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Lahaina woman celebrates 104 years

Rosalina Bulosan of Lahaina turned 104 years old on Aug. 15. The secret to a long life is “to eat fresh vegetables,” Bulosan said. Bulosan, who retired from Foodland, has 11 children, four of whom are deceased. She was married to Ismael Bulosan, who passed away at age 97 in 2007. ...

Whale Foundation seeks entries for film festival

The 2020 World Whale Film Festival will take place at Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku at 6 p.m. Feb. 14. This is the foundation’s fourth annual film festival and will be a featured program of its 40-year anniversary schedule of events. Filmmakers must submit entries by 5 p.m. Nov. 15. ...

Foundation awards scholarships to college students

The Foundation of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Kahekili Chapter Eha along with the Na Wahine Hui O Kamehameha, Moku O Kahekili Helu Eha has awarded $1,000 scholarships to seven college students: • Alika K. Aipa is a 2016 graduate of Baldwin High School, a 2019 graduate of Southwestern ...

Local Briefs

Haiku association meets Wednesday The Ha‘iku Community Association meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Haiku Community Center will offer local infrastructure and community updates. The meeting theme is “What’s Up in Haiku?” Council Member Mike Molina and county and ...

Perils of pampas grass: removing them wherever they’re found

With plumes that bring to mind ostrich feathers, pampas grass first became popular in the Victorian era. Fluffy seed heads decorated the most fashionable hats, homes, even carriages. Interest surged again in the mid-1960s, and the plant became a fixture in some yards and golf courses on ...

Grants

Molokai High School Robotics received a $5,000 grant from Bayer Fund to support the educational program’s mission to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students and in the community. Founded in 2010, MHS Robotics participates and competes in both VEX ...

Chinese Moon Festival set for Monday to Sept. 14 in Lahaina

Lahaina Restoration Foundation will host the Chinese Moon Festival from Monday through Sept. 14 at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse on Front Street. Admission to the museum will be free all week, culminating in a daylong celebration on Sept. 14. Throughout the week, a special Chinese Moon ...

Palaka celebration raises $40,000 for scholarship fund

The Rotary Club of Kahului and Alexander & Baldwin announced that more than $40,000 was raised for the 2019 Michael H. Lyons II Memorial Scholarship Palaka Celebration Fundraiser and Golf Ball Drop on Aug. 16 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. One highlight of the evening was, while the ...

Makawao History Museum selects executive director

The board of directors of the Makawao History Museum has announced the hiring of its first executive director, Morris Haole. Haole was born and raised on Maui, attended St. Joseph School and St. Anthony School and is finishing up a degree in fine arts. Haole retired after 28 years in ...

Great Autumn Festival Sept. 14

The Maui Jinsha Mission will hold its “Great Autumn Festival” beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church at 472 Lipo Place in Wailuku. The church service will begin at 4:30 p.m, followed by dinner at 5:30 and entertainment at 6:30. Performances include Zenshin Daiko, Maui Buyo ...

Puerto Rican group awards scholarships

The Maui Puerto Rican Association presented scholarship checks totaling $5,200 to six college bound students Aug. 3 at Hale Nanea in Kahului. Connor Richard Fernandez, a 2019 graduate of Haleakala Waldorf School, will commence his studies toward a degree in business administration at Northern ...

Local Briefs

Vendor registration for Senior Fair Vendors and politicians wishing to participate in the Maui County Senior Fair must register and pay a registration fee by Sept. 16 This year’s event will be held Oct. 26 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium. It will feature entertainment ...

Grey reef shark pups born at Maui Ocean Center

Exhibit curator, diver and aquarist, the Maui Ocean Center curatorial team is divided into different roles but collectively serve a single purpose: to be caregivers for the marine life at the aquarium. From exhibit maintenance to animal husbandry, working with wildlife is not always routine. ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Na Wahine O Ke Kai Race Committee, producers of the 2019 Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai to Oahu Women’s Outrigger Canoe Race, announced that it will receive ...

Celebration of ’ulu set for Sept. 7

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will celebrate the historic and useful Hawaiian ‘ulu, or breadfruit tree, on Sept. 7 at the third annual La ‘Ulu “Breadfruit Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gardens at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului, across from War Memorial Stadium. Admission and parking ...

MHLA golf tournament raises $37K for youth scholarships

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s 23rd annual Excellence in Education presented by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Hawaii golf tournament took place Aug. 16 at Ka‘anapali Golf, The Royal Course. The sold-out event raised $37,000 to support youth scholarships. The ...

Ekolu Lindsey to receive recognition award

The Maui County Department of Planning announced Aug. 14 that Edwin “Ekolu” Lindsey is the recipient of the 2019 Hawaii Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Grassroots Initiative Special Recognition Award. Lindsey was nominated by the Planning Department’s Long Range ...

Benefit set for Hawaii Wildlife Fund

Goin Left surf shop and Kohola Brewery will host the inaugural Craft+Canvas benefit for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kohola Brewery in Lahaina. Featured artist Stephanie Meyer will be introducing her original artwork which integrates sustainable materials — ...

Local Briefs

Meditation class to be held at dojo A public workshop on meditation for adults and teens will be held from 10 a.m to noon Sept. 7 at Maui Ki-Aikido’s dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku. No prior experience with meditation is necessary. The class will be taught by Christopher Curtis, 8th dan ...

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Hawaii is facing a new public health epidemic — suicide. September is suicide prevention awareness month but this topic needs to be discussed year-round. In Hawaii, suicide is the leading cause of injury death. One person dies by suicide every two days. Further, suicide is the leading cause ...