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Chinese Moon Festival set for Monday to Sept. 14 in Lahaina

Lahaina Restoration Foundation will host the Chinese Moon Festival from Monday through Sept. 14 at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse on Front Street. Admission to the museum will be free all week, culminating in a daylong celebration on Sept. 14. Throughout the week, a special Chinese Moon ...

Palaka celebration raises $40,000 for scholarship fund

The Rotary Club of Kahului and Alexander & Baldwin announced that more than $40,000 was raised for the 2019 Michael H. Lyons II Memorial Scholarship Palaka Celebration Fundraiser and Golf Ball Drop on Aug. 16 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. One highlight of the evening was, while the ...

Makawao History Museum selects executive director

The board of directors of the Makawao History Museum has announced the hiring of its first executive director, Morris Haole. Haole was born and raised on Maui, attended St. Joseph School and St. Anthony School and is finishing up a degree in fine arts. Haole retired after 28 years in ...

Great Autumn Festival Sept. 14

The Maui Jinsha Mission will hold its “Great Autumn Festival” beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church at 472 Lipo Place in Wailuku. The church service will begin at 4:30 p.m, followed by dinner at 5:30 and entertainment at 6:30. Performances include Zenshin Daiko, Maui Buyo ...

Puerto Rican group awards scholarships

The Maui Puerto Rican Association presented scholarship checks totaling $5,200 to six college bound students Aug. 3 at Hale Nanea in Kahului. Connor Richard Fernandez, a 2019 graduate of Haleakala Waldorf School, will commence his studies toward a degree in business administration at Northern ...

Local Briefs

Vendor registration for Senior Fair Vendors and politicians wishing to participate in the Maui County Senior Fair must register and pay a registration fee by Sept. 16 This year’s event will be held Oct. 26 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium. It will feature entertainment ...

Grey reef shark pups born at Maui Ocean Center

Exhibit curator, diver and aquarist, the Maui Ocean Center curatorial team is divided into different roles but collectively serve a single purpose: to be caregivers for the marine life at the aquarium. From exhibit maintenance to animal husbandry, working with wildlife is not always routine. ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The Na Wahine O Ke Kai Race Committee, producers of the 2019 Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai to Oahu Women’s Outrigger Canoe Race, announced that it will receive ...

Celebration of ’ulu set for Sept. 7

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will celebrate the historic and useful Hawaiian ‘ulu, or breadfruit tree, on Sept. 7 at the third annual La ‘Ulu “Breadfruit Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gardens at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului, across from War Memorial Stadium. Admission and parking ...

MHLA golf tournament raises $37K for youth scholarships

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s 23rd annual Excellence in Education presented by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Hawaii golf tournament took place Aug. 16 at Ka‘anapali Golf, The Royal Course. The sold-out event raised $37,000 to support youth scholarships. The ...

Ekolu Lindsey to receive recognition award

The Maui County Department of Planning announced Aug. 14 that Edwin “Ekolu” Lindsey is the recipient of the 2019 Hawaii Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Grassroots Initiative Special Recognition Award. Lindsey was nominated by the Planning Department’s Long Range ...

Benefit set for Hawaii Wildlife Fund

Goin Left surf shop and Kohola Brewery will host the inaugural Craft+Canvas benefit for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kohola Brewery in Lahaina. Featured artist Stephanie Meyer will be introducing her original artwork which integrates sustainable materials — ...

Local Briefs

Meditation class to be held at dojo A public workshop on meditation for adults and teens will be held from 10 a.m to noon Sept. 7 at Maui Ki-Aikido’s dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku. No prior experience with meditation is necessary. The class will be taught by Christopher Curtis, 8th dan ...

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Hawaii is facing a new public health epidemic — suicide. September is suicide prevention awareness month but this topic needs to be discussed year-round. In Hawaii, suicide is the leading cause of injury death. One person dies by suicide every two days. Further, suicide is the leading cause ...

Maui High students win video award

Maui High School students Christine Alonzo and April Iniba and their adviser, Clint Gima, traveled to Panasonic world headquarters in Tokyo June 30-Aug. 3 to participate in the 2019 Kid Witness News Global Awards Week, hosted by Panasonic. All expenses associated with the trip are sponsored by ...

Grants

The Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation received a donation of more than $2,000 raised by the Wailea Golf Club at its annual Women’s Golf Day event. The funds will help support HARF’s mission to provide educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for ...

Dedication to youth nets $20K for club

Gina McLain, a director at Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, recently was recognized with a 2019 Maytag Dependable Leader Award for her commitment to helping thousands of underserved youths in the community. The award recognizes Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers who make a difference ...

Book offers insight into living with illness

“Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life,” a book written from the diaries of Mallory Smith, is the subject of a series of presentations that will be made at schools and two public locations on Maui. Smith, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 3 years of age, died when she was 25. Most ...

Kalani Pe‘a to play at Hale Makua event

Two-time Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe‘a will headline Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser Kokua for Kupuna on Sept. 7 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on its Ocean Lawn in Kaanapali. Kokua for Kupuna also will include an opening performance by Maui’s Koa band, a Hawaiian ...

Maui woman elected national president of VFW auxiliary

Peggy Haake of Kahului was elected national president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary at its 106th National Convention in Orlando, Fla., on July 24. Haake is a life member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Auxiliary 3850, which she joined on the eligibility of her husband, ...