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Museums inject art, culture, history into Memorial Day weekend, May 25 & 26

Museums inject art, culture, history into Memorial Day weekend, May 25 & 26

Information provided by the Honolulu Museum of Art:

 

WHAT: Two Museums and a Royal Palace Weekend
WHEN: Saturday, May 25, noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, noon-5 p.m.
WHERE: Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, ‘Iolani Palace
TICKETS: $19.95; $10 kama‘aina; age 17 and under free
INFO: 532-8701, www.honolulumuseum.org (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—The collaborative initiative by Bishop Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and ‘Iolani Palace returns with Two Museums and a Royal Palace Weekend May 25 and 26.

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Honolulu Homeloans announces top producers for February

Honolulu Homeloans announces top producers for February

Honolulu HomeLoans (HHL), Hawaii’s leading mortgage banker, today announced the following retail loan officers were recognized as the top producers for February 2013. February’s Top Producer, Alan Fentriss, is a resident of Kahala.

TOP PRODUCERS

1) Alan Fentriss                    $3,371,961                       

2) Tim O’Leary                      $2,566,912

3) Crystal Acohido               $2,376,500

4) Leonard Loventhal          $2,342,450

5) Karla Redding                  $2,312,432

 

Hawaii Meth Project and Kauai High School Partner to Offer Free “Spray Away Meth” Art Workshops

Hawaii Meth Project and Kauai High School Partner to Offer Free  “Spray Away Meth” Art Workshops

Middle and High School Students Invited to Learn from Aerosol Artist East3 to Create Anti-Meth Murals, March 21-22, 2013

Students took Meth prevention into their own hands today by participating in free “Spray Away Meth” art workshops sponsored by the Hawaii Meth Project and Kauai High School.  The workshops were available to all middle and high school students on Kauai and featured world-renowned aerosol artist East3, who demonstrated his craft and provided the students with instruction on drawing techniques, basic design, and contemporary urban art.  During the workshop students created their own murals centered on anti-Meth themes and messages.  The murals will be displayed at schools around Kauai as an island-wide effort to raise awareness about the dangers of Meth.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Unveils Newly Renovated Mauka Tower at Moanalua Medical Center Blessing

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Unveils Newly Renovated Mauka Tower at Moanalua Medical Center Blessing

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today unveiled the six-story Mauka Tower at its Moanalua Medical Center after an extensive renovation which increased the number of patient rooms while creating a healing environment and making the hospital more conducive to accommodating families and visitors. From the left: Kaiser Permanente members Don Hoy and Claire Loo-Hoy; Dr. Keith Ogasawara, Associate Medical Director Professional Chief of Staff; Linda Puu, Chief Nursing Officer; Kimberly O'Quinn, Kathy Menor, Dr. Lois Chiu Kaiser Permanente staff; Dr. Mark Santi, Physician Leader for the Mauka Tower renovation and Associate Medical Director of Surgical Specialties; Peter Makowski, Hospital Administrator; and Janet Liang, President of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Unveils Newly Renovated Mauka Tower at Moanalua Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Unveils Newly Renovated Mauka Tower at Moanalua Medical Center

Six-Story Tower Includes the Newest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Hawaii, State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging Equipment, and Family Centered Features  

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today unveiled the six-story Mauka Tower at its Moanalua Medical Center after an extensive renovation which increased the number of patient rooms while creating a healing environment and making the hospital more conducive to accommodating families and visitors.  The $140 million Mauka Tower renovation completes a multi-phase expansion project at Moanalua Medical Center; the first phase was completed in April 2008 with the addition of a new six-story wing.

‘Project Sam’ in Hawaii to educate and raise awareness of marijuana issues

‘Project Sam’ in Hawaii to educate and raise awareness of marijuana issues

HONOLULU – Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) has come to Hawaii as part of its new national dialogue on policy issues related to marijuana use and legalization. The organization will be holding four community meetings on Oahu, Lana‘i and the Big Island to discuss marijuana use and the potential impact it has on health.

“The legalization of marijuana is moving fast in parts of the United States and it looks as though the domino effect could quickly move to other states such as Hawaii,” said former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Project SAM chairman. “We decided to bring SAM to Hawaii to spur discussions about marijuana use and misuse.”

Project SAM, has four main goals:

Hundreds rally in support of renewable energy tax credits

Hundreds rally in support of renewable energy tax credits

 

HONOLULU — Nearly three hundred gathered at the State Capitol today in support of legislation that will keep renewable energy tax credits going strong in Hawaii and remain available to homeowners and businesses wishing to invest in solar and other sources of clean energy for their homes and businesses.

Those rallying included: