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North Shore Town Cleanup on SaturdayA North Shore Town Cleanup is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Baldwin Beach Park in Paia.All cleanup supplies will be provided, although volunteers are asked to bring their own reusable water bottles and encouraged to bring gloves and reusable bags ...

Artwork sought for charger stations

Hitachi and the Maui Economic Development Board are presenting an opportunity for Maui County students to beautify JUMPSmartMaui DC Fast Charger stations throughout Maui with an art contest.Maui County students in kindergarten through the 12th grade are eligible to submit an original design ...

Thank-You Letters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui would like to express our gratitude to Alan Fukuyama and friends for organizing the fourth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui Keiki Fishing Contest. It was a fun-filled day enjoyed by all.Special thanks to Mike Atherton and Michelle Bats of Maui Tropical ...

Local Briefs

Nutrition expert to speak at collegeColin Campbell, a Jacob Gould Schurman professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University and co-author of "The China Study," will speak about the importance of nutrition at a Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Pet of the Week

Stitch No. 98 is an approximately 4-year-old, 38-pound, black-and-brown brindle female pott hound and pit bull (American Pitbull Terrier) mix. She has been spayed. Stitch was left at the shelter with no note on Aug. 9. She appears to have a timid temperament but walks or runs well on a lease. ...

Opeapea listed as a federally endangered species

Under the cover of night, a skilled hunter twists and turns in the Hawaiian sky, darting and dodging trees with acrobatic skill to catch dinner. Little is known about this hunter: scientists don't have an estimate of its population size, and outside of the scientific community, few people even ...

Pink Room set up at mall

The Pink Room, an information and education center on breast cancer, opened in the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center last week.It is on the second floor of the shopping mall next to Regis Hair Salon and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special events starting earlier or ending later.The Women ...

Kihei Library to host events

Events ranging from a talk on book publishing to the showing of the Disney movie "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" are set at the Kihei Public Library this month.All programs will be conducted in the Children's Area; young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.The ...

‘Touchdowns for Tatas’ fundraiser Oct. 27

A fundraiser for the Pacific Cancer Foundation of Maui, "Touchdowns for Tatas," will be held beginning at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Dollie's Pub & Cafe in Kahana.Prizes will be awarded during the Monday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys. It is to ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago1914 - Opium smuggling on an extensive scale through the port of Hana is said to have been why representatives of the Customs service visited the district this week. It is claimed that the dope is dropped overboard from Matson or American-Hawaiian freighters as they pass the east ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings call 242-6343.* Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Clothing, ...

Da Kidney Da Kine event to be held in Lahaina

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii will host a Da Kidney Da Kine event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lahaina Cannery Mall."This year will be our first of hopefully many annual Da Kidney Da Kine events in Lahaina. This is an opportunity for the residents of West Maui to find out if ...

Shelter receives $20,000

Women Helping Women Maui received a $20,000 grant as part of October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month.The money was part of a $3 million grant from The Mary Kay Foundation, divided evenly among 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam.The ...

101 youngsters compete for 2014 Healthy Baby title

Wehiwa Colt Kamaka of Kahului was named the 2014 Healthy Baby winner of the 15th annual Healthy Baby Contest held Saturday at the Maui Fair.There were 101 contestants registered for the event, presented by Mokulele Airlines and HMSA.Ayzen Anthony Mino'akao-kalani Barlahan of Makawao was the ...

Festivals of Aloha coming to Hana

Hana town will celebrate the Festivals of Aloha from Oct. 18 to 25.A parade through Hana town will kick off activities. The week culminates with Ho'ike Night at the Hana Ball Park under the stars. Here is the schedule of events:* Oct. 18 - Hana Parade followed by Hoolaulea at Hana Ball Park, 11 ...

Local Briefs

Service dog fundraising event SaturdayA benefit for a 2-year-old Kihei boy, who suffers from Type-1 diabetes, to get a diabetic alert dog will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the old pavilion at Kalama Park.The event is called "A Service Dog for Connor" and will feature a bouncy ...