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Keiki Ukulele Contest winners announced

Hula Grill Ka'anapali hosted its 19th annual Keiki Ukulele Contest on Oct. 10.Thirty-two keiki, from 1st through 12th grade, performed in front of restaurant patrons and a panel of judges.Here are the top three finishers in each category:Solo Division, Kindergarten-4th grade: 1. Tulip Hori, 2. ...

Inn to hold open house

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono will present Lei of Aloha 9, its annual open house celebrating the holiday season and benefitting Hokulani Holt's halau hula, Pa'u O Hi'iaka, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.The inn is at 2199 Kaho'okele St. (at the corner of High Street) in Wailuku.There will be free ...

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Plant sale Saturday at UH-Maui CollegeThe University of Hawaii Maui College annual Christmas plant and ceramic sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the college's greenhouse and ceramics studio.The Introduction to Horticulture students have grown nine varieties of poinsettias, ...

Honor Rolls

MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL1st QuarterPrincipal's List4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Ghenesis JHay Balaan, Mark Anthony Balanay, Victoria Blando, Nicole Rose Buere, Janae Bulosan, Clarissa Mae Cabusas, Joebelle Daludado, Angelica Joy Daoang, Jacsen Donohue, Maya Hickman, Joshua Philip Ibe, ...

63rd Chrysanthemum Festival to be held Dec. 5

WAILUKU - Teens from four Maui high schools are vying for the 63rd Chrysanthemum Festival crown, a Japanese cultural event that raises funds for scholarships and historical preservation programs for Maui's Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans, the sponsor of the festival.The event will be ...

Keiki hula contest winners announced

The annual Hula O Na Keiki children's hula competition celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.The event, held Nov. 13 and 14, is a way to help preserve Hawaiian culture through ancient dance and music, a news release said. It was held at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.Children ages 5 to 17 ...

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Ceremony held to honor Eagle ScoutsHigh school seniors Shane Ribucan and Jake Mateaki recently received their Eagle Scout Awards at the Makawao Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.They received the Boy Scouts' most prestigious award from their scoutmaster, Gregory Page. Also ...

Hale Mahaolu’s Eileen Miranda retires after 36 years of service

A celebration was recently held at Hale Mahaolu's Elua Community Hall honoring Eileen Miranda for her 36-plus years at Hale Mahaolu as executive secretary to Roy Katsuda, executive director.Miranda was honored for her years of service by her colleagues, friends, family and many residents of ...

Rotarians help repair Scout camp

On Oct. 24, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Kahului helped repair the Girl Scouts of Maui's Camp Piiholo, which was severely damaged last year from Tropical Storm Iselle."We are so thankful for the Rotary Club of Kahului for their tremendous efforts in painting and clearing areas at Camp ...

‘Moku‘ula by Moonlight’ event Wednesday

A "Moku'ula by Moonlight" free celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park, 525 Front St. in Lahaina.Hawaiian mele, mo'olelo and mana'o will mix when host Ata Damasco shares the stage with Maui elders who tell their stories about Lahaina, ...

HDR’s Ching receives the ASCE award

Troy Ching, a project engineer in HDR's Maui office, is a recipient of this year's Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement.There are no more than five recipients named each year by the American Society of Civil Engineers for this national award. The awards were ...

26 attorneys recognized for volunteering legal services

Twenty-six Maui attorneys received certificates of appreciation for volunteering to provide free legal information during the third year of operation for the Self Help Center at Hoapili Hale.The center, which is on the first floor of the state courthouse building in Wailuku, is open from 9 a.m. ...

Fundraising sets Susan G. Komen Hawaii record

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa exceeded goals for both funds raised and participation at the second annual "Maui Paddle for a Cure" event on Oct. 3 and continued to raise money during October through the sales of a variety of resort offerings and specials.As of Oct. 28, more than $36,000 had ...

Maui Pride presents $14K in scholarships

Maui Pride's board of directors presented $14,000 in scholarships to six college students at its annual Gala Awards Dinner Oct. 3 at Kahili Golf Course in Wailuku. The nonprofit also honored the Maui Aids Foundation, and community members Deborah Vial and Caron Barrett, for their continued ...

Grant available to help working women further their education

Women who are the heads of their households, with primary financial responsibility for themselves and their dependents, may be eligible for a cash grant of $2,000 for the Soroptimist "Live Your Dream Award."Applicants for the award must be attending an undergraduate degree program or a ...

3 students are finalists in arts competition

Three Seabury Hall students were among the 29 finalists in the Aloha Harvest's fourth annual Compassion in Arts competition in honor of World Food Day on Oct. 16. Over 200 students from Oahu, Maui and the Big Island participated this year.Jasmin Patel won second place in the 3D High School ...