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Shayna Yasunaga and Carson Davis are lead actors with the “Peace On Your Wings” cast.

‘Peace On Your Wings’ co-author part of commemoration of atomic bombings

Jenny Taira, co-author and composer of the musical “Peace On Your Wings,” will give the keynote talk at Maui’s annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 at the Iao United Church of Christ, 2371 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku. Attendees are invited to ...

Program seeks to develop conservation leaders

The Na Hua Ho‘ohuli i ka Pono program is accepting applications for a seven-month college internship program in the fall designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. Three college-age students who are interested in natural resources management and protection, as ...

Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future program interns Taishawn Sieza (from left), Darian Garcia, Sade Pullen and Katelyn Valdovinos are visiting Maui from the Los Angeles area this month to work with the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii. -- Nature Conservancy of Hawaii photo

Inner-city youth experience adventure in nature

The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii is hosting eight high school students from its Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future program for a summer work adventure on Maui and Hawaii Island. The LEAF internship gives inner- city youths the opportunity to spend extensive time in nature learning ...

Na Hale O Maui Board President Michael Trotto (left) and Executive Director Cassandra Abdul present Bruce U‘u with a Certificate of Appreciation for his many years of service on the NHOM board of directors.

Bruce U‘u receives honor

Bruce U‘u, a field representative for the Maui Chapter of the Hawaii Carpenters Union, was presented a Certificate of Appreciation and honored by Na Hale O Maui for his outstanding service on the organization’s board. NHOM is a community land trust that rehabilitates and develops housing ...

Lions clubs install officers

A joint ceremony was held recently to install the 2017-18 officers of the Airport, Haleakala, Kahului, Mauna Kahalawai and Maui Lions clubs. Installed as presidents were Cecilia Hoopai, Kevin Saiki, Karen Siangco, Lisa Puaa and Jackie Yamamoto of their respective clubs. District Gov. Blayne ...

Local Briefs

Free seminar about historic preservation A “Tools for Saving Places: Historic Preservation” seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului. The room location is to be determined. Attendance is free and open to the public. Community ...

Steven Dascoulias and state Sen. Roz Baker prepare to congratulate the newly inducted Maui Rotary presidents with cleansing of the hands offered by Pastor Laki Ka‘ahumanu.

Maui Rotary clubs celebrate induction of club presidents

For the fourth consecutive year, the presidents of each of the 10 Maui County Rotary clubs were inducted into their positions at one all-island ceremony, held June 30 at the Seascape Restaurant in Maalaea. Master of ceremonies Alexis Dascoulias hosted the event. Four past and upcoming ...

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Breakfast precedes parade

The Makawao History Museum’s inaugural Pancake Breakfast took place July 1 at Habibi on Baldwin Avenue before the start of the Makawao Rodeo Parade. With over 200 tickets sold, hungry diners patiently stood in line and waited their turn as volunteers brought out hot pancakes.

Two Hana graduates receive scholarship

Kane Kanaka‘ole and Maximilian Abraham are recipients of the Dr. Isabella Ka‘uakea Aiona Abbott Scholarship for 2017. The two Hana graduates were recognized by Na Mamo O Mu‘olea, a nonprofit group whose mission is to “perpetuate traditional ahupua‘a management of the Mu‘olea ...

Baha’is sponsor essay contest for students

The Baha’is of Wailuku are sponsoring an essay contest titled “How Can We Work for Peace?” Students in any school or university on Maui may enter, according to an announcement. The contest is to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder ...

Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation Board President Tamar Goodfellow (from left), Kiwanis Club of Kahului member Jason Williams, MMMCF Board Vice President Karen Williams and Kiwanis Club of Kahului President Richard Minatoya are shown at the Kiwanis Club of Kahului’s fifth annual Golf Tournament.

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Kiwanis Club of Kahului’s fifth annual Golf Tournament held on June 11 raised $27,210 for the Pediatrics Department at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The tournament was hosted ...

These images of before and after coral bleaching were captured in the film Chasing Coral by The Ocean Agency — XL Catlin Seaview Survey — Richard Vevers and Christophe Bailhache. -- The Ocean Agency photo

Maui coral bleaching in spotlight at free screening

A free screening of the award-winning film “Chasing Coral” will be held at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei at 6 p.m. Thursday. It will be followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session at 7:40 p.m. with a team of researchers from ...

Senior Airman Kaiea Hokoana, 90th Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, and Airman 1st Class Veulah Hokoana, 90th Force Support Squadron missile chef, pose for a wedding photo in Kula on Oct. 8, 2016. A week prior to the Hokoanas’ wedding, they provided lifesaving assistance to a motorcyclist injured in an accident, which contributed to saving the man’s life. Hokoana received the Air Force Commendation Medal for his actions during an award ceremony in Cheyenne, Wyo., on July 14.  -- Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force

Senior airman recognized for helping save a life on Maui

The Air Force Commendation Medal was awarded to Senior Airman Kaiea Hokoana, 90th Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, for his distinguished and courageous actions in helping to save a life while on leave to his hometown of Wailuku on Oct. 1, 2016. On that date, a week before ...

Shavonn Matsuda, UH-Maui College librarian (from left); Gail Ainsworth, copy editor; Kahealani Jones, MHS intern; Sissy Lake-Farm, MHS executive director; and Tikki Bisbee, UH-MC library intern are shown with three volumes of The Index to The Maui News. -- MARILYN UMETSU photo

The Maui News index almost ‘just a click away’

The Maui Historical Society, in partnership with the University of Hawaii Maui College Library, is making it possible to access The Index to The Maui News index from the internet sometime in the near future. The index will be digitized as a public service to the community as well as students, ...

Local Briefs

Tickets on sale for 2017 Fur Ball Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Fur Ball, presented by the Maui Humane Society and YourVet Maui. “The Great Catsby: A Night of Purr-hibition” is this year’s theme. The ball will take place from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Four Seasons Resort Maui. ...

Leadership program includes Maui residents

Four Maui residents are participating in The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows Program on Oahu this year. The fellowship consists of three four-day sessions and concludes in August. Maui’s 2017 Weinberg Fellows are: • Bevanne Bowers, Mediation Services of Maui. • Andrea Hall ...

University of Hawaii Maui College chef Krista Garcia welcomed students from Iao Intermediate School recently to give them a taste of a career in the culinary industry. Iao students became chefs for a day in the UH-Maui College kitchen as part of the TRIO Talent Search program. The program encourages students to graduate from high school, enroll in college and complete a post-secondary education program. -- UH-Maui College photo

Deadline to enroll for Fall 2017 at UH-MC is Aug. 1

We know. It feels like summer has only just begun. Plenty of long beach days and paina with family and friends still ahead. But our Fall 2017 admissions deadline is coming right up on Aug. 1. And we hope that at least some of you who have maybe been procrastinating — no shame, we all do it! ...

Shown are Tim Johns, HMSA chief consumer officer (from left); Dorian Raboy-McGowan, Kamehameha Schools Maui; Alexa Narayan, Maui Preparatory Academy; Roderick Sumagit, athletic director, Lanai High School; and Jon Viela, athletic director, Kamehameha Schools Maui.

Maui County students and schools honored at HMSA event on Oahu

Two Maui County schools and two students were among nine high schools and 15 students honored at 2017 Hawaii Medical Service Association Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon on June 10 at the Hawaii Convention Center. The 15 students received scholarships worth $5,000. The ...

Chuck Dando, American Savings Bank first vice president and regional executive (from left); Wes Lo, Hale Makua Health Services CEO; Vilma Sanchez, Hale Makua Kahului Resident Council representative; Donna McCleary, M.D., Hale Makua Health Services board chair; and Sharon Suzuki, Maui Electric Co. president, are shown at the check presentation.

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: American Savings Bank and Maui Electric Co., through the HEI Charitable Foundation, have awarded a total of $20,000 to Hale Makua Health Services to help procure and install a ...

King Kekaulike High School jazz band members Kevin Fukumoto and Hina Okabe display their names written in calligraphy at Daito Bunka University Dai Ichi High School in Japan.

16 King Kekaulike jazz band members perform in Japan

Sixteen students with King Kekaulike High School’s jazz band and their chaperones, with instruments in tow, recently traveled to Japan to perform and make friends through music. On June 2, the group traveled to Maui’s sister city of Fukuyama. With help from Stephanie Ohigashi, ...