Noted Historian Adesina Ogunelese to present a series of Black History Month programs at Makawao Public Library in February 2012

Adesina Ogunelese, a noted historian of African and African-American History, will share her knowledge with Maui’s youth in a series of readings for Black History Month under the theme of “Divas, Dancers and a Millionaire” at the Makawao Public Library. “I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s where not much Black History was taught […]

Maui WiRE Hosts Governor Neil Abercrombie at Women in Renewable Energy Luncheon

Maui women are invited to join the newly-formed local chapter of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) for a Q&A luncheon featuring Governor Neil Abercrombie on Feb. 9 at UH Maui College’s Class Act Restaurant from 11:30am to 1pm. WiRE is a networking association for women helping to create a sustainable Hawaii powered by clean energy. WiRE […]

Baldwin High School will Celebrate 75 year anniversary, Public is invited to planning meeting


  Who knew Baldwin High School was so old? Lahainaluna celebrated their 75th with a town parade in ’06, perhaps Baldwin will do the same.  A kick-off meeting to begin planning H.P. Baldwin High School’s 75th Anniversary celebration will be held in the school’s library workroom on Tuesday, February 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. The […]

Maui’s Imua Family Services Named Best Places to Work 2012

Hawaii Business Magazine has named Imua Family Services one of the best places to work in the state. This follows a national recognition from the Nonprofit Times. “What makes Imua Family Services a great place to work? Three things: Doing great work for children and families on Maui; working with a stellar team of dedicated […]

Pacific Whale Foundation snags 2011 WorkBoat Environmental Award, Interview with Greg Kaufman, and Save the Whales updates

The Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) has been honing their green practices skill for 32 years, but on a mainstream level for businesses it’s a relatively new thing. Workboat Magazine and its website is a resource for commercial marine professionals and recognizes these marine businesses doing the right thing at their annual Environmental Awards. This […]

Elite Hearing Network hosts local Sandsculpting fundraiser for National Guard while on Maui


More than 700 hearing industry experts from 185 different care practices will come together on Maui for the Elite Hearing Network, which will be held at the Grand Wailea Feb 8-12. With their ear cocked to our local community, they have decided to host Operation Sandtastic, a sand sculpting team competition to raise money for […]

New Doctors Announced at Kaiser Permanente Maui

Kaiser Permanente Maui is expanding their team with the addition of Adam Cabalo, MD, orthopedic surgeon; Lev Grunstein, MD, ophthalmologist; and Andrew Tan, general surgeon. All will work at the Wailuku clinic. These doctors join the crew of over 450 physicians and providers in Hawaii’s largest medical group. Hawaii Permanente Medical Group takes care of […]

Mass SPCA Maui spay neuter joint effort with Feline Foundation and Maui Humane Society

Cut Copy Zonoscope 2011

Chances are you have seen a feral cat or 12 on Maui. MauiTime reported on the problem of the island’s wild cats back in November 2009. Since then the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) formed a chapter here as an all-volunteer non-profit player in the homeless pets issue on the the […]

American Resort Development Association of Hawaii Awards Two Kahului Maui Students with 2011 Scholarship

Chassidy Sakamoto and Bronson Maulupe-Kanae, two Hawaii Pacific University students from Kahului, were awarded $1,000 from the American Resort Development Association of Hawaii’s (ARDA-Hawaii) Steve Hirano Memorial Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. Maulupe-Kanae graduated from Maui High School in 2009 and is scheduled to graduate from HPU with a bachelor’s degree in the spring […]

Helping Moms In Hawaii Network Holds Event on Friday, Sept. 16 at Maui McDonald’s On Dairy Road


By Jen Russo Esme Infante Nii, founder of the Moms In Hawaii network, is on Maui to host a meet-and-greet to foster more inter-island participation. The even takes place at the Dairy Road McDonald’s in Kahului at 10:30am this Friday, Sept. 16. “In the nearly five years that I’ve been building online communities for moms […]

Burger King Have It Your Way Foundation Awards Hawaii Students $31,000

Fabrienne Joy Cariaga

Thirty one Hawaii students will “have it their way” via Burger King’s education foundation this year. The foundation gave $1.4 million in scholarships to 1,258 students nationwide. Among the winners were 31 students from Hawaii, who each received $1,000 awards in recognition of their outstanding academic and community involvement achievement. The Maui students who won […]

American Savings Bank Opens New Kihei Branch at the Piilani Shopping Center

American Savings Bank New Kihei Branch Grand Opening

  American Savings Bank (ASB) recently celebrated the grand opening of a new Kihei branch at the Piilani Village Shopping Center, in a space formerly occupied by Nevada Bob’s Golf. “The new location will provide more space for our customers to enjoy ASB’s signature service and allow them to better access our wide range of […]

Starwood Hawaii Names Angela Nolan General Manager for Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

Angela Nolan, General Manager of Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

  Angela Nolan is stepping into the position of general manager for the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas in Maui after Gregg Lundberg vacates the position to take the general manager opening at Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Craig Anderson, Former GM of the Westin Maui, will move on as the general manager at Moana Surfrider, A Westin […]

Alexander & Baldwin Awards Scholarships to Maui Students

  Alexander & Baldwin has awarded scholarships to four Maui students as part of their scholarship program for employee dependents. The scholarship is offered throughout the state and on the Mainland. A total of eight aspiring college students received awards between $2,500 to $4,000. “A&B’s scholarship program was first established in 1971,” said Linda M. Howe, Vice President, Alexander & Baldwin Foundation. […]

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani hosts Aloha Initiative visiting families for dinner

Ko, the Fairmont Kea Lani’s signature restaurant, recently hosted the Aloha Initiative’s 30 visiting Japanese guests and their host families in a demonstration of our island’s aloha spirit. Niko Nemoto of the Fairmont spearheaded the effort. “It is a local, Maui-led program and it helps and supports the people of Japan directly,” she said. For three days, […]

Tapani Vuori Named Pacific Whale Foundation New Regional Manager and Retail Buyer

  Tapani Vuori has “hit the ground running” as Pacific Whale Foundation’s New Regional Manager, says Greg Kaufman, President and Founder of Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF). Tapani comes to the PWF with more than 25 years in retail, the last nine as Maui Ocean Center’s Retail Director. “I am originally from Finland and still remember […]