Community News

Dawn Lono earns Hana’s Tiny Malaikini Mea Kokua award

On the first day of Hana's Aloha Festivals Celebration on Oct. 3, it was announced that the 2015 Tiny Malaikini Mea Kokua Award, the community's highly coveted recognition for public service, was awarded to Dawn Lono.Lono was chosen because of unselfish service to the community of Hana, ...

Registration open for Family Caregivers Conference

The Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Maui County Office on Aging, will sponsor Maui County's 14th annual Family Caregivers Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort.The event, co-sponsored by AARP, is designed to educate and support ...

AAUW installs officers

The American Association of University Women Maui's elected officers were installed by past president Dorothy Tolliver Sept. 26 at Tante's Restaurant in Kahului.Officers are Martha Dean, co-president; Cathy Thompson, vice president programs; and Leslie Granat, co-vice president membership. ...

4-H girls sew and crochet caps for cancer patients

Members of the GG's 4-H Club, along with friend Sandra Martin, sewed and crocheted over 120 cancer caps for children undergoing cancer treatment at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii's only Children's Miracle Network hospital.Volunteers included Aimee Nathan, ...

Local Briefs

Five blood drives set for OctoberThe Blood Bank of Hawaii is planning blood drives on Maui. To schedule an appointment or check on drive information, call 848-4770 or visit bbh.org.The following blood drives are subject to change:* Oct. 19, 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Kamehameha Schools Maui gym.* ...

Veteran receives France’s Legion of Honor medal

Nisei veteran Kazuichi Hamasaki of Maui had France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, pinned on him Oct. 4 at Wailuku Hongwanji.He joins 18 other Mauians, members of the famed 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, who were honored earlier this year for their efforts ...

Luncheon, silent auction for Somos Ohana Nicaragua

Somos Ohana Nicaragua will host a fundraising luncheon with a silent auction and a Nicaraguan arts and crafts sale at Tante's Restaurant in the Seaside Hotel in Kahului, between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.The event is open to the public and will raise money for the secondary school, which ...

Class will teach how to build shed

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui is offering a new class for people who want to build their own 4-by-8-foot shed.The instructor is Cliff Rutherford. Men and women with building skills or no skills are welcome, according to an announcement.The class will be held on five Tuesday evenings ...

Fencing out hooved invaders; first step in restoring native ecosystems

At about the 4,000 foot elevation, just east of Koolau Gap above Keanae, a 4-foot tall hogwire fence stretches from the cliff edge across ravines and gulches to the next cliff edge at Honomanu. This fence and a rudimentary shelter are the only indications that people have ever set foot up here. ...

‘Ukulele Festival and workshop at MACC

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will celebrate the musical tradition of Hawaii's famous four-string instrument at the 10th annual Maui 'Ukulele Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Admission is free.The festival will be preceded on Saturday by a free workshop.Ukulele advocate and teacher ...

Seabury Hall’s golf tournament fundraiser generates $14,000

The Seabury Hall 21st annual Benefit Golf Tournament, presented by Browning and coordinated by Seabury Hall's Alumni Association, took place Sept. 12 at the Wailea Blue Golf Course. The record-breaking fundraiser generated over $14,000. Event proceeds will be invested in the keiki of Maui in ...

100 Men Who Care group plans meeting

There will be a dinner meeting for the 100 Men Who Care group on Maui at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Maverick Helicopters Maui, Hangar 108, 1 Keolani Place in Kahului. Edwin Alvarado and Kimokeo Kapahulehua are hosting the meeting.The group's inaugural meeting on July 7 raised $4,400 in donations and ...

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association installs board

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association installed its 2015-16 board of directors during its annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa on Sept. 16.County of Maui Managing Director Keith Regan was on hand to perform the formal induction.Board members are representatives of ...

Windward Community College expands Veterinary Assisting program to UH-MC

Oahu's Windward Community College is preparing more graduates to enter Hawaii's veterinary work force by expanding its Veterinary Assisting Certificate program to Maui.The program will begin at University of Hawaii Maui College in January."We are excited to have the opportunity to collaborate ...

Local Briefs

Registration for salsa and fox trot classesThe Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will have its first class in beginner salsa and intermediate fox trot from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.Registration will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; then briefly ...

Creepy critter with a toothy grin waits for prey

Imagine you are a small shrimp scooting along the shallow sandy bottom when you're suddenly faced with a broad mouthful of needle-sharp teeth, surrounded by what appears to be a nightmarish flame orange grin! You have just run into one of the 15 species of lizardfishes, or 'ulae in Hawaiian, ...

Resident brings writing program to Mainland

A writing mentorship program started in Hana that has helped dozens of financially disadvantaged students in Hawaii and Alaska earn college scholarships will soon help students in Missouri write college scholarship essays.Since 2007, several Hana High School students have earned college ...

Na Hoaloha makes falls prevention a priority

Na Hoaloha volunteers conducted in-home fall risk assessments at five senior housing locations on Sept. 23, National Falls Prevention Day.The activity kicked off Na Hoalaho's "Stay on Your Feet" program.The nonprofit organization has already trained 52 volunteers to conduct in-home falls risk ...

Live TV show to focus on Maui neighborhoods

Akaku Maui Community Media will pilot a monthlong neighborhood television show called "Moku Maui Live" beginning Tuesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on cable Channel 55.The pilot will launch in Paia with "Moku Maui Live: North-shore Edition."The concept is to highlight the people who live and work in ...