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ADHD subject of free seminar on SaturdayDr. Debra Van Cleave, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, will offer a free public seminar about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului. The seminar will be in the Maui Conference Room on the ...

‘Innovation in conservation’ attracts native birds, wildlife

Rain simulators have been installed in the Fleming Arboretum within the Pu'u Mahoe cinder cone to attract native birds and wildlife. The simulators, attached to the top of three large native trees, broadcast a rain-like spray spanning 12 feet in diameter to host wildlife such as birds, bees and ...

Maui District History Day announces winners

The 25th annual Maui District History Day Fair was held Feb. 28 at Baldwin High School. The History Day Fair is a research-based student project that promotes educational learning in history using reading, research, presentation and technology skills.The primary sponsor is The Hawaii Council ...

Fantasia Ball 2015 a benefit for Imua Family Services

Imua Family Services will present its fourth annual Fantasia Ball fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. April 3 in the Monarchy Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Kaanapali.This year, the black-and-white ball is themed "New York, New York." Guests will be treated to an elegant affair complete with ...

New UH-MC television series offers strategies for success

University of Hawaii Maui College's MCTV channel is airing a new television series as part of a "What it Takes To Succeed" project that seeks to integrate learning and study skills into curriculum. While the focus is primarily for college students to develop the "soft skills" needed to stay on ...

Monsanto Hawaii offers 2 scholarship programs

Applications are being accepted for Monsanto Hawaii's two scholarship programs - the Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship and the Monsanto Hawaii Agricultural Scholarship.High school seniors interested in a life sciences degree are invited to apply for the Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences ...

Blues fest helps nonprofits

Uncle Willie K's BBQ BluesFest in January raised more than $12,000 for three nonprofit organizations on Maui.The nonprofit groups sharing the money included the Half-Helen Foundation ($4,022.80), which provides vision and hearing screening services to underserved communities; the Maui Food ...

Keeping foods and you safe

Most of us have gotten sick at least once from food we have eaten. While most food-related illnesses pass within a couple days, it can be a different story for older adults, young children, pregnant or nursing women and anyone with a weakened immune system. Taking steps to increase food safety ...

Portuguese association offers scholarships

The Portuguese Association of Maui is accepting scholarship applications for college-level studies in 2015.Two grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to students entering college or already enrolled in an accredited academic and/or vocational institution.Applicants must be of Portuguese or ...

Local Briefs

Garage sale to benefit feline foundationThe Feline Foundation of Maui will hold a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.Donations of good, saleable items are being accepted for the garage sale, which will be at 231 Kawailani Circle in the Piilani II subdivision near Safeway in ...

Cultural practice of sharing island bounty hampered by invasive species

Aunty Penny Martin is a lei-maker on Molokai. She was talking story one day with a friend visiting from Hawaii Island, and the conversation turned, as it often does, to lei-making.The friend had a lime-green hydrangea growing in her yard and offered to bring her some. "As a lei-maker, the ...

Kickoff events this week for annual Charity Walk

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is celebrating 37 years of giving back to the community with its annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk on May 9 at the War Memorial Soccer Field.Last year over 3,000 walkers gathered at War Memorial for a morning of exercise, camaraderie, food, prizes ...

Hawaiian immersion teacher receives award

Duke's Beach House recently recognized Kau'ilikoleialoha Spitalsky of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for November. Spitalsky was selected by her peers for her hard work and creativity in her teaching.A Hawaiian immersion teacher, kumu Kau'i is described as ...

MEO to unveil 50th anniversary banner

Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. Executive Director Lyn McNeff has announced the unveiling of a specially designed banner celebrating MEO'S 50th anniversary and a 50th anniversary commemorative photograph to be taken at 9 a.m. on March 16, at the MEO offices located at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku ...

MEO selects Atlas Insurance as 2014 Benefactor of the Year

Atlas Insurance was recognized by Maui Economic Opportunity, during an award presentation last month, as its 2014 Benefactor of the Year.MEO began a relationship with the firm in 2010 while it was looking for a new insurance brokerage. Since that time, Atlas Insurance and its leadership team of ...

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii topic of talk

Maureen "Mo" Maurer, executive director of Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, will be guest speaker at the noon lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.ADH is a Maui-based nonprofit organization that provides several types of assistance dogs, including ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLSecond QuarterRenaissance StudentsKalama Intermediate School's Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service.4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Charlie Abreu, Kamakoa Almasin, Anya Amaral, Alexia Barcus, ...

Local Briefs

Sessions for charter school enrollmentKihei Charter School (grades 9-12) will hold information sessions about the application process for the 2015-16 school year from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday and March 12 at Kihei Charter High School, Ohukai Campus, 300 Ohukai Road, Room 209 in the Kihei Commercial ...