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Hawaii STEM competition Maui County winners announced

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The 10th annual Hawaii STEM Conference was held May 1 and 2 at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu. It was presented by STEMworks, a statewide initiative of Maui Economic Development Board Inc. More than 1,000 educators and students from more than 100 schools and 215 industry partner ...

Portuguese festival set at Heritage Hall

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The Portuguese Association of Maui will present its annual Festa Portuguesa Maui from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Festa Portuguesa Maui is supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the ...

Teachers recognized at Lahaina school

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Duke’s Beach House recently recognized four educators at Lahaina’s Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School as Educator of the months of December, January, February and March. Fifth-grade teacher and grade-level chair Pamela Kaniho was awarded the December Educator of the Month Award ...

School accepting scholarship funds

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Roots School in Haiku announced that it has become a participating School Collaborator with Kamehameha Schools’ Kipona Scholarship Program. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade who have been awarded a Kipona Scholarship may now use these tuition aid funds to attend Roots School. ...

Foundation awards 10 college scholarships

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The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Inc. has awarded 10 high school seniors from Maui County scholarship awards in its annual Legacy Scholarship Program. Lahainaluna High School senior Stacia Eng has been selected as Maui District’s Finalist, winning a $5,000 scholarship. nine other Maui ...

Keiki camp will teach Hawaiian culture

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Maui keiki ages 8 through 16 are invited to join a culturally immersive and educational camp during the week of June 17-21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camp will primarily be led by Vene Chun, a Hawaiian cultural practitioner who has been taught for many years by his elder, Kimokeo ...

Local Briefs

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Introductory course in ki-aikido to begin A public introductory course in ki-aikido for adults and teens will be offered on four consecutive Thursday nights June 6 through 27 at the Shunshinkan Dojo of Maui Ki-Aikido, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ki-aikido is a ...

Dreams come true for two recent UH-Maui College graduates

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It is a rite of passage that takes place every spring in cities and towns from coast to coast. We commonly call it “graduation.” I prefer to call it by its “official” name — commencement. For it truly marks the beginning of a new life chapter for many thousands of students. Late ...

Honor Rolls

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LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses. Grade 10 — Caitlin Raquel Baclay, Ariana Pacleb, Rejina Ria Yagin Grade 11 — Anjanette Patricia Aveno, Hailey ...

Gina Rodriguez to receive MFF Navigator Award

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WAILEA — Golden Globe-winning movie and television actress and champion of the causes of inclusion and women’s empowerment, Gina Rodriguez will accept the 2019 Maui Film Festival Navigator Award, festival founder and director Barry Rivers announced today. Best known as the star of the ...

Man, 65, dies after Kaanapali shark attack

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A 65-year-old man died Saturday after going for a swim about 60 yards from shore fronting the Aston Kaanapali Shores when he was attacked by a shark, according to state and county officials. The California resident, identified by police as Thomas Smiley, was unresponsive when he was brought ...

Case still open; family of missing hiker in Wailuku seeks help

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Police confirmed Saturday that the case remained open for hiker Noah “Kekai” Mina, 35, who went missing in Kapilau Ridge Trail area in Wailuku nearly a week ago. Lt. Gregg Okamoto said there were no updates as of Saturday evening. On Friday, an official GoFundMe page was launched by family ...

Memorial Day ceremony planned

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The Maui County Veterans Council will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday with the theme of “The Forgotten War,” paying special tribute to Korean War veterans. The program will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the lawn area at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery located at 3363 ...

Master plan set to double overall size of Baldwin Beach Park

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Two concepts for the Baldwin Beach Park Master Plan — which could double the size of the current beach park — will be up for public review and comment during an open house on May 30, the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The open house will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. ...

Tentative deal reached in Kihei injection well suit

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A lawsuit over Maui County’s Kihei injection wells — which is a separate and much older case than the current Lahaina injection well suit grabbing headlines — appears to be heading for settlement, both parties acknowledged Friday. In 2009, the Puko‘a o Kama Alliance filed a ...

Water Supply declares Upcountry shortage, reduced usage

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Due to the potential for drier conditions this summer, the county Department of Water Supply on Friday declared a Stage 1 water shortage effective immediately for Upcountry that asks area customers to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10 percent. Water customers in Haiku, Makawao, ...

Beating the heat with dip in Wailuku River

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Dad Drake Daniels of Wailuku helps 17-month-old daughter Noelle work on her swimming technique Friday in Wailuku River near Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley. Daniels, who works as a greeter at Kahului Airport, said the cool valley waters were a welcome relief from this week’s ...