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Group recognized for making charter school a reality

A plaque honoring the South Maui Learning Ohana, Inc., established Sept. 18, 1998, as the founding organization of the Kihei Charter School, chartered on May 17, 2001, has been placed at the front of the Kihei Charter School. The KCS is designed as an “Innovation Building,” a project of ...

Club maintains oak trash barrels

The oak barrel trash receptacles on Front Street received their regular coating of a protective sealer from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise recently. These trash barrels have been on Front Street since the early 1990s and it is only through the work of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise ...

Developer Stanford Carr to speak at Ta-Ke event via Zoom on Tuesday

Developer Stanford Carr, a Maui High graduate, will be the speaker Tuesday at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Ta-Ke Leadership Series. The talk is set for Zoom at 4 p.m. Carr is the president of Stanford Carr Development, which has had a hand in building 5,000 residential and ...

Retree Hawaii announces Oct. 30 statewide tree planting initiative

Individuals, organizations, and counties are planting trees and other plants across the state on Oct. 30. The goal is to activate the planting of 100,000 trees, with 10,000 volunteers, on 1,000 sites in an effort to reduce the effects of climate change and beautify our islands. Rob Weltman, ...

Virtual cruise with Jon Cruz

Pacific Whale Foundation will set sail from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 with Grammy award-winning musician John Cruz for another installment of PWF’s popular Aloha Friday — the virtual concert cruise series that’s helping raise funds for the nonprofit’s ocean conservation work. Cruz ...

Maui Food Bank receives cash and food donation from Wailea Golf Club

The Maui Food Bank received a donation of nearly $1,500 and more than 100 pounds of food items from the Wailea Golf Club. The contributions were collected on six consecutive Fridays in May and June. On those days, the Wailea Golf Club had pledged to make a cash donation for every paid round ...

Pet of the Week

When I came to MHS last month, I was limping with an injured leg and unsure of my future. Their loving care quickly won over my 2-year-old heart and before they knew it, I was purring up a storm drowning them with drool. That’s right; I’m one of those cuddle boys that get so worked up that ...

Local Briefs

Author Lee Cataluna will share her story The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will host acclaimed author and playwright Lee Cataluna at its September “An Afternoon with the Author” talk at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 via Zoom. Cataluna will share the backstory to her award-winning book, “Folks You ...

Civil Air Patrol to host virtual open house

The Maui County Composite Squadron, local unit of Civil Air Patrol, will host an open house at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 via Zoom. The Maui Squadron offers a youth program for kids ages 12-18 who are interested in flying, aerospace, STEM, emergency services and leadership. The squadron also offers ...

Farm bureau nets $15,000

The Maui County Farm Bureau received $15,000 from First Hawaiian Bank’s Aloha for Hawaii campaign and is using the funds for a produce purchase-distribution program. The bureau’s Food Product Purchase Program is an initiative to purchase produce from local farms and distribute the produce ...

Researchers quantify impacts of miconia plant

On most weekdays, a few miles above or below the Hana Highway, as it zigs and zags up and down from overlook to streambed and back, there is crew from the Maui Invasive Species Committee hiking through the forest, spread out in a sweep line. The plants here are a mix of non-native and invasive: ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

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Ahead of the Class

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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. Tuesday. Public Facilities n The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, ...

Grant to help single mother build her home in Kahoma

Habitat for Humanity Maui has received a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to build an affordable home in Lahaina, the Maui County nonprofit housing organization said Monday. The grant will be used for a new three-bedroom, two-bath home in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision being ...

Paltin talk on housing, homelands on Sept. 12

Maui County Council Member Tamara Paltin, who holds the West Maui residency seat, will be discussing the potential of Hawaiian homelands to meet Maui’s critical housing needs at the Maui Centennial Puwalu from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 12 via Zoom. She will speak about Honokowai homestead lands in ...

Ellison scholarship applicants sought

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui has launched its 2020 round of scholarship applications, which is a $1,000 nonacademic, cultural scholarship that calls for students who graduated from a high school in Maui this year. JCSM will vet and select three applicants who have a record of ...

Realtors present scholarships to 62 students in Maui County

The Realtors Association of Maui Community Foundation recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 62 students from Maui, Lanai and Molokai, who will be pursuing degrees at colleges and universities across the country this fall. Since it was established in 1989, the RAMCF Presidential Scholarship ...

Pet of the Week

I’m Konu, a special guy who’s been looking for an equally special home. I’m an energetic fella that’s just shy of 3 years old and am ready for some fun! I love to play hard so I’ll need a friend that’s up for my rough and rowdy play style. I’m a cheerful dude that already knows ...