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Honor Rolls

KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL High School First Semester Director’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 9 — Grace Aina, Troy Begley, Analeise Dilley, Kelsey Hendricks, Michael McKinney, Edana Phillips, Keanu Prensky, Caille Santiensanio, Syrine Sekulic, Wllison Shapiro, Andrei Umali, ...

US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announces winner of app challenge

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard recently announced the Maui High School STEMworks Team as the winner of her 2018 Congressional App Challenge. Maya Hickman, Johnel Torrejas, Dane Payba and Katherine Stevens created and developed QuadSolver, a tool to check answers for math problems involving the ...

Local Briefs

Superintendent of park will speak Natalie Gates, superintendent of Haleakala National Park, will speak to members of the American Association of University Women on Saturday at Moose McGillycuddy’s in Kihei. The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the speaker at 11 and ...

Seven-part series on brain health will begin on Thursday

Interest in brain health is at an all-time high — fueled in part by the rising numbers of adults affected by Alzheimer’s disease. And Maui has a new advocate for local families who are impacted by this disease. In September, Christine Spencer was hired as the Maui regional coordinator with ...

Keiki Story Time for Maui Ocean Center members

Read Aloud America will kick off 2019 with an exclusive Keiki Story Time for Maui Ocean Center’s members from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 in the center’s Makai Theater. Joanne Laird, program director for Read Aloud America, will present a story time geared toward children ages prekindergarten ...

Fundraiser aims to grow keiki literacy program

Book Trust Hawai‘i will host its seventh annual fundraiser, “Extravaganza: The Odyssey,” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 23 at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. This Greek-themed literary celebration features a Mediterranean feast by Four Seasons Maui Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst, live ...

Omidyar Fellows Program recruiting for Cohort VII

Change-makers and leaders statewide are invited to apply for the seventh cohort of the Omidyar Fellows. Founded in 2012, the program seeks to cultivate the conditions in which Hawaii thrives by equipping mid-career leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively ...

Gathering transforms soup into social good

HI SOUP is partnering with Malamalama Maui to host its first Neighbor Island soup event on Maui from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. For a donation of $15, attendees will receive soup and bread made by Kyra Bumble of More Pleaze and a vote. A ballot may be ...

JCS to present Nihon Bunka award

Japanese Cultural Society of Maui President Deron Furukawa recently announced that Ronald Fukumoto and Rinko Jeffers will receive its prestigious Nihon Bunka Award at its annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s) dinner on Jan. 26 in the Elleair Rainbow Room at the Maui Beach Hotel. The Shinnen Enkai ...

Pa‘ia Bay Beachfest begins Saturday

Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center & Positively+KAI will present the 22nd annual Pa‘ia Bay Beachfest on Saturday and Jan. 20 on the beach at the PYCC in Paia. The family-oriented bodyboard and surf competition is a showcase for Maui’s young bodyboarders and surfers to display their ...

Winners announced for video cooking contest

To engage students 12-18 years old, a countywide Grow, Eat, and Think Local Video Cooking Contest was launched by the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service in fall 2018. In partnership with Mill House Executive Chef Taylor Ponte, the competition promoted the farm-to-table concept ...

Conservation leadership program seeks applicants

Applications are now being accepted for Na Hua Ho‘ohuli i ka Pono, a service-learning program specifically designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. Host agencies for the Summer 2019 Program are the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, Maui Invasive Species ...

Applications available for HRYF scholarships

Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation is a nonprofit charitable corporation founded in 1976. Its main objective is to provide scholarships for Hawaii youths to further their education after high school. The 10 Rotary clubs on Maui and Lanai are now accepting applications for this scholarship award. ...

Gala will benefit chamber orchestra

“Play On!,” a gala benefiting the Maui Chamber Orchestra, will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Olowalu Plantation House. Tickets are $125. There will be heavy pupu, drinks and a full program of live classical music. Supporters who purchase a gala ticket by Friday become ...

Local Briefs

PCA announces quarterly meeting Pukalani Community Association’s first quarterly meeting of 2019 will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the downstairs meeting room of the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. The program will include a review of the December Christmas Fair and Electric Golf ...

Make 2019 the year you spend more time outside

The Hawaiian language includes over 200 words for rain with a subset of names specific to a place. Hawaiian rain names recognize that what falls from the sky can be delicate (lilinoe, kili, uaoa); windblown (lelehuna); showery ( a naulu); cold (kili hau or ua ‘awa); or rainbow-hued (uakoko). ...

Roots School recieves $15,000 FLEX grant

Roots School in Haiku recently received a $15,000 FLEX grant from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. The statewide FLEX grant is particularly competitive because funds are unrestricted and may be used for any variety of needs that a nonprofit organization has. “FLEX was created to provide ...

Lanai Senior Center receives gift donations

Gift bags of household goods courtesy of Young Brothers Ltd. were gifted to seniors at the Lanai Community Senior Citizen Lunch at the Lanai Senior Center. Held on Christmas Day every year, the luncheon provides Lanai’s community members in their golden years with a hot meal, gift bags and ...

Maui AIDS Foundation to host Mardi Gras Maui

Maui AIDS Foundation will host Mardi Gras Maui at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku. Tickets are on sale at www.mauiaids.org and in person at Maui AIDS Foundation, 1935 Main St., Suite 101, in Wailuku. VIP tickets for the King’s Feast are ...

‘Fuel Up’ promotion, car wash, to benefit MADCC

Maui Adult Day Care Centers has been selected as the 2019 first-quarter beneficiary of Ohana Fuels’ “Fuel Up. Do Good.” community giving program. When motorists visit a nearby Ohana Fuels location and fill up with gas, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to MADCC. In addition ...