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Maui Toastmasters win at speech contest

Maui Toastmasters clubs members placed first and second in the Division A Speech Contest on Oahu on April 6. Daniela Fournier from No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club took first place for the International Speech Contest; Chris Marzoeki from Kihei Toastmasters Club took second. Marzoeki also placed ...

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Dann Seki to share tales about Hawaii Storyteller Dann Seki will share tales about Hawaii from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Public Library. Seki is from Aiea, Oahu, and has been telling stories since 1994. His presentation is suitable for upper elementary school to senior audiences. ...

Hotels and resorts partner in effort to stop the little fire ant

To the unaided eye, a little fire ant is not much more than a speck of dust. At 2 millimeters long — the size of a number on a penny — these tiny ants often go unnoticed until colonies become so large that humans and animals encounter a barrage of stings. While the ants are present on ...

Montessori School of Maui has sold-out benefit concert

The sold-out 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert for the Montessori School of Maui was held in the Root Family Center and adjacent lanai April 7. The event opened with some brief remarks by Head of School Eric L. Dustman in which he acknowledged the rich history of the school, the support it ...

Maui Peace Heroes accept awards

Maui Seasons for Peace held its signature annual Maui Peace Hero Awards event recently at the University of Hawaii Maui College Paina Dining Room. The event has been held annually since 2002. Maui Peace Heroes are “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Recipients of the 2018 ...

Vocational awards can help students

Financial help to pay for training in areas such as agriculture, auto mechanics, welding, cosmetology or any trade or nonacademic occupation is now available through four $2,500 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise. Applicants can be of any age to receive these funds and ...

Daylong activities set at Makawao library

There will be a 50th aniversary celebration for Makawao Library beginning with a blessing at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and continuing throughout the day with a variety of activities, including a performance by the Kalama Intermediate School ‘Ukulele Band from 10 to 10:30 a.m., face painting by ...

Discount luau tickets on sale for hoolaulea

St. Anthony School will hold its annual Ho‘olaule‘a June 22 on the campus’s Sullivan Athletic Field. Gates open at 5 p.m. with a luau buffet commencing at 6. Nevah Too Late will provide dinner music, while the Shamrocks will rock the field with dance music. The evening program will also ...

Store customers show heart at checkout

Thanks to donations from its customers during the month of February, Pukalani Superette was able to donate a total of $1,300 to the American Heart Association. Store owners Aric and Myles Nakashima presented the check to Jenny Miller, development director of the American Heart Association, on ...

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Top vegan myths subject of talk “Top Vegan Myths Debunked,” a talk by Mic the Vegan, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Topics include “vegans can’t get enough protein” and “cows are the only way to save the planet.” Mic the Vegan ...

Hawaiian fishermen crafted tools of their trade

As a Maui local, a visit to the fishing store is often a social occasion. The door chimes with the entry of each patron, who is likely to be a familiar face — friend, relative, or coworker. The regulars “talk story” with employees behind the counter, exchanging tales of their latest catch ...

Guided north shore bike ride open to cyclists

The Maui Bicycling League will join the nation in celebrating Opening Trails Day with an 11.9-mile ride along the north shore from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Participants will ride from Kahului to Paia, stopping at Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon for brunch before turning around. The ...

License plate program earns award for parks

Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association announced that it, along with its national park partners, has won an Honorable Mention Award in the Outstanding Public Engagement category at the Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show in Denver. This honor was awarded to the association’s ...

Sunflowers talk part of field day

University of Hawaii Maui Cooperative Extension will present at Floriculture Field Day with self-guided field tours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18 at the school campus. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Cynthia Nazario-Leary will give a presentation on sunflower cultivar growth response at the ...

Kaunoa hosts talk about Maui’s US Marines WWII Training Camp

Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville will host a presentation about the U.S. Marines WWII Training Camp in Haiku by local historian Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. The camp was home to 17,000 men of the 4th Marine Division between four WWII combat missions in ...

Presentation will focus on Kahoolawe

The public is invited to a free presentation focusing on Kahoolawe titled “Kukulu Ke Ea A Kanaloa — The life and spirit of Kanaloa builds and takes form.” The talk will be presented by Dean Tokishi, ocean resources specialist III with the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission, at the ...

Tea at Lona Ridge benefits cancer survivors

Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats will present its first Royal High Tea from 3 to 6 p.m. April 28 at Lona Ridge estate in Wailuku. Chef Bev Gannon will cater the event. Proceeds will help fund 30 scholarships for cancer survivors to attend MCWR’s three-day, two-night retreat. The event will ...

Toastmasters clubs participate in contest

Maui Toastmasters clubs’ members competed at the Maui Area 3 Speech Contest on March 17. Participants competed in the International Speech Contest and Table Topics, an impromptu speech contest. In the International Speech Contest, Chris Marzoeki from Kihei Toastmasters Club took first place ...

Easter Bunny photos at QKC

The Easter Bunny will be arriving at 10 a.m. Saturday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Along with Easter Bunny arrival fanfare will be an age-specific keiki egg hunt and coloring contest with prizes and keiki crafts from 10 to noon. Keiki may bring a basket. Professional photographs with the ...