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Mini-golf charity takes up cause for grief-stricken children in Hawai'i

More than 250 grief-stricken children across Hawai'i are expected to benefit from a charity miniature golf tournament that is being organized by the Hawaii chapter of a trade group for insurance professionals and financial advisers.

Called "Fore the Keiki Mini Golf Day," the inaugural charity event's goal is to raise $25,000 for Kids Hurt Too Hawai'i, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide grieving children with a safe space to express feelings about their loss of a parent to divorce, adoption, incarceration or death.

The Hawaii chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors has scheduled the event for 2 pm, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at the Bayview Mini Putt Course in Kaneohe. The fund-raising event coincides with national Life Insurance Awareness Month, which is designed to draw public attention to the need for life insurance.

Law Enforcement Rise to the Challenge for Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Cop on Top Event

Law Enforcement Rise to the Challenge for Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Cop on Top Event

The 13th annual event will take to new heights at Walmart stores statewide, August 28-30, 2014

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Ka 'Ohana student newspaper excels in national competition

Windward Community College’s student newspaper, Ka ‘Ohana (the family), has garnered another first place national award from the American Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper has ranked among the top winners in the ASPA competition for the past 19 years.

Ka ‘Ohana scored 930 out of 1,000 possible points for the first place category and was recognized by the judges as “an excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your staff.” The competition recognizes excellence and provides feedback in content, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity.

HIFI Fashion Showcase on tap for Made in Hawaii Festival

HIFI Fashion Showcase on tap for Made in Hawaii Festival

A collection of Hawaii fashion and jewelry designers will showcase their products at the Made in Hawaii Festival for the first time this year at the New Products Showcase organized by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT).

The Showcase, located in the Neal Blaisdell Center’s Pikake Room, will feature eight Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI) Boutique designers, including Alohiwai, Genuine Guava, Indigo Sage, JenStone Jewelry Hawaii, Kai Ea Hawaii Jewelry, Naturally Young at Heart, Route 99 and Sea Swept Hawaii. Read on below for information about each. On Saturday and Sunday of the festival, a HIFI Fashion Showcase at 2:15 p.m. will feature fashions by HIFI members worn by models from Larson Talent, with hair and makeup styled by Paul Brown Hawaii.

HUGS Celebrates the Lives of Seriously Ill Children

HUGS Celebrates the Lives of Seriously Ill Children
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Kaiser Permanente Senior Summit Seminar - Assistive Technology for Healthy Living

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. Pre-registration is required; call the respective location. For more information, call 808-432-2235.

 

TOPIC: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Get the tools you need to enhance daily living. Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii share tools to help you with activities such as reading the newspaper, keeping track of prescriptions, or simply enjoying a conversation with a friend.

Speakers: Darryl Lum, Assistive Technology Manager OR Candice Young, Information and Outreach Specialist

Hawaii teen heads to California, battles rare disease

Hawaii teen heads to California, battles rare disease
 By: Taylor Preza  It’s a disease that impacts less than one in 100,000 people a year, and it is impacting one young woman right here in Hawaii. On July 16, 18-year-old Taylor Ann Hiraki was diagnosed with Moyamoya, a rare and progressive brain disease greatly characterized by strokes caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain. It all started when Taylor had returned home to Honolulu, Hawaii for the summer after completing her first year of college at Pacific University in Oregon.  She was working her seasonal job at Maile’s Thai Bistro in Hawaii Kai moments before a series of mini-strokes started to occur.  A family friend just so happened to be dining at the restaurant while Taylor was working.