Community News

Tech entrepreneur to speak at February Maui TechOhana

Tech entrepreneur and investor Michael Powers will be the guest speaker at the next Maui TechOhana presented by the Maui Economic Development Board from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Cohana at the Maui Research & Technology Center in Kihei. The talk is free with pupu and refreshments served. ...

Hawaiian Outdoor Education Camp planned March 18-22

Maui keiki ages 9 through 16 are invited to join a Hawaiian Outdoor Education Camp during the week of spring break, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 18 through 22 on a private beachfront property on North Kihei Road. The camp will primarily be led by Vene Chun, a Hawaiian cultural ...

Molokai High School robotics team takes 2nd at state championship

The Molokai High School robotics team competed at the 2019 Hawaii State VEX Robotics Championship on Jan. 12 on Oahu. The daylong tournament consisted of the top 36 VEX robotics teams in Hawaii. The team overcame a rough start in the qualification rounds to make a comeback toward the end of ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset will host ‘Friendraiser’ in Kaanapali

Maui residents are invited to attend a “Friendraiser” hosted by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant located at the Royal Lahaina Resort, 2780 Kekaa Drive in Kaanapali. Attendees will learn about the local, regional, national ...

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii announces 11th annual Valentine’s Benefit Event

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is hosting its 11th annual Valentine’s Benefit Event at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea on Feb. 9. There will be a 5:30 p.m. reception and 6:30 gourmet dinner. Tickets are $175 per person and tables of 10 are available for $1,750. Attendees will get to meet ...

Local Briefs

Introductory class in ki-aikido offered A public introductory course in ki-aikido for adults and teens will be offered on four consecutive Thursday nights, Feb. 7 through 28, at the Shunshinkan Dojo of Maui Ki-Aikido, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ki-aikido is a ...

Enrollment open for Rotary Youth leadership program

The Rotary Clubs of Maui announce open enrollment for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a leadership program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors of Maui County, including students from Molokai and Lanai. Open enrollment will close on Wednesday. The RYLA Camp is a three-day ...

Practice is a time for honing skills

Gabby Machida charges a grounder during practice with her Hawaii Pearls Maui softball team earlier this month at Keopuolani Park in Kahului. The under-12 team is preparing for the upcoming Maui Girls Softball Association season, which is scheduled to start in March.

Four Boy Scouts volunteers to receive prestigious awards

The Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America will have its annual dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Latter-day Saints Maui Lani Stake Center in Kahului. At this upcoming event, James Brent and Rick Miller will be honored with the Silver Beaver Award. John Napaepae and Elbert Kuniyoshi will ...

BIA offers free disaster training sessions

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii will provide training on Maui on Feb. 4 to address occupational safety and health hazards that may be encountered in natural disaster site response and cleanup activities across Hawaii. Disaster Response & Preparedness Training is free and ...

Toyota seeking entries for 2019 Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota is seeking entries for its 13th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest and invites keiki ages 4-15 to submit a drawing of their dream car. All entries must be submitted by Thursday to be eligible for prizes. The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is designed to inspire creativity in youths and ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: In celebration of Pizza Paradiso’s 20th anniversary, owner and Executive Chef Paris Nabavi donated $4,000 to Habitat for Humanity Maui’s Hurricane Lane recovery efforts and the ...

AARP TaxAide ready to help

Volunteers with AARP Foundation will be offering free tax preparation assistance at various sites on Maui beginning Feb. 2. All volunteers are certified in the TaxAide program. This free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income people will be offered at the following sites: • Kahului ...

Sailor of the Year fitness challenge

Operations Specialist 1st Class Andrew Pristyak of Kihei participates in a Sailor of the Year fitness challenge at the Hawk’s Nest fitness center at Fleet Activities Yokosuka in Japan during the 7th Fleet Sailor of the Year competition. The 7th Fleet Sailor of the Year Week is designed to ...

Hospital staff helps families in need over holidays

Maui Memorial Medical Center staff shared holiday cheer and hundreds of gifts with 45 Maui County families in need through the Maui Family Support Services Adopt-A-Family program last month. The partnership between MFSS and MMMC started a few years ago with the Obstetrics Department as a way to ...

Students to showcase STEM skills at the Science Olympiad

Now in its ninth year, the Maui Regional Science Olympiad Tournament will be held on Feb. 2 at University of Hawaii Maui College. Aimed at bringing science to life and developing teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students, about 150 next generation young scientists from middle ...

Honor Rolls

KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL High School First Semester Director’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 9 — Grace Aina, Troy Begley, Analeise Dilley, Kelsey Hendricks, Michael McKinney, Edana Phillips, Keanu Prensky, Caille Santiensanio, Syrine Sekulic, Wllison Shapiro, Andrei Umali, ...

US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announces winner of app challenge

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard recently announced the Maui High School STEMworks Team as the winner of her 2018 Congressional App Challenge. Maya Hickman, Johnel Torrejas, Dane Payba and Katherine Stevens created and developed QuadSolver, a tool to check answers for math problems involving the ...

Local Briefs

Superintendent of park will speak Natalie Gates, superintendent of Haleakala National Park, will speak to members of the American Association of University Women on Saturday at Moose McGillycuddy’s in Kihei. The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the speaker at 11 and ...

Seven-part series on brain health will begin on Thursday

Interest in brain health is at an all-time high — fueled in part by the rising numbers of adults affected by Alzheimer’s disease. And Maui has a new advocate for local families who are impacted by this disease. In September, Christine Spencer was hired as the Maui regional coordinator with ...