Community News

Event brings attention to Maui’s reefs

The Ridge to Reef Rendezvous and Keiki & ‘Ohana Catch & Release Fishing Tournament will take place Saturday at Kahekili Beach Park (Old Airport Beach) in north Kaanapali beginning at 8 a.m. with the fishing tournament. The event also will feature food, prizes and a “Haunted ...

Maui’s largest digital church organ will be showcased at concert

Maui’s largest digital church organ will be featured in a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Wailuku. This concert is co-sponsored by St. Anthony Church and Church Organs Hawaii. Performing on the Allen Organ will be Rick Mazurowski, organist and choir ...

Maui Comic Con will bring industry legends to UH-MC

Thousands are expected to participate in a weekendlong event of cosplay, comic book artist exhibitions and vendors, special guests, food, video games, collectors’ items and all things creative at the third Maui Comic Con at the University of Hawaii Maui College Student Lounge and Pa‘ina ...

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, ...

Local Briefs

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 ...

Local Briefs

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 ...

Local Briefs

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 ...