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Three volunteers to receive awards from Boy Scouts Council

Volunteers have been selected to receive the prestigious Silver Beaver Award and District Award of Merit from Maui County Council and Boy Scouts of America at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the LDS Maui Lani Stake Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Ellie Leialoha will receive the ...

Happier holidays thanks to volunteers

FIRST PHOTO: Cherie Serrano and her, sons Joshua Serrano (left) and Caleb Serrano, were part of a group consisting of seven mothers and 12 children who put together 46 gift bags for children at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center over the holidays. Lianne Brink initiated the effort ...

In the Service

Bobby Hill has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the Hawaii Army National Guard.The Wailuku resident is currently assigned to the guard's Hawaii Medical Detachment as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services. His promotion took effect Oct. 14.Hill has served for 20 years in the Hawaii ...

Wong heads small business center office

Wayne Wong has been named center director for the Maui office of the Small Business Development Center Network.The mission of the network, a program of the University of Hawaii-Hilo funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is to drive the ...

Presale tickets for malassadas

St. Joseph Church in Makawao will have a malassadas sale on Feb. 9. Presale tickets are available for $10 per dozen. Tickets are limited by various pickup times and are on sale at the St. Joseph church office, 1294 Makawao Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Local Briefs

Interfaith service to recognize KingFaith Action for Community Equity will celebrate its fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Christ the King Church.This year's theme is "Our Lives Matter." The keynote speaker is Kehaulani Filimoe'atu, a Maui ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUIMiddle SchoolSecond QuarterPrincipal's List3.5-3.99 Grade-Point AverageGrade 6 - Rylee Andaya, Moani Tiare Atay, Kuumana Bailey, Kaiya Baisa, Sophia Bennett, Jacqueline Brandon, Nalikoleilani Cabanilla, Kainoa Carpenter, Kaena Cervantes, Taytum Chai, Kalae Ching, Amedee ...

Brown bag lunch series will promote brain health

Interest in brain health is at an all-time high - fueled in part by the rising numbers of adults affected by Alzheimer's disease. Last month the White House announced a historic $350 million increase for Alzheimer's disease research for this year's federal budget.Some of the most common ...

Monsanto’s Molokai farm achieves Wildlife Habitat Council certification

Monsanto has achieved the "Wildlife at Work" certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its conservation efforts on Molokai - the first company in Hawaii to receive this national recognition, according to a news release.WHC is a nonprofit group of corporations, conservation ...

Local Briefs

Food justice summit Saturday at MACCThe Maui Food Justice Summit will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the McCoy Studio Theater in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului.The free public program is part of "Challenging Global Impacts of the Agrochemical Industry: 2016 Food ...

2 new species of day gecko to look out for

Geckos are ubiquitous throughout the Hawaiian Islands today, but that was not always the case. Though lizards can colonize islands by clinging to drifting trees and plant material, the Hawaiian archipelago's extreme isolation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean likely prevented any terrestrial ...

JCS will present cultural award to 3 women

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui has announced that Jan Matsushita, Lynn Araki-Regan, and Yaeko Yamamoto will receive its prestigious Nihon Bunka Award at its annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year's) dinner scheduled on Jan. 30 in the Elleair Rainbow Ballroom at the Maui Beach Hotel.The Shinnen ...

2 speakers to share tips about the Fulbright Scholar Program

A Fulbright Scholar Program workshop will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the University of Hawaii Maui College in Room 102 of the Ka Lama Building.Learn about opportunities for teaching research, and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries. The workshop is for administrators, faculty ...

Peace Heroes recognized at ceremony

The Maui Seasons for Peace organization held the first Interfaith Service Ceremony on Dec. 11 at University of Hawaii Maui College in the Pilina Multipurpose Building.During this ceremony, emcee the Rev. Mary Omwake introduced participants speaking for seven different faith groups who each ...

Doorway Into Light has new radio show

Doorway Into Light has a new radio show, titled "Life and Death," that airs on Maui's public access community radio station KAKU 88.5 FM from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. It can also be heard streaming live at akaku.org/kaku-fm.There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School for the development of a new communications and media lab."This ...

New barriers protect Honoapiilani Highway

Workers from Global Construction placed Jersey barriers along an eroded section of Honoapiilani Highway last month as part of a project to replace about 1,000 feet of the seawall near Olowalu. The new seawall features stainless steel reinforcements in its concrete and resembles the wall built ...

Club builds asphalt aprons at bus stops

The Kiwanis Club of Maui recently completed two community service projects that benefitted Pukalani Elementary School and the nonprofit Women Helping Women that helps victims of domestic violence.At Pukalani Elementary School on Dec. 3, the club and Pacific Asphalt & Maintenance Inc. ...

Nothing common about commonly seen saddle wrasse

There might be a tendency to overlook the saddle wrasse (thalassoma duperrey) simply because it is one of the most commonly seen fish swimming over the reef. However, like many other wrasse species, it provides an interesting study in coloration changes, mating habits and behaviors.This endemic ...