Community News

Gathering transforms soup into social good

HI SOUP is partnering with Malamalama Maui to host its first Neighbor Island soup event on Maui from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. For a donation of $15, attendees will receive soup and bread made by Kyra Bumble of More Pleaze and a vote. A ballot may be ...

JCS to present Nihon Bunka award

Japanese Cultural Society of Maui President Deron Furukawa recently announced that Ronald Fukumoto and Rinko Jeffers will receive its prestigious Nihon Bunka Award at its annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s) dinner on Jan. 26 in the Elleair Rainbow Room at the Maui Beach Hotel. The Shinnen Enkai ...

Pa‘ia Bay Beachfest begins Saturday

Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center & Positively+KAI will present the 22nd annual Pa‘ia Bay Beachfest on Saturday and Jan. 20 on the beach at the PYCC in Paia. The family-oriented bodyboard and surf competition is a showcase for Maui’s young bodyboarders and surfers to display their ...

Winners announced for video cooking contest

To engage students 12-18 years old, a countywide Grow, Eat, and Think Local Video Cooking Contest was launched by the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service in fall 2018. In partnership with Mill House Executive Chef Taylor Ponte, the competition promoted the farm-to-table concept ...

Conservation leadership program seeks applicants

Applications are now being accepted for Na Hua Ho‘ohuli i ka Pono, a service-learning program specifically designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. Host agencies for the Summer 2019 Program are the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, Maui Invasive Species ...

Applications available for HRYF scholarships

Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation is a nonprofit charitable corporation founded in 1976. Its main objective is to provide scholarships for Hawaii youths to further their education after high school. The 10 Rotary clubs on Maui and Lanai are now accepting applications for this scholarship award. ...

Gala will benefit chamber orchestra

“Play On!,” a gala benefiting the Maui Chamber Orchestra, will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Olowalu Plantation House. Tickets are $125. There will be heavy pupu, drinks and a full program of live classical music. Supporters who purchase a gala ticket by Friday become ...

Local Briefs

PCA announces quarterly meeting Pukalani Community Association’s first quarterly meeting of 2019 will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the downstairs meeting room of the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. The program will include a review of the December Christmas Fair and Electric Golf ...

Make 2019 the year you spend more time outside

The Hawaiian language includes over 200 words for rain with a subset of names specific to a place. Hawaiian rain names recognize that what falls from the sky can be delicate (lilinoe, kili, uaoa); windblown (lelehuna); showery ( a naulu); cold (kili hau or ua ‘awa); or rainbow-hued (uakoko). ...

Roots School recieves $15,000 FLEX grant

Roots School in Haiku recently received a $15,000 FLEX grant from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. The statewide FLEX grant is particularly competitive because funds are unrestricted and may be used for any variety of needs that a nonprofit organization has. “FLEX was created to provide ...

Lanai Senior Center receives gift donations

Gift bags of household goods courtesy of Young Brothers Ltd. were gifted to seniors at the Lanai Community Senior Citizen Lunch at the Lanai Senior Center. Held on Christmas Day every year, the luncheon provides Lanai’s community members in their golden years with a hot meal, gift bags and ...

Maui AIDS Foundation to host Mardi Gras Maui

Maui AIDS Foundation will host Mardi Gras Maui at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku. Tickets are on sale at www.mauiaids.org and in person at Maui AIDS Foundation, 1935 Main St., Suite 101, in Wailuku. VIP tickets for the King’s Feast are ...

‘Fuel Up’ promotion, car wash, to benefit MADCC

Maui Adult Day Care Centers has been selected as the 2019 first-quarter beneficiary of Ohana Fuels’ “Fuel Up. Do Good.” community giving program. When motorists visit a nearby Ohana Fuels location and fill up with gas, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to MADCC. In addition ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School Second Quarter Head of School’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Kekai Apana, Paulina Brotherton, Makalani Carey, Sean Cortez, Asia Davidson, Cody Frampton, Esken Guarin, Tynan Hagan, Erika Hammer, Tulip Hori, Byron Joiner, Brooke ...

Local Briefs

Healthy longevity focus of free talk “How to Live to Be 120: Healthy Longevity in the 21st Century” will be presented by Terry Shintani, M.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Topics will include five steps to control inflammation naturally; control blood ...

New exhibit seeks to raise awareness about Kahoolawe

An island steeped in cultural reverence and historical significance, Kahoolawe has long been a wahi pana, a sacred and storied place for Native Hawaiians. Referred to as Kohe Malamalama o Kanaloa, Kahoolawe is dedicated to one of the four major Hawaiian gods, Kanaloa, the deity associated with ...

Maui 4-Hers travel to 98th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia

Kami Echiverri, Emma Endo, Marisa Fillazar, Taylie Kawakami, Erin Kobashigawa, Sydnie Matsuda, Erin Mukai, Mia Rivera, Sarah Sakakihara, Sofia Stupplebeen, Ashley Taoka, Kendall Taomoto, Michelle Tasaki and chaperones Nancy Ooki and Wendy Taomoto from Maui joined 10 other outstanding 4-Hers ...

‘Color Festival Hawaii’ returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Imua Family Services announces the return of the “Color Festival Hawaii” from 1 to 6 p.m. April 13 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This family-friendly “friend-raiser” music festival includes food trucks, vendors and activities for kids and the climatic throwing of colors. The ...

Tickets on sale for family-night party at Maui Ocean Center

Malama Maui Nui will present “The Hukilau: Pulling Together for Maui’s Resources” from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Maui Ocean Center. Tickets are on sale for this family-night party that raises money for environmental stewardship programs. The Hukilau party will feature a buffet, free drink ...

The Maui Farm recycling trees through Jan. 14

The Maui Farm is accepting Christmas trees for recycling. Located at 100 Ike Drive, off Baldwin Avenue in Makawao, it will accept all natural trees with no tinsel or flocking from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 14. The trees will be chipped for use as mulch for the farm’s 2-acre garden, ...