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Hana High and Elementary School among a multitude of winners in the 10th annual E Ola Pono Campaign

The E Ola Pono campaign, which encourages youth groups to promote peace, pono and respect at their schools and communities through student–led campaigns, celebrated its 10th year with winning projects from across the state. The campaign was created as a cultural response to bullying in the schools. Student groups are encouraged to actively Grow Pono – to foster respect and …

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E-Cycling Now Open Through September 30th for Computer-Related Items

The Maui County-sponsored Electronics Recycling Program, E-Cycling, will be open through Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 to accept limited types of items including computers, monitors, keyboards and mouse controllers. E-Cycling will close again for the month of October and will reopen on Saturday, October 31, to accept all types of electronics for recycling. Televisions cannot be accepted on Maui until Saturday, …

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Program Providing Fresh Produce to Qualified Seniors Returns

The return of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program has been announced by the Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. SFMNP provides low-income seniors with eligible fresh produce with the goal of improving their health and nutritional status. Qualified seniors will receive coupons worth $50.00 to exchange for fresh, nutritious, and unprocessed locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from the Upcountry …

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Maui Fire Fighters and Police officers raise funds for the Maui Food Bank

On Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section organized a free car wash at the former Kmart location parking lot.  Donations of food items and cash were accepted.  This was part of a fundraising effort by the department benefiting the Maui Food Bank.  The car wash serviced 86 cars and brought …

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Let’s go fly a kite! Public invited to fly kites at Keopuolani Park

The public is invited to the second annual Kite Festival hosted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keopuolani Park Field #8, located right below the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. This event is free. Kite kits to decorate will be available for a $5 donation to the …

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DLNR to Host Public Meeting on Proposed Business Park

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking community input on a proposed light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui in central Maui. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Kihei Community Center at 303 E. Lipoa St. in Kihei to provide more information on the proposed project and invite feedback from the …

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Maui Humane Society Seeks Immediate Short-Term Foster Homes

The Maui Humane Society is looking for short-term foster homes for dogs currently at its crowded kennel. Officials with the organization say that dogs coming in almost daily has left brought their kennels to uncomfortably crowded conditions. Maui Humane Society will provide foster families with needed supplies and information for the dogs care. Anyone interested in fostering a dog can …

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Maui Readies For State Canoe Championship On Saturday

As Maui prepares to host thousands of outrigger canoe paddlers and spectators at the State Canoe Championship Regatta on Saturday at Hanaka’o’o Beach in Lahaina the public is advised that parking at Hanaka`o`o will be restricted to race organizers and officials. Public parking will be available above the Lahaina Civic Center with continuous shuttle service starting at 5:30 a.m. Illegal …

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Kupuna Gather for Annual Aloha Luncheon

The 45th Annual Kupuna Aloha Luncheon was held on Saturday at the Grand Wailea Hotel in the Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 1 pm.  The event was hosted by the Maui County Planning & Coordinating Council, and sponsored by Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. In total 550 kupuna, guests and dignitaries attended the event.  Among them Governor David Ige and …

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