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McDonald’s® Brings Customers A New Fresh, Whole Fruit Side In Kids’ Meals

Company builds on nutrition, children’s well-being commitments by adding in-season Cuties® from December through March 2015


HONOLULU – McDonald’s is making nutrition choices fun and easy for families with the introduction of a fresh, whole fruit side in kids’ meals – Cuties California Clementines®.

Cuties® – a delicious cross between a mandarin and a sweet orange – are available now in McDonald’s lineup of Happy Meal® and Mighty Kids Meal® side choices that currently include apple slices and Go-GURT® low fat Strawberry Yogurt. Cuties will be available for a limited time during their peak season through March 2015.

Sail-Abrate the Season with Hawaii Kai Towne Center's 18th Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Chart your course for Hawaii Kai Towne Center and light up your holiday season with the center’s annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade. The Dec. 20 festivities run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a procession of brightly decorated boats as they make their way through the marina.

Make sure to arrive early to grab the best seats and take advantage of holiday entertainment including Halau Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o and the U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band. The first 1,000 attendees will also receive a complimentary light pin to commemorate the event. 

This year’s schedule of events includes:

4 p.m. - Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o

4:30 p.m. - U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band

6:10 p.m. Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall brings the best in local music and entertainment and this holiday season is no different! Join Hawaii’s favorite family-friendly shopping center under the giant poinsettia tree in center court for various performances throughout the holiday season.  Be entertained by one of four professional performers, or catch your neighbor in one of over 55 community shows.  Visit kahalamallcenter.com for additional details and updates.




SAT, DEC. 13

10 AM Iolani Suzuki Strings

12 PM I music school

2 PM Kuana Torres Kahele* 

4 PM Punahou Band 

6 PM Honolulu Wind Ensemble


SUN, DEC. 14

10 AM Laurie Shinsato Piano Studio

11 AM Punahou Choir

12 PM Glenn Nagatoshi Piano Studio 

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

HONOLULU – With the holidays right around the corner and as part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free keiki car-seat safety inspections this Friday, Nov. 14, and next month on Friday, Dec. 12. The inspections are being offered to the public free of charge and are performed by certified car-seat technicians from FICOH’s Claims and Risk & Safety Management staff. 


Free keiki car-seat safety checks

Upcoming dates:

Friday, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 2014. Appointments available between 10 a.m. and noon.


“Share A Night” At The Ronald McDonald House Charities® Of Hawaii Annual Gala, Sunday, November 16

HONOLULU – Mark your calendar for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii’s (RMHC-Hawaii) annual “Share A Night” gala. Tables are available for the Sunday, November 16, event at the Sheraton Waikiki. This year’s honorary co-chairs are Sam Choy, chef and restaurateur, and Bobby Senaha, publisher of Hawaii Business Magazine.

“It is the strength and courage of the many children and families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House that we would like to honor at this year’s Share-A-Night gala,” said Jerri Chong, RMHC-Hawaii president. “This is a season of thanks and giving, and we are dedicating our largest event of the year to celebrate the families who make our house a home.”

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.

Library Needs Adult Volunteers to Help with Recording Program

Library Needs Adult Volunteers to Help with Recording Program

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH), a branch library of the Hawaii State Public Library System and a regional library for the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is seeking adult volunteers to assist with their popular recording program.

Narrators are needed to read and record local books in their entirety.  An audition is required.  The ability to read local dialect, Hawaiian, Asian, and other languages as necessary is required.

In addition, LBPH is accepting applications for the Radio Reading Service program, an “on air” live program conducted during the Library’s public service hours.