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MHS distributes pet food and supplies to community

A team of Maui Humane Society volunteers and staff distributed more than 2,600 pounds of dog food and supplies to Maui community members in need May 9 and 10. Volunteers wearing masks and maintaining social distancing hauled bags of food into vehicles at a drive-thru station set up in the ...

Butterfly kits part of promotion

In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of monarch butterflies in local agriculture, Bayer Hawaii is partnering with Sharing the Butterfly Experience to present people the opportunity to enter to win a free monarch butterfly kit. Each kit includes everything a budding butterfly ...

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua gives care packages to team members

In an effort to share aloha with resort employees, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua prepared and distributed care packages of fresh food May 17 to its more than 600 team members. The care packages — decorated with spirited messages like #kapaluastrong — included chicken, SPAM, pasta, produce and ...

Flag Day contest seeks entrants

The Maui Haleakala Chapter of National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a “Best American Flag Display Contest” on Maui. Individuals or neighborhoods should have their display in place by Flag Day, June 14, and submit a photo or multiple photos no later than ...

Pet of the Week

I'm three-legged dog with a great big smile and an even bigger heart. My name is Ipo! I'm a seven-year-old lady that loves to romp on the beach and splash in the water. I've adapted really well to my recent amputation, which removed a large leg tumor that was slowing me down. Big dogs can ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “If It Bleeds” by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. “The 20th Victim” by Patterson/Paetro (Little, Brown) 4 . “Walk the Wire” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 5. “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the ...

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 3:30 p.m. Thursday. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Public Facilities • Most county fields, community centers and gyms are slated ...

Dining to Go

Restaurants and eateries are available for takeout — some with delivery and curbside pickup — all over the Valley Isle. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Central Maui • Amigo’s Kahului, 872-9525; 333 Dairy Road; delivery and takeout; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. • Ba-Le Vietnamese Food Kahului, ...

COVID-19 pandemic creates added anxiety for Maui’s cancer survivors

Katherine “Kat” Barthels of Kihei is a two time melanoma cancer survivor and has more on her mind nowadays. “I am dealing with new challenges now, one challenge has been my three-month dermatology appointments were canceled so I am now doing my own body scans to monitor any suspicious ...

‘Share and Care’ program helps cancer ‘warriors’

To address the new challenges of supporting cancer survivors during these unprecedented times, Katherine Barthels, an alumnus of the Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats, recognized the need for a stronger community support system. Along with cancer survivor Jacky Mulder, they created weekly “Share ...

Foundation helps stock pantry on Molokai

Nancy La Joy, executive director at Pacific Cancer Foundation, and Patient Navigator Avette Ponce from Molokai General, teamed up to help realize a cancer survivor food pantry on Molokai. “One of the markets on Molokai had to close for a couple of weeks and we were worried about ...

Hawaii Nature Center launches video series

With life indoors mandated for Hawaii and schools closed, the nonprofit Hawai Nature Center has developed HI Nature, an online video series for children, ages 6 to 11, that delivers nature education. The series is featured at www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEddp_dtdkovHdd3Hv-jDQ. The ...

Pet of the Week

Are you or someone you know looking for a cute and cuddly couch companion? Then we should meet! My name is Roni and I’m a 7-year-old senior lady that’s looking for a warm lap and a full food bowl. I can be very chatty when you first meet me, but pick me up and hold me like a baby and I’ll ...

Local Briefs

3 earn Aloha ‘Aina Leader award Three graduating seniors from Maui County schools were named 2020 Aloha ‘Aina Leader Award recipients by Kanaeokana, the Kula Hawai‘i Network, for emboding aloha ‘aina leadership in their schools. They were selected by their school teachers and ...

College’s Denise Cohen brings expertise to pandemic response

It’s like deja vu all over again for Denise Cohen, Ph.D., professor of nursing and head of our Campus Health Center. A graduate of our own nursing program, she has been on active duty since 1981. Not only has she worked through the SARS epidemic of 2002-03, the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, the Zika ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter Principal’s Commendation List 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Note: (+) denotes students with grade-point average above 4.0 because of student work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 9 — Andrew Alonso, Ariana Arase, Kyra Alexis Bautista, ...

5 full scholarships available for UH-MC Culinary Arts Program

Thanks to an anonymous donor, there are five scholarships available for students wanting to enter University of Hawaii Maui College’s award-winning Culinary Arts Program. “This incredibly generous gift allows us to give some of our high school applicants and non-traditional students an ...

Mayor donates 200 N95 masks to hospital

Mayor Michael Victorino donated 200 N95 masks to Maui Memorial Medical Center May 8. He personally delivered the masks to ICU physician Dr. Mike Shea and a team of nurses and medical staff. “We want to thank our mayor and the County of Maui for their continuous support and for doing ...

Two BHS students win Wahi Pana essay contest

Two Baldwin High School students earned helicopter trips into Hanawi or the Nakula natural area reserves and a hike to the anchialine pools of ‘Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve for winning the Wahi Pana essay contest for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Alijah Bertelman placed first and ...