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Celebrate National Library Week @ your Library in April

Celebrate National Library Week @ your Library in April

In celebration of National Library Week 2014 (April 13-19) and in alignment with the Board of Education and Department of Education’s emphasis on student achievement, Hawaii’s public libraries will offer a variety of free educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)-related programs throughout the month of April.  Our National Library Week programs are suitable for ages 5 and older unless noted otherwise, and all children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored each April by the American Library Association and libraries nationwide. It is intended to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. “Lives change @ your library” is the theme selected by ALA for National Library Week 2014.

Featured programs include:

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Kaiser Permanente Offers April Senior Summit Seminar on Pelvic Floor Strengthening

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide 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, call the respective location. For more information, call 808-432-2235.

TOPIC: IN CONTROL: PELVIC FLOOR STRENGTHENING

Matters of the bladder often increase with age. The good news is that there are many things you can do to improve bladder health! Learn tips for success including pelvic floor strengthening exercises.

When: Friday, April 4, 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Where: Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA
4835 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu
Contact: 808-737-5544

When: Thursday, April 10, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Where: Windward YMCA
200 Kailua Rd., Kailua

Kaiser Permanente Offers May Senior Summit Seminar on Arthritis and You

The Senior Summit Seminars, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provide 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, call the respective location. For more information, call 808-432-2235.

TOPIC: ARTHRITIS AND YOU

Join a Kaiser Permanente Rheumatologist as he explains what is arthritis, what are its symptoms, how can it affect you, what are the most common types of arthritis, and what treatment options are available.

Speakers:
Dennis W. Boulware, MD
David R. Finger, MD

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When: Friday, May 2, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Where: Kaimuki – Waialae YMCA
4835 Kilauea Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Contact: 808-737-5544

Hawaii symphony orchestra features rare violin in Prokofiev and Strauss concert

 Hawaii symphony orchestra features rare violin in Prokofiev and Strauss concert

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will feature guest violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and acclaimed Japanese conductor Junichi Hirokami this Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., April 5 and 6, at the Neal Blaisdell Center. This highly anticipated Prokofiev and Strauss concert, the second of the Spring 2014 Halekulani Masterworks Series, has Meyers performing on her priceless 1741 “Vieuxtemps” Guarneri del Gesu.

A California native, Meyers is one of the world’s premier concert violinists. She is widely praised for her elegance and technical mastery of the instrument, showcasing her passion for classical music. Meyers is a top-selling recording artist with close to 30 albums to her credit, including her 2014 No. 1 classical bestseller, “The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album.”

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BONTERRA SOLAR NAMES CHRISTIAN ADAMS COMPANY PRESIDENT

BONTERRA SOLAR NAMES CHRISTIAN ADAMS COMPANY PRESIDENT

HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar Hawaii partner and sales director Christian Adams has been named company president.

Adams joined Bonterra Solar as a partner and sales director in July 2013 after working with a number of solar companies in Hawaii, as well as a large electrical contracting firm as head of its alternative energy division. 

“It is a great pleasure to announce that Christian Adams is Bonterra’s new president,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra co-founder and principal. “Christian reflects Bonterra’s deep dedication to Hawaii, green energy and care for our customers and the community, which is what our company is all about.”

McDonald’s restaurants of Hawaii donates more than $45,000 to Hawaii robotics teams

 McDonald’s  restaurants of Hawaii donates more than $45,000 to Hawaii robotics teams

HONOLULU – McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is donating more than $45,000 to the Hawaii robotics teams at this year’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition. McDonald’s owner-operators presented a check on Saturday during the competition’s opening ceremony for $40,666, which will be divided among the 29 competing Hawaii robotics teams. An additional $1,000 will be given to each of the five Hawaii schools (Waialua High School, McKinley High School, Kamehameha Schools, Maui High School and Kealakehe High School) moving on to the world championship in St. Louis, Mo., in April.

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

The Island Insurance Foundation has recognized 12 outstanding public school principals nominated for its 10th Annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award in a presentation ceremony on Saturday, March 29th.

Island Insurance Foundation President Tyler Tokioka and Department of Education representatives presented commendations to the nominees in a ceremony at the Island Insurance Center. The Island Insurance Foundation presented each nominee with a $1,000 personal cash award and commemorative plaque.

The recipient of the annual award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., will be announced at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner on Thursday, May 1, 2014.