County of Maui sets up ‘one stop shop’ for volunteering

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There’s now an easier way to volunteer your time, energy, expertise and resources to Maui nonprofits:, a website built by the Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center as part of its Get Connected program. “The online platform, Get Connected 2.0, offers both non-profits and volunteers the opportunity to take advantage […]

Let’s Play The Maui Police Misconduct Game!


Reason #739 that the Mainland U.S. is Lame and Maui is No Ka Oi: we make otherwise clear reporting on police misconduct into a fun game for all ages (well, except for babies who can’t read and people who always vote for Ralph Nader–they’re never any fun). Normally we only get to play a couple […]

11th annual Steve Cooney Surf Contest at Hookipa Beach Park


The 11th annual Steve Cooney Surf Contest returns to Ho`okipa Beach Park this Saturday, Oct. 10. Honoring the legacy of the late Steve Cooney, the contest hosts several age divisions along with an “Invitational Air Show” that gives contestants a chance to show off their aerial maneuvers. Divisions include Mini Groms (7 and under), Menehune (8-10), Boys (11-13), […]

Paddle for Life for the Pacific Cancer Foundation


The benefit race for the Pacific Cancer Foundation (PCF) known as Paddle for Life returns this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11. Paddle, support a team or just donate to the cause to help PCF reach their $70,000 donations goal. The race culminates with a beach BBQ at Manele Bay on Lanai. Ferry rides and accommodations not included. 8am $150 per paddler/ $75 for […]

‘Beyond the Surface’ surf film screening at Adventure Sports Maui


In honor of water women everywhere, The Kelea Foundation will present Films & Females this Thursday, Oct. 8 at Adventure Sports Maui. It’s main feature is Beyond the Surface, a film about the first female surfers in India, and the public is invited to set up beach chairs and watch. Wine, cheese, prizes and shopping will be available, too. A […]

USGS: Climate Change may make many atolls ‘uninhabitable’ in coming decades


Here’s more lousy news on the climate change front (you Republicans out there can just hum softly through this or go make yourselves sandwiches or something). According to an Oct. 1 news release from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the half a million people living on atolls around the world are screwed. “A new study shows that […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know new butterflies in Hawaii?


1. University of Hawaii researchers recently discovered a new butterfly in Hawaii–the Sleepy Orange. First identified on Oahu in late 2013, the Sleepy Orange is now found all over Maui, according to a Sept. 24 UH news release. According to that news release, when is the last time researchers discovered a new butterfly species in […]

NOTW: Fake babies, California justice and bedroom nightmares


YOUR ENGLISH TEACHER WAS RIGHT In September, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery concluded that records of an investigation need not be released to the Memphis City Council–because there was no comma. The law requires the records’ release “only in compliance with a subpoena or an order of a court.” Slatery said if there had been […]

Drew Toonz: Pumpkin spice flavor syrup made from GMO corn?


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‘Let’s Put Maui On The Map’ Google Workshop


Google is presenting the free workshop titled “Let’s Put Maui on the Map” this Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (though the above image only mentions Kahului, rest assured that this is for the entire county). It will emphasize the importance of companies putting complete and accurate business information online. This will ensure that more customers connect with your […]

Hawaii public safety officials looking for escaped Maui work furlough inmate

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Looks like a Maui Community Correctional Center inmate escaped while on a work furlough yesterday–just two weeks from starting parole, too: “Work furlough inmate LeRoy Wright left the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) to go to work at 2:45 p.m. yesterday,” states an Oct. 1 news release from the state Department of Public Safety. “During […]

Travaasa Hana Maui Grows Its Food and Beverage Team


The Travaasa Hana resort has appointed Sharon Jahns as its director of food and beverage and chef Jason “Jay” Johnson as executive chef. “We are very excited for Sharon and Jay to lead our culinary team into the next chapter,” said David MacIlwraith, general manager of Travaasa Hana. “We’re looking forward to enhancing our culinary […]

Maui Liquor Commission finally schedules dancing rule hearing 6 days after state deadline


So this Thursday, Oct. 1 is the ostensible deadline for the County of Maui to get its act together in regards to Act 136, the new state law that requires county Liquor Commissions to define dancing (since they’re so insistent on enforcing dancing restrictions). “No later than October 1, 2015, each county liquor commission that […]

Discovery Channel launches new Hawaii-based reality show called ‘Pacific Warriors’


Here we go again. Television’s fetishization of hunting in Hawaii–begun with great controversy two years ago with the History Channel’s reality show American Jungle–is now continuing with a new Discovery Channel show titled Pacific Warriors. “For centuries, generations of Hawaiians have caught these monster fish from small, hand-made canoes, using nothing more than a fishing […]

Haleakala National Park Nene Logo Contest Winners Announced


Haleakala National Park recently displayed student artwork from its Nene Awareness Day Logo Contest. Rysher Belen from Maui Waena Intermediate School placed first with his piece titled “Nene The State Bird of Hawaii.” Kirk Seitz, also from Maui Waena, won second place with his artwork “Malama Aina Kokua Nene.” Maui Waena’s Maya Hickman won third […]

NeuroMovement Workshop with Anat Baniel


Anat Baniel presents NeuroMovement for Children with Special Needs this Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Maui Beach Hotel. Baniel is a best-selling author, clinical psychologist, and dancer. The workshop is dedicated to teaching methods to help special needs children afflicted with chronic pain and other limitations so they regain full function. Participants will take part in hands-on learning […]