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Community News

Presale tickets available for inaugural LHS festival

The Lahainaluna High School Festival, "I Ka Nani O Lele - Amidst the Beauty of Lahaina," will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lahainaluna High School campus.Festival attractions include 15 Maui eateries and food trucks, local artisans and vendors presenting their crafts and clothing, ...

94-year-old ‘pirate’ collects booty

Herman Fergerstrom of Wailuku celebrated his 94th birthday dressed as a pirate, along with his daughter, LeAnn Fasi, at Krispy Kreme in Kahului on Saturday. The pair were planning on dressing as a pirate on International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19 so they could collect their booty of a ...

MEDB to present workshop on Lanai for entrepreneurs

Lanai residents interested in learning how to create a new business from the ground up in just one weekend are encouraged to participate in "Maka Hou Lana'i: Starting a Business From Concept to Creation" from Oct. 21 to 23.Presented by the Maui Economic Development Board, this three-day, ...

NVMC announces inaugural Hero Awards

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is accepting applications for its inaugural Hero Awards. The recognition, which includes a trophy and $1,000, will be presented at the NVMC annual dinner on Nov. 4 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. The awards are sponsored by HouseMart and Miyake Concrete. The ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:Christ the King Child Development Center in Kahului is the recipient of a grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in the amount of $55,000. The purpose of the grant is ...

‘Jac,’ the hermit crab, finds a new shell at ocean center

Oftentimes, daily interactions with the ocean creatures that live at Maui Ocean Center yield amo'olelo, or story, worth telling. This story is about a special hermit crab, and every bit of it is true."Jac" (that's short for jeweled anemone crab - Daranus gemmatus) was the star of the Crustacean ...

Four generations gather to celebrate birthday

Kikuko Ganiko celebrated her 101st birthday at Kalama Heights in Kihei on Sept. 2. Her family brought cakes for everyone to enjoy. Ganiko was born and raised on Maui, growing up in Makawao. She worked with the Baldwin and Cameron families over the years. She has lived at Kalama Heights for two ...

Landscape challenge winners announced

The inaugural Make It Native Hotel and Business Challenge was held last month as part of the Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival on Maui.The two categories for landscape entrants were "Business" and "Hotel." Landscapes were judged based on the use of both Hawaiian endemic and indigenous ...

Maui photographer a medalist in international competition

Maui landscape photographer Mike Neubauer was named a silver medalist during the Professional Photographers of America's 2016 International Photographic Competition. Neubauer's work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio from Jan. 8 to 10. This ...

Maui Fair to feature horticulture exhibit and pie competitions

Entries of homegrown vegetables, fruits, nuts and flowers into the Maui Fair's horticulture exhibit will be accepted Oct. 5 and 6 at the War Memorial Gym.Drop-off will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 7 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6.Entry forms are available on the Maui Fair website at www.mauifair.com and ...

Local Briefs

Technology for blind to be discussedA presentation on how to improve the quality of life for a blind or "low-vision" person by accessing the latest technology will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 'Ohana Health Plan office at 285 W. Kaahumanu Ave., suite 101B.The speaker will be Art ...

Program combines Native Hawaiian culture with STEM

Ka Hikina O Ka La. The Arrival of the Sun. An appropriate name for a very specialized programhere at the University of Hawaii Maui College charged with encouraging the practice of traditional Hawaiian cultural ideas, values, skills, arts in modern education and contemporary careers.The program ...

Local Briefs

Event at mall will promote peaceThe Maui Seasons for Peace organization will celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace with an event from noon to 7 p.m.Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.Entertainment will include Uncle George Kahumoku Jr., the Kamehameha Schools Maui Ukulele ...

Chess is king at Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui

Faces that are usually smiling and laughing were intense and serious as play got underway for the first Intra-Club Chess Tournament for Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui Sept. 8.The 32 players represented the best from three of BGCM's six clubhouses, located in Haiku, Kahului and Makawao. They ...

Registration open for ‘Business Fest’

The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce has announced that registration has opened for its 10th annual Business Fest slated from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Grand Wailea.This year's theme, "Navigating Our Future Through Business," features both emerging and experienced speakers with ...

STEMworks completes summer internship program

Students from across the state were given a unique opportunity to help local companies and organizations with science, technology, engineering and mathematics technical and agricultural-related projects during the STEMworks Summer Internship program sponsored by Maui Economic Development ...

Business donates $15K to Feed My Sheep

Hawaiian Carpet One and Hawaiian Ceramic Tile recently presented Feed My Sheep Maui with a check for $15,000."We were pleased to be able to continue to support our Maui community and assist Maui's less fortunate," said President Myles Kawakami.Feed My Sheep Maui was founded in 1999 and is a ...

Ocean-friendly recognition event highlights West Maui businesses

More than 120 people attended the "Ridge to Reef Rendezvous" in August at Kahekili Beach Park (also known as Old Airport Beach) in Kaanapali. The annual community celebration of ridge-to-reef environmental stewardship in West Maui is in its seventh year.The event featured an Ocean-Friendly ...

Agriculture business succession is multifaceted in Maui County

Like in all industries, professionals in the agriculture industry are aging. In fact, nationally the average age of agriculture-related business owners is over 60 years and one-third of the owners are over age 65.In past generations, the agriculture business owner or farmer often passed the ...