Community News

Maui Fair seeks sponsors

The 93rd Maui Fair, set to take place Sept. 24-27, is seeking sponsors.New sponsorship packages have been developed and are available to fit every budget, according to an announcement.For more information, contact Carolyn Nishimura, Gilbert & Associates, at Publicity@MauiFair.com or ...

Local Briefs

Scholarships for Startup WeekendThe Maui Economic Development Board is offering a limited number of scholarships for Hana, Lanai or Molokai residents to participate in the second annual Startup Weekend Maui.Scheduled on May 15-17, Startup Weekend inspires entrepreneurs to launch a startup in ...

Venomous spines give scorpionfish its name

The bottom of the ocean is home for many creatures; some of them burrowing into rocks or sand, resting on coral, or even in plain view. The scorpionfish - part of the Scorpaenidae family - is an ambush predator that spends most of its time resting perfectly still. This solitary creature appears ...

Youth orchestra to perform Spring Concert

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 10 in the Baldwin Auditorium.The concert is free and open to the public. Families and children are welcome to attend.The Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Rona Landrigan, will perform "Eine ...

Newly hired instructor will teach CORE class at UH-MC fitness center

Newly hired instructor Kapono Makahanaloa-Antunez will teach a CORE class at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Hawaii Maui College fitness center.There is a $5 drop-in fee for the class, which focuses on strengthening and stabilizing the core, which affects the entire body. All levels are ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL3rd 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, Syle Marie Anton, Eden Borrmann, Rebecca ...

Local Briefs

Imua Family Services topic of presentationDean Wong, executive director of Imua Family Services, will be guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.Wong has been the executive director of Imua Family Services for the past ...

Aloha ‘Aina

Lahainaluna High School's Boarding Program and Hawaiiana Club presented its 45th annual David Malo Day Ho'olaulea on April 18 on Boarders' Field at the high school.The theme was "Aloha 'Aina: Beloved Homeland."

LRF to award scholarships during breakfast meeting

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation will hold its 52nd annual meeting along with a Scholarship Awards Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pioneer Inn Courtyard, 658 Wharf St.In addition to the foundation business meeting and annual president's report of activities, the foundation will ...

BOH Foundation accepting nominations for Mike Lyons Maui Community Award

The Bank of Hawaii Foundation is accepting nominations/applications for the 2015 Bank of Hawaii Foundation Mike Lyons Maui Community Award. Nonprofit organizations on Maui, Lanai and Molokai are invited to apply by May 29. The award provides one or more grants up to $30,000. Nominations may be ...

Maui Zipline Co. offers free activities to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui

For the second year in a row, Maui Zipline Co. is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui during the month of May to provide free zip-line activities to all Bigs and Littles enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program."It's an honor to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a ...

Grants

The following foundations and entities contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others:Hawaii Pacific Solar, a Maui-based solar photovoltaic design and installation company, has awarded a $2,450 grant to Lahainaluna High School for its sustainability project.Students, under ...

How assessment creates innovation at UH-MC

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion in the media about the value of a college degree. Colleges ask students to devote significant time and money to acquiring an education. Shouldn't colleges have a process in place to investigate whether students are learning what they actually ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL3rd QuarterPrincipal's List4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Taysia Aspili, Mark Dominick Cabalse, Marielle Kaye Cendana, Punahele DeCosta, Denise Marie Angel Galano, Joshua Lee, Cheyenne Kamea Magno, Christian Marc Mailem, Kaleb Makimoto, Cassidy Matsuda, Nicole ...

Local Briefs

Dealing with conflict theme of workshopsMaui Mediation Services is offering a series of two-hour Saturday workshops on how to deal with and reduce conflict titled "How to Swim in Conflict and Not Drown."This workshop series is being led by internationally recognized peace trainers Jim and Jori ...

Youths create tag lines about dangers of underage drinking

In commemoration of April as Alcohol Awareness Month, the County of Maui's Underage Drinking Coalition recently presented awards to the youth winner and finalists in the alcohol awareness tag line contest.Participants from several youth centers and Boys and Girls Clubs were joined by county ...

Hyundai Tournament of Champions raises more than $340K for charity

The Hyundai Tournament of Champions has announced that the 2015 event raised a grand total of $341,000 for Maui charities. With this year's addition, the tournament and host organizations have donated over $5.3 million to Maui community charities since the tournament's move to Maui in 1999.The ...

Healthy Kids Day at Maui Family Y

The Maui Family Y invites the public to celebrate Healthy Kids Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului.This event will begin with a fun run and 5K around Keopuolani Park, followed by the second annual Kids Triathlon.The day will continue with family-friendly ...