Community News

Ukulele subject of presentations at libraries

The Hawaiian Serenaders — Richard Tom and Mele Fong — will present “Story of the ‘Ukulele and Concert” from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Lahaina Public Library and from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Sept. 18 at Kihei Library. Attendees will learn about Hawaii’s official instrument and see a ...

Maui Seasons for Peace to host event

The Maui Seasons for Peace will celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace with an event concert to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. This celebration is held annually by the Maui Seasons for Peace organization to recognize the efforts of those who ...

Boy Scouts will recognize 2 honorees for leadership

The Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America’s 2018 Hawaii Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Kaanapali. In the past, the board of directors has selected a citizen who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in his or her ...

Volunteers sought for annual cleanup in Lahaina

The 14th annual Lahaina Town Clean Up will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will meet at Kamehameha Iki Park, 525 Front St. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and instructions and equipment will be distributed to participants. The cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, ...

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Doctor advocates plant-based diet “Meat Eating and Mind Games,” a presentation by Milton Mills, M.D., will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Dr. Mills will discuss how humans have the anatomy, physiology and palate of herbivores. Medical science ...

Fountain grass threatens dryland forest ecosystems

On the leeward slope of Haleakala above Kihei rises a red dirt cinder cone named Pu‘uokali, which means “the hill of waiting.” It is said to be one of several mo‘o (lizard deities) who were transformed into cinder cones on the summit. From her prominent vantage, Pu‘uokali watches over ...

Ki-Aikido course set for adults and teens

A public introductory course in Ki-Aikido for adults and teens will be offered on four consecutive Tuesday nights, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2, at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani from 8 to 9:30 p.m., taught by 4th-dan Fincher Sterling under the direction of Hawaii Ki ...

Tea ceremony will benefit American Cancer Society

The Maui Lavender Farm in Kula will be the site of a tea ceremony fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society’s HopeFest Maui at 10 a.m. Friday. The event is being presented by Lena Morita, Sarah Shim and Ellie Ventula-Honda. Julie Chin Shiotsugu, a Chinese calligrapher from Hong Kong, ...

MFOL plans birthday celebration

Maui Friends of the Library invite the community to celebrate books and libraries during its birthday celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. It’s the sixth year for the bookstore at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and the second year of operation for the ...

Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets collect data after Hurricane Lane

Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets formed the bulk of a Ground Photography Team on Maui Tuesday, gathering photographic evidence of the flash-flood impact resulting from Hurricane Lane, while an Oahu cadet filled an essential role on the Big Island as mission radio operator at the Kona ...

Lets go fly a kite

Miyuki Fernandez, 1, frolics in her kimono at the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui’s Kite Fesitval held at Keopuolani Park. The festival took place on Aug. 18.

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Pizza fundraiser set for Maui Ki-Aikido Maui Ki-Aikido will hold a fundraiser at The Flatbread Co. in Paia on Tuesday as a benefit for ongoing classes, special seminars and programs. The pizza-night fundraiser includes a silent auction offering services and prizes. A portion of the ...

Leatherback turtles are the ‘sea dogs’ of the ocean

“Sea dogs” are sailors notorious for their grit, knowledge and ocean savvy. They brave the high seas on long journeys through the harshest of oceanic environments. Sea dogs are pioneers of the blue frontier, aged with experience and a lifetime of sun and salt. When it comes to sea turtles, ...

Donation drive at Maui Sunday Market to benefit Lahaina fire victims

Maui Food Technology Center has announced a community donation drive to benefit the victims of the recent Lahaina fires during two of its “Maui Sunday Market” events, today and Sept. 9. The events will be held at Kahului Shopping Center from 4 to 8 p.m. As of today, donations being ...

Nine Boy Scouts from Troop 40 receive their Eagle Scout designation

Nine Boy Scouts from Troop 40 received their Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission on June 2. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration.   Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Requirements ...

Abercrombie draws parallels between nisei soldiers, samurai

Former Gov. Neil Abercrombie drew a parallel between the Japanese samurai and second-generation Japanese-American WWII soldiers during an appearance Aug. 19 on Maui. His talk was part of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s “Leadership Series,” which has already featured former Govs. ...

Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund Grant accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund. This program is open to public schools serving students at the intermediate, high school and college grade levels on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai. Established in 2005, the fund helps to support programs, ...

MFSS accredited as quality provider

Prevent Child Abuse America has announced that the Healthy Families America affiliate Maui Family Support Services Inc. on Lanai has been accredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting services to families who want to improve their child’s health, nutrition and developmental outcomes. ...

School is back in session at University of Hawaii Maui College

Hua. Ha‘alele. Huaka‘i. Ho‘i. The four stages of one’s journey through college, through life, really. Several hundred young people began their college journey Aug. 15, five days before the start of our fall semester at University of Hawaii Maui College. During my welcome to this ...