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Gala will help provide lodging on Oahu for Maui patients

The American Cancer Society HopeFest Maui Gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. The theme this year is “Maui by Moonlight.” HopeFest begins with a cocktail reception featuring a special drink by Ocean Vodka and silent auction items that include ...

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Landscape professionals to host two free classes about tree care

The Maui Association of Landscape Professionals is offering two free classes about trees on Tuesday at the Community Services Building, next to the Cooperative Extension Office, at the University of Hawaii Maui College. “Basic Risk Awareness for Trees” will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. ...

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Officer Marvin Tevaga receives award

Officer Marvin Tevaga received the School Resource Officer Mahalo Pancake Award at an appreciation breakfast Tuesday for Maui Police Department school resource officers. Tevaga, who is school resource officer at King Kekaulike High School, was nominated for his “extreme dedication and time ...

Upcountry course will introduce ki-aikido

A special four-week course to introduce the principles and practice of ki-aikido will be offered by Maui Ki-Aikido in October at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani, co-sponsored by the County of Maui. Ki-aikido is a nonviolent martial art that teaches practical self-defense ...

Clothing exchange set for children

Waipuna Chapel at 17 Omaopio Road in Kula will host a Children’s Clothing Exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The exchange is for newborn to 12-year-old children’s clothing only. Attendees are invited to bring their children’s old clothes that don’t fit and trade them for an ...

‘Picture Bride Stories’ topic of presentation

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, in partnership with the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui and the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, will host a special presentation and book-signing at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului with Barbara F. Kawakami, author of ...

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Author visits 2nd-graders

Hawaii children’s book author Gill McBarnet met with three 2nd-grade classes in the Kihei Elementary School Library on Sept. 1. She then read aloud from her book “Happy as a Dolphin” as the dolphin is the Kihei school mascot. The local nonprofit organization Read Aloud America purchased ...

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Student wins leadership award Maui native and product design student Lori Nishikawa received the Student Leadership Award at her recent graduation from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasedena, Calif. Product Design Chair Karen Hofmann said Nishikawa has “a deep commitment to ...

UH-MC on track to reach net zero energy goal next year

In June 2015, Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill making Hawaii the first state in the nation to set a 100 percent renewable portfolio standard for the electricity sector by 2045. On the same day, he signed a bill requiring all 10 campuses of the University of Hawaii to be net zero by 2035. ...

Andrea Hall Rodgers (from left), Bevanne Bowers, Rob Lane and Paul Tonnessen have successfully completed all required coursework and have been inducted as Weinberg Fellows.

4 nonprofit executive directors inducted as Weinberg Fellows

Executive directors from four Maui nonprofit organizations have successfully completed all required coursework and have been inducted as Weinberg Fellows. The new inductees are Andrea Hall Rodgers, executive director of La‘akea Farm; Bevanne Bowers, executive director of Maui Mediation ...

Hawaii Petroleum President Kimo Haynes (from left), Aloha House CEO Jud Cunningham and Hawaii Petroleum Marketing Representative Laura Alfonso are shown at Aloha House’s Residential Treatment Program campus in Makawao.

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: On Aug. 11, local nonprofit Aloha House received a $7,116.06 donation from Ohana Fuels as part of Hawaii Petroleum’s “Fuel up. Do good.” community giving program. Aloha House ...

After raising the necessary funds, Puu Kukui Elementary School’s PTSA Playground Committee let the school’s Student Lighthouse Team (the school’s student government) pick the playground pieces to be purchased and installed.

Community comes together to create school playground

Four years after Puu Kukui Elementary School opened its doors, its students finally have a playground to play on. Over one year ago, the school’s Parent, Teacher, Student Association began to raise funds to help the school install a playground structure. Students and families of the school ...

Service to remember the sacrifices of the nisei soldiers of World War II

The annual joint memorial service of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. The public is invited to attend this service to remember the sacrifices of the nisei soldiers of World War II. ...

Paddle for a Cure aims to raise $55,000

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, The Butterfly Effect and Maui Jim will present Maui Paddle for a Cure 2017 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8. This noncompetitive event for stand-up, kayak and canoe paddlers takes participants along the shoreline of Kaanapali Beach to raise funds for Susan G. ...

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Chili Cook-Off seeks applicants The 13th annual Maui Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Entertainment Tent at the 95th Maui Fair. The fundraiser benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Transportation Fund. This year’s cook-off will ...

Safe use of prescription and nonprescription medication

Opioids have recently been in the news in Hawaii, with reports of their increased use locally. This increased use is cause for concern when, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of those who take prescription painkillers for two or more weeks begin to show signs ...

The 35th annual St. John’s Kula Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

St. John’s Kula Festival to celebrate 35th year

The 35rd annual St. John’s Kula Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 8992 Kula Highway, across from Keokea Park. The festival will have a wide assortment of food, including Portuguese bean soup, waffles with fresh Kula strawberries, vegan curry, grilled hamburgers ...

Horses and riders enjoy a spirited 10-mile ride from Thompson Road to the Fleming Arboretum within the Pu‘u Mahoe cinder cone through private lands of Ulupalakua and OW Ranch.

Ulupalakua trail ride will raise funds for St. Jude

Maui’s 25th annual “Saddle Up” St. Jude Trail Ride will take place Sept. 23. Horses and riders are scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. at the Haleakala Ranch corrals on Thompson Road in Ulupalakua. The ride begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $100 per rider. Horses and riders will take a 10-mile ...

KORYU NISHIKAWA V, Master puppeteer

Japanese puppetry workshops coming to 3 county libraries

Koryu Nishikawa V, a fifth-generation master puppeteer of the Kuruma Ningyo style, will offer a free workshop in traditional Japanese puppetry at three Maui County libraries in September. Kuruma Ningyo is the 160-year-old form of ...

Amy Hanaiali‘i will be speaker at MNHCoC’s networker on Tuesday

Hawaii’s top-selling female vocalist of all time, Amy Hanaiali‘i, will be the featured speaker at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Talk Story networker at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at University of Hawaii Maui College in the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant. Hanaiali‘i will speak ...