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POSTED: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wishes granted for ice cream

Thirteen Cold Stone Creamery stores will give away a 3-ounce portion of Jack's Creation on Thursday, from 5-8 p.m., in exchange for a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The promotion is the culmination of a monthlong fundraiser that will benefit Make-a-Wish, Hawaii.

“;This monthlong fundraiser is a great and easy opportunity for our community to support such a heartwarming organization,”; said Karen Kozen-Ryder, area developer for Cold Stone Creamery.

“;Cold Stone ice cream, children and wishes coming true create the perfect combination for a joyful experience.”;

Cold Stone Creamery has partnered with the Make-a-Wish Foundation of America since 2002, generating $3.2 million in donations.

Throughout the month, every Cold Stone store will sell paper Wish Stars for $1 each.

 

Get aquarium discounts with Kraft

Enjoy Kraft Foods products, from cheeses and dressings to dinners and chocolates, and receive discounts on Waikiki Aquarium memberships now through Nov. 30.

Prospective members can receive $5 off a family-level membership with 3 UPC codes, or a $10 discount with 5 UPC codes when submitting a membership application.

Applicable products carrying the Kraft Foods logo include Ritz crackers, DiGiorno pizza, Crystal Light drinks, Toblerone chocolate, Oscar Mayer meats and many others.

Member benefits include unlimited admission for one year, invitations to exclusive member-only events and advance notification on classes and educational programs. Membership contributions are tax-deductible.

Call 440-9015 or visit www.waquarium.org.

 

Parents pick best local places

The Children's Discovery Center garnered two awards in the 2009 Nickelodeon Parents' Pick Awards. The museum picked up wins for best museum and best indoor playspace.

Parentsconnect.com users nominated and voted on the 30 categories. Other winners:

» Art Class: Academy Art Center
» Birthday Cake: Liliha Bakery
» Breakfast: Zippy's Restaurant
» Book Store: Jelly's the Original
» Dance Class: The Studio Maui
» Day Camp: Honolulu Zoo
» Dentist: Dr. Clyde Y. Uchida
» Family Photographer: Oahu Portrait Photographer
» Farmer's Market: Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market
» Haircut: Pigtails and Crewcuts
» Ice Cream: Dave's Hawaiian Ice Cream Parlor
» Kids' Clothing Store: Kahala Kids
» Kids Party Space: Ice Palace
» Local Blog: Sweet Life
» Martial Arts Class: Aikido Ohana
» Museum: Hawaii Children's Discovery Center
» Music Class: Ohana Music Together
» Party Entertainer: Mad Science of Hawaii
» Pediatrician: Kiddie Darrell Natori, M.D.
» Pizza: California Pizza Kitchen
» Place for a Parent Date Night: Duke's Waikiki
» Playground or Park: Ala Moana Beach Park
» Preschool: KCAA Preschools
» Shoe Store: Payless ShoeSource
» Swim Class: Leahi Swim School
» Theater Group for Kids: Honolulu Theatre for Youth
» Tourist Spot: Iolani Palace
» Toy Store: Thinker Toys
» Tutor or College Prep: Sylvan Learning Center