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Basic Emergency Supply Kit

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• Water. 1 gallon per person, per day for at least three days; for drinking and sanitation. • Food. At least three-day supply of nonperishable food, though Hawaii authorities recommend a two-week supply because of our remote location. • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA ...

From ‘Kuleana’ to ‘Maui’ for island-made film

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KAHULUI — The award-winning film “Kuleana,” shot on the Valley Isle, has a new name — “Maui.” Explaining the meaning of “kuleana” to those on the Mainland is “too cryptic,” said director Brian Kohne. His film is being prepared for screening in Mainland theaters next year ...

Haleakala, state parks close as Olivia nears

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Maui County prepared for the arrival of Tropical Storm Olivia late today or early Wednesday by closing Haleakala National Park and some state parks and halting some residential refuse collections. Public schools, with the exception of Hana High and Elementary, were open today, though ...

County In Brief

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Marriott workers authorize strike Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers statewide, including at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, the union announced Monday night. Of the 3,500 Marriott hotel workers statewide — including about 335 at the Sheraton ...

Kihei Garden & Landscape

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Tree trimmer Adumin Andrade trims a palm tree Thursday morning along Airport Access Road in Kahului. He said he has been doing the job for more than 30 years. “I have a lot of passion about the trees. I love to see the beauty of the island, the beauty of the trees. That’s why we do what we ...

Ag program for keiki gets growing

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As a kid, Justin Teixeira first became interested in farming while helping his grandmother plant orchids in her garden. Now a commercial farmer who grows flowers and vegetables on 290 acres in Kula, Teixeira hopes to spark the same early passion for farming in the students of Kula Elementary ...

Finding a ‘bit of excitement’ in books

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Maui Friends of the Library volunteer Marianne Gill shows Kaydence Hall, 5, a picture of her painted face during Saturday’s event marking the second anniversary of the organization presenting the Maui Bookmobile as a gift to the Hawaii State Public Library System. It also celebrated the sixth ...

Tropical storm watch set for Olivia

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The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for Maui County on Sunday afternoon as Hurricane Olivia prepared to pass directly over the islands. On Sunday afternoon, Olivia was about 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo and was narrowly registering as a Category 1 hurricane moving ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Sept. 4 to 6. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation ...

Winners of falsetto contest announced

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Kaulike Pescaia of Maui won the 17th annual Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Ki‘eki‘e Falsetto Contest on Saturday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Named after the legendary Hawaii falsetto singer who died in March, the annual competition showcases Maui County’s top amateur male falsetto ...

Local Business / In Brief

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New website for Shops at Wailea The Shops at Wailea has unveiled a reimagined website, TheShopsAtWailea.com. It features a responsive design, enhanced user-friendly browsing experience on all devices and detailed center information. “We’re excited to unveil our new website. We ...

Hotel association endorses candidates in general election

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The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association has issued its endorsements for Maui County candidates in the Nov. 6 general election. Those include former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino for mayor and former Council Member Alice Lee for the council’s Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency ...

Signs of the times attracting ‘eyeballs’

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Living on one of the busiest corners in Maui County had been a nightmare oftentimes for Kehau Filimoe’atu. Entering or leaving her home at the corner of Puunene and Wakea avenues in Kahului has always been difficult, especially with a stoplight within 100 feet of her driveway. Even on red ...

On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

A rally for Maui County Council candidate Mike Molina will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao, according to an announcement. The event will feature food, entertainment, a classic car exhibit and door prizes. Nonperishable food items will be collected for ...

Ukulele subject of presentations at libraries

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The Hawaiian Serenaders — Richard Tom and Mele Fong — will present “Story of the ‘Ukulele and Concert” from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Lahaina Public Library and from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Sept. 18 at Kihei Library. Attendees will learn about Hawaii’s official instrument and see a ...

Victorino war chest larger heading into the general election

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Former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino reported having a campaign war chest surplus of $33,280.40 as of last month’s primary election while Council Member Elle Cochran, his rival for the Mayor’s Office, disclosed having a deficit of $1,283.47, reports to the state Campaign ...

Maui Seasons for Peace to host event

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The Maui Seasons for Peace will celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace with an event concert to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. This celebration is held annually by the Maui Seasons for Peace organization to recognize the efforts of those who ...