×

Community News

Sanctuary modifies whale count program

Due to COVID-19, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will modify its 2021 Ocean Count program without the normal participation of community volunteers. This year, sites will be monitored by trained leaders working individually or as in pairs on three Saturdays: Jan. ...

‘Village by the Sea’ takes top prize in poster contest

Maui artist Jim Kingwell’s watercolor, “Village by the Sea,” was selected as the winner of the 31st annual Lahaina Poster Contest during the Friday Night is Art Night event at Village Galleries in Lahaina on Dec. 18. This year’s contest drew 36 entries, all of which will be on ...

HFUU reelects leader, gives out awards

Hawai‘i Farmers Union United reelected founding member Vincent Mina as the organization’s 2021 president at its 10th annual convention held virtually in November. Mina has served as president since 2012 and is a member of the Hawaii State Board of Agriculture. He also sits on the ...

TV special features Maui Zenshin Daiko Drummers

Jazz Alley TV series will air a special about the Maui Zenshin Daiko Drummers at 9 p.m. Jan. 2 on KIKU TV-Channel 9. The televised special will feature the drummers’ 21st anniversary performance, which took place in July before the county’s rules limiting gatherings to 10 people went ...

Local Briefs

Philanthropy expert to address Rotary club Shawn Wehan of Givsum, Inc. will be the guest speaker at the the Rotary Club of Kahului’s weekly Zoom meeting from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday. Wehan is the founder, president and CEO of Givsum, Inc., a member-focused philanthropic platform designed to be ...

Students need support

It would be almost impossible to recall a year in our lifetimes more challenging than 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic touched everyone — if not by contracting the virus itself than certainly with familial, financial, professional and emotional ramifications. There was political division, racial ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

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

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 Sunday 27 • Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, Ma’alaea Bay ditch cleanup; 8-11 a.m. Volunteer at ...

Mahi Pono donates $10,000 to Imua Family Services

Mahi Pono donated $10,000 to Imua Family Services on Nov. 23, according to a news release. The funds were raised from Mahi Pono’s first annual Fall Harvest which included pumpkin sales on Oct. 24 at Yokouchi Family Estate. The drive-thru festival provided the Maui community with a safe, ...

Tournament raises $1,815 for research

Kapalua Golf’s Play for P.I.N.K. golf event Oct. 18 raised $1,815 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Sixty golfers participated in the tournament played on Kapalua Golf’s Bay Course with a portion of the green fees and 100 percent of the proceeds from the raffle donated to ...

Eagle Scouts honored

Brothers Maverick Scott Zipf (left) and Ryder Russ Zipf of Troop 22 in Kihei both had their Court of Honor for Eagle Scout ceremony on Nov. 14. Both boys started in Cub Scouts in 1st grade and continued with Boy Scouts; earning the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they ...

Students get scholarship for promoting Japanese culture

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui awarded the Asa Ellison Memorial Scholarship worth $1,500 to Lannie Hisashima, King Kekaulike graduate and current University of Portland student, for her efforts in perpetuating the Japanese culture and language. Hisashima has traveled and performed for ...

Local Briefs

Holiday bundles benefit United Way HouseMart Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts stores continue their annual tradition of raising funds for United Way chapters on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii island through the sale of their limited-edition Holiday Gift Bundles. The Holiday Gift Bundle ...

Pet of the Week

I may look like a big boy at 1 1/2 years old and 71 pounds, but I can still act like a little boy around new things. That’s why I’m looking for a mature household, as kids may be a bit much for me. The fastest way to my heart is to let me make a big splash in my pool. I also love to play ...

Cookies for Firefighters

St. Anthony Senior Kaylee Marie Silva visited eight Maui Fire Stations on Nov. 27 to pass out cookies that she baked and say thank you to the firefighters. Fire station locations included Makawao, Paia, Kula, Wailea, Kihei, Kahului, Wailuku and Kahului Airport.

Ulu leaf

The sun shines through an ulu leaf earlier this month at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. The botanical gardens is home to five iconic breadfruit trees. This year’s annual La Ulu: Breadfruit Day was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Executive ...

How does resilience impact well-being as people age?

This year has been one of adversity and challenge. For better or worse, we have made it through and learned along the way. We have made changes as individuals and families, as a workforce and as a community. These changes have been stressful and have required us to be flexible and creative. ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

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