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Nonprofit directors seek nominees The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association is seeking nominations for its community, business and humanitarian of the year awards.  Nomination forms are due no later than noon Friday. Applications are available online at www.mauinonprofit.org; completed ...

Pet of the Week

Could you use a little extra light in the darkness? Well, I’d sure love to shine bright in your life! I’m an affectionate 4 year old that was surrendered to Maui Humane Society back at the end of July, after my owners had to move off-island. I’ve been spending my days begging for rump ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Royal” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 3. “1st Case” by Patterson/Tebbetts (Little, Brown) 4. “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley (Morrow) 5. “ The Jackal” by J.R. Ward (Gallery) 6. “The Boy, ...

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

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 ...

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Philanthropy theme of leadership talk The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center announces its August Ta-Ke Leadership talk at 4 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom. The presentation is titled “Philanthropy and Community Togetherness during COVID-19,” and will be led by Micah Kane, CEO and president of Hawaii ...

New coral reef information signs installed at 39 beaches

To help visitors and residents protect Maui’s coral reefs, the nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council has installed new coral reef information signs at 39 Maui beaches.  The signs feature large colorful photos of sea turtles, corals and marine life, and the headline, “Protect ...

Funds go to nonprofit arts organizations

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii’s state government arts agency, is distributing $427,500 to Hawaii arts and culture organizations impacted by COVID-19. These funds, provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, are intended to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep ...

Watermen, cultural practitioners lead camp for keiki

A superstar lineup, including Kai Lenny, Archie Kalepa, Zane Schweitzer, and Vene Chun led an Ocean Steward Camp for Maui Youth & Family Services on July 20-24. The event was organized by Hawaiian Paddle Sports as part of its monthly community give-back program.  “We’ve hosted an ...

Medical center recognized for cleaning section of highway

While Maui residents might recognize the Kihei-Wailea Medical Center as a long-time provider of health care to its patients, the South Maui medical services facility was recently honored for its efforts to care for Maui’s environment as well. The State of Hawaii, Department of ...

Pet of the Week

When I first came to MHS back in June, no one was sure if I was gonna make it or not. I was so infested with ticks that I needed several lifesaving blood transfusions just to survive the next few days. Once I pulled through they named me Hammy and sent me to a fabulous foster home where I made ...

The Fall 2020 semester at UH-MC officially begins Monday

After a long and unusual spring and summer, our Fall 2020 semester officially begins Monday. We’re ready. Sean Calder is the chair of our largest department — STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) — and teaches biology and microbiology. He and his colleagues are using every tool ...

Seven students receive $1,000 scholarships

The Royal Order of Kamehameha 1, Kahekili Helu Eha and the Hui O Na Wahine O Kamehameha Scholarship fund provides financial assistance to Hawaiian students seeking self-improvement through education beyond high school. Scholarships are funded through kalua pig sales and private donations. ...

Maui Puerto Rican Association awards $5,200 in scholarships

The Maui Puerto Rican Association awarded $5,200 in scholarship grants on July 16. Recipients are as follows: • Makaylen H. Tadeo, who recently completed her first year at Corban University in Salem, Ore., is pursuing a degree in criminal justice and received a check for $1,150. Tadeo is ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 2. “1st Case” by Patterson/Tebbetts (Little, Brown) 3. “A Private Cathedral” by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster) 4. “Choppy Water” by Stuart Woods (Putnam) 5. “The Order” by Daniel Silva ...

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. Friday. Public Facilities n The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, ...

Pieces of Lahaina’s past get a cleaning

With a click, the small vacuum whines to life, before slowly being dialed down to the perfect power level. Just enough to lift dirt and dust off, but not too strong that the surface being cleaned is damaged. This attention to detail carries throughout the work to protect and preserve the pieces ...