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Mayor announces Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community

WAILUKU - Mayor Michael Victorino last week announced that the County of Maui (with the Office of Economic Development) is sponsoring E Kupa'a Kakou, a Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community.E Kupa'a Kakou means "to persist," and the music series honors and celebrates the ...

Adopters can help Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation’s Holiday Wishes come true

WAIHEE - Individuals who have adopted a pet from Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation (HARF) are invited to share how their pet has changed their life to help give HARF a chance to receive a $100,000 grand prize Holiday Wishes grant award from the Petco Foundation.In partnership with BOBS from ...

Chrysanthemum Festival canceled for 2020

KAHULUI - The annual Chrysanthemum Festival will not be held in 2020 because of COVID-19.In addition to concern for the safety of all involved and uncertainty over whether the 68th festival would be allowed in December, the decision also was based on concern for the contestants, including: The ...

Artist proposals sought in Kahului street art project

KAHULUI - The Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Healthy Eating Active Living coalition are seeking artist proposals to design and implement a street art project at an intersection in Kahului by March 2021. The selected artist with the most creative and feasible approach will ...

Pacific Whale Foundation offering kama‘aina discounts for cruises

MAALAEA - PacWhale Eco-Adventures set sail once again beginning July 18 with a 50 percent kama'aina discounted rate on select ecotours as a way to say mahalo and welina hou (welcome back) to its local friends, fans and supporters.For the month of July, PacWhale Eco-Adventures is offering a ...

Second installment of Lei Nahonoapi‘ilani Release Concert goes virtual

LAHAINA - "Lei Nahonoapi?ilani: Na Mele Hou" is the second installment of mele written for the storied places of West Maui. The concert is set to release on the Facebook Live series "Mele Huliamahi" produced by Kanaeokana and Kahuli Leo Le'a. Free and open to the public amid the fluctuating ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset provides funds for summer theater program

WEST MAUI - The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is providing $300 in funds for Maui Academy of Performing Arts' Online Summer Theatre Camp. These funds are earmarked to be used for needs-based tuition assistance for families who demonstrate financial need.In light of the COVID-19 economic ...

Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation seeks art for online auction benefit

WAIHEE - Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation (HARF) is calling all artists to participate in its upcoming fundraiser, "Art for the Animals." Most mediums are accepted, such as painting, sculpture, glass work, cloth/weaving and photography.Animal themed pieces are preferred but not required."Be ...

Love Aloha Campaign’s ‘ALOHA’ video goes live

KAHULUI - Brilliant Minds Media Inc. on May 26 announced the official launch of their Love Aloha Campaign "ALOHA" video. Visit vimeo.com/398194248 to see it.Brilliant Minds Media contracted Branscombe Richmond to produce this celebrity-driven, six-minute video as part of their nonprofit ...