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Memorial event to mark 20 yearsThe Heaven Sent Support Group will have its annual Memorial Christmas Tree Event for Bereaved Parents on Dec. 20 at Wailuku Union Church.Registration will take place at 1:30 p.m. and the program will start at 2. Attendees are asked to bring a special ornament in ...

Decorate for the holidays with locally-grown plants

Deck the halls with boughs of . . . holly? 'Tis the season to decorate your hale with holiday wreaths, sprigs, and boughs.Fresh greenery, seeds and flowers are as much or more a part of this season as pretty paper and bows. Using plants to adorn homes during the winter solstice is a tradition ...

Officers installed at Hale Mahaolu

Hale Mahaolu installed officers to the executive committee of the board of directors at its recent 49th annual meeting. Elected were Richard Nishihara, president; Edward Reinhardt, 1st vice president; Gerald Hiyakumoto, 2nd vice president; Valerie Matsunaga, treasurer; and Patricia Tomita, ...

Community center plans on WCA agenda

The Waikapu Community Association will elect new board members and receive an update on renovation plans for the Waikapu Community Center at its annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Waikapu Community Center.Nominations for new board members are still being accepted.Parks department ...

Free classes this week at UH Maui Fit

In the spirit of the holiday season, the University of Hawaii Maui College is offering free fitness classes Monday through Saturday at UH Maui Fit, the campus fitness center.The center is also offering prizes and incentives for those who sign up early for memberships for the spring semester, ...

Honor Rolls

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL1st QuarterPrincipal'sCommendation List4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageNote: (+) denotes students with grade-point average above 4.0 because of student work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes.Grade 9 - Rose Beatrice Aco, Jacqueline Agorilla, Carl Nohea Antiado, Marlou ...

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Fishpond event to honor leaderThe community is invited to participate in 'Ao'ao O Na Loko I'a O Maui's community workday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers will help maintain 68 feet of Ko'ie'ie Fishpond in north Kihei.The event is being held in honor of the nonprofit's leader, Kimokeo ...

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Arboretum partners with the communityMembers of Kaneloa, directed by Dustin Palos, volunteered at the DT Fleming Arboretum at Pu'u Mahoe on Thanksgiving weekend for "a day filled with 'ike (learning), culture, history, food and fun," according to a news release. Volunteers cleared weeds around ...

Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce plans ‘Paniolo Christmas’

The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce will honor its past presidents during its General Membership Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. "A Paniolo Christmas" will be an Upcountry-style celebration to kick off the holiday season."Our Christmas membership ...

Maui Filipino chamber holds election

The 2016 officers and board of directors for the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce and Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation were selected at the chamber's general membership meeting in November.Elected to serve are:* President: Maria Katrina "Kit" Zulueta.* Vice President: Joaquin ...

Some sea creatures inspire Christmas-related names

With Christmas just around the corner, visions of candy canes and Christmas ornaments may be dancing in our heads. A holiday mood must have prevailed when certain sea creatures were named, or perhaps the creatures themselves conjured images synonymous with this special time of year.The candy ...

WCA announces annual Keiki Kalikimaka Toy Drive

The Wailea Community Association has announced its annual Keiki Kalikimaka Toy Drive."Over the past 12 years our annual Keiki Kalikimaka Toy Drive has been extremely successful, thanks to the generosity of the residents and guests of Wailea Resort," said Bud Pikrone, general manager for the ...

Rotary Clubs break collection records for Maui Food Bank

For the 12th consecutive year, the nine Valley Isle Rotary Clubs collected a record-breaking amount of food for the Maui Food Bank at a "Rotary Gives Thanks" food drive the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Rotarians manned collection tables at six places of business. Over 6,500 pounds of food was ...

Free programs at Kihei library

Kihei Public Library will offer the following free programs this month. All programs will be conducted in the children's area; young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver:* Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. - "Storyteller Ann Nehaya Walsh: The Wisest of Creatures." Walsh will present a daring ...

Maui teachers receive grants

Three Maui teachers are among the 45 public school teachers across the state to receive a portion of nearly $20,000 awarded by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union as part of its "Investing in Education" program.The grants are intended to help state Department of Education teachers obtain supplies ...

Session about vet assisting program

Windward Community College is preparing more graduates to enter Hawaii's veterinary workforce by expanding its Veterinary Assisting Certificate program to Maui. The WCC Veterinary Assisting program will begin at University of Hawaii Maui College in January.Students can attend a free information ...

Butterflies swarm Upcountry

FIRST PHOTO: Monarch butterflies swarm blooms on a eucalyptus tree at Kula Botanical Garden earlier this month.SECOND PHOTO: Owners Warren and Helen McCord said the trees had been covered by butterflies for three weeks, adding they had never seen so many butterflies in the trees since they ...

Worthshop Series to be held at Andaz

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is hosting the fifth year of the Worthshop Series events Dec. 10-11 at the Andaz Maui at Wailea resort.Founded on the idea that the world has plenty of conferences where people pitch, sell and then go back to their normal routine, Worthshop has a tradition of ...