Community News

Organizing important documents significant task for all adults

Last month's "Aging Matters" article focused on developing a family history health document to help guide health and wellness choices.As a continuation of that article, this month we delve into other important documents for all adults, but particularly those over age 50.No one plans to get sick ...

Kiewit Building Group Inc. offers three scholarships

Kiewit Building Group Inc., one of Hawaii's leading general contractors, invites high school seniors to apply for the 2015 Kiewit Scholarship Program.The program awards three $2,500 scholarships annually to college-bound students interested in studying engineering, architecture or construction ...

Tea for breast cancer patients, survivors

Pacific Cancer Foundation, through grant funding from Komen Hawaii, is sponsoring a free afternoon tea for breast cancer patients and survivors from 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 9 in Conference Room 2A at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. Seating is limited to 15.Attendees will meet other ...

Native Hawaiian academic fellowship program accepting applications

The Mellon-Hawai'i Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year.The program was established in 2008 for Native Hawaiian scholars early in their academic careers and others who are committed to the advancement of knowledge about the ...

Free one-act play about Frederick Douglass on Saturday

The African American Heritage Foundation of Maui is sponsoring "Frederick Douglass: A One Act Play," based on the 1881 autobiography "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass."This free event will take place Saturday at Hale Mahaolu Akahi Community Center in Kahului. Attendees are asked to ...

Hawaii Youth Symphony to perform concerts at MACC

Hawaii Youth Symphony's top youth orchestra, Youth Symphony I, will perform free "MusicAlive" concerts at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Feb. 16 and 17.The tour is part of the symphony's 50th anniversary concert season.The 4 p.m. Feb. 16 concert will showcase 101 high school student ...

Subaru Hawaii donates $10K to the Maui Humane Society

Subaru Hawaii announced that its "Share the Love" sales event raised $5,000 for the Maui Humane Society and $5,000 for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund. And, as the winner of Subaru Hawaii's Facebook voting contest, the Maui Humane Society earned an extra $5,000, for a grand total of $10,000. A check ...

Na Hoaloha recipient of national caregiving award

Na Hoaloha - Maui Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, is the recipient of a 2015 National Volunteer Caregiving Network Excellence Award, according to a news release.For 20 years Na Hoaloha has been sending volunteers to help seniors remain independent and to enhance the quality of their lives. ...

Maui resident celebrates 104 years

On Sept. 27, Maui resident Margaret O'Connor turned 104 years old and enjoyed a small celebration with two of her five sons - Brian O'Connor of Maui and Bradley O'Connor of New Jersey - and other family members and friends.On her special day, O'Connor enjoyed a barbecued hot dog on a bun, ice ...

Free drop-in classes this week at UH Maui Fit

UH Maui Fit is offering free drop-in classes this week and a chance to win a free semester membership, as part of its "We Love Helping You Get Fit" promotion for Valentine's Day.The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College has more than 30 weekly fitness classes, including boot ...

Local Briefs

Plant-based diet focus of presentation"Are You Ready to Go Unprocessed?" is the title of a free demonstration by Chef AJ that will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.The Los Angeles-based chef, author and presenter will show attendees how to ...

Seabirds and ecosystems interrelated

When horticulturalists at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens want to give an extra boost to their most sensitive and critically endangered Hawaiian plants, they bring out the seabird and bat guano. Why guano? It's the natural nutrient-packed fertilizer that Hawaiian plants are used to.Prior to the ...

Honor Rolls

LOKELANI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL2nd Quarter Renaissance ListLokelani Intermediate School's Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement and community service.Pink Cards4.0 Grade Point AverageGrade 6 - Amaya Arneson, Ariana Bento Shea, Jack Bormet, Shansi Burke, Renee ...

Sierra Club to present awards

The Maui Group of the Sierra Club will hold its annual meeting and awards ceremony from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Kaunoa Center in Spreckelsville.The public is invited to enjoy food, music, fellowship, short inspirational talks and the club's Environmental Heroes Awards presentation. A free, ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:Ohana Fuels has donated $4,746.34 to Hawaii Island Adult Care Inc. through its "Fuel Up Do Good" community giving program. Contributions provided by Ohana Fuels will be used to ...

In the Service

Seaman Recruit Kristy Anne Kauanoeanuhea Kama has completed basic training in the U.S. Navy at the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.She is attending A-School (advanced individual training) as a cryptologic technician for networks in Pensacola, Fla.She is a 2014 graduate of Baldwin ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI PREPARATORY ACADEMY1st TrimesterMaui Preparatory Academy's honors list recognizes a combination of academic achievement, behavior and effort.Headmaster's ListA- or betterGrade 12 - Joshua Ancheta, Danielle Jefferies, Gina MarzoGrade 11 - Jamie Advincula, Alanah BirdGrade 10 - Jonah Bluh, ...