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IAO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL First Quarter Renaissance Cardholders Iao Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. Gold Card 4.0-3.8 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Zion Ah You, Joseph Andrade, Maria ...

Girls rewarded with ‘puka of blue above Puu Mahoe’

Despite flash-flood warnings over all Maui the weekend of Oct. 12, the Girl Scouts of Troop 770, 772 and 923 kept their plans for a two-night campout at Puu Mahoe. They were rewarded with a “puka of blue above Puu Mahoe,” reported campers, while most of leeward Haleakala — Kula to Kanaio ...

AIA Maui awards two scholarships

Alvin Yoshimori of the Maui Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented $1,500 academic scholarships to two Maui County graduating seniors at the AIA Maui July general membership meeting. The recipients were Erica Pilotin, a Seabury Hall graduate enrolled in the University of ...

St. Anthony takes title at land judging contest

Six high schools competed in the Conservation Awareness Program — Land Judging Contest Oct. 25 at Bobby Pahia’s farm in Waikapu. The contest provides students an opportunity to learn about Hawaiian soil and water resources, then allows them to demonstrate what they have learned about ...

Wailuku projects recognized for community outreach, research

The county Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Maui Redevelopment Program and its consultant team, won statewide recognition recently for community outreach and research efforts for their Wailuku redevelopment (reWailuku) projects. The Hawaii Chapter of American ...

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Bowls for Keiki will benefit cancer fund Bowls for Keiki, a benefit for the Pacific Cancer Foundation’s Children’s Cancer Fund, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at Nalu’s South Shore Grill in Kihei. Street Bikers United Hawaii Organization, Kimokeo Foundation, the Maui Organization ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Upper School First Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Nanea Andrade, Alana Battad, Isabel Bennett, Nichole Bland, Cleo Borthwick, Mark Dent-Brocklehurst, Maile Dougherty, Lucy Dustman, Evan Elsasser, Sean Fleetham, Chloe Gangnath, Noah ...

Aquarium moves closer to opening humpback whale exhibit

On Oahu’s north shore, the tranquil town of Kahuku is defined by Hawaii’s natural beauty and fusion of local cultures. Nestled between the dramatic Koolau Mountains and world-class surf destinations, it’s home to a small community that enjoys the simple life away from the bustle of urban ...

Stone-oven baking workshop for keiki

Heritage Hall will conduct its final free workshop on baking bread in an outdoor stone oven from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. The workshop is for families with at least one child ages 8 and older. At least one parent must accompany the children. Covered shoes for ...

Royal Order awards six $1,000 scholarships

Each year the Royal Order of Kamehameha Moku ‘O Kahekili Helu ‘Eha and Na Wahine Hui ‘O Kahekili Helu ‘Eha give scholarships to kamaaina high school students of merit. This year, the Scholarship Committee awarded six exemplary students a scholarship of $1,000 each to continue and ...

Chrysanthemum Festival marks 66th year

Five Maui high school teens are vying for the crown of the 66th Chrysanthemum Festival, a Japanese cultural event that raises funds for scholarships and the historical preservation programs of the sponsor, Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans. The event will be Dec. 8 at the ...

Rick Nava is grand marshal of Keiki Halloween Parade

The three Rotary Clubs of Lahaina will be leading sponsors, with support from the County of Maui and LahainaTown Action Committee, in the 40th annual Keiki Halloween Parade on Wednesday. The parade will start at 4 p.m. from the corner of Papalaua and Front streets. Participants will march ...

Free tree giveaway, cultural activities at botanical garden

The 15th annual Arbor Day Hawaiian Tree Giveaway at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The gardens will partner with Maui Electric Co. and the Kaulunani Forestry Program to give away 1,500 trees (one tree per person, any age). Free Hawaiian cultural ...

Robert Malaiakini receives Hana’s Malaikini service award

The 2018 Tiny Malaikini Mea Kokua Award, the community’s highly coveted recognition for public service, was awarded to Robert Malaiakini on Oct. 6 during Hana’s Aloha Festivals celebration. Malaiakini was chosen by the Malaikini family because of his involvement with the Hana Canoe Club ...

Tickets on sale for LHS event

The sixth appearance of Lahainaluna High School Foundation’s Legends of Lahainaluna will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the historic Pioneer Inn. The event was created to honor individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to the school and the Lahainaluna ...

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Holoholo Ka‘a to take place at UH-MC Punana Leo o Maui will host its annual Holoholo Ka‘a event at University of Hawaii Maui campus parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4. There is a $1 suggested donation for entry. Holoholo Ka‘a is a hands-on event (climb aboard, pretend to drive, ...

Women raise $12,500 for ocean program

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s community-based ocean water quality monitoring program was awarded $12,500 in funds raised at the September 2018 meeting of “100+ Women Who Care — Maui,” a group that holds quarterly meetings to raise funds for local nonprofits, charities and causes. ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School First Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Kekai Apana, Daniel Arashiro-Garcia, Paulina Brotherton, Makalani Carey, Sean Cortez, Asia Davidson, Jeaneau Dugied, Cody Frampton, Esken Guarin, Tynan Hagan, Erika Hammer, Tulip Hori ...

Cameron Center getting renewable energy upgrades

Construction is underway for a renewable energy improvement project at the J. Walter Cameron Center that will move the nonprofit incubator closer to its goal of becoming 100 percent renewable energy. The JWCC is installing a 148 kilowatt solar PV system plus 244 kilowatt-hours of energy ...

Arboretum hosts St. Jude Trail Ride

Maui’s 27th annual “Saddle Up” St. Jude Trail Ride on Sept. 29 raised more than $22,000 in donations for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. The 10-mile ride with 60 horses and riders began on Thompson Road through OW Ranch and Ulupalakua Ranch to the Fleming ...