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Kihei resident wins award for his ‘public participation’ work

James L. Creighton of Kihei has been awarded the Greater Good Award by the International Association for Public Participation USA. According to association President Leah Jaramillo, the award was given in recognition of Creighton’s “exemplary contributions in service, mentorship and ...

B63 calligrapher

Master calligrapher to share his craft

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui President Brian Sato announced that Koki Takehara, a master of Japanese calligraphy, will share his talent on the stage of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Takehara will be drawing giant images on the stage with his brush that is as ...

Hundreds of people attend ‘Ridge to Reef Rendezvous’ in West Maui

An estimated 225 people attended the “Ridge to Reef Rendezvous” at Kahekili Beach Park in north Kaanapali on Oct. 28. The annual community celebration of ridge-to-reef environmental stewardship in West Maui is now in its eighth year. The event, themed “Ocean Optimism,” featured ...

Local Briefs

Auction to benefit cancer patients Four Seasons Resort Maui will present its inaugural “Showcase Under the Stars” art auction event from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday. More than 45 Maui artists have donated works of art for the auction to benefit local cancer patients. Proceeds from the event will ...

Consider promoting brain health when selecting gifts

As the holidays roll around, we hunt for the perfect gifts to exchange with our loved ones. This year, consider giving a gift that promotes brain health. From the time we are born, our brain undergoes growth, development and change. The things that help a child’s brain develop — ...

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL First Quarter Na Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students) Pookela 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 10 — Zoe Bailey, Jaxon Chester, Aniston ...

Event emcee Kanoa Leahey (from left), Maui Memorial Medical Center CEO Michael Rembis, Kristine Rembis and Tony Takitani are shown at the gala, which raised close to $195,000 for MMMC. -- John Henry Photography photo

Fundraising gala benefits hospital, honors supporter

Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation held its annual “Because of You” fundraising gala on Oct. 21 at the Dunes at Maui Lani Driving Range. This year the event honored attorney Tony Takitani, longtime hospital board member and staunch advocate for the public/private partnership ...

The open mic will kick off with a performance by traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music group Kuikawa.

Club will host open mic event

Those looking for an opportunity to share a talent, a message or an act are invited to the University of Hawaii Maui College Music Club Open Mic at 5 p.m. Thursday at the campus Multipurpose Room in the Pilina Building. The open mic will kick off with a performance by traditional and ...

County to offer free destruction of hard drives and backup tapes

In observance of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the County of Maui will be holding a free, drive-thru hard drive and backup tape destruction and disposal service in the lower parking lot behind the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Access to the parking area ...

Two-day Hana Limu Festival includes speakers and activities

Na Mamo O Mu‘olea’s ninth annual Hana Limu Festival will be held Friday and Saturday at Kapueokahi Beach in Hana Bay Beach Park. A Friday night Talk Story will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Speakers include LorMona Meredith, coordinator of Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Promise to ...

New Certified Nurse Aid training at UH-Maui College

The new Certified Nurse Aid training program at University of Hawaii Maui College begins Nov. 21. The course offers the necessary tools to prepare students for the state examination and a testing facility to take the exam. After successfully passing the state exam, students will be ...

Grace Chen O’Neil

Local Briefs

Doctor will discuss plant-based diet A talk titled “Happy Gut, Happy Life” will be presented by Dr. Grace Chen O’Neil at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, 91 Pukalani St., in Pukalani. O’Neil will talk about how people can optimize their diet and lifestyle ...

Crews from island-based invasive species committees from across the state receive training on signs of coconut rhinoceros beetle. The training is done as part of the Mamalu Poepoe project, an interagency working group designed to increase the monitoring capacity at airports statewide. -- LEYLA KAUFMAN photo

Mamalu Poepoe project traps and monitors invasive pests

Since Polynesian times, people have unwittingly carried plants and animals with them as they traveled to Hawaii. Ants and skinks were among the first of these hitchhikers inadvertently brought to the islands. The natural barriers of isolation that at one time prevented so many plants and ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School First Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Kealoha Baricuatro, Melina Espino, Isaac Kamaka-Brayce, Kalei Lono, Malia Marin, Kadence Merritt, Nyla Nobriga, Haylee Pruse, Caroline Sloper, Bennett Takahama, Kailea ...

The museum’s new entry has interpretive panels about Maui’s multiethnic cultures. Checking out the exhibit are Iokepa Sulunga (from left), Sela Afu, Talaofa Sulunga, Maasi Afu and Salome Afu.

Event on Friday to celebrate Plantation Museum reopening

Lahaina Restoration Foundation will have a reopening celebration of its expanded Plantation Museum at The Wharf Cinema Center as part of Lahaina Second Friday events from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. This celebration of West Maui’s plantation life will include refreshments at the museum, which is ...

Kristi Echiverri

Chrysanthemum Festival raises funds for scholarships, programs

Teens from five Maui high schools are vying for the crown of the 65th Chrysanthemum Festival, a Japanese cultural event that raises funds for scholarships and the historical preservation programs of the sponsor, Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans. The event will be Dec. 2 at ...

Tour of exceptional trees set in Wailuku

Maui Green & Beautiful will present the seventh annual Malama the Trees on Saturday. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the Kalana O Maui building at 200 S. High St. in Wailuku. The free guided educational walk through the Wailuku urban forest is in honor of Maui ...

Local Briefs

‘Kupuna Tech Time’ coming to BHS Baldwin High School’s Interact Club (a junior Rotary Club, Wailuku branch) will host its first ever “Kupuna Tech Time” from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Baldwin’s Multi-Purpose Room. Club members will be paired with kupuna who need help navigating ...

Punana Leo o Maui will celebrate 30th anniversary

The Hawaiian immersion preschool Punana Leo o Maui will celebrate its 30th anniversary from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. Current and past Punana Leo o Maui students, alumni, parents, teachers and Hui Kipaepae students are invited to attend. The event will ...

Hawaiian sergeant fish are known to fiercely protect their nest from single predators and swarms of reef fish. They aren’t shy to let snorkelers or even aquarium staff know if they are wandering too close to their eggs. -- Maui Ocean Center photo

Hawaiian sergeants earn their stripes in combat

War is about to break out on the reef. Squadrons of fish circle overhead like fighter planes poised to strike. One by one, the attackers commence their dive on a vulnerable nest of eggs. Reacting with lightning speed, a Hawaiian sergeant fish intercepts the predators and engages in a ...