of 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others.

“We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term social and economic future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions.”

The 2014 donations to date total $150,315 and support a variety of nonprofits in Hawaii, including organizations focused on education, health and social services, and economic development.

American Savings Bank Donates $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

American Savings Bank Donates $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

HONOLULU — American Savings Bank (ASB), has committed $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM), Shidler College of Business. As part of a five-year commitment, this gift will support entrepreneurial education and help UHM monetize research efforts. In recognition of this gift, one of the co-working spaces will be named in ASB’s honor. 

Ward Centers Hosts 24th Annual Tip a Cop Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Ward Centers Hosts 24th Annual Tip a Cop Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Diners can offer a different kind of tip to local law enforcement officers at participating restaurants on 

Punahou Builds Bridges in Community Forum on Cities

“Bridging Communities, Bridging Cultures, Bridging Cities” is a free community forum open to the public organized by Wo International Center in conjunction with the fifth annual Student Global Leadership Institute

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i (July 10, 2014) – The public is welcome to attend “Bridging Communities, Bridging Cultures, Bridging Cities,” a community forum designed to examine the programs and initiatives regarding three primary aspects of cities around the world: infrastructure, resource acquisition and culture. Kirk Caldwell, mayor of the City of County of Honolulu will be the keynote speaker at this event, to be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Twigg-Smith Pavilion in Case Middle School, on Punahou’s campus. Admission to the event is free.

Bargain Hunters Invited to White Elephant Faire on July 19

Bargain hunters, discover hidden treasures at the Manoa Valley Church White Elephant Faire on Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Find a safari of savings on toys, household items, clothes, plants, jewelry, handbags, books, shoes, produce, and tools.  Discover our $1 food menu for ono grinds.  All sale proceeds will benefit the church's operating fund in support of the ministries of Manoa Valley Church.        

The vision of Manoa Valley Church (United Church of Christ) is Radical Hospitality, Outreach and Missions, Intentional Faith Development, and Passionate Worship.  Kahu Anne Findlay-Chamberlain is the Senior Minister.             

Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action fund endorses candidates

 Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action fund endorses candidates

Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action Fund (HCFSAF), a group committed to educating voters on food safety issues, is making its first endorsements in the 2014 election cycle, backing the following 18 candidates:

 

House:

Richard Creagan HD5 Hawaii (Naalehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kailua-Kona)

Nicole Ferguson HD42 Honolulu (Kapolei, Makakilo)

Faye Pua Hanohano HD4 Hawaii (Puna)

Robert Harris HD48 Honolulu (Kaneohe, Heeia, Ahuimanu, Kahaluu, Haiku Valley, Mokuoloe)

Dylan Hooser HD15 Kauai (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town, Omao)

Kaniela Ing HD11 Maui (Kihei, Wailea, Makena)

Chris Lee HD51 Honolulu (Lanikai, Waimanalo)

Matthew LoPresti HD41 Honolulu (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch)

Nicole Lowen HD6 Hawaii (North Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau)