Community News

In the Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Micah J. Womack has 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, physical fitness and ...

Nominations sought for Maui County’s outstanding seniors

The Maui County Office on Aging is seeking nominations for the 51st annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The recognition program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize elders across the nation for their extraordinary efforts and ...

Eight decades of change

Peter Ohashi, 80, is shown 30 feet up a kamani tree in the Pauwela Cannery Center parking lot. A retired MFD captain, Ohashi has been the groundskeeper for the cannery for 20 years. Always ready to talk story about Haiku, dogs or the weather, Ohashi grew up across the street from the cannery. ...

KCS announces open house registration meetings

John Colson, chief operating officer of the Kihei Charter School, has announced the charter school’s upcoming schedule of open house registration information meetings and registration dates for the coming school term. The school term will run from Aug. 5 to May 29, 2020. The open house ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI HIGH SCHOOL Second Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Some students earned higher than 4.0 grade-point averages because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 12 — Chris Ann Alejo, Dzana Alibegic, Juliana Andrade, Tricha Arquero, Taysia Aspili, ...

Local Briefs

Raiatea Helm is guest at concert Hawaii Youth Symphony will be celebrating Presidents Day weekend with a free community concert at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 4 p.m. Monday. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Under the baton of HYS Music Director John Devlin, Youth Symphony I ...

Healthy habits can lower the risk of heart disease

February is the perfect month to celebrate National Heart Health Month. Often the heart statistics we hear on the news are discouraging. The American Heart Association numbers include the following (see bit.ly/2I8eIAO for the complete American Heart Association fact sheet): • More than 92 ...

Community Stars shine at BHS

Baldwin High School’s inaugural Community Stars were named during the school’s block party Feb. 2. These businesses and individuals were chosen by BHS parents and staff for their continued commitment and contributions toward student success. They are (from left) Service Rentals & ...

Maui student will lead a Hawaii division of Key Club

For the first time in about 30 years, a Maui student will lead a Hawaii division of Key Club. King Kekaulike High School junior Kainalu Yoshida was elected in January to lead Region 18 Division 22 Makai Key Club and will oversee nine clubs from Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Currently the KKHS ...

Nominations sought for MHS Hall of Honor

The Maui High School Foundation is seeking nominations for its ninth annual Maui High School Hall of Honor Awards. The categories and descriptions follow: • Silversword Heritage Award: A graduate who is distinguished in life and work. • Award of Excellence — A graduate who has ...

Medical marijuana expert returns for presentation

How and why medical cannabis helps to manage medical conditions will be explained by researcher and author Michael Backes when he returns to Maui for his first “Lunch & Learn” presentation of 2019. His presentation, “Introduction to Medical Cannabis,” will be from 1 to 3 p.m. ...

RAM offers its Presidential Scholarship

The Realtors Association of Maui is accepting applications for its Presidential Scholarship. To be eligible, students must be a high school senior or a former recipient of the scholarship (from the previous three years) and they must be in the process of applying or reapplying to an accredited ...

Greenhouse tech, food innovation class offers free tuition to Native Hawaiians

University of Hawaii Maui College is offering a new training program for Native Hawaiian participants ages 18 and older who are interested in learning applied skills in both controlled environment agriculture and food innovation entrepreneurship. Students will meet on campus during evening ...

Local Briefs

Keeping cancer at bay subject of talk “How To Feed Your Cancer: Dietary Strategies to Keep Cancer at Bay,” a talk by Irminne Van Dyken, M.D., will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Dr. Van Dyken will discuss lifestyle and dietary strategies to keep ...

Coqui frog has impacts beyond being a noisy nuisance

In the dark, Darrel Aquino turns off the pump engine. The silence is a stark contrast to the noise of the gasoline motor and, before that, the piercing calls of the coqui frogs that met Aquino and his crew from the Maui Invasive Species Committee when they arrived hours earlier. They work ...

Honor Rolls

ST. ANTHONY Junior Senior High School Second Quarter Principal’s Honors 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Some students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 12 — Sokah Furumoto, Hunter Otani Grade 11 — Jocelyn Corpuz, ...

Class to raise new crop of Master Gardeners

A new Master Gardener class has begun at University of Hawaii Maui College. It is an annual offering of the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, and the UH-MC Campus Extension Services. Classes run from mid-January through May. ...

Wildland fire specialist to give free lecture

Wildfires have an impact on the nearshore ocean environment and coral reefs, which is why Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is hosting a free presentation, “Wildfire on Maui: the History, Threat, and Our Collective Responsibility,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pacific Whale ...

Students participate in campaign to end polio

The Kihei Elementary School Student Council EarlyAct Group, consisting of 16 representatives from 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade classes, have again joined forces with the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset for its third annual “Pennies for Polio” drive. Led by staff members Joanne Laird, Alaina ...

10 county teachers earn, renew national certification

The state Department of Education has announced that 63 of its teachers statewide have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification — a mark of distinction recognizing accomplished teaching. The teachers voluntarily undertook and completed the ...