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Mālama Learning Center and Dupont Pioneer 
Break Ground on a Hawaiian Cultural Garden  

Mālama Learning Center and Dupont Pioneer 
Break Ground on a Hawaiian Cultural Garden  

Outdoor classroom will provide plants to local hālau

Mālama Learning Center, Hālau ‘O Kaululaua‘e and DuPont Pioneer yesterday held a blessing ceremony at a garden site that will be used to teach area students how to propagate native and traditional plant materials, which will be harvested for lei making and cultural activities.

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII ANNOUNCES SHARI CHANG AS NEW CEO

GIRL SCOUTS OF HAWAII ANNOUNCES SHARI CHANG AS NEW CEO

Girl Scouts of Hawaii (GSH) has selected longtime Hawaii business leader, Shari Chang, as chief executive officer. Chang, a 30-year veteran of hospitality marketing, began her new position October 23, 2014.

“Shari is a highly recognized marketer in Hawaii, instrumental in the vision and creative development driving numerous high-profile and award-winning marketing campaigns,” said Lori Lum, GSH board chair. “Her community involvement both as a volunteer and a professional will be a big asset for Girl Scouts of Hawaii.”

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Treats its Youngest Patients to Trick-Or-Treat Fun

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Treats its Youngest Patients to Trick-Or-Treat Fun

Superheroes, princess, witches and goblins paraded through the halls of Moanalua Medical Center today, as pediatrics patients made the rounds to nearly every floor. The annual trick-or-treat event allows hospitalized keiki the opportunity to experience the fun of Halloween by collecting goodies at 18 different stations.

Thirteen children, ranging in age from five months to 17 years, were accompanied by their family members as they collected stickers, pencils, erasers and coloring books from Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff in costume. Cardiology, pharmacy and surgery were just a few of the many departments that welcomed the young patients to pass through their halls for a handful of healthy treats. Keiki who were not able to leave their beds or units received hand-delivered Halloween goodies.

Veterans to be Honored at Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Sunset Ceremony, November 11

Veterans to be Honored at Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Sunset Ceremony, November 11

Rear Admiral Richard “Rick” L. Williams, Commander of Navy Region Hawaii, to deliver keynote address

Pearl Harbor, HI – As daylight fades on November 11, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will bring all Veterans and Armistice Day observances around the world to a close with a special sunset ceremony in Pearl Harbor. 

“It is a special privilege to conclude our nation’s commemorations of Veterans Day here in historic Pearl Harbor on the decks of the USS Missouri, America’s last battleship,” said Michael Carr, president & CEO of the USS Missouri Memorial Association. “Our ceremony will proudly honor all veterans for their unwavering courage, including our youngest generation of veterans who have served America over the past decade in the Middle East.” 

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

Student delegates lead prospective families on a guided tour to learn more about La Pietra – Hawaii

(Honolulu, Hawai’i, October 29, 2014) -- La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls will have its Fall Admissions Open House on Thursday, November 6 with tours starting at 5:15 pm and the program beginning at 6:00 pm.

During the Admissions Open House, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the value of an all-girls’ education and hear about the academic, athletics, arts, co-curricular and college counseling programs that La Pietra offers. The program will start with a student-guided tour of La Pietra‘s 21st century classrooms and facilities, and then hear from Mahina Hugo, Head of School, current students, parents, and faculty.

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.lapietra.edu. For questions or inquiries, contact Director of Admissions, Megan Meyer at (808) 922-2744 or by e-mail at mmeyer@lapietra.edu.

Palama Settlement to honor entertainer Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa

Palama Settlement to honor entertainer Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa

Palama Settlement will honor entertainment executive, Cha Thompson and surfing legend Ben Aipa at the 2nd annual Malama Palama Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Funds raised from the event will benefit Palama Settlement’s keiki, teens and kupuna through the various programs and services offered at the 118-year-old organization. 

Cha Ku’upuaala Ortiz Thompson grew up at Palama Settlement, learning how to get along with others and wait in line. She graduated from Farrington High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Judicial Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.

“At Kam IV Housing all we knew was how to fight. Palama made us get along, meaning you were ousted by the other kids if you didn’t know how to get along,” said Cha. “I credit Palama with keeping me out of gangs.”