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OHA to start project intended to remove rockfall hazards

OHA to start project intended to remove rockfall hazards

The following information is provided by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs:

What:                       Protecting sections of road and infrastructure from falling rocks

When:                      Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 – Friday, Oct.

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Bennet Group Hires Shin, Promotes Salter

Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Hawai‘i’s fourth largest public relations firm by revenue, announced on Thursday that Su Shin has been hired as senior vice president. In addition, Monica Salter has been promoted from senior account manager to director.

“Su and Monica are both business-savvy public relations professionals who meet client objectives by offering meaningful and thoughtful strategic counsel,” said Joan Bennet, president of Bennet Group. “With her impressive background, both as a TV reporter and respected communications professional, Su will provide high-level strategic communications counsel, as well as drive new business and continue to build upon Bennet Group’s reputation as Hawai‘i’s go-to agency for strategic guidance and creative solutions. Monica’s commitment to green initiatives distinguishes her as an innovator in aligning clients’ missions with sustainable strategies, and we are excited for her continued growth within the company.”

Red Cross Course Calendar (Oahu - October)

Red Cross Course Calendar (Oahu - October)

Standard First Aid, learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses; American Red Cross certification upon completion; 1:00am – 5:00pm October 2, 24; classes are based on availability and subject to change.  American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road; $70; register by calling 1-800-733-2767.

CPR/AED Adult, get trained to recognize and care for victims of life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies and learn how to use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults; American Red Cross certification upon completion; 8:30am – 12:30pm October 2, 24, ; classes are based on availability and subject to change.  American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road; $70; register by calling 1-800-733-2767.

Hawaii Kai Library hosts Building Self Worth in Teens Program

Hawaii Kai Library hosts Building Self Worth in Teens Program

The following information is provided by the Hawaii State Public Library System:

Hawaii Kai Public Library will host “Building Self-Worth and Self-Esteem in Teens and Young Adults,” a free program on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m.

Marlenea Salmu, founder and president of Intelligent One, will offer tips to teens and young adults on building self-worth and self-esteem. Salmu will show two videos: “Bullying” and “Is there a time to fight?” The program will also include games that attendees can participate in to win prizes.

Intelligent One is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering teens and young adults to build self-esteem and to instill respect for oneself and others.

This one-hour program is sponsored by the Friends of Hawaii Kai Public Library, and is recommended for teens 15 years old and up.

East Honolulu sustainable communities plan workshop set

East Honolulu sustainable communities plan workshop set

The following information is provided by the City & County of Honolulu:

(Tue., September 11, 2012) — The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) has scheduled a workshop to report on preliminary findings and gather more input from the community on the East Honolulu Sustainable Communities Plan.            

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the Niu Valley Middle School Cafeteria. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the formal program is set for 7-9:30 p.m.            

Based on the results of this review process, DPP will recommend changes to the Plan for the City Council to consider and suggest actions that the Council might take to improve implementation of the Plan's vision and policies.

Whole Foods Market helping put more salad bars in schools

HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Whole Foods Market is doing its part to help kids eat healthy. 

For every pound of salad purchased from its Kahala, Kailua, and Kahului on Sunday, September 9th, Whole Foods Market will donate $1 to the Whole Kids Foundation and its annual "Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools" fundraiser.

The goal is to put salad bars in 6,000 schools nationwide by 2013. 

To learn more about "Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools" initiative, visit www.saladbars2schools.org

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Designer for a Day Offers New Expanded Services

Designer for a Day Offers New Expanded Services

Local design firm Designer for a Day today announced it’s expanding its professional services, by adding a diverse menu of custom design services to better serve island homeowners and businesses.

In addition to the half- and full-day redesign programs that have become very popular with residents, the new offering includes:

  • Renovation for interior spaces
  • Design plans and drawings for kitchen and bath
  • Comprehensive space expansion plans (floors, lighting, furniture and finishing elements)

“We also plan to counsel our clients on selection of design materials,” said Designer for a Day’s Joan Robinson-Whitaker, ASID. “We’re very excited to offer top-notch interior design project management and consultation for a multitude of short and long-term projects.”

To provide even greater personalized assistance, Designer for a Day will introduce customized, one-on-one service.