Community News

Maui Humane Society plans free spay/neuter cat clinics

The Maui Humane Society will again be offering free spay/neuter clinics in June, this time for cats.All cats are welcome at this clinic, both feral and tame. The clinic will take place at the Maui Humane Society on June 22, 23, 24, 26 and 27. The goal is to sterilize 125 cats per day, for a ...

In the Service

Air Force Airman Gershom N. Slonim 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 ...

Pulelehua Project maps endemic butterfly’s distribution

Brilliant orange and fluttering through the forest, the Kamehameha butterfly, or pulelehua, is our state insect. It's one of only two butterfly species native to Hawaii, and its ancestors flew to these Islands long before the first humans stepped ashore."A lot of butterflies could have arrived ...

Waiver applications available for LHS dress code

Lahainaluna High School will be implementing a new uniform T-shirt/dress code policy for the 2015-16 school year, according to a news release.Waiver applications for the uniform dress code policy may be obtained from the Lahainaluna High School main office and are due to the LHS main office ...

Honor Rolls

ST. ANTHONYGrade School4th QuarterPrincipal's List3.7-4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 4 - Jezziel Altura, Kira Gomez, Yuna Lee, Riana Hoopii, Mikaela Tirona, Kennedy Ushiroda, Isabella McFrazier, Alysha-Lei Salcedo.Grade 5 - Harrison Ramos, Ku'u Ruidas, Kahiau Snyder, Leiana Thornton, Kayla-Lani ...

Local Briefs

Maui author to sign first book in trilogyMaui author Arlie Holmes will sign copies of his new book, "Daddy Will Fix It," from 1 to 5 p.m. June 14 at The Friends of the Library book store in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.The book is the first in a trilogy. It is about a child named Sammy - a gifted ...

Maui Job Corps lend a hand

Maui Job Corps performed a variety of landscaping maintenance tasks at the Aloha House/Maui Youth & Family Services Malama Family Recovery Center administration building and MYFS campus, both in Makawao, during the week of May 11. Seventy-five students and 10 staff members, led by ...

The Maui Scottish Rite Bodies presents $1,000 scholarships

The Maui Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Kahului, presented $1,000 scholarship awards at a ceremony June 2 to the following 2015 graduating students:Dayna Yamasaki, Baldwin High School; Noah Hoopai-Feliciano, Hana High School; Tabitha Blessum, Kihei Charter High School; Kari Hashimura, ...

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 ...