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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 ...

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'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 ...

Baldwin graduate wins full college scholarship

Baldwin High School graduate David Cabanero has been admitted to Wesleyan University and has been awarded a full, four-year Questbridge National College Match Scholarship.Questbridge received 11,654 applications from students across the nation for 2014-15. After a first round selection of 4,180 ...

AAUW awards 3 scholarships

Three students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at the University of Hawaii Maui College recently received scholarships from the American Association of University Women.Cheska Rhose Liwag, who is working toward a Bachelor of Applied Science and Information ...

Maui Canoe Club awards scholarship

Taylor "Lihau" Collier is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship from the Maui Canoe Club.She is a 2015 graduate of King Kekaulike High School and had a 4.0 grade-point average over all four years.Collier has participated in canoe races with both the Hawaiian Canoe Club and Lae'ula o ...

Homesteaders association awards two scholarships

The Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Karlee-Ann K.M. Peters and Rachel A. Kaulupali.Both girls are residents of Waiohuli, Kula.Peters is a 2015 graduate of King Kekaulike High School. She will attend the University of Hawaii Maui College in the ...

Scholarships go to two women

LeUsoga Samoa Of Maui $500 scholarships have been awarded to two young women of Samoan ancestry: Grace Fisher of Maui High School and Tiare Laufou of Kamehameha Schools Maui.Both students will be attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Turtle nesting season is here

Summer is finally here, bringing us brighter days, warmer weather and a new turtle-nesting sea-son. From now until December, Hawaii's sea turtles will be busy digging nests and laying eggs around Maui's beautiful shoreline.A successful nesting season is vital for the survival of Hawaiian sea ...

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Free drop-ins this week at Maui FitUH Maui Fit is offering free drop-ins to any of its fitness classes from Monday to Saturday, followed by 50 percent off summer membership starting July 6.The fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College has a summer schedule of nearly 30 classes, ...

Training center provides police with tactical medical program

The Maui EMS Training Center conducted a Law Enforcement First Response - Tactical Casualty Care course in April.Located at the University of Hawaii Maui College, the center is part of the University of Hawaii and is affiliated with Kapiolani Community College's Department of Emergency Medical ...

Rotary Clubs bring home district awards

Four Maui Rotary Clubs recently took home awards at the Rotary International District 5000 Convention at the Hilton Waikaloa Resort on the Big Island in the categories listed below:* The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise was named Club-of-the-Year for the Small Club Division and won awards in the ...

LHS Foundation presents more than $179,000 in scholarships

The Lahainaluna High School Foundation presented 43 administered scholarships from 29 different donors, for a total awarded amount exceeding $179,000 at a ceremony in Lahainaluna's new cafeteria on May 6.This year's awards included three new scholarships, two created and funded by Lahainaluna ...

Scholarships perpetuate the legacy of Bill Conner

Valley Isle Road Runners has initiated a new scholarship to perpetuate the legacy of Bill Conner, a longtime member of the Maui running community.The first two recipients of the 2015 Billy Conner Scholarship in Track and Field and Cross Country are Keoni Frampton of Kamehameha Schools Maui and ...

Book about Haleakala Ranch recognized with media award

The book "Haleakala Ranch: Celebrating the 125th Anniversary" was recognized with an Interpretive Media Award at Historic Hawai'i Foundation's 2015 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony in Honolulu on June 8. Scott Meidell, vice president and general manager for Haleakala Ranch Co., accepted the ...