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Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL4th quarterPrincipal's Commendation List4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageNote: (+) denotes students with grade-point average above 4.0 because of student work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes.Grade 9 - Roxan Cristine Alforque, Eden Borrmann, Rebecca Buenrostro ...

Keep your smile! Dental health matters

Seniors are at risk for a number of oral health challenges. Joyce Yamada, University of Hawaii Maui College dental assisting program coordinator, has teamed up with the Frank and Gertrude Doyle Foundation and Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit to provide dental information and packets for ...

Rotary Clubs announce school supplies drive

Starting Saturday, the Rotary Clubs on Maui will spend a weekend at the entrances to a number of businesses to collect school supplies for the children and teachers of Maui.This is the ninth consecutive year that a School Supplies Drive has been sponsored by Maui Rotary Clubs. Listed below are ...

In the Service

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Atom Christopher S. Figueroa 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 ...

Local Briefs

Community center on meeting agendaThe Waikapu Community Association will hold a special general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Waikapu Community Center to discuss the Waikapu Community Center expansion and Waikapu Basketball Court reconstruction projects.A presentation by the ...

Lions Clubs hold joint installation of officers

A joint installation of 2015-16 officers for the Airport Lions, East Maui Lions, Haleakala Lions, Kahului Lions, Maui Lions and Mauna Kahalawai Lions was held at the ILWU Hall in Wailuku on June 9. Installed as presidents were Cecilia Hoopai, Airport Lions; Myrna Costello, East Maui Lions, ...

July 31 deadline for HC&S 2015 grant program

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. has launched its 2015 HC&S Community Initiative, a follow-up to the community grant program initiated in 2014. This year's fund aims to support "Maui's Kids and Families." Grant applications and information are available on the HC&S ...

Maui musicians recognized for lifetime achievement

Henry Allen was recognized with a County of Maui Proclamation by Mayor Alan Arakawa on June 22 for his contributions to the art of Hawaiian music. Arakawa also congratulated Allen for his 2015 Na Hoku Hano Hano Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts.Allen has been ...

Molokai student receives $10,000 Ambassador of Aloha scholarship

Molokai High School's Sarah 'Alohilani Jenkins recently received the $10,000 Ambassador of Aloha scholarship for 2015 from the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.It is awarded each year to one individual that exemplifies outstanding skill and leadership in the classroom, in sports and in the ...

In the Service

Air Force Airman 1st Class Charles S. Tomlinson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air ...

Tracking water in forests and at home

Big Bog, high above Hana on the windward slopes of East Maui, and Puu Kukui, in West Maui,are some of the wettest places on the Earth with 360-400 inches of rainfall a year, so it's hard to imagine water could ever run short.When overrun with water, it's easy not to think about times of ...

Grants

The following foundations and entities contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others:Akaku: Maui Community Media received two grants to support its Youth Broadband Education Awareness Mentoring (YBEAM) program on Molokai. The first is a $4,000 grant from the Maui Economic ...

Family celebration at visual arts center

The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center will present "Family Day Celebration 2015" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at 2841 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao.This family-friendly celebration marks the opening of the Hui's annual Youth Art Exhibition, featuring artwork created by nearly 250 Maui youths. There will ...

Local Briefs

'Night of Magic' to benefit Kokua Fund"A Night of Magic" ball to benefit the Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund will take place Saturday at the Grand Wailea Resort. This semiformal-attired event will begin with a no-host cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30. Individual ...

Maui Matsuri announces contest winners

Maui Matsuri organizers announced their contest winners from the 15th annual Maui Matsuri festival held on May 16 at University of Hawaii Maui College.The event celebrated Japanese culture with offerings of food, art, crafts and entertainment. Included in the cultural event were various ...

Scholarships awarded to 2 Baldwin students

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui recently presented a $1,000 scholarship to Baldwin High School graduates Layke Yamauchi and Stefani-Frances Sachiko Balala.Yamauchi, the son of Lance and Lynn Yamauchi, will be attending Oregon State University and majoring in biology. Some of his ...

Duke’s Beach House awards staff at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School

Duke's Beach House recently recognized Desirae Kapuras, Eileen Medvec and Lora-Lea LaMarre of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for March, April and May, respectively. The honorees were nominated for their outstanding work and dedication to the school.Kapuras, a ...

July 15 application deadline for fellows program

The Fund for the Pacific Century, a charitable, nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its 15th class of Pacific Century Fellows. The program, modeled after the White House Fellows Program, is designed to recognize and encourage Hawaii's future leaders.The nine-month program will ...