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Songs of Sinatra will benefit nonprofit “Songs of Frank Sinatra and the Big Band Sound,” a one-man show consisting of 32 of Sinatra’s classic songs, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater as a benefit for Maui Mediation ...

MHS Class of ’77 announces reunion plans

The Maui High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating its 40th class reunion with a series of events, beginning Oct. 12. The deadline to RSVP and to pay for attending the banquet night, stag night and family picnic/potluck is Sept. 1. The reunion weekend begins from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 ...

Strategies families can use to combat health care fraud

Two months ago, the “Aging Matters” column focused on understanding health care fraud. Today’s column follows up on that article with strategies family members can use to combat fraud. On Maui, the entire ohana often pitches in to care for their kupuna. One person might drive a family ...

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Car sales benefit foundation

Servco Maui Subaru donated $50 for every new Subaru sold over five months to the Pacific Cancer Foundation. General Sales Manager Jim Wheeler presented a check for $4,400 to Executive Director Nancy Lajoy and her staff at the Servco Subaru dealership. Pictured are Pacific Cancer Foundation ...

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Maui native serving at U.S. Navy missile defense site

A Seabury Hall High School graduate and Maui native is part of a new and unique Navy command providing critical missile defense to a large part of Europe. Cmdr. Charles “Charlie” Bisgard is the executive officer serving at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, one of the Navy’s newest ...

Grant is open to FIRST Robotics student teams in Hawaii

The Monsanto Fund has announced that applications for its 2017 FIRST Robotics Grant program in Hawaii are now available. This is a nationwide grant program designed to inspire and nurture students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in communities where Monsanto ...

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BHS graduate retires from service

Master Sgt. Lance K. Farias, a 1996 Baldwin High School graduate, recently retired after 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. He served in 25 states and 83 countries, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

People For Educational Equality board members Mihaela Stoops (from left) and Flo Wiger, The Lahaina Complex Tutor Project’s Pat and Richard Endsley, and PFEE board members Sharon Beach and Barbara Potts are shown at the check presentation of $25,000 to the The Lahaina Complex Tutor Project.

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The board members of People For Educational Equality recently presented a $25,000 check to The Lahaina Complex Tutor Project. The donation was the result of fundraising efforts ...

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KCA demonstrates need for sidewalks

Representatives of the Kihei Community Association met with county Public Works Director David Goode and Susan Foley, executive assistant to South Maui District County Council Member Kelly King, to walk along South Kihei Road near the Kihei Post Office on July 28. KCA had asked for the ...

Planning for succession of a business is theme of seminar

The Maui Chamber of Commerce will host the seminar “2017 How to Grow and Strengthen your Business for Future Generations” on Wednesday at the Maui Beach Hotel. The seminar is sponsored by The Rand Group, HighTower Advisors. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the seminar from 1:30 to 5 p.m., ...

Cornelia Spanier celebrated her 102nd birthday on July 26. -- SANDRA BOLL photo

Recipe for life: ‘Don’t think old’

Celebrating her 102nd birthday, Cornelia Spanier of Wailuku says her recipe for long life is “Don’t think old.” Family and friends hosted a party for Spanier on July 30, which was also the birthday of her son, Barry. Spanier was born July 26, 1915, in Ferndale, Calf. In 1935, she ...

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Toastmasters to start ‘Pathways’ program

More than 1,300 Toastmasters members in Hawaii will start a new program in September called “Pathways,” which has 250 competencies compared to the current 68. In a news release, the Toastmasters board of directors said it needed to modernize the communication track that hasn’t been ...

Climate video focuses on W. Maui ecosystem

Researchers with the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program housed at the East-West Center in Honolulu have released the latest in a series of “Climate Matters” documoment videos. The new, seven-minute video, titled “Climate Matters for Ridge to Reef Ecosystems,” ...

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Local Briefs

Uncle Wayne will perform at library Makawao Public Library is inviting keiki and their caregivers to join musician and early-education specialist Uncle Wayne Watkins from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday and Aug. 31. This special “unplugged” storytime will feature songs, laughter and ...

Anchialine pools are not tide pools — they have no direct connection to the ocean. Each pool is unique, both in the salinity of the brackish water and the species that live within them. -- JEFF BAGSHAW photo

Responsible behavior can help protect Maui’s anchialine pools

Amidst a black canvas of young lava, plant-like bacteria grow, painting a gold border that divides the brilliant green plants from the crystalline blue waters. A diversity of shrimp, from nearly translucent to ruby red in color, float through the water while tuxedo-wearing stilts, ae‘o, ...

29 students participate in internship program

The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawaii college students in science and technology careers, announced that 29 students participated in its 2017 summer internship program. With lead funding from the Thirty Meter Telescope, the Akamai Internship Program ...

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Kiwanis Club of Maui maintains bus stop

Kiwanis Club of Maui President Dave Rudd trims overhanging trees above the bus stop at Paukukalo, with Bob Hanusa (not pictured) assisting. Kiwanis Club of Maui members have maintained this and four other bus stops since they were built in the 1980s. The members repair roofs and siding, repaint ...

Three Maui County students receive scholarships

Three Maui County residents are among 10 Hawaii students who have been named recipients of the 2017 Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship. Lily Jenkins of Molokai High School, Joshua Kepler of Kihei Charter School and Kaitlyn Yamada of Seabury Hall each received $1,000 to further their ...

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Massages for seniors and veterans

Jennifer Breckels (from left), Melissa Lamb and Kalani Ross perform free massages for seniors and veterans at a Maui Academy of Healing Arts free massage therapy clinic. MAHA has been organizing these clinics since 1988 and performed another one on July 25 at the West Maui Senior Center.

‘EV Showcase’ set at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center Saturday

Maui residents who are curious about electric vehicles or hybrids will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about them at the “EV Showcase” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Presented by the Maui Economic Development Board, the event will feature a variety of ...