Community News

Three brothers sail Jaws in Peahi

Jake Schettewi (in photo), a 17-year-old senior at Seabury Hall, along with his 14-year-old brother Z, a freshman at Seabury, and 19-year-old brother Max, a sophomore at Duke University and a Seabury graduate, all sailed Jaws in Peahi on Nov. 27. This was the first time Z sailed Jaws, according ...

Design contest showcases StoneWave skate park

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center’s StoneWave Skate Park has partnered with Maui’s Hi-Tech Surf Sports to create the first PYCC StoneWave skate deck. PYCC held a skate deck design contest and purchased decks for the youths to create their designs. More than 30 PYCC members entered ...

QKC provides opportunities to donate to nonprofit organizations

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is providing multiple opportunities for the community to donate to nonprofit organizations this holiday season through its QKC Cares initiative through Dec. 22. QKC welcomes back the Salvation Army Angel Tree through Saturday between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., excluding ...

More food collected

Kalem Ringlen (from front to back), Zo’e Marie Chichioco and Jeremy Peros are shown with some of the food they collected for a Thanksgiving food drive. Chichioco initiated the drive on her own last year. This year, with the help of her two friends, the students asked parishioners at Christ ...

MHS continues holiday tradition

Maui Health System continued its holiday tradition donating hundreds of turkeys to the Maui Food Bank last month. Additionally, each of Maui Health System’s over 1,500 employees was gifted a turkey to enjoy this holiday season. “In Hawaii especially, sharing food brings people together ...

Local Briefs

Doctor to discuss plant-based diet “Plant Strong: Avoid Infections with a Plant-Based Diet” will be presented by Grace O’Neil, M.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. O’Neil will speak about the infections that she sees in the emergency room, including ...

Community can help protect Hawaiian yellow-faced bees

The adage “The more you look, the more you see” is the basis for the “Pollinators in Paradise” project, a new approach to researching Hawaii’s most important native pollinators: the yellow-faced bees. As the primary pollinator in the Hawaiian Islands, these bees were once ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL First Quarter 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 — Wehiwa Aloy, Nadely Amumu, Krizelle Joy ...

12 assistance dog teams graduate

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii recognized all 12 assistance dog teams who graduated in 2018 with a special ceremony on Dec. 1 at Hope Chapel in Kihei. Among the teams honored at the event were a hospital facility dog for the Straub Medical Center, a courthouse facility dog for the Honolulu ...

Meeting will explore using oysters to improve water quality in harbor

The public is invited to Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s monthly meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for a free presentation on a proposed plan to use oysters to improve ocean water quality in Maalaea Harbor. The meeting will be held at Pacific Whale Foundation’s classrooms at the ...

Car wash introduces ‘ocean-friendly’ measures

For the first time in Hawaii, an “ocean-friendly” charity car wash was held in order to lessen the pollutants associated with vehicles and car care that reach storm drains and can harm the environment. The West Maui Kumuwai campaign, a movement for ocean health, teamed up with students from ...

Local Briefs

Public invited to ocean workshops The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Law Enforcement, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, and NOAA Fisheries will present a series of ocean users workshops on Maui. The public is invited to learn and ask questions about safe ...

Naughty or nice? These six marine animals made the list

As Christmas approaches, we’re making our list and checking it twice at the Maui Ocean Center. Through countless hours working with the marine animals under our care, our divers and aquarists experience the colorful personalities of each animal daily. In the spirit of the holidays, I’ve ...

Sharing recycle message with students

Third-grade students had the opportunity to identify items that could be recycled in a follow-up activity during a “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” presentation at Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School on Nov. 7. Five teams of two “Rotary Team Teachers” from the Rotary Club of Lahaina ...

Aloha Friday performance

The free Aloha Friday Music Series at Whole Foods in Kahului is celebrating eight years. On Nov. 9, guitarist Jim Specter performed his classical style of music. The free music series takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a wide variety of musicians performing. The series is presented ...

Buddhist women recognize recovery center

The Maui United Buddhist Women’s Association selected local nonprofit Malama Family Recovery Center for its annual Dana Award and donated $500 to the organization as part of the award. Each year MUBWA chooses a community organization whose work embodies the act of selfless giving for its ...

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

William “Bill” and Jeanette Kinaka celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 23. Bill and Jeanette were both born and raised in Hawaii — Bill in Lahaina and Jeneatte in Honolulu — but they met 5,000 miles away in Washington, D.C., while working for Hawaii’s U.S. senators. ...

Community supports Ka Lima O Maui

Ka Lima O Maui held its annual meeting marking 63 years of ìEnhancing Lives through Self-Reliance for persons with disabilities through employment-related programs and independent living skills on Nov. 15 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The annual meeting was a ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI HIGH SCHOOL First Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Some students earned higher than 4.0 grade-point averages because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 12 — Chris Ann Alejo, Juliana Andrade, Tricha Arquero, Taysia Aspili, Carl Jefferson ...

Lesson about ‘resilient’ coral reefs

Alana Yurkanin of the Nature Conservancy Maui shared what it means for a coral reef to be “resilient” at the 2018 Ridge to Reef Rendezvous on Oct. 27. An estimated 250 people attended the event at Kahekili Beach Park in north Kaanapali, an annual celebration of ridge-to-reef environmental ...