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Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers recognize Ken Yamamura

The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers named the recipients of its annual appreciation awards — including one from Maui — at the recent 28th annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference at Leeward Community College in Pearl City on Oahu. The annual awards tap individuals who advance ...

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Student filmmakers to lead presentation “How Film Can Be A Tool For Social Change” is the title of a presentation by Maui Huliau Foundation’s Malia Cahill, Ashley O’Colmain and Kiera Ryon from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Road, in Kahului. The nonprofit’s ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui are honored at regional conference

The Pac-West Regional Leadership Conference of Boys & Girls Clubs of America became all about Maui with two special events. The weeklong conference, held in California in September, was attended by staff and board members of Boys & Girls Clubs in nine Pacific states and American ...

Maui Nonprofit Directors Association announces leadership award nominees

The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association will hold its annual meeting and leadership awards ceremony from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct.11 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Association members attend for free, but must RSVP at www.mauinonprofit.org. Guests pay $30 and must also register ...

‘Battle Of The Bosses’ rock band event benefits Imua Family Services

On Sept. 22, two bosses and their teams went head to head in an all-out rock band showdown for SongDivision’s first “Battle Of The Bosses,” a fundraiser benefiting Imua Family Services at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina. Andaz Maui boss, Michael Jakovich and his band, made up ...

Joint service will remember sacrifices of nisei soldiers of WWII

The annual joint memorial service of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului. The public is invited to attend this service to remember the sacrifices of the nisei soldiers of World ...

Maui marine biologist will join the ‘Eat Less Plastic’ Pacific voyage

Love the Sea’s “Eat Less Plastic” campaign is composed of ocean enthusiasts currently on a four-month journey through the South Pacific with a final destination of New Zealand. Magen Schifiliti, a Maui marine biologist and conservation director for Trilogy Excursions, will join the ...

Annual walk in red heels to raise awareness of domestic violence

The Women Helping Women West Maui Task Force will kick off October Domestic Violence Awareness Month with its seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Lahaina Cannery from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For the Lahaina Walk, the annual Men’s March against Domestic Violence has been ...

Free ukulele festival at MACC on Sept. 30

Maui Arts & Cultural Center will again celebrate the musical tradition of Hawaii’s famous four-string instrument at the 13th annual Maui Ukulele Festival, beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 30. The public is invited to bring low-backed beach chairs or blankets and relax on the lawn of A&B ...

Ho‘oulu event on Saturday will help preserve the Hawaiian language

Na Leo Kalele (Na Kula Kaiapuni o Lahaina parent group) is gearing up for its fourth annual Ho‘oulu event to be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center. The event will feature food, a fun keiki zone, local vendors, rummage sale, silent auction, live ...

Crater service trip seeks volunteers

The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for an overnight service project in Haleakala Crater Oct. 6-8. The group will hike into the crater and stay free for two nights in Kapalaoa Cabin. The middle day will involve work on protection of native plants. In addition to ...

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Self-healing topic of presentation Akaku Upstairs will present “The Multi–dimensional Human: Weird Science & Self-Healing” with Debra Greene, Ph.D., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204, in Kahului. In this interactive presentation, attendees will learn about ...

Financial aid an important part of planning for college

Some good news for higher education from Washington, D.C.: According to the American Council on Education’s website, “Congress on September 14th reached an agreement on an appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2019 that includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award among other ...

In the Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Riley J. Bolen has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and ...

Event promotes pet adoption

Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation is uniting with animal lovers and animal welfare organizations around the world to participate in a “Remember Me Thursday” candle-lighting ceremony on Thursday. The event aims to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations on the fourth Thursday in ...

Kiwanians spruce up bus stop

Les Arakaki (left) and Dave Rudd were among three Kiwanians and a friendly neighbor who trimmed overhanging limbs from the Kiwanis bus stop at Paukukalo on Labor Day. Arakaki, Rudd and Bob Hanusa, as well as an across-the-highway friend, James Plunkett, who, along with his brother, keeps the ...

Book depicts nisei who fought in WWII

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will host a book signing and talk by “The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage” photographer Shane Sato at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Maui Adult Day Care Center hall located on the NVMC campus, 665 Kahului Beach Road in Kahului. The talk is free and ...

Inaugural event at resort will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas’ signature award-winning restaurant, Mauka Makai, will host an inaugural festival-style event, “Perfect Pairings Maui,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 with all event proceeds donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui in support of its match and mentorship ...

Oktoberfest to fund vocational scholarships

The seventh annual Oktoberfest will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the historic Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, the event will fund vocational scholarships for deserving Maui County residents. Grilled brockwurst, specially ordered for the event, will be ...

‘Taste of Upcountry’ to benefit Montessori School

Montessori School of Maui will present its third annual “Taste of Upcountry” from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 under a tent on the central lawn of the school’s Makawao campus. This is the primary fundraising activity for the 2018-19 school year. The event will be co-emceed by the Grand ...