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Kihei Charter School 2018 Registration Schedule Begins March 7

The Kihei Charter School recently played host to Maui County Board of Education member Kili Namau’u and Leah Belmonte, the Governor’s representative for Maui, as they toured the school and the new school’s construction site. Their visit comes as the Kihei Charter School prepares for the new school with the announcement of parent information sessions and registration deadlines. John Colson, Chief Operating Officer of the Kihei …

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MEO Awards 2017 Driver of the Year Award

Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. has awarded its 2017 Driver of the Year Award to Gary “Gus” Dean. According to MEO officials Gus exemplifies the core values and lives the motto of MEO every day, “Helping People, Changing Lives.” Dean has been with the company since 2015 and also received the “Cash for No Crash” award, which is given to drivers …

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Maui Health System Hosts Heart Failure Awareness Community Health Fair

Maui Health System has announced the 3rd Annual Heart Failure Awareness Event, a community health fair to celebrate Heart Month, for Tuesday, February 27 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The event is free and open to the public and will include informational booths, free gifts, prizes and feature guest speakers from the Maui medical …

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Students Get Hands on at Maui Science and Engineering Fair

84 students participated in the 59th Annual Maui County Regional Science & Engineering Fair, where they showcased their work to industry professionals on topics ranging from ocean acidification and stream quality to exoplanets and solar power. Finalists will represent Maui County in the 61st Hawaiʻi State Science & Engineering Fair in March. This feature is brought to you by a …

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Maui Electric Donates $8K to Youth Program at Akakū: Maui County Media

Maui Electric Company presented Akakū: Maui Community Media with an $8,000 donation to support its Maui Youth Now program earlier this month. The program provides Akakū Youth Media Exchange reporters various opportunities to expand their personal and professional development within a group work environment. “Having Maui Electric as a supporter and partner for our youth initiatives, particularly that training and …

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Made in Maui County Festival Vendors Sought

The County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Product Vendors and Food Trucks applications are now available for their 5th Annual Made in Maui County Festival. Considered Maui County’s largest products show, the festival will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului and will be open …

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Kokua Pool Closed for Repairs

The Kokua Pool, located at 275 Uhu Street, closed on Friday due to repairs to the sewer lift station. County officials say the pool will remain closed until further notice. Questions about the closure should be directed to the Department of Parks & Recreation, Aquatics Division, at 270-6137.

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Mayor’s Office of Economic Development Welcomes New Molokai Small Business Advocate

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development has announced Cynthia McCutcheon as the new Small Business Advocate for the Kuhao Business Center on Molokai. McCutcheon replaces OED Molokai Business Advocate Jennifer Hawkins, who accepted a position with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. A 4th generation Maunaloa resident, McCutcheon graduated from Molokai High School and moved …

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Sistah Robi Kahakalau Featured at Free Lahaina Concert

Robi Kahakalau, one of Hawai‘i’s most beloved musical entertainers, will be featured at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free outdoor Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, February 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm in front of the Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina. Kahakalau, or “Sistah Robi,” is considered one of Hawai‘i’s most versatile female vocalists …

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