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Nominations open for nonprofit awards

The Maui Non Profit Directors Association is accepting nominations for its Community Business Award, Humanitarian Award and Maui County's Outstanding Nonprofit Executive Director.Nominees and winners will be announced at the MNPD's annual Legislative Pau Hana Event at 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Hui ...

Five Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission's Troop 40 honored five new Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in Boy Scouting, at a Court of Honor on June 26 at the Wailuku temple. The honorees and their Eagle Scout projects are:* Corin T. Nishimoto, son of Daron and Dawn Nishimoto. Refurbished garden and painted ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset awards its first ‘Go Green’ scholarship

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset awarded its inaugural Go Green academic scholarship to Sophia Jorgensen on June 21 during its weekly club meeting. Jorgensen received $2,500 toward earning a degree in environmental science. She will be attending Connecticut College in the fall.Selected from a ...

Business know-how for Lanai residents

Maui Economic Development Board President and CEO Jeanne Skog addresses workshop attendees during the Entrepreneurs' Toolkit Bootcamp held at the Lanai Senior Center June 25 and 26. Seventeen Lanai residents gathered for the presentation, which is part of MEDB's Innovation Series. The free ...

Workshop set on Lanai

Lanai residents interested in learning more about how to run their business more profitably may attend a free workshop, "Pinching Your Pennies: Finance for Small Businesses," from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Lanai Senior Center. It is being presented by the Maui Economic Development Board as ...

Maui Chapter, HSTA officers begin their three-year terms

Alan Isbell officially began a three-year term this month as the newly elected president of the Maui Chapter, Hawaii State Teachers Association.The Wailuku Elementary School 4th-grade teacher replaced Lester Kunimitsu, a Baldwin High School graphic design teacher who was subject to term limits ...

Local Briefs

Voting open for GO PINK T-shirt contestThe Maui police and fire departments are teaming up with the Pacific Cancer Foundation for its annual GO PINK campaign. Members from each department have submitted designs for this year's T-shirt. To vote for a favorite Police Department T-shirt and Fire ...

3rd annual Molokai Math Competition encourages elementary-age ‘mathletes’

Molokai High School student Erik Svetin started a new annual math competition for Molokai elementary school students three years ago."I wanted to share my love and enthusiasm of mathematics with other younger students on island," said Svetin. "My goal was to encourage other students to pursue ...

Makaha Sons to headline benefit for Hale Makua

The Makaha Sons will be the headline performers at Hale Makua Health Services' annual fundraiser, "Kokua for Kupuna."The event will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. This benefit will celebrate the nonprofit organization's 70th year of providing ...

New cleaning company assists recovery center

Maui Cleaning Care will donate a portion of proceeds from every cleaning to a local nonprofit and has decided to start with Malama Family Recovery Center, according to a news release.Maui Cleaning Care's owners, Adam and Margaret Rysmanowski and their daughter Angelica Kowal, recently moved to ...

Italian American Club of Maui presents scholarships

The Italian American Club of Maui recently presented scholarships to two Maui High School graduating seniors. Charwin Kenneth Andaya was awarded at $1,500 scholarship and Nichol Torrecer-Hutchins was awarded a $500 scholarship.Andaya has plans to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa and ...

New board members

Janet Betsill (from left), Sarah Hambek, Mitch Mitchell and Karen Oura were recently installed on the board of directors for Hale Makua Health Services. Outgoing directors Michael Munekiyo and Alice Lee were recognized for their years of service.

Maui Hawaiian chamber seats new board and officers

Members of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce have elected officers for the coming year and welcomed two new members to serve on the board of directors. Kimokeo Kapahulehua blessed the new board at the chamber's first meeting of the new fiscal year on July 5.New President Teri Freitas ...

Award recognizes efforts to keep invasive species out of Maui County

Tamara Sherrill was the 2016 recipient of the Malama i ka Aina Award, presented June 18 in a ceremony at the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals' Lawn and Garden Fair held at the Maui Mall.The award is presented annually to recognize an individual or business working within the ...

Lions clubs hold joint installation

A joint installation of officers for the Lions clubs on Maui was held June 14.New officers include:Airport Lions - Cecelia Hoopai, president; Joe Frye, first vice president; Susan Kaili, second vice president; Frances Quiniones, secretary; Amy Matsumoto, treasurer; James Kaili, membership ...

Free workshops for grieving adults

Dayle E. Spencer, author of "Loving Allie: Transforming the Journey of Loss" and "Loving Spirit, Self-help for the Journey of Loss," will be offering a pair of free, two-day grief recovery workshops on Maui in July and August.Spencer and her family lived on Maui for almost 20 years. Since the ...

Lions project will help Hospice Maui

The Lions Club of Kahului and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation were scheduled to collaborate on a "Weinberg Friends Program" community project at Pukalani Elementary School on Saturday. Lions Club members will begin their project of landscaping and maintenance on the mural that ...

Local Briefs

Native plants topic of free presentation"Landscaping with Coastal & Low Elevation Native Plants" is the title presentation by Tamara Sherrill that will be offered during the 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals on Tuesday at UH-Maui College Community ...

Bright future for UH-MC hospitality and tourism grads

Everyone knows the visitor industry is the engine that drives our economy - throughout the state of Hawaii as well as right here in Maui County.According to the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, tourism statewide represents fully one-fifth of our economy. More than 600,000 people are employed in the ...

Cemetery conservation taught at Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Thirty-five students and professionals from around the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Rim gathered June 1 at Kalaupapa National Historical Park to learn the art of cemetery preservation.This 10-day, intense, hands-on field school, titled "Grave Marker Preservation and Lime Mortar Workshop," ...