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Rotary Club awards two scholarships

Maria Angst from Molokai High School and Olivia Bozich from Maui Preparatory Academy each received a $2,500 “Go for the Green” scholarship from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must plan to attend an accredited college and pursue a field of ...

Hotel Wailea supports employees

Hotel Wailea Chef Krista Garcia (from left), Assistant Restaurant Manager Sarah Salgado, General Manager Markus Schale, and Front Desk Manager Katie Horen help pass out bags of rice, meat and canned goods to their employees June 1 in an effort to support the well-being of hotel staff and their ...

Three students awarded scholarships

Three Maui County high school seniors have been awarded $1,000 each by the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship program. The program provides scholarships to students who will attend an accredited four-year college or university. To date, it has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships ...

Project seeks used computer donations for keiki in Lahaina

In collaboration with Princess Nahienaena School in Lahaina, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset has launched the “Computers for Kids” project. The club learned that Princess Nahienaena School is a Title I school and many students do not have access to a computer in their homes. Working ...

Molokai Middle School students win at statewide video competition

Molokai Middle School Media & Leadership and 8th Grade English Language Arts students won first place and were the top three finalists for five categories among 900 entries at the 17th annual Olelo Youth Xchange Video Contest on Oahu last month. The contest is the only statewide video ...

Local Briefs

Business classes to begin via Zoom MEO’s Business Development Center announces its next series of Core Four Business Planning Classes via the Zoom platform. The six-week series begins June 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will be held two nights a week through Aug. 18. The course cost is $45. ...

Pet of the Week

After being a mother at the age of 2, I’m looking for the chance to finally be your baby girl! My name is Lois and I’m searching for a family that will give me lots of cuddles and kisses. I came to MHS back in March, when I was found nursing my litter in an abandoned house. I was happy to ...

Groups address food insecurity

Grow Some Good and Maui Family YMCA recently announced their formal partnership to address food insecurity on the island of Maui. This need was present before COVID-19, however it has been exacerbated by the current pandemic crisis.  The two organizations are collaborating on the ...

Scholarships awarded to two seniors from Lanai High School

Two Lanai High School graduates have been awarded $2,000 each, a laptop and a Patagonia backpack by the Kukui Malamalama Scholarship program. Funding for these scholarships was provided by Pulama Lanai. The scholarship award is administered by the Friends of Lanai High & Elementary ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI High School Second Semester Headmaster's List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 9 – Taylor Aloy, Katie Anakalea, Anson Cabello, Keale Chang, Karli Dean, Lauryn DuBach, Jacob Garcia, Kira Gomez, Jordan Holokai-Jacinto, Jolie Inciong, Jayna Kanoholani Haglan, ...

Grants

Maui Humane Society was awarded a $20,000 grant as part of Pet Smart Charities’ Emergency Relief Fund to assist animal welfare organizations in areas affected by COVID-19. Funding will support the expansion of a free Pet Food Bank to residents who are experiencing financial hardship. The ...

Hula is truly for the heart

Last semester, I worked with a colleague who was teaching the course “Middle Age and Aging” in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at UH-Manoa. I mentored her students in creating newspaper articles of interest to older adults and their families in Maui. A few student projects will ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARD COVER FICTION 1. “The Summer House” by Patterson/DuBois (Little, Brown) 2. “Daddy’s Girls” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 3. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “Fair Warning” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 5. “If It Bleeds” by Stephen King ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6335. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

The Maui News has compiled a list of countywide cancellations, closures and postponements due to coronavirus. This story is updated daily as information is released. Last updated at 2 p.m. Wednesday. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Public Facilities • Most county fields and parks reopen. More than 119 inland ...

Dining to Go

Restaurants and eateries are available for takeout — some with delivery and curbside pickup — all over the Valley Isle. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Central Maui • Amigo’s Kahului, 872-9525; 333 Dairy Road; delivery and takeout; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. • Ba-Le Vietnamese Food Kahului, 877-2400; ...

Haleakala internships available

Applications currently are being accepted for Haleakala National Park’s 2020-2021 E Ola Koa yearlong internship program that begins tentatively in October. The application deadline is Monday. The program, which means “live like the koa tree,” seeks recent college graduates or students ...

Parade at Wailuku Hale Makua

Nearly 50 vehicles with family members of residents of Hale Makua Wailuku drove through the facility on June 6 in a parade that reconnected families with their loved ones in the facility after nearly three months. The nursing home has been closed to visitors since March due to the risks of ...

Local Briefs

Heritage Hall reopening The meeting facilities of Heritage Hall in Paia will reopen Monday with restrictions due to COVID-19. The public facility, operated by the Maui Puerto Rican Association and the Portuguese Association of Maui, is accepting reservations for groups of 30 or fewer ...