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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 ...

Molokai group wins Equator Prize

Hui Malama o Mo‘omomi on Molokai is one of two grassroots Hawaii conservation efforts selected for the 2019 global Equator Prize awards. This recognition by the U.N. Development Programme and its partners honors organizations that have come up with innovative, nature-based solutions for ...

Rally against rollout of 5G technology

Lily Russell (from left), 2, Simon Russell, Kanani Russell, 7, and Kekoamaikalani Russell, 4, were part of a rally against 5G-enabled microwave antennas on July 27. The rally was held on Kaahumanu Avenue, near the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. The goal of the rally was to educate the community and ...

Nonprofits come together to help kupuna at Wai Ehu Kou III & IV

Na Hoaloha, Maui Economic Opportunity Youth Services and Malama Maui Nui came together July 23 in an effort to help four kupuna at Wai Ehu Kou III & IV with outside chores. The effort was part of Na Hoaloha’s project Kokua Kupuna, an effort started by Kea Hokoana-Gormley, the ...

MHLA awards $38,750 in academic scholarships

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association recently awarded a total of $38,750 in scholarships: $9,000 in scholarships to six UH-Maui College students; $13,200 in scholarships to seven Academy of Hospitality students from Baldwin and Maui high schools; $1,800 to AOHT alumni; and $14,750 to Maui ...

Kihei Toastmasters Club installs officers

The Kihei Toastmasters Club begins installed new club officers July 2 with Ann Elaine Johnson as president and treasurer, Nick Ponte as vice president membership, Mary Murali as vice president public relations, Marie Alueta as secretary, and Kiyoshi Terada as sergeant-at-arms. The ceremony was ...

In the Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Teisah U. Kauvaka-Vaaimamao has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

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Doctor to discuss plant-based diets “Plant-Based Diets in Chronic Kidney Disease” is the title of a free talk that will be presented by Shivam Joshi, M.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. He will present evidence that suggests an optimal diet for patients ...

Invasive new beetle threatens tree crops

In 2009, a resident of Orchidland subdivision in Puna on Hawaii island found a strange beetle with extremely long antennae on the screen door. This report marked the first detection of a new species of longhorned beetle — Acalolepta aesthetica, in Hawaii and in the United States. Lacking an ...

Kihei Canoe Club recognizes members, awards scholarships

Kihei Canoe Club recently held its Moki Kalanikau Beach Party to celebrate, honor and recognize KCC members, including Moki Kalanikau, who helped establish KCC in 1973, and four KCC youth paddlers, who were awarded the 2019-20 Kihei Canoe Club Scholarships of $1,000 each toward funding ...

Kupuna advocates receive awards

Lahaina Honolua Seniors danced hula at the 47th annual Kupuna Aloha Luncheon. SECOND PHOTO: Kupuna Advocate Awardee Agnes Groff (center) is shown with Arleen Gerbig (left) and Debbie Cabebe. Groff, a former Maui Economic Opportunity employee, and former Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa (not ...

Peace sailboat returning to Hawaii

The historic return to Hawaii of the peace sailboat Golden Rule and its mission to advocate for nuclear disarmament is the focus of the annual Maui Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance program on Tuesday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission, 291 S. Puunene Ave. Lessons in origami peace-crane making and ...

Kay Fukumoto featured speaker at chamber social

Kay Fukumoto will be the featured speaker at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s social at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Maui Tropical Plantation Tram Station in Waikapu. As director of the Maui County Office of Economic Development, she will discuss how the office works with the ...

‘Sunscreen Police’

Maui students Taylor Redman (left) and Kiana Liu made a presentation at Kupu’s Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge July 10 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Their Maui Huliau Foundation video, “Sunscreen Police,” shows how students from Maui provide reef-safe sunscreen to beachgoers ...

Severe weather subject of free presentation

Steven Businger, the chairman of the University of Hawaii Department of Atmospheric Sciences, is offering a free presentation called “Severe Weather in a Warming World” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center. “My talk will cover the evolution of recent ...

Grant funds available for adult day health program

Hale Makua Health Services announced that thanks to a grant from the May Templeton Hopper Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, $120,000 in adult day health scholarships for elderly clients who reside at home or with family will be awarded over the course of three years. The organization is ...

2 Molokai students receive scholarships and laptops

Two Molokai High School graduates have been awarded $2,000 each, a laptop and a Da Kine backpack by the Kukui Malamalama Scholarship program in memory of Kekuhaupio Likua. The scholarship is administered by the Friends of Molokai High & Middle Schools Foundation. The Kukui Malamalama ...