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Lego event fosters interest in architecture

This year’s LEGO Building Competition on Oct. 8 at the Maui Fair attracted 4th- and 5th-grade students from five Maui schools. It was sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Maui Chapter in conjunction with the state Department of Education, Maui District. First place went to ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Kaiser Permanente announced the recipients of its third round of community benefit grant funding for the year. Eight organizations, including Boys & Girls Club of Maui, ...

A spotted orb weaver is shown in its web Upcountry. It is one of approximately 205 species of spiders in Hawaii, of which an estimated 77 species have been introduced by people accidentally or unknowingly over the last few hundred years.   Maui Invasive Species Committee photo

Approximately 205 species of spiders are found in Hawaii

As the calendar turns from September to October, giant webs appear overnight in yards Upcountry. These are no ordinary spider webs. They are feats of engineering: perfect, spiraling webs 2 feet in diameter, strung 10 to 15 feet between trees or from the eaves of the roof to the ground. At the ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL 1st Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses. Grade 10 — Jay Marie Baptista. Grade 11 — Ryan Michael Agbayani, Krizhna Bayudan, Francis Bui, Ruby ...

Local Briefs

Reunion for alumni of 2 MHS programs The first Maui High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism and Academy of Travel and Tourism Alumni Reunion will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Latter-day Saints Maui Lani Stake Center Cultural Hall. It is open to all MHS AOHT/AOTT alumni since the ...

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Go Red for Women event will honor philanthropist Betty Leis

Maui philanthropist Betty Leis will be honored at the American Heart Association’s 2016 Go Red for Women Luncheon and Health Expo on Nov. 19 at the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea. The health expo will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. and the luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 ...

Day of Hope run/walk in Wailea to benefit cancer patients, research

The 27th annual Day of Hope at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea will be held on Saturday. The day’s events commence at 7 a.m., with a 10K run/5K run and walk along Wailea Alanui, and continue on the resort’s Ocean Front Lawn and Wailea Beach throughout the morning. The community is ...

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Making a sales pitch on Lanai

Demytri Dameg presents his 60-second pitch during the Maui Economic Development Board’s “Pitch Bootcamp” on Lanai Oct. 12. Sixteen residents participated. The event was  held to ready participants for MEDB’s “Maka Hou Lana‘i: Starting a Business From Concept to Creation” on Oct. ...

Shelley Johnson (from left) and Susan Murata, both registered nurses; Rick Volner Jr. of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.; Jason Williams and Richard Minatoya of the Kiwanis Club of Kahului; and Lisa Varde of the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation are shown with the new infant warmer.

HC&S and Kiwanis purchase baby warmer for hospital

Maui Memorial Medical Center recently received a new state-of-the-art “Panda” infant warmer, courtesy of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. and the Kiwanis Club of Kahului. MMMC’s current infant warmers are nearly 20 years old. Although well-maintained and functioning, replacement ...

Gifts to be packed for children who are suffering

Several Maui churches will be collection areas for Operation Christmas Child’s collection season Nov. 14-21. Shoebox gifts — filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and notes of encouragement — will be packed and sent to children overseas who are suffering from poverty, natural ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School 1st Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Marina Carosso, Genevieve Chin, Mia Davies, Madelyn Dougherty, Sydney Emde, Nikki Fernando, Camry Gach, Luc Guidroz, Luca Jenkins, Evan Lipetz, Jonathan Peck, Stefani Peterson, ...

The Hawaiian pom-pom crab is found only in Hawaii. This endemic crab is easily missed by divers and snorkelers as it hides primarily under rocks or ledges. Maui Ocean Center photo

Many marine animals work together and rely on each other

As we head into the holiday season, many people take the time to appreciate what they have in their lives while looking for ways to help those in need. But what about those little creatures that live in the sea? While they may not be able to say thank you, they definitely appreciate the extra ...

Nishikawa Architects Inc. blended C.W. Dickey’s distinctive style of Hawaiian architecture along with a modern sensibility to living spaces when designing the Wailuku residence called Lona Ridge.  Tropical Light Photography photo

Nishikawa Architects captures BIA Grand Award for Lona Ridge

Nishikawa Architects Inc. was awarded the prestigious “Grand Award” (for new residential projects more than $999,001) for a Wailuku residence during the 31st annual BIA Renaissance Building and Remodeling Gala held on Oahu on Oct. 5. Architectural Design and Construction Inc. also received ...

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Andrew P. DeMichele earns Eagle Scout award

Andrew P. DeMichele received his Eagle Scout designation during a Court of Honor conducted at Kahului Union Church on April 25. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents, Peter and Janice DeMichele. DeMichele, 18, and currently a freshman at Moody Bible ...

Local Briefs

Author will read poetry at libraries To celebrate the publication of his sixth volume of poetry, author Eric Paul Shaffer will read poems from “A Million-Dollar Bill” at Wailuku Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kihei Public Library. The poems celebrate ...

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‘Helping People Love Where They Live’

Lowe’s donated four new basketball hoops to the Boys and Girls Club Central Maui Clubhouse and helped celebrate Oct. 10 by playing a game in which the children beat Robinson Construction and Lowe’s 26-22. This is all part of Lowe’s “Helping People Love Where They Live” program where ...

Kirk Togashi receives Po‘okela Award

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa security officer Kirk Togashi is the recipient of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s 2016 Po‘okela Award for Outstanding Employee. MHLA’s inaugural Po‘okela Awards segment, held on Sept. 12 at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, ...

THINKit toolkits to supplement STEM education

Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology, the statewide initiative that created STEM labs in 27 Hawaii public schools through its STEMworks program, has launched THINKit as the next phase in its continuing mission to equip Hawaii teachers with the most current technology tools to ...

The SSV Corwith Cramer is SEA’s 134-foot brigantine.

Student on educational adventure of a lifetime

Sarah Holter of Kula is currently enrolled in SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, a study-abroad program operated by Sea Education Association of Woods Hole, Mass. Holter, a student at American University in Washington, D.C., is one of 15 undergraduates taking part. After a highly selective ...

Donation from 100 Men Who Care to benefit Habitat for Humanity

The 100 Men Who Care Maui group has selected Habitat for Humanity Maui as this quarter’s recipient of the group’s funding. To date, Habitat for Humanity Maui has received $4,000. The 100 Men Who Care Maui is a giving circle in which members nominate local organizations for possible ...