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Support Maui County charities

It’s a critical time to support Maui Food Bank and charities that help the needy in our county. In a recent mailing, Maui Food Bank explained that there are many hungry children in Maui County who need help right now. “They’re from families who were hit hard by last ...

Two important non-profits announce new partnership

Goodwill Hawaii and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii (BBBS) have formed a new partnership and made it easy for Maui residents to make donations to these important non-profits. Donation pods that will benefit both organizations are located at Kihei Recycling and Redemption Center ...

Join in the March for Babies

According to the March of Dimes, last year Hawaii was rated as a D+ in its annual report card for pre-term birth rates, infant deaths, state efforts on Medicaid expansion and extension, health insurance status and inadequate prenatal care. Even before the global pandemic hit, one ...

Community loses Pearl Yolanda Vierra

The everlasting strength of the West Side community is built around the angelic love of people like Pearl Yolanda Vierra. So, although she passed away last month, the kindness of her spirit will carry on endlessly as a testament to her and to her family. Vierra grew up in Lahaina ...

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) emphasized that last week’s severe weather and flooding across the state should serve as a stark reminder that disasters can strike at any time. The agency encourages all Hawaii citizens to take steps RIGHT NOW to prepare for any ...

Join in Surfrider’s campaign to reduce single-use waste

How many times have you brought takeout food home and not really needed the bag, menu, napkins, condiments and plastic utensils that came with it? According to the Maui Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, over the past year misinformation about reusables — combined with ...

Participate in the West Maui Affordable Housing Survey

Do you live or work on the West Side? The West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA) is conducting a survey to understand where you would like to see housing built for you and your family. There is no question that affordable housing is needed. WMTA explained that the mission ...

Help clean up Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay stewards seek volunteers for a major cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 to 11 a.m. Volunteers will meet in the Honolua Bay small parking area across from the purple food truck. Drop in any time between 8 and 10:30 a.m. and you’ll be directed to different areas that ...

Help fund scholarships for students

Plans for the Rotary Club of Lahaina’s Feb. 27 fundraiser are quickly taking shape. Members have an aggressive goal to raise $25,000 in scholarship funding this year. Join the community-minded Rotarians for the virtual “A Night Under the Stars III” featuring entertainment by ...

Learn about the Lahaina Education Center’s resources

The University of Hawaii Maui College Lahaina Education Center has a new coordinator, Dean Louie, who is eager to let the West Maui community know about its services and resources. In partnership with the West Maui Taxpayers Association (Louie is a director for the nonprofit), the ...