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Maui Chamber plans labor law seminar Nov. 9

The Maui Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Labor Law Seminar on Nov. 9 in the Elleair Room at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului. It will be presented by Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris, which specializes in Hawaii labor and employment law. Registration and continental ...

Erna Schedler

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Woman celebrates her 105th birthday Erna Schedler, a member of Kihei Lutheran Church, recently celebrated her 105th birthday by sharing a birthday cake during the social time after a Sunday morning service. She was joined by her daughters, Susan Embree and Nancy Henry, who spent the week with ...

Whitney Hashimoto stresses value of communication skills

The dictionary defines “communication” as “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior.” It ranges from a speech given by a head of state to Snapchat — and everything in between. In other words, it’s ...

Molokai nonprofit receives donation

An all-women group from Monsanto Hawaii collected, assembled, donated and delivered 100 personal hygiene bags and 71 pairs of slippers on Sept. 14 to Child & Family Service on Molokai for the benefit of foster children in need. Hawaii’s oldest human service nonprofit, Child & Family ...

One-week coin drive raises more than $6,400 for victims of recent hurricanes

Seabury Hall’s student council recently organized a one-week coin drive to help victims of recent hurricanes. The student council created a competition between the classes (grades 6 through 12) to energize the fundraiser. After seven days and many pounds of coins, a total of $6,449.07 was ...

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Students promote kindness

Makawao Eementary School student government representatives and staff members did sign-waving to promote kindness on campus and in the community as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. Students, Principal Robyn Honda, teachers and counselors joined in the sign-waving facing the Baldwin ...

King to lead turtle network’s Hawaii program

Sea turtle biologist Cheryl King has been hired to direct the Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Hawaii program, the marine conservation organization announced. King will be the organization’s first Hawaii-based staff member and will lead a major expansion of its work in the Pacific, ...

100 Plus Women Who Care Maui Founder/Director Chelsea Hill (from left) presents donation checks to Malama Development Coordinator Frances Duberstein, 100 Plus WWC Maui member Jeanne Duberstein (who nominated Malama) and 100 Plus WWC Maui member/Malama board member Amy Petersen.

Group donates to Malama Family Recovery Center

Members of 100 Plus Women Who Care Maui chose nonprofit Malama Family Recovery Center (Malama Na Makua A Keiki) as the winning cause at their quarterly meeting Sept. 6 at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. The organization meets for one hour four times each year to nominate and hear from local ...

Clubs participate in grant program

Members of the Haleakala Lions Club, along with Lions from the Airport, Kahului and Maui Lions clubs, recently participated in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation grant by completing 100 hours of community service at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. The Lions constructed a walkway ...

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Sierra Club fundraiser set for Friday Sierra Club Maui will hold its biannual Na Hoku Star Watch benefit beginning at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Participants are to meet in front of the country store. Astronomer Harriet Witt will lead a tour of the night ...

16th Maui Family Caregiver’s Conference set for Nov. 2

You call it reminding your wife to take her medication. You call it taking dad to the doctor and keeping notes at the appointment. You call it mowing auntie’s and uncle’s grass. You call it checking in with tutu every night. But we call it caregiving. November is just around the ...

A customer inserts a credit card to pay for parking in Haverhill, Mass. A new credit card can offer richer rewards and a higher credit limit but, before applying, make sure it’s really time to upgrade. -- AP file photo

When is the best time to move on from first credit card?

Your first credit card served one important purpose: It helped you build credit. Now, after years of making on-time payments, you’ve grown tired of your card’s puny limit and lackluster benefits —î and your mailbox is overflowing with better offers. Is it time to move on? Before you ...

Charlotte Flavin, one of the founders of Somos Ohana Nicaragua, and a parent and student receiving a new bike in July sign the commitment contract for good attendance at the school built by the group in La Carreta, Nicaragua. -- MELE STOKESBERRY photo

Yard sale to benefit Somos Ohana Nicaragua

Somos Ohana Nicaragua, a Pukalani-based nonprofit that builds schools and provides scholarships and health services in rural northwest Nicaragua, will be holding a fundraiser yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Kula Kai at 51 Mano Drive. Items for sale include art, antiques, ...

Wellness day planned at Lanai health center

Lana‘i Community Health Center will present the fourth annual Susan G. Komen Ohana Wellness Day from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at its health care facility located at 333 6th St. in Lanai City. This year’s event offers free health care screenings, flu shots, breast health education, Zumba and ...

Olympic volleyball player and Maui resident Annette Lynch shared stories about her experiences as a professional athlete with teens at the 2014 “The Gift of You” event.

‘The Gift for You’ youth event set for Saturday

Maui Youth & Family Services will host a free event for Maui youths ages 12-18 called “The Gift of You” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the student lounge of the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Pilina Building. There will be live music, inspirational speakers, free food, ...

UH-MC study abroad program will be in the Philippines

Applications are being accepted for an all-expense-paid, two-week study-abroad program to the Philippines next summer, the University of Hawaii Maui College International Office has announced. The program is open to high school seniors who are attending UH-Maui College in the spring and to ...

Suzanne Frazer

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Talk to focus on ‘Why I Don’t Eat Fish’ “Why I Don’t Eat Fish,” a talk by Suzanne Frazer, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Frazer is the co-founder and president of Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai‘i, an award-winning, ...

Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey spread living rafts of stinging fire ants far and wide in Texas. -- BRAND KELLY / Wikimedia Commons photo

Prepare for hurricanes — get rid of invasive species

Hurricane Harvey didn’t just bring floodwaters to Texas — it also spread a plague of stinging ants. Red imported fire ants are highly aggressive pests that have invaded the southern United States. These ants are particularly adept at surviving floods — a strategy they developed in the ...

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St. Jude ride a growing success

Participants in the 25th St Jude’s “Saddle up” gather in circle at the Pu‘u Mahoe’s D.T. Fleming Arboretum while John Thompson leads prayer before a cowboy picnic. The Sept. 23 event drew 42 horses and riders, nine all-terrain vehicles with families and friends, plus about another 20 ...

With a banner that read “Last destination of peace, Pyongyang!,” a festival parade train resembling an old Dorasan station was cheered on by thousands across the packed Hwaseong Sports Complex stadium in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

Maui resident joins peace conference in South Korea

Maui resident Christopher Pae was among more than 200,000 attendees from 30 different countries on Sept. 18 to attend an international peace conference in South Korea. With a banner that read “Last destination of peace, Pyongyang!,” a festival parade train resembling an old Dorasan ...