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33rd annual St. John’s Kula Festival offers day of family fun on Saturday

The 33rd annual St. John's Kula Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 8992 Kula Highway, across from Keokea Park.Food offerings will include Portuguese bean soup, waffles with fresh Kula strawberries, vegan curry, grilled hamburgers made with Maui Cattle Co. beef, desserts, ...

Talk story events about native species, watersheds

The East Maui Watershed Partnership and Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center will host a talk by Fern Duvall, Maui Nui program manager for the Department of Land and Natural Resources/Division of Forestry and Wildlife Native Ecosystems Protection and Management, from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hui ...

Invasive species take root in harsh climate

High atop Haleakala, winds whip across the summit and frost crystals sparkle in the morning sun, melting as the day progresses. But even in this harsh landscape, native plants and animals can thrive - and so can invasive species.One of these invaders is pineapple chamomile - about as ...

Native Plant Roadshow coming to Maui

The Native Plant Roadshow, a series of classes presented by The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, will give participants the opportunity to visit a variety of settings, see diverse native plants and learn from six experts.The four classes, starting Sept. 22, will run four Tuesdays from 3 to ...

Grants

The following foundations and entities contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others:The Kahului Lions Club presented a $10,000 check to Greg LaGoy, chief executive officer of Hospice Maui, at its general membership meeting in August. Hospice Maui cares for Maui's ...

Local Briefs

Trail ride to benefit children's hospitalThompson Ranch in Kula will host its 23rd annual Saddle Up Trail Ride from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The ride will be from Thompson Road corrals, across Haleakala Ranch pastures, to the D.T. Fleming ...

A&B’s Grant Chun will lead Maui Heart Walk on April 2

The American Heart Association invites Maui residents to the Maui Heart Walk on April 2 at Keopuolani Park in Wailuku.The event is designed to bring families and friends together to learn, share and practice lifestyle habits that will lead to healthier, longer lives free of heart disease and ...

Maui dancers take first place at hula festival in California

Na Hula Kupuna O Kaunoa of Maui took first-place honors at the ninth annual George Na'ope Hula Festival, held in Sacramento, Calif., in July.The ladies, under the direction of kumu hula Lucky Cabral, took first place in the wahine kupuna group division. Alyka Nakoa-Clark won first place in the ...

Program offers free park pass for 4th-graders

Haleakala National Park invites all 4th-grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new "Every Kid in a Park" program. Fourth-grade students can go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal ...

Swimming abilities of sharks contribute to their success

Sharks have survived the many changes to Earth's environment since they first appeared during the mid-Devonian period around 400 million years ago. Much of their success can be credited to a hydrodynamic body design, which has given them the ability to become one of the top apex predators in ...

Rummage and plate lunch sale Saturday at VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3850 will be having a rummage sale and chicken hekka plate sale on Saturday at the VFW Hall, 1136 Uluniu Road in Kihei (behind Times Supermarket).The rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the chicken hekka plate sale will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.The ...

MOKK awards scholarships to 4 students

The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai has announced its scholarship winners for 2015. The following four Maui high school graduates each received $1,000 for help in continuing their formal education at a college or university of their choice:* Kaden-Kalena Tamashiro is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools ...

Golf tournament raises $22,000 to support youth scholarships

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association's 19th annual "Excellence in Education presented by Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii" golf tournament on Aug. 21 at the Maui Nui Golf Course raised $22,000 to support youth scholarships.The popular visitor industry event celebrated 19 years ...

Local Briefs

Cleanup project at Japanese gardens setThe Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will hold its annual cleanup at the Japanese gardens at Kepaniwai Park and Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 12."This is a way to show our appreciation and to pay tribute to our ancestors," said ...

4 to be honored at Maui High banquet

A Hawaii lieutenant governor, a longtime track coach, a swimming legend and a former Bank of Hawaii president are the honorees for the Maui High School Foundation's fifth annual Maui High School Hall of Honor Awards banquet to be held Oct. 21.The banquet, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the ...

Events planned to mark suicide prevention week

Maui will participate in the National Suicide Prevention week Sept. 6 through 12 with events throughout September to shed light on the issue.A Suicide Awareness Sign Waving event will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in front of Kalana O Maui, the county building, in Wailuku.On Sept. 19 ...

Sugar museum offering program for 2nd-graders

As the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum celebrates 25 years of offering a children's education program, a "standards-based" program for 2nd-graders is launching in September.Using their five senses, 2nd-graders in Maui County schools can learn about plantation life and families. Tasting ...