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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Presents Senior Summit Lecture Series October 2013 Calendar

The Senior Summit program, presented by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, provides 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. To register, please call the respective location at provided phone number. For more information, call (808) 432-2235 or toll-free 1-877-447-5990.

WHAT: KAISER PERMANENTE SENIOR SUMMIT LEARNING SERIES

COST: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

TOPIC: Kokua for Kupuna

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Hawaii Business Magazine seeks entries for 10th annual “best places to work in Hawaii” program

Hawaii Business magazine invites the state’s top employers to participate in the 10th Anniversary of “Best Places to Work in Hawaii.” The program, co-presented with partner UHA Health Insurance, is open to for-profit companies, non-profit organizations or government entities based in Hawaii with a minimum of 15 employees that have been open for at least one year. The deadline to enter is Oct. 11, and all winners will be honored at a gala dinner in March 2014 and recognized in the April issue of Hawaii Business magazine.

Bonterra Solar donates solar water heater to Hawaiian Humane Society

Bonterra Solar donates solar water heater to Hawaiian Humane Society

Every shivering dog can now enjoy a warm bath

HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar has donated a solar hot water heating system to the Hawaiian Humane Society. The system will provide hot water to make possible warm baths for dogs and to run the society’s pet laundry center and the dishwashers that clean dozens of pet bowls every day.

“We are proud to give back to the Hawaiian Humane Society, a place that provides 24/7 care to animals in need,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra co-founder and principal.

Become a Volunteer at Hanauma Bay!

Become a Volunteer at Hanauma Bay!

Do you enjoy visiting Hanauma Bay or care about the health of the reefs around the islands? If so, you can make a difference by volunteering with the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program!

On Saturday mornings beginning in the middle of October and running through the middle of November, the Hanauma Bay Education Program will be holding training sessions for new interpretive guide volunteers. The sessions will be held at the City & County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and will cover the history of Hanauma Bay and the education program, the bay’s geology and reef ecology, and Hawaiian culture. In addition, the prospective volunteers will also have the opportunity to explore the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve through fun activities such as a geology hike, reef scavenger hunt and an optional guided snorkel! 

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First Insurance Company invites you to enter its mascot catchphrase social media challenge

First Insurance Company invites you to enter its mascot catchphrase social media challenge

Taking after its namesake, our mascot Poincy is all about “covering” the people of Hawaii.

While Poincy is every inch the action-oriented mascot, he’s a little shy when it comes to proclaiming his powers of strength and kindness. Now you can be the one to give Poincy his very own catchphrase. As part of our Mascot Catchphrase Challenge, First Insurance invites you to pen your best Poincy catchphrase for a chance to win $250 worth of free gas.

Here’s how to participate:

Teach For America receives $10,000 donation from the Island Insurance Foundation

Teach For America receives $10,000 donation from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation donated $10,000 to Teach For America-Hawai‘i, in support of the nonprofit’s work in high-need communities.  In a presentation ceremony at Palolo Elementary School, a $10,000 donation was presented to Teach For America-Hawai‘i Executive Director Jill Baldemor by Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation.

Teach For America recruits, trains and supports recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach in under-resourced communities and gain the foundational experience for a lifetime of educational leadership and advocacy. The organization has partnered with schools in Hawai’i since 2006 and currently supports approximately 180 teachers who will collectively impact over 12,000 students this school year.  

Geobunga hosts free medicine garden workshop on October 12

Geobunga hosts free medicine garden workshop on October 12
WHAT: Trouble sleeping? Allergies getting the best of you? Minor cuts, abrasions and skin irritations? Come learn about natural remedies for common ailments that you can grow in your own garden at Geobunga’s free Medicine Garden workshop at its Honolulu location. WHEN/WHERE:                  Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.