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MPD Summer Leadership Program Accepting Student Applications

The Maui Police Department Summer Leadership Program is accepting applicants through April 13. The program will run from June 4 through July 13. Students entering the 8th or 9th grade for the school year 2018-19 are invited to apply, along with mentor students entering 11th grade or 12th grade. MPD officers will teach leadership skills to the leaders of tomorrow …

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Community ‘Meet and Greet’ Events Slated for Waiehu Clubhouse Future

The public is invited to two “Meet and Greet” events to discuss the Waiehu Clubhouse Master Plan & Feasibility Study. Sponsored by the County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation, meetings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 and 15 at the Waiehu Golf Course Clubhouse will offer opportunities to learn about the project, to talk with its Bow Engineering and …

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MEO Held Blessing for New Bus Wash and Generator

Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. held a blessing for their new bus wash and generator at the transportation facility on March 29. Both projects had been in the works for several years, MEO officials say. MEO reports that with the support of the State of Hawai’i and the County of Maui, the projects were finally completed and are now in use. …

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Mayor Asks Public to Help With Gift of Cranes Ahead of Hiroshima Visit

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Maui County’s sister city relationship with Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, Mayor Alan M. Arakawa and representatives from the Maui County Sister Cities Foundation will be attending Fukuyama City’s Rose Festival & Parade in mid-May. Following Mayor Arakawa’s visit to Fukuyama City, he will be making a courtesy visit to Hiroshima City to meet with …

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Haleakalā: Free Park Pass Available for Invasive Plant Removal Volunteers

Haleakalā National Park and the Pacific Whale Foundation are recruiting local volunteers for Waele ma Haleakalā, the twice-monthly invasive plant removal project. Waele translates to weed, clear, or remove weeds. Another meaning is that by caring for the land, the land will take care of you. The next Waele ma Haleakalā will occur this Saturday, April 7, 2018. Since April …

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Architectural Digest: Seabury Hall Among Most Beautiful Private Schools in Country

Seabury Hall was recently included in Architectural Digest’s list of the Most Beautiful Private High Schools in Every State in America.  The Makawao campus took the list for the State of Hawai`i. Architectural Digest notes Seabury Hall as “one of the more unique schools” they’ve chosen. “Not only is it surrounded by the beauty of the Hawaiian landscape, its villa-style …

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MEO Announces Weatherization Assistance Program

Maui Economic Opportunity has announced the reintroduction of the Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps to reduce and improve energy efficiency for low income families, the elderly (60 and above), people with disabilities and families with children under 5 years of age. WAP was created in 1976 to assist families who lacked the resources to invest in energy efficiency. Eligible households …

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Haleakala Summit Restrooms Closed April 2 Through 5

The restrooms at Haleakalā Visitor Center will be closed from Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 5. They will re-open on Friday, April 6. These restrooms are at 9,741 feet of elevation, which is 11 miles past the Summit Entrance Station. Portable toilets will be available for visitor use. The restrooms at the Headquarters Visitor Center, located at 7,000 feet …

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Public Meetings Set for Proposed Federal Transportation Projects

The County of Maui has scheduled community workshops in April to learn about proposed federal transportation projects for Maui. Meetings will be held from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m. on April 4 at Helene Hall in Hana; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 9 at Paia Community Center in Paia; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 10 at West Maui Senior Center in Lahaina; and from 6 …

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Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament Nets Over $15K for Maui United Way

Maui Electric Company and Kā‘anapali Golf Courses’ 9th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament, hosted on Saturday, March 24, raised over $15,000 benefiting the Maui United Way. Come rain or shine, the annual event reeled in hundreds of keiki, ages two to 18, who cast their fishing poles in hopes of catching the largest tilapia or “special catch of the day” …

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