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Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

The Island Insurance Foundation has recognized 12 outstanding public school principals nominated for its 10th Annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award in a presentation ceremony on Saturday, March 29th.

Island Insurance Foundation President Tyler Tokioka and Department of Education representatives presented commendations to the nominees in a ceremony at the Island Insurance Center. The Island Insurance Foundation presented each nominee with a $1,000 personal cash award and commemorative plaque.

The recipient of the annual award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., will be announced at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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Hawaii International Film festival 15th annual spring showcase presented by Halekulani April 4-10

HONOLULU – (March 28, 2014) - Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani, presents the 15th Annual Spring Showcase. Running from April 4 – 10, HIFF brings various world and international film premieres to Hawaii. Over 30 films will be screened at this year’s Spring Showcase at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX, Hawaii Theatre Center and Doris Duke Theatre.

The 15th Annual Spring Showcase opens with the film, ON MY WAY, directed by Emmanuelle Bercot. Screening will be held on Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre. Below is a synopsis of the film:

Sedatives cited in toddler's dentist office death

HONOLULU (AP) - An autopsy report says a 3-year-old Kailua girl who suffered a heart attack during a dentist visit likely died because of the drugs given to sedate her.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the medical examiner concluded Finley Boyle probably died because of the sedatives and local anesthesia that were administered during her December dental procedure. The report classifies the death as accidental.

The girl lapsed into a coma Dec. 3 in the office of Dr. Lilly Geyer at Island Dentistry for Children. She died Jan 3.

Geyer's attorney John Nishimoto called the allegations "unproven" but declined to comment further.

The autopsy report says Finley received five drugs in preparation for cavity fillings and root canals. The medical examiner noted her teeth were in good shape.

The girl's parents filed a negligence lawsuit.

Westin Resorts in Hawaii hold well-being open houses to kick off global wellness movement

HONOLULU (March 20, 2014) – Starwood Hawaii’s four Westin Resorts on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are opening their doors to the public as part of the global launch of the Westin Well-being Movement, a campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world.  The yearlong initiative by the Westin brand globally is a $15 million campaign that will introduce a string of innovative partnerships and programs across Westin’s six brand pillars: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well.  This launch coincides with the International Day of Happiness and Well-being and the Spring Equinox – traditionally recognized as the season of renewal.   

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HONOLULU – The 35th Anniversary Pan-Pacific Festival, which brings people from around the world to Hawaii to celebrate and share international culture and traditions, is set for June 13 to 15 at various locations throughout Honolulu.

A ho‘olaule‘a (block party) kicks off the three-day Pan-Pacific Festival with live entertainment on multiple stages, food trucks and crafts throughout Waikiki. The celebration continues with the Performing Arts Showcase featuring cultural performances and demonstrations; Pan-Pacific Hula Festival with dozens of hula hālau (troupes) performing on Waikīkī Beach, and a Food & Product Fair showcasing delicious food and products from Japan. The festival culminates with a colorful parade where thousands of participants in lively costumes, local and national high school bands and ethnic groups march up Kalākaua Avenue.

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InkOff.MD Joins Nationwide Radiation Mark Removal Program

InkOff.MD Joins Nationwide Radiation Mark Removal Program

HONOLULUwww.inkoffhawaii.com - Local medical laser clinic InkOff.MD today announced it has joined the New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program, a national philanthropic campaign that offers radiation tattoo removal for cancer survivors. Coordinated by the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), the program is free and available year-round.


“InkOff.MD has an incredible opportunity to make a difference for those that would like to erase the memory of these radiation marks,” said Dr. W.Y. Chung, MD, founder and chief medical officer of InkOff.MD. “Our PicoSure® laser can remove these markings in their entirety. The technology gives us a way to give back and provide a community service to help survivors who want to remove the physical reminder of their fight with cancer.”


American Red Cross Classes for April: Oahu

American Red Cross Classes for April: Oahu

Learn to save a life. Take a Red Cross training class today!

Following classes held at American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI  96816


Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants and learn how to use an AED. Cost: $110

  • April 20, 25 [8:30am-3pm]