Community News

Pingtung delegation commemorates 32nd year as Sister County

An official delegation from Pingtung County, Taiwan, met this month with Mayor Alan Arakawa, County Council members and representatives from the Maui County Sister City Foundation to commemorate 32 years as Sister Counties.A welcome ceremony was held in the Mayor's Conference Room, during ...

Local Briefs

Parkinson's Disease Support Group to meetThe Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 190 W. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului. The group meets on the first Saturday of each month. Caregivers, spouses and all family members of people with ...

Thank-You Letters

Aloha and happy holidays. My name is Toa Tongi, and I am writing this letter on behalf of my family. I just wanted to start out by saying thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support shown to my family when our house in Kihei burned down in July of this year. We are so ...

Local Briefs

Soil regeneration presentation Jan. 4Polyface Farm managers Daniel and Sheri Salatin, experts in soil regeneration through multi-species rotational grazing, as well as multi-market sales, will give a presentation on soil regeneration from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4 in the University of Hawaii Maui ...

Best-selling author to appear at MACC

The Merwin Conservancy's The Green Room will present Terry Tempest Williams in the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19.Williams has been called a conservationist, a naturalist, an activist and a citizen writer, speaking on behalf of an ethical ...

Rotary clubs collect food for the Maui Food Bank

The 10 Valley Isle Rotary clubs collected 5,245 pounds of food for the Maui Food Bank at their recent "Rotary Gives Thanks" Food Drive. Rotarians manned collection tables at seven businesses the weekend before Thanksgiving. Along with the collection of food, over $6,000 in funds was generated ...

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

Martin No. 10 is an approximately 2-year-old, 5-pound, orange-and-white male domestic short hair mix. He has not been neutered. Martin was found in Haiku and came to the Maui Humane Society's Puunene shelter on Nov. 12. "He is great with other cats and can often be found cuddled up with his ...

Looking back at the University of Hawaii Maui College’s year

Aloha to my Maui County ohana! I am very excited to begin this month as the new chancellor for the University of Hawaii Maui College, and I look forward to sharing the college's accomplishments, as well as opportunities for learning. This month, my staff has prepared a brief "recap" of just ...

Information session on EMTs set for Jan. 22

The Maui Emergency Medical Services Training Center will conduct an emergency medical technician information session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Building 215, in Kahului.Attendees will learn about the emergency medical technician career path, admissions requirements, ...

Chrysanthemum Festival queen crowned

The queen of the 62nd Chrysanthemum Festival is Devynn-Leigh Kochi, 16, of Haiku, a junior at King Kekaulike High School and the daughter of Cindy Asato-Kochi and Kevin Kochi.She was crowned at the Japanese cultural event that was held Dec. 6 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in ...

‘Christmas Angels’ help brighten holiday for keiki

Members and friends of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise purchased Christmas gifts for children in need at St. Theresa Church as part of a Christmas Angels project.The church provided the club with ages of the children in need and members purchased and wrapped each individual gift.Thirty-one ...

Rotary clubs fight to end polio worldwide

In honor of World Polio Day on Oct. 24, the 10 Rotary clubs on Maui completed a four-month fundraising effort as part of Rotary's 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease.The Maui clubs raised close to $3,000 since July 1 for the effort.Some of the activities held World ...

Event will introduce ‘Maui’s Peace Heroes’

The Seasons for Peace and Nonviolence will present "Celebrating Maui's Peace Heroes" at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Iao Theater.Past heroes from 2002 to 2013 will be presented and current year heroes will be honored.The 2014 peace heroes are Melen Agcolicol, Vince Bagoyo Jr., Rama ...

Monsanto’s Maui employees contribute to annual toy drive

Monsanto's Maui employees contributed to The Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui's recent toy drive.In one week, Monsanto's employees collected over 100 donated toys with a total value of over $1,500 for children of all ages including books, games, sporting equipment, dolls, ...

Judy Johnston a Distinguished Toastmaster

Judy Johnston was recently recognized with the Distinguished Toastmaster award. This award is the highest recognition a Toastmaster can receive. Often taking years to complete, this award requires competence in both communication and leadership.Johnston is a member of No Ka Oi Toastmasters. The ...

Hospital auxiliary volunteers raise $48,000 for MMMC

The volunteers of the Maui Memorial Hospital Auxiliary raised $48,000 to benefit Maui Memorial Medical Center.The group presented the check to Wes Lo, hospital CEO, at a luncheon this month. The gift will be used for the purchase of 100 new over-the-bed tables, as well as five sleeper chairs. ...

Cleanup effort a gift to Maui

Malama Maui Nui (formerly known as Community Work Day Program) held its final cleanup campaign for the year, "Holiday Gift to Maui Nui," on Dec. 6 at Kanaha Beach Park.Seventeen volunteers, many from Hui Malama Learning Center, and four MMN staff, collected about 200 pounds of litter. In ...