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MEO officer speaker at Rotary luncheon Debbie Cabebe, CEO of Maui Economic Opportunity, will be guest speaker at Rotary Club of Kahului’s weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine, 100 West Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului MEO is a private, nonprofit community action ...

Making lei on Arbor Day

Master Gardeners Lanie Demmon (from left) and Gail Gnazzo admire Craig Demmon’s lei po‘o during an Arbor Day observance Nov. 2 at Maui Nui Botanical Garden in Kahului. The annual event, held in conjunction with Maui Association of Landscape Professionals and the County of Maui, included the ...

Community service theme of essay contest

Natalie Dzubian, a student at King Kekaulike High School, is among seven Hawaii students who won $500 for essays that described “How We Can Create and Inspire Change with Fifty Hours of Community Service Work.” The contest was administered by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission. The ...

Rotary tradition gives 3rd graders dictionaries

Kihei Rotarians are marking 20 years of providing dictionaries to students on Maui. The program was started in 1999 by Dr. John R. “Dick” Moore and his wife, Marilyn, who wanted to celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary by giving 160 3rd graders at Kihei and Kamali‘i elementary schools ...

Pukalani Superette customers appreciated

Pukalani Superette, “your easy-does-it store” since 1955, hosted its annual “Customer Appreciation Month” in October. The winner of the first week’s prize drawing on Oct. 9 was Spenser Lau, who walked away with a $100 Pukalani Superette gift certificate. On Oct.16, Jade Kostka won ...

Scholarship applications due soon for ‘Duke’s Sports’

As a tribute to Olympic swimmer and gold medal winner Duke Kahanamoku, the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation scholarships are awarded to competitors in “Duke’s Sports” — surfing, sailing, swimming, diving, canoeing, water polo, kayaking and volleyball. Applicants should demonstrate ...

Car wash will benefit Maui Ki-Aikido students

Maui Ki-Aikido students and instructors will wash cars for the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Ceramic Tile/Maui Design Center, on the corner of Kaahumanu Avenue and Kahului Beach Road (across from Sears). The event is a benefit for the nonprofit martial art organization’s Suzuki ...

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Ensemble to perform at Baldwin Home The free Hawaiian Music Series featuring the Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in Lahaina. Kamehameha Schools Maui ...

Eagle project completed at Fleming Arboretum

Shion Ward of Boy Scout Troop 100 of Kula completed his Eagle project at the D.T. Fleming Arboretum in Ulupalakua to earn the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor — the Eagle Scout Award. Ward, a senior at Seabury Hall and son of Ben and Hiroko Ward, planned, organized and directed his ...

Seabury girls finalists in cybersecurity talent competition

Seabury Hall girls finished third in the state and 47th overall nationwide in the nation’s largest high school cybersecurity talent competition, Girls Go CyberStart, designed to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap in the U.S. Sophomore Lyn Chen traveled to the Governor’s Office Oct. 11 ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI HIGH SCHOOL First Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Some students earned higher than 4.0 grade-point averages because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 12 — Angelica Acaso, Christian Alonzo, Christine Alonzo, Kenneth Branden Alquisalas ...

Chinese Heritage Festival at Wo Hing Museum

Chinese culture will be celebrated at the Chinese Heritage Festival at Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse from 4 to 8 p.m. at 858 Front St. on Nov. 16. Admission is free. The festival will feature a “Taste of China” with five unique Chinese food booths, each booth offering “tasting size” ...

Presentations focus on 2019-20 whale season

NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei will host a pre-whale season brief from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 726 S. Kihei Road. The sanctuary will provide presentations about the upcoming 2019-20 whale season, along with displays and demonstrations of equipment ...

One thing could reverse chronic disease says medical doctor

“What Your Doctor Didn’t Learn in Medical School Could Kill You,” a free lecture by Laurie Marbas, M.D., will be presented Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku at 7 p.m. Most doctors in medical school do not learn the one thing that could reverse chronic disease and stop ...

Holiday Craft Fair set at Heritage Hall on Monday

Heritage Hall will host its Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. Free parking is available on-site. Heritage Hall is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that houses cultural resource centers to honor Puerto Rican and Portuguese immigrants to Maui. ...

Local Briefs

Little Chef Big Chef Gala happens Friday The Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui’s Little Chef Big Chef Gala will take place from from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. Hawaii Medical Service Association is the title sponsor. Little Chef Big Chef is a culinary arts program ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL First Quarter Principal’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Bernadette Acaso, Melody Star Achay, Jazmine Alviedo, Geleisha Amor, Jescyl Kliere Anton, Marilou Asuncion, Arianna Jade Aurelio, Raeven Aubrie Bala, Edrei Bugtong, Ivan Ace Bulosan, John ...

Noble Chef gala supports culinary arts program

University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program will present its 2019 Noble Chef fundraising gala Nov. 22 at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. The event will run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kea Lani Ballroom and Gardens. Featuring the students and faculty of UH-Maui College Culinary Arts ...

Seeds of Service Day

Volunteers install a bathroom cabinet unit at a Habitat for Humanity building project on Maui on Oct. 26. Shown (from left) are Christina Cyr, AmeriCorps construction crew leader; Erin Lau, girlfriend of the homeowner, Corey Vierra; and Lisa Carillo, American Savings Bank vice president and ...

The Shops at Wailea’s Keiki & Pet Costume Contest winners

The Shops at Wailea hosted its third annual Keiki & Pet Halloween Costume Contest Oct. 27. This year, The Shops partnered with Alaska Airlines to award the Grand Prize winner with two round-trip tickets to anywhere in the United States that Alaska Airlines flies: Grand Prize Winner ...