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‘Taste of China’ event in Lahaina

The Chinese Heritage Festival “Taste of China” will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wo Hing Museum, 858 Front St. in Lahaina. Red bean mochi, freshly baked pineapple buns and sweet sesame candies are just a few of the Chinatown treats that will be flown in from Oahu. Open to the ...

Ukulele gets the spotlight at event

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center will host the Maui ‘Ukulele Guild Exhibition 11th Anniversary Celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The Maui ‘Ukulele Guild is a small group of Maui ukulele enthusiasts who are committed to the education, promotion and preservation of ukulele building ...

Subaru sales will benefit nonprofits

Subaru Hawaii has launched its annual “Share the Love” campaign by announcing that it will be increasing its donation from $30,000 to $50,000. This year, it has also added a new partner, Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter. For every new Subaru vehicle purchased in Hawaii through Dec. ...

Auwahi Wind topic at chamber event

George Akau, project biologist, and Jeff Stuber, operations & maintenance manager of Auwahi Wind are the featured speakers at November’s Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s Talk Story social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Tropical Plantation Tram Station. No-host cocktails ...

Booths available for keiki safety event

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center will present its inaugural QKC Cares Keiki Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17. All Maui County nonprofit organizations and state and county agencies are invited to participate. Booth applications are available; space is limited. For more information, visit ...

PCA to hear from Kathleen Diminio

Kathleen Diminio, Department of Education complex area superintendent, will be the featured speaker at the general membership meeting of the Pukalani Community Association at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Diminio will provide an update and accept feedback on the education of island students. Discussion ...

Saber Fair seeks vendors, food trucks

The Maui High School Business Academy is sponsoring a “Saber Fair” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the school’s outside basketball courts in Kahului. There will be food trucks and merchandise vendors. Admission is free. There is a $60 flat fee for vendors or food trucks that want to ...

Day of Hope 10K/5K Run set Saturday

The 29th Day of Hope Run, a benefit for three organizations involved in cancer care and treatment, will be held Saturday morning beginning at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Events surrounding the 10K run and 5K run and walk along Wailea Alanui begin at 6:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit ...

Haiku man sent to prison for felony abuse of his wife

WAILUKU — A Haiku man has been sentenced to a five-year prison term for repeatedly threatening, restraining and abusing a family member, in some cases while she was nursing an infant. Sean McDuff, 36, had pleaded no contest to nine counts of felony abuse of a family member, four reduced ...

Truck flips on ‘Jaws’ road

Nearby resident Butch Ramos helped three teenage boys get out of a truck that overturned Tuesday morning on Hahana Road near the “Jaws” surf spot in Peahi. “Good thing nobody got killed,” he said after the crash, reported at 10:47 a.m. Residents said the vehicle flipped over at the same ...

Early walk-ins better than primary, less than 2016

Early walk-in voting turnout was lower for this year’s general election than in 2016, according to the Maui County Clerk’s Office. From Oct. 23 through Saturday, when early walk-in voting ended, 4,167 voters cast ballots at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, while 492 ...

Furtado offers defense for campaign spending issues

Maui County Council candidate Trinette Furtado said that records from her unsuccessful 2016 council run are accurate and that she intends to contest the state Campaign Spending Commission’s preliminary findings that she violated campaign spending law. In an email statement to The Maui News ...

Sign project aims to raise awareness of the state’s ancient land divisions

The Maui News Signs have been erected in South Maui to raise awareness about Hawaii’s ancient land division system. Workers installed the first sign Oct. 26 in Kihei after a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony at Kenolio Park. According to an announcement, the first signs are limited to ...

More than 10,000 attend fifth Made in Maui County Festival

The Maui News More than 10,000 residents and visitors and nearly 400 wholesale buyers/distributors attended this year’s Made in Maui County Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday and Saturday, event officials said. “I am continually inspired by the hard work and ...

A&B’s Kulolio Ranch grows to 5,000 acres, more grass-fed beef

Alexander & Baldwin reported expanding grass-fed beef operations at Kulolio Ranch in Hamakuapoko to about 5,000 acres and having only one unit left to sell in the 170-unit Kamalani affordable housing project in Kihei as the company reported its third quarter results Thursday. Other Maui ...

Crushing housing costs hit Hawaii’s race for governor

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Candidates for Hawaii’s top elected office are focusing on a persistent problem that has only gotten worse: the high cost of housing on the islands. Andria Tupola, the Republican candidate for governor, said her party’s internal polling shows cost of ...

Running mate squabbles can happen even in the Aloha State

HONOLULU (AP) — Are running mates supposed to get along? Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run separately in primary elections in Hawaii. The primary winners from each party then come together on the same ticket in the general election. This means they don’t pick each ...

Everything made in Maui county

Haiku jeweler Sigal Choucroun (from right, first photo) and daughter Aysha Nitze look on as Charkel Vasquez and her daughter Nanea browse their handmade baubles Saturday at the 2018 Made in Maui County Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Choucroun said her jewelry is featured in ...

Spending report: Victorino paid D.C.-based media consultant $50K

Mike Victorino has been ramping up his research and marketing efforts in the lead-up to Tuesday’s general election, including spending $50,000 on a Washington, D.C., media consulting firm, his largest expenditure so far this year, campaign spending reports show. Victorino, who is running ...