Community News

John Cruz will perform at luau

Keawala‘i Congregational Church will present its 28th annual luau Saturday on the grounds of the historic church in Makena. Entertainment will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m; food service will begin at noon. Entertainment will be provided by Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner John Cruz and Na Hanona ...

Honor Rolls

CARDEN ACADEMY Middle School 2nd Trimester Director’s Award 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Grace Crowe, Phoenix Gotel, Adele Meyer, Alana Nelson, Magnolia Padgett, Keely Peterson Grade 7 — Mila Artzi, Daisy Barnard, Cassius Berzolla, Otis Buckingham, Zara DeSilva, ...

Local Briefs

Classical guitarist to play at library Ian O’Sullivan, a classically trained guitarist and composer from Oahu, will be at Kihei Public Library from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday. He will perform a program that serves as an introduction to the nuances of sound, rhythm and tradition that defines world ...

‘Mac Nut’ the giant grouper finds a new home

The conditions were perfect for the job. A favorable forecast of light trade winds and ocean conditions opened a window of opportunity to cross the Alenuihaha Channel. On the vast open sea, the stillness of the ocean erupts from a passing fishing vessel. Like many before it, watercraft of all ...

Free certified nurse aide training program for Native Hawaiians

A free certified nurse aide training program is being offered at University of Hawaii Maui College for Native Hawaiian individuals ages 18 and older. Students will learn nurse aide and caregiving fundamentals to prepare for the state CNA examination and become a skilled entry-level health ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Pa‘ia Youth Council Inc., dba the Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center, received the following funds from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation FLEX grants program: $10,000 from ...

Lanai students win national awards at theater festival

Lanai Academy of Performing Arts in Lanai City won national awards and earned the festival’s top recognition at the 2019 Junior Theater Festival West Feb. 8-10 in Sacramento, Calif. The Junior Theater Festival West united more than 2,000 students and educators from 44 educational musical ...

113 individuals complete residential substance abuse treatment program

Local nonprofit Aloha House held a graduation ceremony Jan. 24 at Makawao Union Church’s Community Hall to celebrate and honor the 113 individuals who completed residential substance abuse treatment between June 3 and Dec. 15, 2018. Graduates’ friends and family members joined the ...

Honor Rolls

LOKELANI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Second Quarter Lokelani Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement and community service. Gold Qualifiers 4.0 Grade Point Average Grade 6 — Kaiya Alger, Sadie-Lyn Barbosa, Kylie Cardenas, Ciana Cooper, ...

Local Briefs

Four-day mediation training to begin Maui Mediation Services is offering a four-day Basic Mediation Training from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, March 8 and 9 at the J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. “These days it seems everywhere you turn there’s a ...

92 students participate in Regional Science & Engineering Fair

The 60th Maui County Regional Science & Engineering Fair took place Feb. 6 and 7 at the Maui Beach Hotel. In addition to the top projects and merit award winners listed in The Maui News Feb. 9 on Page A4, other award winners are listed here. There was a total of 71 projects and 92 students ...

Kalo farmers sought for challenge

The Queen’s Challenge, an annual competition that highlights the skills and pride of kalo farmers across Maui, will take place again this year at the 2019 East Maui Taro Festival on April 13 at the Hana Ballpark. It is open to all farmers on Maui growing Hawaiian taro varieties in two ...

In the Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Micah J. Womack 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, Air Force core values, physical fitness and ...

Nominations sought for Maui County’s outstanding seniors

The Maui County Office on Aging is seeking nominations for the 51st annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The recognition program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize elders across the nation for their extraordinary efforts and ...

Eight decades of change

Peter Ohashi, 80, is shown 30 feet up a kamani tree in the Pauwela Cannery Center parking lot. A retired MFD captain, Ohashi has been the groundskeeper for the cannery for 20 years. Always ready to talk story about Haiku, dogs or the weather, Ohashi grew up across the street from the cannery. ...

KCS announces open house registration meetings

John Colson, chief operating officer of the Kihei Charter School, has announced the charter school’s upcoming schedule of open house registration information meetings and registration dates for the coming school term. The school term will run from Aug. 5 to May 29, 2020. The open house ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI HIGH SCHOOL Second Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Some students earned higher than 4.0 grade-point averages because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 12 — Chris Ann Alejo, Dzana Alibegic, Juliana Andrade, Tricha Arquero, Taysia Aspili, ...

Local Briefs

Raiatea Helm is guest at concert Hawaii Youth Symphony will be celebrating Presidents Day weekend with a free community concert at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 4 p.m. Monday. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Under the baton of HYS Music Director John Devlin, Youth Symphony I ...

Healthy habits can lower the risk of heart disease

February is the perfect month to celebrate National Heart Health Month. Often the heart statistics we hear on the news are discouraging. The American Heart Association numbers include the following (see bit.ly/2I8eIAO for the complete American Heart Association fact sheet): • More than 92 ...

Community Stars shine at BHS

Baldwin High School’s inaugural Community Stars were named during the school’s block party Feb. 2. These businesses and individuals were chosen by BHS parents and staff for their continued commitment and contributions toward student success. They are (from left) Service Rentals & ...