Community News

Holy Ghost Feast begins Saturday

The Kula Catholic Community will hold its annual Holy Ghost Feast on Saturday and May 24 at the Holy Ghost Mission in Waiakoa.On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., there will be games and a bouncing castle for children; baked goods, farmers market, jams and jellies, flowers and plants and craft ...

Bega is 2015 Holy Ghost Feast queen

Gabrielle Anuhea Bega of Kula is the 2015 Holy Ghost Feast queen.She is the daughter of Eric and Mary Jean Bega. She will graduate this month from Seabury Hall."For me, being feast queen is a big deal. It's an opportunity to be involved in my church and giving back to my community," Bega ...

13 honored by Filipino foundation

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i Foundation is awarding 13 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and one to a Maui Culinary Academy student."Each of the scholars excelled academically, received numerous awards, and are very active in the community. They are a shining ...

Local Briefs

SunEdison awards scholarshipsTwo Maui residents are among 18 students from high schools across the United States who will be awarded scholarships through the SunEdison Scholars program.The program offers one-time $3,000 college scholarships to students interested in renewable energy and science ...

Proper eye care is important as people age

Eyes change throughout life. At birth, babies' eyes are not fully developed so it takes time for them to see as well as older children and adults. In adulthood, changes continue.But these changes don't have to negatively impact your lifestyle. With proper care and regular eye exams, the chances ...

Rotary Club presents academic scholarship

The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise recently presented Tabitha Blessum, a graduating senior at Kihei Charter School, with a $700 academic scholarship to continue her studies in business marketing and digital media at Vanguard University of Southern California.This scholarship was awarded to ...

Police association gives out three scholarships

WAILUKU - High school seniors Britney Delima, Miki Matsuoka and Jaye Orikasa were awarded college scholarships in an inaugural Maui Police Relief Association program.Each student received $1,000 from the organization started in the 1960s to provide financial assistance to families of police ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:The Makana Aloha Foundation has made a $10,000 gift to fund a scholarship for a full-time student pursuing an associate of arts degree in the University of Hawaii Maui College's ...

Local Briefs

M.D. to speak about plant-based diet"Ten Ways a Plant-Based Diet Will Help You Avoid the Scalpel," a presentation by Dr. Irminne Van Dyken, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Down ...

Bike to Work Week kicks off month of MBL events

The nonprofit Maui Bicycling League will hold a series of events this month to celebrate National Bike Month. MBL is a local chapter of the Hawaii Bicycling League.The following events are planned for May:Monday to Friday - Bike to Work WeekMBL will be holding prize drawings for Maui residents ...

Kiwanis invited to White House

The Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle was one of 34 clubs invited to the White House last week as Kiwanis International participated in a Community Leader Briefing to discuss the issues impacting communities.The briefing is a unique opportunity for grass-roots leaders to come to Washington and ...

Maui County students, teachers earn State History Day Awards

The Hawai'i State History Day sponsored by the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities was held at the Windward Community College in Oahu on April 25. The following students prepared historical research projects that qualified for the National History Day in Washington, D.C., in June:Amber Burgos of ...

Hula Honeys contribute to the Emma Veary Scholarship fund

The future of a lucky music student at University of Hawaii Maui College will glow a little brighter thanks to a $3,000 contribution to the Emma Veary Scholarship fund by Robyn Kneubuhl and Ginger Johnson, who comprise the award-winning jazz duo Hula Honeys. Their decision to make the donation ...

Author Toby Neal wins Independent Publisher Book Award

Author Toby Neal, a resident of Makawao, won a 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award for her police procedural/mystery book "Twisted Vine," the fifth installment of the best-selling Lei Crime Series. "Twisted Vine" took home a silver medal in the Best Mystery / Thriller eBook category.Neal is ...

Rapid Ohia Death spreading on Big Island

Five years ago, people living in the Puna district on Hawaii Island started seeing native ohiatrees in their yards dying. First, the leaves on a single limb or the whole tree would start to yellow and brown. Within days or weeks, the tree would be dead."Trees look burnt or frozen," explains ...

Veterans and service members eligible for free sunset sail, fishing excursion

The Maui Chapter of the U.S. Navy League will sponsor the third annual "Salute To Our Service People" event June 12 and 14.Active duty service members and all Maui County veterans are welcome to participate in a free sports fishing and/or a sunset sail experience.The fishing excursions will be ...

Committee recognizes ‘Women of Excellence’

Maui County's Committee on the Status of Women celebrated Women's History month in March by presenting the annual "Women of Excellence" awards on March 31 in the Mayor's Conference Room. Recipients of the 2015 Women of Excellence awards are as follows:21-59 years categoryKathy "Tita" Collins, ...