Community News

Two Molokai high school graduates receive $2,000 scholarship

Molokai High School graduates Camille Paige Ledesma and Kamuela Sagario have been awarded $2,000 each, a laptop and a Da Kine backpack by the Kukui Malamalama Scholarship program in memory of Kekuhaupio Likua. Ledesma plans to attend Oregon State University and wants to major in ...

Online auction to fund peer support groups for children

In celebration of the late Emalia Brown Guard’s birthday on June 19, Na Keiki O Emalia announces its inaugural online fundraising event, “Emalia’s Table,” which launched June 9 and runs until June 30. The organization invites supporters to bid on several exclusive dining packages ...

Local Briefs

Special program to take place at MOCC The Maui Okinawa Cultural Center will host “Shuri-style Kumiwudui: Continuing the Legacy of Kin Ryosho Sensei” at 1 p.m. Saturday at 688 Nukuwai Place in Wailuku. This lecture/demonstration is an opportunity to learn about kumiwudui, the classical ...

Bicycling an excellent form of exercise

Last month’s “Aging Matters” column celebrated National Stroke Awareness Month by introducing the word FAST as a way to remember and recognize the signs of a stroke. Do you remember the meaning of each letter? F stands for FACE. Look for drooping on one side of the face. A stands for ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui High School Second Semester Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 9 — Patrice Borge, Korey Cadiz, Tiger Caulford, Savannah Rose Dagupion, Kalia Franco, Labryana Hookano, Teani Kaluhikaua, Naleikaehukai Molitau, Brynn Rodrigues, Styles Soares, Sofia ...

3 west side Rotary Clubs capture awards

The Rotary International 2018 District 5000 Conference was recently held at the Four Seasons Ko Olina Resort on Oahu. At this annual conference, District Gov. Nalani Flinn presented awards to clubs who were judged in a number of categories for final determination of Club of the Year. The ...

‘Anti-Bullying Auto Cruise’ begins in Kahului June 24

Ho‘o Kupa‘a Kane and Team Keiki will present an Anti-Bullying Auto Cruise June 24. Participants will meet at the Kahului Shopping Center parking lot in front of Ah Fook’s at 9 a.m. and roll out at 10. Details on the route will be discussed before departure. Participants are urged ...

Molokai student’s winning peace poem illustrates island values

Sixth-grade student Jantzen Mahiai-Paleka from Kaunakakai Elementary School was awarded the grand prize in the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards on May 30 before a crowd of more than 75 people. “We are delighted to receive work of this caliber from this young ...

Food and storytelling part of ‘festa’

The Portuguese Association of Maui will present its annual Festa Portuguesa Maui (Maui Portuguese Festival) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. Admission is free and the public is invited. The Heritage Hall chorale will open the program with anthems ...

Hawaiian chamber announces meeting

Kili Namau‘u, director of Punana Leo o Maui, will be the featured speaker at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting slated for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at University of Hawaii Maui College, in the Pa‘ina Food Court. Following Namau‘u’s presentation, former Circuit ...

Locavore potluck features speakers

Hawai‘i Farmers Union United, Mauna Kahalawai Chapter will present its monthly locavore potluck from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Maui Chef’s Table at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Doors will open at 5:30; dinner is served from 6 to 6:45. The evening’s guest speakers include Steve Rose of ...

Rotary Club to host ‘Celebrations Meeting’

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset will host a special “Celebrations Meeting” Tuesday at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort. Social and check-in begins at 5 p.m. and the meeting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30. Guests may order from the restaurant menu at a 25 ...

Hale Makua hires new director of social services

Danielle Phillips has been hired as director of social services for Hale Makua Health Services’ two skilled and intermediate nursing homes, rehab centers and adult day health center. Most recently she worked as licensed social worker/substance abuse counselor at Malama I Ke Ola Health ...

Local Briefs

Disease prevention topic of presentation “Delaying Death and Avoiding Disability,” a presentation by Don Forrester, M.D., will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kihei Community Center. He will talk about how to prevent and reverse significant chronic conditions with a focus on ...

Native species recovering at Mokio Preserve on Molokai

On the windswept, northwestern corner of Molokai there is an old cattle pasture that, until recently, was covered in kiawe, buffelgrass and lantana. But underneath the invasive plants, seeds of native species lay waiting, ready to grow if given the chance. Endangered Hawaiian insects found ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Upper School Fourth Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Brandon Barreno, Isabella Blair, Sailor Bockius, Jun Cai, Bailey Dalzell, Abigail Drood, Elizabeth Erdman, Conan Gentil, Kaya Givensel, Chase Granum, Ka’ilihiwa Greig, Nicholas ...

Chamber announces Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce announced that five community leaders have been selected to receive the prestigious Gintong Pamana Leadership Award. The awards will be presented at this year’s Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. June 13 at the Maui ...

Iao School Renaissance Foundation presents awards

The Iao School Renaissance Foundation has announced award recipients for the 2017-18 school year. Awards were presented on May 10 at the 25th annual Recognition and Awards Ceremony held at the Baldwin High School Auditorium in Wailuku. Top academic performers and volunteers in the community ...

Two PYCC members receive scholarship

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center has announced this year’s recipients of the PYCC Scholarship Fund, which has been in existence since 2005. This year, the Campbell Family funded the scholarship, which is open to any multiyear active member of PYCC who is a high school senior or has a ...

Molokai team travels to Kentucky for robotics competition

Three Kualapu‘u Elementary School Robotics teams made it into the divisional finals of the 2018 VEX IQ Elementary World Championship from April 29 through May 1 in Louisville, Ky. The competition consisted of 400 teams from all over the world. It was divided into five divisions with 80 ...