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Community News

Pukalani association will meet

The Pukalani Community Association quarterly meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center’s downstairs meeting room. Agenda items include a discussion on recycling with Stacia Ash, County of Maui recycling specialist; wireless operations with ...

Local Briefs

Youth orchestra will perform Sunday The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Baldwin Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature more than 30 student musicians in grades 3-12 on stringed, ...

Food safety: Rat lungworm and beyond

One of the most important elements of nutrition is food safety. Regardless of how healthy a food may be, if it contains pathogens, or disease-causing organisms, the food will not be safe to eat. With the spike in rat lungworm cases on Maui, residents are becoming more aware of the need for ...

‘Cannabis as Medicine’ talk at medical society meeting

Gregory Park, M.D. will speak about “Cannabis as Medicine” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Maui County Medical Society meeting in the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College. Nonmember physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses are ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL Second Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses. Grade 10 — Jay Marie Baptista, Eunice Hanaya Gaper. Grade 11 — Krizhna Bayudan, Natalie Brown, Francis Bui, ...

2017 Summer FUN Guide

Beginning Ki-Aikido Ages: 6 to 17. Sponsor: Maui Ki-Aikido. When: Times and days vary depending on age. Where: Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St., Wailuku and Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, 91 Pukalani St., Pukalani. Description: Students learning the basics of aikido. Classes ...

The Last Harvest

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. sounded the death knell of sugar on Maui and in Hawaii on Jan. 6, 2016, when it announced the end of operations at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. after the 2016 harvest. The announcement was abrupt and caught many off guard, but was not totally ...

Volunteers clean West Maui shoreline

Lahainaluna High School’s carpentry shop hosted its annual beach cleanup April 1. Participants included Lahainaluna’s Career and Technical Education program and Lahaina Canoe Club. The volunteers picked up an estimated 3 tons of trash from the shoreline. The cleanup started from Ukumehame ...

5 ‘Peace Heroes’ recognized

Maui Seasons for Peace held its signature annual Maui Peace Hero Awards Ceremony on March 24 in the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Pilina Multipurpose Room. The event has been held annually since 2002. Maui Peace Heroes are “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Receiving ...

Community makes a difference at Haleki‘i-Pihana Heiau cleanup day

A community volunteer project to clean and beautify a significant Hawaiian cultural site in Central Maui was accomplished March 11 and 12, thanks to efforts from an Eagle Scout, members of a local church and others. A group of at least 40 people turned out March 11 to support Eagle Scout ...

MUI Toastmasters clubs hold speech competition; 4 advance to states

Sarah Hambek captured the trophy and the title of “Best Speaker” among all four Maui Toastmasters clubs in a speech competition held on March 25. Hambek represented the No Ka Oi Club. In second place was Kimberly Parker from the Maui Club. A Table Topics Speech Contest was also held, ...

Local Briefs

Service project planned in crater Volunteers are being sought for a service project in Haleakala Crater with the Friends of Haleakala National Park. The project will take place April 22-24. The group will hike into the crater, stay free in Holua Cabin and work on protection of native plants. ...

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival benefits 3 Maui nonprofits

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, the state’s premier culinary event, raised a record $394,000 for local beneficiaries following another successful year. Fourteen nonprofit organizations received checks during a Mahalo Reception for the 2016 festival held on March 7 at Neiman ...

Drones playing big role in invasive species removal efforts

Your mission: Find a few invasive silk oak trees scattered across a 35,000-acre ancient cinder cone that resembles a Bundt cake. Dead ends and backtracking are the norm as you navigate up and down and across the slope, trying to locate and reach the trees. Such is the task facing the crews of ...

Handmade corsage for senator

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono visited Hale Makua Health Services in Kahului on Feb. 24 to share lunch and talk story with residents and staff. Among the residents was 94-year-old Olive Silva, who presented Hirono with a rose corsage that she handmade out of ti leaf, which she calls one of her “many ...

Maui High School students recieve recognition at CTSO convention

Maui High School’s Career and Technical Education programs competed at the annual 2017 Hawaii Career and Technical Student Organization Convention Feb. 23-24 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Oahu. CTE programs are designed to address the complexity of technology and the dynamics of ...

Red Cross recognizes Maui volunteer

Island Energy representatives John Mauer and Carina Tagupa (from left), 2017 Maui Volunteer of the Year Elaine Olson and Hawaii Red Cross CEO Coralie Chun Matayoshi are shown at the American Red Cross of Hawaii Centennial Heroes Breakfast March 4 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui names Youth of the Year

Amanda Caires, a 16-year-old sophomore at King Kekaulike High School, was selected as the 2017 Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui on March 15 during the Gene and Ruth Freedman Youth of the Year event held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Caires represented the Makawao ...

In the Service

Pfc. Joseph Kuano‘o DeLima of Kihei has completed Recruitment Sustainment Program training in the Army National Guard, with graduation on March 5 at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu. He completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in October 2016 and advanced individual training at ...

Rotarians participate in literacy program

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Maui Rotarians joined forces to read the author’s books to 1st-grade students across the island as part of Hawaii Rotary’s weeklong “5 Million Words Challenge” Feb. 27-March 3. The literacy program was a partnership between Hawaii Rotary ...