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Technology entrepreneur to share innovation and funding ideas

Maui entrepreneurs can learn how to create a successful and sustainable business through innovation and research at next month’s Maui TechOhana from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Malcom Center in Kihei. The founder of Nalu Scientific, Isar Mostafanezhad, Ph.D., will share his business model ...

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Social event set at Roselani Place Roselani Place in Kahului invites the community to an open house to welcome Faith Gianan who is returning to the facility in her new role as general manager. The event will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday in the first-floor library at 88 S. Papa Ave. ...

Honor Rolls

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School Second Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Raine Blanchette, Chaela Gantala, Aiden Gasmen, Braelyn Hong, Kahaliaokuuhaola Kana-Yarborough, Allie Kennedy, Lilinoe Peterson, Pohaikealoha Roback, Kayla Souza, Myla ...

Beachfest set at Paia Bay Jan. 25-26

The 23rd annual Pa‘ia Bay Beachfest, a showcase for Maui’s young bodyboarders and surfers, will take place Jan. 25 and 26 on the beach at Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center. Beachfest 2020 is presented by Positively+KAI (Kai Lenny), PYCC alumni and staff, and community-minded individuals ...

Cleanup nets 300 pounds of trash

Maui Wedding Association volunteers and others picked up 300 pounds of trash from Keawakapu Beach in Kihei Jan. 11. Ralf Friedrich, a German from Berlin (from left); Dan Lauer of AA Aloha Cars-R-Us; and Maui resident Deborah Slominski were among volunteers who participated. The haul included ...

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Maui Health System officer will speak Maui’s hospital system is the topic to be discussed at Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce’s monthly business mixer at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Leis Family Class Act in the Paina Building at UH-Maui College, 310 Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului. The keynote ...

Honor Rolls

SEABURY HALL Middle School Second Quarter Head of School’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Madeline Baldwin, Jack Bendon, Isabelle Brown, Sasha Brown-Roth, Zachary Bush, Kaileigh Cabanilla, Annalise Claybaugh, Maile Freeland, Jasmine Gorman, Crew Granum, Satori Israel, ...

Game time at Wo Hing Museum

Sohny Strong (right) provides instruction to Linda Moffat (left) and Connie Sutherland (center) during recent mahjong games at Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina. Mahjong games and instruction are being held at the museum and cookhouse on Front Street every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 ...

Business mentoring and education group hosts social and open house

Maui SCORE Chapter, a source of free business mentoring and education, will host its Community Partners Social from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a Small Business Open House from 4:30 to 6:30 Thursday at the Maui County Business Resource Center in the Maui Mall, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Suite B-9 in ...

Credit union awards $40,000 in teacher grants

Public school teachers recently were awarded more than $40,000 by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union through its 2019 Investing in Education grant program. A total of 89 grants were distributed to public school teachers across Oahu, Maui, Lanai and Hawaii Island to help purchase classroom ...

Workshop: ‘Healthy Living for a Healthy Brain’

Maui Adult Day Care Centers & Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop, “Healthy Living for a Healthy Brain.” Christine Spencer, regional coordinator with Alzheimer’s Association Maui, will present a workshop that explores brain health and promotes cognitive ...

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‘America’s Healthy Heart Doc’ to speak “The End of Heart Disease 2020,” a free presentation by Joel Kahn, M.D., is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., in Wailuku. Kahn will discuss what heart disease is, how it forms, how it is detected early, ...

Alternatives to herbicides, pesticides will be discussed

The public is invited to learn about ways to prevent harmful ocean pollution by choosing tested alternatives to herbicides and pesticides for their homes, businesses and landscaping at a free presentation at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. The guest speaker ...

Pukalani and Lokelani teams capture VEX IQ League title

Pukalani Elementary STEM Imagineers Team 10704A and the Lokelani Intermediate Kolohe Kids Team 5777K captured the 2019 Valley Isle VEX IQ League title following the league championship on Dec. 7 at Pukalani Elementary School. Both teams, which garnered a final score of 119 points in their ...

Enrollment for Rotary youth leadership camp closes Friday

The Rotary clubs of Maui have announced open enrollment for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors of Maui County, including students from Molokai and Lanai, online at www.rylamaui.org. It will close on Friday. The RYLA Camp is a three-day overnight ...

Free Christmas tree recycling available across Maui County

The county Department of Environmental Management will be offering free Christmas tree recycling for the first time in nearly a decade. All decorations must be removed, including tinsel and other materials, before the trees are accepted. “I want to thank our Department and Environmental ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters ‘Fuel Up’ beneficiary

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui has been selected as the beneficiary of Ohana Fuels’ ‘’Fuel Up. Do Good’’ program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the local community and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline ...

Hyatt raises funds for cancer research

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa raised $35,000 in its Paddle for a Cure fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Hawaii, which supports breast cancer research and care. The event took place from Aug. 30 to Oct. 31. Donations were gathered from local residents and travelers while dining at ...

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‘Food as Medicine’ presented in Wailuku “Food as Medicine’’ is the topic to be presented by Catherine Blake at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Unity Church, 483 S. Main St. in Wailuku. Blake, president of the Neuroscience Nutrition Foundation and co-investigator of the 2019 published Hawaii ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Maui Contractors Women’s Auxiliary held its 17th annual Putting Championship and received $6,789. Mental Health Kokua and March of Dimes Maui are the beneficiaries that will be ...