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Gyotaku fish printing, a Japanese art form, has grown in popularity in Hawaii. “Mahi Mahi,” created by Brian Heustis of Maui Fish Printing. -- Maui Ocean Center photo

Ocean inspires artists and others

“I’ll never forget the first time I attempted to print a fish. It was not in the most ideal conditions, on a table in the main cabin of a snorkel boat. It was a mahi mahi, and when I peeled off the rice paper to look at what I created, I remember a feeling of pure joy, of finding a piece of ...

Maui student earns $2,500 scholarship

Alona Sabugo of Maui was one of 10 students in the state to receive a $2,500 college scholarship at the annual McDonald’s Employee Scholarship Awards Luncheon on May 6. Sabugo, who works at McDonald’s of Pukalani, is a student at King Kekaulike High School and plans to attend University of ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Maui Humane Society received a $2,000 charitable giving grant from theWailea Community Association. Maui Humane Society will use this grant to help fund the Wings of Aloha ...

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Youngsters focus on fitness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui member Ohukai Kealoha steps lively during training at Yanagida Strength and Fitness in Wailuku. April was National Fitness Month and the members at the six Maui clubhouses of Boys & Girls Clubs participated in multiple activities throughout the month.

Hana family’s bike trip to raise funds for St. Jude’s

A Hana family set off on a bicycle ride across the U.S. this month to raise money for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The Zeimer family is made up of parents Jessica and Jerry and sons Aden, 12, and Ashby, 10. The inspiration for the trip came about after the family took on ...

Kamryn Perry (from left), Lacey Santos, Rachel Nagamine and Sadie Ansai receive $1,000 scholarships from the Maui Police Relief Association on May 15. -- The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo

Police association awards four $1,000 scholarships

Recent high school graduates Sadie Ansai, Rachel Nagamine, Kamryn Perry and Lacey Santos have been awarded $1,000 college scholarships by the Maui Police Relief Association. The four were selected based on academic achievement, including grades and community involvement, said police Capt. ...

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Lanai health specialist recognized by publication

Behavior Health Specialist Cori Takesue of the Lanai Community Health Center has been named to the Pacific Business News’ “2017 40 Under 40.” “We are very honored to have Dr. Takesue as part of the Lanai Community Health Center ohana,” said Diana Shaw, LCHC executive director. ...

Hospice Maui receives honor

Hospice Maui has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient, representing the best patient and caregiver experience, according to a news release. Established by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the annual review recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level ...

Local Briefs

Friday concert will benefit HFUU Tempo of the Heart will present “Food for Thought,” a rock ’n’ roll benefit concert to support the Hawaii Farmers Union United on Friday at Iao Theater. Local and internationally acclaimed artists will perform from 7 to 10:30 p.m., including ...

Students are being prepared for the tech world

Ryan Tesorio plays the trombone and the euphonium in two local bands. His instruments are precious to him so he wanted to figure out a way to protect them when they’re stored in their cases. As often happens, the need to solve a personal challenge led to a creative solution. Ryan, who just ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Third Quarter Renaissance Students Kalama Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Emma Ayresman, Sarah Emmsley, Leilah Eusebio, ...

Austin Kaalekahi, a 7th-grader at ‘O Hina I Ka Malama on Molokai, is engaged in the Microsoft team’s virtual reality with Oculus Rift at the Hawaii STEM Conference’s STEMworks Playground earlier this month on Oahu.

Hawaii STEM Conference empowers a new generation of innovators

On May 1 and 2, more than 1,000 students, educators, industry partners and community leaders throughout the state and the nation gathered for the eighth annual Hawaii STEM Conference — an empowering STEM event dedicated to engaging a new generation of science, technology, engineering and math ...

Fundraiser to benefit tutor project

The owners of the Aina Nalu Resort in Lahaina will host a Wine and Silent Auction Fundraiser for The Lahaina Complex Tutor Project from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Aina Nalu pavilion The program, which was founded and is managed by Pat and Richard Endsley, was recently honored by the Hawaii ...

Leif Torgerson, a senior at Kihei Charter School, created a robotic hand that was showcased at the Hawaii STEM Conference on Oahu earlier this month.

Projects from two Kihei students showcased at STEM conference

A robotic hand and a bicycle generator, created by seniors at Kihei Charter School, were showcased at the Hawaii STEM Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu on May 1 and 2. Senior Leif Torgerson created a robotic hand designed to mimic the movements of a controlling hand. A more ...

Kimberly Yap was crowned Miss Maui Filipina 2017 on May 13. Presenting the crown is Miss Maui Filipina 2016 Ashlyne Rosalin. -- REY PATAO photo

Local Briefs

Miss Maui Filipina 2017 crowned Kimberly Yap of Lahaina was crowned Miss Maui Filipina 2017 on May 13 at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center in Kahului. Among Yap’s prizes are a scholarship award, a round-trip ticket to the Philippines and a $500 travel allowance. She will ...

Is it forgetfulness or something else?

When was the last time you misplaced the car keys or forgot an item on your shopping list? Although these happen to people of all ages, some people become more aware and concerned about these events with age. But do you need to worry or is this just a part of the aging process? The National ...

State Rep. Lynn DeCoite (left) is shown with Teresa Shook after Shook accepted a certificate acknowledging her as a “Visionary for the 2017 Women’s March.”

Hana woman honored by state Legislature

Teresa Shook of Hana has been honored by the Hawaii Legislature as a “Visionary for the 2017 Women’s March.” State Rep. Lynn DeCoite and state Sen. J. Kalani English presented Shook with a certificate at the Haiku Ho‘olaule‘a & Flower Festival on April 22 “for her vision and ...

Applications available for Pacific Century Fellows

The Fund for the Pacific Century, a charitable, nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its 16th class of Pacific Century Fellows. The program, modeled after the White House Fellows Program, is designed to recognize and encourage Hawaii’s future leaders. The nine-month program ...

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Local Briefs

Training set for addiction workers NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, will hold a workshop titled “Romancing the Brain: Conflict Resolution in Recovery” on May 24 and 25 at the Wailea Beach Marriot. NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy will lead the two-day ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Third Quarter Renaissance Students Kalama Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Emma Ayresman, Sarah Emmsley, Leilah Eusebio, ...