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Na Hoaloha, the Maui nonprofit that helps kupuna to remain in their homes and improve their quality of life, received a $10,000 contribution from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The funds will go toward the Na Hoaloha transportation program, which provides homebound seniors with ...

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Aquaculture specialist to lead ‘Fish Stories’ talk at UH-MC

Auburn University aquaculture researcher Karen Veverica will host a talk titled “Fish Stories” at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. She will to discuss the challenges of raising finfish in warm, freshwater environments such as Maui. The event will be ...

Ka Lima O Maui presents awards

Ka Lima O Maui held its annual meeting Nov. 16 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center to mark 62 years of “Enhancing Lives through Self-Reliance” for persons with disabilities. The annual meeting was a chance for board members, staff, clients and community partners to gather ...

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Celebrating anniversary

The one-year anniversary of the five-bedroom Hospice Maui Hale was celebrated with the recent blessing led by the Rev. Danette Kong (in blue dress) of the building, patients, staff and volunteers. After 35 years of providing hospice care services in people’s homes and in other settings on ...

Holiday schedule announced for Maui County E-Cycling program

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management has announced the holiday schedule for E-Cycling, the county’s electronics recycling program. E-Cycling, which is managed by Habitat for Humanity Maui under a county recycling grant from the Environmental Protection & ...

Kiwanis Club completes project

The Kiwanis Club of Maui completed more than 100 hours of community service in partnership with The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc./Weinberg Friends Program on Nov. 25. Thirty-one Kiwanians along with other members of the community assisted the Feed My Sheep organization by ...

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Woman reaches milestone

Chieko Hiwatashi celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 1 at the Wailuku Hongwanji social hall. The celebration was attended by her family, friends and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, who presented a Certificate of Commendation. Hiwatashi was honored to have Tsutsui attend the celebration as she was ...

Local Briefs

Dramatic reading at Makawao library Makawao Public Library will host a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol” from 11 a.m. to noon Friday. The reading will be performed by Mark Collmer. Warm, spiced cider will be served. Collmer has presented “A ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: “Arc of Maui County is excited to announce a charitable grant from The Safeway Foundation in the amount of $7,500,” said board of directors President John Kuge. “With the ...

Holiday stress management tips for ohana caregivers

The holidays are an exciting and magical time of year for all ages. For ohana caregivers it can also be a stressful time. What is an ohana caregiver? A quick look at University of Hawaii at Manoa’s ‘Ohana Caregiver website, www.hawaii.edu/ohanacaregivers, and we find the definition: ...

Kihei Elementary School Student Council officers Ciana Cooper (from left), Lyric AhPuk, Madelein Millett, Ava Arai and Alyssa McDonald display the grand total of items collected during their Food Drive for Maui Food Bank.

Kihei student effort yields 1,529 food items

The Kihei Elementary School Student Council held a Food Drive for the Maui Food Bank between Nov. 6 and 17. Students were encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to support the drive. Grade-level bins for collection were located in the cafeteria, and teachers and students logged their ...

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Shoes for the homeless

Randi Ouye delivered gently used and new shoes and slippers (from women to men’s shoes) to the Family Life Center in Kahului on Nov. 30. Ouye collected a total of more than 100 pairs of shoes for the homeless. The effort was part of Ouye’s 8th-grade community service project for St. Anthony ...

Rice distributed throughout Maui County for the holidays

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association distributed 25,000 pounds of rice throughout Maui County in November and December. The annual “Rice for the Holidays” program began in 2009 when MHLA partnered with Jim Coon of Trilogy Excursions in their annual giveaway of turkeys to the ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL First Quarter Principal’s Commendation List 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Note: (+) denotes students with grade-point average above 4.0 because of student work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 9 — Liam Caldwell, Lana Calibuso-Kwee, Kylie ...

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Drivers urged to slow down in Keokea

Fun, 2, 3 Preschool families and staff recently had a sign-waving campaign along Kula Highway in Keokea urging motorists to slow down and prevent accidents.

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Shoeboxes loaded with gifts for keiki

Mia Rose Daly, a senior at King Kekaulike High School, chose the nonprofit humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Christmas Child” as her senior project. The effort provides school supplies, personal hygiene items, clothes and toys for children in poverty-stricken ...

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Hale Kau Kau names new program director

St. Theresa Church has named Claudine San Nicolas as the new program director of Hale Kau Kau, a project that has been serving free meals to Maui’s homebound and hungry residents every day for more than 25 years. “Claudine has been a longtime St. Theresa parishioner, and I’m confident ...

Exchange program in Japan seeks applicants

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii is accepting applications from Hawaii students born between Sept. 1, 2006, and Aug. 31, 2007, who want to serve as Junior Ambassadors to the 30th Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention, July 12-24, 2018, in Fukuoka, Japan. The six selected JAs from Hawaii ...

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Effort helps stock church’s food pantry

Zo’e Marie Chichioco, an 8th-grade student at St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School, shows the results of her food drive at Christ the King Church in Kahului. She attended every Mass on Nov. 19 to collect items from parishoners and utilized social media to collect additional items. The haul ...

Honor Rolls

CARDEN ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle School First Trimester Director’s Award 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Daisy Barnard, Alexander Flavin, Blaize Nouchi, Gianina Salzer. Grade 7 — Adrianna Russo, Darija Trumbo, Molly Vanden Bos. Grade 8 — Skylar Conley, Emma ...