Community News

Dream car art contest accepting entries

Toyota Hawaii is inviting all students age 15 years and younger statewide to create original, hand-drawn illustrations of "Your Dream Car" for Toyota Hawaii's 2015 Dream Car Art Contest.Entry forms and rules are available online at toyotahawaii.com and at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships. Entries ...

Haleakala Park offering internship program

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 'Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program at Haleakala National Park.There will be eight positions available in the fields of endangered wildlife management, facilities management, interpretation, the Kipahulu District and visitor/resources ...

Assistance dogs ready to meet needs of Hawaii residents

Courthouse dog Faith will be among those graduating from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii today at ADH's main campus in Makawao during a private event. The teams attended Assistance Dogs of Hawaii's Team Training Camp on Maui and were recently matched with their new partners after completing training ...

Local Briefs

Cookbook on sale at Makawao museumThe Makawao History Museum is selling the new "Look What's Cooking in Makawao" cookbook, a collection of recipes from residents of Makawao. In addition to recipes, there are historical photographs and Makawao history facts.The book may be purchased with a $20 ...

Rotary club teams up with student council

Kihei Elementary School 5th-grade teachers Taylissa Lehano and Loraine Jordan recently revived the school's student council after a number of years of inactivity.Twelve student representatives were selected recently and began planning their first activity, a canned food drive for the Maui Food ...

Honor Rolls

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLFirst QuarterRenaissance StudentsKalama Intermediate School's Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service.4.0 Grade-Point AverageGrade 8 - Charlie Abreu, Alexia Barcus, Malia Barker, Lexy Cabos, Nicolas ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Pet of the Week

Ray No. 17G is an approximately 9-month-old, gray-and-white, male domestic short hair mix. He weighs nearly 6 pounds and has been neutered. Ray came to Maui Humane Society on Oct. 17 when his owners were found hoarding very sick animals, forcing the society's humane enforcement officers to ...

Invasive Christmas berry hardly inspires festive spirit

Covered in glossy green leaves and bedecked with red berries, the invasive shrub, Schinus terebinthifolius, is commonly known by the appropriate moniker of Christmas berry. But the presence of this Brazilian species in Hawaii hardly inspires festive spirit in the hearts of island resource ...

Thank-You Letters

On Dec. 4, the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association sponsored the Kupuna Dinner at the Wailuku Community Center for seniors who live alone. As coordinator of the Makawao Hongwanji seniors, I accompanied those who were given tickets to attend this opening of the holiday season. I was very ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago1914 - It cost a cook at the Maui Hotel just $15 for the fun of rapping a waiter in the same caravansary over the head with a stick of wood. The assault and battery occurred after the two principals in the row had pretty well exhausted their vocabularies of ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings call 242-6343.* Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Clothing, ...

Kula resident Diane Logsdon receives AARP Andrus Award

Kula resident Diane Logsdon, 83, has been selected to receive AARP Hawaii's 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.The annual award for exemplary volunteer leadership is named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967), who exemplified AARP's motto: "To serve, not to be served," ...

Association collecting toys for underprivileged keiki

The Wailea Community Association is accepting new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 20 at the Wailea Fire Station and at the Wailea Community Association office in Hotel Wailea for its annual toy drive."Our annual Keiki Kalikimaka Toy Drive has been extremely successful over the past 11 years, ...

Charity Walk announces Maui County chairperson

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association has announced the 2015 Maui County Charity Walk Chairperson, Declan McCarthy. McCarthy is the general manager at Makena Beach & Golf Resort and will oversee the Charity Walk held on Maui, Molokai and Lanai."As the 2015 Charity Walk ...

New book details lives of Filipinas

Patricia Brown will launch her latest book, "FILIPINAS! Voices from Daughters and Descendants of Hawaii's Plantation Era" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Binhi At Ani, 780 Onehee Ave., Kahului. The event is expected to feature six storytellers from Maui.The book contains a collection of 67 ...

Yoga/dance event will benefit recovery center

All are welcome to attend a donation-based yoga class with plyometrics and tribal dance on Dec. 19, with proceeds going to local nonprofit Malama Family Recovery Center, according to an announcement.The event will take place in the Anuhea Room at Hotel Wailea (parking is complimentary) and ...

Deadline Friday for job-readiness workshop

Kulia, a free job-readiness workshop for Native Hawaiian students, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in Room 102 of the 'Ike Le'a science building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.Seating is limited to 15 students, and those interested must register by Friday.The training ...