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Happiness linked with health, longevity

When was the last time you laughed really hard? Do you tend to have an optimistic outlook? Or do you tend to be more pessimistic?Researchers at Tufts University have been researching the link between happiness and health in later life for decades. Dr. Laura Kubzansky followed a group of 6,000 ...

Honor Rolls

LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL3rd Quarter4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageThese students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses.Grade 11 - Anis Bel, Ericson Lago, Calen Matsuda, Kathleen Joy Yagyagan, Joanna Aceret.Grade 12 - Tiffany Cao, Beatriz Haro, ...

New music scholarship available at St. Anthony

A first-time music scholarship is being offered to one new student enrolling in the St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School Band Program for school year 2015-16.Students enrolling for the first time in grades 7 through 12 can apply for the $2,000 scholarship. The awardee can also apply for other ...

‘Enchanted Memories’ theme of high school prom

Edmund Foronda and Naomi Tabangcura reigned as king and queen of the 2015 Maui High School Junior Prom held on April 4 at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. The king is the son of Edmund Foronda Sr. and Glory Asuncion, while the queen is the daughter of Ernest and Linda Tabangcura.Other ...

Local Briefs

Architecture student receives scholarshipKiara Galicinao, a 2012 graduate of Lahainaluna High School, is the recipient of this year's $2,000 Hatfield Architectural Award.She is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts.The late U.S. Sen. ...

Microsoft, NASA part of Hawaii STEM Conference in Wailea

The sixth annual Hawaii STEM Conference will take place at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Friday and Saturday. This event empowers students and educators with firsthand exposure to advanced technologies, the latest software training and real-world challenges in the form of ...

Concert and dramatic reading at Kihei library

Kihei Public Library will offer the following free programs:* Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. - "Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra Concert." In celebration of National Library Week, the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra will perform. The one-hour concert is suitable for children ages 5 and older. Young children must be ...

Lahaina Yacht Club Boomvangers to host gift show

The Lahaina Yacht Club Boomvangers will host its third semiannual gift show in the courtyard at the Pioneer Inn at 658 Wharf St. in Lahaina, from noon to 4 p.m. on April 26.Admission is free to the public and a portion of the gift show sales will help fund LYC scholarships in addition to the ...

Student receives scholarship for young musicians

King Kekaulike High School senior Kisa Uradomo of Kula was awarded the Auriol Flavell Student Scholarship for Young Musicians at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on March 22, where she served as concertmaster for the performance of "Maui Pops Goes to the Ballet."This summer she will be ...

Happy discovery leads to an alarming one

"Anything that bristly has got to be invasive," said the Haiku resident who reported a vine that she found in the gulch on her family property. She called the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) when her relatives could not identify the strange climber with seedpods covered in ...

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL3rd 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 - Emi Abe, Alenette Ballesteros, Jaelyn Domingo, Alyssa Fusato, ...

Local Briefs

Portuguese folk dance for youthsThe Portuguese Association of Maui is sponsoring a free Portuguese folk dance class for children and youths ages 6 to 17.Kathie Adelson is the instructor. The class, open to youth of all ethnic backgrounds, will begin on April 12 and continue for 10 consecutive ...

Schools invited to participate in ‘Not Even Once’ project

The Hawaii Meth Project announced the anniversary of its "Not Even Once" Mural Project campaign on March 30 by completing creative additions and enhancements to a lifestyle artwork created one year ago at Lahaina Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui. Since the project began, 11 motivational ...

Fuel purchases to benefit MFSS

Maui Family Support Services will be the recipient of Ohana Fuels' "Fuel Up, Do Good" program for the months of April, May and June. A portion of fuel sales at all Maui Ohana Fuels locations between April 1 and June 30 will be donated to MFSS.Ohana Fuels will also be providing materials for ...

Club offering scholarship for senior students

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered by the Italian American Club of Maui. High school seniors may pick up an application at their school office.The application will be reviewed by the completion of four items: an essay topic titled "The Italian Person Who Has Impressed Me the Most for His/Her ...

Meth project welcomes student applicants

The Hawaii Meth Project is encouraging students to get involved in the state's centralanti-meth community effort by applying to its Teen Advisory Council for the 2015-16 school year.All Hawaii high school students entering grades 9 through 12 are eligible to apply for one of 20 available ...