Community News

New buses for rural riders

Maui Economic Opportunity recently received two new buses, one on Lanai and another in Hana, with a grant from the county. Debbie Cabebe, CEO of MEO, said that “rural communities are in desperate need of reliable transportation. These buses help to fulfill that need.” Hana Branch Manager ...

Ocean water quality test results will be shared

A free presentation about ocean water quality along the coast of South Maui will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei. The talk will feature data collected at 20 South Maui sites by the community-based ocean water quality ...

Center to showcase Okinawan dance and music presentation

The community is invited to enjoy an afternoon of Okinawan music and dance from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Okinawa Cultural Center in Wailuku. Admission is free to the family-friendly event. Three teachers received an Apprentice Mentoring Grant in 2019 from the Hawai‘i State ...

Keiki clothing exchange in Kula

There will be a Children’s Clothing Exchange for ages newborn through 12 at Waipuna Chapel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. People are invited to bring clothing that their doesn’t fit their child anymore and exchange them for an equal number of items that do. Waipuna Chapel is located ...

Local Briefs

Hawaiian chamber announces meeting Teri Freitas Gorman, outgoing president of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, will be the featured speaker at the group’s annual meeting Wednesday at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant in the Paina Building at UH-Maui College in Kahului. ...

Ohia’s genetic diversity may contain key to disease resistance

Ohia is both a pioneer — the first to grow on new lava — and a protector — hosting and sustaining birds, insects, and plants throughout Hawaii. Ohia is at home in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem in the islands, from the wettest rainforests to the leeward slopes of dryland forests. Its ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School Fourth Quarter Head of School’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Kekai Apana, Asia Davidson, Jeaneau Dugied, Cody Frampton, Esken Guarin, Tynan Hagan, Erika Hammer, Tulip Hori, Byron Joiner, Brooke Karatsu-Boteilho, Malia Luther, Lucia ...

Outstanding Maui Filipino community leaders named

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce has announced the four recipients of the Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards to honor outstanding leadership and contribution to the community. The awardees are: • Melen Agcolicol, owner and operator of Copy Services. • Dionicia Cabias, staff supervisor ...

Student wins grand prize in peace poetry contest

Fifth-grade student Stella Garnier from Sacred Hearts School was the grand prize winner for Maui County in the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Contest. Former President of the African Americans On Maui Association Gwyn Gorg, speaking before an audience of 160 people, ...

PWF plans World Oceans Day activities

Pacific Whale Foundation is observing World Oceans Day on Saturday with a host of activities beginning with ocean-related movie shorts at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Monday at Paia Bay Coffee. Screenings will include “Tourism vs Shark Fishery,” featuring Madison Stewart (aka Shark Girl); “Finding ...

Study examines the impact of snorkelers on popular reef

The impact of snorkelers on a popular Hawaii reef will be the topic of a free presentation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center. Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is hosting this free talk that will share methodology and findings from a carrying capacity study of ...

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 ...