Community News

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Specialized Foundation has announced that Maui Preparatory Academy is one of the select nationwide schools to receive a grant to begin the Riding for Focus cycling program for ...

Latex allergy awareness theme of school creativity contest

The fourth annual award ceremony for the Maui County Middle & High School Latex Allergy Awareness Creativity Contest, co-sponsored by Maui Health Systems, Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation and Maui Memorial Medical Center, took place Oct. 10. This year’s theme was “Truths of ...

Local Briefs

Lei of Aloha 12 benefits halau Lei of Aloha 12 will take place at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The open house tour of the award-winning, historic bed-and-breakfast inn is a benefit for Hokulani Holt’s halau hula, Pa‘u O Hi‘iaka. Tickets are $40. The day ...

Homestead summit advances ideas

Farmers and lawmakers planted the idea of a state agricultural strategic plan at the inaugural Maui Homestead Summit on Nov. 3 when 100 participants convened at He Piko No Waiohuli Community Center at Waiohuli Hawaiian homestead in Kula.  “Hawaiians need to hear the important messages that ...

Winners announced in keiki hula competition

Titles for the 28th annual Hula O Na Keiki competition were recently awarded at Maui’s only solo hula competition for children. Established by the staff of Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel in 1990, Hula O Na Keiki promotes awareness and perpetuates Hawaiian culture through music and dance. Below ...

Victim of childhood sexual abuse shares powerful message

Inspirational speaker, author and advocate Marsha Barth presented to and visited with clients at local nonprofit Aloha House’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Makawao on Oct. 17. Novels “The Shattering: A Child’s Innocence Betrayed” and “The Shattering II: Breaking ...

Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary named ‘Fastest School in Lahaina’

Four Lahaina schools raced for the title of “Fastest School in Lahaina” at the 2018 XTERRA Kapalua Trail Runs. Lahainaluna High School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School and King Kamehameha III Elementary School competed in the 5K trail run and were ...

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Christmas Project seeks volunteers Now in its 17th year, Imaika’s Christmas Project is getting underway in organizing this year’s Christmas Breakfast for the less fortunate. It will take place Dec. 23 at Kihei’s Kalama Park fronting the basketball courts. Setup begins at 4:30 a.m. and ...

Advance directives communicate important health care wishes

November is national caregiver month and hopefully many of the local caregivers attended Friday’s annual Caregiver Conference hosted by Maui County Office on Aging. If not, put it on your calendar for next November. As a caregiver or future caregiver, it’s never too early to begin the ...

Sites help keep Maui green and clean

To delve deeper into the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s focus on keeping our island green and clean, 18 members and guests recently took part in an informative “Tour De Trash.” In the photo above, Tour de Trash participants observe the collected pile of steel at Hammerhead Steel ...

W. Maui symposium on managed retreat

In recent years, West Maui community members have been organizing to protect their shorelines. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, the broad umbrella group Na Papa‘i Wawae ‘Ula‘ula and the West Maui Preservation Association, along with other sponsoring organizations, will host a one-day ...

Ballroom dance instructor receives special honor

Leila Leong was crowned 2018-19 Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association’s Telemark Queen at the Telemark Ball on Nov. 3 at the Ala Wai Palladium on Oahu. This event is to recognize and honor a volunteer Telemark instructor. Leila Leong and her escort, Theodore Leong, have been instructors for the ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: On Oct. 18, Maui Ocean Center hosted the Taste of Kohola Brewery fundraising event that raised more than $3,000 to benefit the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute and Maui’s ...

Students perform acts of kindness

Wailuku Elementary School students practiced Random Acts of Kindness on Oct. 22-26 in conjunction with Unity Day on Oct. 24. Students wrote their acts of kindness on paper banana images and hung them on a Kindness Tree in front of Room C-9. The activity was part of National Bullying Prevention ...

MEDB encourages businesses to ‘embrace their financials’

The Maui Economic Development Board kicked off its 2018 Startup Weekend Maui Series with “Pinching Your Pennies: Finance for Entrepreneurs” on Oct. 30. Held at MEDB’s Malcolm Center, more than 20 attendees got a real taste of “beer math,” down and dirty math, minus the ...

MNPDA bestows awards during annual meeting

The Maui Non Profit Directors Association held its annual Meeting and Leadership Awards Ceremony at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The event was attended by more than 100 nonprofit directors, volunteers, community members and sitting politicians and ...

Home remains affordable

Carolyn DeMott (standing left) and her son River beam with joy as she is handed the keys and a welcome packet for her permanently affordable Na Hale O Maui home in Kihei. This marks the second sale of the affordable Na Hale O Maui home. NHOM repurchased the home from the first homeowner, who ...

MHLA presents Po‘okela Awards

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association honored individuals as well as a superior overall property and business that contributed to Maui’s hospitality industry through exceptional service, professionalism and the “aloha spirit” at a ceremony Sept. 21. This is the second year for the ...

Local Briefs

Pillars of health topic of free talk “The Pillars of Health: Your Foundations for Lifelong Wellness,” a presentation by John Pierre, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kihei Community Center. Subjects include the four principles that provide a strong foundation for lifelong ...

Restriction could support flower farming, keep pests at bay

In the spring of 2017, Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary, urban horticulture extension agent with UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, was on a hunt. She was trying to determine which ornamental plants imported to the state posed the greatest risk of carrying pests and diseases and ...