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Scouting America, Aloha Council receives funding to replace cabins at Camp Maluhia

Whittier Trust has donated $100,000 to the Scouting America, Aloha Council to replace five Pop Hutton cabins at Camp Maluhia.

Hawaiian Electric to perform aerial inspections in Wailuku area using drone technology

Hawaiian Electric will be using unmanned aircraft, or drones, for aerial inspections of its infrastructure near Kaʻahumanu Ave. and Liholiho Street in the Wailuku area on Thursday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Live opossum captured in downtown Honolulu

A live opossum was captured early Wednesday morning, July 17, outside a downtown office building. An office worker in the area saw the opossum on a window ledge in the gated doorway outside the Austin Building at 223 S. King St. (former Hawaiian Electric Company building) and reported it to the Honolulu Police Department. Arriving officers were able to climb over the locked gate and capture the animal using a broomstick and a plastic bin. Plant Quarantine inspectors from the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture were called at about 7:30 a.m. and were dispatched to scene and took custody of the opossum.

EPA completes drinking water and wastewater mission in Lahaina

The US Environmental Protection Agency recently completed its Drinking Water and Wastewater mission in Lahaina as part of a multi-agency emergency response to the 2023 Maui wildfires. This mission is helping the County of Maui restore drinking water and wastewater services to the community in the wildfire-impacted areas of Lahaina.

Gov. Green names Climate Advisory team members

Understanding the growing threat that climate-related natural disasters pose to our islands, Green created the CAT to recommend policies that will help promote resilience and recovery from the impacts of such events. The CAT includes local experts in climate, environmental stewardship and finance and insurance, who are dedicated to finding solutions that emphasize justice, equity and aloha ʻāina, according to the governor’s announcement.

Department of Agriculture announces record funding for biosecurity measures and invasive species programs

Record funding for biosecurity measures approved by the state legislature this year will expand the state’s efforts to stop the spread of invasive species such as little fire ants, the coconut rhinoceros beetle and coqui frogs, the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture (HDOA) announced Monday.

The Sewing Hui collaborates with Maui OnStage for the production of Seussical

Most recently, The Sewing Hui collaborated with Maui OnStage for their production of the musical Seussical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss. This production runs from July 12 to Aug. 4, 2024 at the Historical ‘Īao Theater in Wailuku. Costume Director Jennifer Oberg led the passionate team of volunteers in creating a unique costume wardrobe for this whimsical production.

Fairmont Kea Lani announces Taste of Kō[racha], Aug. 10

Kō Restaurant at Fairmont Kea Lani is introducing Taste of Kō[racha], a one-night culinary event highlighting the innovative multicultural cuisine of Kō elevated with Kōracha, the venue’s new, locally crafted hot sauce created in collaboration with HiSpice. 

Two Maui graduates receive $20K Fukunaga Scholarships

Maui’s Chanel Higa, of H.P. Baldwin High School, and Harmony Powers, of Seabury Hall, were among 10 Hawaiʻi high school graduates to receive the Fukunaga Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year, announced the Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation on Monday.

Missing Kahului woman last seen Tuesday morning

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with any information on the whereabouts of Mimmie “Mele” Hoffman, 81, of Kahului. Hoffman was reported missing on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, by a family member after she failed to return home.  She was last seen leaving her residence in Kahului around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2024.  Hoffman is known to frequent the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center and Kahului Library.

Lahaina Restoration Foundation president to speak on post-wildfire recovery efforts

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset will host Lahaina Restoration Foundation President David Allaire on Aug. 6 for a talk on post-wildfire recovery efforts.

Paddles and wings ready: Molokaʻi 2 Oʻahu Paddleboard World Championships launch Sunday

The first of two race weekends at the 25th anniversary Molokaʻi 2 Oʻahu Paddleboard World Championships (M20) kicks off with the standup (SUP) and wing foil races on Sunday, July 21.

Hawai‘i Journalism Initiative Chevron Forward

Revived water polo league aims to grow talent pool on Maui
Drones have been crucial in the Crater Road fire — and MFD’s reliance on them is growing
‘It’s triggering’: Kula residents keep a wary eye on Crater Road fire amid memories of last year’s blaze
Maui nonprofit feeds local families, puts displaced residents back to work
Stream restoration, water supply needs prompt a closer look at Ha‘ikū streams

Maui Business Chevron Forward

Maui businesses share stories of resilience after Lahaina wildfire disaster

With the one-year anniversary of the Lahaina and Upcountry wildfires drawing near, business owners are pausing to reflect on their resilience and ability to withstand adversity, including losses of life, property and livelihood.

Warren retires from Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union after 30 years of service

After 30 years of work as an executive in financial services, Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union’s Craig Warren will retire at the end of the year as executive vice president and chief operating officer, the credit union announced.

Sterling Higa elected chair of Hawai‘i Community Development Authority

The Hawai‘i Community Development Authority members unanimously voted Sterling Higa as chair. Higa has been serving on the board since 2022.

Hawaiian Telcom invests in new training center and Fioptics-branded vehicles 

Hawaiian Telcom has a new training center in Hālawa and freshly branded vehicles, both of which were unveiled Tuesday during a dedication ceremony.

Arts & Entertainment Chevron Forward

The Sewing Hui collaborates with Maui OnStage for the production of Seussical

Most recently, The Sewing Hui collaborated with Maui OnStage for their production of the musical Seussical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss. This production runs from July 12 to Aug. 4, 2024 at the Historical ‘Īao Theater in Wailuku. Costume Director Jennifer Oberg led the passionate team of volunteers in creating a unique costume wardrobe for this whimsical production.

The Sewing Hui collaborates with Maui OnStage for the production of Seussical

Most recently, The Sewing Hui collaborated with Maui OnStage for their production of the musical Seussical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss. This production runs from July 12 to Aug. 4, 2024 at the Historical ‘Īao Theater in Wailuku. Costume Director Jennifer Oberg led the passionate team of volunteers in creating a unique costume wardrobe for this whimsical production.

Waylon Nihipali Make it Country 2 Performance, July 13 at Grand Wailea

Cravalho Entertainment presents a special summer evening of music and entertainment for all ages, welcoming back to the stage Big Island native, Waylon Nihipali to Maui on Saturday. The Waylon Nihipali: Make it Country 2 Performance takes place July 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Wailea’s Molokini Garden.

Theatre Theatre Maui hosts Lahaina summer youth production – Mean Girls Jr., July 18-21

Theatre Theatre Maui (TTM) announced their summer youth performance schedule of Mean Girls Jr., sponsored by Wave of Harmony Foundation. Shows will be held July 18, 19, 20 and 21 in Lahaina on the campus of Lahaina Intermediate School in their Cafeteria. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bacon Universal takes grandstand sponsorship of the Makawao Stampede 2024

Bacon Universal announced its role as the grandstand sponsor for the upcoming Makawao Stampede 2024, taking place July 5-7 at the Oskie Rice Event Center. As the exclusive Kubota dealer in Hawaiʻi, Bacon Universal will feature a significant display showcasing the latest Kubota equipment, including tractors, excavators, track loaders, and utility vehicles. Highlighting the weekend’s festivities, Bacon Universal offers a meet and greet opportunity with six-time pro rodeo world champion Kaycee Feild.

Hula Grill recognizes Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom as 2024 E Ola Mau Ka Mele awardee

Hula Grill Kāʻanapali has named Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom as the recipient of its annual E Ola Mau Ka Mele award for her efforts to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture through song.

Maui Food & Dining Chevron Forward

Fairmont Kea Lani announces Taste of Kō[racha], Aug. 10
Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival announces ‘Meet Us in Maui’ Sweepstakes
Jamba Hawaiʻi and Kemper ‘Ohana launch #FillYourCup Campaign
Montage Kapalua Bay appoints new Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef
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Maui Real Estate Chevron Forward

Dreams of homeownership comes true in Maui Lani through Na Hale O Maui
Maui single-family home prices rise to $1.35 million in June while condos remain at $980,000
Barcelona reins in vacation rentals to protect housing for residents
Maui Planning Commission lacks quorum, TVR phase-out hearing postponed

Maui Activities Chevron Forward

Create your own Hawaiian beauty products in DIY workshops hosted by Maui Farm Events, Leiʻohu Cosmetics
Epic Swim Maui honors legacy of Duke Kahanamoku
Queen Kaʻahumanu Center seeks cultural organizations and vendors to join ‘808 Bash’
15th Hāna Limu Festival, July 20, 2024

Kauai News Chevron Forward

Opossum captured in Honolulu outside a downtown office building

Although opossums are less likely to carry rabies than other mammals, they are carriers of parasites and other diseases.

Kauai Weather Forecast for July 17, 2024

Trade winds will gradually relax just a bit over the next few days, as high pressure far to our north moves slowly northeast. Dry and stable air over the...

Kauai Surf Forecast for July 17, 2024

Surf along south facing shores will remain elevated today with a gradual downtrend through Thursday. Background south swell energy is then expected Friday...

Water conservation request continues for customers in ‘Ōmao and Kōloa

Customers are advised to limit water use to essential needs only, such as cooking, drinking and sanitation needs.

Neighbor Island contestants to take the stage in Hawai‘i’s Finest Talent Contest on O‘ahu

Neighbor island artists will be flown to O‘ahu, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, and will enjoy accommodations provided by The SurfJack Hotel & Swim Club.

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Scientists walk inside Big Island volcano as earthquake numbers inch up slightly

With the assistance of a helicopter, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists are working to upgrade a sesimic monitoring station on hardened black lava covering the crater floor near Uēaloha (Byron Ledge) of Kīlauea.

Opossum captured in Honolulu outside a downtown office building

Although opossums are less likely to carry rabies than other mammals, they are carriers of parasites and other diseases.

UPDATE: Previously missing endangered 29-year-old located in good health

Railee Santos was found the morning of July 17 in Hilo.

UPDATE: Previously reported missing 18-year-old located in good health

Big Island police report Kainalu Kawaakoa Bergau was found July 11.

Kamehameha Schools-Hawaiʻi grad receives prestigious Fukunaga Scholarship

Sean Serville, who will be attending Santa Clara University this fall, was among those awarded during an annual mixer hosted at Servco's administrative office in Honolulu.