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Maui Electric Gives Back

In 2017, Maui Electric donated more than $158,000 in corporate contributions to non-profit and community organizations across Maui County, including donations to support community services provided by Maui United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Hale Makua, and the Boys and Girls Club Maui. The company also awarded an annual scholarship for students pursing a degree in the sustainability program at University …

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Maui’s Wailani Artates Earns Third Career Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award

Makawalu: an ancient practice of thought, thinking in great quantities & seeing all thoughts in infinite ways. When two creatives and long-time friends come together on a collaboration, this is indeed all that transpires. Maui’s own Wailani Artates, of Artistry8, brings home her third Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for the graphics design of Nāpua Greig’s album cover, “Makawalu”. Artates has …

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Call for Cultural Practitioners at Haleakalā National Park

Haleakalā National Park seeks cultural practitioners from local communities for Hana No`eau, a series of cultural demonstrations that will be offered in the park’s Kīpahulu and Summit Districts. The series is open to all practitioners.  Past demonstrations have included lei crafters, hula, woodwork, stonework, weaving, ukulele lessons, and more.  Schools and community youth groups are especially encouraged to apply. The …

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Learning Comes Alive Through Music for Pomaikai Students

Through combining Music and Science, the students of Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School have just completed production of a music CD. Each song is an original composition written from their lessons in the classroom and school garden. The songs are sung by the pupils and famous local singer, John Cruz lent his support by singing with the students. This CD is being …

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Kokua Puna Donation Drive Launched on Maui to Aid Hawai’i Island Evacuees

A community-driven collection drive to assist evacuated residents of Puna on Hawai’i Island, displaced by conditions caused by ongoing Kilauea eruptions, will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Working in coordination with Hilo-based non-profit Food Basket Hawaii, Inc., donations most urgently needed are items that can support evacuees who are without indoor living accommodations. Items are requested to be in …

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Made in Maui County Festival vendors applications deadline May 31

The County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce are reminding businesses interested in participating as a Product Vendor or Food Truck Vendor in the 5th Annual Made in Maui County Festival that the deadline for applications is Thursday, May 31, 2018. Considered the largest products show in Maui County, this year’s event will …

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Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Awards $1,000 Scholarships to High School Seniors

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui awarded $1,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors Leslie Kimura and Tiara Kobayashi-Bautista last month for their community involvement and efforts in perpetuating the Japanese culture. Kimura is a senior at Seabury Hall whose school project was Ikebana (art of Japanese flower arrangement). She was an exchange student in Okinawa, Japan. She is also …

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Maui Container Carrying 2K+ Donated Items Reaches Kaua`i

A 20 foot container filled with over 2,000 items donated by Maui residents and business arrived on Kaua’i to offer aid to the island as it recovers from the recent flooding disaster that devastated parts of Kaua’i. Among the items sent in the container were rubber boots, first aid kits, tarps, shovels, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, chainsaws, bottled water and …

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Kualapuu School Robotics Medals at Worlds

Kualapuu Elementary Schools Robotics Team competed at the 2018 VEX IQ Elementary World Championship on April 29 through May 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Three rookie teams competed in this year’s game called VEX IQ Ringmaster. The objective of the game was to collect blue, green or red rings from the field and place them on scoring posts – more points …

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Maui Police to increase traffic enforcement leading up to Cinco De Mayo

Starting Friday, May 4, 2018 and continuing through the weekend, the Maui Police Department will be participating in a national campaign to save lives and prevent injuries through voluntarily compliance by taking a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving enforcement.  The Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section will be working diligently to enhance their traffic enforcement operations.  Motorists can expect to see an …

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