Community News

Anti-bullying film to screen at libraries

The Hawaii State Public Library System will present "A Place in the Middle," a Hawaii-made anti-bullying film at the heart of a new culturally centered campaign for safe and inclusive schools, in a series of free community screenings.Created by Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu and directed by Dean Hamer and ...

Workshop: Using census data to build a business plan

Maui Economic Development Board will offer a new workshop, "Just the Facts: Using U.S. Census Demographic Data to Build a Business Plan," on Friday as part of its Technical Assistance Series.The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the MEDB Malcolm Center, 1305 N. Holopono St., ...

Carden Academy opens pre-kindergarten classroom

Carden Academy announces the opening of a new pre-kindergarten classroom and the completion of Phase One of its "greening" of the campus, which included installing new air conditioners in each classroom.Twelve 4-year-olds enjoyed their first day on campus on Aug. 19, in a new classroom and ...

Hulu Lindsey will headline fundraiser for historic church

Advance tickets are on sale for The Kokua Ka Hale Pule (Support the Church) event from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center. All proceeds will aid the repair and restoration of Ka'ahumanu Church in Wailuku. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic ...

Local Briefs

Tour under full moon at KIRC propertyMahina'ai Night will offer a guided tour of Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission's new walking trail on its Kihei property, live music by University of Hawaii Maui College's Institute of Hawaiian Music, food vendors, and an opportunity to talk story with ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:The Matson Foundation donated $1,000 to help provide meals and activities for senior citizens through Maui County's Congregate Nutrition Program-Kaunoa Senior Services.* * *Ka'anapali ...

Volunteers work to improve school library

Volunteers recently participated in the first phase of the project to improve the library at Kihei Elementary School. It has not been updated since its installation in the mid-1980s, according to a news release.Work included emptying the building of all books and shelving to accommodate the ...

55 Interact Club students learn about leadership

Fifty-five Maui County high school Interact Club students from seven Maui County high schools gathered at University of Hawaii Maui College on Sept. 12 to learn about leadership and meet representatives of their sponsoring Rotary Clubs.This one-day Interact Workshop was directed by Joanne ...

Maui Girl Scouts explore careers

Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts on Maui participated in the "Barbie - Be Anything, Do Everything" program on Aug. 15. Imitating Barbie and her ability to "try on" different careers, the Girl Scouts in kindergarten through 3rd grade had the opportunity to work with industry professionals to ...

Local Briefs

Breadfruit cooking demonstration todayChef John Cadman, maker of Pono Pies and Maui 'Ulu Hummus, will be highlighting breadfruit ('ulu) as a substitute for potato in a cooking demonstration at Whole Foods Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today."People are amazed at what you can make with ...

Maui student wins first prize in national contest

Sydney Dempsey, a student at Maui High School, is a winner in the Go For Broke National Education Center's 2015 High School and College Student Essay and Video Contest.Fourteen students will share $6,500 in prize money, and the top 30 winners receive complimentary tickets to attend GFBNEC's ...

Maui leadership program, Ka Ipu Kukui, selects 2016 fellows

Continuing its mission to develop the future leadership of Maui, the Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows entered its ninth year by welcoming 14 new fellows into the 2016 cohort on Aug. 11.Attending from across the county, including the island of Lanai, the current fellows represent a diverse cross-section of ...

In the Service

Army Pfc. Joseph E. Sheets Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, ...

Wailuku native patrolling Middle East waters with the U.S. Navy

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Feliciano, a 2014 graduate of Baldwin High School, is a fire controlman on the Bahrain-based ship USS Dextrous. Bahrain is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Arabian Gulf.Navy firemen are responsible for firefighting on board the ship and ...

Kiwanians cook, serve dinner at homeless shelter

Maui Kiwanians prepared, cooked and served a chili, rice and cornbread dinner at Ka Hale a Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center on Aug. 15.Led by head chef Michael Snyder, the team included Brian and Sharon Klaschka, Dave Rudd, Don Bartholomew, Shawna McLaughlin, Bob, Kamille and Kalla Pellettieri.

Nani Fay Paglinawan to receive lifetime achievement award

Women Helping Women will award longtime advocate Nani Fay Paglinawan a lifetime achievement award at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa's Church in Kihei.The award ceremony will follow a conference hosted by Women Helping Women, Child and Family Services, the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's ...