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Community News

Shelter builds playground for youths

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers Inc., a shelter for homeless individuals on Maui, recently held a blessing ceremony to celebrate the completion of a community playground at its Central Maui facility. The playground was made possible by grants and donations from Kaiser Permanente ...

History Theatre returns to Lahaina Nov. 1 and 2

History Theatre returns to Lahaina at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 in Waiola Church Graveyard, 535 Wainee St., where a cast of characters will bring to life the stories of Hawaii’s past. History Theatre will feature three dramatic monologues, telling stories from the viewpoint of the people that ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset adopts Hana school; collects school supplies

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset President Heidi Dollinger and Vocational Service Chair Tori Taylor recently presented 40 boxes and bags of school supplies and a check for $850 to the students at Hana High and Elementary School for school supplies. Youth Service Chair Erica Gale provided the large ...

Employees polish their speaking skills

Employees of Destination Maui recently celebrated their graduation from the Speechcraft Program put on by No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club. The eight-week speech training program for employee groups provides participants with the opportunity to polish their speaking and leadership skills. For more ...

Master gardeners discuss fruit fly management

Fruit Fly Management is the title of a free class to be taught from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 by Maui Master Gardeners. Attendees will be provided with their own baited traps. The class will be at the UH-Maui College Community Services Building. Call 244-3242 for more information or to RSVP.

Local Briefs

Student ranked nationally for skills Anica Ancheta of Iao Intermediate School is one of the top 300 middle school scientists in the country, Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced Sept. 4. The students were selected from a pool of 2,348 applicants from 37 ...

Scholarships available for students

A-1 Auto Transport, a Maui car shipping and moving company, is offering scholarships to eligible students in Maui County. The annual scholarships are renewable and are awarded in the sum of $250, $500 or $1,000 every year. To qualify, students must be currently enrolled at an accredited ...

Fans donated to school

Mark Vaught, operations manager for East Maui Irrigation (from left); Chad Goodfellow, CEO of Goodfellow Bros. Inc.; Joanne Higa, interim principal of Kahului School; and Shan Tstusui, Sr. vice president of operations for Mahi Pono are shown with 35 electric fans that Mahi Pono and Goodfellow ...

Grant pays for supplies

St. Anthony School teacher Anita Dunn (center) was presented with a $500 Helen Pouch Grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution on Aug. 22. She is shown with Rosetta Hiranaga (left) and Barbara Kenrich, both from the Daughters of of the American Revolution. Only two grants are ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School First Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Pohaikealoha Roback Grade 7 — Taylor-Love Cravalho, Haven De Silva, Jaime DeLima, Kaila Ann Foster, Bransyn Hong, Kalia Kaneta, Alaula Kaopuiki-Santos, Zaysha-Maelee ...

Preserving recollections

Wallette Pellegrino, the current main interviewer for the “Preserving Our Recollections” television program that talks story with longtime Maui County residents, greets people during a gathering Sept. 17 at the University of Hawaii Maui College for those who have been featured on the ...

Program a perfect fit for Boy Scout Troop 1

Boy Scout Troop 1 of Kahului joined the Fleming Arboretum’s “Camping for Volunteers” program in August, accomplishing projects supporting the arboretum’s mission to preserve native plants, forests and wildlife. The Fleming Arboretum offers camping for community groups in a 17-acre, ...

Event will celebrate women

PELT Women’s Collective is hosting its first event from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 at Makawao Union Church’s Community Hall. The collective was established this year on Maui to promote community building and personal development. According to a news release, this interactive workshop will help ...

Aloha House graduates 131 of its participants

Recent graduates from Aloha House residential substance abuse treatment program participated in a graduation ceremony Sept. 12 at Paia Community Center. Graduates’ friends and family members joined the festivities to honor their loved ones’ accomplishments as graduates celebrated their ...

Local Briefs

Job fair for persons with disabilities Ka Lima O Maui, a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities attain job skills training and employment services, will host its eighth annual Job Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Binhi at Ani–Filipino Community Center ...

‘Mental health is as real as physical health’

More than 200 people joined the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk Maui at Keopuolani Park on Sept. 29. The event raised $18,000 for the foundation. The walk was led by Tiare and Roger Agdeppa. She is a registered nurse case manager for behavioral health and he ...

Nonprofit directors announce nominees for annual awards

Lt. Gov. Josh Green will be the keynote speaker, with remarks from Mayor Michael Victorino, at the Maui Nonprofit Directors annual Meeting and Leadership Awards Oct. 17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The events start at 5:30 p.m. with heavy pupu and no-host cocktails. The 2020 board ...

Foundation will honor Legends of Lahainaluna

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation’s seventh annual Legends of Lahainaluna, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at Lahainaluna’s Hale Pa‘ina. The event was created to honor individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the school and the Lahaina community. ...

Ocean Guardian Awards Gala set at Andaz Maui

The Surfrider Foundation’s Maui Chapter will honor leaders in environmental protection at the fourth annual Ocean Guardian Awards Gala from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Andaz Maui in Wailea. The annual fundraiser is a celebration of Surfrider Maui’s volunteers and supporters and the ...

Think tank meeting will have 2 facilitators

Alberta de Jetley of Lanai City and Claire Kamalu Carroll of Hana will be guest facilitators at the 126th Business in the Think Tank meeting organized by the Maui Business Brainstormers. The meeting will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui County Business Resource ...