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Maui Filipino chamber holds election

The 2016 officers and board of directors for the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce and Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation were selected at the chamber's general membership meeting in November.Elected to serve are:* President: Maria Katrina "Kit" Zulueta.* Vice President: Joaquin ...

Some sea creatures inspire Christmas-related names

With Christmas just around the corner, visions of candy canes and Christmas ornaments may be dancing in our heads. A holiday mood must have prevailed when certain sea creatures were named, or perhaps the creatures themselves conjured images synonymous with this special time of year.The candy ...

WCA announces annual Keiki Kalikimaka Toy Drive

The Wailea Community Association has announced its annual Keiki Kalikimaka Toy Drive."Over the past 12 years our annual Keiki Kalikimaka Toy Drive has been extremely successful, thanks to the generosity of the residents and guests of Wailea Resort," said Bud Pikrone, general manager for the ...

Rotary Clubs break collection records for Maui Food Bank

For the 12th consecutive year, the nine Valley Isle Rotary Clubs collected a record-breaking amount of food for the Maui Food Bank at a "Rotary Gives Thanks" food drive the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Rotarians manned collection tables at six places of business. Over 6,500 pounds of food was ...

Free programs at Kihei library

Kihei Public Library will offer the following free programs this month. All programs will be conducted in the children's area; young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver:* Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. - "Storyteller Ann Nehaya Walsh: The Wisest of Creatures." Walsh will present a daring ...

Maui teachers receive grants

Three Maui teachers are among the 45 public school teachers across the state to receive a portion of nearly $20,000 awarded by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union as part of its "Investing in Education" program.The grants are intended to help state Department of Education teachers obtain supplies ...

Session about vet assisting program

Windward Community College is preparing more graduates to enter Hawaii's veterinary workforce by expanding its Veterinary Assisting Certificate program to Maui. The WCC Veterinary Assisting program will begin at University of Hawaii Maui College in January.Students can attend a free information ...

Butterflies swarm Upcountry

FIRST PHOTO: Monarch butterflies swarm blooms on a eucalyptus tree at Kula Botanical Garden earlier this month.SECOND PHOTO: Owners Warren and Helen McCord said the trees had been covered by butterflies for three weeks, adding they had never seen so many butterflies in the trees since they ...

Worthshop Series to be held at Andaz

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is hosting the fifth year of the Worthshop Series events Dec. 10-11 at the Andaz Maui at Wailea resort.Founded on the idea that the world has plenty of conferences where people pitch, sell and then go back to their normal routine, Worthshop has a tradition of ...

Keiki Ukulele Contest winners announced

Hula Grill Ka'anapali hosted its 19th annual Keiki Ukulele Contest on Oct. 10.Thirty-two keiki, from 1st through 12th grade, performed in front of restaurant patrons and a panel of judges.Here are the top three finishers in each category:Solo Division, Kindergarten-4th grade: 1. Tulip Hori, 2. ...

Inn to hold open house

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono will present Lei of Aloha 9, its annual open house celebrating the holiday season and benefitting Hokulani Holt's halau hula, Pa'u O Hi'iaka, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.The inn is at 2199 Kaho'okele St. (at the corner of High Street) in Wailuku.There will be free ...

Local Briefs

Plant sale Saturday at UH-Maui CollegeThe University of Hawaii Maui College annual Christmas plant and ceramic sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the college's greenhouse and ceramics studio.The Introduction to Horticulture students have grown nine varieties of poinsettias, ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL1st QuarterPrincipal's List4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Ghenesis JHay Balaan, Mark Anthony Balanay, Victoria Blando, Nicole Rose Buere, Janae Bulosan, Clarissa Mae Cabusas, Joebelle Daludado, Angelica Joy Daoang, Jacsen Donohue, Maya Hickman, Joshua Philip Ibe, ...

63rd Chrysanthemum Festival to be held Dec. 5

WAILUKU - Teens from four Maui high schools are vying for the 63rd Chrysanthemum Festival crown, a Japanese cultural event that raises funds for scholarships and historical preservation programs for Maui's Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans, the sponsor of the festival.The event will be ...

Keiki hula contest winners announced

The annual Hula O Na Keiki children's hula competition celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.The event, held Nov. 13 and 14, is a way to help preserve Hawaiian culture through ancient dance and music, a news release said. It was held at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.Children ages 5 to 17 ...

Local Briefs

Ceremony held to honor Eagle ScoutsHigh school seniors Shane Ribucan and Jake Mateaki recently received their Eagle Scout Awards at the Makawao Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.They received the Boy Scouts' most prestigious award from their scoutmaster, Gregory Page. Also ...

Hale Mahaolu’s Eileen Miranda retires after 36 years of service

A celebration was recently held at Hale Mahaolu's Elua Community Hall honoring Eileen Miranda for her 36-plus years at Hale Mahaolu as executive secretary to Roy Katsuda, executive director.Miranda was honored for her years of service by her colleagues, friends, family and many residents of ...

Rotarians help repair Scout camp

On Oct. 24, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Kahului helped repair the Girl Scouts of Maui's Camp Piiholo, which was severely damaged last year from Tropical Storm Iselle."We are so thankful for the Rotary Club of Kahului for their tremendous efforts in painting and clearing areas at Camp ...

‘Moku‘ula by Moonlight’ event Wednesday

A "Moku'ula by Moonlight" free celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park, 525 Front St. in Lahaina.Hawaiian mele, mo'olelo and mana'o will mix when host Ata Damasco shares the stage with Maui elders who tell their stories about Lahaina, ...