Community News

Moon jellyfish has mesmerizing effect on the onlooker similar to a lava lamp

How is it that an organism made up of 95 percent water and has no head, no heart and no brain turns out to be such a complex and interesting creature? Consider the moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) with its large saucer-shaped transparent bell.Thought to have been accidentally introduced to the ...

Organization creates positive experiences for veterans

David Fletcher of the Wounded Warrior Wave Riders Association will speak at the Rotary Club of Kahului's 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. meeting Monday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani.The group was formed to provide a positive experience for military veterans, including those who may be confined ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:The Will Smith Charitable Foundation awarded $6,000 to Maui Youth & Family Services to provide meals/snacks for teens participating in the nonprofit's school-based substance ...

Local Briefs

'Being With Dying' theme of gatheringThe nonprofit Doorway Into Light will hold its monthly gathering, "Being With Dying," at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Temple of Peace in Haiku.The free event is for people who are dying, their families, those who are grieving, caregivers for the dying, and all ...

Resort donates holiday gifts to children

Makena Beach & Golf Resort recently partnered with the Maui Chapter of Child & Family Services to donate over 120 holiday gifts to children from low-income families and Hawaii's foster care programs.The resort has partnered with the organization in this effort for over 12 years, ...

Pingtung delegation commemorates 32nd year as Sister County

An official delegation from Pingtung County, Taiwan, met this month with Mayor Alan Arakawa, County Council members and representatives from the Maui County Sister City Foundation to commemorate 32 years as Sister Counties.A welcome ceremony was held in the Mayor's Conference Room, during ...

Local Briefs

Parkinson's Disease Support Group to meetThe Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 190 W. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului. The group meets on the first Saturday of each month. Caregivers, spouses and all family members of people with ...

Thank-You Letters

Aloha and happy holidays. My name is Toa Tongi, and I am writing this letter on behalf of my family. I just wanted to start out by saying thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support shown to my family when our house in Kihei burned down in July of this year. We are so ...

Local Briefs

Soil regeneration presentation Jan. 4Polyface Farm managers Daniel and Sheri Salatin, experts in soil regeneration through multi-species rotational grazing, as well as multi-market sales, will give a presentation on soil regeneration from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4 in the University of Hawaii Maui ...

Best-selling author to appear at MACC

The Merwin Conservancy's The Green Room will present Terry Tempest Williams in the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19.Williams has been called a conservationist, a naturalist, an activist and a citizen writer, speaking on behalf of an ethical ...

Rotary clubs collect food for the Maui Food Bank

The 10 Valley Isle Rotary clubs collected 5,245 pounds of food for the Maui Food Bank at their recent "Rotary Gives Thanks" Food Drive. Rotarians manned collection tables at seven businesses the weekend before Thanksgiving. Along with the collection of food, over $6,000 in funds was generated ...

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 ...

Pet of the Week

Martin No. 10 is an approximately 2-year-old, 5-pound, orange-and-white male domestic short hair mix. He has not been neutered. Martin was found in Haiku and came to the Maui Humane Society's Puunene shelter on Nov. 12. "He is great with other cats and can often be found cuddled up with his ...

Looking back at the University of Hawaii Maui College’s year

Aloha to my Maui County ohana! I am very excited to begin this month as the new chancellor for the University of Hawaii Maui College, and I look forward to sharing the college's accomplishments, as well as opportunities for learning. This month, my staff has prepared a brief "recap" of just ...

Information session on EMTs set for Jan. 22

The Maui Emergency Medical Services Training Center will conduct an emergency medical technician information session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Building 215, in Kahului.Attendees will learn about the emergency medical technician career path, admissions requirements, ...

Chrysanthemum Festival queen crowned

The queen of the 62nd Chrysanthemum Festival is Devynn-Leigh Kochi, 16, of Haiku, a junior at King Kekaulike High School and the daughter of Cindy Asato-Kochi and Kevin Kochi.She was crowned at the Japanese cultural event that was held Dec. 6 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in ...

‘Christmas Angels’ help brighten holiday for keiki

Members and friends of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise purchased Christmas gifts for children in need at St. Theresa Church as part of a Christmas Angels project.The church provided the club with ages of the children in need and members purchased and wrapped each individual gift.Thirty-one ...