Community News

Na Hoaloha recognizes volunteers with ‘hats off’ themed event

Na Hoaloha celebrated National Volunteer Month with its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on April 10 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club with 120 volunteers, participants and community service providers in attendance. Kathy Collins, mistress of ceremony for the event, showcased the theme, ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Third Quarter Renaissance Cardholders Kalama Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. Gold Card 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Kawehi Akina, Danzel Cortez, ...

Volunteers work to restore Hakiowa Watershed on Kahoolawe

The Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission recently completed a habitat restoration project aimed at restoring the Hakioawa Watershed on Kahoolawe. Decimated of its natural environment from over 100 years of overgrazing by goats, cattle and sheep, as well as nearly 50 years of live-fire ...

Kamali‘i student qualifies for state geography bee for the second time

Kamali‘i Elementary School 5th-grader Marisol Lawler was one of several students who qualified for the state geography bee on Oahu on March 29 at Punahou School. The geography bee culminates with an annual national competition in Washington, D.C., in May. It is a competition for ...

Hamai Appliance helps fight child hunger

Local retailer Hamai Appliance joined hundreds of other independently owned appliance and bedding dealers in Las Vegas recently to make strides in the fight against child hunger. Hamai Appliance, a member of Nationwide Marketing Group, teamed with fellow retailers at the biannual PrimeTime ...

Paddle Imua event will benefit camp for children

Imua Family Services has announced that the eighth annual Paddle Imua will be held on May 4. Paddle Imua follows the renowned Maliko Downwind Run and concludes at Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului. Check-in will open at 10 a.m. at Maliko Gulch, and the race will begin promptly at 1 p.m. A ...

Local Briefs

Organization will celebrate 50 years Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is celebrating its 50th anniversary at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Nahele Ballroom at Kahili Golf Course in Waikapu. All alumni and friends of the agency are invited. Tickets ...

Volunteer work can be fulfilling and healthful

In Hawaii we live longer and healthier lives than our counterparts on the Mainland, which means that retirees can expect years, sometimes decades, of healthy, active retirement. With that gift of time comes many opportunities for learning, growth and relaxation. Those who create structure ...

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter Na Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students) Pookela 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 10 — Helmut Baschleben Jr., Madeleine ...

Lahainaluna love prevails for two long-lost classmates

A Central Maui couple marked their first wedding anniversary during the 60th Lahainaluna class reunion April 13. Iwalani Shim and Frederick Bailey were both pleased to recount their mo‘olelo, or story, from an airy, sunlit kitchen. The twosome’s Habitat for Humanity-built house lies at ...

Heart Walk participants asked to support Maui Foodbank

Participants in the 2019 Maui Heart Walk are being encouraged to not only raise funds for the American Heart Association but to also bring a healthy food donation to the event to benefit clients of the Maui Food Bank. The walk will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at Keopuolani Regional Park in ...

Nominations open for Filipino leadership awards

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2019 Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards to recognize members of the Maui Filipino community with outstanding achievements, demonstrations of leadership, professional excellence and service to the community. Awardees will be ...

Maui Toastmasters win at speech contest

Maui Toastmasters clubs members placed first and second in the Division A Speech Contest on Oahu on April 6. Daniela Fournier from No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club took first place for the International Speech Contest; Chris Marzoeki from Kihei Toastmasters Club took second. Marzoeki also placed ...

Local Briefs

Dann Seki to share tales about Hawaii Storyteller Dann Seki will share tales about Hawaii from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Public Library. Seki is from Aiea, Oahu, and has been telling stories since 1994. His presentation is suitable for upper elementary school to senior audiences. ...

Hotels and resorts partner in effort to stop the little fire ant

To the unaided eye, a little fire ant is not much more than a speck of dust. At 2 millimeters long — the size of a number on a penny — these tiny ants often go unnoticed until colonies become so large that humans and animals encounter a barrage of stings. While the ants are present on ...

Montessori School of Maui has sold-out benefit concert

The sold-out 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert for the Montessori School of Maui was held in the Root Family Center and adjacent lanai April 7. The event opened with some brief remarks by Head of School Eric L. Dustman in which he acknowledged the rich history of the school, the support it ...

Maui Peace Heroes accept awards

Maui Seasons for Peace held its signature annual Maui Peace Hero Awards event recently at the University of Hawaii Maui College Paina Dining Room. The event has been held annually since 2002. Maui Peace Heroes are “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Recipients of the 2018 ...

Vocational awards can help students

Financial help to pay for training in areas such as agriculture, auto mechanics, welding, cosmetology or any trade or nonacademic occupation is now available through four $2,500 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise. Applicants can be of any age to receive these funds and ...

Daylong activities set at Makawao library

There will be a 50th aniversary celebration for Makawao Library beginning with a blessing at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and continuing throughout the day with a variety of activities, including a performance by the Kalama Intermediate School ‘Ukulele Band from 10 to 10:30 a.m., face painting by ...

Discount luau tickets on sale for hoolaulea

St. Anthony School will hold its annual Ho‘olaule‘a June 22 on the campus’s Sullivan Athletic Field. Gates open at 5 p.m. with a luau buffet commencing at 6. Nevah Too Late will provide dinner music, while the Shamrocks will rock the field with dance music. The evening program will also ...