Community News

‘Cultural Day’ set at NVMC on Saturday

“Cultural Day,” a project being spearheaded by Baldwin High School senior Tiara Kobayashi-Bautista, will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion located on the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center campus in Kahului. Kobayashi-Bautista’s grandfather, Stanley ...

Lily Swan (left) and Crissy Palmieri will strum their harps at the Wailuku library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Harpists to perform at Wailuku library Harpists Lily Swan and Crissy Palmieri will perform holiday music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. This free program is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and is suitable for all ages. Young children must be ...

Africanized honeybees, like the one shown here from Florida, look nearly identical to a common honeybee — the main difference is in their behavior. Africanized honeybees are not known to be in Hawaii and residents can help prevent them from becoming established by reporting unusually aggressive bees to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Apiary Program. -- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services photo

Africanized honeybees pose a threat to Hawaii agriculture

In 2011, alert harbor workers in Honolulu noticed bees inside a container of medical supplies shipped from Long Beach, Calif. They closed the container and notified the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. The container was fumigated and the DOA sent the bees in for genetic testing. They were ...

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Students help renovate statue

Kihei Charter High School took on the project to renovate the giant pig statue that is housed in the “Critter Corner” at the Maui Humane Society. The students came up with the design and then worked together with the school’s faculty and MHS staff to sand, prepare and paint the pig, ...

Event benefits alternative prom

Hundreds of dollars was raised for an alternative prom for high school students at the first OUTWOD fitness event on Maui. Maui CrossFit Extreme in Wailuku hosted the Nov. 6 workout, which drew about 30 participants. “The turnout was good, which is cool,” said Staci Fujimoto, head coach ...

Marine Swap Meet planned at Hoaloha Park

The Maui Trailer Boat Club will host a Marine Swap Meet from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hoaloha Park, next to First Hawaiian Bank on Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului. Businesses and members of the public are welcome to participate. This annual event provides the fishing and boating community the ...

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Caring K9s Therapy Dogs elects executive director

Melodie Ulman was elected as the first and founding executive director of Caring K9s Therapy Dogs at a board of directors meeting on Oct. 9. Caring K9s Maui is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives, one visit at a time, through pet ...

Mini-grant program for students and educators promotes sustainability

Kupu, a Hawaii conservation and youth education organization, and Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation have announced the second annual Hawa‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge mini-grant program opportunity. Students and educators in grades 6-12 at public, private and charter schools on Maui can apply ...

Runner-up honors in the Lahaina Cannery Mall’s annual International Ice Sculpting Competition went to Maui’s Marc McDowell for his “InstaFrame with Guitar & Pineapples.” He took home a second-place prize of $500.

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Writing workshop with Wayne Moniz “How to Craft a Killer Short Story with Wayne Moniz” is the title of an Akaku Upstairs Workshop that will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 20, in Kahului. Moniz is a writer and playwright who has received the Cades Award ...

Christmas tree worms take on a variety of colors, including blue, orange, white and yellow, and are named after their resemblance to a Christmas tree.

Marine worm creates colorful display

It’s the classic Christmas morning scene — families huddle together in the living room, children eagerly pick which present to open first, the faint tune of a Christmas classic buzzes in the air. At the center of this gathering stands the iconic Christmas tree with its lights shimmering ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Hawaii Life Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Hawaii Community Fund, made a $1,000 grant to Na Hale O Maui, an affordable community housing land trust. The fund ...

Honor Rolls

IAO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL First Quarter Renaissance Cardholders Iao Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. Gold Card 4.0-3.8 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Nanea Ah You, Jenna Boggs, Olivia ...

Keith Regan earns Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA

The International City/County Management Association recently awarded Maui County Managing Director Keith Regan with the Credentialed Manager designation. Regan is now one of 1,400 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing ...

Camp will offer therapeutic adaptive recreation activities

Maui-based nonprofit Never Give Up conducted an informational event Nov. 9 about its Camp Can Do Maui project in Olowalu. This future camp facility will be completely wheelchair accessible and barrier-free. Never Give Up President Ron Heagy told the audience about his own personal struggles ...

Holiday Bingo Bash in Lahaina will benefit Maui Food Bank

Lahaina Gateway invites the public to celebrate the holiday season at its Holiday Bingo Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at 305 Keawe St. in Suite F101 (closest to Island Cream). Maui Food Bank will be on hand to collect nonperishable food item donations as the only admission to this community ...

KALIA KAPISI, Art contest winner

Art contest raises awareness about latex allergens

The 2017 Maui County Latex Allergy Awareness Student Art Contest winner is Kalia Kapisi, a senior at Maui High School. This year’s theme is “Beyond the Gloves: What you need to know about Latex Allergy.” Kapisi’s entry is a watercolor of a lung — one side is healthy while latex ...

U.S. Navy photo

Maui native is ‘Sailor of the Day’

Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Sydney Fouse of Lahaina receives the Sailor of the Day award from Capt. Greg Huffman (right), commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Command Master Chief Benjamin Rushing. The Stennis is underway conducting ...

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In the Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Aaron M. Yogi has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and ...

Exchange program offers opportunity to study abroad

Qualified high school students are being offered the opportunity to spend an academic year, semester or summer holiday in Europe, Asia, North or South America, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International Student Exchange Program. Students 15 to 18 years old qualify on the ...

Group to honor Native Americans

November has been proclaimed Native American Heritage Month in Maui County by by Mayor Alan Arakawa. The Haleakala Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will honor Native Americans this month by donating a collection of DVDs and books to the Holoholo ...