Community News

Keiki fishing tournament nets more than $15,000

The ninth annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament sponsored by Maui Electric Co. and Kaanapali Golf Course on March 24 raised more than $15,000 benefiting the Maui United Way. Hundreds of keiki, ages 2 to 18, cast their fishing poles in hopes of catching the largest tilapia or “special catch ...

Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival to celebrate 10 years

The 10th anniversary of the Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival will be commemorated Friday and Saturday at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel and expanded on April 15 at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. Produced by Arts Education for Children Group and the Hawai‘i Institute for Music ...

Libraries announce programs for April

The following Lanai and Maui public libraries will present free events in April: • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kihei — Maui singer/songwriter Anthony Pfluke will perform Hawaiian classics, lively contemporary hits and his own originals, including music from his most recent album. • 3 p.m. ...

Locavore potluck set at Mill House Restaurant

The Hawai‘i Farmers Union United Mauna Kahalawai Chapter will present its monthly locavore potluck from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Mill House Restaurant at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The evening’s guest ...

Wailuku Civic Hub team will speak at membership chamber dinner

Frank De Rego Jr., member of the Maui Redevelopment Agency; Erin Wade, small town and redevelopment planner for the County of Maui; and Ramsay Taum, cultural sustainability planner with PBR Hawai‘i, are featured speakers for the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner at ...

Local Briefs

Talk about food, health and planet “Food. Health. Planet. Our Future as a Species,” a presentation by James Morris Hicks, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. This presentation focuses on what humans must do to make it possible for Earth to ...

Natural enemies could tame invasive Himalayan ginger

The subtropical rainforests in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains are amazingly diverse. In sections of India and Nepal, the forests are similar to Hawaiian rainforests in both temperature and rainfall, but the flora and fauna are radically different. This is the land of elephants and ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Grow Some Good is the most recent beneficiary of Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ program, in which Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the ...

Honor Rolls

Middle School Second Trimester Director’s Award 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Mila Artzi, Daisy Barnard, Cassius Berzolla, Zara DeSilva, Alexander Flavin, Blaize Nouchi, Gianina Salzer. Grade 7 — Adrianna Russo, Darija Trumbo, Molly Vanden Bos. Grade 8 — Skylar Conley, ...

Community land trust places 35th family in home

Na Hale O Maui recently placed its 35th family in an affordable home. Jonathan Kusunoki and his wife, Joanna, are the owners of a Na Hale O Maui community land trust four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home that will remain affordable in perpetuity. The Kusunokis were met by skepticism ...

Coral reef communities subject of talk

Eden Zang, managing director of Oceanwide Science Institute, will be at the Maui Nui Resource Council meeting Wednesday to explain how passive acoustic monitoring can be utilized to reveal clues about coral reef communities. The meeting, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pacific Whale Foundation’s ...

Akaku youth program honored

Akaku Maui Community Media’s show “Maui Youth Now” was honored in March with a W.A.V.E award, or what is known as a Western Access Video Excellence award, from the Western States Regional Conference and Trade Show for the Alliance for Community Media. The ACM West Region represents ...

Help needed to stencil storm drains

In celebration of Earth Day, a community storm drain stenciling event will take place in Napili on Saturday. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. in the Napili Plaza parking lot, 5095 Napilihau St. in Lahaina. Volunteers are advised to bring a water bottle and sun protection; other necessary ...

Ho‘olaule‘a to benefit the Haiku community

The 25th annual Ha‘iku Ho‘olaule‘a and Flower Festival to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at the Haiku Elementary School, 105 Pauwela Road. Admission is free. There will be ...

Scholarships for trades and training are available

Financial help to pay for training in areas such as agriculture, auto mechanics, welding, cosmetology or any trade or nonacademic occupation is now available through three $2,500 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise. Applicants can be of any age to receive these funds and the ...

Weddings

Dustin Campos, 29, son of Victor V. Campos and Myrna J. Campos of Waikapu, and Brayden Fernandez, 24, son of Tonya Lundean and Alex Crisostomo of Waikapu, were married on March 16. The marriage was conducted by longtime family friend Rhonda Loo, a Circuit Court judge on Maui. Family and ...

Local Briefs

Registration open for youth fishing The South District Office of the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced that it is accepting registrations for the upcoming youth Barbless Fishing Program. The event is open to ages 9 to 15 and will be held 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at ...

Hawaii’s Sharks Should Be Revered, Not Feared

Hawaii is home to approximately 40 shark species ranging in various shapes and colors, but most feature grey backs and white bellies. The contrast between colors is called countershading, a trait that enables sharks to blend in with the ocean depths when viewed from above and the sunlit sea ...

Maui Peace Hero Award winners receive recognition

Maui Seasons for Peace held its signature annual Maui Peace Hero Awards ceremony Feb. 23 at the University of Hawaii Maui College Paina Dining Room. The event has been held annually since 2002. Receiving the 2017 Peace Heroes Awards were: • Joe and Eleanor Apolo — Pop Warner involvement ...

Centenarian club has first board meeting

The first board of directors meeting for Seeking Harmony — Maui Centenarian Club was held March 7 in Wailuku. The Hawaii nonprofit public benefit corporation was founded by Alfred Huang in May 2017. The purpose of the organization is to provide ongoing activities that will help the community ...