Community News

License plate program earns award for parks

Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association announced that it, along with its national park partners, has won an Honorable Mention Award in the Outstanding Public Engagement category at the Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show in Denver. This honor was awarded to the association’s ...

Sunflowers talk part of field day

University of Hawaii Maui Cooperative Extension will present at Floriculture Field Day with self-guided field tours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 18 at the school campus. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Cynthia Nazario-Leary will give a presentation on sunflower cultivar growth response at the ...

Kaunoa hosts talk about Maui’s US Marines WWII Training Camp

Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville will host a presentation about the U.S. Marines WWII Training Camp in Haiku by local historian Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. The camp was home to 17,000 men of the 4th Marine Division between four WWII combat missions in ...

Presentation will focus on Kahoolawe

The public is invited to a free presentation focusing on Kahoolawe titled “Kukulu Ke Ea A Kanaloa — The life and spirit of Kanaloa builds and takes form.” The talk will be presented by Dean Tokishi, ocean resources specialist III with the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission, at the ...

Tea at Lona Ridge benefits cancer survivors

Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats will present its first Royal High Tea from 3 to 6 p.m. April 28 at Lona Ridge estate in Wailuku. Chef Bev Gannon will cater the event. Proceeds will help fund 30 scholarships for cancer survivors to attend MCWR’s three-day, two-night retreat. The event will ...

Toastmasters clubs participate in contest

Maui Toastmasters clubs’ members competed at the Maui Area 3 Speech Contest on March 17. Participants competed in the International Speech Contest and Table Topics, an impromptu speech contest. In the International Speech Contest, Chris Marzoeki from Kihei Toastmasters Club took first place ...

Easter Bunny photos at QKC

The Easter Bunny will be arriving at 10 a.m. Saturday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Along with Easter Bunny arrival fanfare will be an age-specific keiki egg hunt and coloring contest with prizes and keiki crafts from 10 to noon. Keiki may bring a basket. Professional photographs with the ...

Local Briefs

Aging wisely class set in Kahului Roselani Place in Kahului will continue its Aging Wisely Community Series from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 88 S. Papa Ave. Guest speakers Steve and Catherine Blake will present a class titled “Memory Nutrients: Results from their Clinical Trial.” The ...

Maui Nui Makai Network attracts new communities

At the semiannual Maui Nui Makai Network meeting in early March, 12 communities from Maui, Molokai and Lanai came together to learn about how the network can bolster their local resource management efforts and to share traditional Hawaiian knowledge related to fishing, resource management, food ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset to award scholarships

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is awarding two $2,500 academic scholarships to two graduating seniors who live in West Maui, Hana or Molokai and attend a Maui or Molokai high school. The students should demonstrate superior academic abilities, involvement in school activities and a winning ...

La‘akea Village to benefit from gasoline sales program

La‘akea Village has been selected as the second-quarter 2019 beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels “Fuel up. Do Good.” program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the local community and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline ...

Teen named ‘Youth of the Year’ by Boys & Girls Clubs

Selected among five outstanding youths, Chassen Kosi-Cortez has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, making him this year’s recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the Eugene & Ruth Freedman Family Foundation. The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious ...

Supporting school gardens

The nonprofit organization Grow Some Good celebrated 10 years of growing school garden programs at its seventh annual Taste of School Gardens fundraiser March 9 at Maui Tropical Plantation. More than 350 attendees enjoyed an evening of dishes from fine restaurants and a selection of beverages ...

Punana Leo o Maui to present 2019 Ho‘omau

Punana Leo o Maui’s parent group, Na Leo Pulama o Maui, invites the public to attend the 32nd annual Ho‘omau from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. In conjunction with Maui’s Hawaiian Medium Education programs, the island’s largest celebration of ‘Olelo ...

Kula resident celebrates 108th birthday

Margaret O’Connor of Kula celebrated her 108th birthday Jan. 27 with neighbors, friends and family, including her son Brian O’Connor of Kihei. The honoree started the party with a sparkly tiara and warm conversation with her guests. She was surprised the party was for her and she ...

Iao School students participate in peer mediation

Iao Intermediate School is striving toward becoming a Restorative Practices school by developing peaceful warriors via a peer mediation program. Iao is partnering with the nonprofit group NVCnextgen to install a systematic approach to teaching students how to resolve conflict through peer ...

Local Briefs

Liz May receives Rotary award Liz May, a member of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, is the recipient of the “Be the Inspiration” Rotary International 2018-19 award. She was chosen from the 10 Rotary Clubs of Maui by Assistant District Gov. Marti Wukelic. At a recent meeting of the Rotary ...

Students win DAR Haleakala Chapter history essay contests

Students were encouraged to participate in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s American History essay contests in the fall of 2018. The local NSDAR Haleakala Chapter promotes the annual contest in public, private, home school and charter schools. The ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School Third Quarter Head of School’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Kekai Apana, Paulina Brotherton, Asia Davidson, Jeaneau Dugied, Cody Frampton, Esken Guarin, Tynan Hagan, Erika Hammer, Tulip Hori, Byron Joiner, Brooke Karatsu-Boteilho, Malia ...

Art Maui scholarship recipients

Every year, Art Maui presents scholarships to high school seniors whose portfolios have been judged by the Art Maui juror. This year, Lisa Yoshihara selected four students to receive a $2,000 scholarship each. The awards presentation took place at the Schaefer Gallery on March 10. Pictured are ...