Community News

Sugar museum offering program for 2nd-graders

As the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum celebrates 25 years of offering a children's education program, a "standards-based" program for 2nd-graders is launching in September.Using their five senses, 2nd-graders in Maui County schools can learn about plantation life and families. Tasting ...

Sales to benefit Malama Family Recovery Center

A percentage of sales from a Maui resident's crafting business Bag of Joy will be donated to Malama Family Recovery Center (Malama Na Makua A Keiki) through the month of September.Joy Webster chooses a different nonprofit to receive the funds each month. Out of her studio in Makawao, Webster ...

Club launches First Step Vocational Training Grants program

The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea has launched a new First Step Vocational Training Grants program as one of the club's centennial projects celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Hawaii.The club will offer vocational scholarships to Maui residents who are unemployed or employed in low-paying service ...

Event brings back ‘Boat Days of Old Hawaii’

Hula dancers from kumu hula Napua Greig's Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka entertain the crowd during the 21st annual Maui Calls fundraiser at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Aug. 14. The event featured wine, food and dancing as well as a live auction to benefit the MACC. Other ...

Entries sought for fair’s photo contest

Entry forms for the 93rd Maui Fair Photo Salon Contest are available to all shutterbugs eager to enter their most-prized photos. The competition is open to all Hawaii residents and consists of three divisions: Youth, Open and Expert. Only photos taken after Oct. 1, 2014, are eligible.The ...

UH Maui Fit’s fall semester begins Monday

UH Maui Fit, the fitness center at the University of Hawaii Maui College, is reopening Monday for the fall semester with a schedule of nearly 30 fitness classes and extended open gym hours.The fall class schedule includes RIPPED, freestyle core training, Zumba, yoga, Muay Thai Novice, Boot ...

Local Briefs

Kihei association to meet Sept. 13The Kihei Community Association will be celebrating its 55-year anniversary at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the VFW hall in Kihei.The members-only event is free but those attending need to RSVP by Aug. 31. They can do that by calling (508) 499-9996 or by emailing ...

Applications available for robotics grant program

The Monsanto Fund announced a new FIRST Robotics Grant Program to support educational robotics in communities where Monsanto employees live and work. The nationwide program seeks to inspire and nurture students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).The Monsanto Fund's ...

What to expect at college

Last week, the University of Hawaii Maui College welcomed over 350 new students to the campus for a special orientation session, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to share a few best practices that can help any college student get their academic year off to a great ...

Local Briefs

Obon at Rinzai Zen Mission in PaiaRinzai Zen Mission in Paia (next to Baldwin Beach Park) will present a memorial service at 6 p.m. Saturday followed by Okinawan obon dancing at 7.Music will be performed by the Maui Ryukyu Cultural Group with intermission entertainment by Ukwanshin Kabudan of ...

Maui Electric Co. Energy Fair will feature family fun and education

Maui Electric Co. will present games, interactive displays, hands-on demonstrations and entertainment at the free Maui Electric Energy Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center."Join us for a fun and exciting day dedicated to all things energy," said Sharon Suzuki, ...

MEDB announces free ‘Legal Toolkit’ workshop on Molokai

Maui Economic Development Board will offer a free workshop on the island of Molokai, "Legal Toolkit for Small Business: Understanding Employment and Tax Law," on Sept. 1.The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Molokai MEO Business Development Center, 380 Kolapa St. in Kaunakakai. ...

Land purchase on agenda of HCA meeting

The Haiku Community Association invites the public to its meeting Thursday at Haiku Community Center to hear updates on the Kalakapua (Giggle Hill) Playground reopening; county plans to purchase over 260 acres of former pineapple land along the scenic Hamakualoa coastline; and a storm season ...

Na Leo Pilimehana to headline Hale Makua event

Kokua for Kupuna, Hale Makua Health Services' annual fundraiser, will feature a musical performance by Na Leo Pilimehana at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali on Sept. 26.The event will begin at 5 p.m. with an opening performance by Halemanu, Hawaiian dinner buffet, two hosted ...

Mural brightens playground

FIRST PHOTO: Children at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Kahului are painting a mural on the playground wall. The mural was designed by Julie Foster, a member at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.SECOND PHOTO: On Aug. 1, the church youth group and other intermediate school students gathered to begin ...

Exploring long-term care options in Maui County

In Hawaii, we are blessed with the longest life expectancy in the country. This is due in part to medical advances, preventive care, decreased smoking rates and increased focus on adopting healthy lifestyles.The flip side of this trend is that as we reach into our 80s, 90s and even 100s, the ...

Students receive scholarships from Maui Puerto Rican Association

The Maui Puerto Rican Association presented five grants totaling $3,900 to Maui scholars on July 18 at the association's 35th anniversary celebration and dance.Grantees included:* Chantel Dickson, a 2015 graduate of Baldwin High School, received $700 to assist her in beginning her studies ...

MAFCE awards five $2,000 scholarships

The Maui Association for Family and Community Education recently awarded $2,000 college scholarships to five students.The awardees are: Noah Hoopai Feliciano of Hana High School, attending University of Hawaii at Hilo; Shantel Longboy of Maui High School, attending Colorado State University; ...