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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

Entries sought for Food Products Recipe Contest

Hawaii Food Products Recipe Contest organizers are seeking new, locally made food products that utilize Hawaii grown and/or made ingredients. Sponsored by the Maui Food Technology Center, the contest will be held during the Maui County Ag Festival at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu on ...

Students receive recognition at career development conference

The Maui Distributive Education Clubs of America Chapters participated in the annual DECA Career Development Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on Feb. 10-11.Students competed in two role-play situations and one written test event.The following students received recognition ...

Small Business Revitalization grants available for Hana and Molokai

The Mayor's Office of Economic Development has announced that $24,000 in Small Business Revitalization grants were awarded to small businesses on Lanai, and noted that applications are now being accepted for a second round of grants for businesses in Hana and on Molokai. The grant awards will ...

Large amount of sea life is found only in Hawaii

Being the most remote group of islands in the world offers a unique setting and an opportunity to see animals you may have never seen before. Seventy million years ago, the Hawaiian Islands were formed by volcanic activity in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and an ocean environment unlike any ...

Superhero theme for fundraiser

Women Helping Women has announced it will host its 18th annual elegant tea fundraiser from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on March 8 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.The theme of this year's event, which falls on International Women's Day, is "Sometimes You Have to Be Your Own Superhero," a tribute ...

In the Service

Air Force Senior Airman Jensen L. Somera, a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School, joined airmen from across the Air Force to participate in the Global Strike Challenge on Sept. 21, a competition designed to demonstrate bomber, missile, helicopter, maintenance and security forces ...

MAFCE recognizes outstanding member

The Maui Association of Family and Community Education held its achievement luncheon on Dec. 13 at the Maui Beach Hotel. The guest speaker was Lilia Lopez-Rahman, author of "For the Sake of Louise," her personal story of emotional domestic abuse.Chaclyn Barut was awarded Outstanding Member of ...

Romero Demirbag named administrative director of Honolulu Waldorf School

The Honolulu Waldorf School board of trustees has named Jocelyn Romero Demirbag as administrative director, replacing Helen Sanchez Platell, effective today.Romero Demirbag has spent 25 years in Hawaii's independent school community, including 17 years at Haleakala Waldorf School on Maui as ...