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Sierra Club joins arboretum’s ‘Adopt a Forest’ program

Sierra Club volunteers adopted a section of the Fleming Arboretum on May 21, planting 50 native seedlings of five species within the 17-acre Pu'u Mahoe cinder cone.Sierra Club foresters will return seasonally to weed, fertilize, add new plants and apply mulch, replacing non-native plants with a ...

Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai awards scholarships

The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai recently awarded three $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are Alyssa Yoshimura and Jacy Sera from Maui High School and Arissa Molina of Baldwin High School.Yoshimura is the daughter of Michele Yoshimura and Gary Yoshimura. She will be attending the University of ...

Association presents $24,000 in scholarships

The Wailea Community Association awarded scholarships totaling $24,000 to 12 Maui County seniors at a reception held recently in their honor at Tommy Bahama Restaurant in The Shops at Wailea.For the 15th year, WCA's Community Relations Committee reviewed numerous applications for their annual ...

Two Maui students part of inaugural scholars program

Two Maui County students are among 16 high school juniors statewide who will be honored this summer as their school's "Islander Scholar" as part of an inaugural program recognizing students for their character and commitment to upholding values of Hawaii.The Islander Scholars representing Maui ...

Maui Rotarians join international convention in Seoul

Maui Rotarians joined the secretary general of the United Nations, the prime ministers of South Korea and Sri Lanka and even the late founder of Rotary, Paul Harris (via hologram) at the 2016 Rotary International Convention.Held from May 28 to June 1 at the Korea International Exhibition Center ...

Local Briefs

Maui grad receives M.D. diploma2007 King Kekaulike High school graduate Margaret "Maggie" Black received her Doctor of Medicine diploma at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine commencement ceremony held May 25 at the Lincoln Center in New York City.Einstein is a premier, research-intensive ...

If food is your passion, culinary program is the place for you

Never underestimate the power of a crisp, white chef's coat.Lady-Lyn Dasmarinas wanted to be a graphic designer and came to University of Hawaii Maui College as a liberal arts student. "Walking through the cafeteria, I saw students wearing the white 'uniforms' and wanted to know more about ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLSMauiHigh School2nd SemesterPrincipal's List3.5-3.99 Grade-Point AverageGrade 9 - Arin Aihara, Chyna Bateman, Cheysen Cabuyadao-Sipe, Kody Cambra, Jaimelee Felipe, Lee-Joseph Franco, Alexis Gonsalves, Joshua Grant, Kaylie Ho, Kanoa Hokoana, Jillian Ikehara, Keahinuinakeakua ...

Free vacation Bible school has ocean theme

Maui Church of Christ in Wailuku announces a free vacation Bible school for preschool through high school age children Wednesday through Friday.The school theme is "Deep Sea Discovery, God Is With Me Wherever I Go."The program will be offered each day from 9 a.m. to noon at 810 Waiehu Beach ...

Couple built trimaran in L.A. backyard to sail to new home

Longtime Maui residents Jim and Jackie Helton will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. While there is no party planned, they did enjoy Sunday brunch with family at the Grand Wailea on June 12. Daughter Christie Russell has been requesting anniversary cards from friends, ...

Amateur Radio Field Day on Saturday

Members of the Maui Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise on Saturday in a field between the Hana Highway and the ocean, just past Hookipa Beach Park. Field Day, an event started by the Amateur Radio Relay League in 1933, is the largest ...

Hotel association awards $20,000 in scholarships

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to college and high school students, according to an announcement.The awards include $1,000 each to six University of Hawaii Maui College students and $14,000 to nine Academy of Hospitality students from Baldwin, ...

Project receives support

Nancy Cross (center), executive director of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua, recently presented a check for $2,000 to Pat and Richard Endsley in support of their tireless efforts with the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project, an after-school program that they founded to ...

Health and Wellness Fair draws more than 140 people

More than 140 people attended a free Health and Wellness Fair at Kaiser Permanente Wailuku Medical Office on June 4.In its second year, event participants were able to take advantage of educational resources, including skin cancer screenings by Kaiser Permanente physician and nurse practitioner ...

Seven Maui students are ‘My Hawai‘i’ writing contest winners

The imaginative visions of middle school students reveal their insights on the environment in Hawaii today and their dreams for tomorrow.Twenty-five Hawaii middle school students were selected as top winners for their poems and short stories on May 13 in the annual "My Hawai'i" environmental ...

Local Briefs

Bears, blankets ease hospital visitsMore than 100 handmade bears and 50 handmade blankets were recently delivered to the Maui MemorialMedical Center Foundation from Jamberry, a company founded by three sisters that produces and sells a variety of nail care products. The donation is being used ...

Lahaina educators recognized

Duke's Beach House recently recognized Trisha Calhoun, Graham Seiki and Keola Rogat of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for March, April and May respectively.Calhoun, a volunteer from the farming industry, is the school's resident gardener and was praised for ...

Foundation awards scholarships to 12 Maui and Molokai students

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Inc. has named 12 high school seniors from Maui and Molokai as recipients of its annual Legacy Scholarship awards. Molokai High School senior Cendall Manley and Jamie Advincula from Maui Preparatory Academy each received a $3,000 scholarship award as ...

Molokai librarian receives state honor

Diane Mokuau, librarian at Molokai High and Intermediate School since 2002, received the prestigious Golden Key Award for 2016 from the Hawaii Association of School Librarians.The presentation took place at the association's annual spring conference April 30 at Moanalua Middle School on Oahu. ...

What is your Medicare IQ?

Medicare can be a complicated system to navigate. Many Medicare myths make it more confusing. But there are resources that help untangle the web of confusion.The following questions and answers introduce some common Medicare myths and realities.Consider obtaining and reviewing "Medicare ...