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 in schools," says Ogunelese. "So when I discovered the rich history of my people at 16 I vowed to make it a life long … [Read more...]

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 is an inclusive group of women who are active in the various sectors of renewable energy as well as those … [Read more...]

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

Henry Perrine Baldwin High School front lawn, Wailuku, Hawaii, on National Register of Historic Places by Joel Bradshaw

  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 75th Anniversary festivities will be tentatively held in the fall of 2013. Alumni, staff, and other individuals … [Read more...]

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 professionals; and working with the support of our community and county,” said Dean Wong, Imua's executive director. … [Read more...]

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 workboat.com is a resource for commercial marine professionals and recognizes these marine businesses doing the right thing at their annual Environmental Awards. This year Pacific Whale Foundation has been received the Judges Special Recognition Award … [Read more...]

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

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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 Friends and Family of Na Koa E Kapili. This local organization plans welcome home events for soldiers and sends care … [Read more...]

The SOURCE Foundation taking applications for art grants, deadline January 5 2012

The SOURCE Foundation has announced its first round of art grants for the SOURCE Interactive Arts Festival, which will celebrate its fifth year, Feb. 17-20 at Camp Keanae, Maui. "Once again, we are seeing artists who challenge themselves by pushing beyond their comfort zone," said Art Director Gabe Mott. "SOURCE has successfully created an environment to support that for the past five years." This yearʻs SOURCE grants will total $3,000, … [Read more...]

Lanai Jazz Festival holds free music workshop with Grammy Winner Skip Martin for Lanai Elementary and High School Students

  For the artists in the Maui Jazz and Blues Festival and the Lanai Jazz Festival, it's not enough to perform at sold-out performances across the islands. They're also eager to share their knowledge and love for music with keiki. At every Jazz and Blues event that organizer Ken Martinez Burgmaier plans, he also coordinates free student workshops. At the upcoming Lanai Jazz Festival, hosted at the Four Seasons Resort in Manele Bay and … [Read more...]

Maui’s Valley Isle Gymnatics bring home Two All Around State Champions: Makena Derby and Shyanne Sheldon from Big Island Competition

Two Maui gymnasts from Valley Isle Gymnastics claimed All Around State Champions trophies at the Hawaii State Championship held at the Kona Aerials Gymastics in Kealakekua on the Big Island. Shyanne Sheldon of Kihei emerged as the All Around gold medalist, vault silver medalist, balance beam silver medalist and floor exercise silver medalist for the Level 4A division (nine-year-olds). Shyanne’s all … [Read more...]

Subaru Hawaii will donate to Hawaii Wildlife Fund and SPCA Maui for every car bought through December 2011

Have you ever dreamed of owning a wild animal? Of course, actually owning one would be a huge responsibility that includes possible detriments to your health and financial stability. But the Hawaii Wildlife fund offers an attractive alternative: you can adopt wildlife from them at fraction of the price it takes to keep these animals wild and safe from extinction. Hawaii Subaru has teamed up with Hawaii Wildlife Fund to help keep Hawaii wild; you … [Read more...]