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Whole Foods Market Shoppers Can Flex their Giving Muscle to Benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i

Whole Foods Market Shoppers Can Flex their Giving Muscle to Benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i

HONOLULU – For three months Whole Foods Market shoppers can turn out their pockets and empty their piggy banks to give the gift of health and fitness to local athletes with intellectual disabilities. Through June 30, 2013, Whole Foods Market Kāhala shoppers can “recycle” their leftover change at check-out to benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i.

“Our goal is to bring better fitness, nutrition and a healthier lifestyle to our local athletes with intellectual disabilities – many which face real challenges with access to exercise, training and competition opportunities,” said Nancy Bottelo, president and CEO of Special Olympics Hawai‘i. “We are extremely grateful to Whole Foods Market customers for their support that will bring lasting change to the lives of our local athletes.”

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UH Soft Program and TPSS Graduate Student Organization present sustainable agriculture lectures

UH Soft Program and TPSS Graduate Student Organization present sustainable agriculture lectures

 

WHAT: 

The University of Hawaii Student Organic Farm Training (SOFT) program and the Tropical Plant and Soil Science Graduate Student Organization present an educational lecture series highlighting sustainable agriculture. In a diverse and changing world, the topic of sustainable agriculture brings necessary conversation and therefore changes, that are required in order to ensure a safe and healthy future for the next generation.

 

WHEN:                   

April 11 at 3:30 p.m. “Farm to Table”

April 18 at 3:30 p.m. “Food Movement”

April 25 at 3:30 p.m. “Land Stewardship”

 

WHERE: University of Hawaii at Manoa; BUSAD A102

 

Caregiver accused of stealing Hawaii Kai woman's home found guilty

Susan Chin

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- An Oahu jury on Monday convicted a former Hawaii Kai caregiver of selling an elderly woman's house and taking the money.

Susan Chin, 44, was convicted on three felony counts, including theft and money laundering.

Prosecutors say she convinced 85-year-old Katherine Ganeko to give her 'power of attorney' then sold Ganeko's home without her consent. Prosecutors say Chin, sold the home for $639,000 and then deposited most of the money into her own bank accounts.

Chin is scheduled to be sentenced in July.

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Car drives into ditch; closes portion of Kalanianaole Highway

EAST HONOLULU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Honolulu police closed Kalanianaole Highway in both directions between Hanauma Bay and Lanai Lookout due to a motor vehicle accident.

A motor vehicle drove into a ditch. The road is closed while emergency crews recover the vehicle.

No serious injuries were reported.

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Hanauma Bay re-opened after dozens of box jellyfish stings

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EAST HONOLULU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- The City Parks and Recreation Department re-opened the beach at Hanauma Bay Saturday morning.

Officials closed the beach Friday morning due to an influx of box jellyfish.

Ocean Safety officials say the lower beach area was closed shortly after 11 a.m. following confirmed reports of more than 35 swimmers with box jellyfish stings. Twenty-five people were stung between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

We're told it's been at least a year since the bay has had to close because of box jellyfish

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Geobunga hosts free composting workshop on April 13

Geobunga hosts free composting workshop on April 13

WHAT: 

Learn how to turn your food waste into Black Gold at Geobunga’s free composting workshop! Composting is a key ingredient of organic gardening. Anyone with a yard or lanai can do it and the benefits are endless. Learn how simple it can be to do your part to protect the aina by decreasing your carbon footprint.

 

WHEN/WHERE:                  

Saturday, April 13

·       9 a.m. at Geobunga Honolulu at 4299 Lawehana Street, Salt Lake (across from Target) and

·       2 p.m. at Geobunga Waimanalo Farm at 41-829 Kakaina St., Waimanalo

 

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Honolulu Homeloans announces top producer of 2012: Senior Vice President Roland Shar

Honolulu Homeloans announces top producer of 2012: Senior Vice President Roland Shar

HONOLULUhonhl.com – Honolulu HomeLoans (HHL) saw a large uptick in loans closed in 2012 over 2011, helping the locally owned mortgage banker become a market leader in the industry. HHL today announced that Senior Vice President, Roland Shar, was the top producer in 2012, whose mortgage lending production for the year was $44 million.

“Honolulu HomeLoans is very proud of Roland’s sales accomplishments in 2012,” says Chief Production Officer, Anders Hostelley. “I believe his success is due to his professionalism and ability to find ways to best service his customers and clients throughout the years.”