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RevoluSun walks the talk of sustainability with the Earth Day challenge

RevoluSun walks the talk of sustainability with the Earth Day challenge

 

Give Back and Get More at Ward Centers from May 2 to 4

Give Back and Get More at Ward Centers from May 2 to 4

This spring, shoppers will have a chance to give back to their local community while getting more from Ward Centers with Give & Get Weekend from May 2 to 4. The annual event will allow the public to purchase $5 Give & Get passports from one of more than 35 participating nonprofits and groups, complete with access to exclusive center-wide and store-specific offers.

“Our Give & Get Weekend provides our shoppers with a fantastic opportunity to support a variety of different causes in our community while also taking full advantage of everything Ward Centers has to offer,” said Katie Ka‘anapu, Ward Centers’ senior marketing manager. “We invite the public to join us for a fun-filled weekend of guilt-free shopping, activities and entertainment by purchasing a passport to help raise much needed funds for local nonprofits.” 

Island Sole and OluKai Pair Up to Donate Footwear to Hawai‘i’s Lifeguards

Hawai‘i footwear retailer Island Sole and popular brand OluKai have teamed up to give back to the true lifesavers of our communities – our local lifeguards. As part of OluKai’s partnership with the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association (HLA), Island Sole will host a product donation event on Wednesday, April 16, where local lifeguards will be invited to stop by Island Sole’s Kahala Mall store to receive complimentary footwear from OluKai’s HLA-inspired collection. The event details are as follows:

When: Wednesday, April 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Island Sole Kahala Mall

maluhia honua – 2014 aloha festivals to honor polynesian voyaging society’s world voyage

 maluhia honua – 2014 aloha festivals to honor polynesian voyaging society’s world voyage

Hawaiʻi Students Encouraged to Participate in Poster Design Contest

HONOLULU – This year’s Aloha Festivals pays tribute to the upcoming worldwide voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūleʻa and its mission to promote world peace with its theme, “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“The 2014 theme was inspired by a song composed by Irmgard Farden Aluli entitled ‘For a Peaceful World’ and honors the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The mission of Aloha Festivals is to foster the Aloha Spirit through the perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture and the celebration of the diverse customs and traditions of Hawaiʻi.”

Hawaiian music master Ernie Cruz jr. brings soulful vocals and guitar work to ‘Kanikapila in Kailua

KAILUA – Ernie Cruz Jr., Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and former member of the legendary Ka‘au Crater Boys, will take the stage on Saturday, April 19, to continue the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation’s popular free monthly “Kanikapila In Kailua” Hawaiian music series.

“We are so lucky to have great Hawaiian music talents like Ernie Cruz Jr. perform at ‘Kanikapila in Kailua,’ the Windward side’s showcase series of free Island entertainment,” said Terry George, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation president and CEO. “Following Ernie Cruz Jr., in May and June, will be slack key virtuoso Makana and Kawika Kahiapo, another Hōkū Award winner.”

McDonald’s restaurants of Hawaii donates more than $45,000 to Hawaii robotics teams

 McDonald’s  restaurants of Hawaii donates more than $45,000 to Hawaii robotics teams

HONOLULU – McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is donating more than $45,000 to the Hawaii robotics teams at this year’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition. McDonald’s owner-operators presented a check on Saturday during the competition’s opening ceremony for $40,666, which will be divided among the 29 competing Hawaii robotics teams. An additional $1,000 will be given to each of the five Hawaii schools (Waialua High School, McKinley High School, Kamehameha Schools, Maui High School and Kealakehe High School) moving on to the world championship in St. Louis, Mo., in April.

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

The Island Insurance Foundation has recognized 12 outstanding public school principals nominated for its 10th Annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award in a presentation ceremony on Saturday, March 29th.

Island Insurance Foundation President Tyler Tokioka and Department of Education representatives presented commendations to the nominees in a ceremony at the Island Insurance Center. The Island Insurance Foundation presented each nominee with a $1,000 personal cash award and commemorative plaque.

The recipient of the annual award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., will be announced at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner on Thursday, May 1, 2014.