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McDonald's® Asks Customers Via Social Media: What Do You Want To Know About Our Food?

HONOLULU – “What is in my hamburger?” “What part of the chicken is a Chicken McNugget™?” “Why are the fries so good?”

McDonald’s® USA will answer these questions and more from customers, fans and food skeptics through a multifaceted effort called “Our Food. Your Questions.” Starting today, the company invites people to submit their food questions via social media. McDonald’s will respond with behind-the-scenes webisodes and other social content that provides facts on ingredients, how food is made and how it’s prepared in restaurants.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Launches “Medical Selfie” Technology

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the launch of a new virtual feature available on KP.org, its award-winning integrated member resource website. Through a secured email server, patients can now send digital images to their physicians, including pictures of concerning rashes, wounds or other injuries. This new feature allows patients to quickly provide information to help their physician better manage their condition, and identify potentially serious issues that require a face-to-face visit.

Plant sale will benefit Women's Correctional Center program

Plant sale will benefit Women's Correctional Center program

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle will hold a benefit plant sale from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Kailua Elementary School, 315 Kuulei Road (next to the Kailua Library). Find beautiful additions for your own garden and shop for holiday gifts, too! Among the many plants on sale will be herb planters, vegetable starters, bromeliads and succulents, ferns, bonsai and “tea cup” plants, living wreaths and more!

The plants are raised by women inmates at the Women’s Community Correctional Center who are part of the LKOC and WCCC’s “Learning to Grow” Program. All plant sale profits go towards this program, which includes hydroponically growing lettuce, herbs and vegetables for use in the kitchen at WCCC.

For more information about the sale, visit www.lanikailuaoutdoorcircle.org or call 389-0188.

Local Favorites Made Diabetes-Friendly At Zippy’s Restaurants

Local Favorites Made Diabetes-Friendly At Zippy’s Restaurants

Zippy’s dine-in locations on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island today rolled out healthier menu options for customers with diabetes and prediabetes. Customer favorites from their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, including veggie omelettes, teri beef and broiled salmon, were modified to reduce fats, sugars and carbohydrates. The new menu, available during the month of October, was created in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and the American Diabetes Association to offer better dining choices for the over 497,800 people in Hawaii who have diabetes or prediabetes.

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

‘Rock the Box’ Art Contest Showcases Honolulu's Creative Talent

HONOLULU – Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), the publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, invited local artists to “Rock The Box,” the newspaper boxes for its new weekly publication Metro that will launch on Oct. 1. Forty creative individuals were given the opportunity to use the Metro newspaper boxes as their personal canvases. All forty boxes will be displayed throughout the Honolulu area with free copies of the new Metro publication.

“Oahu Publications is thrilled by the tremendous responses and creativity for the ‘Rock The Box’ contest,” said Dennis Francis, OPI president and Honolulu Star-Advertiser publisher. “The variety of one-of-a-kind designs and artwork from the community really reflect the edgy, artistic and quirky style of our new Metro publication.”

Windward Mall Serves Up Spooktacular October Events

The kids are ready to run wild this fall so why not let them run wild with their imagination at Windward Mall? From ocean-play to anime, Windward Mall is geared up for kidding around with the entire family – including the Windward Ocean Expo on October 4 and Anime Day at the Mall on October 11.

And don’t forget to dress to impress for Mall-O-Ween 2014 on October 18! Magician Kaulana of Torch Entertainment will host this frighteningly fun event with activities starting at 11 a.m. and ending with a BOOmbastic dance performance from 24-VII  Danceforce at 1 p.m.

Windward Mall’s October events include:

Ongoing – October 13: Festival of Giving Call for Nonprofits

Your Vote for the Hawaii Foodbank Will Secure $60,000 from Walmart!

Your Vote for the Hawaii Foodbank Will Secure $60,000 from Walmart!

The Hawaii Foodbank needs your vote to win $60,000! Vote every day in the Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign now through October 5, 2014. Your vote could help the Foodbank distribute food for 150,000 meals to help feed 1 in 5 people this year.

The Hawaii Foodbank is competing with 128 other food banks across the nation for the Walmart grant. The Top 50 food banks that receive the most votes will receive $60,000 each. Voting is easy: