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Palama Settlement Announces 2012 Academic Scholarship Recipients

Palama Settlement Announces 2012 Academic Scholarship Recipients

The following information is provided by Palama Settlement:

Palama Settlement has selected 24 students to receive $46,500 in scholarship awards thanks to support from the Blackfield and Friends Scholarship and the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Hannah Cochrane Fund. Palama's Education and Scholarship Committee selects awardees based on financial need, academic merit, community service participation, and commitment to educational goals. Additional consideration is given to applicants who are past and present participants in Palama Settlement's programs and to those who live in the Palama-Liliha-Kalihi area.

The Blackfield and Friends Education Scholarship is made possible by longtime Palama supporter, Ms. Cecilia Blackfield, and her family, friends, and the ABC Stores and Kosasa Foundation's generous annual gifts. Since 1999, the Blackfield and Friends Scholarship Program has awarded 65 scholarships to new and renewal applicants totaling over $148,000.

Open Auditions for Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Open Auditions for Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

The following information is provided by Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives:

Open Auditions for Actors and Musicians for William Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Cecilia Fordham, will be held Sunday, June 24, 2-4 p.m.; Monday, June 25, 7-9 p.m.; with callbacks, Tuesday, June 26, 7-9 p.m. at the Chamberlin House on the grounds of the Hawaiian Mission Houses located at 553 South King Street. The production will be staged at the Hawaiian Mission Houses' outdoor performance space, Kahua Ho'okipa, on August 24, 25, 31, and September 1.

Actors should be familiar with the Midsummer Night's Dream script. A 1-2 minute prepared monologue is welcomed. Selected readings from the script will be available. Dress comfortably. Be prepared to move. All characters are open for casting.

Hilo and Manoa students get 1st Hau oli Mau Loa Fdn award

Hilo and Manoa students get 1st Hau oli Mau Loa Fdn award

The Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation has pledged $324,560 to support University of Hawai‘i students committed to careers in conservation in Hawai‘i. Six students pursuing masters degrees at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management (NREM) and University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Program have been selected to receive these new graduate assistantships.

This award, which includes a tuition exemption, regular stipend and funds for professional development, will help increase the number of qualified Hawai‘i students/ professionals pursuing environmental resource management careers. Through this investment in UH’s students, coupled with their support of Lyon Arboretum’s Micro-propagation lab a year ago, Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation has committed nearly $1M towards supporting conservation efforts at UH that directly impact our students, research, and our communities.

Kaiser Permanente Expands Access to Physician Care

Kaiser Permanente Expands Access to Physician Care

Allyson Chambers, MD, Specialist in Family Medicine, and Jocelyn Sonson, MD, Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Join the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced that Allyson Chambers, MD (family medicine), has joined the Kona Clinic on the Big Island and Jocelyn Sonson, MD (emergency medicine), has joined the emergency department at the Moanalua Medical Center. They join over 450 physicians and providers of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), the state’s largest multi-specialty medical group, providing comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 230,000-plus members.

Dr. Chambers earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed her residency at Swedish Medical Center, in Seattle, Washington. She is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Electric vehicle drivers now have new, free place to charge up in town at Kam Shopping Center

Electric vehicle drivers now have new, free place to charge up in town at Kam Shopping Center

www.VoltaCharging.com – Electric vehicle (EV) drivers will have a new place to “charge up” for free in town, as Volta Industries (Volta) and First Insurance power up a new EV charging station today outside of Long’s at Kamehameha Shopping center, located at 1620 North School Street. First Insurance is also providing Pearlridge Drivers free electricity through its sponsorship of the Pearlridge Downtown EV charging station. These stations are part of the Volta Hawaii network, a community-sponsored, free-to-use EV charging network.

“Volta’s unique business model helps companies like First Insurance leverage their advertising to actually benefit the Hawaii community,” said Scott Mercer, Volta Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “As more EV drivers hit the road, the primary concern seems to be running out of electricity. We’re glad our system addresses this challenge to helping Hawaii embrace electric vehicles.”

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Presents Senior Summit Lecture Series June 2012 Calendar

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Presents Senior Summit Lecture Series June 2012 Calendar

The Senior Summit program, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provides ongoing educational opportunities on a wide variety of topics specific to seniors. The emphasis is on prevention, personal growth, and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. All lectures are free and open to the public. To register, please call the respective location at provided phone number. For more information, call (808) 432-2235 or toll-free 1-877-447-5990.

WHAT: KAISER PERMANENTE SENIOR SUMMIT LECTURE SERIES
COST: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 
TOPIC: MOVE FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE

Why should I exercise? How hard do I have to work out to be healthy? What can I do to prevent myself from getting injured? What types of exercises can I do to improve balance and prevent falls? These topics and more will be covered during this interactive and informative session.
 
SPEAKER: Machelle Lee, Silver&Fit Program Manager

Weekly Road Work Report for Urban Honolulu

Weekly Road Work Report for Urban Honolulu

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

Ward Centers Hires Katie Ka‘anapu as Senior Marketing Manager

Ward Centers Hires Katie Ka‘anapu as Senior Marketing Manager

Ward Centers announced on Tuesday that Katie Ka‘anapu will join Ward Centers as senior marketing manager, effective June 4, 2012. Assuming leadership on all marketing efforts at Ward Centers, Ka‘anapu will be responsible for strategic planning and execution, leasing assistance, revenue generation, retailer relations and sales production as well as results measurement.

“We are excited to welcome Katie to the team, and are impressed by her extensive knowledge of the business and her record of forging strong relationships with retailers,” said Bobbie Lau, general manager of Ward Centers. “We are confident that Katie’s fresh perspective will provide creative marketing strategies that will greatly benefit Ward Centers and our tenants.”

JCCH Commemorates 25th Anniversary With Newly Renovated Exhibition

JCCH Commemorates 25th Anniversary With Newly Renovated Exhibition

The following information is provided by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii:

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) will proudly kick off the year-long festivities commemorating the 25th anniversary of the center’s incorporation with the unveiling of the newly renovated Okage Sama De: I am what I am because of you permanent exhibition. The event will be held at JCCH on Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 am in the Community Gallery.

The Okage Sama De exhibit first opened its doors on January 7, 1995 to a crowd of supporters and well wishers. From the 1800s to today’s multicultural Hawai‘i, the permanent exhibition chronicles the history and legacy of the Japanese Americans from the first immigrants to present day. A few years ago, the center began a fundraising campaign to expand the story of the exhibition to include current generations of Hawai‘i’s Japanese American population.

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.