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Songs of Sinatra will benefit nonprofit “Songs of Frank Sinatra and the Big Band Sound,” a one-man show consisting of 32 of Sinatra’s classic songs, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater as a benefit for Maui Mediation ...

Woman sentenced to probation for use of ex’s credit card

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A Lanai woman who was seen on video using her estranged husband’s credit card was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service as part of one year’s probation. “The honeymoon phase is over between you and your husband, ex-husband,” 2nd Circuit Judge ...

MHS Class of ’77 announces reunion plans

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The Maui High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating its 40th class reunion with a series of events, beginning Oct. 12. The deadline to RSVP and to pay for attending the banquet night, stag night and family picnic/potluck is Sept. 1. The reunion weekend begins from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 ...

Doris Todd schools earn six-year accreditations

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Doris Todd Christian Academy and its high school affiliate Maui Christian Academy have received six-year accreditations from the Association of Christian Schools International and the Accrediting Commission for Schools — Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Association of ...

Strategies families can use to combat health care fraud

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Two months ago, the “Aging Matters” column focused on understanding health care fraud. Today’s column follows up on that article with strategies family members can use to combat fraud. On Maui, the entire ohana often pitches in to care for their kupuna. One person might drive a family ...

Volunteers remove eggs from a nest of endangered hawksbill turtle eggs Friday on Maui. The next high tide was expected to wash away the nest so officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Hawaii Wildlife Fund decided to relocate its 241 eggs to a safer location. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo

Group helps to rescue, relocate hawksbill sea turtle nest

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The Maui News A hawksbill sea turtle nest was rescued on Maui on Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Hawaii Wildlife Fund reported. The nest with 241 eggs was within inches of collapsing into the surf when a team of biologists and volunteers relocated it, officials said. They ...


Car sales benefit foundation

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Servco Maui Subaru donated $50 for every new Subaru sold over five months to the Pacific Cancer Foundation. General Sales Manager Jim Wheeler presented a check for $4,400 to Executive Director Nancy Lajoy and her staff at the Servco Subaru dealership. Pictured are Pacific Cancer Foundation ...

Maui folks feel shaking from Big Island quake

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The Maui News Four Maui residents reported feeling a magnitude 4.1 earthquake that rumbled off the northeast shore of the Big Island at 8:35 p.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The earthquake was centered 66 miles northeast of Hawaiian ...

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Maui native serving at U.S. Navy missile defense site

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A Seabury Hall High School graduate and Maui native is part of a new and unique Navy command providing critical missile defense to a large part of Europe. Cmdr. Charles “Charlie” Bisgard is the executive officer serving at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, one of the Navy’s newest ...

Motorcyclist dies after losing control of bike

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A motorcyclist died Friday afternoon in Kahului when he lost control of his white 2003 Kawasaki, fell onto West Kamehameha Avenue and slid into a Honda Civic driving in the opposite direction, police reported. Taylor Siverly Guido, 27, of Kahului was pronounced dead at the scene. A ...

Grant is open to FIRST Robotics student teams in Hawaii

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The Monsanto Fund has announced that applications for its 2017 FIRST Robotics Grant program in Hawaii are now available. This is a nationwide grant program designed to inspire and nurture students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in communities where Monsanto ...

Waiehu golf range closed for tree hazard

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Waihee Beach Park and the Waiehu golf course driving range have been closed until further notice while hazardous trees are assessed and then removed, the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced Saturday. The Waiehu Municipal Golf Course remained open for normal business ...

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BHS graduate retires from service

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Master Sgt. Lance K. Farias, a 1996 Baldwin High School graduate, recently retired after 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. He served in 25 states and 83 countries, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

People For Educational Equality board members Mihaela Stoops (from left) and Flo Wiger, The Lahaina Complex Tutor Project’s Pat and Richard Endsley, and PFEE board members Sharon Beach and Barbara Potts are shown at the check presentation of $25,000 to the The Lahaina Complex Tutor Project.


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Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: The board members of People For Educational Equality recently presented a $25,000 check to The Lahaina Complex Tutor Project. The donation was the result of fundraising efforts ...

Kamehameha Schools Maui students look out to Hokule‘a, some blowing conch shells, during a ceremony Friday to welcome the voyaging canoe to Honolua Bay. The famed voyaging canoe arrived Thursday afternoon in the bay, where the canoe’s first trans-Pacific voyage began 41 years ago. The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Lessons from Hokule‘a

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HONOLUA — About 1,200 Native Hawaiian students from Kamehameha Schools Maui descended on the place, where 41 years ago Hokule‘a embarked on its first epic voyage across the Pacific Ocean, in an unprecedented welcoming of the voyaging canoe and its crew on Friday afternoon. The entire ...

PUC pulls plug on Oahu-Maui undersea cable

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The state Public Utilities Commission closed the books Tuesday on the highly charged Oahu-Maui undersea cable and the 200-megawatt Lanai wind farm projects. The panel cited developments since it opened the dockets in July 2013, including Hawaiian Electric Co. reporting that it did not require ...

Russell Tsuji, administrator of the Department of Land and Natural Resources Land Division, speaks to residents about the department’s proposed Pulehunui light industrial and commercial business park next to the Maui Raceway Park. The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

DLNR pitches commercial development to Kihei community

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KIHEI — A 285-acre light industrial and commercial business park proposed by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources could rake in a couple million dollars a year and evolve into a business area like at Dairy Road with retail stores and warehouses, an administrator said. The park ...

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Work on telescope continues

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Work on the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope continues at the summit of Haleakala in this photo taken Aug. 18. A slow-moving wide load with the telescope’s 4-meter primary mirror system made it past protesters to the summit on Aug. 2. Work will progress mostly inside the completed telescope ...

Hospitals transfer is thought responsible for county job growth

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The Maui News The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is attributing the Maui Region hospital privatization as being mostly responsible for a large growth of workers in the educational and health services job sector in July. The educational and health services category ...

Water service may be cut to some Waiehu homes

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Some homes in the Waiehu Beach Road area will be without water service from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday while Global Specialty Contractors works on the Maui County water system, the Department of Water Supply announced. The shutdown is expected to affect homes off of Alakai and Puuloa streets ...