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Monsanto’s Molokai farm achieves Wildlife Habitat Council certification

Monsanto has achieved the "Wildlife at Work" certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its conservation efforts on Molokai - the first company in Hawaii to receive this national recognition, according to a news release.WHC is a nonprofit group of corporations, conservation ...

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Food justice summit Saturday at MACCThe Maui Food Justice Summit will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the McCoy Studio Theater in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului.The free public program is part of "Challenging Global Impacts of the Agrochemical Industry: 2016 Food ...

2 new species of day gecko to look out for

Geckos are ubiquitous throughout the Hawaiian Islands today, but that was not always the case. Though lizards can colonize islands by clinging to drifting trees and plant material, the Hawaiian archipelago's extreme isolation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean likely prevented any terrestrial ...

JCS will present cultural award to 3 women

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui has announced that Jan Matsushita, Lynn Araki-Regan, and Yaeko Yamamoto will receive its prestigious Nihon Bunka Award at its annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year's) dinner scheduled on Jan. 30 in the Elleair Rainbow Ballroom at the Maui Beach Hotel.The Shinnen ...

2 speakers to share tips about the Fulbright Scholar Program

A Fulbright Scholar Program workshop will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the University of Hawaii Maui College in Room 102 of the Ka Lama Building.Learn about opportunities for teaching research, and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries. The workshop is for administrators, faculty ...

Peace Heroes recognized at ceremony

The Maui Seasons for Peace organization held the first Interfaith Service Ceremony on Dec. 11 at University of Hawaii Maui College in the Pilina Multipurpose Building.During this ceremony, emcee the Rev. Mary Omwake introduced participants speaking for seven different faith groups who each ...

Doorway Into Light has new radio show

Doorway Into Light has a new radio show, titled "Life and Death," that airs on Maui's public access community radio station KAKU 88.5 FM from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. It can also be heard streaming live at akaku.org/kaku-fm.There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and ...

Grants

Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School for the development of a new communications and media lab."This ...

New barriers protect Honoapiilani Highway

Workers from Global Construction placed Jersey barriers along an eroded section of Honoapiilani Highway last month as part of a project to replace about 1,000 feet of the seawall near Olowalu. The new seawall features stainless steel reinforcements in its concrete and resembles the wall built ...

Club builds asphalt aprons at bus stops

The Kiwanis Club of Maui recently completed two community service projects that benefitted Pukalani Elementary School and the nonprofit Women Helping Women that helps victims of domestic violence.At Pukalani Elementary School on Dec. 3, the club and Pacific Asphalt & Maintenance Inc. ...

Nothing common about commonly seen saddle wrasse

There might be a tendency to overlook the saddle wrasse (thalassoma duperrey) simply because it is one of the most commonly seen fish swimming over the reef. However, like many other wrasse species, it provides an interesting study in coloration changes, mating habits and behaviors.This endemic ...

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CERT to be offered in Central MauiA six-session volunteer disaster training program will be held Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Jan. 27 and Feb. 6 in the Kahului Fire Station training room.The Community Emergency Response Team basic training is a volunteer program that prepares people ...

Credit union delivers gifts for children

Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union delivered two truckloads of gifts for the children at the Family Life Center in Kahului.The credit union chose the homeless center to be the recipient of its Christmas gifts event, which included an event on Dec. 12 that featured a hot lunch, games ...

Locally produced films to show at MACC

The Mayor's Office of Economic Development along with the Maui County Film Office and Pacific Islanders in Communications will present "Returning to Our Roots," a screening of two locally produced films, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Theater on Saturday."Returning to Our ...

Rice distributed throughout county

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association distributed 25,000 pounds of rice in November and December throughout Maui County as part of its "Rice for the Holidays" program.The rice was distributed to Lanai on Nov. 21, Molokai and Hana on Dec. 5 and is being distributed to the rest of Maui ...

New courses in aquaponics entrepreneurship offered

Two innovative, microenterprise business and market plan courses are being offered this spring for the first time by University of Hawaii Maui College."Aquaponics Entrepreneurship" and "Marketing Aquaponics" start Jan. 12 and continue through middle of May, according to a news release. They are ...

Whale-watch cruise to benefit scholars

Tickets are on sale for the American Association of University Women's annual whale watch cruise, which raises funds for three University of Hawaii Maui College scholarships.The cruise will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. March 6. Check-in will be at 3:15 p.m. at the Pacific Whale Foundation Store ...

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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," ...