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Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School Second Quarter Head of School’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Kekai Apana, Paulina Brotherton, Makalani Carey, Sean Cortez, Asia Davidson, Cody Frampton, Esken Guarin, Tynan Hagan, Erika Hammer, Tulip Hori, Byron Joiner, Brooke ...

Local Briefs

Healthy longevity focus of free talk “How to Live to Be 120: Healthy Longevity in the 21st Century” will be presented by Terry Shintani, M.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Topics will include five steps to control inflammation naturally; control blood ...

New exhibit seeks to raise awareness about Kahoolawe

An island steeped in cultural reverence and historical significance, Kahoolawe has long been a wahi pana, a sacred and storied place for Native Hawaiians. Referred to as Kohe Malamalama o Kanaloa, Kahoolawe is dedicated to one of the four major Hawaiian gods, Kanaloa, the deity associated with ...

Maui 4-Hers travel to 98th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia

Kami Echiverri, Emma Endo, Marisa Fillazar, Taylie Kawakami, Erin Kobashigawa, Sydnie Matsuda, Erin Mukai, Mia Rivera, Sarah Sakakihara, Sofia Stupplebeen, Ashley Taoka, Kendall Taomoto, Michelle Tasaki and chaperones Nancy Ooki and Wendy Taomoto from Maui joined 10 other outstanding 4-Hers ...

‘Color Festival Hawaii’ returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Imua Family Services announces the return of the “Color Festival Hawaii” from 1 to 6 p.m. April 13 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This family-friendly “friend-raiser” music festival includes food trucks, vendors and activities for kids and the climatic throwing of colors. The ...

Tickets on sale for family-night party at Maui Ocean Center

Malama Maui Nui will present “The Hukilau: Pulling Together for Maui’s Resources” from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Maui Ocean Center. Tickets are on sale for this family-night party that raises money for environmental stewardship programs. The Hukilau party will feature a buffet, free drink ...

The Maui Farm recycling trees through Jan. 14

The Maui Farm is accepting Christmas trees for recycling. Located at 100 Ike Drive, off Baldwin Avenue in Makawao, it will accept all natural trees with no tinsel or flocking from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 14. The trees will be chipped for use as mulch for the farm’s 2-acre garden, ...

Missile alert is theme of event

Doorway Into Light, a nonprofit educational and charitable organization, will present a “Missile Alert Anniversary” benefit fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 13 at Makawao Union Church Hall. The event will feature the Marimba Komborera Band, DJ Ged, Neeraja and the Nectar Choir, and the ...

Maui Seasons for Peace calls for Maui Peace Hero nominations

Maui Seasons for Peace is once again holding its annual Maui Peace Hero event. The ceremony will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the University of Hawaii Maui’s College Pa‘ina Main Dining Room. A full buffet dinner will be served at the ceremony. The event has been held ...

Maui’s rare birds topic of talk at library

Ornithologist Laura Berthold will give a presentation about Maui’s rare and unique forest birds, their native habitat and the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project’s initiatives from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Makawao Public Library. The program is suitable for ages 11 and older. For more ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Local student Lehia Apana received a $2,500 grant from the CCOF Foundation’s Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund to support her organic training at the University of Hawaii Maui ...

Presentation will explore artificial reefs

The public is invited to a free presentation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday that will explore artificial reefs and other offshore wave dissipation techniques that could be used to reduce coastal erosion on Maui. The presentation is part of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s monthly meeting ...

Haleakala National Park offers internship programs

Haleakala National Park is accepting applications for the 2019 ‘Imi I Ka Lama College Internship Program. There are five positions available in the fields of interpretation, cultural resource management, team leader and visitor/resources protection. Hawaii college residents interested in ...

Teachers receive an overview of Lahaina’s history

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation recently provided teachers from six West Maui schools a new module of their “History In Our Back Yard” program. Held in the video theater of the Old Lahaina Courthouse on a Saturday morning, most of the 14 attending were teaching in Lahaina for the first ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School Second Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Sofia Abernathy, Anela Awai-Stewart, Alohalani Chun, Haven De Silva, Keawe Delatori, Jaime DeLima, Sydney DuBach, Carly Genovia, Bransyn Hong, Noah Kailiponi, Kalia Kaneta, ...

Local Briefs

Friends of national park announce meeting The Friends of Haleakala National Park invites the public and all past and present volunteers to its annual membership meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in the downstairs meeting room, 91 Pukalani St., ...

Maui County awards presented for top employee, manager and team

More than 250 people, including county employees, family and friends attended Maui County’s 31st annual Employee Recognition Awards Dinner Dec. 7 at the Kihei Community Center. Maui Police Community Policing Officer Taylor Kamakawiwoole is Maui County Employee of the Year and Kathleen Aoki, ...

Chrysanthemum Festival queen crowned

The coronation of the queen of the 66th Chrysanthemum Festival was held Dec. 8 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The queen is Erin Tanaka, 15, of Wailuku, a sophomore at Seabury Hall and the daughter of Lori and Kirk Tanaka. The princesses are: • Lannie Hisashima, ...

Local Briefs

Gift-wrapping set for today and Monday Baldwin High School’s Parent-Community Networking Center and the Class of 2021 are offering holiday gift-wrapping today and Monday at Barnes & Noble at the Maui Marketplace in Kahului. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

Paddle for Keiki event brings in bundles of toys

The third annual Paddle for Keiki event at the Kihei Canoe Club at Ka Lae Pohaku Beach Park on Dec. 16 drew 175 participants and spectators and brought in $1,900 and 201 toys. Combined, this is enough to provide toys for more than 275 children, according to a news release. Hawaiian Paddle ...