Community News

Na Hoaloha welcomes new executive director

Na Hoaloha welcomed new Executive Director Kea Hokoana-Gormley at an open house on May 1. Community agency leaders, volunteers and community business partners joined in the special Lei Day event. Hokoana-Gormley is known throughout the community as a co-founder of Talking Stories, a 501 ...

Wailea Community Association awards scholarships

Wailea Community Association awarded scholarships totaling $30,000 to five Maui County seniors at a reception held in their honor at Tommy Bahama Restaurant in The Shops at Wailea on May 21. For the 18th year, WCA’s Community Relations Committee reviewed numerous applications for its ...

Vendor space available at Native Hawaiian wellness gathering

Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Maui’s Native Hawaiian Health Care System, announces its second annual ‘Aha Mauliola — A Native Hawaiian Wellness Gathering from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus, and is currently accepting vendor applications for participation ...

Local Briefs

Service to remember military veterans The Korean War Veterans Association of Maui No Ka Oi 282 Chapter will host its annual candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at War Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku. The veterans invite members of the public to participate in honoring all military ...

Net Zero project could be first in nation for college campus

If you’ve driven in the last few months along Wahinepio Avenue — the street that runs between our campus and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center — we hope you’ve noticed a lot of activity behind our ‘Ike Le‘a (Science) Building. Construction began in February and now, our solar ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Caring K9s make seniors’ day

Members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset recently visited the West Maui Adult Day Care Center and sponsored a visit by the Caring K9s Therapy Dogs. Melodie Ulman and her therapy dog Kodi and Graham Richmond and his therapy dog Indy visited with each of the clients at the Adult Day Care ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School Fourth Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Alohalani Chun, Haven De Silva, Jaime DeLima, Sydney DuBach, Bransyn Hong, Kalia Kaneta, Sadie Navas, Noah Pacheco, Errol Sheehan, Keahi Sjostrand, Chaysen Tanaka Grade 7 — ...

Royal High Tea raises $25K for Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats

Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats presented its inaugural Royal High Tea fundraiser on April 28. The event raised $25,000 to help fund 30 scholarships for cancer survivors to attend this year’s retreat at Napili Kai Resort, Sept. 20-22. With 90 guests in attendance, the event featured a tour of ...

Seminars to explore local preservation

Two free Preservation in Practice half-day seminars will be offered by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation this week: • 8:30-1 p.m. Thursday — Lahainaluna High School cafeteria. • 8:30-1 p.m. Friday — Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Morgado Hall. Open to the public, these seminars ...

MOKK awards 2 college scholarships

Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai has awarded two $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are Stacia Eng of Lahainaluna High School and Micah Ban of Maui High School. Eng is the daughter of Kelcie Matsui and Joshua Eng. She will be attending Washington State University with plans to pursue a degree in ...

ER scribes collect items for nonprofits

In February, a group of Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room scribes began donating their time to collect and distribute everyday essentials such as toiletries as well as sheets, pillows, blankets and towels to Maui health and human service nonprofits Aloha House, Malama Family Recovery ...

Lahaina Arts Society will celebrate 52 years

The Lahaina Arts Society will have its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. June 26 at the Pioneer Inn beginning with a blessing and light pupu. Entertainment will be by Maui band Kuikawa (Lukela Kane, Koakane Mattos and Joshua Kulhavy-Sutherland). They recently released a CD that includes the ...

Local Briefs

Student will attend national conference Kihei Charter School senior Kandalynn Naidl will attend a national environmental conference June 23-28 in Washington, D.C., at George Mason University. The Washington Youth Conference on the Environment brings together George Mason University, The ...

Challenge your brain to help ward off dementia

A common question I am asked is, “Can crosswords really prevent dementia?” Dementia is a complex condition with many causes — some of which are reversible while others are progressive. It would be very convenient to have a specific activity, such as playing crossword puzzles, to stop ...

Three Maui County high school students receive $1,000 scholarships

Three Maui County high school graduates have been awarded $1,000 each by the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship program. Now in its 16th consecutive year, the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship (formerly the Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship) program has provided scholarships ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Fourth Quarter Principal’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — John Andrei Balanay, Jermiah Baugh, Juan Miguel Blaza, Jovan Butac, Sharmaine Jolleen Butay, Isaiah Bailey Cabatu, Taliah Jahnay Cabatu, Mackenzie Chun, Kiara Corpuz-Butihi, Checed Moses ...

New buses for rural riders

Maui Economic Opportunity recently received two new buses, one on Lanai and another in Hana, with a grant from the county. Debbie Cabebe, CEO of MEO, said that “rural communities are in desperate need of reliable transportation. These buses help to fulfill that need.” Hana Branch Manager ...

Ocean water quality test results will be shared

A free presentation about ocean water quality along the coast of South Maui will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei. The talk will feature data collected at 20 South Maui sites by the community-based ocean water quality ...

Center to showcase Okinawan dance and music presentation

The community is invited to enjoy an afternoon of Okinawan music and dance from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Okinawa Cultural Center in Wailuku. Admission is free to the family-friendly event. Three teachers received an Apprentice Mentoring Grant in 2019 from the Hawai‘i State ...

Keiki clothing exchange in Kula

There will be a Children’s Clothing Exchange for ages newborn through 12 at Waipuna Chapel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. People are invited to bring clothing that their doesn’t fit their child anymore and exchange them for an equal number of items that do. Waipuna Chapel is located ...