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New board president for Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE The board of directors of Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii confirmed Steve Machesky, owner and president of Kokua Contracting and Project Management, as its new board president. Machesky has served as vice president for the past two years, and was the project manager for the very successful ‘Blitz Build’ in 2012, during which […]

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6th Annual ‘Lions in Sight’ collection (Jan. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE Lions Clubs will be performing community service projects as part of the “Lions In Sight” initiative to raise public awareness of the vital role Lions Clubs play in their communities. As spring cleaning gets under way, the Hawaii Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and […]

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Habitat for Humanity surpasses 1 million families served worldwide

MEDIA RELEASE Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 1 million families— representing 5 million people in more than 70 countries—improve their living conditions since the organization was founded in 1976. Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii contributed to this global effort to offer a hand up to more families in need of adequate shelter. Since […]

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Volunteers needed for North Kohala storm cleanup (Jan. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center is calling upon community members to assist with environmental restoration at Keokea Beach Park and the community of Niulii in North Kohala in the wake of a powerful storm that brought heavy winds and flooding to the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month. Volunteers are needed for a community cleanup day […]

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Hilo Photo Club collection refreshed in Hilo Medical Center lobby

Eva Koenig: ‘With some of my patients, we walk around the lobby, look at the pieces and go back to the Rehab Department to talk about the pictures, work on memory and encourage communication’

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Information boards are part of the ReefTeach marine conservation education program at busy Kahaluu Beach Park. (Photo courtesy of The Kohala Center)

Love science? Volunteer at Kahaluu Bay

MEDIA RELEASE Citizen Science is a volunteer program to monitor and track environmental conditions at Kahaluu Bay. Anyone with an interest in learning about water quality, sampling, data interpretation, and a healthier environment can be a volunteer—no previous experience or scientific knowledge is required. Training is provided by Kahaluu Bay Education Center (KBEC). The next […]

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Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii responds to Puna hurricane recovery

MEDIA RELEASE Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii will be responding across multiple neighborhoods to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Iselle. The large and powerful storm affected hundreds of people in the Puna region, and staff from Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii has been working with local organizations to assess the scope of the damage and […]

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Nonprofits to benefit during Subaru ‘Share the Love’

MEDIA RELEASE Subaru Hawaii once again is including a nonprofit from Hawaii Island in the fourth annual “Share the Love” sales campaign. Subaru Hawaii will donate $250 for each new 2014 or 2015 Subaru vehicle sold through Dec. 31, 2014 to the Hawaii Island Humane Society, as well as, a group of Hawaii nonprofits: Big […]

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Mayor Billy Kenoi selects a pair of heels for the 2012 Walk-a-Mile event. (Photo courtesy of YWCA Hawaii Island)

Men walking in high heels (Oct. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE YWCA of Hawaii Island hosts the sixth annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. In East Hawaii, the one-mile march begins at the YWCA Ululani Street campus. In West Hawaii, the march will be at the Kona International Market. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and is a […]

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Underpants Run shooting for world record

MEDIA RELEASE The Ironman World Triathlon Championship is Saturday, Oct. 11 in Kailua-Kona. The other can’t-miss event is the 17th edition of The Underpants Run, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. The start and finish will be located at the back parking lot of the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel […]

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$98.6M raised to support UH

MEDIA RELEASE The UH Foundation is honored to announce that thanks to donors’ generosity, $98,583,866 was raised in fiscal year 2014 to support University of Hawaii students, faculty, research and programs on all ten UH campuses. Highlights: • This record-breaking achievement was thanks in large part to the Simons Foundation and its $40 million award […]

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HIHS, Kona Natural Soap create fundraising partnership

Donna Whitaker: ‘Greg and his business partner, Marty Corrigan, are already great neighbors and this fundraising partnership showcases how we are working together for the benefit of our community and the animals’

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