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Pet of the Week

I’m an outgoing 10 year old named Roxy, with so much to share with this world. Which is a pretty big deal; as I had an extremely difficult life before I was rescued by MHS. I spent my days locked up in a cramped space with no chance to get the love I so desperately craved. With no access to ...

Two-lined spittlebug: A threat to Hawaii’s ranches, watersheds

In 2016, a rancher on Hawaii island saw a large swath of his green pastures quickly turn brown. Surveys revealed a new invasive pest and even more damage: the two-lined spittlebug (Prosapia bicincta) had already decimated 2,000 acres of his land in the Kona area. Over the last four years, the ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 2. “The Invisible Life of Addie Larue” by V.E. Schwab (Tor) 3. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. “Ready Player ...

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. ...

Datebook/COVID-19 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. Datebook Listings Monday 11 • Rotary Club of Kahului, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom meeting. For information, contact President ...

Funds raised for cancer prevention

Maui County Federal Credit Union raised more than $8,000 in support of Maui Health Foundation’s Kokua for a Cause campaign. The campaign supports breast cancer prevention for individuals on Maui by providing mammograms and biopsies for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, ...

Reef-safe sunscreen educational materials available at no cost

The Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is offering free materials to educate visitors and residents about a new state law that prohibits the sale and distribution of suscreens containing the reef-harming chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. The law went into effect on Friday. To explain the ...

High school students complete cyber program

Maui County high school students participated in the fall cohort of the CompuGirls Hawaii inaugural virtual engagement program, which concluded in November. The students wrote, produced and filmed public service announcement videos to raise awareness for the need of cybersecurity. The 15 ...

Jim Kingwell to sign official 2021 Lahaina poster ‘Village by the Sea’

Village Gallery will host Lahaina artist Jim Kingwell on Friday for the release and signing of the official 2021 Lahaina poster featuring his watercolor, “Village by the Sea.” The signing will be held on the gallery’s front lanai between 5 and 8 p.m. during the weekly Friday Night is ...

Personal trainer program offered

The University of Hawaii Maui College is accepting applications for a new personal fitness trainer certificate program that will begin at the end of January and run through the end of August. The program is sponsored by Hui No Ke Ola Pono in an effort to increase workforce opportunities for ...

Maui Food Bank receives $20,000

Even though the pandemic caused Wailea Resort to cancel its popular biannual Restaurant Week Wailea, which raises funds for the Maui Food Bank, the resort was still able to make a $20,000 donation recently to the food bank. “This year, due to the pandemic, and with our resort restaurants ...

DOT launches online video series

The Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Storm Water Management Program recently launched an online learning series for kids that focuses on protecting the ocean, rivers and streams from pollution. The new Hawaii Storm Patrol Online Learning Series teaches kids about Hawaii’s storm ...

Local Briefs

Hula Pies raises funds for suicide prevention T S Restaurants of Hawaii and California hosted a “Generous Slice of Hula Pie” event on two separate days in November that raised $11,681 for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All of the proceeds from more than 1,200 Hula Pies ...

Pet of the Week

If you’ve ever spent time with a Siamese cat, you probably already know that change can be hard for us. The thought of staying at a shelter while I wait to start over at 3 years old has left me with quite a bit to say about it. I’m an outgoing guy named Cosmo, with stellar looks and an out ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Deadly Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline (Ballantine) 4. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “The Vanishing Half” by ...

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. ...

Datebook/Covid-19 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. Datebook Listings Monday 4 • Rotary Club of Kahului, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom meeting. For information, contact President ...

Lahaina Gateway, Salvation Army share holiday meals

As part of its 2020 Holiday Giving Initiative, Lahaina Gateway partnered with The Salvation Army to pass out free meals to 125 families in West Maui on Tuesday. The free meals were provided by Lahaina Gateway restaurants, including Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Da Shrimp Hale and Moku Roots. Each ...