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Community News

Couple receives Malaikini public service award

On the first night of Hana’s Aloha Festivals Celebration, Oct. 19, it was announced that the 2019 Tiny Malaikini Mea Kokua Award — the community’s highly coveted recognition for public service — was awarded to co-recipients John Lind and Tweetie Lind. The couple were chosen because ...

Environmental stewardship celebrated in West Maui

An estimated 250 people attended the Ridge to Reef Rendezvous at Kahekili Beach Park in north Kaaanapali Oct. 26. The annual event celebrates ridge to reef environmental stewardship in West Maui, now in its landmark 10th year. The event featured interactive outreach booths hosted by ...

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission celebrates 120th anniversary

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission celebrated its 120th anniversary Oct. 20 at the temple grounds in Wailuku. The mission was established in 1899 with the arrival from Japan of the Rev. Hojun Kunisaki of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism. A commemorative service was held that recognized keiro kai ...

Molokai’s James Espaniola receives Kako‘o ‘Aina Award

James Espaniola, an officer with the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Maui District, received The Nature Conservancy’s Kako‘o ‘Aina Award last month at a community gathering on Molokai. Established in 2006, the award honors individuals who have provided significant and ...

Catch and release fishing tournament winners announced

The fourth annual Keiki and ‘Ohana Catch & Release Fishing Tournament was held Oct. 26 within the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area as part of the 10th annual Ridge to Reef Rendezvous. Fifty-three youths and their families entered the tournament. Winners in the tournament’s ...

The Maui Farm pays tribute to volunteer of year

The Maui Farm has announced that Tiara Sylva has received its first “Volunteer of The Year” award. “We are grateful for each of our wonderful volunteers,” said Executive Director Stacey Moniz, “and wanted to highlight the importance of their contributions. We decided that naming a ...

Local Briefs

Luncheon supports suicide prevention Mental Health America of Hawaii will present a Maui Suicide Prevention Luncheon for community leaders and supporters from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kahili Golf Course’s Nahele Banquet Room in Wailuku. The aim of the event is to increase awareness ...

Hana community shares message

Project Ho‘omana is an effort by Hana High School 9th grader Pristine Perry and her sister, 10th grader Tyra-Li Perry, to make youths in Hana aware of the danger of alcohol and drug use. The girls kicked off their effort on Oct. 22 with a sign-waving effort that drew 80 participants.

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL First Quarter Na Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students) Pookela 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 10 — Edwin Barrett IV, Liam Bausch, Zachary ...

Eagle Scout project conserves historic artifacts at museum

Life Scout Ledan Kano‘eau Delatori led a group of Scouts from Troop 79 who conserved historic artifacts at the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina on Oct. 7. Several volunteers also participated in the program. Through the Eagle Scout project, the group learned about conservation methods for ...

Conservation positions open at park, sanctuary

Kupu is looking for individuals passionate about preserving the natural environment at Haleakala National Park and Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. Kupu’s Conservation Leadership Development Program offers intensive entry-level experience in preparation to establishing a career within the ...

Service trips set at national park

The Friends of Haleakala and Haleakala National Park will host a service day at the plant nursery in the Summit District 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5, and another in the crater from Nov. 11 to 13. Volunteers interested in the nursery service day should call 572-1584 for a reservation. Most of the ...

Philippine consulate announces outreach

The Philippine consul general in Honolulu will be conducting a mobile outreach on Maui for passport renewal, dual citizenship, authentication and other consular services Nov. 23-24 in the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui Mall, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului. Reservations are ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Maui’s La‘akea Village was the second quarter beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels “Fuel up. Do good.” Community Giving Program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations ...

Local Briefs

Halloween program set at Kahului library Children are invited to dress up for Halloween at 3 p.m. Thursday at Kahului Public Library. Mr. Kneel (Neil McIntyre) performs as a hip-hop emcee and beatboxer. This free one-hour performance is suitable for all ages. No reservations are needed. Young ...

Shelter builds playground for youths

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers Inc., a shelter for homeless individuals on Maui, recently held a blessing ceremony to celebrate the completion of a community playground at its Central Maui facility. The playground was made possible by grants and donations from Kaiser Permanente ...

History Theatre returns to Lahaina Nov. 1 and 2

History Theatre returns to Lahaina at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 in Waiola Church Graveyard, 535 Wainee St., where a cast of characters will bring to life the stories of Hawaii’s past. History Theatre will feature three dramatic monologues, telling stories from the viewpoint of the people that ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset adopts Hana school; collects school supplies

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset President Heidi Dollinger and Vocational Service Chair Tori Taylor recently presented 40 boxes and bags of school supplies and a check for $850 to the students at Hana High and Elementary School for school supplies. Youth Service Chair Erica Gale provided the large ...

Employees polish their speaking skills

Employees of Destination Maui recently celebrated their graduation from the Speechcraft Program put on by No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club. The eight-week speech training program for employee groups provides participants with the opportunity to polish their speaking and leadership skills. For more ...

Master gardeners discuss fruit fly management

Fruit Fly Management is the title of a free class to be taught from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 by Maui Master Gardeners. Attendees will be provided with their own baited traps. The class will be at the UH-Maui College Community Services Building. Call 244-3242 for more information or to RSVP.