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Graham Builders' Keith Kilburn Earns Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Designation

Graham Builders' Keith Kilburn Earns Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Designation

HONOLULU - www.grahambuilders.com - Graham Builders, Hawaii's premier design+build company, is pleased to announce that design department manager Keith Kilburn has earned his Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Hawaii residents age 65 and older grew at a rate of more than three times faster than the total state population from 2010 to 2011.

As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Kilburn accepts the responsibilities and obligations inherent in the National Home Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Code of Ethics, which includes complying with the rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety and welfare of the aging-in-place community.

Graham Builders' Evan Fujimoto and Ryan Graham Earn Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Designation

Graham Builders' Evan Fujimoto and Ryan Graham Earn Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Designation

HONOLULU - www.grahambuilders.com - Graham Builders, Hawaii's premier design+build company, is pleased to announce that president Evan Fujimoto and vice president of operations Ryan Graham have earned their Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Hawaii residents age 65 and older grew at a rate of more than three times faster than the total state population from 2010 to 2011.

As Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists, Fujimoto and Graham accept the responsibilities and obligations inherent in the National Home Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Code of Ethics, which includes complying with the rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety and welfare of the aging-in-place community.

2012 McKinley Graduation Commencement Live

2012 McKinley Graduation Commencement Live

Watch the full LIVE stream on HawaiiStream.com

'Brain Rules' Author to Speak at Punahou June 13

'Brain Rules' Author to Speak at Punahou June 13

What's the single most important thing an expectant mother can do during pregnancy? How much TV is OK for a baby? What's the best way to handle temper tantrums?

John Medina, author of "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to 5," will speak about his latest book, which addresses these and other parenting questions, during a free, public presentation on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Dillingham Hall on the Punahou School campus.

The event is part of Punahou's Innovation Series, which supports the exploration of creativity and innovation in our community. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is unreserved. For more information, go to www.punahou.edu/brainrules, call 808.944.5737 or email brainsymposium@punahou.edu.

Foster Parent and Hale Kipa Receive Recognition from County of Hawaii

Foster Parent and Hale Kipa Receive Recognition from County of Hawaii

Hawaii Mayor Billy Kenoi recently proclaimed the month of May as Foster Care Month in the County of Hawaii, urging communities to celebrate foster care programs. On May 18, 2012, County of Hawaii Managing Director William Takaba presented the proclamation to Hawaiian Acres resident Leinaala Kahanaoi and members of Hale Kipa’s Oahu and Big Island staff. Kahanaoi and Hale Kipa were recognized for helping affect a positive, lifelong connection in the lives of youths in foster care. Earlier this year, Kahanaoi became the legal guardian to her 16-year-old foster daughter, who has lived with her since April 2011 as part of Hale Kipa’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program.

In May, National Foster Care month is recognized throughout the country as a time to focus on the issues facing the 408,000 American children and youth in foster care. According to the 2010 Annual Report from the Hawaii Department of Human Services, there are around 1,400 children in Hawaii’s foster care program.

Bike to the Zoo Day

Bike to the Zoo Day

The following information is provided by the City & County of Honolulu:

The City and County of Honolulu’s 4th annual Bike to the Zoo Day will be on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone who rides a bicycle to the Honolulu Zoo will get in free. Bicyclists should enter from the Monsarrat Avenue gate.

There will be free valet bicycle parking available. The first 200 bicyclists will receive a free bag with goodies.

The City is providing this free event to encourage people to ride bicycles for short trips instead of driving their cars. Mayor Peter Carlisle endorses this multi-modal approach to transportation in saying, “We hope this fun, free event will help people realize the potential of the bicycle as an alternative to the car for these shorter trips.”

Exoplanets at 'Imiloa's Muanakea Skies Talk

Exoplanets at 'Imiloa's Muanakea Skies Talk

Information courtesy: UH Hilo

Exoplanets at 'Imiloa's Muanakea Skies Talk

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 7pm to 8pm

WHERE:  'Imiloa Astronomy Center

Join Brendan Bowler at 'Imiloa's Maunakea Skies talk: Topic Imaging Planets around other stars from the summit of Maunakea. Are there planets like Earth around other star? The talk will be in the 'Imiloa planetarium. $5 for members and $8 for non-members.

Pulama I Ke Ola Healthcare Conference

Pulama I Ke Ola Healthcare Conference

Information courtesy: UH Hilo

The ninth annual Pūlama I Ke Ola Healthcare conference planning committee recently announced the presentation line-up for its upcoming, May 18, 2012 event. This year’s theme – “Mandate to Communicate to Improve Healthcare” touches on the importance of effective communication strategies. This conference presents up-to-date information that is both pertinent & practical in today’s constantly evolving field of Health Care. All healthcare professionals are encouraged & invited to attend.
 
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2012, 8am to 5:30pm
 
WHERE: UH Hilo UCB 127

 

Here's the exciting agenda:
-What Can Stories About Hot Tubs and McDonald's Breakfasts Teach Us About Health Care Team Performance?

Register for John R. Wooden Course Basketball Camp, June 4 - 7

Register for John R. Wooden Course Basketball Camp, June 4 - 7

Boys and girls ages 6 – 18 will have the chance to immerse themselves in the techniques and philosophy of a legendary UCLA coach at the John R. Wooden Course Basketball Camp, to be held June 4 – 7, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at Hemmeter Fieldhouse on the Punahou School campus.

Regents approve new UH chancellor with $100K pay raise

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Over the objections of the faculty union, the University of Hawaii Board of Regents Thursday unanimously approved hiring Tom Apple as the UH Manoa's next UH chancellor.

Apple's salary will be about $100,000 higher than his predecessor, something that nearly caused two Regents to vote against the appointment. 

As Hawaii News Now first reported Friday, Apple was the top choice out of four finalists for the job overseeing UH's flagship Manoa campus. 

Apple is the provost of the University of Delaware, which has about 20,000 students, roughly the same size as UH Manoa.   

Under the agreement approved by the Regents during their meeting at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine, Apple will be paid $439,000 a year, roughly a $100,000 increase from the salary of outgoing UH Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.