Community News

Kay Fukumoto featured speaker at chamber social

Kay Fukumoto will be the featured speaker at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s social at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Maui Tropical Plantation Tram Station in Waikapu. As director of the Maui County Office of Economic Development, she will discuss how the office works with the ...

‘Sunscreen Police’

Maui students Taylor Redman (left) and Kiana Liu made a presentation at Kupu’s Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge July 10 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Their Maui Huliau Foundation video, “Sunscreen Police,” shows how students from Maui provide reef-safe sunscreen to beachgoers ...

Severe weather subject of free presentation

Steven Businger, the chairman of the University of Hawaii Department of Atmospheric Sciences, is offering a free presentation called “Severe Weather in a Warming World” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center. “My talk will cover the evolution of recent ...

Grant funds available for adult day health program

Hale Makua Health Services announced that thanks to a grant from the May Templeton Hopper Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, $120,000 in adult day health scholarships for elderly clients who reside at home or with family will be awarded over the course of three years. The organization is ...

2 Molokai students receive scholarships and laptops

Two Molokai High School graduates have been awarded $2,000 each, a laptop and a Da Kine backpack by the Kukui Malamalama Scholarship program in memory of Kekuhaupio Likua. The scholarship is administered by the Friends of Molokai High & Middle Schools Foundation. The Kukui Malamalama ...

Planet Fitness awards Maui teen a $5,000 scholarship

Planet Fitness Inc. has awarded Tahiti Ahsam of Kahului a $5,000 scholarship for her efforts to create a kinder world for today’s youths as part of the company’s Judgement Free Generation philanthropic initiative, which aims to prevent bullying and promote kindness everywhere. The award ...

Local Briefs

Rabbi will share personal stories “We Salute Israel” is the title of an interactive lecture that will be presented by visiting lecturer Rabbi Liat Yardeni Tuesday at Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. There will be refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 6. ...

‘Opihi treasured as a cultural delicacy

‘Opihi picking is a dangerous dance between the rocks and surging sea. Within seconds, the horizon disappears as a wave crashes against the rocks with a thundering force. The eruption of seawater engulfs the shoreline with a fury of white water. As the chaos subsides, a small window of safety ...

Help for homeless program

Members of Ala Lani Methodist Church present a check to the Salvation Army in the amount of $696.83 for its homeless program on Maui. Pictured are Salvation Arms Corps Officer Romelia Howard (from left), Susan Buxton, Floresita Bistoyong, Lenora Shrewsbury, Terry Buxton and Lt. Steven Howard.

Portuguese association awards scholarships

The Portuguese Association of Maui awarded scholarships to four college-bound students at a luncheon July 7 at Heritage Hall in Paia. Each award was for $1,000: • Brianna N. Leval is a 2019 graduate of St. Anthony School who plans to become a doctor specializing in family medicine. She will ...

In the Service

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Edilito C. Ranchez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Cancer wellness retreat offers scholarships

Twenty-four scholarships are available for individuals to attend the Maui Cancer Wellness Retreat 2019 Sept. 20-22 at Napili Kai Beach Resort. Scholarship funds were raised from the recent Royal High Tea and Garden Tour at Lona Ridge benefiting the retreat. In its third year, the three-day ...

Paid conservation internship deadline extended

The application deadline has been extended for three positions for Na Hua Ho‘ohuli i ka Pono’s Ho‘oilo 2019-20 term. Na Hua Ho‘ohuli i ka Pono is a paid service-learning program designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. Host agencies for the available ...

Rotarians clean out closets to assist people in need

Paula Baldwin of A Cup of Cold Water recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset and told members that the organization that aids homeless and needy people in the community could use clothing and shoes. A Cup of Cold Water provides a food and clothing distribution service and uses a ...

Maui United Way campaign raises more than $890,000

With the help and support of the local community, Maui United Way raised just over $890,000 this year, which will go toward 33 health and human services programs in Maui County, according to an announcement. The campaign was made possible as a result of more than 300 businesses and ...

Sen. Baker recognized by AARP

To honor her integral work supporting Hawaii’s family caregivers, AARP has named Maui state Sen. Roz Baker as a 2018 “Capitol Caregiver.” Baker is among a bipartisan group of 65 elected officials from 24 states. These leaders advanced policies that support family caregivers who help ...

Kupa‘a Award recognizes A&B’s partnership with nature center

Hawai‘i Nature Center presented its inaugural Kupa‘a Award to Alexander & Baldwin in recognition of more than 30 years of partnership and financial support. The award was presented at HNC’s annual “Green Gala” fundraiser held on May 24 at The Pacific Club on Oahu. HNC created ...

Local Briefs

Surgical options for obesity topic of talk Maui weight loss specialist Dr. Arthur Chasen is offering a free informative seminar to discuss obesity on Tuesday. He will be discussing surgical options, risks and benefits, and the lifestyle of obesity. This seminar will take place in the Maui ...

STEMulate program gives students a glimpse into their futures

As educators, we talk about “preparing our students for the jobs of the future.” Realistically, however, we can’t predict what those jobs will be. We do know that we need to do more than supply our students with information. All the information they need is readily available. This ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL Fourth Quarter Principal’s Commendation List 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Note: (+) denotes students with grade-point average above 4.0 because of student work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 9 — Tiana Maxine Agres, Nalu Akiona, Wehiwa Aloy, ...