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Author to discuss history of MakawaoLocal author and historian Gail Ainsworth will share information about the history of Makawao during a 6:30 p.m. appearance Monday at Makawao Public Library. Attendees are invited to bring their Makawao history questions and stories for discussion.Ainsworth ...

Super Slip N Slide coming to Waikapu

Morey Inc. will present the Morey Super Slip N Slide Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec 6 and 7 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. A portion of the revenues will support Imua Family Services, according to a news release.The festival will have two 500-foot-long slip-and-slides along with ...

Paving and striping in Puunene

Goodfellow Brothers grade setter Kawika Benjamin uses a GPS device last week during a paving-and-striping project at the intersection of Hansen Road and the driveway to the new Maui Economic Opportunity transportation baseyard in Puunene. The driveway enters Hansen Road near the Puunene Post ...

2 Maui seniors selected for Schatz internship program

Baldwin High School student Casey Sales-Salcedo of Kihei and Kamehameha Schools Maui student Mikayla Lau of Wailuku are among 15 high school students selected to participate in U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz's Seniors Internship Program.This year's class represents eight public and seven private ...

Honor Rolls

1st Quarter4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageThese students exceeded the 4.0 scale because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level courses.Grade 11 - Anis Bel, Jasmyn Swangel, Kawehi Atai, Kaylee Harmon, Ericson Lago, Mike Nguyen, Christian Mae Yagyagan, Kathleen Joy Yagyagan.Grade 12 - ...

Local Briefs

Gift collection at Fourth FridayCatholic Charities Hawaii will be collecting unwrapped gifts for children, gift cards or movie coupons for teens, and monetary donations to be used for community members during the holidays from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28 at Fourth Friday in Kihei at Azeka Mauka.Each ...

Maui Nui Network receives Nature Conservancy’s Kako‘o ‘Aina Award

The Maui Nui Makai Network, a grass-roots coalition of community groups that have come together to protect and restore the islands' coral reefs and nearshore marine resources, received The Nature Conservancy's Kako'o 'Aina Award at a community celebration on Maui recently.Since 2006, The Nature ...

Contest teaches youths to ‘Play Hard. Play Safe’

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. donated a total of $13,000 in cash prizes to seven Maui youth centers during the second annual HC&S/East Maui Irrigation Safety Selfie Photo Contest.This year's competition, with the theme "Play Hard. Play Safe," challenged Maui's youth centers ...

Emergency preparedness subject of talk

Nani Watanabe from the Hawaii Department of Health Emergency Preparedness Team will speak at the Italian American Social Club's 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday at St. Theresa's Hall in Kihei. The evening will begin with a potluck supper.Watanabe will quiz guests on their knowledge of emergency ...

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

Como Tu No. 103 is a 2-year-old, nearly 62-pound, brown-and-brindle male purebred pitbull (American Pitbull Terrier). He has not been neutered. He was surrendered to the Maui Humane Society Oct. 23. "Como Tu is housebroken. He's used to living indoors and out. He is good with other dogs and ...

Opportunity to fulfill collective promise has been a privilege

As my final Ka'ana Mana'o message, I congratulate our next University of Hawaii Maui CollegeChancellor Lui Hokoana on his appointment and wish every success for our learners, graduates, faculty and community partners through his leadership.As a context for my hopes and wishes for the college's ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:Na Hoaloha, a community-driven volunteer organization on Maui, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the HMSA Foundation to develop a falls-prevention program. The program will train ...

Arboretum benefits from Boy Scout’s Eagle project

Teddy Wilson of Boy Scout Troop 100 in Kula recently completed his Eagle project at the D.T. Fleming Arboretum at Pu'u Mahoe to earn the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor - the Eagle Scout Award.An Eagle Scout Award requires Scouts to organize, coordinate and direct a community service ...

Free book for college students at UH-MC

The Educational Opportunity Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College is offering free copies of "100 Things Every Adult College Student Needs to Know," a comprehensive overview of the steps needed to start the academic journey.The book will be available for a limited time, according to ...

First Wind taking applications for 2015 scholarship program

Applications are available online for the First Wind annual 2015 scholarship program for qualified high school seniors in communities where the renewable energy company operates.Seniors who attend a public or private high school in Kahului, Kihei and Wailuku, which are near the First Wind ...

Thank-You Letters

Thank you Whole Foods for donating sandwiches, apples and water to our band and cheerleaders during the Maui Fair Parade. We appreciate all your support and donations.Baldwin High School Music Departmentand cheerleaders* * *Last Sunday evening (Nov. 9), my husband and I had our car break down ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago1914 - According to the Rev. Craig A. Bowdish, the Maui Red Cross Christmas Seal chairman this year, indications are that between $80 and $100 will be realized from the little stickers for the Kula Sanitarium. Christmas Seals are the means by which the Kula Sanitarium is fighting ...

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, ...