Community News

Students perform acts of kindness

Wailuku Elementary School students practiced Random Acts of Kindness on Oct. 22-26 in conjunction with Unity Day on Oct. 24. Students wrote their acts of kindness on paper banana images and hung them on a Kindness Tree in front of Room C-9. The activity was part of National Bullying Prevention ...

MEDB encourages businesses to ‘embrace their financials’

The Maui Economic Development Board kicked off its 2018 Startup Weekend Maui Series with “Pinching Your Pennies: Finance for Entrepreneurs” on Oct. 30. Held at MEDB’s Malcolm Center, more than 20 attendees got a real taste of “beer math,” down and dirty math, minus the ...

MNPDA bestows awards during annual meeting

The Maui Non Profit Directors Association held its annual Meeting and Leadership Awards Ceremony at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The event was attended by more than 100 nonprofit directors, volunteers, community members and sitting politicians and ...

Home remains affordable

Carolyn DeMott (standing left) and her son River beam with joy as she is handed the keys and a welcome packet for her permanently affordable Na Hale O Maui home in Kihei. This marks the second sale of the affordable Na Hale O Maui home. NHOM repurchased the home from the first homeowner, who ...

MHLA presents Po‘okela Awards

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association honored individuals as well as a superior overall property and business that contributed to Maui’s hospitality industry through exceptional service, professionalism and the “aloha spirit” at a ceremony Sept. 21. This is the second year for the ...

Local Briefs

Pillars of health topic of free talk “The Pillars of Health: Your Foundations for Lifelong Wellness,” a presentation by John Pierre, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kihei Community Center. Subjects include the four principles that provide a strong foundation for lifelong ...

Restriction could support flower farming, keep pests at bay

In the spring of 2017, Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary, urban horticulture extension agent with UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, was on a hunt. She was trying to determine which ornamental plants imported to the state posed the greatest risk of carrying pests and diseases and ...

Honor Rolls

IAO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL First Quarter Renaissance Cardholders Iao Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. Gold Card 4.0-3.8 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Zion Ah You, Joseph Andrade, Maria ...

Girls rewarded with ‘puka of blue above Puu Mahoe’

Despite flash-flood warnings over all Maui the weekend of Oct. 12, the Girl Scouts of Troop 770, 772 and 923 kept their plans for a two-night campout at Puu Mahoe. They were rewarded with a “puka of blue above Puu Mahoe,” reported campers, while most of leeward Haleakala — Kula to Kanaio ...

AIA Maui awards two scholarships

Alvin Yoshimori of the Maui Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented $1,500 academic scholarships to two Maui County graduating seniors at the AIA Maui July general membership meeting. The recipients were Erica Pilotin, a Seabury Hall graduate enrolled in the University of ...

St. Anthony takes title at land judging contest

Six high schools competed in the Conservation Awareness Program — Land Judging Contest Oct. 25 at Bobby Pahia’s farm in Waikapu. The contest provides students an opportunity to learn about Hawaiian soil and water resources, then allows them to demonstrate what they have learned about ...

Wailuku projects recognized for community outreach, research

The county Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Maui Redevelopment Program and its consultant team, won statewide recognition recently for community outreach and research efforts for their Wailuku redevelopment (reWailuku) projects. The Hawaii Chapter of American ...

Local Briefs

Bowls for Keiki will benefit cancer fund Bowls for Keiki, a benefit for the Pacific Cancer Foundation’s Children’s Cancer Fund, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at Nalu’s South Shore Grill in Kihei. Street Bikers United Hawaii Organization, Kimokeo Foundation, the Maui Organization ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Upper School First Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Nanea Andrade, Alana Battad, Isabel Bennett, Nichole Bland, Cleo Borthwick, Mark Dent-Brocklehurst, Maile Dougherty, Lucy Dustman, Evan Elsasser, Sean Fleetham, Chloe Gangnath, Noah ...

Aquarium moves closer to opening humpback whale exhibit

On Oahu’s north shore, the tranquil town of Kahuku is defined by Hawaii’s natural beauty and fusion of local cultures. Nestled between the dramatic Koolau Mountains and world-class surf destinations, it’s home to a small community that enjoys the simple life away from the bustle of urban ...

Stone-oven baking workshop for keiki

Heritage Hall will conduct its final free workshop on baking bread in an outdoor stone oven from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. The workshop is for families with at least one child ages 8 and older. At least one parent must accompany the children. Covered shoes for ...

Royal Order awards six $1,000 scholarships

Each year the Royal Order of Kamehameha Moku ‘O Kahekili Helu ‘Eha and Na Wahine Hui ‘O Kahekili Helu ‘Eha give scholarships to kamaaina high school students of merit. This year, the Scholarship Committee awarded six exemplary students a scholarship of $1,000 each to continue and ...

Chrysanthemum Festival marks 66th year

Five Maui high school teens are vying for the crown of the 66th Chrysanthemum Festival, a Japanese cultural event that raises funds for scholarships and the historical preservation programs of the sponsor, Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans. The event will be Dec. 8 at the ...

Rick Nava is grand marshal of Keiki Halloween Parade

The three Rotary Clubs of Lahaina will be leading sponsors, with support from the County of Maui and LahainaTown Action Committee, in the 40th annual Keiki Halloween Parade on Wednesday. The parade will start at 4 p.m. from the corner of Papalaua and Front streets. Participants will march ...

Free tree giveaway, cultural activities at botanical garden

The 15th annual Arbor Day Hawaiian Tree Giveaway at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The gardens will partner with Maui Electric Co. and the Kaulunani Forestry Program to give away 1,500 trees (one tree per person, any age). Free Hawaiian cultural ...