Paia Youth and Cultural Center Announces Scholarship Fund Recipients


The Paia Youth & Cultural Center (PYCC) has rewarded the loyalty of four of its members. These young adults were picked from their exceptional applications and personal interviews to receive the PYCC Scholarship Fund, which was open to high school seniors, GED holders, and first year community college students who have been members of PYCC […]

Olukai’s 7th annual Ho’olaule’a Festival at Kanaha Beach Park

Courtesy of Olukai

  OluKai presents the seventh annual Ho’olaule’a Festival, which runs May 1-3 at Kahana Beach Park. Comprised of professional and ameteur SUP and OC1/OC2 racers, the three-day festival takes paddlers down the legendary Maliko Downwind Run, vying for $15,000. Friday will consist of a Demo Day followed by Saturday’s SUP Race (Maliko Gulch) and ‘Ohana Fun […]

Remix The Earth with Beats Bazaar at Casanova this Saturday

Remix The Earth with Beats Bazaar this Saturday at Casanova. The event features Jeremy Sole, Boogiemeister and VJ Douglas Deboer, and a portion of proceeds will benefit Paia Youth & Cultural Center’s music program. From moombahton to electro swing, this will be definitely be a night to get funky. $10 before 10pm, $15 after. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); […]

HC&S/EMI Selfie Contest Helps Maui Youth Centers

The HC&S/EMI Safety Selfie Photo Contest recently raised $13,000 in cash awards for Maui youth centers. Hana Youth Center took the top honors with a $4,500 donation for three photos submitted to the second annual photo contest. The winners, which were announced at an Oct. 22 ceremony at the A&B Sugar Museum, included Kihei Youth […]

One Family Tours All Maui’s Skateparks And Somehow Lives To Tell The Tale


By Tim O’Connor For my son Lewis’ sixth birthday, he asked for a “real skateboard.” Mom had her reservations, but his involvement in tackle football and dirt bike racing seem to have softened her opposition to skateboarding (when he was three he rode with me on my down-hill longboard). So when his birthday came, we […]

PYCC Announces Scholarship Recipients


Four members of the Paia Youth & Cultural Center received a combined $6,000 as recipients of the PYCC Campbell Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund, which launched in 2005, is open to any active member of PYCC who is a high school senior, has a GED, or is in their first year of community college. To […]

This Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11: OluKai Maliko Downwind Run

Returning to Maui’s North Shore is the sixth annual OluKai Maliko Downwind Run this Saturday (8am-5pm) and Sunday (11am-3pm). Saturday has the SUP Race (Maliko Gulch) & ‘Ohana Fun Paddle (Paia Youth & Cultural Center) while Sunday will hold the OC1 & OC2 race. The community is invited to enjoy canoe sailing and surfing, traditional Hawaiian games, […]

County Of Maui Wants You To Be A Jerk To Help Stop Underage Drinking


It’s time to be a jerk again. Beginning April 1, the kind of clever statewide campaign to stop underage drinking, dubbed “Be a Jerk,” will reach out to the Maui community in hopes of changing the environment that contributes to alcohol abuse. The campaign urges parents and adults to stop providing and/or allowing alcohol to […]