Community News

Dean’s Lists

Rebecca Nakashima, from Makawao, was named to the dean's list at Biola University for the spring. Students with a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.2 are named to the list.The school is in La ...

Honor Rolls

1st QuarterNa Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students)Pookela4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageThese students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes.Grade 10 - Emi Abe, Alenette Ballesteros, Jaelyn Domingo, Alyssa Fusato, Jaccie Hisashima, Alona ...

Local Briefs

Storyteller will share ghostly talesStoryteller Diane Ferlatte will share ghostly tales at two libraries on Monday. She will be at Wailuku Public Library at 2:30 p.m. and Makawao Public Library at 6:30 p.m.Ferlatte is a master of the oral tradition using expression, gesture and intense emotion ...

Raising awareness about suicide

Nelson and Russel Hiraga, event coordinators, lead the first Maui "Out of the Darkness Community Walk" on Oct. 18 at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the walk attracted 155 walkers and raised $6,917. The Department of Veterans Affairs; ...

Free concert program features Dane Fujiwara

Dane Fujiwara will perform a free concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baldwin Home lawn in Lahaina. The performance is part of the ongoing Hawaiian Music Series presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation.In 2009, Fujiwara won the renowned Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto and ...

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 ...

Pet of the Week

Chaplin No. 70 is a 12-month-old, 12.6-pound, white-and-black male Terrier mix. He has been neutered. Chaplin was left without a note at the Maui Humane Society's Puunene animal shelter on Aug. 12. "He is an outgoing dog who gets along with other dogs of all sizes as well as adults and ...

Rotary club announces e-cycling pickup service

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will have a television and computer e-cycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.The club will pick up unwanted electronic equipment for a small donation, while giving Upcountry residents the opportunity to support the organization's scholarships and leadership ...

Five students receive college scholarships

The Maui Association for Family and Community Education awarded $2,000 each in college scholarships to five students. The awardees were Nash Wuthrich (from left) of Baldwin High School, attending Gonzaga University; Ryan Foree, Kamehameha Schools Maui, University of Southern California; Marley ...

Business planning course to start Nov. 5

Maui Economic Opportunity's Business Development Program will offer its next Core Four Business Planning course from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Nov. 5.The 36-hour course teaches participants how to write a business plan while providing the information on how to start, operate and grow a ...

Sunset sail to benefit Maui Humane Society

The Maui Humane Society and Queen's Treasure Catamaran will present Sail into Forever Homes, a sunset sail fundraiser for shelter pets.The event will take place from 4 p.m. to sunset Nov. 8 on the Queen's Treasure Catamaran, launching from Kaanapali Beach (in front of Hula Grill).There will be ...

Free aquaponics workshop offered at UH-MC

A free Hawaii Department of Agriculture Aquaponics Workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Cooperative Extension Building at University of Hawaii Maui College.The presentation will be by Susan Miller, project director, UH Aquaponics Workforce Initiative.For more details or to ...

Author visits Maui

Zhi Gang Sha, a world renowned healer, best-selling author and humanitarian, visited Maui to celebrate International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. The event brought together more than 450 people in person and via webcast. Sha also made an appearance ...

1,000 Hawaiian trees will be given away

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host its 11th annual Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian trees giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the gardens at 150 Kanaloa Ave. across from War Memorial Stadium.One thousand Hawaiian trees will be given away and every attendee may take a tree. Plant experts will ...

New chancellor has made significant contributions to UH-MC

As of Dec. 1, Chancellor Lui Hokoana will assume the leadership of the University of Hawaii Maui College. This welcome news was published in UH System news releases, but in case you missed it:"Lui K. Hokoana started his higher education career at the University of Hawaii in 1991 and currently ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago1914 - Twenty-five territorial convicts from the Oahu Prison will arrive by the Claudine this morning, and Monday morning will begin work on the Kuiaha homestead roads. Officials visited the homesteads about a week ago and were duly impressed with the all but hopeless condition of ...

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 242-6343.* 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. Clothing, ...

Local Briefs

Landscaping class begins on MondayA course on reef-friendly landscaping will be offered at University of Hawaii Maui College beginning Monday.Liz Foote and Wesley Crile, representatives of the Coral Reef Alliance, will be offering the 12-hour training course through the Sustainable Living ...

Haleakala Ranch donates history book to libraries

The history book "Haleakala Ranch" is available at the Kahului, Wailuku, Kihei, Makawao, Hana, Lahaina and Molokai public libraries as well as private and public high school libraries on Maui, according to Haleakala Ranch.Author John Harrisson joined Haleakala Ranch Corporate Secretary Karyn ...