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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

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “All the Devils Are Here” by Louise Penny (Minotaur) 2. “The Harbinger II” by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline) 3. “The Lying Life of Adults” by Elena Ferrante (Europa) 4. “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi (Knopf) 5. “Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: ...

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, ...

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 ...

Local Briefs

Scouts popcorn sales go online Scouts from Maui Nui District of Aloha Council Boy Scout of America are raising funds to support training and other activities and taking orders for popcorn online through the end of September. The usual sales at stores and door-to-door solicitations, which ...

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 ...

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

Public Facilities n The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Thick as Thieves” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 3. “Squeeze Me” by Carl Hiaawsen (Knopf) 4. “Royal” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 5. “1st Case” by Patterson/Tebbetts (Little, ...

Maui native is ‘Sailor of the Day’

Wailuku native Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Wenny Brown was named the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s “Sailor of the Day,” the Navy announced. Brown was presented the honor by Capt. Matthew Paradise aboard the bridge of the carrier (CVN 70), which was used in the Tom ...

A&B gives $57,000 in grants

The Alexander & Baldwin Kokua Giving program has provided $57,000 in grants to six Maui County nonprofit organizations for COVID-19 related relief programs. A&B recently announced the completion of the first round of giving to Maui nonprofits that support critical needs in the areas ...

Friday is Art Night returning

The popular Friday Night is Art Night is back and will be held weekly in Lahaina’s art galleries beginning Friday and Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m, according to an announcement. Participants can enjoy Lahaina’s art scene, meet the artists, view new art work and enjoy live music. The ...

Pet adoption stories can earn HARF $100,000

Individuals who have adopted a pet from Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation are invited to share how their pet has changed their life to help give HARF a chance to receive a $100,000 grand prize Holiday Wishes grant award from the Petco Foundation. In partnership with BOBS from Skechers, the ...

MEDB CEO Wilkins to speak to Kahului Rotary Monday

Leslie Wilkins, president and CEO of the Maui Economic Development Board, will be speaking to the Rotary Club of Kahului from noon to 1 p.m. Monday on Zoom. She will be discussing MEDB program highlights, including two recently developed programs to bring capital to small businesses to retool ...