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Maui fills second 20 ft shipping to ‘Kokua Puna’

Maui residents and businesses filled a second 20 ft shipping container in a two-day hana hou Kokua Puna donation drive held this weekend for evacuees. Donations, including non-perishable food, water, camping gear, pet food and baby diapers packed the container to the ceiling. Over twenty volunteers were kept busy during the drive unloading truckloads and carloads of donations. In addition …

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Maui’s Second Kokua Puna Drive Gets Visit from Governor Ige

Donations poured in for the first day of Maui’s two-day hana hou Kokua Puna drive – the second drive in just a few weeks by the same group of community organizers who came together to ship a 20 ft. container of donated items to assist Puna evacuees. It even caught the attention of Governor Ige who was on Maui and …

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Maui Electric supports Hāna Arts program

Maui Electric Company recently presented Hāna Arts, Inc. with a $2,500 donation in support of the organization’s arts and cultural programs for East Maui residents. The donation, provided by Maui Electric’s Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation (HEICF), will support the Building East Maui’s Community through Creativity program that aims to diversify the East Maui community’s economy through art education and …

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Free Fraud Prevention Workshop on Maui

An annoying screen pops up on your computer telling you to call tech support.  You get a desperate call saying, “Grandma, I need help. Sent money.”  Or someone says they are from the police or IRS and threatens you with arrest, unless you pay back taxes. These are versions of the most common scam in the United States – Impostor …

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Save the Date for the 96th Maui Fair

Fairgoers mark your calendars! Create memories that will last a lifetime at the 96th Maui Fair on October 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2018. Maui’s largest event, this year appropriately themed, Celebrating the Good Ol’ Days will return for its 96th year providing something for everyone with fun, ono multi-cultural food, exhibits, entertainment, contests, top-notched entertainment, and quality time with …

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Debbie Walsh Named COO of Maui Health System

Maui Health System on Friday announced that veteran health care executive Debbie Walsh has been named Chief Operating Officer of Maui Health System.  Debbie brings more than 20 years of community hospital leadership and hospital operations experience to Maui. She assumed the new position at Maui Health System this week. “I am excited to join the Maui Health System team and …

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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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