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Foundation awards $40,000 in scholarships

LAHAINA — Lahaina Restoration Foundation recently awarded scholarships totaling $40,000 to seniors and alumni of Lahainaluna High School. Scholarships were awarded to 12 graduating seniors. Awarded $1,000 each are Alexa Acosta, Abigail Akamine, Cassia Arnold, Jordan Beam, Kahealani ...

Sacred Hearts student wins Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poem Contest

LAHAINA — Adiatu Rieth, a ninth grade student from Sacred Hearts School, received the Maui County grand prize in the 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poetry Awards. Rieth’s poem was selected from a field of over 350 entries. “We are delighted to receive ...

West Maui residents and businesses asked to conserve water

WEST MAUI — West Maui residents and businesses are being asked to voluntarily conserve water while the Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility undergoes upgrades from May 31 to Aug. 6, 2021. The upgrades include installation of a new ultraviolet disinfection system and supervisory ...

Rotary Club awards ‘Go for the Green’ Scholarships

LAHAINA — The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset announces the recipients of the two “Go for the Green” $2,500 Scholarships. These scholarships are being offered to the selected students who will be attending an accredited college and must be pursuing a field of study that will ...

Maui Prep Rotary Interact Club students volunteer in the community

NAPILI — Maui Preparatory Academy’s Rotary Interact Club, affiliated with the Rotary Club of Lahaina, consists of 20 student members. Their first project of the year was organizing a bake sale. The club raised over $300 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Breast ...

Two Maui Rotary Clubs capture awards at Rotary District Conference

LAHAINA — The Rotary International 2021 District 5,000 Conference was recently held virtually. At this annual conference, District Governor Naomi Masuno presented awards to clubs who were judged in several categories for final determination of Club of the Year. Rotary International ...

Celebrate World Ocean Day during June

MAALAEA — Launched in 1992, World Ocean Day is a global movement that takes place annually on June 8 and unites conservation leaders and environmentally conscientious individuals and organizations in addressing the myriad threats facing marine wildlife and ecosystems. In recognition ...

Learning Endeavors offering summer camps for Maui youth

WAILUKU — Learning Endeavors is offering its Citizen Science Summer Camp with sessions in June for ages 8-12 and in July for ages 10-14. Campers investigate the great outdoors on the island of Maui, including forests, tide pools and wetlands. Each session engages youth in hands-on ...

Maui Grown Therapies announces new educational webinar

KAHULUI — Maui Grown Therapies’ educational online event, Maui Grown Mana‘o is back. Episode 11, “The Endocannabinoid System and Pain,” featuring Education Advisor and author Michael Backes, will air in June. Backes is a highly regarded researcher and expert in cannabis ...

Scholarships to UH, free college classes and advising available

To better support prospective Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander high school graduates, the University of Hawaii and its partners, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and the Native Hawaiian Education Association, are sponsoring a virtual college application webinar. ...