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Toastmasters induct new officers

Members of No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club inducted new officers for the 2019-20 term on June 30. Presiding over the ceremony was Sarah Hambek, who will serve as incoming president of the club. Other new officers are: Ron Larson, sergeant at arms; Vicki MacDevitt, secretary; Daniela Fournier, ...

Savor time with grandchildren before the start of school year

The new school year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to savor those last few moments of grandparent-grandchild time before getting back into the school routine. Consider some of the following or brainstorm your own to take advantage of the last few weeks: • Have a picnic. ...

Chili Cookoff winners announced

The Makawao Merchants Association hosted its third annual Chili Cookoff at the Makawao Rodeo Parade on July 6. Eight contestants competed for the honor of the Best Chili in Makawao Town. More than 70 participants lent their taste buds and scored each chili. Here are the winners: • Best ...

Filipino chamber awards scholarships

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently awarded 19 scholarships to college-bound high school graduates. “Thanks to the success of our annual Scholarship Golf Tournament chaired by Bill Ruidas and our scholarship partners, we are able to award 19 scholarships this year,” ...

AAUW Maui Branch installs officers

The 2019-20 executive officers of the American Association of University Women’s Maui Branch were installed during a meeting May 25 at Moose McGillycuddy’s in Kihei. Parliamentarian Dorothy Tolliver conducted the installation of Cathy Thompson, president; Pat Gotschalk, finance officer; ...

Local Briefs

Meditation workshop offered at dojo A workshop on meditation for adults and teens will take place from 10 a.m to noon July 20 at Maui Ki-Aikido’s dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku. No experience necessary to participate. The class will be taught by Christopher Curtis, 8th dan head ...

Mamaki-munching pest highlights need for prevention

Last October, Keahi Bustamente was looking for rare snails in Olowalu Valley when he noticed a mamaki plant showing signs that something had been eating it. A quick look revealed the culprit was a black caterpillar. He plucked the unfamiliar insect in hopes he had found something new — ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL Fourth Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses. Grade 10 — Rejina Ria Yagin Grade 11 — Kailee Badua, Hailey Bogar, EddymarBen Cabading, Ryli Cherry, ...

Bon dance practice

Stacey Nikaido leads a bon dancing lesson June 22 at the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. This was the third year in a row that the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui has sponsored the event.

Program supports teachers

Roots School in Haiku will launch its new Kakou Program starting in the 2019-20 school year. The program is a new and innovative way to combat the universal problem of teacher burnout, according to an announcement. “We believe that we are the only school in the state to support teachers ...

Animal kindness taught through art

The Animal Kindness Club art class paints endangered species all year round. The children are age 5-15. The class pledge is “I promise to be kind to animals (as well as people) and to speak and act in defense of all helpless creatures.” Instructors Barbara Steinberg and her husband, ...

Students receive $1,000 scholarships for promoting Japanese culture

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui awarded $1,000 scholarships to Peytynn Kubo of Maui High School and Lexi Yokote and Zhenni He of Baldwin High School for their involvement and efforts in promoting the Japanese culture. Kubo has performed taiko for Zenshin Daiko for more than 10 years and ...

Teacher first recipient of award

Ernest Mendoza of Maui’s St. Anthony School (from left), Mike Rockers of Hawaii Catholic Schools and Dale Fryxell of Chaminade University of Honolulu are shown at the inaugural presentation of the Hawaii Catholic Schools Teacher of the Year award, The Golden Pineapple. Mendoza is the first ...

Local Briefs

Doctor will discuss foods that heal “Reversing Lupus, Sjogren’s and Other Chronic Diseases with Supermarket Foods” is the title of a free talk that will be presented by Brooke Goldner, M.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Topics will include the protocol ...

Coral spawning essential for survival of reef ecosystem

The Kumulipo (Hawaiian creation chant) states that life began with the coral polyp and as more life was born, it became more and more complex. It is believed that coral is an akua, or deity, that may be responsible for both life and death for natives to the islands. The historical and cultural ...

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL 4th 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., Maile Crowe, Akhil ...

Sixth-grader wins Molokai’s annual peace poetry contest

Sixth-grade student Kobey Nishihira-Asuncion from Kaunakakai Elementary School was awarded the grand prize in the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards. The ceremony took place in the Molokai Public Library on May 28 before a crowd of more than 60 people. “We are ...

Livestock Fair part of Maui AgFest

The Maui County 4-H Livestock Association teamed up for the first time with the Maui AgFest and held the 4-H Livestock show on June 1 at the War Memorial baseball fields. Children from 9-18 years old raise projects that include market beef steers, replacement heifers, market hogs, market ...

Crew preserves benches

Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club grounds crew, under the leadership of Grounds Manager Mike Segura, recently refinished 17 wooden benches at Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina. Shade from the 146-year-old tree covers two-thirds of the 1-acre park and provides a welcome respite from the hot Lahaina sun. ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: American Savings Bank announced that in the first quarter of 2019, it donated $318,133 to 15 nonprofit organizations across the state. The majority of the funds were raised through ...