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Family Fun Day Showcases New Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office

Family Fun Day Showcases New Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office

Kaiser Permanente’s Kona Medical Office, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month, today welcomed community members to its Family Fun Day for an afternoon of games, activities, prizes and entertainment. Visitors toured the brand-new facilities at Kaahumanu Highway and Honokohau Street and mingled with Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff.

In addition to games and entertainment, visitors had the opportunity to learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s physical therapy and Vision Essentials departments, nutrition and health education services, keiki car seat and bicycle safety, and school fitness programs. Kaiser Permanente staff helped members enroll in kp.org, the innovative online resource that gives patients convenient access to their medical records and pharmacy prescriptions, and facilitates communication with their physicians.

Hawaii gas prices remain mostly stable

Hawaii gas prices remain mostly stable

According to AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch, Hawaii average gas price has gone up by a penny to $4.34 per gallon during the past week. The current price average is one cent less than last month and four cents higher than a year ago.

Honolulu’s average price stayed the same as last week at $4.31-three cents less than a month ago and 13 cents more than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.13 per gallon-two cents more than last week, the same price as last month ago and 18 cents less than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.46 a gallon-the same price as last Thursday, a penny more than last month and six cents less than last year.

Pahoa Library Closes for Fire Alarm Installation on July 16

Pahoa Library Closes for Fire Alarm Installation on July 16

Pahoa Public & School Library (Big Island) is scheduled to close temporarily for the installation of a new fire alarm system on Wednesday, July 16.  The book drop will remain open.

The Library, located on the campus of Pahoa High and Intermediate School at 15-3070 Pahoa-Kalapana Road, is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, July 17 at 9 a.m.

2014 Aloha Festivals Celebrates Hōkūle‘a’s Worldwide Voyage

HONOLULU – The 2014 Aloha Festivals theme, “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha,” celebrates the worldwide voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūle‘a and its mission to promote world peace. Aloha Festivals, one of Hawai‘i’s most highly regarded and oldest cultural celebrations is now in its 68th year. This year, the festival takes place from September 6 to 27 at various locations on O‘ahu, sharing the history and traditions of Hawai‘i and the unique spirit of aloha with both kamaʻāina (local residents) and malihini (visitors).

“This year, we honor the round-the-world voyage of the Hōkūle‘a, which encourages people to spread awareness of world peace,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals’ board of directors. “We invite the community to take part in Aloha Festivals’ celebration of Hawai‘i’s cultural heritage, aloha and Island traditions.”

Pahala Library Offers Patrons New Hours Starting July 14

Pahala Library Offers Patrons New Hours Starting July 14

Pahala Public & School Library (Big Island), located on the campus of Ka’u High and Pahala Elementary Schools at 96-3150 Pikake Street, will offer its patrons new public service hours beginning Monday, July 14:

•               Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

•               Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

•               Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

•               Closed Saturday and Sunday

For information about the Library’s programs and services, please call 928-2015.

 

Kaiser Permanente Welcomes Patients To New Kona Medical Office

Kaiser Permanente Welcomes Patients To New Kona Medical Office

Physicians, staff and patients celebrated the opening of the Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office today.   The state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot facility in north Kona offers a full-service pharmacy and vision center, the latest in diagnostic imaging with digital mammography and digital general radiology, convenient lab services, pediatrics, family medicine and 25 other specialties.  

The three-building campus is situated on a nine-acre lot at 74-517 Honokohau Street. The two-story medical office includes 37 exam and procedure rooms for enhanced patient comfort, convenience and increased privacy. To ensure easy member access, ample free parking with five electric vehicle charging stations is available, and a Hele-on bus stop fronts the facility entrance. Other features include free member Wi-Fi and energy-efficient infrastructure.

AAA: Gas Prices Drop in Many Areas Before the Holiday

The Hawaii average state gas price inched down one cent to $4.34 per gallon during the past week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.  The state average price had been above $4.35 since May 13.  The current price average is two cents less than last month and a penny higher than a year ago.

 

Honolulu’s average price dropped two cents to $4.32, also down two cents from a month ago and 12 cents more than a year ago.

In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.14 per gallon, down two cents from last week, four cents less than a month ago and 19 cents less than this time a year ago.  

Wailuku’s average is $4.47 a gallon, unchanged since last Thursday, a penny more than last month and 22 cents less than last year.