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Disney Conservation Grant Continues Support for Coral Reef Research

Disney Conservation Grant Continues Support for  Coral Reef Research

HONOLULU – The UH Mānoa Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has been awarded a $24,650 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to support the Connecting Coral Reefs Worldwide project. This new award will build on the positive outcomes of their 2013 award.

The DWCF 2014-2015 award will allow researchers and students from the Palau International Coral Reef Center to travel to HIMB to learn new population genetics techniques that will improve the design of resilient Marine Protected Area (MPA) networks so that they are more effective in protecting coral reefs in Palau and throughout Micronesia.

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

HONOLULU – With the holidays right around the corner and as part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free keiki car-seat safety inspections this Friday, Nov. 14, and next month on Friday, Dec. 12. The inspections are being offered to the public free of charge and are performed by certified car-seat technicians from FICOH’s Claims and Risk & Safety Management staff. 

What:

Free keiki car-seat safety checks

Upcoming dates:

Friday, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 2014. Appointments available between 10 a.m. and noon.

Where:

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Manoa Library Starting Nov. 15

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Manoa Library Starting Nov. 15

“Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores,” a free exhibit, will be on display at the Manoa Public Library from Saturday, November 15 to Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in the Lobby.  

Learn about the various ways Hawaii was affected by World War I, even at the very beginning of the conflict in 1914.  Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite way to support the war effort, during this important historical event.

This exhibit is suitable for all ages, and may be viewed during normal library hours.

The Manoa Public Library is located at 2716 Woodlawn Drive.  For more information, please call the Library at 988-0459.

“Share A Night” At The Ronald McDonald House Charities® Of Hawaii Annual Gala, Sunday, November 16

HONOLULU – Mark your calendar for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii’s (RMHC-Hawaii) annual “Share A Night” gala. Tables are available for the Sunday, November 16, event at the Sheraton Waikiki. This year’s honorary co-chairs are Sam Choy, chef and restaurateur, and Bobby Senaha, publisher of Hawaii Business Magazine.

“It is the strength and courage of the many children and families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House that we would like to honor at this year’s Share-A-Night gala,” said Jerri Chong, RMHC-Hawaii president. “This is a season of thanks and giving, and we are dedicating our largest event of the year to celebrate the families who make our house a home.”

Learn to Prevent Seniors from Falling Workshop on November 12

Learn to Prevent Seniors from Falling Workshop on November 12

“Falling is Not a Form of Exercise,” a free informational workshop, will be presented at Manoa Valley Church on Wednesday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the new Multi-Purpose Room.  The public is invited to attend.   

David Nakamaejo, President of Comforting Hands Senior Care, will conduct a PowerPoint presentation on this topic for older adults and family-caregivers.  Nakamaejo will discuss four important steps that can help seniors reduce the risk of falling: 

  • Review of Medications
  • Annual Eye Exams
  • Home Safety Measures
  • Tai Chi Exercises   

Informational materials will be available.  

The Church’s Senior Care Ministry is hosting this workshop which will include a Tai Chi demonstration, Tai Chi exercises for participants, and a question-and-answer session.   

See Steel Drum Performance at Kaimuki Library on November 2

See Steel Drum Performance at Kaimuki Library on November 2

The award-winning Greg and Junko MacDonald, who have been featured as the opening act for Harry Belafonte, Julio Iglesias, Jimmy Buffet, and Kenny Loggins, will perform steel drum music from a variety of genres including Latin, Hawaiian, calypso, classical, jazz, and vintage rock at Kaimuki Public Library on Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m.  The free performance will be conducted in the Adult Reading Section.

The MacDonalds, eight-time Hawaii Music Award winners, will also share background information about the history of the steel drum.  The duo has performed on Hawaii Public Radio, at major conventions and various retail outlets.          

The Friends of Kaimuki Public Library is sponsoring this one-hour program for adults.  CD albums of the MacDonald’s will be available for purchase from the Friends group following the performance.       

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

(Honolulu, Hawai’i, October 29, 2014) -- La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls will have its Fall Admissions Open House on Thursday, November 6 with tours starting at 5:15 pm and the program beginning at 6:00 pm.

During the Admissions Open House, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the value of an all-girls’ education and hear about the academic, athletics, arts, co-curricular and college counseling programs that La Pietra offers. The program will start with a student-guided tour of La Pietra‘s 21st century classrooms and facilities, and then hear from Mahina Hugo, Head of School, current students, parents, and faculty.

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.lapietra.edu. For questions or inquiries, contact Director of Admissions, Megan Meyer at (808) 922-2744 or by e-mail at mmeyer@lapietra.edu.