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New mural depicts Hawaiian goddess

FIRST PHOTO: Combining his two very diverse loves — graphic arts and marine biology — Kamehameha Schools Maui senior Toby Plunkett painted a mural on the side of an outbuilding at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui’s Haiku Clubhouse, a place he has called a second home for eight years. ...

Concert on Saturday will benefit Hawaiian immersion preschool

The Hawaiian immersion preschool of Punana Leo o Maui invites the public to celebrate a living Hawaiian language at its 30th annual Ho‘omau Hawaiian Music Concert from 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. The event will feature Hawaiian musicians, Hawaiian ...

Vendors sought for Kuhio Day celebration

The 28th annual Prince Kuhio Day Celebration will unfold from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 1 at Paukukalo Hawaiian homestead. Organizers are seeking craft and food vendors, who may contact Lori Rabanes at senabar@aol.com or 463-2463 for application forms. Vendors pay $75 each and supply their ...

STEM Imagineers raising funds for trip

The Pukalani STEM Imagineers are raising funds to attend the VEX IQ World Championship in Louisville, Ky., in mid-April. The team won the STEM Research Project award at the Hawaii State VEX IQ Robotics Championship to qualify for the world competition. It needs to raise $25,000 by April 20 to ...

Volunteer leadership training at MEO on Friday

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Volunteer Center announced it is hosting a leadership mastery training from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., Classroom A, 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. “Create Balance, Inspire Others & Sustain ...

Local Briefs

Tours of historic church at event Tours of the historic Makawao Union Church will be held every hour during the Spring Fair on Saturday. Beginning at 9 a.m., Pastor David Schlicher will guide groups around the outside and through the interior of the stone building, which will be 100 years old ...

Bridging the technology generation gap can bring families closer

By HEATHER GREENWOOD JUNKERMEIER For The Maui News Some grandparents (and great-grandparents) feel overwhelmed by the constant changes in technology. According to Alan Kay, a computer scientist, there are reasons for that. “Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were ...

Benefits of Lean Startup methodology for businesses touted at workshop

The old adage “If you build it they will come” flew out the door during Maui Economic Development Board’s “Business Model Canvas & Lean Startup Overview” workshop held on Feb. 15. In its place came the advice to all entrepreneurs and small business owners: “Best to not build ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL 2nd Term Principal’s Commendation List 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Note: (+) denotes students with grade-point average above 4.0 because of student work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 9 — Anastasha Luz Aco, Glenn Jacob Agorilla, Ryce Andres ...

Zedekiah Yadao-Rurbianes (from left), Stephanie Blanza, Savannah Aroyan and Kanoa-Justis Blue are shown with new bikes provided via a donation from members of the Business Network International No Ka Oi Chapter. Aroyan is a Maui Youth & Family Services counselor and the three kids are MYFS participants.

Bikes and helmets facilitate Project Venture program

Members of the Business Network International No Ka Oi Chapter on Maui recently donated money to provide bicycles and helmets to kids at nonprofit Maui Youth & Family Services. MYFS empowers youths and families challenged with behavioral health issues to become responsible, self-fulfilled ...

Kiwanisfeed

Preparing a meal at the shelter

The Kiwanis Club of Maui volunteered to help with feeding homeless people at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center on Feb. 18. The club donated and prepared a kalua pig and cabbage dinner with all the extras for 60 people. Featured in action are Dorothy Bennett (from left), Alex Bennett, ...

Molokai 6th-grader Olapa Duvauchelle compares notes with judge Ernest Rezents, retired professor emeritus from UH-Maui College. Duvauchelle’s project was titled “The Effects of Different Water Mixtures on the Germination of Crotalaria juncea Seed.” The 58th Maui County Regional Science & Engineering Fair was held Feb. 28 in the UH-Maui College’s Pilina Building.   The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Maui County Regional Science and Engineering Fair results

The 58th annual Maui County Regional Science and Engineering Fair took place Feb. 28 at University of Hawaii Maui College. The results are as follows: Representing Maui County at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif. on May 14-19. First Place: Evelyn ...

Miki Purnell

Local Briefs

Plant-based diet topic of presentation “A Daily Dose of Natural Medicine” will be presented by Miki Purnell, M.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. Purnell is a physician, speaker and jazz singer. She graduated from Okayama University Medical ...

Even marine mammals can become infected with toxoplasmosis. Eight monk seals and two spinner dolphins have died over the last 15 years.   MARK SULLIVAN photo

Parasite spread by feral cats threatens endangered species

By LISSA FOX STROHECKER For The Maui News As populations of invasive feral cats skyrocket in Hawaii, so does the risk to native animal species. The alala, or Hawaiian crow, is one of the rarest birds in the world. They are extinct in the wild, and only 114 birds are left in captive ...

Honor Rolls

LOKELANI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 2nd Quarter Renaissance List Lokelani Intermediate Scho-ol’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement and community service. Pink Cards 4.0 Grade Point Average Grade 6 — Lily Ahrnsbrak, Tyler Arneson, Jermaine Anthony Baguyo, ...

Hana High School’s 10th-grade biology class planted 100 hala, milo and kamani on the Kuloa Point Trail in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park.

Hana High School students lend a hand to reforest park

On Feb. 8, students from Hana High School’s 10th-grade biology class planted 100 hala, milo and kamani on the Kuloa Point Trail in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. This project aims to restore overgrown pasturelands with a native vegetation community that will enrich the ...

‘In the Wake of Giants’ to screen at Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center will host a screening of the award-winning short film “In the Wake of Giants” with guest speaker Ed Lyman at the aquarium’s Open Ocean exhibit from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Viewers will also be given an exclusive sneak peek of the new Makai ...

Peter Baldwin (on horseback) greets the Dorvin D. Leis Co. ohana to commence their Pi‘iholo Ranch experience — part of a daylong Upcountry adventure.   KASEY KERBOX photo

Employees enjoy distinctive auction item from MACC’s Maui Calls event

Last August, the Dorvin D. Leis Co. successfully bid on an auction item at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Maui Calls fundraising event. The auctioned item was a “Uniquely MACC/Uniquely Maui” experience at Pi‘iholo Ranch, including a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour and transport to ...

Margaret O’Connor opened gifts, cards, blew out her (limited) candles on her birthday cake (although she did say she could handle all 106 candles) and enjoyed a large bowl of ice cream and a handcrafted latte.

Maui resident celebrates 106 years

Margaret O’Connor celebrated her 106th birthday on Jan. 27 in Kula with a pink-themed party and all the trimmings with friends and family, including her son Brian O’Connor of Kihei. Donning a sparkly tiara, O’Connor opened gifts, cards, blew out her (limited) candles on her birthday ...

Emily Dickinson

Local Briefs

Emily Dickinson subject of talk Carol Hogard will lead a discussion of the poetry of Emily Dickinson at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. This lecture will begin with a short selection of Dickinson’s nature poetry and poems that illustrate extreme psychological states. ...