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CERT to be offered in Central MauiA six-session volunteer disaster training program will be held Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Jan. 27 and Feb. 6 in the Kahului Fire Station training room.The Community Emergency Response Team basic training is a volunteer program that prepares people ...

Credit union delivers gifts for children

Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union delivered two truckloads of gifts for the children at the Family Life Center in Kahului.The credit union chose the homeless center to be the recipient of its Christmas gifts event, which included an event on Dec. 12 that featured a hot lunch, games ...

Locally produced films to show at MACC

The Mayor's Office of Economic Development along with the Maui County Film Office and Pacific Islanders in Communications will present "Returning to Our Roots," a screening of two locally produced films, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Theater on Saturday."Returning to Our ...

Rice distributed throughout county

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association distributed 25,000 pounds of rice in November and December throughout Maui County as part of its "Rice for the Holidays" program.The rice was distributed to Lanai on Nov. 21, Molokai and Hana on Dec. 5 and is being distributed to the rest of Maui ...

New courses in aquaponics entrepreneurship offered

Two innovative, microenterprise business and market plan courses are being offered this spring for the first time by University of Hawaii Maui College."Aquaponics Entrepreneurship" and "Marketing Aquaponics" start Jan. 12 and continue through middle of May, according to a news release. They are ...

Whale-watch cruise to benefit scholars

Tickets are on sale for the American Association of University Women's annual whale watch cruise, which raises funds for three University of Hawaii Maui College scholarships.The cruise will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. March 6. Check-in will be at 3:15 p.m. at the Pacific Whale Foundation Store ...

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Business planning classes are formingMaui Economic Opportunity's Business Development Program will present its 36-hour Core Four Business Planning course beginning Jan. 12.The classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. two days a week through Feb. 23.One-hour introductory classes will be held from noon ...

Richard Holtzman to lead Maui County Charity Walk

Richard Holtzman, vice president and managing director of Montage Kapalua Bay, has been named 2016 Maui County Charity Walk chairperson. He will oversee the Charity Walk on Maui, Molokai and Lanai."As the 2016 Charity Walk chairperson, I am honored to represent the residents of Maui County," ...

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Tickets available for annual JCS dinnerThe community is invited to attend the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui's Oshogatsu Traditions Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at Wailuku Hongwanji social hall.Mochi pounding and sampling will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and other activities ...

Ladies of Hui Hoaloha present gift of gratitude

A special thanksgiving gift of gratitude and appreciation was presented to Lois Reiswig of Kapalua and Janet Plumlee of Kahana on Nov. 24 at Pineapple Grill in Kapalua.The gift was presented at the monthly Hui Hoaloha (a gathering of friends) ladies luncheon, for their efforts to bring the ...

Magazine recognizes MVCB with service award

Meetings & Conventions Magazine has awarded the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau a Gold Service award for 2015.The award honors the top tourism boards domestically and internationally servicing meeting professionals."We are pleased to receive the prestigious Gold Service award ...

Music app earns Maui High alumna Sony award

Maui High School alumna Makaila Akahoshi was second-place winner of the recent Sony Music Rock and Code Hackathon in New York City, according to the American University website.Akahoshi, a junior at American University in Washington, D.C., spent 36 hours at the event developing an app based on ...

Grow your own herbs to flavor food

Last month's article discussed taste-related changes that naturally occur with age.Several strategies were suggested for enhancing flavors without adding salt and sugar. Have you tried any of the suggestions?This article continues the discussion, but from the perspective of using fresh, ...

10 high school graduates are called to serve church missions

Ten high school graduates from the Pukalani Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been called to serve missions for the next year and a half (for women) or two years (for men) and will be serving in various parts of the world. They have volunteered to put their education ...

10 percent discount on spring classes

Edventure and the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui are offering a 10 percent discount on upcoming spring classes, workshops and training programs through Thursday.To view what's offered, see edventuremaui.com or call 984-3231.

Jaelyn Domingo is queen of the 63rd Chrysanthemum Festival

The queen of the 63rd Chrysanthemum Festival is Jaelyn Domingo, 16, of Kula, a junior at King Kekaulike High School and the daughter of Jasmine and Rolyn Domingo.She was crowned at the Japanese cultural event that was held on Dec. 5 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. She ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:Duke's Beach House presented Hawaii Agricultural Foundation with a donation of $1,982 at the recent Raiatea Helm performance. A portion of the proceeds from the restaurant's Farm ...

W. Maui community, visitors support Rotary’s food drive

West Maui residents and visitors responded strongly to the recent "Rotary Gives Thanks" food drive for Maui Food Bank, according to an announcement. In a single weekend, volunteers from the three Lahaina Rotary clubs collected cash donations totaling nearly $3,000, along with nearly 1,500 ...