The Island News

March 18, 2009 by Kailani  
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OnStar and Poison Control announced a joint venture that will increase the safety and security of OnStar subscribers. The new relationship will give subscriber’s access to Poison Control for expert instructions and information on potential poisonings that may occur in or around their vehicles. With any poison related issue, speed of treatment is the most important factor followed by effectiveness of treatment. Nearly 75 percent of calls received by Poison Control can be handled over the phone. OnStar subscribers now have the added peace of mind that Poison Control is just a button press away should they encounter any type of poisoning situation in their vehicle.


By shopping on, a mom will be doing something good for the environment, teaching her children to reuse resources when possible, and helping another child somewhere in the world learn to read to boot.  A ripple of effect of good—all because she decided to ‘green’-up a bit! Stop by for more information.

A new mobile application for BlackBerry and iPhone makes eating out at fast food and casual dining restaurants a healthier experience. GoodFoodNearYou is the first free web and mobile service to search for location-based restaurant nutrition information anywhere in the U.S. GoodFoodNearYou is perfect for busy parents! Now, you can find tons of restaurant food options that are healthier and have lower calories, fat, and carbs. Search for good food near you anywhere – especially when you need to make healthy eating choices FAST…

Goody Green Bags is offering everyone a 15% Earth Day discount! Check it out here.


Get ready as Thomas and Friends returns to the Beacon Theatre with an ALL NEW, live musical adventure: Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage: A Circus Comes to Town. When Thomas makes a big mistake, all the engines on the Island of Sodor must work together to prepare for the exciting event under the Big Top, and, Thomas must prove he’s a really useful engine once again. With thrilling adventures along the way, Percy, James, Gordon, and of course, Thomas, join with Sir Topham Hatt and the townspeople from the Island of Sodor, to welcome a colorful cast of circus performers in an engaging story that demonstrates the importance of friendship and cooperation. You can receive $5.00 off select tickets by using code: MSGTANK when visiting


Here is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Jr. Chefs of America experience! Open casting call will give aspiring young chefs between the ages of 10 – 18 an opportunity to enter our “Jr. Chefs of America first annual WEBISODE Cooking Contest.” Existing Jr. Chefs will also be present for a special cooking demonstration! Any interested kids will have the chance to enter the contest by being filmed demonstrating a recipe at the Sur La Table Kitchen. Come with your own recipes and ingredients, or you can use those of the Jr. Chefs. Pre-register at to reserve your audition time! Winners of the contest will be  announced on May 11th, 2009. Prizes for the contest are worth over $500!

At the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 2008, Carolyn Gurtz walked away with the million-dollar grand prize for her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies! All it takes is one easy and delicious recipe idea, so let your friends and family know that it’s time to get creative in the kitchen for their chance at a million! One hundred finalists will win a trip to the finals, April 11 – 13, 2010, at the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel in Florida. Pillsbury is looking for original recipes that taste and look delicious, are easy to prepare and that families across America will love to eat. There are four recipe categories – Breakfast & Brunches, Entertaining Appetizers, Dinner Made Easy and Sweet Treats. Entries are being accepted online between now and April 20th, 2009, at You’ll also find contest details, including eligible products, prizes and the official rules, at the web site.


The first day of spring is this Friday, March 20, and ProQuo has a great idea to kick off your spring cleaning activities with the family – get rid of all that unwanted junk mail clogging up your mailbox. ProQuo ( is an easy to use, one-stop Web site that helps stop up to 90% of your unwanted junk mail with just a few clicks of a button. By logging into ProQuo, you can take control of who gets access to your personal information, and choose which catalogs, credit cards and other offers you would like to receive, dramatically cutting down wasted solicitations and important mail clumped in with offers that you don’t want. It’s worth the effort, when you consider that junk mail is a colossal waste of time and resources (paper, energy, etc.). According to Yahoo! Green “The average American household gets 848 pieces of junk mail a year and we’ll each spend about eight months of our lives dealing with it.”

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii. She is also the founder of the group review site - Family Review Network. Follow along on her adventure of a lifetime this Winter as a member of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol!
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6 Responses to “The Island News”
  1. Karen L says:

    Not from the islands but was really glad to hear about the onstar/poison control center tie-in. When my son was 18 months old I actually had to call poison control when he ate a mushroom while we were outdoors! A frightening experience..and finding the phone number for a local poison control center was nervewracking!

  2. Mandee says:

    The Jr. Chef’s of America sounds like a great idea! Wish they had something like that when Iw as younger!

  3. Sues2u2 says:

    I love the junk mail idea although when we lived in England we loved to get junk mail! It was a taste of home, lol

  4. jennifer says:

    Even though I recycle our junk mail, getting less of it to begin with would be better!

  5. April Smith says:

    Greetings from Catalog Choice. I noticed that you mentioned ProQuo on this post. We thought you should know that ProQuo has gone out of business (as of July 2, 2009). As a courtesy to your readers, you may want to let them know that if they had a ProQuo account, they can create a free account with Catalog Choice and set their mail preferences. In addition to catalogs, this fall we will be adding other forms of mail that ProQuo supported, including credit card solicitations, insurance offers, phone books, coupons. Catalog Choice has also launched a digital alternative to the paper catalog, the iCatalog. This is a great way to shop without all the paper. We’ll have more than 100 iCatalogs up for browsing and sharing before the holidays. Just visit Thanks for sharing the info with your readers.


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