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Free drop-in classes this week at UH Maui Fit

UH Maui Fit is offering free drop-in classes this week and a chance to win a free semester membership, as part of its "We Love Helping You Get Fit" promotion for Valentine's Day.The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College has more than 30 weekly fitness classes, including boot ...

Local Briefs

Plant-based diet focus of presentation"Are You Ready to Go Unprocessed?" is the title of a free demonstration by Chef AJ that will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.The Los Angeles-based chef, author and presenter will show attendees how to ...

Seabirds and ecosystems interrelated

When horticulturalists at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens want to give an extra boost to their most sensitive and critically endangered Hawaiian plants, they bring out the seabird and bat guano. Why guano? It's the natural nutrient-packed fertilizer that Hawaiian plants are used to.Prior to the ...

Honor Rolls

LOKELANI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL2nd Quarter Renaissance ListLokelani Intermediate School's Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement and community service.Pink Cards4.0 Grade Point AverageGrade 6 - Amaya Arneson, Ariana Bento Shea, Jack Bormet, Shansi Burke, Renee ...

Sierra Club to present awards

The Maui Group of the Sierra Club will hold its annual meeting and awards ceremony from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Kaunoa Center in Spreckelsville.The public is invited to enjoy food, music, fellowship, short inspirational talks and the club's Environmental Heroes Awards presentation. A free, ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:Ohana Fuels has donated $4,746.34 to Hawaii Island Adult Care Inc. through its "Fuel Up Do Good" community giving program. Contributions provided by Ohana Fuels will be used to ...

In the Service

Seaman Recruit Kristy Anne Kauanoeanuhea Kama has completed basic training in the U.S. Navy at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.She is attending A-School (advanced individual training) as a cryptologic technician for networks in Pensacola, Fla.She is a 2014 graduate of Baldwin ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI PREPARATORY ACADEMY1st TrimesterMaui Preparatory Academy's honors list recognizes a combination of academic achievement, behavior and effort.Headmaster's ListA- or betterGrade 12 - Joshua Ancheta, Danielle Jefferies, Gina MarzoGrade 11 - Jamie Advincula, Alanah BirdGrade 10 - Jonah Bluh, ...

Local Briefs

Heart-safe lifestyles topic of presentationRoselani Place will continue its Aging Wisely Community Series from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday with a presentation by Steve Blake titled "No More Heart Attacks."Attendees will learn how clogged arteries develop and how to stop and even reverse arterial ...

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii to host Valentine’s benefit

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii will host its seventh annual Valentine's fundraiser at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets are $150 per person and tables of 10 are available for $1,500.Attendees will meet the dogs of Assistance Dogs of Hawaii and enjoy a jazz ...

Congressional art competition open to high school students

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawaii high school artists in the 2nd Congressional District for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives.Gabbard has hosted the Kaha Ki'i Art Competition for Hawaii's 2nd ...

Kamehameha Schools Explorations Series applications due Feb. 14

Applications for Kamehameha Schools' Summer Explorations Series programs must be postmarked or hand-delivered to Kamehameha Schools by Feb. 14.The Explorations Series includes three, one-week summer boarding programs, tailored to specific grade levels for students in grades 5 to 8 who do not ...

Native Hawaiian bees topic of panel discussion

The Friends of Haleakala National Park will present a panel discussion about the survival of native Hawaiian yellow-faced bees at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hannibal Tavares Community Center's poolside multipurpose room in Pukalani.Panelists Karl Magnacca, a University of Hawaii-Hilo researcher, ...

Volunteers honor King

The Kaiser Permanente Annual Day of Service on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday brought together more than 1,000 employees and their families at eight service projects statewide.On Maui, volunteers spent Monday at The Maui Farm assisting with several projects, including landscaping, ...

Whale entanglement response coordinator will give free talk

Maui Ocean Center's Sea Talk Series continues from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a presentation on large whale entanglement response by Ed Lyman, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's large whale entanglement response coordinator.Entanglement is one of the primary threats to ...

Dinner to benefit 4-H Dirt Devils

Seatings for the Maui Soil & Water Conservation District's Education Program Benefit Dinner are available at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Vineyard Food Co., 1951 E. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.The cost is $46 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included and is left to the ...

AARP volunteers to help with free tax preparation

Volunteers with the AARP Foundation will offer free tax preparation assistance at various sites on Maui beginning Feb. 3. All volunteers are certified in the Tax-Aide Program. There is no need to be a member of AARP to participate.Tax preparation for low- to moderate-income people will be ...

‘Chair-ish’ recycled art contest begins on Feb. 1

Makawao Union Church is hosting the third annual "Chair-ish Maui" recycled art contest with the goal of keeping usable items out of the landfill. The contest is open to the public.For a $15 entry fee, participants will receive an old metal folding chair to decorate. Chairs will be available ...

Local Briefs

Student gets perfect score in math contestSeabury Hall 8th grader David Shiraki topped 618 other Hawaii middle-school students across the state to win with a perfect score in the annual American Math Competition 8.Out of the 110,827 competitors nationwide, only 178 students earned a perfect ...