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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.”

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Student Artists Receive Mayoral Awards/Returns from Japan's World Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – The last week of August this year, Toyota Hawaii flew 13-year-old Teah Laupapa, from Kapolei, and 12-year-old Emma Thain, from Koloa, Kauai, to Japan for an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the World Dream Car Art Contest. The two girls, along with each set of parents, toured the city of Nagoya, visited a Buddhist temple, and painted a lantern. Laupapa recalls, “I liked the fact that I got to bond with my parents through the experience and that we were able to learn so much about the Japanese culture. Both Laupapa and Thain received an award of “Best Finalist” for their respective creations at the World Art Contest in Japan. (All winners’ artwork can be seen “here.”)

Downtown Honolulu Starts Steppin' Toward Better Health

Downtown Honolulu Starts Steppin' Toward Better Health

Over 700 participants, many from nearby offices, took part in Kaiser Permanente’s “Start Steppin’” lunchtime walk and health fair at Tamarind Park today. The downtown Honolulu event celebrated its 10th anniversary of promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles by welcoming its largest crowd of walkers yet with activities, prizes and rewards for participation. The walk is designed to encourage people to “Start Steppin’’ by finding 30 minutes out of their day to enjoy walking in the fresh air.

NLF Charities Sponsors Free Seminar for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

NLF Charities Sponsors Free Seminar for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

In observance of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children is hosting “Passport to Healthy Living,” a free seminar to navigate and learn healthy lifestyle habits from cancer treatment through survivorship.

 

Workshop topics include: coping with cancer, fertility and banking, healing and relaxation as well as nutrition tips on and off therapy. Patients and caregivers will have an opportunity to speak with doctors on any questions they have and get information and tips on everything from schooling and education to staying active and physically fit throughout treatment.

 

When: The seminar will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: Kapi‘olani Women’s Center, located at 1907 South Beretania Street on the ground floor.

 

Hawai‘i Pacific University Nursing Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony

Hawai‘i Pacific University Nursing Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) will hold its first White Coat Ceremony for its nursing program on Sept. 29, as part of a national pilot program. This ceremony, which will be held at the Hawaii Loa Campus, is designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals.

“Schools of medicine have been conducting White Coat Ceremonies for over 20 years. By participating in this pilot, nurse educators will gain valuable information about the impact of the ceremony on role development in nursing students,” said Dr. Lynette Landry, dean of HPU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Hawaii State Library

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Hawaii State Library

“Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores,” a free exhibit, will be on display at the Hawaii State Library from September 3 to 30, 2014 in the Lobby.  

 Learn about the various ways Hawaii was affected by World War I, even at the very beginning of the conflict in 1914.  Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite way to support the war effort, during this important historical event.

This exhibit, produced by Hawaii State Library staff, is suitable for all ages and may be viewed during normal library hours.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Library’s Language, Literature & History Section at 586-3499.

 

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to Honor those Lost and Hawaii's First Responders

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to Honor those Lost and Hawaii's First Responders

On September 11, 2001, thousands of innocent lives were lost in the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.  

Exactly 13 years later, on Thursday, September 11, 2014, their lives will be remembered, and the First Responders who protect us each day will be honored in a special ceremony at Tamarind Park in downtown Honolulu from 12:15-1:00pm.

This year marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.