Community News

Customer service course offered

University of Hawaii Maui College’s Office of Continuing Education and Training is accepting applications for the Certificate for Customer Service in Hawaii, which was developed by Kapiolani Community College and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. The foundation of the program is based on the ...

MFD, MPD select GO PINK! designs

The Maui Police and Fire departments are teaming up with Pacific Cancer Foundation for their annual GO PINK! campaign in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Maui County’s cancer community. Members from each department submitted their own unique artwork for this year’s T-shirt ...

Annual kite flying event set at Keopuolani Park

The public is invited to the third annual Kite Festival hosted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Keopuolani Park Field no. 8, located right below the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This event is free. Kite kits to decorate with colored markers ...

Molokai musicians participate in program

In partnership with Kaunakakai Elementary School teacher Bob Underwood, the Hawaii Youth Symphony hosted its Molokai Strings Program June 23 and 24, providing workshops for students to receive private lessons from experienced musicians Helen Liu (violin), Colin Belisle (viola) and Bob ...

Maui doctor recognized in NYC for her leadership

Leslie Hartley Gise, M.D., a Maui psychiatrist for 23 years, was honored with the Alexandra Symonds Award for “outstanding contributions and leadership in promoting women’s health and the advancement of women” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association on May 5 in New ...

Rummage sale to help fund restoration of bell tower

Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission is having a sale of food and rummage items from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The mission is working on preserving, protecting and developing Montokuji for the future. Areas of financial need include a major shoreline erosion project and ongoing general ...

Ocean safety topic of talk at Rotary meeting

Colin Yamamoto, retired battalion chief of Ocean Safety — Maui Fire Department, will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue. He will be speaking on ocean safety. The meeting is open to the public; lunch is $15. For ...

Awards presented at kupuna luncheon

The 46th annual Kupuna Aloha Luncheon was held July 28 at the Grand Wailea in the Haleakala Ballroom. The event was hosted by the Maui County Planning & Coordinating Council, and sponsored by Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. More than 650 kupuna, guests, politicians, candidates and ...

Duke’s Beach House hosts annual Holiday T-Shirt Design Contest

Duke’s Beach House announced that the seventh annual Duke’s Beach House Holiday T-Shirt Design Contest is underway. This year’s contest offers the chance for artists’ work to be featured on a limited edition Duke’s T-shirt design and win prizes. The Duke’s Beach House winner will ...

Local Briefs

‘Real escape games’ topic of presentation The Rotary Club of Kahului will welcome Kit Zulueta, owner of Mystery Maui Escape Room, to its weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine, located at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului. Zulueta will talk about a brief ...

Illegal dumping risks spreading invasive species

On the evening of July 24, a Maui resident living near the Five Corners area of Haiku heard something she did not recognize as a normal sound for her neighborhood: the two-note call of invasive coqui frogs. “I was in shock,” she said. “All the sudden, there were five to 10 coqui frogs ...

HRYF scholarship winners announced

The 10 Rotary clubs on Maui and Lanai recently celebrated the recipients of the Hawaii Rotary Youth Scholarships during a luncheon at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului. Nine of the 10 recipients attended along with their parents and a representative from nine of the 10 Rotary clubs. ...

Kihei Charter campus gets help from Rotary, Nick’s Fishmarket

The Rotary clubs of Maui, Upcountry Maui, Kahului and Wailuku have committed to helping the new Kihei Charter School comply with county shade tree rules by raising $12,000 to plant trees at the new campus. The donation will purchase 35 mature trees, including native trees and trees such as ...

Golf ball drop, celebration on Thursday

The Rotary Club of Kahului will have its 2018 Michael H. Lyons II Memorial Scholarship Palaka Golf Ball Drop & Celebration beginning with a social hour at 4 p.m. Thursday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. The golf ball drop will be at 5 and the celebration will follow. Lyons, for whom the ...

Tickets available for ‘One Starry Night’

“One Starry Night in Kula” will take place from 4 p.m. to dark Aug. 25 on the lawn at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The evening will begin with the Couture Jazz Duo featuring Toby and Amelia Couture performing jazz standards. There will be heavy pupu, BYOB beverages, a live auction ...

Maui Chamber Orchestra to open season

Maui Chamber Orchestra & Chorus, together with the Cornell University Chamber Singers from Ithaca, N.Y., will present Joseph Haydn’s monumental “Harmoniemesse” — for orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists — at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle ...

UH innovation officer shares his Hawaii plan

Innovation and networking were on the agenda at a recent Maui TechOhana event in Kihei presented by the Maui Economic Development Board and Hawaii Technology Development Corp. More than 35 Maui small-business owners and entrepreneurs attended to network and to listen to invited speaker, ...

Local Briefs

Service project in crater seeks help The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for an overnight service project in Haleakala Crater Aug. 17-19. The group will hike into the crater via the Halemau‘u Trail and stay free for two nights in Holua Cabin. The middle day will ...