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A taste of tradition

Local News

First photo: Koko Wolbe of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Maui Association carefully ladles hot water into a bowl during a traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstration Sunday afternoon at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. The water heats the bowl and allows the ...

Manganiello to be film festival’s Shooting Star

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WAILEA — When actor-producer-director-writer Joe Manganiello accepts the 2019 Maui Film Festival’s Shooting Star Award in a June 14 tribute at the Celestial Cinema, his actress-wife Sofia Vergara will be the one presenting it to him. Following the award tribute, the festival will ...

Man avoids jail time for stealing vehicles while on probation

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A man who was on probation when he was arrested in two stolen-vehicle cases was placed on probation again last week. Aaron Wilsey, 26, of Wailuku was released from jail after spending about two years incarcerated while his cases were pending. “He has been in a ...

Man killed in head-on collision

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The Maui News A 69-year-old Lahaina man was killed in a head-on collision Monday morning on Honoapiilani Highway just south of the Lahaina bypass, police said. Jimmy Alvarez Barbosa was traveling south on the highway in a silver 1987 Nissan pickup truck when a northbound white 2017 ...

County to hold ‘Blossoms for the Brave’ event

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The Maui News Residents are invited to participate in the county’s annual “Blossoms for the Brave,” which honors veterans with a community lei-making event, from 9 a.m. to noon Friday on the front lawn of the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku, according to a county announcement. ...

Man dies in Kihei community pool

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A 65-year-old man was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive in a Kihei Aquatic Center pool Friday afternoon, a fire official said. Police identified the man as Michael Beyersdorf of Kihei. Kihei firefighters responded to the 2:14 p.m. call. They continued cardiopulmonary ...

Tour boat delivers woman to medics

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A 52-year-old Texas woman was transported to the hospital in critical condition Friday after a dive tour boat brought her to the Kihei Boat Ramp, a fire official said. Firefighters were alerted at 8:19 a.m. that the woman was unresponsive and would be arriving at the boat ramp, said Fire ...

Fire crews respond to diver in distress

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A scuba diver in distress near Mala Wharf was brought to shore Saturday afternoon after she became separated from her diving group, a fire official said. Firefighters were called to help in the rescue at 12:57 p.m. A witness on the beach called 911 after the 28-year-old woman ended up on a ...

Hiker missing in Iao Valley

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Police and fire personnel are searching for a missing hiker in the area of Kapilau Ridge Trail, also known as the St. Anthony Cross in Wailuku, police spokesman Lt. Gregg Okamoto said Tuesday afternoon. Noah Mina is described as a 35-year-old male; 5 feet 8 inches tall; 180 pounds, with black ...

Celebrating the joy of beer

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Brewmaster Steve Haumschild (from left, first photo) toasts with Kihei’s Farinn Randazzo and Alex Gonzalez and Waiehu’s Miki‘ala Pua‘a-Freitas Saturday afternoon at the 11th annual Maui Brewers Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater. Haumschild, who ...

Volunteers turn to tech in search for Amanda Eller

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MAKAWAO — Most days, the Makawao Forest Reserve is a place where many go to unplug from technology. But over the past 11 days, the rural forest has morphed into a hub of high-tech gadgetry in the search for Amanda Eller. Under white tents in the forest parking lot, volunteers are briefed ...

Attorneys, court navigators honored

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The Maui News Twenty attorneys who provided free legal information and 10 court navigators who helped direct courthouse visitors were recognized for their volunteer service that assisted hundreds of people last year. The attorneys provided free legal information to about 750 people who ...

County jobless rate at 2.8% in month of April

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The Maui News After jumping to 5.8 percent in March, Molokai’s jobless rate slid back down to 4.7 percent in April, lower than at the same time last year (5.4 percent) but still the highest in the state, according to a report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Industrial ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of May 1 to 17. 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 ...

Kahului hits record-high temperatures

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The Maui News Kahului reached record-high temperatures over the weekend, hitting 91 degrees Saturday and 92 degrees Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday’s temperature broke the previous record high for the date of 90 degrees set on May 18, 2007. The record low was ...

Lahaina man killed in head-on collision

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A cargo van crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck head on Monday morning along Honoapiilani Highway, killing the driver of the pickup and sending the van operator to the hospital, according to police. The white 2017 Mercedes-Benz cargo van, operated by a 20-year-old Kahului man, was ...

Mural will tell a story

Community News

Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa was working last week on a mural he is painting in front of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului. He started the project in March and it took him about a week to finish the first image. There are 12 images in total and if he continues at the current pace, he ...

‘Bids for Kids’ benefit takes place Saturday

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People for Educational Equality will have its biennial “Bids for Kids,” a fundraiser that will benefit the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina. The evening will include pupu, drinks, music from Paul West and a silent auction. ...

Local Briefs

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Toastmaster places second in contest Daniela Fournier, a member of Maui’s No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club, placed second in the District 49 International Speech Contest on Oahu on May 4. District 49 represents the State of Hawaii. The International Speech Contest has the potential to take ...