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We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

On the eve of the University of Hawaii football team’s 2014 season opener, a grassroots community group today announced the launch of We Get ‘Em!, a fundraising campaign to support University of Hawaii athletics. The campaign is led by longtime UH athletics supporters Don Murphy of Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Raymond Noh of Noh Foods, and Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative, who made the announcement at a press conference earlier this morning. We Get ‘Em! came together as a result of people and organizations throughout the state standing up to support UH sports and its student athletes. 

“UH fans have immense pride!” said Noh. “Upon hearing of the financial challenges that the UH Athletics Department is facing, supporters throughout the state were looking for ways they could personally help the situation.”

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Propane Tanks Accepted for Recycling

The Solid Waste Division is encouraging the public to take advantage of a free recycling service that’s available to residents who have old propane tanks with a 10-gallon capacity or less.

Residents can bring propane tanks with their valves intact to the following transfer stations: Hanalei; Kapaa; Lihue and Hanapepe.

Waimea Swimming Pool Closed for Repairs

Waimea Swimming Pool Closed for Repairs

Kauai's Waimea swimming pool will be closed starting Wednesday due to emergency repair work.

The public swimming pool is located in the back of the Historic Waimea Theater in Waimea Town.

The pool will reopen next week after the repair work has been completed.

Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the islands of Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai.  “A critical piece in preparing our local communities for disasters like Iselle before they occur is having trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.  “We encourage new volunteers to join the Red Cross ohana and support our mission of helping those in need.”

Keith Vieira Joins Shidler College of Business as Executive-in-Residence

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business has appointed Keith Vieira as an Executive-in-Residence beginning this Fall 2014 semester. Vieira was the former Senior Vice President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is currently a Principal with KV & Associates, Hospitality Consulting, assisting clients in Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa.

Verizon Wireless Hawaii Celebrates Customers This Weekend

Verizon Wireless Hawaii Celebrates Customers This Weekend


On August 30 and 31, Verizon Hawaii is celebrating its customers with fun fitness events at stores statewide! Along with special in-store offers on the latest gear to help you take your healthy lifestyle to the next level, customers can sign up for a Verizon Fitness Workshop and get a complimentary gym bag.

Verizon experts can help you jump-start your fitness routine with cool gadgets that will make sure you get the most out of your workouts whether you hit the track, trail, surf, gym and everything in between.

A few items to check out include the following:

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.