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Honor Rolls

KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL High School First Semester Director’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 9 — Hazel Bello, Anna Dorland. Maile Fahnestock, Kiana Haugg, Jack Heller, Braden Hendricks, Suhaila James, Sophie Mandella, Lily Mariani, Micaiah Mercado, Charlotte O’Brien, Daisy ...

Endo is queen of Chrysanthemum Festival

Emma Mika Endo, 16, of Wailuku was crowned queen of the 67th Chrysanthemum Festival Dec. 7 at Kihei Community Center. The queen is a junior at Baldwin High School and the daughter of Randall and Patti Endo. The princesses are: • Alexis Camara, 16, of Makawao, a junior at King Kekaulike ...

Hotel association names Charity Walk chairperson

Chris Rabang, general manager of The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, has been named chairperson of the 2020 Charity Walks on Maui, Molokai and Lanai by the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association. “Being born and raised here, it is an honor and privilege to be named the 2020 Charity Walk chairperson ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL First 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 11 — Lance Christian Abut, Alexa Camryn Acosta, Abigail Akamine, Ashley Akamine, Elizabeth Ankney, Caitlin ...

Local Briefs

Rotary Club offers curbside tree pickup Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will offer curbside Christmas tree pickup service in Paia, Haiku, Makawao, Pukalani and Kula from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 4. A $10 donation per small tree, and a minimum donation of $20 per large tree will help support the ...

UH-MC culinary students create prize-winning cakes

Two University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program students have been named winners of a product development competition sponsored by King’s Hawaiian. The UH-MC Culinary Arts Program students were charged with creating three-layer, refrigerated cakes “made of sweet, soft based ...

Mahalo concert at Kihei Charter School

South Maui Learning Ohana will host its “Mahalo to the Community” holiday concert 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Kihei Charter School, 650 Lipoa Parkway, Maui Research & Technology Park, for appreciation of support and a successful first year at the school. Admission at the door is $5 and ...

Sentry Tournament of Champions plans free youth events

The 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions and Maui Arts League will host a free keiki “Paint and Putt” at Campbell Park on Front Street in Lahaina from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 29. There will be snacks, golf skill games and prizes. The art workshop requires registration and is available ...

Rotary Club of Maui service project benefits Hale Makua

The Rotary Club of Maui presented 10 chairs to Hale Makua Kahului on Nov. 14 for use in the Aloha Cafe dining room. The presentation culminated a two-year beautification project, which consisted of repainting the dining and activities rooms and fundraising for the procurement of new dining room ...

Admiring their handiwork

Les “Moki” Takatani (from left), Creighton Low, Alika Akana and Ka‘eo Ornellas admire their handiwork after installing a pump (center foreground in front of Ornellas’ shoes) at Waiohuli Hawaiian homestead Dec. 14. The electrically powered pump will draw water for irrigation from the ...

Scholarship program for graduating seniors

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Inc. has officially kicked off its 2020 Mamoru and Aiko Takitani scholarship program for graduating seniors in Hawaii to receive financial support and recognition for their hard work and academic achievement. Students will be selected from more than ...

General speaks to cadets

United States Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Timothy Connelly talks with Baldwin High School JROTC students last week. Connelly is the commanding general of the 9th Mission Support Command, which is the most geographically dispersed reserve command, with units in Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, Samoa, Guam and ...

Local Briefs

Real estate topic of presentation Jason A. Economou, government affairs director for the Realtors Association of Maui, will be guest speaker at the noon to 1 p.m. Monday meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului. Economou will ...

Family learns about its Puerto Rican heritage at Santiago/Corniel reunion

The Santiago/Corniel family reunion took place the weekend of Nov. 23-24 at Kalama Park in Kihei. Approximately 275 relatives responded, according to Kathy Click, one of the organizers. Many live on Maui, and a few traveled from the Big Island, Oahu and Kauai. Several family members flew in ...

Teens get primer on leaving foster system

The foster care system usually ends its support for youths when they turn 18. In anticipation of this, the state Judiciary partnered last month with HI HOPES Hawaii (Foster Youth Board) to invite foster care teens and young adult graduates to Dream Day, where they can access information and ...

Local Briefs

Cheerleading team removes rubbish The Hawaii All Stars cheerleading team held a community cleanup project Nov. 30 in conjunction with Matson’s Ka Ipu ‘Aina program. A truckload of trash was removed along Kahului Beach Road. Coach Kealii Molina said participating in service projects like ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Servco Foundation has announced the 19 nonprofit recipients of $20,000 grants as part of its $1.5 million Centennial Service Campaign. From June 1 through July 14, nominations were ...

Pink Patch donation presented to PCF

Maui Police Department Chief Tivoli Faaumu presented a check Nov. 26 for $2,771 to Nancy LaJoy, executive director of the Pacific Cancer Foundation. The money was raised through sales of pink MPD patches throughout the month of October. This was a first for the Maui Police Department, and ...

Ka Lima O Maui presents awards

Ka Lima O Maui had its annual meeting and Thanksgiving award luncheon on Nov. 22. The celebration marked 64 years that Ka Lima has served the Maui community. Highlights included guest speakers Mayor Michael Victorino and cultural practitioner Kimokeo Kapahulehua, both longtime supporters of Ka ...

Sailor from Maui recognized

Mauian Arthur Wake, U.S. Navy personnel specialist seaman, takes control of USS Gerald R. Ford ship rudders in the pilot house. Wake was recently named “Wolverine of the Day” for his “valuable contributions” to the ship. Wake was recognized for “dedication and initiative of going ...