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MNDA installs 2020-21 officers, presents awards

The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association recently held its annual Meeting and Leadership Awards via Zoom, installing the association’s 2020-21 officers and recognizing its supporters. Judge Richard Bissen installed the newly elected officers: President Cassandra Abdul, Vice President Nick ...

Maui Hub accepting SNAP/EBT customers

Maui Hub is accepting online orders from customers enrolled in the USDA SNAP/EBT program. Maui Hub is a new nonprofit organization, established in early April in response to the shuttering of local restaurants and businesses that cater to Maui residents and visitors. Their mission is to make ...

Fuzz Box & Theatre Theatre Maui offer workshops in Lahaina

Theatre Theatre Maui fall semester classes and workshops have begun at Fuzz Box Productions in Lahaina. Registration is still active and there are openings in intermediate and beginning Broadway dance classes as well as a backstage production class (ages 9-18). Classes run on Tuesdays and ...

Wailuku native joins fight against fire in California

A Wailuku native and active duty Sailor responded to the Creek Fire in the Sierra National Forest, the largest single fire in California’s recorded history, as part of an interagency wildland fire ground response operation organized by the National Interagency Fire Center on Sept. 19. At ...

Local Briefs

Leadership series has two speakers The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s October Ta-Ke Leadership talks will take place via Zoom. Grant Chun, executive director of Hale Mahaolu, will speak at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui County & Hawaii Island Utilities for ...

Pet of the Week

Do you love great big kitties with great big bellies to rub? If so, then I’m your man! I’m a 3-year-old fella named Sparky who’s looking for someone to curl up next to. Some folks might call me “husky” but I’ve recently toned down to 17 pounds; but I still really take up a cat ...

FAFSA is first step to access financial aid for college

If you or someone in your family is planning to attend college this spring or next fall, FAFSA is an acronym you need to know. It stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and it is the direct route to many different types of financial aid. A FAFSA is required to access Pell Grants ...

Maui United Way strengthens partnership with Lanai community

Maui United Way hasstrengthened its partnership with Maui Nui by announcing that Lisa Grove has joined its board of directors. Grove lives on Lanai and is an active member of the Lanai community, serving as vice-chair of the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, working to create a hui of island ...

Plantation museum reopens in Lahaina

The Lahaina Plantation Museum, located on the upper level of The Wharf, across from the Banyan Tree in Lahaina, re-opened to the public Oct. 22. The new museum hours, announced by Lahaina Restoration Foundation, are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The museum will be closed on weekends ...

Hawaii Habitat partners with Central Pacific Bank

Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association announced the first transaction with a Hawaii bank in its Mortgage Financing Program. HHFHA completed the sale of mortgages from Habitat for Humanity Maui to Central Pacific Bank, which holds the highest Community Reinvestment Act rating of ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Maui United Way disbursed $60,000 in Phase 2 Emergency Safety Net Grants as the need due to COVID-19 continued to escalate. In Phase 1, MUW was able to support 26 agencies and was ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Troubles in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 3. “The Searcher” by Tana French (Viking) 4. “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam (Ecco) 5. “The Invisible Life of Addie ...

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. ...

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, ...

Maui Prep Academy’s Graham Center opens

Maui Preparatory Academy announced the opening of its Graham Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship on its Napili campus. The center was built in 2019 and is now eagerly being utilized by students, faculty and staff. The 992-square-foot innovative space cost nearly $250,000 to ...

Club to pick up TVs, computers for e-cycling

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will hold a TV and computer e-cycling pickup from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 24. Club members will pick up unwanted electronic equipment for a small donation, giving Upcountry residents the opportunity to support the organization’s many other community ...

Biopic about Greg Kaufman screening at film festival

“A Voice for Whales,” the 20-minute documentary from acclaimed photojournalist and Pacific Whale Foundation Visual Communications Specialist Selket Kaufman chronicling the efforts of late husband and PWF founder Greg Kaufman to save humpback whales from extinction, has been selected to ...

Autonomous vehicle technology racing team advances

The University of Hawaii Autonomous Vehicle Technology Team (UH AVTteam — a joint effort between UH-Maui College and UH-Manoa) competed in a qualifying “hack-a-thon” race for the Indy Autonomous Challenge and placed tenth overall and sixth in the fastest lap competition. More than forty ...

Local Briefs

UH president will speak at event The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Ta-Ke leadership series will feature David Lassner, president of the University of Hawaii, at 4 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom. Lassner’s current agenda includes a focus on helping more Hawaii residents earn college credentials ...