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Community News

Roots School completes renovations

Roots School in Haiku recently completed the first phase of renovations as part of its $1 million Growing Roots Capital Campaign. The renovations include a new preschool classroom and bathrooms, a new 1st- and 2nd -grade classroom and new administrative offices. Roots’ campus building was ...

Maui nonprofits win cash prizes for new projects

Chaminade University’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Program and American Savings Bank recently awarded a total of $34,000 to eight Hawaii nonprofit organizations as part of its 2020 Nonprofit Business Plan Competition. Held every other year, the competition is open to nonprofit organizations ...

Maui Green & Beautiful plants trees in park

Maui Green & Beautiful and the Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation planted four alahe‘e trees and one milo tree at Keopuolani Regional Park on Oct. 30. Other similar plantings have occurred at various areas on Maui including Waiehu Heights Park and Haiku Park and Community ...

Campaign raises 36,968 meals for Maui Food Bank

The Maui Food Bank doubled its goal during this year’s Battle of the Businesses event organized by 99.9 KISS FM and Pacific Media Group, which sought funds and food donations to feed those in need in Maui County. This year, 17 businesses raised $16,350 and 3,557 pounds of food, which ...

Local Briefs

Feed My Sheep welcomes director Scott Hopkins, the former operations director for the nonprofit Feed My Sheep program, has been promoted to executive director. Hopkins had worked for Feed My Sheep, a mobile food distribution program for the needy, for almost 13 years in various roles. ...

Culinary arts students participate in ‘ulu project

One of the “canoe crops” brought by Polynesians to Hawaii, possibly as early as the third century, ‘ulu (breadfruit) is a food decidedly suited to our times. The mature fruit is a nutritious and adaptable substitute for a potato. It can be boiled, steamed, baked, fried, even made into ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Law of Innocence” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 2. “A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “The Sentinel” by Child/Child (Delacorte) 5. “Fortune and Glory” by ...

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 ...

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 242-6335. • 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. ...

Datebook/Covid-19 Schedule Changes

The Maui News has compiled a list of countywide cancellations, closures and postponements due to coronavirus. This story is updated daily as information is released.   Datebook Listings   Monday 30 • Rotary Club of Kahului, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom meeting. For information, contact ...

Tree planting initiative enlists help from Maui community

The nine Rotary Clubs of Maui in conjunction with Ohana Gardens/Food Security Hawai‘i and Uncle George Kahumoku, Jr. are ready to launch the “La‘au Ha‘awi Maui” project — “Gifting Trees for Maui.” Rotary Club members, together with ‘Ohana Gardens and Food Security Hawaii ...

Homeless population focus of campaign

November is National Homeless Awareness Month and Bridging The Gap, a neighbor island coalition of more than 25 nonprofit service providers, is launching a monthlong campaign to raise awareness of the plight of those experiencing homelessness on the islands of Maui, Hawaii island and Kauai. On ...

Food box distribution helps local families

The homeowners of the Kapalua residential communities held a Community Giveback on Oct. 17 and were able to raise more than $100,000 in donations and help more than 1,000 families in need. Food boxes were distributed that contained non-perishable items, a bag of produce/stir-fry kit, rolls ...

Local Briefs

Gentle Thunder to speak at meeting Native American Heritage Month will be celebrated during the American Association of University Women’s meeting Nov. 21 via Zoom. The social half-hour will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:30 and the speaker, Gentle ...

Make gardening an intergenerational affair

Hawaii has the highest percentage of multigenerational households of any state in the country, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as three or more generations sharing a home or apartment. The reasons for this are many, including the high cost of living and cultural values of our diverse ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Ohana Fuels’ ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ program has donated nearly $6,000 to Malama Maui Nui. From July 1 to Sept. 30, a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gas ...

Pet of the Week

When I came to MHS, I was so weak from blood loss that I needed an emergency blood transfusion. Luckily for me, the last doggie to have that procedure was on hand and ready to pay it forward! Now that I’m all fixed up and as strong as ever, I’m finally ready to find a place to call home. ...

Scholarship at UH-MC pays tribute to single parent

Amanda Gannon, a single Maui parent who died in a car accident at 38 years old, never got the chance to earn a college degree but a scholarship in her name is already assisting other single parents. Amanda’s parents Virginia and Robert (Bunky) and her son Andrew, a student at UH-MC, ...

Scholarship encourages students to return home

Josh Jerman of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is once again offering the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship to encourage college-bound students to use their education to benefit Maui County. Now in its 18th consecutive year, the scholarship program provides scholarships to students ...

Cookbook sales benefit United Way

Continuing a long-time tradition of giving back to the community, Hawaiian Electric employees are raising funds for United Way chapters on Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii island through “Stay Home, Cook Rice — A Pandemic Limited Edition cookbook.” The all-new edition is priced at $14 and ...