Fundraising effort to continue Hana fireworks
Celebrating the arrival of the new year with festive fireworks has been a Hana tradition for more than 60 years. The Hana Business Council was asked three years ago to continue the sponsorship of the Hana Fireworks Committee following the tragic loss of community members Carl and Rae Lindquist. It created the Hana Fireworks Memorial Fund in memory of the couple and is seeking donations to continue the tradition. Checks or money orders may be made out to the Hana Fireworks Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 856, Hana 96713. Donations may also be made online with a credit card. Visit www.gofundme.com/hanafireworks and follow the prompts to donate.
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RAE & CARL LINDQUIST, Hana Fireworks Memorial Fund created in their memory
Free Hawaiian music concert planned
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will present "Picnic for Poki" at 11 a.m. Thursday at the historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The featured guest will be Na Leo Lani O Maui, a community choir under the direction of Uluwehi Guerrero and Gale Wisehart along with Halau Hula Kauluokala. The choir will sing Christmas and Hawaiian favorites.
Since its inception in 2007, the choir has grown to 85 members. The mission of Na Leo Lani O Maui, in partnership with Halau Hula Kauluokala, is to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and language through song and dance, and to share these gifts with the community, according to a news release.
Participants are invited to bring lunch and enjoy fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place. The free event is open to the public. For more information, call 871-7720.
Applications being accepted for scholarship
Applications are available for the 2013 Steve Stone Coral Reef Foundation scholarship. Applicants must complete 10 hours of community service related to biology or ecology of coral reefs on Maui. Preference is given to marine biology students who are Native Hawaiian.
The organization awarded its first scholarship this spring to Maile Aiwohi of Wailuku.
The foundation has sponsored beach cleanups and held its third "Paddle Out/Wreath to the Ocean" ceremony Dec. 3 at Kamole III Beach Park in honor of Steve Stone, a former Kihei resident who died two years ago.
To obtain an application, email UH-Maui College's Ann Coopersmith at email@example.com.
Maui author to read works Wednesday
Wayne Moniz, Maui author of "Beyond the Reef: Stories of Maui in the World," will speak about and read selections from his newly released book at noon Wednesday when he appears before the Kihei/Wailea Rotary Club at Mulligans on the Blue restaurant in Wailea. Lunch is $16.
The event is open to the public.
For more information, call 871-1006 or visit the club's website at www.mauirotary.org.
Seabury student a state winner in math
Seabury Hall 8th-grader Jesse Doan was Hawaii's highest-placed finisher in the American Mathematics Contest, held in November. More than 150,000 students took part in the contest, including 805 in Hawaii, according to a news release. Doan earned a spot on the contest's "Distinguished Honor Roll" by scoring in the top 1 percent nationwide.
Seabury 7th-grader Shelby Ferrier and 6th-grader David Shiraki tied for 11th place in the state. Ferrier and Shiraki earned spots on the "Honor Roll" by scoring in the top 5 percent nationwide.
As a team, Seabury Hall finished in second place statewide. Punahou School was first, and Iolani School was third.
Attorneys donate to food banks
The Collection Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association collected canned goods and monetary donations for the Hawaii and Maui food banks, in conjunction with its annual meeting Dec. 6, as part of its Collection Attorneys for Food drive.
The goal of these food banks is to provide hunger relief for anyone who might be in need.
"More than ever before, working poor families, seniors on fixed incomes and single parents are relying on the Hawaii and Maui food banks just to survive month to month. This is a small way that the we attorneys are able to help make sure that no one in our island ohana goes to bed hungry," said CLS President Steven Guttman.
In addition to about 40 pounds of canned goods and $100 monetary donations to the food banks, an abundance of food from the Dec. 6 annual meeting was donated to the Institute for Human Services for the second consecutive year.
For more information about CLS call Guttman at 536-1900.
Van Scoy awarded academic scholarship
Amanda Van Scoy, of Kula, has been awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship from Kansas State University.
Van Scoy, who is working toward a masters in architecture from the school, is the recipient of the Clayco/Forum Studio Architecture Scholarship and the Achievement Award.