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Community grant applications due FridayYoung Brothers Ltd. is accepting grant applications from nonprofit community organizations in Maui County for its Community Gift Giving Program. The program will award grants of up to $2,500 per organization.Application forms and information are available ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:The Group 70 Foundation, created in 2002 by employees of Hawaii's largest kamaaina design firm, Group 70 International, awarded $65,000 to its 2014 grant recipients on Nov. 10 at its ...

Event to share Japanese culture

The public is invited to attend the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui's Oshogatsu Traditions Dinner on Dec. 27 at the Wailuku Hongwanji social hall.Mochi-pounding and sampling will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and other activities at 6 p.m.Ozoni, a traditional New Year's soup made ...

Local Briefs

'Never too Late to Go Vegan,' title of talk"Never too Late to Go Vegan: Why and How to Make the Switch to a Better Life," a talk by Patti Breitman, will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.Attendees will discover why raw, paleo, sugar-, salt- or oil-free, Main ...

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

Hugo No. 83 is 2-year-old, approximately 52-pound, black and white male pitbull (American pitbull terrier) mix. He has not been neutered. Hugo came to the Maui Humane Society's Puunene shelter on Oct. 12 when he was found as a stray on Mehameha Loop in Puunene. "He is very outgoing, doing well ...

Snowflakes brighten holiday season in Hawaii’s shallow waters

Snowflakes are not typically associated with Hawaii's winter season, but a resident of the island chain's warm shallow waters gives a whole new perspective to the thought of snowflakes in our subtropical climate.The white snout of the snowflake eel easily distinguishes this species from other ...

Donations sought to bring together children and incarcerated mothers

The Catholic Diocese of Honolulu's Prison Ministry is collecting donations to bring together children and their mothers, incarcerated at the Women's Community Correctional Center, according to an announcement from the state Department of Public Safety.A Christmas party will be held at the ...

Thank-You Letters

The Mexican Consulate set up a mobile office at St. Theresa Church on Nov. 15 to provide passport and other vital documents for Maui residents from Mexico. Faith Action for Community Equity Maui hosted the consulate and a team of 10 staff people. This is the third year that FACE has hosted this ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago1914 - The patients at the Kula Sanitarium enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and roast pig. Later, there was a game of progressive Pedro with prizes - a box of candy and a nut cake. Mrs. Kalolo won the candy, and Messrs. Kumaha and Amura won the cake.75 Years Ago1939 - ...

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, ...

Holiday programs on tap at libraries

The Hawaii State Public Library System will offer the following free programs this month. Contact the hosting library for more information or as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Programs and events are sponsored by Maui Friends of the ...

Public invited to drop in for free fitness classes

UH Maui Fit is offering free drop-ins from Monday to Dec. 20 to any of its 32 weekly fitness classes at the University of Hawaii Maui College.Class participants are invited but not required to bring a canned good for the campus food drive.The fitness center in the Pilina building on campus ...

Youth orchestra to perform Winter Concert

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Winter Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 in the H.P. Baldwin Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public; families and children are welcome to attend. A fundraiser at the event will include homemade crafts and goodies-to-go for ...

Local Briefs

Public invited to holiday celebrationThe Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce invites the general public to attend a holiday celebration and the installation of its 2015 board of directors Dec. 10 at Elleair Ballroom, Maui Beach Hotel. No-host cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner ...

Kula association elects new board

Kula Community Association's newly elected executive board announces that it will continue to serve the association's mission to preserve open space, support agriculture, maintain a rural residential atmosphere and to work together as a community.The purpose of this association is to improve ...

Thank-You Letters

Baldwin High School's Marching Band Homecoming Show on Oct. 24 was a success due to the director, Stephen Rodrigues, all the students, and to parents and friends that volunteered. I would really like to thank Dwight Nakao, Dean Saito, Frankie Nakahashi and Durwin Kiyabu for making the band ...

In the Service

Air Force Airman Holly H. Haupu graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles ...

BHS music department to present concerts

Baldwin High School Music Department, under the direction of Stephen Rodrigues, will present the following free winter concerts:* 7 p.m. Tuesday at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. Symphonic band will perform.* 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in BHS auditorium. Beginning chorus and concert chorus ensembles will ...