Community News

Coordinator strives to build a strong culinary arts program

Throughout 2017, we’re going to use this space every other month to profile one of our outstanding faculty members at University of Hawaii Maui College. We’re starting with pastry chef Teresa Shurilla, our Culinary Arts Program coordinator. Before joining our culinary arts faculty 16 ...

Park offers college internship program

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 ‘Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program at Haleakala National Park. Five positions are available in the fields of endangered wildlife management, facilities management, interpretation and visitor/resources protection. One team leader will also ...

HILT launches free, guided hike series

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust has launched its 2017 “Talk Story on the Land” environmental education series of free, guided hikes across the islands. The series aims to connect residents and visitors with the ‘aina (land). “One of the best things about Hawaii is our storied places and ...

Student art contest to honor Queen Ka‘ahumanu

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu invite Maui, Molokai and Lanai students to participate in an art contest in celebration of the queen’s 249th birthday on March 17 and 18 at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. In preparation of this event, students from kindergarten to 12th grade ...

Grants

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

Tickets available for St. Patrick’s Day party

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset will host “Go For The Green,” a St. Patrick’s Day party at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali, on March 17. Residents and visitors are invited. Proceeds will foster the monthly Third Saturday Recycling events at Lahaina Cannery Mall as well as ...

Tom Yamada (clockwise from top left), Masao Motooka, Robert Nishida and Harold Okumura will share stories of their assignments during WWII.

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center announces ‘Our Heroes’ series

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s 2017 “Our Heroes” speaker series will commence with a panel discussion at 2 p.m. March 11 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Education Center in Kahului. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are ...

Maui High competes in 2 science competitions

The Maui High Science Bowl and Ocean Sciences Bowl teams competed in state competitions on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 on Oahu. On Jan. 28 at the State Regional Science Bowl competition, Maui High swept through the preliminary rounds in the morning and advanced to afternoon round. Team A swept through ...

Youth orchestra will debut composition at reception

The Maui Arts League has commissioned composer/arranger Siu Laufou of Newleaf Music Productions to score an original composition for the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends to debut at Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Artists’ Aloha Reception, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

Mele Ukulele owner Cheryl Rock (left) is shown with Realtors Association of Maui member Moana Andersen in the showroom of the Wailuku music store.

RAM gives the gift of music to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui

Realtors Association of Maui members delivered 60 newly purchased ukuleles to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui Central Clubhouse in Kahului on Jan. 25, as part of a yearlong ukulele drive sponsored by RAM. The ukulele drive, which is still ongoing, is part of a national fundraising ...

Students to parade winning ‘mikoshi’ through Waikiki

Maui High School is the winner of the Honolulu Festival’s 14th annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest. The students’ winning cultural artwork will be on display before throngs of residents and visitors in Honolulu during the festival, March 10-12. A mikoshi is a decorative float unique to ...

Local Briefs

Writing life topic of author’s presentation Author and literary speaker Mary Lou Sanelli will be the guest at the American Association of University Women’s meeting Saturday at Moose McGillycuddy’s, 2511 S. Kihei Road in Kihei. The AAUW business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed ...

Adequate sleep is an important key to brain health

Did you get enough sleep last night? How much is enough? And how does sleep impact the brain? The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults of all ages need about the same amount of sleep each night: seven to nine hours for adults 26-64 years of age and seven to eight hours for ages 65 ...

Rotary clubs paint 2 group homes for disabled

More than 30 members of the Rotary Club of Kahului, assisted by members of several other Maui clubs, including Upcountry, Valley Isle Sunset, Maui, Wailuku and Kihei-Wailea, under the direction of Arc of Maui County staff, painted the exterior walls of two group homes Jan. 28. The homes provide ...

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How to bring a mask to life

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Artist in the Community Program arranged for Andrew Phoenix (holding mask), the co-founding artistic director of Wonderheads Theatre in Portland, Ore., to visit Linda Carnevale’s mixed-level theater/drama class at Baldwin High School on Feb. 1. Phoenix had ...

Workshop to promote sustainable agriculture and low-cost methods

The Hawai‘i Farmers Union United, Hawai‘i Farmers Union Foundation and the state Department of Agriculture will present a two-day Korean Natural Farming workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Kahanu Garden in Hana. Korean Natural Farming focuses on living ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Upper School 2nd Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Joshua Acidera, Destin Altman, Casey Arakaki, Jordan Bastian, Faith Berry, Hana Diller, Aria DiMartino, Jesse Doan, Chandler Dobson, Zachary Ferrier, Samuel Frampton, David Gilbert, ...

Black History Month at Wailuku Public Library

Maui author and poet Ayin Adams and African Americans on Maui President Gwyn Gorg will present the program “Black Scientists/Black Inventors” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. In addition to the historical information, there will be African drumming and dancing with ...

Alison Cohan, Maui nui program director of The Nature Conservancy Hawai‘i, is surrounded by native forest vegetation, including the rare Lobelia gloria-montis, flowering in the background.

Local Briefs

Forest conservation subject of lecture Alison Cohan, the Maui nui program director of The Nature Conservancy Hawai‘i, will be speaking on the conservancy’s forest conservation efforts in Maui nui at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center pool room, 91 Pukalani St. in ...

Mountain apple, ohia ai, is one of the 12,000 to 13,000 plants introduced to Hawaii by people. Mountain apple is native to the Southwestern Pacific and has naturalized in Hawaii, capable of sustaining a population without the help of people, but not invasive, a tasty and environmentally sound treat.  FOREST and KIM STARR photo

Tens of thousands of introduced plants present in Hawaii

Pineapple, plumeria and bird of paradise — people associate these iconic species with Hawaii, yet they aren’t Hawaiian. They’re foreign introductions, brought to these islands by people from other places. Pineapples came on a Spanish ship from Brazil, plumeria arrived fresh off a boat ...