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Afterglow Yoga classes benefit local nonprofit

Maui Youth & Family Services is the nonprofit recipient for Afterglow Yoga's donation-based classes in the months of April and May. Afterglow Yoga studio, at 1942 Main St. in Wailuku, offers a variety of classes including alignment flow, barre, belly dance fusion, kundalini, vinyasa ...

‘Discover ABIT’ draws 32 people

More than 32 participants, many of whom were older, nontraditional students, attended the recent "Discover ABIT" Open House at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus. ABIT is one of the four-year bachelor degree programs offered at the college. It's a unique hybrid degree that emphasizes ...

Local Briefs

'Stop Blaming Your Genes' title of talk"Stop Blaming Your Genes," a free talk by Rosane Oliveira, Ph.D., will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. Oliveira will describe how a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains changes the ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:Close to a dozen Xerox Maui employees and their family members spent April 23 constructing shelving units at the Maui Food Bank. In addition to providing the volunteers to complete ...

Course keeps Maui snake responders on their toes

For many Hawaii residents, the state's snake-free status is a plus. This is especially true for Hawaii's feathered inhabitants. Technically, there are snakes in Hawaii: the native yellow-bellied sea snake that occasionally washes ashore, and the harmless 3-to-5-inch blind snake that dines on ...

Senior College Signing Day

Baldwin High School had its Senior College Signing Day on April 29 in the school's multipurpose room. Forty-eight seniors signed their commitments to attend college after graduation. Students received personalized luggage tags and mini pennants as part of the ceremony. Pictured at the ceremony ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL3rd QuarterRenaissance StudentsKalama Intermediate School's Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service.4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Spencer Birch, Keilana Calder, Alohi Dela Cruz, Lannie Hisashima, ...

Seabury student wins peace poem contest

A 6th-grade student from Seabury Hall is grand-prize winner for Maui County in the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poem Contest.Mayor Alan Arakawa congratulated Evan Lipetz and all the contest winners during an awards ceremony April 22 at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in ...

Gifts benefit Malama’s BabySAFE program

On April 4 the Maui County Office on Aging had a "Baby Shower"-themed staff meeting to benefit local nonprofit Malama Family Recovery Center. Staff members set up decorations, made cupcakes and donated baby-related items like diapers, baby shampoo, diaper rash cream, toys, etc.Malama is the ...

Zipline centenarian

Skyline Eco-Adventures hosted its oldest-ever zipline participant at its Haleakala location to mark his 100th birthday. Nels Gerhard Glesne, a Maui resident, completed all five lines of the course, which includes towering eucalyptus trees, 90-foot drops and a swinging bridge. The course ...

English graduate student wins dissertation fellowship

Kim Compoc, a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has been selected to receive the prestigious American Association of University Women American Dissertation Fellowship for academic year 2016-17. Founded in 1881, AAUW is a not-for-profit ...

Honor society launches toy closet for ‘Wish’ children

Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Sigma Chapter, the honor society at University of Hawaii Maui College, has launched a toy closet to help wish-granting volunteers associated with Make-A-Wish Hawaii break the ice with local children battling life-threatening medical conditions."After attending training for ...

Social media marketing focus of workshop in Kihei May 19

A "Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan" workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 19 at the Maui Research & Technology Center, 590 Lipoa Parkway in Kihei.Nicole Fisher of Skywriting by Nico and Danielle Miller of Miller Media Management will teach the class.The cost is ...

Local Briefs

Dance association plans inaugural ballHawaii Ballroom Dance Association is hosting its inaugural ball on May 9 at the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom. Installation of officers and recognition and appreciation of outgoing officers and volunteer instructors will be during the ...

Cauliflower, rice or lobe? Getting to know common corals

As you swim or paddle over a reef and peer down at a colorful coral, you may find yourself wondering: What is that?Oceangoers determined to identify what they are seeing underwater can simplify their task by getting to know Hawaii's most common corals. Once you know what to look for, many ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL3rd QuarterPrincipal's List4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Jayzerry Boy Badua, Ghenesis JHay Balaan, Mark Anthony Balanay, Joebelle Daludado, Deserie Lynn Del Rosario, Joshua Philip Ibe, Tiana Lei Juan, Kristian Leonel Magaoay, Jeannine Miranda, Ashly Mitchell, ...

Agency wins gold and silver at the Pele Awards

Gilbert & Associates won gold and silver awards at the Pele Awards ceremony April 23 on Oahu. The event is Hawaii's top recognition for excellence in advertising and design.Amy Mendolia, art director, accepted the awards on behalf of G&A. The company won a Silver Pele for its ...

Local Briefs

54th reunion planned for MHS graduatesThe Maui High School Class of 1962 will be holding its 54th class reunion at 5 p.m. Saturday at Tante's Island Cuisine at the Maui Seaside Hotel.The cost is $50 for dinner and entertainment. There will be discussions about next year's 55th reunion.Those ...

Maui High School Junior Promenade held April 9

Jeb Rulloda and Keely Takayama reigned as king and queen of the 2016 Maui High School Junior Promenade held on April 9 at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa.The king is the son of Rupert and Josephine Rulloda while the queen is the daughter of Jason and Kelcie Takayama.Other members of the ...

Hawaii Energy offers 2 free energy-saving kits

For a limited time and while supplies last, Hawaii Energy is offering two energy-saving kits to electric utility ratepayers of Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties.To order a kit, go to www.hawaiienergy.com/kits. Allow four to six weeks for shipping. Choose from one of two kits (limit one of ...