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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 karmahill.com/free-maui-senior-portraits/.

Karma Hill Photography is also asking for donations to the Maui Food Bank at this event.

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Go Green event in Lahaina canceled

The Go Green recycling event in Lahaina, which was to take place today, has been canceled due to concerns regarding COVID-19.

The monthly event is hosted by Malama Maui Nui in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset and 5A Rent-A-Space. The organizers ask the community to refrain from any illegal dumping and to check the Maui County website for recycling and landfill disposal guidelines.

Go Green typically takes place on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lahaina Cannery Mall parking lot.

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Tropical diseases expert will speak

An expert on tropical diseases will speak about the COVID-19 pandemic to members of the American Association of University Women via Zoom on May 23. The virtual meeting will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:30 and the speaker at 11.

The speaker will be Lorrin W. Pang, M.D., Maui health officer for the Hawaii State Department of Health. He will provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Maui and answer questions. Dr. Pang worked for 20 years with the U. S. Army’s Walter Reed Overseas Research Laboratories in Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, and Geneva to develop drugs and diagnostics for tropical diseases, and he was a consultant to the World Health Organization from 1985 to 2005.

A graduate of Punahou School, Dr. Pang graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry. He received an M.D. and Master in Public Health degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans.

For information on how to log onto Zoom on a computer or phone, contact Catherine Thompson at cathyt808@gmail.com.

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Two Lanai students receive scholarships

Aqua Engineers, Inc. has announced the winners of its fourth annual Employee-Owner Dependent Scholarship Program. This year, eight sons and daughters of four Aqua employee-owners received scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500. Two of the recipients are from Lanai. They are Andre Adams of Lanai High School and Jamahl Adams of Lanai High School and West Point Prep School.

In addition to its scholarship program, Aqua supports the community with a donation program administered by a committee of non-management employee-owners. Aqua has consistently landed on the Hawaii Business Magazine Most Charitable Companies list, donating over 1 percent of its gross revenue in both time and money to charities throughout the State of Hawaii, including many supporting higher education and programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

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