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‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, invited local artists to “Rock The Box,” the newspaper boxes for its new weekly publication Metro that will launch on Oct. 1. Forty creative individuals were given the opportunity to use the Metro newspaper boxes as their personal canvases. All forty boxes will be displayed throughout the Honolulu area with free copies of the new Metro publication.

“Oahu Publications is thrilled by the tremendous responses and creativity for the ‘Rock The Box’ contest,” said Dennis Francis, OPI president and Honolulu Star-Advertiser publisher. “The variety of one-of-a-kind designs and artwork from the community really reflect the edgy, artistic and quirky style of our new Metro publication.”

HPR Launches On-air Fund Drive Oct. 1 with Goal of $1.03 Million

HPR Launches On-air Fund Drive Oct. 1 with Goal of $1.03 Million

Hawai‘i Public Radio goes on the air with its fall pledge drive “Celebration 2014” on Ocober 1st at 6:19 a.m. For the first time in many years, the station’s pledge goal of $1,032,000 remains the same as the last fund drive (in spring 2014). Early giving to Celebration 2014 totalling more than $100,000 has already reduced the remaining amount to be raised.

InkOff.MD offering free tattoo removal to survivors of breast cancer throughout October

InkOff.MD offering free tattoo removal to survivors of breast cancer throughout October

 

HONOLULUwww.inkoffhawaii.com – InkOff.MD today announced for the second year in a row, it will accept appointments from breast cancer survivors to remove radiation tattoos in their entirety, free of charge. The community service supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed in October.

 

“There are many patients fighting breast cancer who require a permanent marking on the breast skin while going through radiation treatment,” said Dr. W.Y. Chung MD, Owner and Chief Medical Officer of InkOff.MD. “InkOff.MD can make a difference in the lives of those patients who are interested in removing these radiation tattoos. Our PicoSure® laser will completely erase these tattoos, in the span of three to four treatments, with each session lasting about five minutes.”

 

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

Reinforcing its commitment to improving the total health and well-being of its community, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced five organizations who will benefit from a combined total of more than $220,000 in community grant funds.

Hokulani and Lunalilo Elementary Schools Awarded Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Hokulani and Lunalilo Elementary Schools Awarded Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS), a Maui-based solar PV design and installation company, has awarded two education grants totaling $2,718 for solar energy-related projects at Hokulani Elementary School and King William C. Lunalilo Elementary School, both Kaimuki Complex schools.

 

Hokulani Elementary School received the entire amount requested, $1,402.15, to explore the application of PV systems and their use in powering LEGO® robotic projects at the school. Teachers Marcus Pottenger, Naomi Oshiro and Laurie Yoshinaga submitted the grant with Hokulani’s principal, Holly Kiyonaga.

 

King William C. Lunalilo Elementary School received $1,316.60 to participate statewide, with the Hokulea and Hikianalia, in the first science project on hydroponics. Lunalilo has focused on sustainability for the past three years and was adopted by the Hokulea as it travels on its three-year worldwide voyage. Principal Amy Kantrowitz submitted the proposal.

Customers Can Get Free McCafe® Coffee at McDonald’s® During Breakfast Hours From Sept. 16 to 29

Customers Can Get Free McCafe® Coffee at McDonald’s® During Breakfast Hours From Sept. 16 to 29

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is planning a second round of coffee sampling from September 16 to 29 where customers can get a free small hot cup of McCafe® coffee during breakfast hours at participating restaurants, no purchase necessary. In Hawaii only, the coffee is a unique Royal Kona Blend that now comes in a richer and bolder flavor. It is freshly roasted in Hawaii and supplied to McDonald’s by Hawaii Coffee Company.

“McDonald’s of Hawaii has been serving our Royal Kona Blend brand since its first restaurant opened in Aina Haina in 1968,” said Jim Lenhart, Hawaii Coffee Company vice president of sales and service. “We’re proud of our more than 40-year partnership and have enjoyed working with McDonald’s of Hawaii to develop quality local products for McDonald’s customers.”