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Veenu Keller

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2 authors speak about teen issues Author and life coach Veenu Keller recently spoke about bullying, self-harm and suicide at Lahaina Intermediate School and King Kekaulike High School. She was sponsored by Hawaii Leaders Core, an organization founded by Alexander Muto. Drawing on her own ...

Goodwill Hawaii to offer free tax filing services

For the 13th straight year, Goodwill Hawaii is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service and Aloha United Way to provide free tax preparation assistance to eligible tax filers — individuals or families who earned $54,000 or less in 2016 and do not own a home or business. Starting Feb. 1 ...

Free tax preparation for low to moderate income people

Volunteers with AARP Foundation TaxAide will be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning Feb. 1. All volunteers are certified in the TaxAide Program. There is no need to be a member of AARP to get taxes done. Tax preparation for low- to moderate-income people will be offered at the ...

Mediation Services to host basic mediation training

Maui Mediation Services will host a four-day session on Basic Mediation Training Feb. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at the Realtor’s Association of Maui office, 441 Ala Makani St. in Kahului. The training is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and includes a 30-minute lunch break. “Disputes are ...

College scholarship application available

Josh Jerman of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is once again offering the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship to encourage college-bound students to use their education to benefit Maui County. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship (formerly ...

‘Art of Trash’ accepting entries for 2017 show

Maui’s 2017 Art of Trash show will accept entries for the annual juried exhibition from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 at the Maui Mall. Art of Trash, held during the month of April to celebrate Earth Day, features everyday discarded recyclable items that have been given new life in art ...

Guiding principle at UH-MC is the success of students

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! Happy New Year! All of us here at University of Hawaii Maui College look forward to 2017 with a great deal of excitement. I embark on the third year of my tenure as chancellor with an energetic administration, faculty, staff and student body. Our top priority this year ...

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Executive Director Deidre Tegarden and President Brian Moto display a check for $85,000 from Maui AJA Veterans Inc.

Grants

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center received a financial gift in the amount of $85,000 from Maui AJA Veterans Inc., as the latter group dissolved at the end of 2016 after 70 years of service to the Maui County community. Maui AJA Veterans Inc. was formed in 1947 as soldiers returned from ...

Grant Chun

Volunteers to receive prestigious awards from Boy Scouts Council

The Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor volunteers at its annual dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Maui Lani Stake Center. The council will honor Grant Chun, Eric Nagamine and Jamie Wright with the Silver Beaver Award. Ira ...

Yuki Lei Sugimura

Yuki Lei Sugimura will receive Nihon Bunka Award on Jan. 28

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui has announced that Yuki Lei Sugimura will receive its prestigious Nihon Bunka Award at its annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s) dinner scheduled for Jan. 28 in the Elleair Rainbow Ballroom at the Maui Beach Hotel. The Shinnen Enkai will begin at 5:30 p.m. ...

‘Lions in Sight’ collection event on Saturday

The Lions Clubs on Maui, as part of the “Lions in Sight” statewide project, will be collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids at Wal-Mart in Kahului and at the Lahaina Cannery Mall (Longs Drugs entrance) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The glasses will be cleaned, categorized by ...

Kazuto Takahashi

Maui man celebrates 100-year milestone

Maui resident Kazuto “Charles” Takahashi celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 9. The celebration took place at the Nisei Veterans Day Care Center in Wailuku, with many friends and family enjoying birthday cake and ice cream. On Jan. 7, he celebrated with 130 family and friends at the ...

9th Life Hawaii announces two spay/neuter clinics

9th Life Hawaii announced that its first 2017 spay/neuter clinics for cats only will be held on Jan. 22 and 29 at the newly opened Maui Lani Veterinary Clinic, owned by Dr. Tana Weeks, a veterinarian. A $35 per cat fee is suggested but the service is free in cases of hardship. Donations are ...

The Junior Men’s Division heads for the waves at an earlier Pa‘ia Bay Beachfest. The 20th annual event will take place Saturday and Jan. 22 on the beach side of the Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center.

Local Briefs

Beachfest billed as  family-friendly event The 20th annual Pa‘ia Bay Beachfest, a family-friendly showcase for Maui’s young bodyboarders, will take place Saturday and Jan. 22 at Paia Bay. This year will feature special guests, including world champion waterman Kai Lenny, and IBA ...

NIA website a ‘one stop shop’ for the science of aging

How much do you know about the National Institutes of Health, or NIH for short? Most people have heard about it and may know that a lot of health-related studies take place at NIH. At over 5,000 miles away, the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Md., may not feel very relevant to us on Maui. And ...

Event raises $6,000 for cancer patient

Trucker Dukes, a Maui 3-year-old fighting neuroblastoma, and his family rode Maui’s Sugar Cane Train “Team Trucker” Holiday Express on Dec. 22. All the proceeds from sales of tickets for the event, more than $6,000, were donated to the Trucker Dukes Cancer Fund. Trucker was home for ...

In the Service

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Anthony R. Dejetley 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, and Air Force ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: University of Hawaii Maui College was awarded $15,120 by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii to continue its work improving the oral health of children in Maui County. The program “Keiki ...

Registration open for suicide prevention program

Registration is necessary to attend the free “safeTALK: Suicide Prevention Program” from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Maui Research Technology Center, Building A590, on Lipoa Parkway in Kihei. The safeTALK program offers valuable skills to everyone 15 and older and requires no formal ...

Eradication — the complete removal of every last individual in a population — is easiest when the population is detected early. For example, testing for little fire ants is simple and critical to detecting ants before they are widespread. Test annually and every time you bring soil, mulch or suspect material to your yard.  MASAKO CORDRAY photo

Eradication of invasive species an investment in the future

Life in paradise inevitably means dealing with invasive species in some form. From termites to rats, centipedes to garden weeds, there is an unending onslaught of pests we all deal with. Efforts to control them usually buy a temporary respite; we know and expect these pests will ...