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Weekend campout strengthens bond for youth halau

Wet weather forecast for the weekend of July 13-15 did not alter plans for a three-day campout at Puu Mahoe’s D.T. Fleming Arboretum in Ulupalakua. Kumu hula Napua Greig’s youth halau, Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka, composed of 22 teenage students along with parents, siblings and halau assistants ...

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Children can bake bread in stone oven Heritage Hall will conduct a free workshop on baking bread in an outdoor stone oven for families with at least one child age 8 or older. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. Children will ...

Benefit to celebrate achievements of STEM students

Maui Economic Development Board’s annual MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction will begin with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Grand Wailea. This year’s event celebrates the achievements of students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ...

Kihei Canoe Club awards two scholarships at regatta

The 2018 Kihei Canoe Club scholarships were awarded recently during the Moki Kalanikau Regatta. Those eligible for this monetary award to help fund post-high school education needed to provide documentation of acceptance or continuing progress in a higher education program. Those who ...

‘Magic Under the Stars’ event to benefit MFRC

Malama Family Recovery Center will present “Magic Under the Stars” from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at a private estate in Kula. There will be cuisine and live entertainment in a scenic setting. Former professional magician at the private Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida and longtime ...

No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club inducts officers

Members of Maui’s No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club inducted new officers on July 13 for the 2018-19 term. Presiding over the ceremony was Sarah Hambek, immediate past president of the club. New officers are: Sargent at Arms Ron Larson, Secretary Vicki MacDevitt, Treasurer Sarah Hambek, Vice ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has awarded a $5,000 grant to the nonprofit Giving Back organization in Paia to help fund its Move with Balance program for individuals ...

Kiwanians spruce up two bus stops

Six Kiwanis Club of Maui members performed maintenance on the two bus stops at Pukalani Elementary School with paint rollers and brushes in hand on June 30. Shown hard at work are Myles Kawakami (from left), Dominic Suguitan and Leslie Arakaki. The Kiwanis Club of Maui built a number of school ...

Kokua for Kupuna tickets on sale

Na Hoku Hano Hano Award winners and Grammy-nominated singers/songwriters Amy Hanaiali‘i and Raiatea Helm will headline Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser, Kokua for Kupuna, Sept. 8 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Guests will be treated to an evening under the ...

Breadfruit event seeks volunteers

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is looking for volunteers to assist staff at La ‘Ulu — Breadfruit Day 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the gardens in Kahului. To volunteer, contact Whit Germano at 249-2798 or whit@mnbg.org. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 31. Event volunteer tasks ...

Elemental queen crowned

Maui native Kailey Parker was crowned Miss Earth United States Air 2019 in the Miss Earth United States Pageant held in Washington, D.C., on July 14. The former reigning Miss Maui USA 2018, Parker gave up that title to represent Hawaii at the Miss Earth pageant. In preparation for the Miss ...

Maui 4-H announces winners of UpCountry Fair’s livestock competition

The Maui 4-H Livestock and UpCountry Fair celebrated the association’s 100-year anniversary on June 2. After raising projects such as market steers for 200 days and then hogs, goats and lambs for 90 days, 4-Hers entered a competition and auctioned animals during the event. The program ...

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Ho‘olaule‘a set at Keokea Marketplace Keokea Hawaiian Homestead will host its fifth annual Ho‘olaule‘a from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Keokea Marketplace. The event will showcase handmade arts and crafts, fresh produce, local plate lunches and beverages, tropical flowers and ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset presents three scholarships

At the recent “Celebrations Meeting” of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, three students were recognized as recipients of scholarship awards. Two students each received the $2,500 “Go for the Green” scholarships. These scholarships were presented to the selected students who ...

Rep. Woodson honored as Legislative Champion

State Rep. Justin Woodson was recently recognized as a 2018 Legislative Champion by the nonprofit education support group HawaiiKidsCAN during a ceremony at Maui High School. According to David Miyashiro, executive director of HawaiiKidsCAN, the Legislative Champions recognition is intended ...

Program prepares eligible high school students for college

On July 5, seven groups composed of 25 high school students presented the results of their six-week summer project — Project STEMulate — to a panel of judges made up of University of Hawaii administrators and STEM professionals. Their project was nothing less than trying to figure out ways ...

Seven new paramedics serving Maui County

Maui’s latest paramedic graduates recently celebrated their accomplishment at a gathering at Hoaloha Park in Kahului. The graduates are Donovan Keli‘ipule‘ole, Maren Anka, Maile Calasa, Miken Staubitser, Gabrielle Naeole, Nate Dang and James Haruguchi. They are now serving as advanced ...

Exhibitors sought for Maui Fair

The 96th Maui Fair Commercial Products & Services applications are available at www.mauifair.com. Interested companies or persons are invited to become a vendor or exhibitor to display their products and services within the tent located on the War Memorial Gym parking lot. The fair will ...

Lunch & Learn looks at CBD and cannabis

Medical cannabis researcher and author Michael Backes will return to Maui for another Lunch & Learn presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, on the second floor of the Pa‘ina Building at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului. His ...