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Our award-winning Culinary Arts Program

Recognize any of these names? Chef Sheldon Simeon, chef/owner of Tin Roof, “Top Chef” alum and 2022 James Beard Award Best Chef Northwest and Pacific Finalist. Chef Jeremy Choo, innovation pastry chef at King’s Hawaiian. Chef Jonathan Pasion, executive chef, Ko at the Fairmont Kea ...

MEO holds focus group meetings

Local government, private and nonprofit leaders and clients and staff of Maui Economic Opportunity offered their views on top community problems and ways to address them in focus groups organized last week as part of MEO’s effort to formulate a Community Needs Assessment. The nonprofit is ...

Ka Ipu Kukui program seeks applicants

The Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows program will complete its 14th year with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday and is now seeking applicants for its 15th cohort. A Decisions Maui and Focus Maui Nui initiative, Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows program is a yearlong program designed to help develop and train future ...

Maui educator named ‘Teacher of Promise’

Baldwin High School science teacher William Kjontvedt was recently honored with a 2022 Teacher of Promise award for the state Department of Education’s Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area. The annual Teacher of Promise award is granted to a classroom teacher who demonstrates outstanding ...

Kaiser volunteers participate in annual day of service

Nearly 100 volunteers participated in the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Annual Day of Service on June 10 at the Hawaii Land Trust’s Waihee Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii physicians, staff and their family members spent the day working on projects that included ...

Pet of the Week

“Nice to meet ya, I’m Ernest! First things first, I love you already and we haven’t even met! That’s because I love everyone, and they love me too! Because I’m potty trained, love hiking and playing fetch, and I know all the tricks, including sit, lay down, stay, jump, shake, speak ...