Thank You Letters

Friends of Old Maui High School would like to thank the arborists and volunteers who helped with the spring cleanup at the school in May. Jeff Gray Tree Trimming, Ehu Kai Tree Preservation, Pure Life Palm & Tree Care, Trade Winds Tree Care, Compass Tree Service, Kane’s Legacy Tree Services, Innovative Tree Exports and Aloha Tree Works are all awesome arborists who came to help trim our exceptional trees on the campus. We especially would like to thank Elaine Malina and Barbara Fernandez of Maui Green & Beautiful for arranging for the arborists to come, and Jordan Maratsuchi and Keep Hawaiian Islands Beautiful for their help in making this happen. Other groups that helped facilitate this cleanup are Malama Maui Nui, Maui Soda & Ice, Maui Disposal Company and Teens On Call. A number of volunteers came to help prune flower beds and help with weed whacking around the campus. Mahalo to all of our volunteers and preservationists for supporting our historic campus.

Rich Lucas

Friends of Old Maui High School


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The National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with The National Rural Letter Carriers Association, The United States Postal Service and the Maui Food Bank, would like to express a sincere “Mahalo” once again to our Maui Postal patrons, community volunteers and the H.P. Baldwin High School ROTC students for the generous donations and support of our 27th annual NALC Food Drive held on Saturday, May 11. This is the largest single-day food drive in the nation. More than 220,000 letter carriers in over 10,000 cities and towns across the U. S. collect food donations from their patrons while delivering their mail routes in a major effort to fill food banks and pantries for the summer months when children are out of school and will not be receiving school lunches. This year on Maui, we collected a new record 51,342 pounds of food and $765 in monetary donations. This will help the Maui Food Bank provide approximately 44,809 meals for those in need in our island community. Nationally, the carriers collect about 72 million pounds of food each year. Again, thank you all for filling those blue bags and making this food drive a complete success in Maui County.

Errol Nishimura

Rudy R. Salazar

NALC Food Drive Coordinators

Kahului Post Office

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I am a 30-year Maui resident, mostly in Kula. I wish to thank each and every medical person that assisted me during a very scary time on Sunday. Early morning pain drove me to the Kula Hospital emergency room where Dr. David Nelson and his fine team quickly reassured me and my husband, then assisted and determined that ambulance transfer to Maui Memorial Medical Center was required. The EMT’s were kind and professional and got me down safely and timely. All of the ER nurses (and there were plenty) were kind, comforting and professional. I felt cared for until it was time for my emergency surgery to remove my appendix. Dr. Beth Jarrett was remarkable, and I felt confident in her skills immediately. Dr Kevin, the anesthesiologist, listened to my concerns, and I came out the other side great! The post-anesthesia care unit nurse Trish was professional, kind and funny! She made sure my recovery went smoothly. I cannot say enough about our wonderful medical professionals. Thank you all so very much, you have my deepest regards and aloha. I will be forever grateful!

Joni Stone



• Thank you letters are published on Sundays. Letters must be typed and are limited to 150 words. All letters are subject to editing. Whenever possible, include first and last names of individuals being thanked. The letters must be signed and include an address and phone number where the writer can be reached during weekday working hours. The letters are due by noon Monday in order to be considered for publication on Sunday. The writer’s name and community will be published as part of the letter. To submit material, email scenelistings@mauinews.com. For more details, call 242-6350.