Community News

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 ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Roots School in Haiku recently received a $5,000 grant from the Bank of Hawaii Foundation. The grant supports the school’s Growing Roots Capital Campaign, which is raising funds ...

Community of volunteers clean beach

Families, local groups, clubs and businesses joined forces to clean Waiehu Beach Park on March 2. Malama Maui Nui, in partnership with Blue Zones Project Maui and Sharkastics, facilitated more than 140 volunteers. In less than two hours, more than 12 acres of county park, shoreline, roadside ...

Book Trust’s new Hawaii director is Maui resident

Book Trust has selected Maui resident Katie McMillan as its new Hawaii director. Her position became effective Jan. 1. McMillan will lead the organization’s fundraising efforts in Hawaii and be responsible for overall outreach, program and communications to build a community of diverse and ...

Sponsor opportunities available for Made in Maui County Festival

The Maui Chamber of Commerce has announced that sponsorship opportunities are available for its sixth annual Made in Maui County Festival, to be held Nov. 1-2 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Considered Maui County’s largest products show, this award-winning event will ...

Young Maui filmmakers honored

A team of four high school students from Maui Huliau Foundation’s youth filmmaking program recently won the Silver Award for their film submission to the 2018 Ocean Awareness Contest. Sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, the Boston-based nonprofit created the contest to teach ...

‘Paint Out’ celebrates young artists

Youths in grades 3-12 learned painting techniques Feb. 17 during the Maui Plein Air Youth Outdoor Paint Out at Campbell Park in Lahaina. Their instructor was artist Darice Machel McGuire, owner of E-Art Studio. Maui Arts League and Honu and Frida’s restaurants sponsored the free painting ...

Zenshin Daiko will mark 20th anniversary with trip to Japan

Zenshin Daiko will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday by taking a trip to Japan. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to teaching taiko to children and sharing it with the community. Zenshin Daiko has performed all over Maui and the Neighbor Islands and in California, Wisconsin, ...

Local Briefs

Photo workshop set on mountain Haleakala National Park’s 2019 Artist in Residence, astrophotographer Stan Honda, will hold a public night sky photography workshop at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Headquarters Visitor Center in the park’s Summit District (7,000-foot elevation). The New ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Grade school students at St. Anthony School participated in the Kids Heart Challenge and the school raised more than $11,000 for the American Heart Association. St. Anthony ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Upper School Third Quarter Head of School’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Alana Battad, Cleo Borthwick, Maile Dougherty, Lucy Dustman, Evan Elsasser, Sean Fleetham, Noah Garcia, Robert Gibbons, Lona Girardin, Carver Glomb, Jessica Griffiths, Ethan ...

Maui TechOhana delivers insights for entrepreneurs

A packed house gathered to network and listen to Michael Powers at the Feb. 6 Maui TechOhana event presented by the Maui Economic Development Board and Hawaii Technology Development Corp. The event sold out two weeks prior with huge interest by the Maui tech community to learn and absorb from ...

King Kamehameha III School to present Ho‘ike

King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina will celebrate its annual Ho‘ike at 8:30 a.m. Friday on the school campus. The students who will represent the king and queen at this year’s festivities are King Ka‘eo Furtado, son of Michael Furtado and Malia Wong, and Queen Ella ...

Hui No‘eau recognizes an ‘angel’ with award

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center presented its Angel Award to Anne-Marie Forsythe during its Art Affair on Feb. 23. The event recognizes champions in the community for their extraordinary contributions with an the Angel Award. Past recipients have included George Allan, Bob Flint, Joe and Bev ...

Use of Akaku media topic of talk

Nicole “nico” Fisher, marketing and community outreach coordinator of Akaku Maui Community Media, will be guest speaker at the noon to 1 p.m. meeting on Monday of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului. Fisher will speak about Akaku resources via a presentation ...