Community News

3 county graduates receive scholarships

The Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship program recently awarded three Maui County high school graduates scholarships of $1,000 each. This year's recipients are Sarah Jenkins from Molokai High School, Marc Pader from Lanai High School and Ja'ie Victorine-Dyment from Hana High and Elementary ...

Women educators award 3 scholarships

The Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter recently awarded scholarships to three students of the Maui public schools, Class of 2015. The recipients were honored at the chapter's April meeting.The two recipients of the $1,000 scholarship were Giovanni Inouye from Baldwin High School and ...

Glenn James receives award

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has awarded the 2015 Dr. Arthur N.L. Chiu Award for Hurricane Preparedness to Glenn James, senior weather specialist for the Pacific Disaster Center.The Dr. Arthur N.L. Chiu award is presented annually at the National Weather Service Hurricane Season Outlook ...

Volunteers sought to help prevent abuse of children

As part of its 25th anniversary, the Friends of the Children's Justice Center has launched a Summer Volunteer Drive. The goal of the drive is to register 101 volunteers to assist in efforts of preventing child abuse and neglect in Maui County.Each year the Friends of the Children's Justice ...

Foundation awards scholarships

The Napili Kai Foundation presented $18,500 in scholarships on May 19 at the conclusion of its weekly performance at the Napili Kai Beach Resort.The awards were provided by three different scholarship funds: The J.C. Millar Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Perna-Rose Foundation for Hope, and the ...

Seabury Hall graduate receives scholarship

The Italian American Club of Maui recently presented Sarah Eger, a graduating senior from Seabury Hall, with a $1,500 scholarship.Eger and her parents were guests at the IACM May potluck meeting where they had the opportunity to meet and be congratulated by the members. Eger shared her ...

Free Tai Chi class forming at Bailey House

"Tai Chi: Six Basic Movements" will be hosted by the Maui Historical Society at Hale Ho'ike'ike, Bailey House Museum in Wailuku every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. for a six-week session beginning July 6.Dr. Paul Lam developed the Tai Chi For Arthritis Program using his personal experience to ...

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 ...