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Actor will perform scenes from 'Damien'Vincent Linares will perform select scenes from the play "Damien" during the Kula Community Association's 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday at Kula Community Center.He will also conduct a Q&A, relating the scenes to important social-cultural historic events ...

Season without extra sugar, salt

The traditions of the holidays are closely tied to tastes and smells. Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without the aroma of a roasting turkey or that first bite of stuffing or mashed potatoes and gravy.But as we age, our ability to smell and taste changes. Smell commonly diminishes as a ...

2 students selected for Sen. Schatz’s internship

Two Maui students have been selected for U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz's Seniors High School Internship program.The students are Thomas Hayashi from Seabury Hall and Micah Leval from St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School.Fifteen students were selected from across the state."Every one of our Schatz ...

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MMMC Auxiliary to host Harvest SaleThe Maui Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary will host its annual Harvest Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday in the Wailuku Tower lobby. The fundraiser will feature a large selection of baked goods, plants, jewelry, artwork and gift baskets, as well as a ...

Iguanas wreak havoc in Florida: Feral lizards may be breeding here

Chuck Chimera caught only a glimpse of the long lizard dining on his neighbor's nasturtiums, but it was enough. He knew he'd seen more than an abnormally large gecko, skink or chameleon. "I thought my neighbor was just exaggerating when she said she kept seeing a huge lizard," said Chimera.The ...

Free children’s programs offered 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 p.m. - "Remembering the Past: Tales of a Holocaust Survivor." Meet Cornelis "Cor" Feenstra, 92, ...

Free seminar on kidney transplant and living donation

The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii is joining forces with Oahu's Queen's Medical Transplant Center to host a free informational and educational seminar on Friday at the J. Walter Cameron Center's auditorium on kidney transplant and living donation.The format includes three presentations:* ...

Four Seasons Resort Maui’s 26th Day of Hope is Saturday

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea announces the 26th annual Day of Hope on Saturday. The day's events commence at 7 a.m. with a 10K Run/5K Run & Walk along Wailea Alanui, and continue on the resort's oceanfront lawn and Wailea Beach throughout the morning.The community is invited to ...

Honor Rolls

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL1st QuarterNa Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students)Pookela4.0-Plus Grade-Point AverageThese students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes.Grade 10 - Alexandra Casamajor, Isaiah Kim, Eden MacKinnon, Kai ...

Pageant winners crowned

Five pageant winners were crowned Oct. 17 at the Four Seasons Resort & Spa in Wailea from among 14 young women vying for titles. The winners were crowned by Jenna Yap, executive director of the pageant.The winners captured the following titles: Miss Aloha Maui 2016 - Breeann Joaquin; ...

Swim club spruces up pool

The Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool in Kahului has been Maui Swim Club's training facility for over 55 years.A pool improvement project was scheduled Oct. 9 and 10 by the club.The volunteers included the swimmers, coaches, parents, family members and friends of Maui Swim Club.On Oct. 9, ...

Tree giveaway on Saturday in celebration of Arbor Day

In the celebration of Hawaii's unique native trees, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will partner with Maui Electric Co. to host the 12th annual Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Trees Giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului.Every attendee may take a free tree, regardless of ...

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Stanford University recognizes librarianStanford University recognized Seabury Hall Librarian Linda Lindsay for her exceptional teaching. The recognition states, "Your dedication as an educator and a mentor has contributed to the future of your students, Stanford University and your ...

Assets Center for Learning — Maui opens in Kahului

The Assets Center for Learning - Maui has opened its doors at 33 Lono Ave., Suite 305, in Kahului.The center is a program of Assets School, which was established in 1955 to serve the needs of students who learn differently, according to a news release. The goal of the center is to help students ...

Meetings to help plan fine arts museum

The newly formed Maui Arts League will hold a series of community informational meetings Nov. 10-12 to share plans to build a first-class fine arts museum in West Maui. Lois Reiswig, an event co-sponsor in developing the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, envisions a 10,000-square-foot ...

Hawaiian squirrelfish exhibit skittish behavior

The Hawaiian squirrelfish is found nowhere else in the world except the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Atoll. It is the only endemic squirrelfish among roughly 20 different species of squirrelfishes and soldierfishes known to inhabit Hawaiian reefs. Despite being a nocturnal fish, it is also the ...

Bird hunting season opens Saturday

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces the opening of the 2015-16 game bird hunting season on Saturday.With lingering drought impacts in many parts of the state, department biologists are predicting a below average season of bird hunting.The ...