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Exploring long-term care options in Maui County

In Hawaii, we are blessed with the longest life expectancy in the country. This is due in part to medical advances, preventive care, decreased smoking rates and increased focus on adopting healthy lifestyles.The flip side of this trend is that as we reach into our 80s, 90s and even 100s, the ...

Students receive scholarships from Maui Puerto Rican Association

The Maui Puerto Rican Association presented five grants totaling $3,900 to Maui scholars on July 18 at the association's 35th anniversary celebration and dance.Grantees included:* Chantel Dickson, a 2015 graduate of Baldwin High School, received $700 to assist her in beginning her studies ...

MAFCE awards five $2,000 scholarships

The Maui Association for Family and Community Education recently awarded $2,000 college scholarships to five students.The awardees are: Noah Hoopai Feliciano of Hana High School, attending University of Hawaii at Hilo; Shantel Longboy of Maui High School, attending Colorado State University; ...

Rotary Club announces Palaka Awards finalists

The Rotary Club of Kahului has announced its six finalists for the 2015 Michael H. Lyons II annual Palaka Awards. The finalists are community volunteers who embody the memory of Mike Lyons' legacy of living the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self," according to an announcement.The finalists ...

Local Briefs

50 bed mattresses donated to nonprofitMaui Family Support Services received a donation of 50 Tempur-Pedic mattresses for program participants on June 30. The beds, worth approximately $85,000, were donated by BedMart Mattress Superstores in partnership with Tempur-Pedic."Maui Family Support ...

Youth center awards four scholarships

The Pa'ia Youth & Cultural Center has announced this year's recipients of the PYCC Scholarship Fund. In existence since 2005, the PYCC Scholarship Fund was solely funded by the Campbell Family until this year when other community members added to the funds. The scholarship is open to ...

Maui Food Innovation Center wins SBA Growth Accelerator Award

President Barack Obama announced the winners of the Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Fund Competition at White House Demo Day on Tuesday, with one of the awards going to the Maui Food Innovation Center at University of Hawaii Maui College.The competition recognizes ...

Remodel for hardware store

FIRST PHOTO: Zenshin Daiko drummers perform at the grand opening for the remodel of Kula Hardware & Nursery on July 25.SECOND PHOTO: True Value Hardware representative Eric Garner (left) presents a commemorative plaque to Kula Hardware & Nursery owners Wally, Toni and daughter ...

Eradication of invasive plant helps albatross

Midway Atoll has gone to the birds. Every year 3 million seabirds flock to 1,500 acres of land 1,200 miles northwest of Honolulu. The former naval air station is also the most remote seabird colony in the world, home to 1.5 million Laysan albatross (65 percent of the global population) as well ...

All-female executive team to lead Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

Members of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce elected officers for the coming year at its recent annual meeting and also welcomed three new members to serve on the board of directors.Members elected an all-female executive team composed of President Doreen Pua Canto; Vice President ...

Toastmasters officers inducted at meeting

Toastmasters of Maui Area Gov. Irene Zilich inducted the No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club's new officers on July 10. Officers were inducted at their regular Toastmaster meeting, which is held at noon on Fridays at University of Hawaii Maui College.The No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club new slate of officers ...

Local Briefs

Free drop-in keiki screening fair at mallImua Family Services and its team of specialized children's therapists will provide a free drop-in screening fair at Queen Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Families can meet and speak with therapists regarding ...

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation founder to speak at UH-MC

David Krieger, founder and president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at this year's annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance program on Thursday at University of Hawaii Maui College in the Pilina Building multipurpose room. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for origami ...

In the Service

Second Lt. Ty Vanderlaan recently graduated from U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. VanderLaan is a 2010 graduate from Lahainaluna High School and 2014 graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.The United States Army Ranger School is an intense, 61-day combat ...

Maui filmmaker graduates Hawaii’s first transmedia accelerator program

Maui filmmaker Joey Rocha has completed Hawaii's first transmedia accelerator program with his feature film project, "Kite Kids: Legend of the Aloha Stone." The six-month Global Virtual Studios Transmedia Accelerator program was launched in 2004. It is designed to build a company from the ...

Lions Club raises $10K for Women Helping Women

Haleakala Lions Club President Kevin Saiki recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Executive Director Stacey Moniz of Women Helping Women, which provides emergency shelter and programs for victims of domestic violence.The presentation was made possible by the club's participation in The ...