How You Can Help Sierra Club Maui Expand Baldwin Beach Park

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In the history of environmentalism, there are few more important names than John Muir. A naturalist and author, he also founded the Sierra Club. Though born in the United Kingdom back in 1838, Muir’s legacy stretches all the way to Maui. This week, to honor his 176th birthday, the Sierra Club’s local chapter will hold a little party celebrating him in Spreckelsville on Tuesday, Apr. 22. That’s not actually Muir’s birthday (which is on Apr. 21), … [Read more...]

9 Green Initiatives On Maui You Need To Know About

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By Rob Parsons With the arrival of Earth Day each spring, our focus is sometimes drawn to the difficult environmental challenges we face, here in Hawaii and globally. Whether we choose to take on invasive species, cane-burning, climate change, biotech seed corporations, storm runoff, or the ever-increasing human population that’s the root cause of all our eco-issues, the enormity of what’s needed to solve the problems often lends a David and … [Read more...]

Lokelani Intermediate School Wins Cooke Foundation Beautification Award

Lokelani Intermediate School recently won the Cooke Foundation Beautification Award for their campus transformations and way of inspiring a kindness culture among students. The award includes grant of $5,000 to help complete and maintain beautification projects throughout the campus. The award is given each year to one elementary, one middle and one high school in Hawaii. Hawaii Community Foundation's Deborah Rice and Inger Tully represented … [Read more...]

How Plant A Wish Balances Our Ancient Relationship With The Land

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By Sara Tekula We grabbed our bags at the baggage claim and walked to the curb, where our friend handed us a baby goat. At Kahului Airport. In front of everyone: tourists arriving and smelling the island air for the first time, security guards rushing us along and auntie waiting for her keiki to jump in the car. My husband Joe and I knew we were finally home. This wasn’t just any trip back to Maui for us. Rather, this was our homecoming … [Read more...]

Malama Maui Nui Program Challenges Keiki’s View of Trash

Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) has launched a new Youth Education program to challenge the way young people look at trash. The new program—launched in March—was designed to engage Maui's youth with a hands-on art project that emphasizes the positive impact that litter prevention and recycling can have on their lives. MMN will host 12 youth eduction projects over the course of the spring. The projects, held at various youth organizations, … [Read more...]

Super Special Maui News Quiz!

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Time for our weekly MauiTime News Quiz! Did you study? Like that really matters... 1. A few weeks ago, The Maui News reported that Mayor Alan Arakawa’s administration was negotiating with Kehalani and Alexander & Baldwin over where to put a new county service center. Then on Apr. 11, The Maui News reported that a third developer had made a service center offer. Who was it? A. Maui Land & Pineapple Co. B. Everett Dowling C. … [Read more...]

Duke’s Honors Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary Staff

Duke's Beach House in Ka'anapali recently honored two faculty members of Princess Nahi'ena'ena Elementary Schools for their exceptional work at the school. Head custodian Brian Stoneburner and third grade teacher Kiley Adolpho were named Faculty of the Month for January and February respectively. Stoneburner and Adolpho were selected by their peers for their commitment to the school. January Educator of the Month Stoneburner is described as … [Read more...]

Grow Some Good Raises $37,000 for Maui Schools

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Maui's Grow Some Good community program raised $37,000 for Maui's farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists and entrepreneurs. The non-profit organization hosted its second annual Taste of School Gardens event on Mar. 8 at Hotel Wailea's Sunset Lawn. Several local chefs and more than 350 school garden supporters came together for the "good things growing" event, which benefited students of seven South and Central Maui school garden programs. The … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Maui Roads Turn Deadly With 6 Fatalities In Last 11 days

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[UPDATE: The item below on the April 15 hit-and-run fatality has been updated with additional details from the MPD] Normally we're content to leave highway collisions and traffic updates to the myriad other news sites and papers around Maui (and Hawaii) that cover such things, but lately I've noticed my email inbox stuffed with Maui Police press releases containing the word "Fatal"–including one about a hit-and-run collision in North Kihei … [Read more...]

Chair-ish Recycled Art Contest Winners

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  Makawao Union Church's second annual Chair-ish Maui Recycled Art Contest announced the winners of its benefit competition April 13. Jim Hestand won First Prize with his “Ode to Jackson,” a color splash piece in the style of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. The second place winner was Susan Lura, whose “Aloha Beach Chair” embraced the essence of island life. Carolyn Ziegler took third place with her untitled piece that has a … [Read more...]