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HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer. 


Windward Mall Helps Shoppers Find Their “Fit”

No New Years resolution? No problem! For those thinking about how to improve their health and fitness in 2015 Windward Mall is hosting its first annual Health & Fitness Fair, Saturday, Jan. 31 from 12-4 p.m. at Center Court.

Shoppers can look forward to a variety of information on health and wellness from the YMCA of Honolulu and Camp Erdman, HMSA and American Cancer Society. Activities include free blood pressure tests by American Heart Association, diabetes risk screening from American Diabetes Association, free keiki identification, athletic demonstrations and zumba activities as well as product demos and sampling by Windward Mall retailers including GNC, RadioShack and Sports Authority. And while you’re there don’t forget to visit Center Court to enter to win a Fit Bit from Sports Authority.*

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Recognized Among America’s Best Hospitals For Obstetrics

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has received a 2015 Women’s Choice Award recognizing America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by WomenCertified Inc. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

HONOLULU – Kahala Mall today announced its new tenant, Fighting Eel, will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while debuting its new spring line Saturday, January 24. During the celebration, Fighting Eel shoppers will be treated to giveaways and special grand opening discounts, as well as memorialize the day with a picture from the Fighting Eel custom photo booth at the front of the store located near Center Court, between Up & Riding and T&C Surf Design. Pupus and drinks also will be served, with champagne and cupcakes by Sweet Temptations Cupcakery.

“Spring 2015 has a touch of prep with our exclusive remix on the classic leopard print. Fighting Eel Designer Rona Bennett kept the collection rich with hues of blues, purples and darker tones. Overall very versatile, this collection lends a chance for our clientele to step out of the box,” said Kerrie Inouye, Manager of the Fighting Eel location at Kahala Mall.



Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific’s (REHAB) Creative Arts Program will exhibit work created by patient-artists to celebrate the program’s 20th anniversary at Honolulu Museum of Art School.


Who:                Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

What:               20th Anniversary Exhibit of REHAB’s Creative Arts Program

When:              January 22 – February 3, 2015

                         Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                         Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Jersey Fun Run to debut on January 31st

The Jersey Fun Run presented by ESPN 1420 will make its debut on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. at Aloha Stadium. The event will feature an interactive 3K course (approximately two miles) that takes runners/walkers around the stadium and onto Hawaiian Airlines Field.

Held the day before Super Bowl XLIX, the Jersey Fun Run is a family-friendly event that is open to people of all ages. The event will include games, prizes, giveaways, entertainment and more. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey or colors.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics Hawaii, which serves more than 3,500 athletes across the state. The non-profit organization supports more than 8,500 coaches and volunteers, and delivers nine Olympic-type sports and more than 40 competitions throughout the year.

Seventh Annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii Returns to Its Roots

In its seventh year the popular Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii celebration is jamming its way back to the place where it all started. This year’s event will take place Feb. 7 – 8, 2015, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Make your way down and spend the morning soaking in an enchanting live hula show on Saturday, Feb. 7. Or bring the family to enjoy the lively sounds of top local and Japanese ukulele performers, including Mark Yamanaka, Kris Fuchigami, Brittni Paiva and many more.