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Frogfish blend with surroundings, use specialized lure to attract fish

Many animals rely on the ability to camouflage to avoid detection from predators, but in the case of the frogfish, camouflage is used to lure in its prey. The frogfish is one of the most peculiar looking fish in Hawaiian waters, yet it is astonishingly well-suited for the marine environment. ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUIHigh SchoolSecond SemesterHeadmaster's List4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 9 - Gideon Aiwohi, Logan Cabanilla-Aricayos, Kimani Fernandez-Roy, Kela Kauhaahaa, Jaelynn Nobriga, Austin Peters, Brianne Reformina, Tayler Siminski, Kennedy-Kainoa Tamashiro, Kayla Tuitele, Hunter ...

Local Briefs

Appointments being made for blood driveThe Blood Bank of Hawaii has announced the following blood drive dates for Maui:* June 22, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Maui Economic Opportunity, Classroom 1 and 2, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku.* June 23, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. - Cameron Center, auditorium, 95 Mahalani ...

5-day ‘Maui Champs Camp’ begins on Friday

The Maui Church of Christ, located at 810 Waiehu Beach Road in Wailuku, has announced that its first Bible Summer School, "Maui Champs Camp," will run from Friday to June 9.This overnight camp will feature four nights at the church campground with all meals and healthy snacks. There will be ...

8th-grader graduates from Japanese school

A Wailuku Hongwanji Gekuen graduation ceremony and awards presentation took place May 22 at the Wailuku Hongwanji temple.Alana Yoshiko Buttad, an 8th-grader at the Japanese Language School, received a diploma for her completion of her eight years of Japanese language school.Buttad also received ...

Three Maui schools win at statewide video competition

Maui High School, Maui Waena Intermediate School and Kamehameha Schools Maui were recognized for winning video entries in the 'Olelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition during an Awards Gala at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort on May 4, according to an announcement.The competition, presented by ...

Piano recital at Waipuna Chapel

Piano students of teacher Kathleen Hamilton will present a recital at 3 p.m. Saturday at Waipuna Chapel in Kula, located at the intersection of Omaopio Road and Kula Highway. Sixteen students, ages 7 to 16, will perform a variety of piano compositions.The event is free and open to the ...

In the Service

Air Force Airman Trentyn S. Tavares graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:The Kihei Lutheran Church Endowment Committee has notified two programs on Maui, Women Helping Women and Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui, that they are each the first ...

5 seniors receive total of $22K in scholarships

The Wailea Community Association awarded at total of $22,000 in scholarships to five Maui seniors at a recent reception at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant in The Shops of Wailea.The winners, the school they attend and the college they plan to attend follow:* Dayna Aulani Domingo Asuncion, Maui High ...

Bantay Association of Maui awards scholarships

The Bantay Association of Maui, under the leadership of Thelma Suyat, presented two $1,000 scholarships to a pair of graduates at their respective high schools' award night.Lilia Valdez, the association's scholarship chairperson, presented the scholarships to Cassidy Cortez and Jenebee ...

CMP awards scholarship

Tiana Bautista of Maui High School has received the 2015-16 Civilian Marksmanship Program Youth Scholarship.She will receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship from CMP based on marksmanship participation, grade-point average and merit, to be used toward a pursuit of higher education.Eligible ...

Molokai student a national HOSA scholarship recipient

Luke Kikukawa of Molokai High School and his teacher John Van Ornum, along with Brittney Ann Copp of Campbell High School and her teachers Laura Harada and Michelle Hatami, will be recognized from more than 750 applicants for national HOSA future health professionals scholarships, according to ...

Maui Portuguese Cultural Club presents scholarship to Justin Mitchell Cravalho

The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club has awarded its 2015 education scholarship to Justin Mitchell Cravalho, a graduating senior at Maui High School.He receives $1,000 to assist him at Northern Arizona University, where he will pursue a degree in civil engineering.Cravalho has been on the National ...

Local Briefs

Taro expert will lead workshopMaui Nui Botanical Gardens will host a Kalo (taro) Workshop led by cultural practitioner and accomplished farmer Jerry Konanui at 9 a.m. on Saturday.Konanui has provided statewide educational workshops and demonstrations since the 1960s and is an expert in kalo, ...

Water Conservation Poster Contest draws 495 entries

The Department of Water Supply's sixth annual Water Conservation Poster Contest drew 495 entries from more than 25 public, private and home-schools countywide.Students portrayed the theme "Make Every Drop Count" and included a water conservation message in their artwork.The goal of the contest ...

Maui native serves with Navy helicopter squadron

A 2010 King Kekaulike High School graduate and Maui native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced helicopter, the MH-60R Sea Hawk.Petty Officer 2nd Class Kaikona Hendershot is a naval air crewman for tactical helicopter ...

New rates, classes at UH Maui Fit for the summer

UH Maui Fit is offering a new monthly rate and some new fitness classes during its summer program, which begins Monday.Those who sign up for summer membership by May 30 will be entered in a drawing for a 64-ounce hydro flask.The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College is open ...