Community News

Rotary clubs fight to end polio worldwide

In honor of World Polio Day on Oct. 24, the 10 Rotary clubs on Maui completed a four-month fundraising effort as part of Rotary's 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease.The Maui clubs raised close to $3,000 since July 1 for the effort.Some of the activities held World ...

Event will introduce ‘Maui’s Peace Heroes’

The Seasons for Peace and Nonviolence will present "Celebrating Maui's Peace Heroes" at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Iao Theater.Past heroes from 2002 to 2013 will be presented and current year heroes will be honored.The 2014 peace heroes are Melen Agcolicol, Vince Bagoyo Jr., Rama ...

Monsanto’s Maui employees contribute to annual toy drive

Monsanto's Maui employees contributed to The Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui's recent toy drive.In one week, Monsanto's employees collected over 100 donated toys with a total value of over $1,500 for children of all ages including books, games, sporting equipment, dolls, ...

Judy Johnston a Distinguished Toastmaster

Judy Johnston was recently recognized with the Distinguished Toastmaster award. This award is the highest recognition a Toastmaster can receive. Often taking years to complete, this award requires competence in both communication and leadership.Johnston is a member of No Ka Oi Toastmasters. The ...

Hospital auxiliary volunteers raise $48,000 for MMMC

The volunteers of the Maui Memorial Hospital Auxiliary raised $48,000 to benefit Maui Memorial Medical Center.The group presented the check to Wes Lo, hospital CEO, at a luncheon this month. The gift will be used for the purchase of 100 new over-the-bed tables, as well as five sleeper chairs. ...

Cleanup effort a gift to Maui

Malama Maui Nui (formerly known as Community Work Day Program) held its final cleanup campaign for the year, "Holiday Gift to Maui Nui," on Dec. 6 at Kanaha Beach Park.Seventeen volunteers, many from Hui Malama Learning Center, and four MMN staff, collected about 200 pounds of litter. In ...

Free massages for senior citizens

Students of the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage will offer free 15-minute massages for Hale Mahaolu residents, 65 years and older, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at Hale Mahaolu Senior Center, 200 Hina Ave., Kahului.Residents of the senior center will have priority seating. Massages will be ...

Honor Rolls

St. AnthonyJunior Senior High SchoolFirst QuarterPrincipal's Honors4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageSome students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes.Parker Almeida, Aristotle Aurelio, Christopher Barona, Kuualoha Barona, Jesse Bulusan, ...

Student sews blankets for newborns

Tynell Ornellas, a senior at Kamehameha Schools, Maui (and daughter of Maui Memorial Medical Center Nurse Manager Candyce Ornellas) recently presented the MMMC Obstetrics Department with 58 handmade baby blankets. The blankets were a part of her senior project."As a member of the Science and ...

Local Briefs

Gift items on sale at Keokea market todayKeokea coffee, teas and honey; Deborah Crawley's ginger candy and wafers; and handmade glass, metal, pearl, silver and Hawaiian jewelry will be available today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keokea Homestead Open Market. The market, which will also feature ...

Ahead of the Class

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Pet of the Week

Jasper No. 94C is a 2-year-old, 52-pound, brown male Chinese Shar-Pei mix. He has been neutered. Jasper was left at the Maui Humane Society's Puunene shelter with no explanation on Oct. 26. "Jasper knows sit, down and rolls over for belly rubs," society officials said. "He is very gentle when ...

Duke’s Beach House presents winners of its T-shirt contest

Duke's Beach House recently presented the winners of its third annual Holiday T-Shirt Design Contests at its fifth anniversary party. Duke's named Areli Medina of Lahainaluna High School and Rachelle Wilson as winners in the Adult Holiday T-Shirt Design Contest. David Jackson of Princess ...

County offers fitness classes for seniors in Lahaina, on Lanai

The Maui County Office on Aging will start two new sessions of its awarding-winning "EnhanceFitness" classes beginning in January. There is no charge for the program, but a voluntary monthly contribution is suggested. Both class sessions will be ongoing.Classes in Lahaina will be held Mondays, ...

MHS senior will attend youth program in D.C.

Maui High School senior Christopher Min Sung Kim has been selected to attend the United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., with an all-expenses paid trip. Kim is one of two students who will represent the state as a delegate.He will also receive a $5,000 college scholarship to ...

Reduce caregiver-related stress during the holidays

The holidays are a joyous time of year, but they also can be very stressful for family caregivers.Consider some of the following tips for keeping the cheer and reducing holiday-related caregiver stress.Assess your holiday stress. What causes the most holiday stress for you? Is it shopping, ...

Thank-You Letters

In August, 2013, Tea Party Maui announced that it had pledged $1,000 to Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., to assist in the college's endeavor to raise $178,250 in matching funds for the Hawaiian Liberty Endowed Scholarship, which would provide full tuition for a deserving student from ...

Nuns remember sister with donation to kidney foundation

The nuns at Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Makawao made a contribution this month to the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii in memory of fellow Sister Julia Marie Acain, who died last year at age 79. The sisters did not want the amount of their donation mentioned because they felt it ...