Community News

Doorway Into Light will celebrate third anniversary

Doorway Into Light is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate its third year as Hawaii's only nonprofit funeral home.There will be live music and pupus throughout the day.Hawaii's only certified green funeral home displays biodegradable caskets and urns and includes an ...

Grants

To perpetuate its efforts toward improving the lives of Hawaiian children through education, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs recently awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui a grant of $375,600 for two years. The funds will be used to support the club's homework assistance program "Power ...

Community leaders recognized for work with health coalition

Maui state Sen. Roz Baker and Maui County Council Vice Chair Don Guzman were among five honored by the Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition of Maui County (NPAC) at the coalition's annual meeting on June 26. Three new board members also were named to the NPAC board of directors at ...

Dinner and auction will benefit STEM education

"Pathways to our Future," an annual fundraiser dinner for the Maui Economic Development Board Ke Alahele Education Fund, returns Aug. 29 at the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea.This year's event will spotlight Maui County's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) stars while raising ...

Two Maui girls receive Ki-Aikido Youth Award

Two Maui Ki-Aikido youths have been chosen as the 2015 recipients of the Shinichi Suzuki Sensei Ki-Aikido Youth Award. Brianna Leval and Fiona McGrath will each receive two Hawaii Ki Federation seminars with all expenses paid, along with other dojo training fees for one year.The youth award is ...

Rotary Club presidents inducted at ceremony

For the second consecutive year, the presidents of each of the 11 Maui Rotary Clubs were inducted into their positions at one all-island ceremony.The ceremony was held at the Seascape Restaurant in Maalaea on June 26 and was attended by over 100 Rotary members and guests.Also assuming their ...

Local Briefs

Presentations part of free wellness fairThe 18th annual First Hawaiian Bank Maui PrimeTime Wellness Fair will take place from 8:15 to noon on Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1300 Maui Lani Parkway in Kahului. Admission is free and open to the public.There will be ...

Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival seeks sponsors

The 2015 Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival presented by the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Maui Mall."The festival is part of the monthlong celebration of October as Filipino-American History Month," said Melen Agcolicol, president of ...

Rotarian will travel to China as part of vocational training team

Joanne Laird, past president of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise, will be traveling to Lanzhou, Ghansu China, as part of a Rotary International Vocational Training Team (VTT) Project. VTTs are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field ...

Portuguese Association of Maui awards two scholarships

The Portuguese Association of Maui awarded two grants of $1,000 each to Raeann Mukini and Grant Wolf on July 5 during a luncheon ceremony held at the Cameron Center.Mukini will begin her junior year at the University of Hawaii at Hilo this fall, pursuing a degree in business administration. She ...

Three Maui students receive scholarships

Three Maui students are recipients of Hawaii Government Employees Association 2015-16 Charles R. Kendall and Russell K. Okata Scholarships.The recipients of $1,500 scholarships and the schools they are or will be attending are:* Kaylee Decambra, University of Hawaii at Hilo.* Celina Hayashi, ...

Associate, certificate degree programs offer faster path to career opportunity

When most people hear the word "college" they think about advanced degree programs that require apretty sizable financial and time commitment. But at University of Hawaii Maui College, there are a number of associate or certificate degree programs that don't take as long to complete and offer ...

Local Briefs

Nonprofit part of business anniversaryFustini's Oils & Vinegars is hosting a party to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Maui store and tasting room from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Shops at Wailea. The public is invited to attend the free event, which will feature music by ...

Performers will present Balinese dance and music

"Pasupati: Balinese Dance and Music," a free event, will be presented at the Hana Public & School Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program Finale at 2 p.m. Friday.Performers I. Made Widana and Anna Reynolds will offer an introduction to Balinese theater, music, puppetry and dance.In ...

Ipu Decorating Workshop at Maui botanical gardens

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host an Ipu Decorating Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Kumu Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond will teach the traditional Niihau style of processing fresh ipu (gourds), decorating and drying. Workshop participants will be able to create their own ornamental ...

‘Minding your own business’ workshop with psychologist

Maui Economic Development Board will offer a workshop titled "Minding Your Own Business: Entrepreneurial Psychology Basics and You" on Aug. 4. Led by prominent entrepreneurial psychologist Jennifer Johnston-Jones, the workshop is part of MEDB's Technical Assistance Series, a grass-roots effort ...

Maui AJA Veterans present 11 scholarships to students

Eleven recent graduates of Maui high schools will move on to higher education with some help from the Maui AJA Veterans Inc. and Maui's Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans.Each received a $1,000 scholarship. A luncheon for the recipients was held June 27 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial ...

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 ...