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No immediate plans to reintroduce koloa on Maui

About 1.5 million years ago a handful of stray mallard ducks made their way to the Hawaiian Islands. They came from North America and found a hospitable home in Hawaii.Mallards are remarkably adaptable: They are omnivorous and will eat virtually anything. They can make a home in saltwater, ...

Grants

Habitat for Humanity Maui is receiving a portion of Habitat for Humanity International's $6.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund critical positions and partner with more families in need of a decent and affordable place to call home.Habitat for ...

Local Briefs

Presentation about plant-based diet"Miracles Of A Plant-Based Diet," a presentation by Dr. Grace Chen, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.Chen, a board-certified emergency physician with a special interest in lifestyle medicine, will speak about ...

Scholarships awarded to 10 recent high school graduates

Maui AJA Veterans Inc. and Maui's Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans have awarded 10 $1,000 scholarships to graduates of Valley Isle high schools.The recipients are listed here, with their high school, parents, town of residence and their plans for college, as given on their scholarship ...

Women Helping Women receive donation

The 100 Men Who Care - Maui Chapter recently presented $4,200 to Women Helping Women as the selected organization of the group's fourth meeting. Women Helping Women Executive Director Stacey Moniz accepted the contributions on behalf of the organization."We are so honored to have been chosen by ...

Napili Kai Foundation awards $20,000 in scholarships

The Napili Kai Foundation presented $20,000 in scholarships May 17 at the conclusion of a special performance heralding the start of its 50th year of existence at the Napili Kai Beach Resort.The eight awardees, all alumni of Lahainaluna High School, are:* Paige Cajudoy, a 10-year member of the ...

Maui Scottish Rite presents 10 scholarships

The Maui Scottish Rite has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to Maui County students since its inception over 25 years ago.This year, the Maui Scottish Rite Scholarship Committee has chosen 10 outstanding Maui County students to each receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist them in their ...

5th-grade student wins Peace Poetry Contest for Molokai

Fifth-grade student Kairee Lima-Villa from Kualapuu Elementary School was the grand prize winner for Molokai island in the 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Contest. Lima-Villa's Hawaiian language poem was selected from a field of more than 200 Molokai student ...

Makawao native keeps the Navy’s newest, advanced aircraft in the air

A Makawao native is serving with a U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron that flies the Navy's newest and most technologically-advanced aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.Petty Officer 2nd Class Makalei Stone is an aviation electronics technician attached to Commander Electronic Attack Wing U.S. ...

Registration open for free workshop that will help businesses save money

The Maui Economic Development Board will present a free workshop titled "Hidden Gems: State Programs To Save Your Business Money" from 9 a.m. to noon July 14 at MEDB's Malcolm Center, 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 5, in Kihei.Attendees will learn about two state Department of Business, Economic ...

3 Maui schools win cash for active living

More than 1,584 students, teachers and staff members from 14 participating schools competed to win cash prizes during the semiannual Fire Up Your Feet Spring Activity Challenge.Using the Fire Up Your Feet online activity tracker, schools logged more than 1,012,089 minutes of physical activity - ...

Grants

The Maui Food Bank's Aloha BackPack Buddies program recently received a $45,000 grant from The Wal-Mart Foundation's Hawaii State Giving Council. The grant will provide 9,000 food backpacks a month for kids in need across Maui County. That works out to 54,000 meals for the upcoming 2016-17 ...

Local Briefs

Two-day obon festival at Paia missionThe Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission obon festival will take place Friday and Saturday at 253 Hana Highway in Paia. Services will begin at 6 p.m. in the temple. Food booths will open at 6:30 p.m.Taiko performances by Maui Taiko on July 8 and Zenshin Daiko on July ...

St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club awards four scholarships

The St. Theresa Filipino Catholic Club in South Maui recently awarded $2,000 in scholarships to four students of Maui public high schools, class of 2016. The recipients were honored during the club's fourth annual Flores de Mayo celebration at the St. Theresa Church courtyard.Scholarships of ...

Na Hale O Maui elects new board

Na Hale O Maui, a community land trust providing affordable homes in perpetuity, held its 10th annual meeting May 21 and honored departing Executive Director John Andersen and the organization's outstanding volunteers: Dawn DeRego, board president, and Justin Hughey, the board's vice president ...

Foundation presents scholarship

The African American Heritage Foundation of Maui recently presented Yasmin Soares with its $1,000 academic scholarship.Soares is a 2016 Molokai High School graduate and will be attending Liberty University in Virginia.She will also receive a Kindle Fire from the foundation in order to download ...

Dramatic reading for keiki at library

Papa Lopaka (Robert DeVinck) will give a dramatic reading of the Classics Illustrated comic book of Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" at 3 p.m. July 13 at Kihei Public Library. Following the reading, Lopaka will encourage children to read the original book.

Bleaching a major threat to coral reefs

With coral bleaching making headlines these days, folks may be wondering why the topic is so important. Here's why:Coral bleaching is a phenomenon that causes corals to expel their zooxanthellae - plant cells that give corals their coloration - and turn dead white. The symbiotic relationship ...

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL4th QuarterNa Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students)Pookela4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageThese students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes.Grade 10 - Chandler Cowell, Isaiah Kim, Kai RichardsonGrade 11 - Emi Abe, ...

Older Americans receive recognition

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Office on Aging, has announced the winners of Maui County's 48th annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The awards program was held on May 13 at the Kahili Golf Course's Nahele Ballroom in Waikapu to ...