Community News

Community of volunteers clean beach

Families, local groups, clubs and businesses joined forces to clean Waiehu Beach Park on March 2. Malama Maui Nui, in partnership with Blue Zones Project Maui and Sharkastics, facilitated more than 140 volunteers. In less than two hours, more than 12 acres of county park, shoreline, roadside ...

Book Trust’s new Hawaii director is Maui resident

Book Trust has selected Maui resident Katie McMillan as its new Hawaii director. Her position became effective Jan. 1. McMillan will lead the organization’s fundraising efforts in Hawaii and be responsible for overall outreach, program and communications to build a community of diverse and ...

Sponsor opportunities available for Made in Maui County Festival

The Maui Chamber of Commerce has announced that sponsorship opportunities are available for its sixth annual Made in Maui County Festival, to be held Nov. 1-2 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Considered Maui County’s largest products show, this award-winning event will ...

Young Maui filmmakers honored

A team of four high school students from Maui Huliau Foundation’s youth filmmaking program recently won the Silver Award for their film submission to the 2018 Ocean Awareness Contest. Sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, the Boston-based nonprofit created the contest to teach ...

‘Paint Out’ celebrates young artists

Youths in grades 3-12 learned painting techniques Feb. 17 during the Maui Plein Air Youth Outdoor Paint Out at Campbell Park in Lahaina. Their instructor was artist Darice Machel McGuire, owner of E-Art Studio. Maui Arts League and Honu and Frida’s restaurants sponsored the free painting ...

Zenshin Daiko will mark 20th anniversary with trip to Japan

Zenshin Daiko will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday by taking a trip to Japan. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to teaching taiko to children and sharing it with the community. Zenshin Daiko has performed all over Maui and the Neighbor Islands and in California, Wisconsin, ...

Local Briefs

Photo workshop set on mountain Haleakala National Park’s 2019 Artist in Residence, astrophotographer Stan Honda, will hold a public night sky photography workshop at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Headquarters Visitor Center in the park’s Summit District (7,000-foot elevation). The New ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Grade school students at St. Anthony School participated in the Kids Heart Challenge and the school raised more than $11,000 for the American Heart Association. St. Anthony ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Upper School Third Quarter Head of School’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Alana Battad, Cleo Borthwick, Maile Dougherty, Lucy Dustman, Evan Elsasser, Sean Fleetham, Noah Garcia, Robert Gibbons, Lona Girardin, Carver Glomb, Jessica Griffiths, Ethan ...

Maui TechOhana delivers insights for entrepreneurs

A packed house gathered to network and listen to Michael Powers at the Feb. 6 Maui TechOhana event presented by the Maui Economic Development Board and Hawaii Technology Development Corp. The event sold out two weeks prior with huge interest by the Maui tech community to learn and absorb from ...

King Kamehameha III School to present Ho‘ike

King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina will celebrate its annual Ho‘ike at 8:30 a.m. Friday on the school campus. The students who will represent the king and queen at this year’s festivities are King Ka‘eo Furtado, son of Michael Furtado and Malia Wong, and Queen Ella ...

Hui No‘eau recognizes an ‘angel’ with award

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center presented its Angel Award to Anne-Marie Forsythe during its Art Affair on Feb. 23. The event recognizes champions in the community for their extraordinary contributions with an the Angel Award. Past recipients have included George Allan, Bob Flint, Joe and Bev ...

Use of Akaku media topic of talk

Nicole “nico” Fisher, marketing and community outreach coordinator of Akaku Maui Community Media, will be guest speaker at the noon to 1 p.m. meeting on Monday of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului. Fisher will speak about Akaku resources via a presentation ...

Local Briefs

Wild animal welfare subject of free talk “The Clear Case for Compassionate Conservation: Living in a World Where All Animals Matter,” a talk by Liv Baker, Ph.D., will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Compassionate Conservation is an emerging, ...

Plan in place to contain spread of sap-sucking naio thrip

From Maui’s coastlines to our mountain slopes, the naio tree provides shelter for native animals and helps prevent erosion. Naio is a shape-shifter: It can be a crawling prostrate shrub or an 80-foot-tall towering tree. It’s versatile and adaptable. Along the shore, naio plants easily ...

Iao School MATHCOUNTS team advances to state competition

The Maui Chapter of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers announced that the Iao Intermediate School team coached by Lynette Zakabi and assistant coaches Michael and Quinton Wong took first-place team honors at its annual MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition on Feb. 9 at Maui Waena ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL Second 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 — Tiana Maxine Agres, Nicole Asianah Antiado, ...

Maui Seasons for Peace hosting Peace Heroes awards ceremony

Maui Seasons for Peace will present its annual Maui Peace Hero Awards event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the University of Hawaii Maui College Pa‘ina Building on the ground floor. Maui Peace Heroes are “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Selected to receive the award at the ...

LahainaTown Action Committee presents two awards at meeting

The LahainaTown Action Committee presented its Volunteer and Business of the Year Awards during its annual meeting on Jan. 28 at the Pioneer Inn Courtyard in Lahaina. Hawaii Gelato was named 2018 Business of the Year, and Waiola Church was named 2018 Volunteer of the Year. “Both recipients ...