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Free drop-ins this week at Maui FitUH Maui Fit is offering free drop-ins to any of its fitness classes from Monday to Saturday, followed by 50 percent off summer membership starting July 6.The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College has a summer schedule of nearly 30 classes, ...

Training center provides police with tactical medical program

The Maui EMS Training Center conducted a Law Enforcement First Response - Tactical Casualty Care course in April.Located at the University of Hawaii Maui College, the center is part of the University of Hawaii and is affiliated with Kapiolani Community College's Department of Emergency Medical ...

Rotary Clubs bring home district awards

Four Maui Rotary Clubs recently took home awards at the Rotary International District 5000 Convention at the Hilton Waikaloa Resort on the Big Island in the categories listed below:* The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise was named Club-of-the-Year for the Small Club Division and won awards in the ...

LHS Foundation presents more than $179,000 in scholarships

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation presented 43 administered scholarships from 29 different donors, for a total awarded amount exceeding $179,000 at a ceremony in Lahainaluna's new cafeteria on May 6.This year's awards included three new scholarships, two created and funded by Lahainaluna ...

Scholarships perpetuate the legacy of Bill Conner

Valley Isle Road Runners has initiated a new scholarship to perpetuate the legacy of Bill Conner, a longtime member of the Maui running community.The first two recipients of the 2015 Billy Conner Scholarship in Track and Field and Cross Country are Keoni Frampton of Kamehameha Schools Maui and ...

Book about Haleakala Ranch recognized with media award

The book "Haleakala Ranch: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary" was recognized with an Interpretive Media Award at Historic Hawai'i Foundation's 2015 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony in Honolulu on June 8. Scott Meidell, vice president and general manager for Haleakala Ranch Co., accepted the ...

EdVenture offers new series of culinary classes

Ever wondered how to make the perfect polenta? Thought about transforming your backyard into an edible garden? Do the very words "bananas foster flambe" make your mouth water? If so, you'll want to take a look at a whole new series of culinary classes being offered this summer through ...

3 Iao students receive top awards at ceremony

Josh Ooka and Kimi Kimura were honored as Outstanding Male and Outstanding Female Academic Students, and Karl Jason Calimag was recognized with the Masao Okasako Community Service Award during Iao School's 22nd annual Renaissance Foundation Awards Ceremony May 26 at Baldwin High School ...

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association awards $13,000 in scholarships

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association recently awarded at total of $13,000 in scholarships: $6,000 in scholarships to six University of Hawaii Maui College students and $7,000 in scholarships to five Academy of Hospitality students from Baldwin and Maui high schools.Three students from ...

Lanai student to attend writing program

From July 18 to Aug. 1, Lanai High and Elementary School student Jayde Fernandez will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to take part in Between the Lines, a creative writing and cultural exchange program for promising young writers."We are so excited to have a student coming all the way from Hawaii. ...

Family recovery center topic of presentation

Frances Duberstein, development coordinator for Malama Family Recovery Center and Aloha House, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.Duberstein will share information about ...

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Three-day seminar at Maui Ki-AikidoThe Hawaii Ki Federation will hold its annual summer seminar from Friday through June 28 at Maui Ki-Aikido in Wailuku. The event will draw aikido practitioners from around the state, and is free for members of the public to observe.Maui's Christopher Curtis, ...

Fun day at Camp Imua

Camp Imua 2015 for children with special needs took place June 7 to 11 at Camp Maluhia.There were 50 campers; 10 alumni campers, who attended Alumni Day; and 150 volunteers.Campers participated in a variety of activities, including a lei station in Olowalu.

Graduates receive Rotary Youth Foundation scholarships

A total of $245,000 in college scholarships has been awarded to 47 Hawaii high schools seniors through the Hawai'i Rotary Youth Foundation.The foundation was founded by Maurice J. "Sully" Sullivan during his year as Rotary's district governor in Hawaii, 1976-77. These scholarships are made ...

Lahaina Sunset Rotary earns four major awards

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Maui's newest Rotary club, earned four major awards at the recent Rotary District 5000 Conference on Hawaii island.The club received the prestigious 400 percent Premier Club Award for membership development and community service. Only two of the 51 Rotary ...

Public invited to radio club event

The Maui Amateur Radio Club will set up three portable radio stations in a field between the Hana Highway and the ocean just past Hookipa Beach Park for a nationwide event called "Field Day" on Saturday.The club will start setting up on Friday and operate the event from 8 a.m. Saturday until 8 ...

Taiko Festival Concert at MACC

Zenshin Daiko's 16th annual Taiko Festival Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater.This year's concert will feature Puna Taiko from the Hawaii island.Founded in the spring of 2002 by the Rev. Earl Ikeda as a weekly adult recreational ...

MFOL working to deliver new mobile branch library

The Maui Friends of the Library, operator of three used bookstores that have sold thousands and thousands of used books, plans to have a new high-tech, $280,000 mobile branch library, or bookmobile, custom built for Maui and donate it to the Hawaii State Library System for use here, according ...