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Aloha House Residential Treatment Program Director Tony Arcuria (from left), Care House youth Marcus Coney, Care House President Leah Blankenship, Care House youth Maria Baptiste and Aloha House Substance Abuse Counselor Nicodemus Baca are shown at the Aloha House campus with some of the care packages that were presented to clients.

San Diego charity visits 2 nonprofits

Representatives from San Diego-based charity Care House visited with and presented care packages to clients at Maui nonprofits Aloha House and Malama Family Recovery Center the week of Aug. 7. Care House helps underprivileged, in particular homeless, youth in San Diego through mentoring, ...

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Kahului native delivers information warfare capabilities to U.S. Navy

A 2014 Maui High School graduate and Kahului native is helping to protect America by delivering information warfare capabilities to the U.S. Navy as a member of Cryptologic Warfare Group Six. “My grandfather was a Green Beret in the Army. My father was a Navy Corpsman for about nine years ...

Maui native elected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Maui native Dane Kurohara, who is studying to be a doctor, has been elected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and will graduate as a member of the Class of 2018 at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Kurohara grew up in Wailuku and is a 2010 graduate ...

Local Briefs

Educators receive DOE merit award The state Department of Education recognized a Maui team during its recent 2017 Employee and Team of the Year award ceremony. The event recognizes employees for their special and continued contributions to education and the students of Hawaii. A Team ...

Maui Ocean Center celebrates “SEA Zombies” in October, highlighting ocean drifters with sea jelly-themed explore stations, keiki story time, crafts and its popular Sea Jellies Exhibit. -- Maui Ocean Center photo

Sea jellies possess zombie-like characteristics

October welcomes the Halloween season, a time to conjure up your best costume and adorn your house with carved pumpkins. But beneath the sea, our marine life friends don’t need a mask to put on a fright. Many of them naturally evoke the mysteriousness and eeriness of the Halloween ...

Association will recognize Maui’s leaders

Leadership award nominees will be recognized and the recipient of each award will be announced at the annual Maui Non-Profit Directors Association Meeting and Leadership Awards event at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui. ...

Gala will help provide lodging on Oahu for Maui patients

The American Cancer Society HopeFest Maui Gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. The theme this year is “Maui by Moonlight.” HopeFest begins with a cocktail reception featuring a special drink by Ocean Vodka and silent auction items that include ...

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Landscape professionals to host two free classes about tree care

The Maui Association of Landscape Professionals is offering two free classes about trees on Tuesday at the Community Services Building, next to the Cooperative Extension Office, at the University of Hawaii Maui College. “Basic Risk Awareness for Trees” will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. ...

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Officer Marvin Tevaga receives award

Officer Marvin Tevaga received the School Resource Officer Mahalo Pancake Award at an appreciation breakfast Tuesday for Maui Police Department school resource officers. Tevaga, who is school resource officer at King Kekaulike High School, was nominated for his “extreme dedication and time ...

Upcountry course will introduce ki-aikido

A special four-week course to introduce the principles and practice of ki-aikido will be offered by Maui Ki-Aikido in October at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani, co-sponsored by the County of Maui. Ki-aikido is a nonviolent martial art that teaches practical self-defense ...

Clothing exchange set for children

Waipuna Chapel at 17 Omaopio Road in Kula will host a Children’s Clothing Exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The exchange is for newborn to 12-year-old children’s clothing only. Attendees are invited to bring their children’s old clothes that don’t fit and trade them for an ...

‘Picture Bride Stories’ topic of presentation

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, in partnership with the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui and the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, will host a special presentation and book-signing at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului with Barbara F. Kawakami, author of ...

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Author visits 2nd-graders

Hawaii children’s book author Gill McBarnet met with three 2nd-grade classes in the Kihei Elementary School Library on Sept. 1. She then read aloud from her book “Happy as a Dolphin” as the dolphin is the Kihei school mascot. The local nonprofit organization Read Aloud America purchased ...

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Local Briefs

Student wins leadership award Maui native and product design student Lori Nishikawa received the Student Leadership Award at her recent graduation from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasedena, Calif. Product Design Chair Karen Hofmann said Nishikawa has “a deep commitment to ...

UH-MC on track to reach net zero energy goal next year

In June 2015, Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill making Hawaii the first state in the nation to set a 100 percent renewable portfolio standard for the electricity sector by 2045. On the same day, he signed a bill requiring all 10 campuses of the University of Hawaii to be net zero by 2035. ...

Andrea Hall Rodgers (from left), Bevanne Bowers, Rob Lane and Paul Tonnessen have successfully completed all required coursework and have been inducted as Weinberg Fellows.

4 nonprofit executive directors inducted as Weinberg Fellows

Executive directors from four Maui nonprofit organizations have successfully completed all required coursework and have been inducted as Weinberg Fellows. The new inductees are Andrea Hall Rodgers, executive director of La‘akea Farm; Bevanne Bowers, executive director of Maui Mediation ...

Hawaii Petroleum President Kimo Haynes (from left), Aloha House CEO Jud Cunningham and Hawaii Petroleum Marketing Representative Laura Alfonso are shown at Aloha House’s Residential Treatment Program campus in Makawao.

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: On Aug. 11, local nonprofit Aloha House received a $7,116.06 donation from Ohana Fuels as part of Hawaii Petroleum’s “Fuel up. Do good.” community giving program. Aloha House ...

After raising the necessary funds, Puu Kukui Elementary School’s PTSA Playground Committee let the school’s Student Lighthouse Team (the school’s student government) pick the playground pieces to be purchased and installed.

Community comes together to create school playground

Four years after Puu Kukui Elementary School opened its doors, its students finally have a playground to play on. Over one year ago, the school’s Parent, Teacher, Student Association began to raise funds to help the school install a playground structure. Students and families of the school ...

Service to remember the sacrifices of the nisei soldiers of World War II

The annual joint memorial service of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. The public is invited to attend this service to remember the sacrifices of the nisei soldiers of World War II. ...

Paddle for a Cure aims to raise $55,000

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, The Butterfly Effect and Maui Jim will present Maui Paddle for a Cure 2017 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8. This noncompetitive event for stand-up, kayak and canoe paddlers takes participants along the shoreline of Kaanapali Beach to raise funds for Susan G. ...