Community News

Tiny golden butterflies could take a bite out of miconia

In the hills above Hana, Nahiku, and Keanae, the Maui Invasive Species Committee crew hikes day in and day out looking for and pulling miconia plants. The team is about to grow as a kaleidoscope of golden yellow butterflies descends to assist with control. Miconia is a notorious invader of ...

‘Food Sovereignty: The Power of Food’ topic of free presentation

“Food Sovereignty: The Power of Food,” a talk by Malia Smith, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Subjects include the power of food and its impact upon people’s ecological, socio-cultural and economic health. A plant-based pilot project in ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL Fourth Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses. Grade 10 — Deolian Domawa Grade 11 — Jay Marie Baptista, Dakota Delos Reyes, Alanarose Duran, Stacia Eng, ...

Ten Maui County students awarded scholarships

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation has awarded 10 high school seniors from Maui and Molokai scholarship awards in its annual Legacy Scholarship Program. And Kamehameha Schools Maui senior Hunter Worth has been selected for one of the Takitani Foundation’s highest awards, the Karen Uno ...

Nonprofit specialist joins ‘40 Under 40’

Maui nonprofit specialist Kelly McHugh was honored as one of Hawaii’s “40 Under 40” future leaders during a celebratory event June 8 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Sponsored by Pacific Business News, the event recognizes exceptional business and community leaders in Hawaii. McHugh, who is ...

Disaster preparedness training for teenagers

The final free teen disaster preparedness program for the summer will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 16 to 19 through the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. Youths ages 13-18 are eligible for participation. The My PI Hawai‘i Disaster ...

WCA awards $28,000 in college scholarships

The Wailea Community Association awarded scholarships totaling $28,000 to 10 Maui County seniors at a recent reception held in their honor at Tommy Bahama Restaurant in the Shops at Wailea. For the 17th year, WCA’s Community Relations Committee reviewed numerous applications for its ...

University women award three scholarships

The American Association of University Women awarded scholarships to three students at the University of Hawaii Maui College during a ceremony May 1 at UH-MC. The students were Marnie Meuser, Lingli Arakaki and Vanessa Chavez. Meuser received the $2,000 Dorothy Shimer Scholarship, which ...

‘Relay For Life’ at War Memorial Complex

Local cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to join other Maui cancer survivors in taking the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Central and South Maui event on July 21 at the War Memorial Complex. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and the ...

Restaurant recognizes school staff members

Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Cheryl Nelson, Faith McGill, Shanin Sado, Alicia Alcaraz, Erin Masek and Erna Seatriz of Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for December, January, February, March, April and May, respectively. Nelson, 5th grade ...

Local Briefs

Obon Festival set at Lahaina mission Lahaina Jodo Mission will observe its Obon Festival this year by commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii, and the 50th anniversary of its Great Buddha (Daibutsu) on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, ...

‘Oama fishing a summer pastime for local families and anglers

Some of life’s greatest joys are the simple things — the company of loved ones, exploring the outdoors or indulging in a favorite hobby. It’s hard to imagine a better place to enjoy life than on Maui, a Pacific wonderland steeped in culture, history and natural beauty. While our island ...

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL 4th Quarter Na Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students) Pookela 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 10 — Zoe Bailey, Jaxon Chester, Aniston Eyre, ...

Church members support homeless program

Ala Lani United Methodist Church members recently donated $661.21 to the Salvation Army for its homeless program. Shown at the check presentation are Terry Buxton (from left), Susan Buxton, Floresita Bistoyong, Lt. Steven Howard, and Lenora Shrewsbury.

8 youths working at conservation sites

Kupu recently kicked off its 2018 Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps Summer program with an awards ceremony luncheon and career and education expo during the 2018 Kupu Environmental Fair at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Eight youths from Maui joined other program participants from across the state. ...

Contestants vie for title of Miss Maui Filipina

The Maui Filipino Community Council will present the 59th Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott. Five contestants are vying for the title of Miss Maui Filipina 2018: Sheila Manuel, Fayma Sales, Joy Tabon, Rosabella Nartates and Vanessa ...

Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai awards 3 scholarships

The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai has awarded three $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are Caitlin Villarosa of Baldwin High School, Kennedy-Kainoa Tamashiro of Kamehameha Schools Maui and Camryn Ban of Maui High School. Villarosa is the daughter of Traci Fujita and Rodney Villarosa. She ...

Maui Electric Co. gives back to the community

In 2017, Maui Electric Co. donated more than $158,000 in corporate contributions to nonprofit and community organizations across Maui County, including donations to support community services provided by Maui United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Hale Makua and the Boys and Girls Club Maui. The ...

Workshop to trace Portuguese, Puerto Rican ancestries

Maui residents tracing their ancestry to Portugal and the Portuguese islands of the Azores, Madeira and Porto Santo will have an opportunity to learn more about their genealogy at a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. The Oahu-based Portuguese ...

Local Briefs

Bazaar planned at Po‘okela Church Po‘okela Church will have its annual bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items to be sold include household rummage, clothing, furniture, potted plants, fresh vegetables, baked goods and new church cookbooks. A silent auction will be held. Foods ...