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Celebrate National Poetry Month at Hawaii State Library on April 19

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Hawaii State Library on April 19

In celebration of National Poetry Month, award-winning poet and author Eric Paul Shaffer will present “Big Words in Little Magazines,” a free program at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.

Shaffer, the author of five poetry books including “Lahaina Noon,” “Portable Planet,” and “Burn & Learn,” will read a selection of classic and contemporary poems.  In addition to being an author and poet, Shaffer is an Assistant Professor of English at Honolulu Community College.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older.  Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Library’s Language, Literature & History Section at 586-3499.

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Ukulele Picnic Releases Updated Musical Lineup for 2014

Ukulele Picnic Releases Updated Musical Lineup for 2014

As plans for this year’s sixth annual Ukulele Picnic continue to strum along new performers and elements have been confirmed, promising that this year’s event will top the charts. Scheduled to take place May 23 – 25, 2014, Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii will share the ukulele with people of all ages, from around the world.

“For those planning to make it down to the main event on Sunday, May 25 we have added a number of exciting new performers including Abe Lagrimas Jr. from Los Angeles, Aparik Sirinanthakul from Thailand, Ayano Tsuji, Kris Fuchigami, Taimane Gardner and Tony Liu Zong from China,” said Ukulele Picnic promoter Kazuyuki Sekiguchi. “Each year we continue to receive interest from new entertainers who are interested in participating, allowing us to build excitement and put on a bigger and better event!”

Elements of the three-day event include:

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Welcomes New Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Welcomes New Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced that Janet M. Camacho, MSN, MPH, APRN CPNP, has been hired as Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG). Camacho joins more than 500 care providers within the state’s largest medical group, which delivers comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 230,000-plus members in Hawaii.

In her new role, Camacho will leverage her more than 20 years of health care experience to develop and implement patient safety and quality plans that maintain top levels of accreditation from the National Committee on Quality Assurance, The Joint Commission, Medicare, Medicaid, and other regulatory agencies. She will develop and monitor systems that track key patient safety and quality indicators, with a focus on prevention and continuous improvement.

Honolulu HomeLoans Welcomes Brian Uchida, Assistant Vice President

Honolulu HomeLoans Welcomes Brian Uchida, Assistant Vice President

Honolulu HomeLoans (HHL), Hawaii’s leading mortgage banker, is welcoming Brian Uchida to the team as Assistant Vice President. In his new role, Uchida will specialize in residential mortgage loan origination.

“Brian brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Honolulu HomeLoans,” says Chief Production Officer Andrew Kim. “I am happy to have him join our origination team and look forward to his positive influence with the sales staff.”

Uchida has worked in the real estate and mortgage industry for 32 years. Prior to HHL, Uchida worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Countrywide, Honolulu Mortgage, and ARCS Mortgage Company. Born and raised in Honolulu, Uchida has a wealth of experience that will help Hawaii residents become Hawaii homeowners.

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KCAA Preschools of Hawaii announces new board member

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii announces new board member

The Board of Trustees of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii is pleased to announce that Elisabeth “Liz” Chun has been elected to the board. She was previously Executive Director and Vice President of Good Beginnings Alliance until July 2012 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Honolulu, the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, PHOCUSED and is a member of the Rotary Club of Hawaii.

The Board of Trustees of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii elected executive officers for 2013 - 2014.  They are:  Chairman Kimo Steinwascher of AB Kailua, Vice Chairman Alan S. Ito, technology software consultant, Treasurer Christopher R. Dang, Attorney, Christopher R. Dang, LLLC, and Secretary Robert S. Ostrem Jr. of Jerry Hay, Inc. 

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for March 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for March 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for March 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

RevoluSun walks the talk of sustainability with the Earth Day challenge

RevoluSun walks the talk of sustainability with the Earth Day challenge