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Sheldon Simeon featured at potluck

Hawai'i Farmers Union United, Mauna Kahalwai Chapter will present its monthly locavore potluck from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mill House Restaurant at Maui Tropical Plantation. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.This month's featured chef is Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof Maui. Simeon gained international fame ...

Free presentation on how to transition to a plant-based diet

"Rookie or Rock Star? The Five Steps to Plant-Based Nutrition," a free presentation by Lani Muelrath, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Center at 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.Attendees will discover how to advance through each of the stages of transitioning to living plant-based, ...

Birthday wish benefits others

Hale Makua Kahului residents were visited on July 28 by 12-year-old Jacy Hanada, who instead of birthday gifts asked that friends and family donate to a sewing fund so she could make blankets and walker buddies for Hale Makua residents. She's pictured here with the items she sewed and residents ...

Local Briefs

CERT training to begin TuesdayCommunity Emergency Response Team Basic Training will be offered in Kahului (location to be determined) beginning Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. These free classes will continue on Tuesday evenings this month as well as Sept. 6, 13 and 20. The final class will be ...

Nominations open for nonprofit awards

The Maui Non Profit Directors Association is accepting nominations for its Community Business Award, Humanitarian Award and Maui County's Outstanding Nonprofit Executive Director.Nominees and winners will be announced at the MNPD's annual Legislative Pau Hana Event at 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Hui ...

Five Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission's Troop 40 honored five new Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in Boy Scouting, at a Court of Honor on June 26 at the Wailuku temple. The honorees and their Eagle Scout projects are:* Corin T. Nishimoto, son of Daron and Dawn Nishimoto. Refurbished garden and painted ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset awards its first ‘Go Green’ scholarship

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset awarded its inaugural Go Green academic scholarship to Sophia Jorgensen on June 21 during its weekly club meeting. Jorgensen received $2,500 toward earning a degree in environmental science. She will be attending Connecticut College in the fall.Selected from a ...

Business know-how for Lanai residents

Maui Economic Development Board President and CEO Jeanne Skog addresses workshop attendees during the Entrepreneurs' Toolkit Bootcamp held at the Lanai Senior Center June 25 and 26. Seventeen Lanai residents gathered for the presentation, which is part of MEDB's Innovation Series. The free ...

Workshop set on Lanai

Lanai residents interested in learning more about how to run their business more profitably may attend a free workshop, "Pinching Your Pennies: Finance for Small Businesses," from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Lanai Senior Center. It is being presented by the Maui Economic Development Board as ...

Maui Chapter, HSTA officers begin their three-year terms

Alan Isbell officially began a three-year term this month as the newly elected president of the Maui Chapter, Hawaii State Teachers Association.The Wailuku Elementary School 4th-grade teacher replaced Lester Kunimitsu, a Baldwin High School graphic design teacher who was subject to term limits ...

Local Briefs

Voting open for GO PINK T-shirt contestThe Maui police and fire departments are teaming up with the Pacific Cancer Foundation for its annual GO PINK campaign. Members from each department have submitted designs for this year's T-shirt. To vote for a favorite Police Department T-shirt and Fire ...

3rd annual Molokai Math Competition encourages elementary-age ‘mathletes’

Molokai High School student Erik Svetin started a new annual math competition for Molokai elementary school students three years ago."I wanted to share my love and enthusiasm of mathematics with other younger students on island," said Svetin. "My goal was to encourage other students to pursue ...

Makaha Sons to headline benefit for Hale Makua

The Makaha Sons will be the headline performers at Hale Makua Health Services' annual fundraiser, "Kokua for Kupuna."The event will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. This benefit will celebrate the nonprofit organization's 70th year of providing ...

New cleaning company assists recovery center

Maui Cleaning Care will donate a portion of proceeds from every cleaning to a local nonprofit and has decided to start with Malama Family Recovery Center, according to a news release.Maui Cleaning Care's owners, Adam and Margaret Rysmanowski and their daughter Angelica Kowal, recently moved to ...

Italian American Club of Maui presents scholarships

The Italian American Club of Maui recently presented scholarships to two Maui High School graduating seniors. Charwin Kenneth Andaya was awarded at $1,500 scholarship and Nichol Torrecer-Hutchins was awarded a $500 scholarship.Andaya has plans to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa and ...

New board members

Janet Betsill (from left), Sarah Hambek, Mitch Mitchell and Karen Oura were recently installed on the board of directors for Hale Makua Health Services. Outgoing directors Michael Munekiyo and Alice Lee were recognized for their years of service.

Maui Hawaiian chamber seats new board and officers

Members of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce have elected officers for the coming year and welcomed two new members to serve on the board of directors. Kimokeo Kapahulehua blessed the new board at the chamber's first meeting of the new fiscal year on July 5.New President Teri Freitas ...

Award recognizes efforts to keep invasive species out of Maui County

Tamara Sherrill was the 2016 recipient of the Malama i ka Aina Award, presented June 18 in a ceremony at the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals' Lawn and Garden Fair held at the Maui Mall.The award is presented annually to recognize an individual or business working within the ...

Lions clubs hold joint installation

A joint installation of officers for the Lions clubs on Maui was held June 14.New officers include:Airport Lions - Cecelia Hoopai, president; Joe Frye, first vice president; Susan Kaili, second vice president; Frances Quiniones, secretary; Amy Matsumoto, treasurer; James Kaili, membership ...