Community News

Entries sought for Food Products Recipe Contest

Hawaii Food Products Recipe Contest organizers are seeking new, locally made food products that utilize Hawaii grown and/or made ingredients. Sponsored by the Maui Food Technology Center, the contest will be held during the Maui County Ag Festival at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu on ...

Students receive recognition at career development conference

The Maui Distributive Education Clubs of America Chapters participated in the annual DECA Career Development Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on Feb. 10-11.Students competed in two role-play situations and one written test event.The following students received recognition ...

Small Business Revitalization grants available for Hana and Molokai

The Mayor's Office of Economic Development has announced that $24,000 in Small Business Revitalization grants were awarded to small businesses on Lanai, and noted that applications are now being accepted for a second round of grants for businesses in Hana and on Molokai. The grant awards will ...

Large amount of sea life is found only in Hawaii

Being the most remote group of islands in the world offers a unique setting and an opportunity to see animals you may have never seen before. Seventy million years ago, the Hawaiian Islands were formed by volcanic activity in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and an ocean environment unlike any ...

Superhero theme for fundraiser

Women Helping Women has announced it will host its 18th annual elegant tea fundraiser from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on March 8 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.The theme of this year's event, which falls on International Women's Day, is "Sometimes You Have to Be Your Own Superhero," a tribute ...

In the Service

Air Force Senior Airman Jensen L. Somera, a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School, joined airmen from across the Air Force to participate in the Global Strike Challenge on Sept. 21, a competition designed to demonstrate bomber, missile, helicopter, maintenance and security forces ...

MAFCE recognizes outstanding member

The Maui Association of Family and Community Education held its achievement luncheon on Dec. 13 at the Maui Beach Hotel. The guest speaker was Lilia Lopez-Rahman, author of "For the Sake of Louise," her personal story of emotional domestic abuse.Chaclyn Barut was awarded Outstanding Member of ...

Romero Demirbag named administrative director of Honolulu Waldorf School

The Honolulu Waldorf School board of trustees has named Jocelyn Romero Demirbag as administrative director, replacing Helen Sanchez Platell, effective today.Romero Demirbag has spent 25 years in Hawaii's independent school community, including 17 years at Haleakala Waldorf School on Maui as ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOLSecond QuarterPrincipal's Commendation List4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageNote: (+) denotes students with grade-point average above 4.0 because of work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes.Grade 9 - Carley Akahoshi, Syle Marie Anton, Niveen Bacalso, Eden Borrmann, ...

Local Briefs

MECO's plans for energy topic of talkMaui Electric Co's. Kau'i Awai-Dickson will share the company's proposed energy plans during a "Let's Talk Energy" presentation at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.MECO's energy plans intend to ...

Make-A-Wish cites Emily Bott for lifetime achievement

Make-A-Wish Hawaii recently presented 93-year-old Maui resident Emily Bott with its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her more than 20 years spent granting wishes for Maui keiki battling life-threatening medical conditions.Over her years of service, she has granted countless wishes to ...

Fundraiser to help Hale Kau Kau fulfill its mission in South Maui

Doors will open for the 16th annual Hale Kau Kau Fundraiser at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in the Aulani Ballroom.There will be live and silent auctions, a Pacific Rim style dinner with no-host bar, and - again this year - music and dancing to the island-style ...

Boy Scouts recognize adult volunteers

The Maui County Council Boy Scouts of America recently held its annual banquet and recognized key volunteers for their outstanding service to Scouting and the community, and kicked off the year with a $25,000 donation from Alexander & Baldwin Inc. toward a capital campaign for Camp ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL2nd QuarterPrincipal's List4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Taysia Aspili, Kylie Amber Buere, Gabrielle Bugtong, Chinnie Mae Diane Dancel, Denise Marie Angel Galano, Joshua Lee, Cheyenne Kamea Magno, Cassidy Matsuda, Jenna Okazaki, Nicole Otsuka, Blessiemae ...

File early for best results on financial aid, scholarships

If you're a high school student or parent of a high school student, you probably know thatFebruary is an important month to apply for financial aid and scholarships. But that's also true for anyone thinking about attending college this fall.Last year, 59 percent of University of Hawaii Maui ...

Lanai native completes tour

Chief Warrant Officer Mitchell M. Felipe of Lanai City, a 1983 graduate of Lanai High School, has been in the Navy for 32 years.He just completed a tour of duty at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific as a training liaison officer, from December 2011 through January 2015.CWO5 Felipe ...

HC&S subject of presentation

Hilary Bingman, community relations manager for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., will be the guest speaker at the lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue Restaurant in Wailea.Bingman's talk, "Keeping Maui Green: Challenges, ...

Speakers to discuss path to wellness

A seminar titled "Your Path to Wellness" will take place at the MOA (Mochiki Akada Association) True Health Center from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.The speakers and their topics follow: Steve Blake, "Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer's Disease"; Vincent Mina, "Benefits of Growing and Eating ...

DOE announces Science & Engineering Fair winners

The Hawaii Department of Education Maui District has announced award winners from the 2015 Maui Schools Science & Engineering Fair, which was held on Feb. 5 at the Wailuku Community Center.INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair qualifiers are the top two projects overall:* ...

Local Briefs

Ross partners with Boys & Girls ClubsRoss Stores Inc. is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for a program called "Open the Door to Great Futures" through Feb. 28. Ross customers on Maui can make a monetary contribution during register checkout to be donated to the ...