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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 ...

Marine debris cleanup campaign draws hundreds of volunteers

Nearly 600 volunteers confronted litter head-on during Malama Maui Nui's annual "Get the Drift and Bag It!" marine debris cleanup campaign Sept. 19 through Oct. 17, according to a news release. Volunteers covered over 28 miles of Maui beaches and shorelines and removed thousands of pounds of ...

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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, ...