Community News

Piano recital at Waipuna Chapel

Piano students of teacher Kathleen Hamilton will present a recital at 3 p.m. Saturday at Waipuna Chapel in Kula, located at the intersection of Omaopio Road and Kula Highway. Sixteen students, ages 7 to 16, will perform a variety of piano compositions.The event is free and open to the ...

In the Service

Air Force Airman Trentyn S. Tavares graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:The Kihei Lutheran Church Endowment Committee has notified two programs on Maui, Women Helping Women and Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui, that they are each the first ...

5 seniors receive total of $22K in scholarships

The Wailea Community Association awarded at total of $22,000 in scholarships to five Maui seniors at a recent reception at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant in The Shops of Wailea.The winners, the school they attend and the college they plan to attend follow:* Dayna Aulani Domingo Asuncion, Maui High ...

Bantay Association of Maui awards scholarships

The Bantay Association of Maui, under the leadership of Thelma Suyat, presented two $1,000 scholarships to a pair of graduates at their respective high schools' award night.Lilia Valdez, the association's scholarship chairperson, presented the scholarships to Cassidy Cortez and Jenebee ...

CMP awards scholarship

Tiana Bautista of Maui High School has received the 2015-16 Civilian Marksmanship Program Youth Scholarship.She will receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship from CMP based on marksmanship participation, grade-point average and merit, to be used toward a pursuit of higher education.Eligible ...

Molokai student a national HOSA scholarship recipient

Luke Kikukawa of Molokai High School and his teacher John Van Ornum, along with Brittney Ann Copp of Campbell High School and her teachers Laura Harada and Michelle Hatami, will be recognized from more than 750 applicants for national HOSA future health professionals scholarships, according to ...

Maui Portuguese Cultural Club presents scholarship to Justin Mitchell Cravalho

The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club has awarded its 2015 education scholarship to Justin Mitchell Cravalho, a graduating senior at Maui High School.He receives $1,000 to assist him at Northern Arizona University, where he will pursue a degree in civil engineering.Cravalho has been on the National ...

Local Briefs

Taro expert will lead workshopMaui Nui Botanical Gardens will host a Kalo (taro) Workshop led by cultural practitioner and accomplished farmer Jerry Konanui at 9 a.m. on Saturday.Konanui has provided statewide educational workshops and demonstrations since the 1960s and is an expert in kalo, ...

Water Conservation Poster Contest draws 495 entries

The Department of Water Supply's sixth annual Water Conservation Poster Contest drew 495 entries from more than 25 public, private and home-schools countywide.Students portrayed the theme "Make Every Drop Count" and included a water conservation message in their artwork.The goal of the contest ...

Maui native serves with Navy helicopter squadron

A 2010 King Kekaulike High School graduate and Maui native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced helicopter, the MH-60R Sea Hawk.Petty Officer 2nd Class Kaikona Hendershot is a naval air crewman for tactical helicopter ...

New rates, classes at UH Maui Fit for the summer

UH Maui Fit is offering a new monthly rate and some new fitness classes during its summer program, which begins Monday.Those who sign up for summer membership by May 30 will be entered in a drawing for a 64-ounce hydro flask.The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College is open ...

In the Service

Private First Class Jarred Anthony Sagadraca, 20, of Wailuku graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on May 8. Sagadraca successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 52 recruits in Golf Co 2nd ...

A new beginning for graduates, a celebration for the community

Sometimes during the academic year, in the midst of project deadlines, homework, exams and competing commitments, it's not uncommon for students to wonder why. Why are they working so diligently to complete that degree or certificate? Why are they sacrificing time and money to pursue their ...

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 - Charlie Abreu, Kamakoa Almasin, Anya Amaral, Alexia Barcus, Lexy ...

May Day program at Lahaina Civic Center

King Kamehameha III School will be celebrating its annual May Day Ho'ike at 9 a.m. Friday at the Lahaina Civic Center.The students who will represent the king and queen at this year's festivities are King Kdin Dias and Queen Pi'ilaniwahine Ka'eo.The royal court representatives are princesses ...

Preschool music program earns Maui Girl Scout the Gold Award

After 12 years in Girl Scouting, Maui High School senior Kiana Miyoko Hiranaga, daughter of Paul and Beverly Hiranaga of Kahului, recently received the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award at a statewide presentation on Oahu.The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. ...

Holy Ghost Feast begins Saturday

The Kula Catholic Community will hold its annual Holy Ghost Feast on Saturday and May 24 at the Holy Ghost Mission in Waiakoa.On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., there will be games and a bouncing castle for children; baked goods, farmers market, jams and jellies, flowers and plants and craft ...