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Portuguese folk dance for youthsThe Portuguese Association of Maui is sponsoring a free Portuguese folk dance class for children and youths ages 6 to 17.Kathie Adelson is the instructor. The class, open to youth of all ethnic backgrounds, will begin on April 12 and continue for 10 consecutive ...

Schools invited to participate in ‘Not Even Once’ project

The Hawaii Meth Project announced the anniversary of its "Not Even Once" Mural Project campaign on March 30 by completing creative additions and enhancements to a lifestyle artwork created one year ago at Lahaina Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui. Since the project began, 11 motivational ...

Fuel purchases to benefit MFSS

Maui Family Support Services will be the recipient of Ohana Fuels' "Fuel Up, Do Good" program for the months of April, May and June. A portion of fuel sales at all Maui Ohana Fuels locations between April 1 and June 30 will be donated to MFSS.Ohana Fuels will also be providing materials for ...

Club offering scholarship for senior students

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered by the Italian American Club of Maui. High school seniors may pick up an application at their school office.The application will be reviewed by the completion of four items: an essay topic titled "The Italian Person Who Has Impressed Me the Most for His/Her ...

Meth project welcomes student applicants

The Hawaii Meth Project is encouraging students to get involved in the state's centralanti-meth community effort by applying to its Teen Advisory Council for the 2015-16 school year.All Hawaii high school students entering grades 9 through 12 are eligible to apply for one of 20 available ...

Student groups sought for E Ola Pono Campaign

Teachers and adults who coach or lead youth groups are invited to join the seventh annual E Ola Pono Campaign, a locally sponsored effort to promote respect, peace and making pono choices.The campaign encourages student groups to create projects and activities that make their school or ...

Banded spiny lobster undergoes complex life cycle changes

Did you know marine crustaceans are related to spiders, scorpions, praying mantises and, yes, even cockroaches? Like these land-dwelling critters, marine crustaceans are part of a subgroup of the Phylum Arthropoda, the single largest group of animals on Earth. Whether an insect, an arachnid or ...

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center confers emeritus designations

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center board of directors has announced the honoring of Hiroshi Arisumi as president emeritus and Leonard Oka as director emeritus in recognition of their many years of service and commitment.Arisumi is the founder of Arisumi Brothers Inc. He is a veteran of the ...

Event inspires entrepreneurs to move from idea to launch in just 54 hours

Maui Economic Development Board is seeking entrepreneurs to participate in this year's Startup Weekend Maui. Scheduled for May 15-17, this event will provide active entrepreneurs with an opportunity to learn how to launch a company in 54 hours. The event will be held at MEDB's Malcolm Center, ...

Volunteers sought for service project in crater

Volunteers are sought for a service project in Haleakala Crater with the Friends of Haleakala National Park April 18-20.The group will hike into the crater, stay free in Holua Cabin and work on protection of native plants.In addition to helping the national park, those volunteering will also ...

Marketing workshop for volunteer leaders

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns Volunteer Center invites volunteer leaders, managers, HandsOn Maui partners and Hawaii Network of Volunteer Leaders members to attend a free workshop on "Marketing and Networking for Success on Maui."The workshop is sponsored by the ...

Country Jamboree to benefit new Carden classroom

Carden Academy of Maui is selling tickets for its 15th annual Country Jamboree, which will begin at 5 p.m. April 25 at the Oskie Rice Outdoor Polo Fields in Makawao.The event will take place on a secluded meadow with island views and features a paniolo barbecue dinner catered by Three's Bar ...

Local Briefs

Blanchard a Lady Godiva honoreeLaurelee Blanchard of Haiku is among three women nationwide recently selected as 2015 LadyGodiva honorees for exemplary philanthropic work and embodiment of the core pillars of the Lady Godiva Program: selflessness, generosity, leadership and community ...

Hirono nominates students for academies

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono has announced her list of nominees to the four U.S. military service academies for the Class of 2019. Applications from the 32 students statewide are now being considered for final selection by the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy ...

Honor Rolls

Seabury HallMiddle School3rd QuarterHeadmaster's List3.7-Plus Grade-Point AverageGrade 7 - Avari Akeo, Justin Bejenaru, Sienna Bigelow, Megan Bouthillier, Tahiti Cabrinha, Steven Doan, Sophia Horovitz, Sean Janneck, Taylie Kawakami, Sasha Kovacic, Sevilla Leuteneker, Matthew McDonald, Jena ...

In the Service

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christian S. Reilly 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, ...