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Blue Zones targets Central Maui Schools to help make a healthier and happier campus

Six schools in Central Maui have registered to become Blue Zones approved worksites. Find out what that means and how two of the schools are working with local representatives from Blue Zones Project to make their community a healthier and happier place. This feature is brought to you by a partnership between the State Department of Education and the MAUIWatch …

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Planned Closure Set for Several Parks Permit Offices

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that several Parks Permit Offices will be closed at various times on Wednesday, Dec. 13, for staff training and the implementation of new procedures. The closures are scheduled as follows: Central Maui Permit Office (War Memorial Gym Complex), closed 8 a.m. – noon South Maui Permit Office (Kihei Community Center), closed 8 a.m. …

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Pukalani Superette Donation Aids Kahului School Fire Recovery

Pukalani Superette donated $1,000 to aid Kahului Elementary School in its recovery from the suspicious fire that occurred on November 24. The donations were a result of donations of customers and community members over the past week. The fire caused an estimated $1.2 million in damage to classrooms and their contents, and led to the closure of the school for …

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The Tax Administration Slush Fund

In early November 2017, the State Auditor issued Report 17-10, which reviewed special, revolving, and trust funds administered by the Department of Taxation.  One of them is the Tax Administration Special Fund, which, although not an area of concern for the auditor, is becoming an all-purpose slush fund for which corrective action is needed. The Tax Administration Special Fund was …

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Cameron Center Seeking Volunteers for Golf Tournament

The J. Walter Cameron Center is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Sentry Tournament of Champions, which runs from Jan. 3 to 7, 2018 in Kapalua. Once again the JWCC is participating in the tournament’s charity program, which has supported Maui nonprofits for many years. In exchange for providing volunteers, the tournament will make a cash donation to the JWCC, providing critical funds …

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‘Your County with Mayor Arakawa’ to Air Wednesday

Mayor Alan Arakawa announced on Monday that his one-hour television show entitled, “Your County with Mayor Arakawa,” will be aired live on Akaku Channel 55 on Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Moderated by Communication Director Rod Antone, the show will feature Deputy Planning Director Michele McLean and Planning Program Administrator Pam Eaton, to talk about the long-range planning process, as …

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Da Maui Sleigh Heads to Queen Ka`ahumanu Center

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will welcome Da Maui Sleigh on Saturday, December 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the North-East parking lot, at the corner of Ka’ahumanu Avenue and Kane Street. Da Maui Sleigh began as a father and son tradition over 16 years ago when James Presbitero saw a small sleigh pass by in his neighborhood and decided …

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Maui County Parks and pools to CLOSE Dec 1st for staff training

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 for a department-wide, one-day training. The one-day closure includes all permit offices and pools on Maui and Molokai; however, Waiehu Golf Course will remain open for normal hours. For general parks information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks.

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Kahului Elementary PTSA set up GoFundMePage for school after fire

On the night of Friday, November 25, 2017 multiple classrooms at Kahului School were said to be on fire by witnessing neighbors. As a result, at least 3 classrooms were completely destroyed and others severely damaged. The staff, students, and families of Kahului School are deeply saddened by this devastating incident. Kahului PTSA is asking for your help in raising …

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