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Shoppers still flock to isle malls for Black Friday deals

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Even with COVID-19 and the new normal of social distancing and mask-wearing, shoppers showed up in force on Black Friday, giving a boost to many local retailers who were forced to close during the pandemic. “I thought last year was crazy; it’s even more crazier this year,” said Shanna ...

Roots School completes renovations

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Roots School in Haiku recently completed the first phase of renovations as part of its $1 million Growing Roots Capital Campaign. The renovations include a new preschool classroom and bathrooms, a new 1st- and 2nd -grade classroom and new administrative offices. Roots’ campus building was ...

County sees sharp decline in traffic deaths this year

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WAILUKU — Maui County has seen the sharpest decline statewide in traffic deaths so far this year, as fewer vehicles have been on the road during the pandemic. Through Thursday, six people had died in crashes in the county this year, compared with 22 at the same time last year for a 73 ...

Maui nonprofits win cash prizes for new projects

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Chaminade University’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Program and American Savings Bank recently awarded a total of $34,000 to eight Hawaii nonprofit organizations as part of its 2020 Nonprofit Business Plan Competition. Held every other year, the competition is open to nonprofit organizations ...

Uechi named Maui News managing editor

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Assistant City Editor Colleen Uechi has been promoted to managing editor of The Maui News following the departure of longtime editor Lee Imada, the company announced Friday. “I’m extremely grateful to the Maui community for letting me tell your stories and to The Maui News for this ...

Maui Green & Beautiful plants trees in park

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Maui Green & Beautiful and the Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation planted four alahe‘e trees and one milo tree at Keopuolani Regional Park on Oct. 30. Other similar plantings have occurred at various areas on Maui including Waiehu Heights Park and Haiku Park and Community ...

Restaurant closes for cleaning after COVID-19 cases found

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The Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea closed temporarily “out of an abundance of caution” after three employees tested positive for COVID-19. The Wailea eatery had just reopened Nov. 19 after being closed throughout the pandemic. While the state Department of Health did not require it to close, ...

Campaign raises 36,968 meals for Maui Food Bank

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The Maui Food Bank doubled its goal during this year’s Battle of the Businesses event organized by 99.9 KISS FM and Pacific Media Group, which sought funds and food donations to feed those in need in Maui County. This year, 17 businesses raised $16,350 and 3,557 pounds of food, which ...

Local Briefs

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Feed My Sheep welcomes director Scott Hopkins, the former operations director for the nonprofit Feed My Sheep program, has been promoted to executive director. Hopkins had worked for Feed My Sheep, a mobile food distribution program for the needy, for almost 13 years in various roles. ...

Haleakala National Park seeks astronomy, hiking tour operators

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Haleakala National Park is seeking applicants for up to four guided astronomy tour permits and up to six guided hiking tour permits, the park announced Wednesday. All applications for commercial use authorization must be received no later than 4 p.m. Hawaii time on Dec. 21. Permits will be ...

Culinary arts students participate in ‘ulu project

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One of the “canoe crops” brought by Polynesians to Hawaii, possibly as early as the third century, ‘ulu (breadfruit) is a food decidedly suited to our times. The mature fruit is a nutritious and adaptable substitute for a potato. It can be boiled, steamed, baked, fried, even made into ...

Nonprofit celebrates completion of Kahoma housing in West Maui

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Na Hale O Maui has completed its permanently affordable workforce housing project in Lahaina, the nonprofit announced earlier this month. The Kahoma Residential Subdivision offers 12 affordable homes just up the road from the Lahaina Gateway Center and Lahaina Cannery Mall. The three- and ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

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HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Law of Innocence” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 2. “A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “The Sentinel” by Child/Child (Delacorte) 5. “Fortune and Glory” by ...

Roadwork to cause some lane closures

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New and ongoing roadwork will cause lane closures across Maui next week, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday. Tree trimming, crown raising and stump removal will lead to a roving right-lane closure on Kula Highway in the southbound direction between Aapueo Parkway and ...

Ahead of the Class

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To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Nominations sought for People Who Made a Difference

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The Maui News is asking for readers’ nominations for the 26th People Who Made A Difference feature. Nominees must be Maui County residents, groups or organizations, public or private, who have made a positive difference in the Maui County community in 2020. These could include residents who ...

Thrift Stores

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The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6335. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Monthly siren test slated for Tuesday

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The monthly test of the statewide outdoor warning siren system and the live audio broadcasting system will be conducted at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency announced. All warning sirens will sound a one-minute tone used to alert the public during emergencies, along ...

Datebook/Covid-19 Schedule Changes

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The Maui News has compiled a list of countywide cancellations, closures and postponements due to coronavirus. This story is updated daily as information is released.   Datebook Listings   Monday 30 • Rotary Club of Kahului, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom meeting. For information, contact ...