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July 5, 2015 ‘Night of Magic’ to benefit Kokua Fund “A Night of Magic” ball to benefit the Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund will take place Saturday at the Grand Wailea Resort. more »»

Native trees at arboretum nominated as exceptionalNative trees at arboretum nominated as exceptional

July 5, 2015 The Board of Directors of the D.T. Fleming Arboretum at Pu‘u Mahoe has announced that eight trees from the arboretum have been accepted as exceptional trees by the Arborist Committee of Maui Coun. more »»

Maui Matsuri announces contest winners

July 5, 2015 Maui Matsuri organizers announced their contest winners from the 15th annual Maui Matsuri festival held on May 16 at University of Hawaii Maui College. more »»

Scholarships awarded to 2 Baldwin students

July 5, 2015 The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui recently presented a $1,000 scholarship to Baldwin High School graduates Layke Yamauchi and Stefani-Frances Sachiko Balala. more »»

Duke’s Beach House awards staff at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School

July 5, 2015 Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Desirae Kapuras, Eileen Medvec and Lora-Lea LaMarre of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for March, April and May, respectively. more »»

July 15 application deadline for fellows program

July 5, 2015 The Fund for the Pacific Century, a charitable, nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its 15th class of Pacific Century Fellows. more »»

Baldwin graduate wins full college scholarship

July 5, 2015 Baldwin High School graduate David Cabanero has been admitted to Wesleyan University and has been awarded a full, four-year Questbridge National College Match Scholarshi. more »»

AAUW awards 3 scholarships

July 5, 2015 Three students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at the University of Hawaii Maui College recently received scholarships from the American Association of... more »»

Maui Canoe Club awards scholarship

July 5, 2015 Taylor “Lihau” Collier is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship from the Maui Canoe Club. She is a 2015 graduate of King Kekaulike High School and had a 4. more »»

Homesteaders association awards two scholarships

July 5, 2015 The Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Karlee-Ann K.M. Peters and Rachel A. Kaulupali. Both girls are residents of Waiohuli, Kula. more »»

Scholarships go to two women

July 5, 2015 LeUsoga Samoa Of Maui $500 scholarships have been awarded to two young women of Samoan ancestry: Grace Fisher of Maui High School and Tiare Laufou of Kamehameha Schools Maui. more »»

Turtle nesting season is here

July 5, 2015 Summer is finally here, bringing us brighter days, warmer weather and a new turtle-nesting sea- son. more »»

Local Briefs

June 28, 2015 Free drop-ins this week at Maui Fit UH Maui Fit is offering free drop-ins to any of its fitness classes from Monday to Saturday, followed by 50 percent off summer membership starting July 6. more »»

Training center provides police with tactical medical program

June 28, 2015 The Maui EMS Training Center conducted a Law Enforcement First Response — Tactical Casualty Care course in April. more »»

Rotary Clubs bring home district awards

June 28, 2015 Four Maui Rotary Clubs recently took home awards at the Rotary International District 5000 Convention at the Hilton Waikaloa Resort on the Big Island in the categories listed below: * The Rotary... more »»

LHS Foundation presents more than $179,000 in scholarships

June 28, 2015 The Lahainaluna High School Foundation presented 43 administered scholarships from 29 different donors, for a total awarded amount exceeding $179,000 at a ceremony in Lahainaluna’s new cafeteria on... more »»

Scholarships perpetuate the legacy of Bill Conner

June 28, 2015 Valley Isle Road Runners has initiated a new scholarship to perpetuate the legacy of Bill Conner, a longtime member of the Maui running community. more »»

Book about Haleakala Ranch recognized with media award

June 28, 2015 The book “Haleakala Ranch: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary” was recognized with an Interpretive Media Award at Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s 2015 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony in Honolulu on... more »»

EdVenture offers new series of culinary classes

June 28, 2015 Ever wondered how to make the perfect polenta? Thought about transforming your backyard into an edible garden? Do the very words “bananas foster flambe” make your mouth water? If so, you’ll want to... more »»

3 Iao students receive top awards at ceremony

June 28, 2015 Josh Ooka and Kimi Kimura were honored as Outstanding Male and Outstanding Female Academic Students, and Karl Jason Calimag was recognized with the Masao Okasako Community Service Award during Iao... more »»



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