Community News

Program aims to develop future conservation leaders

Applications are being accepted for Na Hua Ho‘ohuli i ka Pono, a service-learning program designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. The Ho‘oilo 2019-20 term will be 19 hours per week from Oct. 14 to June 6, 2020. Participants will earn a biweekly ...

Maui schools in Hiki No program bring home awards

Hawaii students from Hiki No: The Nation’s First Statewide News Network brought home nearly 20 percent of the awards at the prestigious Student Television Network Convention, a rigorous student media competition held recently in Seattle. The four-day event — open to intermediate and high ...

Winners announced in art competition

The office of U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard hosted an awards ceremony on May 12 in coordination with the Hawai‘i Art Education Association and Youth Art Month, where the winning pieces of the 2019 Kaha Ki‘i 2nd Congressional District Art Competition were announced and the high school artists who ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Some students earned higher than 4.0 grade-point averages because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 12 — Tyra Anne Acoba, Rolena Lynn Agpaoa, Chris Ann Alejo, Juliana Andrade, Tricha ...

Conversations to have when determining one’s ability to drive

Car keys are a symbol of freedom, independence, and convenience. But for some they can bring about feelings of stress, worry and danger. The question many caregivers, family members and older adults have is: “When is it no longer safe to drive?” Statistically, older adults as a group are ...

Rotary clubs install rescue tubes at West Maui county beach parks

The three Rotary clubs of Lahaina recently installed 33 yellow rescue tubes at nine West Maui county beach parks. The rescue tubes are to provide assistance to swimmers in distress. “We are very grateful to the strong encouragement and support from retired Battalion Chief Colin Yamamoto ...

Ride of Silence takes place Saturday

The annual Ride of Silence from Kihei to Kahului and back will take place from 8:45 a.m. to approximately noon on Saturday. The ride is conducted in hundreds of locations every year to honor cyclists who have been hit or killed while riding on public roadways. This includes Karl Hagen, a Maui ...

Junior Lifeguard registration to begin

Junior Lifeguard Program registration for those ages 7 to 14 years begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kihei Aquatic Center. It will be a first-come, first-served basis and will continue until all spaces are filled. Participants and parents/guardians must register in person. Participants ...

Applications being accepted for the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award

The Maui Economic Development Board is accepting applications for its 2019 Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award. This annual award is presented to a Maui County project team that best demonstrates the most innovative use of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) tools and capabilities to ...

Local Briefs

Vegan cafe owner to share her story “From Hunter to Gatherer,” a talk by Antoinette Ortiz-Sharfin, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Ortiz-Sharfin will share her journey from omnivore to vegan activist and entrepreneur. She grew up near her ...

Plan aims to increase biosecurity among Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii has been called the “invasive species capital of the world,” thanks to the amount and type of harmful species coming in, according to Josh Atwood, coordinator of the statewide Hawaii Invasive Species Council. Many of Hawaii’s troublemakers were introduced over a hundred years ago ...

Lei available in school colors

Handmade fresh or nonperishable lei may be ordered for the graduation and wedding season. Ladies of ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu Wailuku Chapter IV are hosting a fundraiser featuring ti-leaf garlands simulating maile lei at $20 each, and nonperishable lei at two for $25. Lei-makers create the ...

Mother’s Day gifts and more at craft fair

Seabury Hall’s annual Craft Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Seabury Hall campus at 480 Olinda Road in Makawao. The Craft Fair supports the school’s scholarship programs, which serve more than a quarter of the student body. Admission is $5 for ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina benefit will help West Maui students

The Rotary Club of Lahaina and the Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation will present “A Night Under the Stars” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lahaina Jodo Mission. Entertainment includes Grammy Award winning George Kahumoku Jr. and the Lahainaluna Jazz Band. “This is our biggest ...

Scouts earn citizenship badge by volunteering at arboretum

Five Boy Scouts from Troop 100 recently earned their “Citizenship in the Community” badge at the D.T. Fleming Arboretum within the Puu Mahoe cinder cone of Ulupalakua. The Scouts camped overnight for two weekends in March and April to work the eight hours each required for their badge. ...

Maui County students attend FFA convention

Students from Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island participated in the 2019 Hawaii State Future Farmers of America Convention in Honolulu on April 3, 4 and 5. Of the 144 students and 15 Hawaii FFA School chapters present, three represented Maui County: Lokelani Intermediate, and ...

Local Briefs

Fado singer will perform at library Ramana Vieira, a singer of Portuguese fado, will perform at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kahului Public Library. Called a “rising star in World Music” by the San Francisco Examiner, Vieira has been nominated for various awards, including her album’s opening ...

MOC Marine Institute responds to turtle strandings on Maui

Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute coordinates the response and rescue of sick, injured, and distressed sea turtles on the island of Maui in partnership and collaboration with NOAA Fisheries. MOCMI’s Stranding Response & Rescue Team received a call just before dawn on March 31. The ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL Third 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, ...

Businesses will learn strategies during conference

The third annual Hawaii Small Business Conference returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center May 8 and 9 with another lineup of speakers, topics and workshop. Presented by the Maui Economic Development Board with support by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, the conference ...