Community News

Molokai woman turns 100

Lillie Bell Spearman of Molokai turned 100 on May 16. Her family and friends celebrated her birthday on June 10 with her two great-grandchildren, who arrived from San Francisco. Spearman came to Molokai around 1982 and lived on the East End. She helped raise her two grandchildren and also ...

100 holes of golf raises $60,000

John Junk Sr. (from left), David Robinson, Larry Stubblefield and Shane Stubblefield were among the golfers who participated in the 2017 Memorial Day weekend 100 Holes of Golf at the Wailea Blue Course. The biggest fundraiser for Ka Lima O Maui, it has been running for over 35 years and is ...

Filipino chamber foundation awards 13 scholarships

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation presented its 2017 scholarships at the chamber’s annual Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards June 14 at the Maui Beach Hotel. The foundation awarded scholarships to 13 members of the Class of 2017. “Each of the scholars ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School Fourth Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Alara Berkmen, Genevieve Chin, Mia Davies, Madelyn Dougherty, Sydney Emde, Nikki Fernando, Camry Gach, Luc Guidroz, Finn Hagan, Ava Huddleston, Luca Jenkins, Austin Lugo, Jayse Nakasone, ...

Fifth-grade student Carly Dudoit from Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School receives recognition for her grand prize award-winning poem in the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards at the Molokai Youth Center. She is shown with contest director Melinda Gohn. -- International Peace Poem  Project photo

5th-grader wins Molokai peace poetry contest

Fifth-grade student Carly Dudoit from Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School was awarded the grand prize in the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards on June 1 before a crowd of more than 80 people. “We are delighted to receive work of this caliber from this young ...

Tucker Jahrmarkt

PYCC awards two scholarships

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center has announced two recipients of its PYCC Scholarship Fund. Tucker Jahrmarkt was awarded $1,000, the second year he has has been awarded this scholarship. A student at University of Hawaii Maui College, he is currently pursuing his liberal arts degree. ...

University women award 3 scholarships

The American Association of University Women awarded scholarships to three students at the University of Hawaii Maui College during a ceremony held May 2. The scholarship recipients were Marnie Meuser, Lingli Arakaki and Anna Comly. Cornelia Spanier presented a $2,000 scholarship to Meuser, ...

Rotary Club awards Go Green scholarship

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset awarded its second annual Go Green academic scholarship to Lily Jenkins on May 30 during its weekly club meeting. Jenkins received $2,500 toward earning a five-year dual degree in environmental science and information systems with a minor in business. She ...

Anne Biedel

Local Briefs

Medical marijuana topic of presentation Dr. Anne Biedel, medical adviser to Pono Life Maui, will give a presentation on the benefits of medical marijuana at the 7 a.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise on Tuesday at the Pioneer Inn. The meeting is open to the public. The $10 fee ...

SHARMAINE DOMINGO, Accepts $1,000 award

HLTA presents first Ho‘okipa Scholarship

The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association presented the first Ho‘okipa Scholarship of $1,000 to Sharmaine Domingo of Maui High School at the Maui AgFest on April 1. Maui County Council Chairman Mike White presented the scholarship, along with HLTA board members Gregg Nelson, HLTA’s ...

Federal grant allows UH-MC to expand Upward Bound program

We’re thrilled to announce that our new federal grant for our Upward Bound program allows us to increase the number of schools we serve to seven, up from three. Now, included along with Baldwin, Maui and Molokai, are Lahainaluna, King Kekaulike, Hana and Lanai high schools. We will now be ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Fourth Quarter Principal’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Megan Kayla Nicole Agatep, Christian Alejo, Marigold Baldonado, Russell Bueno, Sarah Bumanglag, Jerome Butac, Chensen Cabalse, Kyson Calibuso, Tristan Casco, Colette Cerrafon, Jayden ...

Volunteers weed a 250-foot windbreak of established native mock orange-alahee trees for new plantings of ohia trees and aalii understory. -- LYNN BRITTON photo

New partners join arboretum

A Fleming Arboretum workday on May 20 was organized by Maui Green & Beautiful, formally the Maui Outdoor Circle. A light late morning shower invigorated the participants, a welcome reprieve from down country early summer heat, according to a news release. Volunteers completed weeding a ...

Contest promotes water conservation

The county Department of Water Supply has announced the winners of its eighth annual Water Conservation Poster Contest and of its first Source Water Protection Video Contest. DWS received poster artwork from 770 students from kindergarten to 8th grade and several creative and inspiring ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Fourth Quarter Renaissance Students Kalama Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Noelani Aguera, Shayden Aoyagi, Emma Ayresman, ...

Local Briefs

Ho‘olaule‘a set at Keokea Marketplace Homestead foods, crafts and daylong entertainment in an Upcountry setting will highlight the fourth Keokea Ho‘olaule‘a from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Keokea Marketplace, located at Milepost 17 of Kula Highway. The nonprofit Keokea ...

Duke’s Beach House General Manager Noah Yamada (from left); Princess Nahienaena Elementary School teacher Pam Kaniho; Vice Principal Keola Rogat; counselor Alicia Alcaraz; teacher Linda Rickard; and TS Restaurants Vice President Tammy Fukagawa are shown at the awards ceremony.

Restaurant recognizes 3 educators

Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Alicia Alcaraz, Linda Rickard and Pam Kaniho of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for February, March and April, respectively. Alcaraz, a school counselor, was awarded the February Educator of the Month Award. She has ...

Understanding health care fraud

Health care fraud is widespread. Each year, it causes thousands of older adults to become victims and billions of dollars to be lost by Medicare and Medicaid. As a family caregiver or someone on Medicare, you are in a unique position to protect your loved ones from health care fraud. You can ...

Rotary Club plans lunch meeting on Wednesday

The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea will have its weekly lunch meeting at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. There will be no speaker. The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $15. For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.