Community News

Program to help fill need for home health care providers

A new Maui training program beginning March 2 seeks to fill a need documented by a recent AARP survey for certified home health care providers. Financial assistance is available to help students attend the Maui Certified Nursing Assistant Training Center's 100-hour, three-week course that ...

Maui Zenshin Daiko drummers to play at Spurs game, gala in Texas

Maui's Zenshin Daiko drummers will be heard far and wide in the Lone Star State of Texas during spring break.In addition to playing during halftime at the San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves National Basketball Association game at AT&T Center in San Antonio on March 15, the ...

Eighth-grade Massed Band to perform

Eighth-grade students in bands from Iao, Lokelani, Kalama, Maui Waena and Lahaina Intermediate and Lanai High & Elementary schools will perform a free Massed Band concert at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Maui High School Gym.The event is open to the public.

Supply and Service Expo takes place on Wednesday

Maui Food Technology Center will hold its second annual Supply and Service Expo at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.The event features a trade show that includes dealers and traders; state and county business-development services; food equipment ...

Time Warner Oceanic Cable officials to speak at meeting

Oceanic Cable Maui General Manager Rick Colletto and Maui Technical Operations Manager Matthew Kleinsasser will be the guest speakers at the lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea at noon Wednesday at Mulligans on the Blue restaurant in Wailea.Colletto and Kleinsasser will provide an ...

Ceremony for new National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii location

The Maui Chamber of Commerce partnered with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the new NKFH location at 353 Ano St. in Kahului on Jan. 29.Joe Pontanilla, executive assistant to Mayor Alan Arakawa, reminisced about the first opening of the Maui ...

‘People Who Made A Difference’ to brainstorm a group project

Maui County Managing Director Keith Regan is inviting all of the past honorees for The Maui News' annual "People Who Made A Difference" to the Mayor's Lounge at 4 p.m. Feb. 24 for light pupus and a brief meeting to brainstorm a project on which they can collectively work together to make Maui ...

Course for boat operator licensing

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering an introductory two-day About Boating Safely course Friday and Saturday. The class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, with registration at 5:30 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.The classes will be held at the NOAA/Whale Sanctuary building, 726 S. ...

Organizing important documents significant task for all adults

Last month's "Aging Matters" article focused on developing a family history health document to help guide health and wellness choices.As a continuation of that article, this month we delve into other important documents for all adults, but particularly those over age 50.No one plans to get sick ...

Kiewit Building Group Inc. offers three scholarships

Kiewit Building Group Inc., one of Hawaii's leading general contractors, invites high school seniors to apply for the 2015 Kiewit Scholarship Program.The program awards three $2,500 scholarships annually to college-bound students interested in studying engineering, architecture or construction ...

Tea for breast cancer patients, survivors

Pacific Cancer Foundation, through grant funding from Komen Hawaii, is sponsoring a free afternoon tea for breast cancer patients and survivors from 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 9 in Conference Room 2A at the Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. Seating is limited to 15.Attendees will meet other ...

Native Hawaiian academic fellowship program accepting applications

The Mellon-Hawai'i Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year.The program was established in 2008 for Native Hawaiian scholars early in their academic careers and others who are committed to the advancement of knowledge about the ...

Free one-act play about Frederick Douglass on Saturday

The African American Heritage Foundation of Maui is sponsoring "Frederick Douglass: A One Act Play," based on the 1881 autobiography "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass."This free event will take place Saturday at Hale Mahaolu Akahi Community Center in Kahului. Attendees are asked to ...

Hawaii Youth Symphony to perform concerts at MACC

Hawaii Youth Symphony's top youth orchestra, Youth Symphony I, will perform free "MusicAlive" concerts at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Feb. 16 and 17.The tour is part of the symphony's 50th anniversary concert season.The 4 p.m. Feb. 16 concert will showcase 101 high school student ...

Subaru Hawaii donates $10K to the Maui Humane Society

Subaru Hawaii announced that its "Share the Love" sales event raised $5,000 for the Maui Humane Society and $5,000 for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund. And, as the winner of Subaru Hawaii's Facebook voting contest, the Maui Humane Society earned an extra $5,000, for a grand total of $10,000. A check ...

Na Hoaloha recipient of national caregiving award

Na Hoaloha - Maui Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, is the recipient of a 2015 National Volunteer Caregiving Network Excellence Award, according to a news release.For 20 years Na Hoaloha has been sending volunteers to help seniors remain independent and to enhance the quality of their lives. ...

Maui resident celebrates 104 years

On Sept. 27, Maui resident Margaret O'Connor turned 104 years old and enjoyed a small celebration with two of her five sons - Brian O'Connor of Maui and Bradley O'Connor of New Jersey - and other family members and friends.On her special day, O'Connor enjoyed a barbecued hot dog on a bun, ice ...