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KCA demonstrates need for sidewalks

Representatives of the Kihei Community Association met with county Public Works Director David Goode and Susan Foley, executive assistant to South Maui District County Council Member Kelly King, to walk along South Kihei Road near the Kihei Post Office on July 28. KCA had asked for the ...

Planning for succession of a business is theme of seminar

The Maui Chamber of Commerce will host the seminar “2017 How to Grow and Strengthen your Business for Future Generations” on Wednesday at the Maui Beach Hotel. The seminar is sponsored by The Rand Group, HighTower Advisors. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the seminar from 1:30 to 5 p.m., ...

Cornelia Spanier celebrated her 102nd birthday on July 26. -- SANDRA BOLL photo

Recipe for life: ‘Don’t think old’

Celebrating her 102nd birthday, Cornelia Spanier of Wailuku says her recipe for long life is “Don’t think old.” Family and friends hosted a party for Spanier on July 30, which was also the birthday of her son, Barry. Spanier was born July 26, 1915, in Ferndale, Calf. In 1935, she ...

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Toastmasters to start ‘Pathways’ program

More than 1,300 Toastmasters members in Hawaii will start a new program in September called “Pathways,” which has 250 competencies compared to the current 68. In a news release, the Toastmasters board of directors said it needed to modernize the communication track that hasn’t been ...

Climate video focuses on W. Maui ecosystem

Researchers with the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program housed at the East-West Center in Honolulu have released the latest in a series of “Climate Matters” documoment videos. The new, seven-minute video, titled “Climate Matters for Ridge to Reef Ecosystems,” ...

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Uncle Wayne will perform at library Makawao Public Library is inviting keiki and their caregivers to join musician and early-education specialist Uncle Wayne Watkins from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday and Aug. 31. This special “unplugged” storytime will feature songs, laughter and ...

Anchialine pools are not tide pools — they have no direct connection to the ocean. Each pool is unique, both in the salinity of the brackish water and the species that live within them. -- JEFF BAGSHAW photo

Responsible behavior can help protect Maui’s anchialine pools

Amidst a black canvas of young lava, plant-like bacteria grow, painting a gold border that divides the brilliant green plants from the crystalline blue waters. A diversity of shrimp, from nearly translucent to ruby red in color, float through the water while tuxedo-wearing stilts, ae‘o, ...

29 students participate in internship program

The Akamai Workforce Initiative, a local program dedicated to advancing Hawaii college students in science and technology careers, announced that 29 students participated in its 2017 summer internship program. With lead funding from the Thirty Meter Telescope, the Akamai Internship Program ...

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Kiwanis Club of Maui maintains bus stop

Kiwanis Club of Maui President Dave Rudd trims overhanging trees above the bus stop at Paukukalo, with Bob Hanusa (not pictured) assisting. Kiwanis Club of Maui members have maintained this and four other bus stops since they were built in the 1980s. The members repair roofs and siding, repaint ...

Three Maui County students receive scholarships

Three Maui County residents are among 10 Hawaii students who have been named recipients of the 2017 Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship. Lily Jenkins of Molokai High School, Joshua Kepler of Kihei Charter School and Kaitlyn Yamada of Seabury Hall each received $1,000 to further their ...

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Massages for seniors and veterans

Jennifer Breckels (from left), Melissa Lamb and Kalani Ross perform free massages for seniors and veterans at a Maui Academy of Healing Arts free massage therapy clinic. MAHA has been organizing these clinics since 1988 and performed another one on July 25 at the West Maui Senior Center.

‘EV Showcase’ set at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center Saturday

Maui residents who are curious about electric vehicles or hybrids will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about them at the “EV Showcase” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Presented by the Maui Economic Development Board, the event will feature a variety of ...

Combat trauma recovery program to start

REBOOT Combat Recovery, a nonprofit support system that focuses on healing the spiritual and moral injuries of war, is hosting its first free, 12-week combat trauma recovery course in Kahului starting Aug. 29. Created to help service members and their families work through their ...

Henry Kapono to headline Hale Makua fundraiser

Henry Kapono will headline Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser, “Kokua for Kupuna,” on Sept. 9 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali, with guests treated to an oceanfront evening under the stars. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m. with the formal program ...

Maui County recognized for performance management

Maui County has been recognized for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Achievement in Performance Management, according to a news release from the International City/County Management Association. “Performance management is a bedrock principle of ...

Donors sought for blood drive at the Cameron Center

The Blood Bank of Hawaii is seeking donors for its August blood drive at the Cameron Center Auditorium in Wailuku. To make a reservation for one of the times listed below, call (808) 848-4770 or visit bbh.org. The drives are subject to change. • Aug. 21 — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Aug. 22 ...

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Animals’ sentience topic of free talk “Why Be Vegan? What Animal Communication Research Can Tell Us,” a talk by Victoria Anderson, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. According to animal communication research, animals are sentient and are ...

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Promoting smoke-free cars for keiki

Diane Omura (right), a Peer Education coordinator from Baldwin High School, and her Peer Education Program students attended a national traffic safety conference in Sacramento, Calif., from July 15 to 18. The students are Jade Renee Holokai (from left), Tenania Eldridge, Aaliyah Sistoza-Mortel ...

A lone hawksbill turtle approaches Jim Luecke, Maui Ocean Center’s assistant curator, during a dive off Maui’s southern coastline. Hawksbill sightings are extremely rare in Maui waters. -- JOHN GORMAN photo

A tale of two tails: Hawaii’s ‘other’ sea turtle

Jim Luecke has spent years diving in locations around the world, from the pristine waters of the Caribbean to home in the Hawaiian Islands. Serving as the assistant curator at the Maui Ocean Center, he is very familiar with Hawaii’s marine life. Nevertheless, a recent dive off Maui’s ...