Community News

Magician inducted into hall of fame

Lahaina resident Al Ulman, professionally known as “Al The Only,” was inducted into the Michigan Magician Hall of Fame on May 3. Ulman was presented with a certificate of recognition and his name is inscribed on a plaque that will be on permanent display at the American Museum of Magic in ...

Local Briefs

Holy Ghost Feast a 2-day event The 127th Holy Ghost Feast will take place Saturday and June 9 at the Holy Ghost Mission Church, 4300 Lower Kula Road in Kula. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. (Mass) to 5 p.m. June 9. The celebration will include food ...

HADK awards scholarships to 5 public school students

The Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter awarded $4,200 in scholarships to five students of Maui public schools, class of 2019. The recipients were honored at the chapter’s April 23 meeting. The three recipients of the $1,000 scholarships are Joshua Lee and Cassidy Matsuda from Maui High ...

What to do when stung by a sea jelly

A breeze sweeps sand across the beach, the ocean radiates a gradient of turquoise and blue, and the sound of the waves breaking is echoed by the laughter of nearby beachgoers. It’s a seemingly perfect day at the beach — until the rain clouds roll in, you feel the onset of a sunburn, or ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Third Quarter Principal’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — John Andrei Balanay, Juan Miguel Blaza, Dyther Jay Bugtong, Jovan Butac, Isaiah Bailey Cabatu, Taliah Jahnay Cabatu, Mackenzie Chun, Checed Moses Domingcil, Jesse Franco Bacos, Cody Gima, ...

KS Maui announces ‘Aha Mele results

With more than 1,500 people in attendance, Kamehameha Schools Maui High School held its 17th annual ‘Aha Mele competition on May 3 at the Ka‘ulaheanuiok-amoku Gymnasium on the Pukalani campus. ‘Aha Mele is the KS Maui song competition. This year’s theme, “Ka Haku Mele,” celebrates ...

Help sought to be collection sites for breast milk

Breastfeeding Hawaii is seeking hospitals, clinics or businesses in the state that may be willing to be a milk depot or shipping supply site. The organization is the state breastfeeding coalition, and affiliate to the United States Breastfeeding Committee, which is dedicated to protecting, ...

Hawaii STEM competition Maui County winners announced

The 10th annual Hawaii STEM Conference was held May 1 and 2 at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu. It was presented by STEMworks, a statewide initiative of Maui Economic Development Board Inc. More than 1,000 educators and students from more than 100 schools and 215 industry partner ...

Portuguese festival set at Heritage Hall

The Portuguese Association of Maui will present its annual Festa Portuguesa Maui from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Festa Portuguesa Maui is supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the ...

Teachers recognized at Lahaina school

Duke’s Beach House recently recognized four educators at Lahaina’s Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School as Educator of the months of December, January, February and March. Fifth-grade teacher and grade-level chair Pamela Kaniho was awarded the December Educator of the Month Award ...

School accepting scholarship funds

Roots School in Haiku announced that it has become a participating School Collaborator with Kamehameha Schools’ Kipona Scholarship Program. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade who have been awarded a Kipona Scholarship may now use these tuition aid funds to attend Roots School. ...

Foundation awards 10 college scholarships

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Inc. has awarded 10 high school seniors from Maui County scholarship awards in its annual Legacy Scholarship Program. Lahainaluna High School senior Stacia Eng has been selected as Maui District’s Finalist, winning a $5,000 scholarship. nine other Maui ...

Keiki camp will teach Hawaiian culture

Maui keiki ages 8 through 16 are invited to join a culturally immersive and educational camp during the week of June 17-21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camp will primarily be led by Vene Chun, a Hawaiian cultural practitioner who has been taught for many years by his elder, Kimokeo ...

Local Briefs

Introductory course in ki-aikido to begin A public introductory course in ki-aikido for adults and teens will be offered on four consecutive Thursday nights June 6 through 27 at the Shunshinkan Dojo of Maui Ki-Aikido, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ki-aikido is a ...

Dreams come true for two recent UH-Maui College graduates

It is a rite of passage that takes place every spring in cities and towns from coast to coast. We commonly call it “graduation.” I prefer to call it by its “official” name — commencement. For it truly marks the beginning of a new life chapter for many thousands of students. Late ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL Third 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 — Caitlin Raquel Baclay, Ariana Pacleb, Rejina Ria Yagin Grade 11 — Anjanette Patricia Aveno, Hailey ...

Mural will tell a story

Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa was working last week on a mural he is painting in front of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului. He started the project in March and it took him about a week to finish the first image. There are 12 images in total and if he continues at the current pace, he ...

‘Bids for Kids’ benefit takes place Saturday

People for Educational Equality will have its biennial “Bids for Kids,” a fundraiser that will benefit the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina. The evening will include pupu, drinks, music from Paul West and a silent auction. ...

Local Briefs

Toastmaster places second in contest Daniela Fournier, a member of Maui’s No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club, placed second in the District 49 International Speech Contest on Oahu on May 4. District 49 represents the State of Hawaii. The International Speech Contest has the potential to take ...

PYCC awards two scholarships

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center has announced the recipients of the annual PYCC Scholarship Fund, funded this year by the Campbell family. In existence since 2005, the scholarship is open to any multiyear active member of PYCC who is a high school senior, or has a GED, or is in their ...