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Maui High students win video award

Maui High School students Christine Alonzo and April Iniba and their adviser, Clint Gima, traveled to Panasonic world headquarters in Tokyo June 30-Aug. 3 to participate in the 2019 Kid Witness News Global Awards Week, hosted by Panasonic. All expenses associated with the trip are sponsored by ...

Grants

The Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation received a donation of more than $2,000 raised by the Wailea Golf Club at its annual Women’s Golf Day event. The funds will help support HARF’s mission to provide educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for ...

Dedication to youth nets $20K for club

Gina McLain, a director at Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, recently was recognized with a 2019 Maytag Dependable Leader Award for her commitment to helping thousands of underserved youths in the community. The award recognizes Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers who make a difference ...

Book offers insight into living with illness

“Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life,” a book written from the diaries of Mallory Smith, is the subject of a series of presentations that will be made at schools and two public locations on Maui. Smith, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 3 years of age, died when she was 25. Most ...

Kalani Pe‘a to play at Hale Makua event

Two-time Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe‘a will headline Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser Kokua for Kupuna on Sept. 7 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on its Ocean Lawn in Kaanapali. Kokua for Kupuna also will include an opening performance by Maui’s Koa band, a Hawaiian ...

Maui woman elected national president of VFW auxiliary

Peggy Haake of Kahului was elected national president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary at its 106th National Convention in Orlando, Fla., on July 24. Haake is a life member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Auxiliary 3850, which she joined on the eligibility of her husband, ...

Half-a-ton of used tennis balls find a new life through project

Maui Tennis Ball Recycling, with support from Maui County’s Department of Environmental Management Recycling Grant, concluded a successful year of a tennis ball recycling pilot project. The recycling grant provided funds to purchase the dedicated collection bins at three county park ...

Local Briefs

Kitagawa to lead arts foundation The board of directors of the King Kekaulike Foundation for Performing Arts elected Glenn Kitagawa as president at its Aug. 6 meeting. Kitagawa will serve out the unexpired term of Mark Eliott, principal of King Kekaulike High School, who will retire Aug. ...

Some students need to take a plane to go ‘back to school’

Our University of Hawaii Maui College campus is going to look quite different Monday than it has for the last couple of months. It will be filled with the sights and sounds of returning students and our new freshman class. It’s a scene that will be replicated at thousands of campuses across ...

Ballroom dancers compare their organization to family

The Central Maui Chapter of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will celebrate its 30-year anniversary with an anniversary ball from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom. The event includes a variety of dance styles, including fox trot, rumba, hustle and west ...

Ukulele festival presents scholarships

Katebel Jose, a 2019 King Kekaulike High School graduate, is one of seven Hawaii students across the state to receive Ukulele Festival Hawaii Awards college scholarships totaling $10,000. She is the only award winner from Maui County. Katebel, the daughter of Maribel Jose of Maui, received the ...

Google manager to share tips for working remotely

Google engineering manager Jules Kremer will be the guest speaker at the next Maui TechOhana meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Malcolm Center in Kihei. Presented by Maui Economic Development Board, Maui TechOhana offers an opportunity for Maui entrepreneurs with an interest in ...

Hawaiian art of weaving focus of conference

Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel will host the second annual Kauluhiwaolele Maui Fiber Arts Conference Sept. 4-7. The conference consists of four days of intense instruction in the ancient art of Hawaiian weaving by 20 kumu (master practitioners) from throughout Hawaii. During the conference, 150 ...

Initiative to provide slippers to students across Maui County

A new community initiative to support Maui’s schools is underway by Mitzi Toro, owner of the Maui Cookie Lady. The initiative, “Maui School Slippah Solace,” has a goal to provide a case of slippers to every school in Maui County on all three islands. Toro was once a DOE schoolteacher and ...

Pukalani Superette donates school supplies to students

Pukalani Elementary School’s 77 4th graders and their teachers are the beneficiaries of Pukalani Superette’s inaugural school supply donation project. Pukalani Superette delivered an assortment of student and classroom supplies to the school on Aug. 2. Items donated included paper, pens, ...

Roads, bus on PCA meeting agenda

Roadway concerns and bus routes in the Pukalani area will be a topic of discussion at the 6 p.m. Wednesday meeting of the Pukalani Community Association in the downstairs meeting room of the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. Nolly Yagin and Wendy Kobashigawa from Maui County Public ...

Local Briefs

Maui Ki-Aikido offering workshop Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a special, public workshop for adults and teens from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St., Wailuku. The class will be taught by Joni Jackson, 6th dan Maui Ki-Aikido instructor. It will center on the ...

Rotary clubs award $5,000 in scholarships to students

The 10 Rotary clubs on Maui and Lanai recently held a celebratory luncheon for 10 students who each were awarded $5,000 Hawaii Rotary Youth Scholarships for future college expenses. The event was held at The Class Act Restaurant at UH-Maui College. Seven of the 10 attended with a parent and a ...

The most important caregiver task: Take care of yourself

What is caregiving? Am I a caregiver? Many people who look after loved ones do not consider themselves a caregiver and do not claim the label. For example, my grandmother Mary (82 years old) watches my cousin’s son every day while my cousin and his wife are at work; my aunty Iris (55 years ...

Golf balls to drop at Rotary fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Kahului will have its 2019 Michael H. Lyons II Memorial Scholarship Palaka Celebration Fundraiser and Golf Ball Drop on Friday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club, beginning with a social hour at 4 p.m. The helicopter golf ball drop will be at 5 and the celebration will ...