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Na Wai Eha festival focuses on past, present and future

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WAIKAPU — Hundreds turned out for the first-ever Kaulana Hui o Na Wai Eha at the Maui Tropical Plantation on Saturday to pay homage to the free-flowing streams of Na Wai Eha. The all-day festival spotlighted the past, present and future of four freshwater streams in Central Maui: Waikapu, ...

8 youths working at conservation sites

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Kupu recently kicked off its 2018 Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps Summer program with an awards ceremony luncheon and career and education expo during the 2018 Kupu Environmental Fair at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Eight youths from Maui joined other program participants from across the state. ...

Wave of elderly could spur big changes at Kahului park

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KAHULUI — A new senior center and living and rehabilitation facilities could be in the works at the Kahului Community Center Park. Hale Makua Health Services, along with Mayor Alan Arakawa and Maui County Council Member Don Guzman, is working on a lease involving portions of the 34-acre ...

Contestants vie for title of Miss Maui Filipina

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The Maui Filipino Community Council will present the 59th Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott. Five contestants are vying for the title of Miss Maui Filipina 2018: Sheila Manuel, Fayma Sales, Joy Tabon, Rosabella Nartates and Vanessa ...

Hearings on Young Brothers rate hikes set

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Young Brothers is requesting an overall 11.05 percent increase in its shipping rates, which will vary by cargo class, due to hikes in wages and benefits for its workers and a projected loss of $7.8 million before taxes this year, interisland shipping company officials said in filings with the ...

Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai awards 3 scholarships

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The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai has awarded three $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are Caitlin Villarosa of Baldwin High School, Kennedy-Kainoa Tamashiro of Kamehameha Schools Maui and Camryn Ban of Maui High School. Villarosa is the daughter of Traci Fujita and Rodney Villarosa. She ...

Kahului Airport work in progress

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Workers from Hawaiian Dredging assemble rebar around plastic tube “voids” while constructing the entrance ramp to Kahului Airport’s new 1.5 million-square-foot consolidated rental car building Thursday morning. The voids will make the concrete ramp lighter. Maui Airports District Manager ...

Maui Electric Co. gives back to the community

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In 2017, Maui Electric Co. donated more than $158,000 in corporate contributions to nonprofit and community organizations across Maui County, including donations to support community services provided by Maui United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Hale Makua and the Boys and Girls Club Maui. The ...

Probation ordered for man trying to beat addiction

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WAILUKU — A man who said he was working to get back on track after his drug addiction led to crimes was placed on four years’ probation Thursday. “I’m just ready to move on with my life,” Danny Collier said in court. “What I used to do, it was just bad. I lost everything — ...

Workshop to trace Portuguese, Puerto Rican ancestries

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Maui residents tracing their ancestry to Portugal and the Portuguese islands of the Azores, Madeira and Porto Santo will have an opportunity to learn more about their genealogy at a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Hall, 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. The Oahu-based Portuguese ...

All 7 mayoral hopefuls to appear at forum

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The major candidates for Maui County mayor — Elle Cochran, Don Guzman and Michael Victorino — will be appearing at a candidate forum put on by the Kula Community Association from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Kula Community Center. The forum also will be televised on Akaku Maui Community ...

Local Briefs

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Bazaar planned at Po‘okela Church Po‘okela Church will have its annual bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items to be sold include household rummage, clothing, furniture, potted plants, fresh vegetables, baked goods and new church cookbooks. A silent auction will be held. Foods ...

Henry Kapono & Friends to perform on Aug. 26

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Legendary Hawaiian musician, singer and songwriter Henry Kapono takes the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion stage Aug. 26 with other giants in Hawaiian music and up-and-coming stars. Henry Kapono & Friends will include Kalapana, Jerry Santos ...

Students can choose math class that best fits their degree

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Math. For generations, the word itself has instilled fear in the hearts and minds of students of all ages. Math is a critical skill for so many of the best jobs available today and into the future. It’s why STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is a term that everyone ...

Free preschool on Molokai available

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Applications are still being accepted for free preschool classes at charter school Kualapu’u School on Molokai for the 2018-2019 school year. The public prekindergarten program is open to income-eligible 4-year-old children born between Aug. 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014. The Pre-K program ...

Honor Rolls

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KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Fourth Quarter Renaissance Students Kalama Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Eliana Akinaka, Noah Bailey, Richard Barcus ...

6 county companies receive grants

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Six Maui County companies received a share of $930,680 in grants awarded through the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. Manufacturing Assistance Program. Five of the companies were first-time recipients of the grant — Maui Raw LLC, Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate Inc., Origin Coffee Roasters, ...

‘Coffee With A Cop’ a free, family-friendly event

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The Fairway Shops in Kaanapali will host “Coffee With A Cop” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Island Press Coffee. “MPD is so excited to meet and start a conversation with the community,” said officer Paul Pomainville, “Our officers look forward to learning from citizens and sharing ...

Na Hula Kupuna O Kaunoa

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Na Hula Kupuna O Kaunoa instructor Kaleo Luna-Schwartz dances during Thursday’s performance. Members of the group from Kaunoa Senior Center, under the direction of kumu hula Lucky Cabral, are practicing for a competition July 20-22 in Sacramento, Calif., but Luna-Schwartz said they’ll dance ...

On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

Kayes seeks House seat Dr. Andrew Kayes has announced his candidacy for the House District 9 seat as a nonpartisan candidate. He is a practicing physician and medical director of Maui Diagnostic Imaging in Kahului.  In his announcement, Kayes expressed his opposition to the recently passed ...