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COVID-19 pandemic creates added anxiety for Maui’s cancer survivors

Katherine “Kat” Barthels of Kihei is a two time melanoma cancer survivor and has more on her mind nowadays. “I am dealing with new challenges now, one challenge has been my three-month dermatology appointments were canceled so I am now doing my own body scans to monitor any suspicious ...

‘Share and Care’ program helps cancer ‘warriors’

To address the new challenges of supporting cancer survivors during these unprecedented times, Katherine Barthels, an alumnus of the Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats, recognized the need for a stronger community support system. Along with cancer survivor Jacky Mulder, they created weekly “Share ...

Foundation helps stock pantry on Molokai

Nancy La Joy, executive director at Pacific Cancer Foundation, and Patient Navigator Avette Ponce from Molokai General, teamed up to help realize a cancer survivor food pantry on Molokai. “One of the markets on Molokai had to close for a couple of weeks and we were worried about ...

Hawaii Nature Center launches video series

With life indoors mandated for Hawaii and schools closed, the nonprofit Hawai Nature Center has developed HI Nature, an online video series for children, ages 6 to 11, that delivers nature education. The series is featured at www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEddp_dtdkovHdd3Hv-jDQ. The ...

Pet of the Week

Are you or someone you know looking for a cute and cuddly couch companion? Then we should meet! My name is Roni and I’m a 7-year-old senior lady that’s looking for a warm lap and a full food bowl. I can be very chatty when you first meet me, but pick me up and hold me like a baby and I’ll ...

Local Briefs

3 earn Aloha ‘Aina Leader award Three graduating seniors from Maui County schools were named 2020 Aloha ‘Aina Leader Award recipients by Kanaeokana, the Kula Hawai‘i Network, for emboding aloha ‘aina leadership in their schools. They were selected by their school teachers and ...

College’s Denise Cohen brings expertise to pandemic response

It’s like deja vu all over again for Denise Cohen, Ph.D., professor of nursing and head of our Campus Health Center. A graduate of our own nursing program, she has been on active duty since 1981. Not only has she worked through the SARS epidemic of 2002-03, the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, the Zika ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter Principal’s Commendation 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, Kyra Alexis Bautista, ...

5 full scholarships available for UH-MC Culinary Arts Program

Thanks to an anonymous donor, there are five scholarships available for students wanting to enter University of Hawaii Maui College’s award-winning Culinary Arts Program. “This incredibly generous gift allows us to give some of our high school applicants and non-traditional students an ...

Mayor donates 200 N95 masks to hospital

Mayor Michael Victorino donated 200 N95 masks to Maui Memorial Medical Center May 8. He personally delivered the masks to ICU physician Dr. Mike Shea and a team of nurses and medical staff. “We want to thank our mayor and the County of Maui for their continuous support and for doing ...

Two BHS students win Wahi Pana essay contest

Two Baldwin High School students earned helicopter trips into Hanawi or the Nakula natural area reserves and a hike to the anchialine pools of ‘Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve for winning the Wahi Pana essay contest for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Alijah Bertelman placed first and ...

Professional headshots support Maui Food Bank

Aubrey Hord Photography and the Maui Food Bank are partnering to offer the Maui community a way to upgrade professional headshots while providing much needed support for those in need as part of the Maui Headshot Project. The project is designed by owner, Aubrey Hord, to benefit select Maui ...

Local Briefs

Free portraits for graduating seniors Karma Hill Photography has teamed up with Sugar Beach events in Kihei to offer free professional graduation photos for Maui high school seniors. Appointments are being scheduled May 23 and 29 at Sugar Beach events in Kihei. For details, visit ...

Nursing student receives $2,000 Soroptimist grant

Mikiala Maynard was selected the 2020 recipient of the $2,000 Maui Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award. Maynard currently is enrolled in the nursing program at the University of Hawaii Maui College. She is in her second year of the program and will be graduating with her associate degree in ...

Pet of the Week

Want a friend that wants to shower you with a ton of love? Then you have got to meet me, Kiki! I’m a snuggly 7 year old that was suffering with lots of allergies when I came to MHS back in February. Thanks to all their hard work, we found out that I need to be on a special diet; that’s got ...

Virtual village supports Maui’s caregivers

Family caregivers often experience social isolation and the current pandemic makes the risk of isolation more likely. What can we do as a community to alleviate isolation while following safe social distancing principles that have helped to flatten the pandemic’s curve? We can create a ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School Third Quarter Head of School’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Madeline Baldwin, Jack Bendon, Isabelle Brown, Sasha Brown-Roth, Zachary Bush, Kaileigh Cabanilla, Maile Freeland, Jasmine Gorman, Crew Granum, Kelan Janneck, William Judge, Skylar ...

Masked volunteers lend a hand

Masked residents help protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19 while volunteering to serve their community. Bob Goodmanson (right) helps with food boxes at Maria Lanakila Church’s food drive on April 23. The event was hosted by Surfrider Foundation-Maui Chapter, Kanu Hawaii, ...

Maui Pops Orchestra presents 3 scholarships to young musicians

Two Baldwin and one Lahainaluna high senior were awarded the Auriol Flavell Student Scholarship Awards for Young Musicians by the Maui Pops Orchestra. The winners are: • Marielle Ellorin, a percussionist with the Maui Pops Orchestra, Maui Chamber Orchestra, Maui Youth Philharmonic and a ...

A Cup of Cold Water back on the road

A Cup of Cold Water, a shared outreach ministry of the Episcopal Churches of Maui and other supporters, restarted operations April 24 in Central Maui after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The weekly Wednesday runs cover homeless populations in old Wailuku town, Kanaha Beach ...