Community News

Chamber announces Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce announced that five community leaders have been selected to receive the prestigious Gintong Pamana Leadership Award. The awards will be presented at this year’s Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. June 13 at the Maui ...

Iao School Renaissance Foundation presents awards

The Iao School Renaissance Foundation has announced award recipients for the 2017-18 school year. Awards were presented on May 10 at the 25th annual Recognition and Awards Ceremony held at the Baldwin High School Auditorium in Wailuku. Top academic performers and volunteers in the community ...

Two PYCC members receive scholarship

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center has announced this year’s recipients of the PYCC Scholarship Fund, which has been in existence since 2005. This year, the Campbell Family funded the scholarship, which is open to any multiyear active member of PYCC who is a high school senior or has a ...

Molokai team travels to Kentucky for robotics competition

Three Kualapu‘u Elementary School Robotics teams made it into the divisional finals of the 2018 VEX IQ Elementary World Championship from April 29 through May 1 in Louisville, Ky. The competition consisted of 400 teams from all over the world. It was divided into five divisions with 80 ...

JCSM announces two scholarship winners

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui awarded $1,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors Leslie Kimura and Tiara Kobayashi-Bautista last month for their community involvement and efforts in perpetuating the Japanese culture. Kimura is a graduate of Seabury Hall whose school ...

Coral reef protection topic of presentation

The Maui Nui Marine Resource Council invites the public to a free presentation at its Wednesday meeting on “Restoring the Natural Function of Maui’s Ahupua‘a to Protect Maui’s Coral Reefs.” The meeting will take place at Pacific Whale Foundation’s classrooms, downstairs at the Maui ...

Local Briefs

Benefit set for Ms. Wheelchair Hawaii Sarah Foley of Kihei has been crowned the very first Ms. Wheelchair Hawaii. She will compete for the national title of Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 this July in Grand Rapids, Mich. Her platform is “Live Vertically: Empowering Women with Disabilities ...

Many wrasse species begin life as females and transform into males

Change, an inevitable and natural aspect of life, is occasionally dramatic or surprising. Wrasses comprise one of the largest families (Labridae) of fish and are ubiquitous inhabitants of tropical reefs. Colorful, with one continuous dorsal fin, they can vary greatly in size and shape. Their ...

LAA scholarships awarded to promising student artists

The Lahaina Arts Association’s annual High School Senior Art Scholarship, Competition and Exhibition awarded more than $7,000 in scholarship awards and prizes to Maui County youths who want to pursue an art-related post-secondary education. The 2018 exhibition included 24 entries from 14 ...

QKC offers free Hello Summer programs

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is offering several activities as part of its Hello Summer program beginning this week and running through August: • A keiki program, Read-A-Palooza, will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday. Keiki up to age 12 are welcome to the QKC center court to hear a ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Maui Economic Development Board recently announced the recipients of grant awards totaling more than $142,000 from the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund, a grant-making vehicle to ...

Honorary sorority awards five scholarships

The Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter recently awarded $4,200 in scholarships to five students of the Maui public schools, Class of 2018. The recipients were honored at the chapter’s April meeting. The three recipients of the $1,000 scholarships are Tony Lazo and Kaylee Russell from ...

Cosplay, video gaming, eating contests part of Maui Matsuri

The 18th annual Maui Matsuri festival was held May 5 to honor Japanese culture and traditions with its theme of “Kodomo No Tame Ni” (“For the sake of the children”). This year’s celebrations coincided with the 150th anniversary of the gannenmono, or “first year folk.” The crowd ...

June 20 deadline for Makawao Rodeo Parade participants

Applications are now available for the 53rd annual Makawao Rodeo Parade, which will take place July 7. The Stick Horse Race for all ages starts at 8:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 9. The parade starts on Baldwin Avenue just below Makawao Elementary School and proceeds through Makawao town and ...

Kim Raymond to retire after 33 years of Waldorf teaching

Kim Raymond, a Waldorf teacher of 33 years, will retire from Haleakala Waldorf School on Friday and will be celebrated on Waxman Field of the Kula campus from 12:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students, alumni, colleagues and friends are expected to shower her with their well-wishes, memories and photos ...

County wins an award from IAAO

The County of Maui Real Property Assessment Division recently won the prestigious International Association of Assessing Officers Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration. It is a first such award for the county jurisdiction and for the state of Hawaii as a whole, according to the ...

In the Service

Dylan T. Byrd has been promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force. Byrd is currently serving as program integration lead at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. He has served in the military for four years. He is the son of Roger D. Byrd of Wailuku. He is a 2010 graduate of JJ Pearce ...

Local Briefs

Cirque Jolie at Makawao library Children ages 3 and up are invited to Makawao Public Library from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday for a morning of magic, balloon art and hula hoop fun with Cirque Jolie. This interactive program, presented by Jolie Strickland, is full of color and movement. It is ...

Molokai graduates blaze a path that others can follow

Sit back. Relax. Get ready to be inspired. By the end of this column, some of you will jump from your chair and take a step toward a goal that has eluded, scared or intimidated you. Please meet our first-ever ABIT (Applied Business & Information Technology) graduates from Molokai. On May ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses. Grade 10 — Deolian Domawa Grade 11 — Joanna Marie Acosta, Briana Bandy, Jay Marie Baptista, Alanarose Duran, ...