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New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

New Six-Week Kupa-‘Āina Residential Program Brings  Kea‘au High School Students to UH Hilo

Hawai`i Island - Thanks to an innovative partnership between Kamehameha Schools Extension Educational Services Division, UH Hilo, and the DOE Complex covering Kea`au, Ka`u, and Pahoa, 25 Hawaii Island Kea`au High School students will experience first-hand what studying and living on the UH Hilo campus is like.

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Independence Day Holiday; 15 Libraries Offer Special Hours

Hawaii's Public Libraries Will Observe Independence Day Holiday; 15 Libraries Offer Special Hours

         In observance of the Independence Day 2014 Holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Friday through Sunday, July 4 – 6. 

        Prior to the holiday observance, the following 15 public libraries will be open with special hours on these days:

  • June 30 (Monday):

          Oahu – Aina Haina Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, Waialua Public Library, Wahiawa Public Library, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, Waipahu Public Library;

          Big Island – 

          Hilo Public Library, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library;

Kaiser Permanente farmer’s market celebrates 10 years

Kaiser Permanente farmer’s market celebrates 10 years

By:  Diamond Badajos

Kaiser Permanente’s 'Fresh Thursdays' celebrated 10 years at its Honolulu Medical Office. The Fresh Thursday anniversary welcomed more than 200 people to enjoy 10 vendor, food and activity booths.

The farmer’s market program was launched to promote healthy, fresh and local foods while giving Kaiser Permanente staff, patients and the entire community, a local produce option.

 Fresh Markets are also held weekly at the Mapunapuna Medical Office and Moanalua Medical Center.

 “We believe that healthy communities make for healthy people, and nothing says a healthy community like having a fruit and vegetable market right at its heart, “ said Ashley Saunders, the Fresh Market coordinator.

 The celebration featured a cooking demonstration and a “smoothie bike” that allowed guests to peddle and blend healthy fruits into a delicious treat. Guests were even given Kaiser Permanente grocery bags to fill with fresh produce.

Kaiser Permanente farmer’s market celebrates 10 years

Kaiser Permanente farmer’s market celebrates 10 years

By:  Diamond Badajos

Kaiser Permanente’s 'Fresh Thursdays' celebrated 10 years at its Honolulu Medical Office. The Fresh Thursday anniversary welcomed more than 200 people to enjoy 10 vendor, food and activity booths.

The farmer’s market program was launched to promote healthy, fresh and local foods while giving Kaiser Permanente staff, patients and the entire community, a local produce option.

 Fresh Markets are also held weekly at the Mapunapuna Medical Office and Moanalua Medical Center.

 “We believe that healthy communities make for healthy people, and nothing says a healthy community like having a fruit and vegetable market right at its heart, “ said Ashley Saunders, the Fresh Market coordinator.

 The celebration featured a cooking demonstration and a “smoothie bike” that allowed guests to peddle and blend healthy fruits into a delicious treat. Guests were even given Kaiser Permanente grocery bags to fill with fresh produce.

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

HONOLULU – Oahu home and condominium sales saw a significant spike in the luxury market in May, with the strongest movement in the $1 to $2 million range, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

 

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million in May 2014 on Oahu.

 

Oahu saw 84 luxury sales close last month. Oahu’s housing market is on an upward trend compared to the average number of homes sold in January through April 2014 (56 homes sales per month) and 62 home sales in May 2013.

 

State Librarian Richard Burns Announces Retirement

State Librarian Richard Burns Announces Retirement

Richard Burns, who has served with distinction as the State Librarian of the Hawaii State Public Library System since January 2008, has informed the Board of Education of his retirement at the end of the year, completing more than 30 years of dedicated service, the last seven as Hawaii’s State Librarian.