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Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter Na Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students) Pookela 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 10 — Jaxon Chester, Aniston Eyre, Sarah ...

9th Hawaii STEM Conference attracts thousands; celebrates achievements

More than 1,000 students, educators, industry partners and community leaders throughout the state and the nation gathered for the ninth annual Hawaii STEM Conference April 10-11 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The conference was presented by STEMworks, a statewide program ...

Maui Toastmasters sweep Division A Contest on Oahu

Maui Toastmasters Clubs members competed at the Division A Speech Contest on Oahu on April 14, taking first and second place in both the International Speech Contest and Table Topics. International Speech Contest: First Place — David Kapaku from Kapalua Toastmasters Club. Second Place ...

Art for Education Night benefits Little Monk Seal Montessori

Little Monk Seal Montessori in Kihei invites the community to Art for Education Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the school campus at 300 Ohukai Road, No. 206. Admission is free. The family event will feature photography by Michelle Lazuka for sale, door prizes, pupu, beverages and ...

Two ‘Next 50’ winners from Maui County

Solutions to air pollution, methods to eliminate invasive species, fun yet effective ways to reduce obesity and a simple, but practical, encouragement to spread kindness were some of the top ideas from keiki across the state as part of the “Hawaii: Next 50 Contest.” The state House of ...

Molokai students awarded telescope time on Maunakea

The Maunakea Scholars program has expanded to Molokai. Now, students of Molokai High School can conduct scientific research using one of the world’s most powerful telescopes. Project awards were announced March 16 to students, whose proposals were judged competitively by a professional time ...

Local Briefs

Dinner show celebrates spring; early music Early Music Maui and the Maui Madrigale will celebrate spring with a dinner show at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Combining both Irish traditional songs and instrumental music, 20 performers in costume will present music ...

Earth Day event takes place Wednesday at UH-MC

We have big plans for Earth Day 2018. Although the official day is today, our educational/fun celebration — “Kalahou: The New Day” — will take place on Wednesday (Ka po Huna o Welo on the Hawaiian calendar). Everyone is invited to the University of Hawaii Maui College Great Lawn for a ...

Wailuku 12-year-old is Maui March of Dimes Ambassador

Riley Regan of Wailuku is the 2018 Maui March of Dimes Ambassador.  Weighing just 2 pounds, 14 ounces at 30 weeks, Riley is now a successful 12-year-old at Seabury Hall. Riley and his parents, Keith Regan, Maui County’s managing director, and Lynn Araki-Regan, Mayor Alan Arakawa’s chief ...

UH-MC ho‘olaule‘a features Na Hoku Hanohano winners and nominees

For the first time, Maui entries and nominees for the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards will be featured in an all-day, free ho‘olaule‘a from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii Maui College. This event is part of the statewide Mele Mei celebration of Hawaiian ...

County announces Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp programs

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation has announced registration dates and locations for the free 2018 Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp programs. Program and camp sign-ups are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is accepted until spots are filled. ...

NEA Jazz Master appears with students

Grammy Award winner and National Endowement for the Arts Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis appeared at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Tuesday evening for the 21st annual King Kekaulike High School Spring Music event with the students in the Big Band. Marsalis had two rehearsals and ...

Youth orchestra to perform concert

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. April 22 in the Baldwin High School Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature more than 40 student musicians in grades 2-12 on strings, woodwind, brass and percussion ...

Toastmasters speech contest names winners

Members of Maui Toastmasters clubs came together to compete at the Maui Area 3 Speech Contest on March 17. Participants competed in the International Speech Contest, which has the potential to take them as far as the annual International Speech Competition, and Table Topics, a fun, impromptu ...

Students lead ‘Pennies for Polio’ drive

The Kihei Elementary Student Council Early Act group, consisting of 18 representatives from 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade classes, recently celebrated the success of its third Student Council project since November 2017. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, this group held the second ...

Medical cannabis researcher and author to speak Saturday

Medical cannabis researcher and author Michael Backes will be the featured speaker at a Lunch & Learn presentation from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant on the second floor of the Paina Building at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului. He will ...

In the Service

U.S. Air Force Airman John Patrick G. Ingan 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. Airmen who complete basic training ...

Local Briefs

PCA announces quarterly meeting Pukalani Community Association’s quarterly general membership meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the downstairs meeting room at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. Topics will include an update by the Maui Police Department on crime trends in ...

AARP names Maui state Sen. Roz Baker ‘Capitol Caregiver’

In recognition of her integral work to support family caregivers in Hawaii, AARP named Maui state Sen. Roz Baker as a 2017 “Capitol Caregiver.” She joins a bipartisan group of nearly 100 elected officials from more than 30 states cited by AARP for their work to support family caregivers who ...

Osteoporosis affects both genders

Although osteoporosis is traditionally thought of as a woman’s disease, it affects both men and women and begins years, often decades, before the first visible sign — which is often a fractured bone. Because of this long period of unnoticed changes in the bones, it is often called a ...