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Local Businesses Jump On Board to Support We Get ‘Em! Campaign

Local Businesses Jump On Board to Support We Get ‘Em! Campaign

Community momentum for the We Get ‘Em! campaign continues to grow, with local businesses pledging support for the program.  Businesses include: Murphy’s Bar and Grill, Hukilau Honolulu, Honolulu Burger Co., JJ Dolans and Pagoda Floating Restaurant.  Each business has pledged $1 for each of the following items purchased now through the end of October: glass of Kona Lager at Murphy’s, the daily special at Hukilau Honolulu, any combo meal at Honolulu Burger Co., any pizza at JJ Dolans and the buffet at Pagoda Floating Restaurant.    

“Most college sports programs face financial challenges,” said Don Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Bar & Grill and campaign co-lead. “UH sports have positively impacted all of us and we just want to do our part to help keep it alive in our community.”

2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit to Focus on Restoring Ancestral Abundance

2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit to Focus on Restoring Ancestral Abundance

The second annual North Shore Food Summit will be held Thursday, September 11th and Friday September 12th, 2014 at Waimea Valley and Turtle Bay Resort. 

Participants and speakers, from a cross-section of the food system industry, will build upon last year’s success by focusing on the goal of restoring ancestral abundance. The increased understanding of sustainable ancient food systems and an ever increasing desire for a more food secure future will help this community movement grow even stronger.

Who:              2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit

When:            Day 1: Thursday, September 11, 2014 (Field trip day and dinner), Waimea Valley

$98.6M Raised to Support University of Hawaiʻi Success

$98.6M Raised to Support University of Hawaiʻi Success

HAWAIʻI — The UH Foundation is honored to announce that thanks to donors’ generosity, $98,583,866 was raised in fiscal year 2014 (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014) to support University of Hawai‘i students, faculty, research and programs on all ten UH campuses.

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HAWAII CHEF ACTION NETWORK TO EMPOWER CHEFS FOR SAFER FOOD SYSTEM

HAWAII CHEF ACTION NETWORK TO EMPOWER CHEFS FOR SAFER FOOD SYSTEM

Chef Ed Kenny, Hawaii Center for Food Safety & Chef Action Network Collaborate to Build New Chef Network

Michel Nischan, internationally renowned chef and leader in the sustainable food movement, is joining local celebrity chef, Ed Kenney, to launch the Hawaii Chef Action Network (HI-CAN) at the North Shore Food Summit on September 11 and 12.

 

A collaboration among Kenney, Hawaii Center for Food Safety (HCFS) and the Chef Action Network, HI-CAN will inform, equip and empower chefs to build a healthier, cleaner and safer local food system in Hawaii.

 

Kamaaha Education Initiative gets Grant for Hawaiian Language Preservation

Kamaaha Education Initiative announced that it was recently awarded a Native Language Preservation and Maintenance three-year grant for $300,00 from the Administration for Native Americans under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Kamaaha Education Initiative, a 501c3 organization, is committed to advancing academic success for Native Hawaiians by piloting, implementing and supporting 21st century educational programs and systems that are grounded in past and present Native Hawaiian knowledge.

McKinley High School Foundation Receives $25,000 in Donations for Scholarships

McKinley High School Foundation Receives $25,000 in Donations for Scholarships

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco