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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Remains One of the Highest Rated Health Plans in the Nation

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is ranked among the top 20 plans in the nation, making it the highest rated health plan in Hawaii. It is the seventh year in a row that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii commercial plan has been number one in the state and the tenth year it has received top marks for Medicare and Medicaid plans.

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Atlas Insurance Appoints Three Assistant Vice Presidents in its Client Consulting Group

Atlas Insurance Appoints Three Assistant Vice Presidents in its Client Consulting Group

Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., Hawaii’s largest locally owned and managed insurance agency, has announced the appointments of Mike Ayson, Sandy Ferreira and Dana Tokioka as Assistant Vice Presidents in it Client Consulting Group.

Michael Ayson has over 12 years of experience in the insurance industry and will continue to be responsible for servicing the company’s AOAO clients. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Hawaii and is a member of the Financial Management Association.

Sandra Ferreira has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and will continue to be responsible for the development, sales and servicing of the company’s commercial clients. She holds a degree in Business from St. Pete Junior College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dramatic Reading of "Mutiny on the Bounty" and Volunteer Program at Kihei Library

Dramatic Reading of "Mutiny on the Bounty" and Volunteer Program at Kihei Library

Kihei Public Library will offer the following free programs in September 2014.  Both programs will be conducted in the Children’s Area; young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver:    

•             September 17 (Wednesday), 3 p.m. – “Discovering the Classics with Papa Lopaka.”  Join Papa Lopaka (Robert DeVinck), a writer, English literature scholar, and long-time reader of classic books, who will present a dramatic reading of his “Classics Illustrated” comic book “Mutiny on the Bounty” by Charles Nordhoff projected on a large screen.  There will be a brief discussion, question-and-answer session, and Lopaka will encourage children to read the original book. This one-hour program is recommended for ages 6 to 12 and will include light snacks, provided by the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.

Customers Can Get Free McCafe® Coffee at McDonald’s® During Breakfast Hours From Sept. 16 to 29

Customers Can Get Free McCafe® Coffee at McDonald’s® During Breakfast Hours From Sept. 16 to 29

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii is planning a second round of coffee sampling from September 16 to 29 where customers can get a free small hot cup of McCafe® coffee during breakfast hours at participating restaurants, no purchase necessary. In Hawaii only, the coffee is a unique Royal Kona Blend that now comes in a richer and bolder flavor. It is freshly roasted in Hawaii and supplied to McDonald’s by Hawaii Coffee Company.

“McDonald’s of Hawaii has been serving our Royal Kona Blend brand since its first restaurant opened in Aina Haina in 1968,” said Jim Lenhart, Hawaii Coffee Company vice president of sales and service. “We’re proud of our more than 40-year partnership and have enjoyed working with McDonald’s of Hawaii to develop quality local products for McDonald’s customers.”

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Local Businesses Jump On Board to Support We Get ‘Em! Campaign

Local Businesses Jump On Board to Support We Get ‘Em! Campaign

Community momentum for the We Get ‘Em! campaign continues to grow, with local businesses pledging support for the program.  Businesses include: Murphy’s Bar and Grill, Hukilau Honolulu, Honolulu Burger Co., JJ Dolans and Pagoda Floating Restaurant.  Each business has pledged $1 for each of the following items purchased now through the end of October: glass of Kona Lager at Murphy’s, the daily special at Hukilau Honolulu, any combo meal at Honolulu Burger Co., any pizza at JJ Dolans and the buffet at Pagoda Floating Restaurant.    

“Most college sports programs face financial challenges,” said Don Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Bar & Grill and campaign co-lead. “UH sports have positively impacted all of us and we just want to do our part to help keep it alive in our community.”

Popular Magician Will Perform at All Eight Maui County Public Libraries

Popular Magician Will Perform at All Eight Maui County Public Libraries

The Timothy Wenk Magic Show will be presented at all eight  public libraries on Maui, Lanai, and Molokai from September 4 through 24, 2014.  Admission is free.

Keiki ages 5 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to experience magician Timothy Wenk’s popular magic show that has been performed throughout the United States, including Hawaii, as well as in Europe and Japan.  Wenk is also known as an inventor of magic tricks.  

The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring The Timothy Wenk Magic Show at the following libraries:

•             September 4, 2 p.m. – Lahaina Public Library (ph. 662-3950)

•             September 10, 2 p.m. – Wailuku Public Library (ph. 243-5766)

County of Maui to hold Emergency Preparedness Training

The County of Maui will be conducting an Emergency Preparedness Training at the Kalana o Maui (County) Building at 200 S. High Street on Friday, Sept. 5.

The exercise will be conducted one floor at a time for approximately 90 minutes on each floor. The affected floors for this training phase will be the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th floors. During the training, each affected floor will be closed to the public as follows:

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.:  1st Floor (IT and Civil Defense offices)

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.:  6th Floor (IT offices, Dept. of Personnel Services and the Treasury Division of the Dept. of Finance)