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Nine Boy Scouts from Troop 40 receive their Eagle Scout designation

Nine Boy Scouts from Troop 40 received their Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission on June 2. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration.   Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Requirements ...

Abercrombie draws parallels between nisei soldiers, samurai

Former Gov. Neil Abercrombie drew a parallel between the Japanese samurai and second-generation Japanese-American WWII soldiers during an appearance Aug. 19 on Maui. His talk was part of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s “Leadership Series,” which has already featured former Govs. ...

Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund Grant accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund. This program is open to public schools serving students at the intermediate, high school and college grade levels on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai. Established in 2005, the fund helps to support programs, ...

MFSS accredited as quality provider

Prevent Child Abuse America has announced that the Healthy Families America affiliate Maui Family Support Services Inc. on Lanai has been accredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting services to families who want to improve their child’s health, nutrition and developmental outcomes. ...

School is back in session at University of Hawaii Maui College

Hua. Ha‘alele. Huaka‘i. Ho‘i. The four stages of one’s journey through college, through life, really. Several hundred young people began their college journey Aug. 15, five days before the start of our fall semester at University of Hawaii Maui College. During my welcome to this ...

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‘Info Expo’ to honor promoters of peace The Maui Seasons for Peace organization is seeking groups and organizations for its “Info Expo” to celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace on Sept. 16 at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The celebration will be from 1 to 5 p.m., and ...

Using medical cannabis for pain management to be topic of talk

Michael Backes, a renowned medical cannabis researcher and author of “Cannabis Pharmacy,” will be at University of Hawaii Maui College from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to discuss medical cannabis and chronic pain. Backes, a member of Maui Grown Therapies Science & Medical Advisory Board, ...

Open house set at equestrian center

There will be an open house at the Tom Morrow Equestrian Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The arena will be open for riding to all equestrians who are interested in trying out the arena. Riders must bring their own horses. The Tom Morrow Equestrian Center is not a stabling facility ...

Workshops at multiple sites set for caregivers

Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging are holding free caregiver workshops, “Understanding the Older Adult,” presented by Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers. The presentation will help caregivers gain a better understanding ...

Kahului woman elected vice president of the VFW Auxiliary

Peggy Haake of Kahului, a life member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Auxiliary 3850, was elected national senior vice president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of the United States at the 105th National Convention July 21-25 at the Bartle Hall Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. Haake is ...

Maui Fair presale tickets now available

Discounted presale tickets for the Maui Fair are now being sold through Sept. 21. The Maui Fair runs from Oct. 4 to 7 at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. Presale adult tickets are $7; $10 at the door. Child tickets (ages 5 to 11) are $3; $5 at the gate. Children ages 4 and younger are ...

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Maui Ki-Aikido offers workshop Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a public workshop for adults and youths from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku. The class will be taught by Joni Jackson, 6th dan Maui Ki-Aikido instructor. It will center on the ...

Universal design makes homes easier for all ages

Where would you like to live as you grow older? Did you answer “at home” or “independently?” If yes, you are in good company as over 70 percent of adults over age 45 agree with you. Making it possible to live at home as long as possible is more feasible when planning begins early and ...

Credit union members win $1K scholarships in random drawing

Five members of Maui Federal Credit Union were selected in a random drawing for $1,000 scholarships to help them pursue higher education. Maui FCU CEO and President Clayton Fuchigami announced the following winners on Aug. 13: • Micah Jio, who is pursuing pre-Medical Imaging Technology ...

‘Alternative Education Program Showcase’ planned at UH-MC

The Hawai‘i Homeschool Network will present an “Alternative Education Program Showcase” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at University of Hawaii Maui College in the Community Services Building. The public is invited to talk story with representatives from a variety of education programs ...

Customer service course offered

University of Hawaii Maui College’s Office of Continuing Education and Training is accepting applications for the Certificate for Customer Service in Hawaii, which was developed by Kapiolani Community College and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. The foundation of the program is based on the ...

MFD, MPD select GO PINK! designs

The Maui Police and Fire departments are teaming up with Pacific Cancer Foundation for their annual GO PINK! campaign in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Maui County’s cancer community. Members from each department submitted their own unique artwork for this year’s T-shirt ...

Annual kite flying event set at Keopuolani Park

The public is invited to the third annual Kite Festival hosted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Keopuolani Park Field no. 8, located right below the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This event is free. Kite kits to decorate with colored markers ...

Molokai musicians participate in program

In partnership with Kaunakakai Elementary School teacher Bob Underwood, the Hawaii Youth Symphony hosted its Molokai Strings Program June 23 and 24, providing workshops for students to receive private lessons from experienced musicians Helen Liu (violin), Colin Belisle (viola) and Bob ...