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Intricate stitch work

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St. Anthony Church Hui Na Lima Kokua member Valerie Standing (first photo) waits for someone to make a bid on a large, intricately sewn traditional Hawaiian quilt during Saturday’s Christmas Fair. She said it took Hui Na Lima Kokua members four years to complete the quilt, which she estimated ...

Dui Sentences

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The following sentences for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Oct. 15 to 18. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Coast Guard seeks help identifying owner of canoe

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The Maui News – The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned canoe found adrift about 1.5 miles off Makena Beach Sunday. At 11:18 a.m. Sunday, Sector Honolulu Command Center received notification from a good Samaritan about the blue and orange ...

Power restored to Maui customers

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The Maui News – Power was restored Saturday evening to about 22,000 Maui customers who experienced an outage earlier in the day, Maui Electric Co. spokesperson Shayna Decker said Sunday. At around 3:55 p.m. Saturday, about 22,000 customers in parts of Upcountry, Lahaina, Kahului, Haiku and ...

Crime Watch

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THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Oct. 8 to 13. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Arboretum hosts St. Jude Trail Ride

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Maui’s 27th annual “Saddle Up” St. Jude Trail Ride on Sept. 29 raised more than $22,000 in donations for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. The 10-mile ride with 60 horses and riders began on Thompson Road through OW Ranch and Ulupalakua Ranch to the Fleming ...

Event brings attention to Maui’s reefs

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The Ridge to Reef Rendezvous and Keiki & ‘Ohana Catch & Release Fishing Tournament will take place Saturday at Kahekili Beach Park (Old Airport Beach) in north Kaanapali beginning at 8 a.m. with the fishing tournament. The event also will feature food, prizes and a “Haunted ...

Maui Comic Con will bring industry legends to UH-MC

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Thousands are expected to participate in a weekendlong event of cosplay, comic book artist exhibitions and vendors, special guests, food, video games, collectors’ items and all things creative at the third Maui Comic Con at the University of Hawaii Maui College Student Lounge and Pa‘ina ...

Free movie will screen in Lahaina

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Lahaina Arts Association and Fuzz Box Productions will present a season of free movie screenings in Lahaina’s Campbell Park. On Friday, they will screen the original “GhostBusters.” There will be free activities for children and families starting at 4:30 p.m., including face painting, ...

Local Briefs

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Attorney is guest speaker at meeting Attorney Na Lan will be guest speaker at the noon-to-1 p.m. meeting of the Rotary Club of Kahului on Monday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului. Lan will address the issue of medical marijuana in the workplace and new laws passed in 2018 affecting ...

Conference provides caregivers with information and tools

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November is just around the corner and with it comes National Caregiver Month. The Maui County Office on Aging is kicking it off on Nov. 16 with its 17th annual Maui Family Caregiver’s Conference at the Grand Wailea Ballroom. This annual conference has grown from under 100 participants in ...

MEDB announces Startup Weekend Maui Series

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Maui Economic Development Board has announced the return of its empowering Startup Weekend Maui Series — three optional lead-up events culminating with the 2018 Startup Weekend Maui. Entrepreneurs interested in jump starting their new business or fine-tuning their existing business are ...

Filipino-American heritage celebrated

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First Photo: Members of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Filipino Dance Group perform during Saturday’s Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. The event was presented by the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce as part of Filipino-American History Month. The ...

Mayoral candidates give preview of administrations

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In the lead-up to the Nov. 6 Election Day showdown, mayoral candidates Elle Cochran and Mike Victorino have dished on issues ranging from housing to agriculture to tourism and the economy. Neither are strangers to county government — Cochran has held the West Maui residency seat on the Maui ...

DeCoite: Hawaii farming suffers from lack of state support

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Hawaii’s only farmer serving as a lawmaker at the state Capitol is questioning Gov. David Ige’s pledge to double local food production by 2020, and Rep. Lynn DeCoite believes legislators should be shifting more taxpayer dollars from tourism into agriculture, which makes up less than 1 ...

‘Adventure Center’ proposed for Lanai

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An activity center with ziplines, a giant swing, tightropes and other challenges is being proposed for a portion of the former Experience at Koele Golf Course on Lanai. Lanai Resorts LLC, doing business as Pulama Lana‘i, is seeking a county special use permit for the activity in the area of ...

‘Halloween in Lahaina’ staged again this year

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It will be “Halloween in Lahaina” again this year on Oct. 31 with the 40th running of the children’s costume parade down Front Street and a costume contest, food and other spooky activities at Campbell Park. Front Street will be closed from 2 p.m. to midnight for revelers. Alcohol ...