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Kids Read Now closes the opportunity gap for K-3 students – Hawaii students to get free books this summer

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Kids Read Now is excited to partner with Ka'ewai Elementary to mail books directly to their students' homes over the summer. Ka'ewai Elementary is the first school district in Hawaii to partner with Kids Read Now to eliminate learning loss and close the opportunity gap for their students. The number of students coast-to-coast in the Kids Read Now program continues to grow with almost 400,000 books being mailed to students in 2020 alone!

Most students will experience reading skill loss over a typical summer break from school. Creating home libraries is key to preventing a steep learning slide due to summer break and recent extended school closures.

"Educators, parents, and students love the KRN program, and it has been proven to eliminate the summer slide and even help kids gain up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer," said Leib Lurie, CEO of Kids Read Now.

The Kids Read Now K-3 summer reading program mails eight new books to students and includes exciting multicultural, fiction, and nonfiction titles loved by children. Mailing books builds ongoing enthusiasm but does not require in-home technology. Each book includes guided discussion questions to help improve reading skills and increase family engagement.

The ninth book of beautifully illustrated creative writing prompts concludes the program so children can write their own stories. Best of all, kids keep their new books!

Kids Read Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the singular mission to eliminate learning loss for all K-3 students.

To learn more about Kids Read Now, please visit https://kidsreadnow.org/.

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Hawaii’s First N-95 Mask Factory Opens Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 in Kona

KONA, Hawaii -- Kona Mask Co. LLC, located in Kailua-Kona near Costco, will begin producing N-95 and flat-pleated masks using two automated machines. "We can produce 1 million masks every 3 weeks made right here in Hawaii," says Nicolas Garcia, CEO of Kona Mask.

Garcia saw the need for a local manufacturer to provide PPE rather than one based thousands of miles away.

Garcia adds, "We are inviting Mayor Harry Kim, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, government officials, and local leaders who helped inspire this concept, to walk through the factory on Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m."

For further information, contact Nicolas Garcia, 808-365-6989 or email pilot3155@gmail.com

Factory address: 73-4820 Kanalani Street, Bay 9, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Other newsworthy items:

* Captain Nicolas Garcia retired from United Airlines on April 1, 2020 after 46 years as a pilot.

* The mask factory was inspired after the Pandemic was declared and Garcia could not find a mask for his fiancé, Amy Colombo, a United Airlines flight attendant.

* The funding came from Garcia selling his home and retirement savings.

* Garcia ran a successful airline soap factory during the 1980s AIDS Crisis.

* The factory will be staffed by locals with manufacturing experience.

* The factory mural was painted by Katana Leigh and will be unveiled on Saturday.

More information: https://konamaskco.com/

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Deuxmers Releases New Titles by Peter Shaindlin and by Lee Siegel

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Deuxmers Publishing announces the release of two new novels by Lee Siegel, "Typerotica" and "Horseplay"; and a long-awaited collection of new poems by Peter Shaindlin, titled "Ravens, Nights."

"Deuxmers is pleased to have widely published and acclaimed author Lee Siegel as one of its authors, which represents a consequential achievement in expansion of our portfolio," said Omer Kursat, the managing editor of Deuxmers Publishing.

"Typerotica" (ISBN 978-1944521097) is a hilariously comedic and poignantly nostalgic portrait of an aspiring artist as a young man. Consisting of the typed manuscripts of two love stories, it illustrates an analogy: typing was once to literature what sex is to love. As a fifteen-year old, Lee Siegel is dazzled by a then contraband copy of Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer," and decides that he must become a writer. He imagines that in order to do that he needs to learn how to type and then go to Paris to drink French wine, smoke French cigarettes, and have sex with French women. "Typerotica" chronicles Siegel's enrollment in a typing class, his subsequent amorous and literary adventures in Paris, and eventually his friendship with Henry Miller.

If we are to believe Lee Siegel, the author of "Horseplay" (ISBN 978-1944521103) is actually a horse, yes, a talking horse named Gulliver. According to Siegel, "Gulliver dictated the series of twelve stories that are sublimely romantic and yet bawdily down to earth, occasionally melancholy but fundamentally hilarious. Horseplay is indisputably one of the greatest books ever composed by a horse."

"'Ravens, Nights' (ISBN 978-1944521073) - from tranquil pastorales to coarsely hewn cityscapes, erotic ruminations, grandiose reveries, and reimagined haiku to pictographic poesy-is a unique collection that represents an informed homage to the modern canon while staking new territory within the noumenon of twenty-first-century culture," said Mr. Shaindlin.

Frank Stewart, in his review of "Ravens, Nights" stated, "Here is lyric poetry that testifies to the gratitude we must ultimately feel for being alive. Gratitude for forests, seas, stars, gardens, houses, cathedrals, bus stops, and trains-in spite of-and perhaps because of-the world's brevity and ours."

About Lee Siegel

Lee Siegel, Emeritus Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii, has published eight novels, four non-fiction books, and a translation of Sanskrit love poetry. Siegel's writing has earned him a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, two Residency awards at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, and the Elliot Cades Award for Literature. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Siegel_(professor_and_novelist) )

About Peter Shaindlin

Peter Shaindlin is a writer, poet, fine art photographer and musician as well as a significant and influential cultural critic. A Visiting Fellow and Research Scholar at the University of Oxford, Harris Manchester College, Mr. Shaindlin has four published works including "Citizen Steele." Mr. Shaindlin is also a renowned fine art photographer represented by Westwood Gallery of New York City. He studied fine arts, creative writing and humanities at Mannes College and New York University. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Shaindlin )

About Deuxmers Publishing

Founded in 2011 in Waimanalo, Hawaii, Deuxmers Publishing is an independent publisher of fiction, poetry and photography books, with a mission of preserving individual voices and visions to be made available for future generations. Learn more at: http://www.deuxmers.com/.

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Omer Kursat, Principal
Deuxmers Publishing
Email: omer@deuxmers.com
Phone: +1 (808) 259-5394

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New Online Dating Site Targets Like-Minded Cannabis Lovers

KAPAA, Hawaii -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, this new online dating site is one of a kind. Chronic Souls - an all-inclusive dating website and mobile app - is exclusively designed to connect people who recreationally enjoy marijuana or who use it to help their medical conditions.

As laws on marijuana usage evolve, more and more people are indulging. Of course, there are still many folks who frown on marijuana use and this can make for some pretty unpleasant dates. Whether people smoke it for pleasure or use it to help chronic illness, Chronic Souls is the ideal platform to connect.

"Chronic Souls takes the guesswork out of discovering whether your date is a marijuana enthusiast or not. It eliminates those awkward moments that are inevitable during the dating process," Steve Monas, web firm founder, says.

Chronic Souls also connects people who are in the same line of work, and have similar tastes in movies, books, music and sports teams. They can even share audio tracks on apps like Spotify.

This online dating site also streamlines the dating process and gives users access to electronic calendars and online restaurant reservations so they can easily book a table and coordinate their first date. It's easy to purchase tickets to concerts and events, arrange for rides with Uber and LYFT and even send flowers in advance of a date.

"Chronic Souls is one of the most inclusive online dating sites around and it's the only one designed to connect cannabis lovers," Monas says. "The cannabis soulmate revolution is here."

About Chronic Souls:

Chronic Souls is one of an expanding line of websites and apps that's a subdivision of its parent company, Chronic Internet, LLC. The first website in this series of cannabis-related subjects was ChronicJobs.com which helps people find jobs in the marijuana industry. Monas, web firm founder, has been interviewed on numerous networks including NBC, FOX, CBS and ABC. He's also the author of "Chemistry and Numbers," a definitive guide to online dating and relationship sites; and "Chemistry and Numbers 2," a compilation of online dating stories from more than 50 online daters.

To learn more: visit: http://www.chronicsouls.com/ or watch these YouTube videos:

* https://youtu.be/YntZEd9lZuU
* https://youtu.be/_cywYqx9oBMw

Twitter: @chronicsouls1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chronicsouls/

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