Grant program for charitable organizations
Young Brothers and Hawaiian Tug & Barge are accepting grant applications from nonprofit community organizations on Maui, Molokai and Lanai for its Community Gift Giving Program. The program will award grants of up to $2,500 per organization; applications must be postmarked no later than Nov. 18.
In 2001, Young Brothers and Hawaiian Tug & Barge established the program to provide recognition and support to charitable community organizations on each island. Since its inception, the program has contributed more than $799,900 to 832 nonprofit organizations throughout Hawaii, of which $305,000 went to 277 Maui County organizations, according to a news release.
The Maui County Community Advisory Board members are Roy Katsuda, chairperson; Sandy Baz and Jo-Ann Ridao of Maui; and Alberta de Jetley of Lanai.
Application forms and information are available at www.youngbrothershawaii.com under "Community Gift Giving" or by calling Hale Mahaolu at 872-4100.
Na Mamo O Mu'olea plans limu festival
The 5th annual Hana Limu Festival will take place Friday and Saturday.
Organized by Hana residents, the festival will focus on the important role communities play in the management of marine resources, according to a news release.
A talk story event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Helene Hall, with community leaders, cultural practitioners and limu experts.
The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hana Bay Beach Park. It will include limu identification and pressing (including alien algae), an intertidal touch tank, cooking demonstrations with native limu by chef Barry Villiarimo, craft booths, keiki games, art projects, interactive science activities, a silent auction, food (including special limu dishes), live music and hula.
Na Mamo O Mu'olea is a nonprofit group made up of residents and families of the Mu'olea ahupuaa whose mission is to perpetuate traditional management of Mu'olea and to restore and maintain Mu'olea's natural, cultural, scenic, historic and marine resources.
Maui Scottish Rite awards scholarships
Eleven students from Maui public high schools and one student from the University of Hawaii Maui College were awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Maui Scottish Rite during a banquet June 7.
The checks and certificates were presented to the recipients by Scottish Rite Venerable Master Loren Holmberg and Scottish Rite Brother Alan Arakawa.
The 12 scholarship winners are Maile Jolena Bingham, Kihei Charter School; Mia Kawaipunahele Aina and Sophia Maria Katsikas, Hana High School; Michael Altair Kikukawa, Molokai High School; Julia Keakealani Bissen, University of Hawaii Maui College; Gaylord Paul Guzman Garcia and Bailey Jean Pendergast, Lahainaluna High School; Ian Michael Bingham, Faye Jannien Rosal Canaga, Angelo Sanakli, Raeann Maile Likulehuananiamalia Mukini and Steffi Savella Molina of Maui High School.
The Maui Scottish Rite has been awarding 12 $1,000 scholarship to graduates of Maui public schools for more than 25 years.
Keiki can read to a therapy dog at library
"Paws for Reading," a free program for keiki in grades 1 through 5, will be offered at Wailuku Public Library every Tuesday in November. The programs will be conducted from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the literacy room.
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, a nonprofit organization that provides people with physical disabilities specially trained dogs to assist them in living more independent lives, will present the Reading Educational Assistance Dogs program, which may improve children's reading and communication skills, according to an announcement.
Parents should call the library to sign up their children for 15-minute reading sessions; preregistration is required. All children must be on time for their session and accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Wailuku Public Library is located at 251 High St. For more information or to sign up for a reading session, call the library at 243-5766.
Native seedlings have more room to grow
West Maui Kumuwai volunteers plucked weeds, pruned leaves and hauled out pickup truck loads of green waste Oct. 5 in an effort to maintain the Hanakaoo Cemetery slope (Canoe Beach), which is home to 1,000 native seedlings planted during a previous community effort. When fully established, the plants will stabilize the slope, reduce the amount of soil runoff reaching the ocean, and be a beautiful display of native Hawaiian plants.
To get involved with this project, call 214-4239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about West Maui Kumuwai visit www.westmauikumuwai.org.
Event raises funds for cancer foundation
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Dollies Pub & Cafe held a "Touchdowns for Tatas" event Oct. 28 and raised $1,527 for the Pacific Cancer Foundation. Dollies made donations for touchdowns made in the Monday night NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams, collected donations and offered prizes.
Doris Todd students get new playground
Students, parents and volunteers gathered on the new sports court at Doris Todd Christian Academy on Oct. 2 to celebrate and bless their new playground.
Students presented lei and large thank-you cards to those who helped with the playground project. Alexander & Baldwin helped with contributions of money, equipment, trucks, sand and more.
Brooks Maguire, Parent Teacher Fellowship president, said, "We were able to complete a huge project for about a fourth of the cost with help and donations from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., KT&S Trucking, Kihei Landscape & Gardening, TMC Construction, Pacific Frameworks, R Tendo Construction, Sterling Development Services, Goodfellow Brothers, Maui Industrial Fabricators, and many parent volunteers."
Anti-bullying topic of community forum
Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului will host an anti-bullying forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria. The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 873-3070.
Senior club plans rummage sale
Hale Mahaolu Ehiku Senior Club will hold a rummage sale and craft fair from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the senior housing complex in Kihei.
Hale Mahaolu Ehiku is at 56 Ehiku St.
Anti-Semitism theme of movie screening
The Jewish Congregation of Maui will present a free screening of "Unmasked Judeophobia - The Threat to Civilization" at 6 p.m. Sunday at 634 Alulike St. in Kihei.
The film examines rising anti-Jewish ideology, according to an announcement.
Rachael Taylor earns scholarship
Rachael Taylor of Haiku received the Edith McPherson Scholarship in the amount of $1,200 for the 2013-14 academic year at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Taylor's major is environmental studies.