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Maui resident, 94, knows his firetrucks

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Jim Davis knows firetrucks, especially World War II-era ones. The 94-year-old Wailuku resident is one of the foremost experts on World War II Army firetrucks, having operated them during the war and literally written the book on them. He has offered his expertise worldwide on restoration ...

Honoring heroes on Memorial Day

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First Photo: Boy Scout Troop 100 of Kula Scout Luke Sereda, 11, makes sure an American flag is properly situated Saturday morning at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Sereda was part of a group of Scouts who placed flags by every grave in preparation for this morning’s Memorial Day ceremonies. “I ...

Dive float found adrift off Kanaha Beach Park

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The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help to identify the owner of a dive float and flag found adrift off Kanaha Beach Park on Sunday. At 11:27 a.m., the Maui Fire Department notified watchstanders from the Sector Honolulu command center about a dive float found adrift in the area, ...

Waltzing little mermaids

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Maui Swim Club members Alexa Ventura, 7, (left) and cousin Aliesha Almiron, 7, work on their waltzing technique between races as Aliesha’s dad, Leonard Almiron, looks on Saturday during the 44th Coach Soichi Sakamoto Memorial swim meet at Sakamoto Pool in Wailuku. The girls said that while ...

Draft environmental statement for proposed business park published

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A 280-acre light industrial and commercial park in Pulehunui that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources hopes will generate revenue for its programs is moving forward, after the project’s draft environmental impact statement was released last week. Plans for the park, which ...

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 May 13 to 19. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of May 14 to 25. 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 ...

Renovate or rebuild?

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Maui County has been hoping to convert a set of old college dorms into low-income housing — but a recent inspection shows the buildings have a long way to go before they can be turned into livable spaces, or the best option might be to tear them down and rebuild. Carol Reimann, director of ...

Cosplay, video gaming, eating contests part of Maui Matsuri

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The 18th annual Maui Matsuri festival was held May 5 to honor Japanese culture and traditions with its theme of “Kodomo No Tame Ni” (“For the sake of the children”). This year’s celebrations coincided with the 150th anniversary of the gannenmono, or “first year folk.” The crowd ...

Father Colton to celebrate 50 years as a priest

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More than 50 years ago, the Rev. Gary Colton was inspired to enter the priesthood by Father Robert Turgeon, an outgoing and friendly priest at the Star of the Sea parish on Oahu. “In those early years, I was shy,” he recalled in an interview recently at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. “I ...

June 20 deadline for Makawao Rodeo Parade participants

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Applications are now available for the 53rd annual Makawao Rodeo Parade, which will take place July 7. The Stick Horse Race for all ages starts at 8:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 9. The parade starts on Baldwin Avenue just below Makawao Elementary School and proceeds through Makawao town and ...

Things are really cooking at annual Barrio Fiesta

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Retired chef Romeo Paet cooks up a large wok full of Ilocos-style miki noodle soup during the 49th annual Maui Barrio Fiesta at the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center on Saturday morning in Kahului. Paet said there was so much demand for the Magsingal Association of Maui’s soup Friday ...

Kim Raymond to retire after 33 years of Waldorf teaching

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Kim Raymond, a Waldorf teacher of 33 years, will retire from Haleakala Waldorf School on Friday and will be celebrated on Waxman Field of the Kula campus from 12:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students, alumni, colleagues and friends are expected to shower her with their well-wishes, memories and photos ...

Maui Health System names new chief operating officer

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Former University of Southern California hospital chief Debbie Walsh will serve as chief operating officer of the Kaiser Permanente-affiliated Maui Health System, which took over management of Maui Region hospitals on July 1. Walsh has more than 20 years of community hospital leadership ...

County wins an award from IAAO

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The County of Maui Real Property Assessment Division recently won the prestigious International Association of Assessing Officers Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration. It is a first such award for the county jurisdiction and for the state of Hawaii as a whole, according to the ...

Commercial real estate firms merge

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Peake & Levoy has acquired JS Property Management’s commercial management division, formerly known as Commercial Properties of Maui Management Inc. The procurement increases Peake & Levoy’s total square footage under management to nearly 1.6 million square feet, serving 70 clients ...

In the Service

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Dylan T. Byrd has been promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force. Byrd is currently serving as program integration lead at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. He has served in the military for four years. He is the son of Roger D. Byrd of Wailuku. He is a 2010 graduate of JJ Pearce ...

More growth predicted for Hawaii economy

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The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism is forecasting better-than-expected economic growth this year because of tourism’s strong performance and an improved labor market, according to the department’s current statistical and economic report. For Maui County, ...

Local Briefs

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Cirque Jolie at Makawao library Children ages 3 and up are invited to Makawao Public Library from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday for a morning of magic, balloon art and hula hoop fun with Cirque Jolie. This interactive program, presented by Jolie Strickland, is full of color and movement. It is ...

‘Walk audit’ set to get going in Kahului

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A “walk audit” of Onehee Avenue and Kea Street in Kahului is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, according to an announcement. The event is aimed at gathering community input for the county Department of Public Works to design streets that consider safety improvements for all modes ...