Thank-You Letters

Thank you very much to our Maui Police Department on their quick response to the burglary at Longs Drug Store in Kulamalu. Their expert investigation was quick, accurate and thorough. The Detective responded to every tip, followed through and kept me informed throughout the investigation. Thank you again for a job well done!

Raymond Yamamoto

Longs Drug Store, Kulamalu

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Thank you to all the fine, skilled and superb nurses and assistants on the fifth floor east wing at Maui Memorial Hospital.

You did such a great job caring for my Mom.

It is another example of why Maui is indeed no ka oi when it comes to people.

The entire hospital was great.

John Carothers


Thank-You Letters

Emmanuel Lutheran School Band would like to say mahalo to the Flatbread Co. restaurant in Paia for hosting our very successful benefit night on Dec. 16. We also wish to thank the following generous donors to our silent auction: The Maui Ocean Center, Old Lahaina Lu’au, Merriman’s Restaurant, UFO Hawaii Parasailing, Hang Gliding Maui, Duo Steak and Seafood, Da Bounce Party Rentals, Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom, Ruby’s Diner, Beauty Bar, Mac Net, Aloha Skateboards, Maui Paintball, SKiN by Kristina, Mele Ukulele, Beautiful Nails, Maui Dive Shop, Red Door Portrait Design, Ulalena, Burnin’ Love, Those Guys Dive Co., Bounty Music, Isana Restaurant, Maui Tumblers, Harold Giger Photography, Pacific Energy, LLC and C&A Rental and Services.

Andrea Kaio, Band Teacher

Emmanual Lutheran School

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The American Association of University Women wishes to thank Stacey Moniz, executive director of Women Helping Women for the very informative presentation she made on Jan. 24 at the Kahili Restaurant. Ms. Moniz described the lifesaving work of Women Helping Women, which provides emergency shelter and programs for victims of domestic violence on Maui and Lanai. The members of AAUW look forward to attending WHW’s two upcoming benefits: “V Day Maui,” a play at the Historic Iao Theatre today, and the 18th annual fundraiser “Superheroes” on March 8 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. See the website for details for these two special events.

Janet Walker

American Association of University Women

Thank-You Letters

Catholic Charities Hawaii is very thankful for all of Santa’s helpers that made this Christmas holiday so special to the children and families in need in our community. We felt especially blessed with many toys, gifts for our older teens and food for our families that needed a little extra around the holidays.

We send our appreciation to Msgr Fr. Terrence Watanabe, the staff and volunteers of St. Theresa’s parish; Fr. Roland Bunda, the staff and volunteers of St. Anthony’s parish; Evelyn Long, MW Group; the Jetnil Ohana; Keoni’s Hot Lava Dancefit Studio; Kathy Kobayashi; Christine Deal; Old Lahaina Lu’au; The Maui Thing; No Ka Oi Storage; and the Grand Wailea Hotel for their contributions to help with our Christmas giving! And I wanted to give a special shout-out to a very special anonymous donor who gave us bicycles, gift cards and toys for the families in our community.

Thelma Kealoha

Catholic Charities Hawaii

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A big mahalo to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa General Manager Tetsuji Yamazaki, Executive Chef Greg Gaspar and awesome staff for hosting our annual Gingerbread House Celebration event on Dec. 13. It was a fun-filled day and it couldn’t have happened without you! Such an excellent venue, excellent service, professional staff and so very organized! We enjoyed every moment! The gingerbread homes and village looked so amazing! We truly appreciate all you do for a positive growth of our agency and most importantly for our keiki! You have shown that the aloha spirit of sharing and caring is what it truly is about. Good people doing great things! Thank you so very much!

Char Tomas, Operations Manager

Bigs of Maui

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The Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center would like to thank Milagros Food Company for generously providing excellent southwest-inspired food to our competitors and spectators during our 18th Annual Pa’ia Bay Beachfest (Jan. 17). Al Janneck, owner, donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the PYCC. Mahalo to Al and to all the folks who purchased a plate that day to help the


Peter Swanzy

Pa’ia Youth &?Cultural Center