Community News

West Maui water quality topic of meeting

The results of two years of water quality monitoring from Honolua Bay to Papalaua near the pali will be presented at 6 p.m. July 30 at Lahainaluna High School cafeteria. The free presentation will focus on how clean the ocean water is along 19 shores and beaches of West Maui. The public is ...

Tionilyn Acain wins top prize in annual Lahaina poster contest

Tionilyn Acain has won the 31st Lahaina Art Society’s annual poster contest with her acrylic painting “West Maui Lahaina.” The artist’s piece will become a limited edition Lahaina poster for the society and will be sold in December. She also won the grand prize of $3,000. The second ...

Students chosen for high-tech internships

The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawaii college students into science and technology careers, has announced the latest class of students for its 2019 summer internship program. With lead funding from the Thirty Meter Telescope, the Akamai Internship ...

Oliver Gold wins short story contest

Oliver Gold has won the sixth annual Lahaina Short Story Writers Contest for his short story “Magic Moments Hotel.” Gold took home the first prize of $150. Second prize, a $100 gift certificate, went to Everett Peacock for his story “Drum Party.” Third prize, a $50 gift ...

Master Gardener trainees graduate

June 1 marked the graduation of Master Gardener trainees of the Class of 2019. Twenty-nine of them attended and received certificates and lei, with more than 100 guests. Twenty Master Gardener interns from the Class of 2018 were awarded certification and 12 certified Master Gardeners from the ...

School supply drive for Hana School students

Owali Moea‘i, a Boy Scout from Hana, is organizing a school supply drive for Hana School K-12 students as part of his Eagle Scout project. He will be collecting supplies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at 125 W. Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului. Suggested items include crayons/markers, ...

Local Briefs

Free class about ho‘oponopono Keala O Kalani is offering a free Ho‘oponopono Basic I class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 27 in Wailuku. Ho‘oponopono is a self-help process of making right or correcting problems. It is designed to bring peace, rhythm and balance to one’s life by ...

University women award scholarships to 3 women

The American Association of University Women awarded scholarships to students Marnie Meuser, Adriana Araneta and Annette Pagay at the University of Hawaii Maui College during a ceremony on May 7. The $2,000 AAUW Dorothy Shimer Scholarship was awarded to Meuser for the third year in a row. ...

Napili Kai Foundation awards $36,000 in scholarships

The Napili Kai Foundation awarded $36,000 in higher education scholarships to 11 foundation graduates, Lahainaluna graduates, Napili Kai Beach Resort employee children and alumni during a ceremony May 21. The recipients: • Joanna Marie Acosta, a seven-year member of the foundation and a ...

Toastmasters induct new officers

Members of No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club inducted new officers for the 2019-20 term on June 30. Presiding over the ceremony was Sarah Hambek, who will serve as incoming president of the club. Other new officers are: Ron Larson, sergeant at arms; Vicki MacDevitt, secretary; Daniela Fournier, ...

Savor time with grandchildren before the start of school year

The new school year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to savor those last few moments of grandparent-grandchild time before getting back into the school routine. Consider some of the following or brainstorm your own to take advantage of the last few weeks: • Have a picnic. ...

Chili Cookoff winners announced

The Makawao Merchants Association hosted its third annual Chili Cookoff at the Makawao Rodeo Parade on July 6. Eight contestants competed for the honor of the Best Chili in Makawao Town. More than 70 participants lent their taste buds and scored each chili. Here are the winners: • Best ...

Filipino chamber awards scholarships

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently awarded 19 scholarships to college-bound high school graduates. “Thanks to the success of our annual Scholarship Golf Tournament chaired by Bill Ruidas and our scholarship partners, we are able to award 19 scholarships this year,” ...

AAUW Maui Branch installs officers

The 2019-20 executive officers of the American Association of University Women’s Maui Branch were installed during a meeting May 25 at Moose McGillycuddy’s in Kihei. Parliamentarian Dorothy Tolliver conducted the installation of Cathy Thompson, president; Pat Gotschalk, finance officer; ...

Local Briefs

Meditation workshop offered at dojo A workshop on meditation for adults and teens will take place from 10 a.m to noon July 20 at Maui Ki-Aikido’s dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku. No experience necessary to participate. The class will be taught by Christopher Curtis, 8th dan head ...

Mamaki-munching pest highlights need for prevention

Last October, Keahi Bustamente was looking for rare snails in Olowalu Valley when he noticed a mamaki plant showing signs that something had been eating it. A quick look revealed the culprit was a black caterpillar. He plucked the unfamiliar insect in hopes he had found something new — ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL Fourth Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses. Grade 10 — Rejina Ria Yagin Grade 11 — Kailee Badua, Hailey Bogar, EddymarBen Cabading, Ryli Cherry, ...

Bon dance practice

Stacey Nikaido leads a bon dancing lesson June 22 at the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. This was the third year in a row that the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui has sponsored the event.

Program supports teachers

Roots School in Haiku will launch its new Kakou Program starting in the 2019-20 school year. The program is a new and innovative way to combat the universal problem of teacher burnout, according to an announcement. “We believe that we are the only school in the state to support teachers ...

Animal kindness taught through art

The Animal Kindness Club art class paints endangered species all year round. The children are age 5-15. The class pledge is “I promise to be kind to animals (as well as people) and to speak and act in defense of all helpless creatures.” Instructors Barbara Steinberg and her husband, ...