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McDonald’s supports 27,000 students in this year’s career and technical education program

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is proudly supporting this year’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with a title sponsorship. Each year approximately 27,000 public high school students are enrolled in CTE and its challenging curriculum. Students may enter this rigorous program as ninth or tenth graders and focus on one of six career pathways for one to four years in addition to their academic requirements. Designed to integrate knowledge and technical skills in the resolution of real-world problems, the CTE program includes many initiatives connecting learning to industry and business. One of these is the Performance-Based Assessments (PBA).

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Toyota Hawaii awards twelve local student winners in Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

Toyota Hawaii awards twelve local student winners in Toyota's 2014 dream car art contest

Finalists’ artwork have been submitted to the World Contest

HONOLULU – ToyotaHawaii.com – Toyota Hawaii today held statewide award presentations at its dealerships on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island to recognize the local finalists, People’s Choice winners, and winning school teachers in Toyota’s 2014 Dream Car Art Contest. Among the more than 500 entries received, only nine (three from each age category) were selected to participate to move on to the World Contest to represent Hawaii where the Grand Prize winner(s) will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan for the awards ceremony in August 2014.

The celebrity emcees at the Oahu event were Hawaii News Now’s Tannya Joaquin and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Honolulu’s Director of Public Relations Mahealani Richardson.

McDonald’s restaurants of Hawaii gives away 220,000 cups of free Mccafe coffee

McDonald’s restaurants of Hawaii gives away 220,000 cups of free Mccafe  coffee

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii gave away 220,000 cups of coffee during a recent two-week promotional campaign to get customers reacquainted with its McCafe® coffee. During that same period, 14 customers – one each day – were also randomly selected at restaurants across the state to win a year of free daily coffee – 5,110 cups in all. The full-bodied flavor of the Royal Kona Blend brand by Hawaii Coffee Company is only served at McDonald’s locations in Hawaii.

From March 31 through April 13, all McDonald’s customers nationwide were offered a free small cup of McCafe® coffee during breakfast hours, no purchase necessary. In the U.S., more than 22 million cups of coffee were given away. Hawaii residents were also eligible — just by ordering a free small cup of coffee — to win a free year of coffee in the Ultimate Cup contest.

Retirement Living Options Presented at Salt Lake-Moanalua Library April 22

Retirement Living Options Presented at Salt Lake-Moanalua Library April 22

“Senior Living Options,” a free informational presentation, will be offered at Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Magazine Room.  

Wesley Young, an outreach coordinator for a major Hawaii retirement residence, will provide an overview of all retirement communities and home services on Oahu.  With a surge of baby boomers planning to retire in the near future, learn what housing options are available for these soon-to-be-retirees.  This one-hour presentation is suitable for ages 18 and older, and will include a question-and-answer session.                              

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.         

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Takes On Gershwin and Beethoven In April 26-27 Concerts

 Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Takes On Gershwin and Beethoven In April 26-27 Concerts

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra welcomes pianist Sara Davis Buechner and conductor Maximiano Valdés back to the Islands for a program of Gershwin, Beethoven and Ravel on Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. This will be the third program in the HSO’s Spring 2014 Halekulani Masterworks Series.

Buechner, who may well hold the world title for having the most piano concertos in her repertoire (more than 100!) and is noted for her interpretations of American and jazz-influenced works, will perform George Gershwin’s Concerto in F. More of a traditional, although jazzy, piano concerto than his earlier Rhapsody in Blue, which was actually orchestrated by fellow composer Ferde Grofé, the Concerto in F showcases Gershwin’s own mastery of orchestration.

American Red Cross: Pet First Aid Training

American Red Cross: Pet First Aid Training

Cat & Dog First Aid: Learn basic information on how to recognize and care for emergencies and injuries in dogs or cats.  Gain confidence to response to pet emergencies by learning how to provide basic first aid skills, how to care for choking pets, rescue breathing and CPR. Included with this course is your choice of either 1 cat or 1 dog participant manual. Cost: $70

 

FULL COURSE:

May 12 [9am-12:30pm]

 

American Red Cross: BabySitter Training

Babysitter’s Training – Prepare youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants.  Youth develop leadership skills; develop a babysitting business, learn how to help children behave and keep them safe. Learn basic child care and basic first aid.

Cost: $85

FULL COURSE:

            May 24 [9:00am- 5:00pm]