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Free movie will screen in Lahaina

Lahaina Arts Association and Fuzz Box Productions will present a season of free movie screenings in Lahaina’s Campbell Park. On Friday, they will screen the original “GhostBusters.” There will be free activities for children and families starting at 4:30 p.m., including face painting, ...

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Attorney is guest speaker at meeting Attorney Na Lan will be guest speaker at the noon-to-1 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului. Lan will address the issue of medical marijuana in the workplace and new laws passed in 2018 affecting ...

Conference provides caregivers with information and tools

November is just around the corner and with it comes National Caregiver Month. The Maui County Office on Aging is kicking it off on Nov. 16 with its 17th annual Maui Family Caregiver’s Conference at the Grand Wailea Ballroom. This annual conference has grown from under 100 participants in ...

MEDB announces Startup Weekend Maui Series

Maui Economic Development Board has announced the return of its empowering Startup Weekend Maui Series — three optional lead-up events culminating with the 2018 Startup Weekend Maui. Entrepreneurs interested in jump starting their new business or fine-tuning their existing business are ...

Walking School Bus Program launches; encourages a way to get keiki moving

One hundred and fifteen students, parents and volunteers of Pomaikai Elementary School walked to the Kahului school on Oct. 3 as part of the school’s Walking School Bus Program, hosted by Blue Zones Project-Central Maui. A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school ...

Maui museums open the vaults for Archives Month

Gov. David Ige and Lt. Gov. Douglas Chin have proclaimed October 2018 as Archives Month for the State of Hawaii and Maui museums are celebrating. Across the island, special displays and exhibits grace the venues at Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House ...

Campaign promotes safe, healthy mobility

In 2014, Karl Hagen was fatally struck while cycling on the shoulder of Piilani Highway. This tragedy, along with other traffic accidents, has started a critical initiative to bring a national campaign — Vision Zero — to Maui. The campaign is based on the idea that traffic deaths are ...

Luncheon to raise funds for Nicaraguan school

The Pukalani-based nonprofit Somos Ohana Nicaragua will host “La Buena Cuchara,” a fundraising luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. There will be typical Latin American foods, a silent auction, a Nicaraguan craft sale and live music. The ...

Halloween tales theme of Keiki Story Time event

Joanne Laird, program director for Read Aloud America Program, will present a Halloween Keiki Story Time in the Makai Theatre of the Maui Ocean Center at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21. This 30-minute story time is geared for children ages pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade and will feature popular ...

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Landscaping with native plants Ethan Romanchak, co-owner of Native Nursery LLC, will speak about landscaping with native Hawaiian plants at a Native Hawaiian Plant Society presentation at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. The free event will be in the ...

Rotary Club delivers $920 to Hana students

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset President Heidi Dollinger and Youth Service Chair Erica Gale presented a $920 check to the children at Hana School in a recent school assembly. These funds and more than 10 boxes of school supplies were collected at the club’s School Supplies Drive held in ...

Grants

Na Hoaloha was the most recent beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels “Fuel Up. Do Good” program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline purchased at Ohana Fuels stations in that community. Second-quarter sales resulted ...

Maui Beach Hotel ohana beautify the beach

The Maui Beach Hotel ohana participated in a beach cleanup project at Kahului Harbor Oct. 2. It was the hotel’s second community service project this year. The first project, in the spring, was feeding the homeless at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center.

Planting seeds of service

American Savings Bank volunteers, families, friends and community members statewide participated in the bank’s annual statewide Seeds of Service event on Sept 22. On Molokai, the group did landscaping work at Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School. On Maui, crews volunteered at Maui ...

Hui Holomua Business Fest to examine Hawaii’s food security

The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual Hui Holomua Business Fest titled “Ko koa uka, ko koa kai — Those of the upland, those of the shore” will examine the interdependence between those who grow, manufacture, prepare and consume food. This business conference is ...

Halloween drag show, costume dance party benefits Maui AIDS Foundation

Maui AIDS Foundation will host a Halloween drag show and costume dance party from 8 p.m. to closing Oct. 27 at Diamond’s Ice Bar & Grill in Kihei. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Maui AIDS Foundation office in Wailuku and $15 at the door. The costume theme this year is “Horror ...

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Doctor to discuss the ‘key to healing’ “Nutrition-Based Medicine: The Key to Healing in the 21st Century” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday by Dr. Michael Klaper at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Klaper is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He ...

Coral reefs also known as the ‘rainforests of the sea’

Tropical rainforests have long captivated the curiosity and admiration of mankind. From towering trees to dense forest floors, rainforests are rich in natural beauty and biodiversity unrivaled by few ecosystems on Earth. But beyond the outer reach of our rainforests, another ecosystem thrives ...

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas awards its first scholarship recipient

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas awarded its first scholastic scholarship to Kale‘a Paiva, a graduate of Kula Kaiapuni, King Kekaulike High School’s Hawaiian immersion program. The scholarship was named Kaunaloa I Ka Imi Naauao (determined perseverance in seeking education) and founded to ...

Walk to benefit Hale Kau Kau

The third annual Stomp out Hunger 5K and 1-mile walk will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Hale Kau Kau site on the campus of St. Theresa Church, 25 W. Lipoa St., in Kihei. Both events are an out-and-back course starting and finishing at Hale Kau Kau. All proceeds go to the mission of Hale Kau ...