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Community News

Schools, student-athletes honored

HMSA recently celebrated Hawaii’s top high schools and the finest scholar athletes from across the state at the 2019 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon at the Hawaii Convention Center. School leaders, athletic directors, and family members attended the event to support ...

Local Briefs

Youth program topic for speaker Courtney Ikawa, regional director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Maui, will be guest speaker during the noon to 1 p.m. meeting on Monday of the Rotary Club of Kahului at Tante’s Island Cuisine in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului. Lunch costs $20. Ikawa will ...

Vapes can contain more nicotine than cigarettes

We all know that smoking cigarettes is bad for our health. It remains the leading cause of preventable death and is a contributing factor to cancer, lung disease, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. In Hawaii, 14 percent of all adults currently smoke cigarettes, but rates are higher among ...

In the Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Ethan S. Gabriles 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 fitness ...

Honor Rolls

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

Pancake breakfast will benefit museum

The Makawao History Museum will continue its new tradition of serving pancakes the morning of the Makawao Rodeo Parade. Freshly made pancakes and Portuguese sausage will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Habibi, 3655 Baldwin Ave. Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased ahead of time at the ...

Dinner and auction will benefit STEM education

The Maui Economic Development Board has announced that its annual MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction, “Pathways to Our Future,” will be held this Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui. Reservations are available at ...

Keeping the beach clean

The Maui Beach Hotel Ohana participated in a community service project on May 22 at Kahului Harbor. Teammates and their ohana volunteered their time for the beach cleanup service project.

Four Maui Rotary clubs recognized with awards

The Rotary International 2019 District 5000 Conference was recently held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Awards were presented to individual clubs in recognition of group efforts from July 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019: • The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea received recognition ...

Special delivery

Maui letter carriers collected 51,352 pounds of food and $765 from their postal patrons to donate to the Maui Food Bank during their 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food drive on May 11. The haul will help the food bank provide approximately 44,809 meals for those in need. ...

Na Hoaloha welcomes new executive director

Na Hoaloha welcomed new Executive Director Kea Hokoana-Gormley at an open house on May 1. Community agency leaders, volunteers and community business partners joined in the special Lei Day event. Hokoana-Gormley is known throughout the community as a co-founder of Talking Stories, a 501 ...

Wailea Community Association awards scholarships

Wailea Community Association awarded scholarships totaling $30,000 to five Maui County seniors at a reception held in their honor at Tommy Bahama Restaurant in The Shops at Wailea on May 21. For the 18th year, WCA’s Community Relations Committee reviewed numerous applications for its ...

Vendor space available at Native Hawaiian wellness gathering

Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Maui’s Native Hawaiian Health Care System, announces its second annual ‘Aha Mauliola — A Native Hawaiian Wellness Gathering from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus, and is currently accepting vendor applications for participation ...

Local Briefs

Service to remember military veterans The Korean War Veterans Association of Maui No Ka Oi 282 Chapter will host its annual candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at War Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku. The veterans invite members of the public to participate in honoring all military ...

Net Zero project could be first in nation for college campus

If you’ve driven in the last few months along Wahinepio Avenue — the street that runs between our campus and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center — we hope you’ve noticed a lot of activity behind our ‘Ike Le‘a (Science) Building. Construction began in February and now, our solar ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Caring K9s make seniors’ day

Members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset recently visited the West Maui Adult Day Care Center and sponsored a visit by the Caring K9s Therapy Dogs. Melodie Ulman and her therapy dog Kodi and Graham Richmond and his therapy dog Indy visited with each of the clients at the Adult Day Care ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School Fourth Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Alohalani Chun, Haven De Silva, Jaime DeLima, Sydney DuBach, Bransyn Hong, Kalia Kaneta, Sadie Navas, Noah Pacheco, Errol Sheehan, Keahi Sjostrand, Chaysen Tanaka Grade 7 — ...

Royal High Tea raises $25K for Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats

Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats presented its inaugural Royal High Tea fundraiser on April 28. The event raised $25,000 to help fund 30 scholarships for cancer survivors to attend this year’s retreat at Napili Kai Resort, Sept. 20-22. With 90 guests in attendance, the event featured a tour of ...

Seminars to explore local preservation

Two free Preservation in Practice half-day seminars will be offered by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation this week: • 8:30-1 p.m. Thursday — Lahainaluna High School cafeteria. • 8:30-1 p.m. Friday — Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Morgado Hall. Open to the public, these seminars ...

MOKK awards 2 college scholarships

Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai has awarded two $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are Stacia Eng of Lahainaluna High School and Micah Ban of Maui High School. Eng is the daughter of Kelcie Matsui and Joshua Eng. She will be attending Washington State University with plans to pursue a degree in ...