Community News

Student groups sought for E Ola Pono Campaign

Teachers and adults who coach or lead youth groups are invited to join the seventh annual E Ola Pono Campaign, a locally sponsored effort to promote respect, peace and making pono choices.The campaign encourages student groups to create projects and activities that make their school or ...

Banded spiny lobster undergoes complex life cycle changes

Did you know marine crustaceans are related to spiders, scorpions, praying mantises and, yes, even cockroaches? Like these land-dwelling critters, marine crustaceans are part of a subgroup of the Phylum Arthropoda, the single largest group of animals on Earth. Whether an insect, an arachnid or ...

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center confers emeritus designations

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center board of directors has announced the honoring of Hiroshi Arisumi as president emeritus and Leonard Oka as director emeritus in recognition of their many years of service and commitment.Arisumi is the founder of Arisumi Brothers Inc. He is a veteran of the ...

Event inspires entrepreneurs to move from idea to launch in just 54 hours

Maui Economic Development Board is seeking entrepreneurs to participate in this year's Startup Weekend Maui. Scheduled for May 15-17, this event will provide active entrepreneurs with an opportunity to learn how to launch a company in 54 hours. The event will be held at MEDB's Malcolm Center, ...

Volunteers sought for service project in crater

Volunteers are sought for a service project in Haleakala Crater with the Friends of Haleakala National Park April 18-20.The group will hike into the crater, stay free in Holua Cabin and work on protection of native plants.In addition to helping the national park, those volunteering will also ...

Marketing workshop for volunteer leaders

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns Volunteer Center invites volunteer leaders, managers, HandsOn Maui partners and Hawaii Network of Volunteer Leaders members to attend a free workshop on "Marketing and Networking for Success on Maui."The workshop is sponsored by the ...

Country Jamboree to benefit new Carden classroom

Carden Academy of Maui is selling tickets for its 15th annual Country Jamboree, which will begin at 5 p.m. April 25 at the Oskie Rice Outdoor Polo Fields in Makawao.The event will take place on a secluded meadow with island views and features a paniolo barbecue dinner catered by Three's Bar ...

Local Briefs

Blanchard a Lady Godiva honoreeLaurelee Blanchard of Haiku is among three women nationwide recently selected as 2015 LadyGodiva honorees for exemplary philanthropic work and embodiment of the core pillars of the Lady Godiva Program: selflessness, generosity, leadership and community ...

Hirono nominates students for academies

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono has announced her list of nominees to the four U.S. military service academies for the Class of 2019. Applications from the 32 students statewide are now being considered for final selection by the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy ...

Honor Rolls

Seabury HallMiddle School3rd QuarterHeadmaster's List3.7-Plus Grade-Point AverageGrade 7 - Avari Akeo, Justin Bejenaru, Sienna Bigelow, Megan Bouthillier, Tahiti Cabrinha, Steven Doan, Sophia Horovitz, Sean Janneck, Taylie Kawakami, Sasha Kovacic, Sevilla Leuteneker, Matthew McDonald, Jena ...

In the Service

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christian S. Reilly graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Free software available for K-12 schools

Thanks to a continuing partnership with Trimble, Maui Economic Development Board's Women in Technology is making the latest SketchUp Pro software (2015) available at no charge to all K-12 public, private and charter schools across the state.Trimble's SketchUp Pro is a simple but powerful tool ...

Screening device will help Lions detect eyesight issues

The Half-Helen Foundation recently purchased a Spot Vision Screener by Welch Allyn with grant funding awarded by the Atheron Family Foundation for the Lions Clubs of Maui to use in providing free, preventive vision screenings for preschool and school-age students in Maui County.Vision Screening ...

Summer writing project at UH-MC for teachers

The Hawai'i Writing Project is accepting applications for the 2015 Invitational Summer Institute held at University of Hawaii Maui College.Teachers share and apply effective teaching strategies and explore their own writing at Hawai'i Writing Project Invitational Summer Institutes. Graduates ...

‘Taste of Aloha’ to benefit LHS boarding program

A "Taste of Aloha" fundraiser from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Lahaina Civic Center Amphitheatre will benefit Lahainaluna High School's Boarding Program and support scholarships for the school's graduating seniors.This event will feature food and retail vendors, a silent auction, a Keiki ...

Spring bazaar at Kahului Hongwanji on Saturday

The Kahului Hongwanji annual Spring Bazaar will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday on the temple grounds at 291 South Puunene Ave.Food items for sale will include sushi, chow fun, Spam musubi, mini bento, barazushi, nishime, pickled vegetables, cookies and other baked goods. There will be ...

Haiku Ho‘olaule‘a and Flower Festival seeks vendors

The 22nd annual Haiku Ho'olaule'a and Flower Festival is looking for made-in-Hawaii products, including arts, crafts, packaged foods and more.The deadline to have a business or organization's name included in the festival brochure is Wednesday.A late fee will be accessed for vendors applying ...

Cutting-edge facilities offer opportunities

When you enter 'Ike Le'a, the newest addition to the University of Hawaii Maui College campus, the first thing you'll notice is the light. For one thing it's bright, and for another, it's completely natural, the result of well-placed light tubes that capture and diffuse sunlight, just one of ...