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After raising the necessary funds, Puu Kukui Elementary School’s PTSA Playground Committee let the school’s Student Lighthouse Team (the school’s student government) pick the playground pieces to be purchased and installed.

Community comes together to create school playground

Four years after Puu Kukui Elementary School opened its doors, its students finally have a playground to play on. Over one year ago, the school’s Parent, Teacher, Student Association began to raise funds to help the school install a playground structure. Students and families of the school ...

Service to remember the sacrifices of the nisei soldiers of World War II

The annual joint memorial service of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. The public is invited to attend this service to remember the sacrifices of the nisei soldiers of World War II. ...

Paddle for a Cure aims to raise $55,000

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, The Butterfly Effect and Maui Jim will present Maui Paddle for a Cure 2017 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8. This noncompetitive event for stand-up, kayak and canoe paddlers takes participants along the shoreline of Kaanapali Beach to raise funds for Susan G. ...

Local Briefs

Chili Cook-Off seeks applicants The 13th annual Maui Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Entertainment Tent at the 95th Maui Fair. The fundraiser benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient Transportation Fund. This year’s cook-off will ...

Safe use of prescription and nonprescription medication

Opioids have recently been in the news in Hawaii, with reports of their increased use locally. This increased use is cause for concern when, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of those who take prescription painkillers for two or more weeks begin to show signs ...

The 35th annual St. John’s Kula Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

St. John’s Kula Festival to celebrate 35th year

The 35rd annual St. John’s Kula Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 8992 Kula Highway, across from Keokea Park. The festival will have a wide assortment of food, including Portuguese bean soup, waffles with fresh Kula strawberries, vegan curry, grilled hamburgers ...

Horses and riders enjoy a spirited 10-mile ride from Thompson Road to the Fleming Arboretum within the Pu‘u Mahoe cinder cone through private lands of Ulupalakua and OW Ranch.

Ulupalakua trail ride will raise funds for St. Jude

Maui’s 25th annual “Saddle Up” St. Jude Trail Ride will take place Sept. 23. Horses and riders are scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. at the Haleakala Ranch corrals on Thompson Road in Ulupalakua. The ride begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $100 per rider. Horses and riders will take a 10-mile ...

KORYU NISHIKAWA V, Master puppeteer

Japanese puppetry workshops coming to 3 county libraries

Koryu Nishikawa V, a fifth-generation master puppeteer of the Kuruma Ningyo style, will offer a free workshop in traditional Japanese puppetry at three Maui County libraries in September. Kuruma Ningyo is the 160-year-old form of ...

Amy Hanaiali‘i will be speaker at MNHCoC’s networker on Tuesday

Hawaii’s top-selling female vocalist of all time, Amy Hanaiali‘i, will be the featured speaker at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Talk Story networker at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at University of Hawaii Maui College in the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant. Hanaiali‘i will speak ...

Stone-Walls

Maui Office on Aging executive elected to national association

The Maui County Department of Housing and Human Concerns announced that the Office on Aging’s executive on aging, Deborah Stone-Walls, has been elected amongst her peers from across America to serve as the 1st vice president of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, abbreviated ...

Stanger

Local Briefs

Speaker to discuss plant-based diets “Food Friends, Food Enemies,” a talk by Janice Stanger, Ph.D, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cameron Center in Wailuku. Stanger is a nutrition expert, educator, speaker and author of “The Perfect Formula Diet: How To Lose Weight and Get ...

Crews from the Molokai/Maui Invasive Species Committee and the Division of Aquatic Resources remove invasive upside-down jellyfish from the swimming area at Kaunakakai Harbor. They visit several times a year to keep the community swimming area free of these stinging pests. -- Molokai/Maui Invasive Species Committee photo

Invasive jellyfish removed from Kaunakakai Harbor

Back in 2009, a father and his two kids, still wet from the beach, walked into the office of the Molokai/Maui Invasive Spe-cies Committee. The kids were covered in welts. Dad carried a bucket containing a flat brownish thing. “This is stinging my kids,” he said. He had captured an ...

The team that placed 21st, Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, received special honors and was noted as the “winning” team — a tribute to the 21st annual event. They are Roy Tapec (from left), Chris Napoleon, Sam Balantac and Mitchell Sado.

Tournament raises $35,000 for Maui youth scholarships

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s 21st annual “Excellence in Education” golf tournament on Aug. 18 at the Wailea Blue Golf Course raised $35,000 to support youth scholarships to benefit the following programs: Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Academies at Baldwin, ...

Libraries will present September events

The Kihei and Wailuku Public Libraries are offering the following free events this month: Kihei Public Library • Saturday, 10:30 a.m. — Octopus Kids Yoga presents: “A Very Hungry ...

Anna Kim Photography photo

Hokule‘a meet-and-greet in Kapalua

Archie Kalepa (clockwise from left), Noe Kamalu, Lehua Kamalu, Nainoa Thompson and Peter Merriman pose at a table at the Hokule‘a meet-and-greet on Aug. 21. Second photo: Archie Kalepa, Hokule‘a crew member, hugs Peter Merriman of Merriman’s Kapalua on Aug. 21 at a Hokule‘a ...

‘Kokua 4 Kokonuts’ walk to benefit Maui’s cancer fight

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation announced that the second annual “Kokua 4 Kokonuts,” a fundraising walk to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer, will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 14. “Kokua 4 Kokonuts” is a walk through Queen ...

Dinner entertainment will feature the popular local band Nevah Too Late, whose musical repertoire spans all eras from the ’20s through the present. Shown are Derek Bal (from left), 1986 St. Anthony graduate; Randy Leval, 1979 graduate; and Mickey Felipe. -- St. Anthony School photo

St. Anthony School announces gala

St. Anthony School is accepting reservations for its annual “Strength in Unity Gala,” which will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 at the King Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse in Waikapu. “At the heart of this event are the Maui families we serve,” said St. Anthony’s new head of school, ...

Study Abroad Fair will be at UH-MC

University of Hawaii Maui College and its International Office invite the public to learn and consult with representatives from participating universities from Japan, the Czech Republic and the Philippines at the Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Pa‘ina Building on ...

Ninth annual Paddle for Life Oct. 7 and 8

Approximately 400 paddlers and supporters will be making a 36-mile round-trip open ocean journey across the ‘Au‘au Channel Oct. 7 and 8 from Lahaina to Lanai to benefit Pacific Cancer Foundation. Teams from Maui, Lanai, Big Island, Oahu and Kauai will represent the Hawaiian islands for ...