Community News

‘Relay For Life’ at War Memorial Complex

Local cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to join other Maui cancer survivors in taking the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Central and South Maui event on July 21 at the War Memorial Complex. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and the ...

Restaurant recognizes school staff members

Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Cheryl Nelson, Faith McGill, Shanin Sado, Alicia Alcaraz, Erin Masek and Erna Seatriz of Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for December, January, February, March, April and May, respectively. Nelson, 5th grade ...

Local Briefs

Obon Festival set at Lahaina mission Lahaina Jodo Mission will observe its Obon Festival this year by commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii, and the 50th anniversary of its Great Buddha (Daibutsu) on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, ...

‘Oama fishing a summer pastime for local families and anglers

Some of life’s greatest joys are the simple things — the company of loved ones, exploring the outdoors or indulging in a favorite hobby. It’s hard to imagine a better place to enjoy life than on Maui, a Pacific wonderland steeped in culture, history and natural beauty. While our island ...

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL 4th 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 — Zoe Bailey, Jaxon Chester, Aniston Eyre, ...

Church members support homeless program

Ala Lani United Methodist Church members recently donated $661.21 to the Salvation Army for its homeless program. Shown at the check presentation are Terry Buxton (from left), Susan Buxton, Floresita Bistoyong, Lt. Steven Howard, and Lenora Shrewsbury.

8 youths working at conservation sites

Kupu recently kicked off its 2018 Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps Summer program with an awards ceremony luncheon and career and education expo during the 2018 Kupu Environmental Fair at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Eight youths from Maui joined other program participants from across the state. ...

Contestants vie for title of Miss Maui Filipina

The Maui Filipino Community Council will present the 59th Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott. Five contestants are vying for the title of Miss Maui Filipina 2018: Sheila Manuel, Fayma Sales, Joy Tabon, Rosabella Nartates and Vanessa ...

Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai awards 3 scholarships

The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai has awarded three $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are Caitlin Villarosa of Baldwin High School, Kennedy-Kainoa Tamashiro of Kamehameha Schools Maui and Camryn Ban of Maui High School. Villarosa is the daughter of Traci Fujita and Rodney Villarosa. She ...

Maui Electric Co. gives back to the community

In 2017, Maui Electric Co. donated more than $158,000 in corporate contributions to nonprofit and community organizations across Maui County, including donations to support community services provided by Maui United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Hale Makua and the Boys and Girls Club Maui. The ...

Workshop to trace Portuguese, Puerto Rican ancestries

Maui residents tracing their ancestry to Portugal and the Portuguese islands of the Azores, Madeira and Porto Santo will have an opportunity to learn more about their genealogy at a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. The Oahu-based Portuguese ...

Local Briefs

Bazaar planned at Po‘okela Church Po‘okela Church will have its annual bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items to be sold include household rummage, clothing, furniture, potted plants, fresh vegetables, baked goods and new church cookbooks. A silent auction will be held. Foods ...

Students can choose math class that best fits their degree

Math. For generations, the word itself has instilled fear in the hearts and minds of students of all ages. Math is a critical skill for so many of the best jobs available today and into the future. It’s why STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is a term that everyone ...

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 — Eliana Akinaka, Noah Bailey, Richard Barcus ...

‘Coffee With A Cop’ a free, family-friendly event

The Fairway Shops in Kaanapali will host “Coffee With A Cop” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Island Press Coffee. “MPD is so excited to meet and start a conversation with the community,” said officer Paul Pomainville, “Our officers look forward to learning from citizens and sharing ...

Kamehameha Maui captures student journalism awards

Kamehameha Schools Maui’s student news site Ka Leo o Na Koa captured more than a dozen awards during the annual Hawaii High School Journalism Awards on Oahu. The school received awards for its cumulative scores and also in the statewide and private schools divisions. An awards ceremony and ...

Youth sports expo happens June 30

The Pacific Youth Sports and Fitness Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30 at the War Memorial Sports Complex. This free community event will showcase youth sports organizations. There will be food trucks, entertainment, a CrossFit obstacle course, sports clinics and ...

Video editing class at Akaku begins June 28

Professional video editor Stephen Luksic will lead Final Cut Pro X Training sessions from 4 to 7 p.m. June 28, 29 and July 2 and 3 at Akaku Maui Community Media in Kahului. Participants will learn shortcuts and tips to be an efficient video editor. This class will certify participants to ...

Delivering more than mail

Maui Food Bank driver Paul Moss accepts National Association of Letter Carriers’ food drive donations from Kahului Post Office carriers Chad Yokouchi (from left), Lance Okita and Errol Nishimura. NALC held its 26th annual nationwide food drive May 12. Maui carriers collected 45,013 pounds of ...

Two Molokai high school graduates receive $2,000 scholarship

Molokai High School graduates Camille Paige Ledesma and Kamuela Sagario have been awarded $2,000 each, a laptop and a Da Kine backpack by the Kukui Malamalama Scholarship program in memory of Kekuhaupio Likua. Ledesma plans to attend Oregon State University and wants to major in ...