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Celebrating Native Hawaiian Plant Month

Hawaii is the most isolated landmass on the planet. Because of this, plants and animals that arrived here millions of years ago have made extraordinary evolutionary adaptations, resulting in unique native species found nowhere else in the world. One example is the relationship between Hawaiian ...

Donation centers opened for two nonprofits

Two donation PODS were opened Thursday in Kihei and Pukalani to benefit Goodwill Hawaii and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. The PODS are at the Kihei Recycling and Redemption Center on East Welakahao Road and in the Pukalani Longs Drugs parking lot. The two nonprofit organizations recently ...

Eighth grader pens winning essay

Ashlee Guerrero, an eighth grader at Lokelani Intermediate School, won first place in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution American History essay contest on both the local and state levels. The local Haleakala Chapter promotes the annual contest. Guerrero ...

Local Briefs

Meeting focuses on climate, energy Climate change and renewable energy production and use will be discussed at the Pukalani Community Association’s virtual meeting on Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will feature guest speaker Barry Solomon, professor emeritus of geography and ...

Pet of the Week

My name is Speckles and I’m a sweet 8-year-old with my eye on the prize! They recently downsized mine as the other one had some issues that needed fixing. Now that I’m on the mend I’m looking for a family I can cuddle up to and make laugh with my silly expressions and affectionate ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Red Book” by Patterson/Ellis (Little, Brown) 2. “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press) 3. “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig (Viking) 4. “Win” by Harlan Coben (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “Eternal” by Lisa ...

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 aheadoftheclass@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start ...

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 Today 10 • Lahaina Arts Society, art festival; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends, Lahaina Cannery Mall, outside ...

‘Heart of the Hive’ workshops offered

Lokelani ‘Ohana has partnered with local artist Melissa Hagerty to offer a therapeutic arts class, “Heart of the Hive,” to Maui residents, including adults with developmental disabilities, from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at the Lokelani ‘Ohana Farm in Waihee. “Heart of the Hive” ...

King Kekaulike students awarded Japan trip

Students from King Kekaulike High School were awarded a trip to Japan after competing in the Japan-America Society of Hawaii’s 18th Annual Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition last month. Sixty students from 14 schools from across the state competed in the annual competition, ...

Pukalani student wins robotics award

Nevin Wehner, a fifth grader at Pukalani Elementary School, took home top honors at the 2021 Hawaii State Elementary School VEX IQ Robotics Championship on March 20. Wehner competed as a one-man team at the championship; he took on the roles of driver, builder, designer and programmer. He ...

Maui celebrates Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity Maui and Lowe’s celebrated International Women Build Week from March 8 to 15 with the mission of raising awareness of the challenges women face in accessing safe and affordable housing, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s International Women Build ...

‘Wags to Riches’ slumber party aids shelter animals

Maui Humane Society will host its annual slumber party fundraiser on May 1 with the theme of “Wags to Riches.” This year, participants will raise money to compete for a coveted sleepover spot in the kennels. The top fundraisers will earn a VIP night with a shelter animal at one of three ...

Pet of the Week

Are you up for a fun dog that’s always ready for some fun-filled activities? Well, I’m a Frisbee-loving 2-year-old named Mugi that’s all about earning treats, going for a nice run and playing lots of fetch. I can be overwhelmed by new things at first, so I’m looking for a home that will ...

Local Briefs

Rotary club speaker discusses Alzheimer’s The Rotary Club of Kahului will host Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter Regional Coordinator Christine “Spence” Spencer at its weekly meeting on Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday. Spencer is the regional coordinator for the ...

Rotarians plant 1,000 trees islandwide

Members of Maui’s nine Rotary clubs teamed up with honorary Rotarian and musician Uncle George Kahumoku Jr. and Food Security Hawaii’s Maui Ohana Gardens to plant 1,000 food-bearing trees as part of the La’au Ha’awi Maui — Gifting Trees for Maui project. The project began in late ...

Maui psychiatrist receives disaster psychiatry award

Dr. Leslie Hartley Gise was recently honored with the Bruno Lima Award for Disaster Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. Gise is currently volunteering at the University of Hawaii Maui College vaccination clinic and is providing medical backup for contact tracers and case ...

MEO names its 2020 driver of the year

Michael Kini, who has driven paratransit buses for the last five years without an accident, was named Maui Economic Opportunity’s 2020 Driver of the Year during a virtual awards ceremony last month. Kini drives an eight-passenger cutaway bus, which can transport up to two wheelchair ...

Hui No’eau breaks ground for their new woodworking center

The Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center held a groundbreaking ceremony last month for the Bud Schaefer & John Hoxie Woodworking Center. Once built, the woodworking center will provide a professional studio environment where students of all levels can learn and explore the art of woodworking. ...