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Community News

Event commemorates end of slavery

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino joined the Valley Isle’s African American community and dignitaries nationally June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States in June 1865. Victorino proclaimed “Aloha Juneteenth Freedom Month” in Maui County. “Aloha is not just a ...

Credit unions come to aid of food bank

The Credit Unions of Maui made a $7,500 donation to the Maui Food Bank on June 3 to help provide food for those in need throughout Maui County. “With one in three Maui residents currently unemployed, the Credit Unions of Maui felt the need to come together to support our Maui community in a ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Lahaina Intermediate School has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Riding for Focus Grant from Outride, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of youth through cycling. ...

New digital exhibits explore Maui’s history

Celebrate Maui Museums new digital exhibits are a collaboration from the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Makawao History Museum, and Maui Historical Society to highlight diversity and history of Maui County.  The exhibits were created for National ...

Local Briefs

Youth center and skate park open Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center and StoneWave Skate Park are both open to new and returning members. To participate at the PYCC, a current membership form and health waiver must be completed. To download membership forms and for more information about ...

Salvation Army provides meals; announces store reopenings

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands announced it has provided 209,252 meals, beverages and snacks to those in need during the first three months of its emergency response efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic (March 16 to June 22). In addition, The Salvation Army has distributed ...

Sharing aloha with the world

Robyn Kneubuhl (from right) and Ginger Johnson of the Hula Honeys recently performed at Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery for the Ocean Vodka LIVE at the Point Music series. They were joined by Anela Kanamu who performed hula. The virtual series has been featuring Hawaiian music ...

Committee awards eight scholarships

The Ian Walsh Menehune Mayhem Foundation has announced its 2020 scholarship winners. The IWMMF Scholarship Committee selected eight scholarship awardees. Each of the 2020 IWMMF scholarship recipients will be awarded $2,500 for their college or university expenses: Lilia Davis, Kamehameha ...

Four Seasons Maui has King Kamehameha celebration, food drive

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea honored the memory of King Kamehameha I with a drive-thru celebration and food drive for its over 800 employees June 11. The festivities commenced with an oli and lei draping ceremony in honor of Kamehameha the Great led by the resort’s Hawaiian Cultural ...

Medical cannabis gets its own day

Mayor Michael Victorino proclaimed June 14 as Medical Cannabis Day in Maui County to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hawaii’s passage of Senate Bill 862. The Aloha State was the the first in the nation to legally accept the medical use of cannabis through legislative initiative. The ...

Ocean camp welcomes keiki

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Virtual Ocean Camp welcomes children in grades 1-5 for its Monday-Friday sessions from Monday-July31. Each session accommodates a maximum of 15 campers. Morning (9 a.m.) or afternoon (noon) enrollment is available. Online access information will be provided ...

Annual program canceled this year

The annual Maui Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance program, which was scheduled for Aug. 9, is canceled this year due to concerns about COVID-19.

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARD COVER FICTION 1. “28 Summers” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 2. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Summer House” by Patterson/DuBois (Little, Brown) 4. “Stranger Planet” by Nathan W. Pyle (William Morrow Gift) 5. “If It Bleeds” by ...

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. ...

Covid-19 Maui County 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. Last updated at 2 p.m. Thursday. Public Facilities n The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, ...

Three Maui County youths are among winners in statewide cooking contest

Sophia Kato of Maui was the winner in the middle school category of the statewide 2020 4-H GET Local Virtual Cooking Contest. She entered a recipe for mango salsa. Runners up from Maui County in the same category are Prince Baltero (Lanai) for his banana blossoms fishballs, and Ramsey Hillen ...

AARP Hawaii accepting nominations for award

AARP Hawaii is accepting nominations for its 2020 Andrus Award for Community Service. The award is AARP Hawaii’s highest volunteer honor and goes to Hawaii residents 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of community members. “AARP Hawaii ...

Makoni receives $10,000 Ellison Onizuka scholarship

Uotelose Malafu Makoni, a Maui High graduate, received a $10,000 Ellison Onizuka Memorial Scholarship. Makoni, who graduated with a 3.99 grade point average, will be attending University of Michigan-Dearborn and studying aerospace engineering in the fall. She also received the University of ...

Invasive roi in Hawaii topic of webinar

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council will host a free webinar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday titled “Invasive roi in Hawaii: What should be done?” Russell Sparks and Alan Friedlander will present recent scientific studies about the impact of roi on native reef fish. “We’ve heard concerns about ...