ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Dish on decisions, etc.
The Advertiser's new Web site aims to help busy moms connect with each other and get vital parenting information. Here's just one of the dozens of threads in http://HawaiiMoms.com you can join: "Hi Mommies, I wanted to pick your brains on organic foods. I just read a VERY interesting article about organic foods, and my family is really heading that way in terms of what we buy and eat. I've found Safeway to carry some great stuff as well as Costco. Anyone else heading this way??" — posted by OhBaby!
— Advertiser Staff
STEP IT UP
LEARN TECHNIQUES FOR WALKING SAFELY
Whether we drive, take mass transit or ride a bike, we are all walkers for part of the trip. While our mayors and police have made the Islands safer for walking, safety is still a concern. Some walking tips: Take full responsibility for your safety; cross only at corners and marked crosswalks; wait for cars to pass; make eye contact with drivers before crossing streets and parking lots. When drivers stop for you to cross, express aloha with a wave and a smile. Wear highly visible clothing, especially at night. Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic. Be alert to your surroundings.
Next week: mall walking. For more on the Step It Up Hawaii campaign, go to www.healthyhawaii.com.
— Drs. Jay Maddock and Bill Reger-Nash
"I'm a control freak. I have an endless need to know what's happening at all moments."
Sarah Polley | the actress-turned-director, on why she went behind the camera to make her debut film "Away From Her," in Time magazine