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Pink Patch donation presented to PCF

Maui Police Department Chief Tivoli Faaumu presented a check Nov. 26 for $2,771 to Nancy LaJoy, executive director of the Pacific Cancer Foundation. The money was raised through sales of pink MPD patches throughout the month of October. This was a first for the Maui Police Department, and ...

Ka Lima O Maui presents awards

Ka Lima O Maui had its annual meeting and Thanksgiving award luncheon on Nov. 22. The celebration marked 64 years that Ka Lima has served the Maui community. Highlights included guest speakers Mayor Michael Victorino and cultural practitioner Kimokeo Kapahulehua, both longtime supporters of Ka ...

Sailor from Maui recognized

Mauian Arthur Wake, U.S. Navy personnel specialist seaman, takes control of USS Gerald R. Ford ship rudders in the pilot house. Wake was recently named “Wolverine of the Day” for his “valuable contributions” to the ship. Wake was recognized for “dedication and initiative of going ...

Scholarship accepting student applications

College-bound students may begin applying for the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship to use their education to benefit Maui County. Now in its 17th consecutive year, the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship (formerly the Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship) provides scholarships ...

Free photos with Santa at Maui Mall

Maui Mall has announced its December 2019 holiday schedule of events. Along with free photos with Santa, guests can enjoy keiki activities and holiday entertainment. On Fridays and Saturdays the public is invited to join Santa in Unit A-6, located near Regal Cinemas, to enjoy free photos ...

Local Briefs

Azeka hosts toy collection drive Azeka Shopping Center is sponsoring Toys for Tots Maui again this year and acting as the main donation drop-off location for the 18th annual Toy Run Parade. From 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 14, Street Bikers United will give away bicycles and helmets to 20 previously ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL First Quarter Renaissance Students Kalama Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes students for their academic achievement and community service. There are three levels of recognition to motivate and encourage students to become Pono ...

Coon Brothers Inc. hosts 26th annual Lanai turkey giveaway

On Nov. 23, more than 3,000 Lanai residents attended the 26th annual Lanai Turkey and Rice Giveaway, hosted by the Coon Brothers. Guest of honor Lt. Gov. Josh Green also attended, in addition to public servants of Maui County’s police and fire stations on Lanai. The two-hour event provided ...

Talk focuses on ‘The Coral Pledge’

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council invites the public to a free talk at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center to learn about the “The Coral Pledge,” a new initiative to reduce human impacts on Hawaii’s reefs year-round. The presenter will be Dan Dennison, senior ...

Maui County Bar Association attorneys collect food and cash for food bank

The Maui County Bar Association collected food and hundreds of dollars in donations for the Maui Food Bank at a food drive Nov. 22 at Wai Bar in Wailuku. “This event was a good example of the kind of projects we love to do,” said Damir Kouliev, association vice president and ...

Local Briefs

Friends of Haleakala seek volunteers The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking enthusiastic and fit hikers for a strenuous, two-night backpacking service project in Haleakala Crater Dec. 8 to 10. The volunteers will hike into the crater, and stay free for two nights in Holua Cabin ...

Lions seek hygiene items for homeless

Lahaina’s Mauna Kahalawai Lions, a branch club of Maui Lions Club, is once again gearing up to help those less fortunate. This year, the Lahaina club plans to go out to the homeless not living in shelters and distribute “Fall Blessings Bags.” The club is seeking the community’s help in ...

Restaurant rewards Lahaina school staff

Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Graham Seiki, Michael Arcangel and Lesmond Asuela of Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School in Lahaina as Educator of the Month for August, September and October, respectively. Seiki was awarded the August Educator of the Month Award for working ...

Baldwin graduate serving aboard the USS Essex

Wenny Vallecera of Wailuku has achieved her dream of serving in the Navy. Vallecera graduated from Baldwin High School in 2016, and is now a personnel specialist aboard USS Essex, an amphibious assault ship at Naval Base San Diego. She recently was promoted to petty officer third ...

County of Maui presents Employee of Year awards

County Employee of the Year awards were presented during the 32nd annual Employee Recognition Awards Dinner on Nov. 15 at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center in Kahului. The Hana, Molokai and Lanai winners were presented their awards separately during luncheons in October. Kathryn D. ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL First Quarter Principal’s List 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Note: (+) denotes students with grade-point average above 4.0 because of student work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 9 — Andrew Alonso, Ariana Arase, Jairo Baguio-Larena, Jordan ...

Imua Family Services plans cycling event

Imua Family Services, along with a committee of community-based cycling enthusiasts, has announced the launch on Dec. 1 of what is planned as an annual event, Pedal Imua Gran Fondo. A gran fondo is a type of long-distance road cycling ride which originated in Italy in 1970, and roughly ...

Workshop series to honor Maui’s wahine

The Makena Golf & Beach Club is partnering with the community-based nonprofit organization Ala Kukui to introduce Noenoe Nights at Makena, a collaborative workshop series that uplifts and celebrates wahine (women) as reflections of kupuna (ancestors). Sponsored by the Makena Golf & ...

Cancer survivors continue wellness journey at retreat

The Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats hosted a day retreat for Maui cancer survivors on Nov. 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church by-the-Sea in Kihei. Attendees from the past three retreats were invited to continue their wellness journey with sessions led by Dr. Bridget Bongaard, Wendy MacDonald and Paula ...

Rotary drive collects for Maui Food Bank

For the 15th consecutive year, six Rotary clubs on Maui collected much-needed food for the Maui Food Bank during their recent “Rotary Gives Thanks” food drive. Rotarians manned tables at six Maui food stores, collecting over 3,100 pounds of food and over $5,000 in funds. Participating ...