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The party is over in Makawao town

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MAKAWAO — As night fell Friday over historic Makawao, vendors and community members said they hoped it wouldn’t be the final sunset for the 8-year-old town party. Hundreds of people filled the streets for what promoters called the “grand finale” Makawao Third Friday Town Party, as ...

Hawaiian art of weaving focus of conference

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Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel will host the second annual Kauluhiwaolele Maui Fiber Arts Conference Sept. 4-7. The conference consists of four days of intense instruction in the ancient art of Hawaiian weaving by 20 kumu (master practitioners) from throughout Hawaii. During the conference, 150 ...

Surveys find no Rapid Ohia Death along East Maui

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HAIKU — Drone and helicopter surveys in East Maui conducted in mid-July did not find evidence of Rapid Ohia Death, but residents and visitors still should remain vigilant, officials from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Maui Invasive Species Committee said Friday ...

Initiative to provide slippers to students across Maui County

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A new community initiative to support Maui’s schools is underway by Mitzi Toro, owner of the Maui Cookie Lady. The initiative, “Maui School Slippah Solace,” has a goal to provide a case of slippers to every school in Maui County on all three islands. Toro was once a DOE schoolteacher and ...

New pavilion, road at Baldwin Park in master plan

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Moving the current pavilion inland, building another pavilion on the east end, installing a new roadway with a second entrance to Hana Highway and adding parking are part of the final concept for the Baldwin Beach Park master plan in Paia. The Department of Parks and Recreation master plan ...

Pukalani Superette donates school supplies to students

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Pukalani Elementary School’s 77 4th graders and their teachers are the beneficiaries of Pukalani Superette’s inaugural school supply donation project. Pukalani Superette delivered an assortment of student and classroom supplies to the school on Aug. 2. Items donated included paper, pens, ...

Concerns over timeshare project aired

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KIHEI — A beach renourishment project and the discovery of bone fragments and natural springs on and around the old Maui Lu property are some of the concerns Native Hawaiians and community members are raising about the Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare project on the old resort site in ...

Roads, bus on PCA meeting agenda

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Roadway concerns and bus routes in the Pukalani area will be a topic of discussion at the 6 p.m. Wednesday meeting of the Pukalani Community Association in the downstairs meeting room of the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. Nolly Yagin and Wendy Kobashigawa from Maui County Public ...

Seaside estate in Makena sells for $14 million, highest this year

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A 5,680-square-foot mansion on an acre in Makena sold Thursday for $14 million, the highest priced residential sale so far this year, said the seller’s Realtor. Hale Imi Ola, which means the house to seek your best life, overlooks Ahihi Bay along Makena Road and includes four bedrooms, ...

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Maui Ki-Aikido offering workshop Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a special, public workshop for adults and teens from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St., Wailuku. The class will be taught by Joni Jackson, 6th dan Maui Ki-Aikido instructor. It will center on the ...

Rotary clubs award $5,000 in scholarships to students

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The 10 Rotary clubs on Maui and Lanai recently held a celebratory luncheon for 10 students who each were awarded $5,000 Hawaii Rotary Youth Scholarships for future college expenses. The event was held at The Class Act Restaurant at UH-Maui College. Seven of the 10 attended with a parent and a ...

The most important caregiver task: Take care of yourself

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What is caregiving? Am I a caregiver? Many people who look after loved ones do not consider themselves a caregiver and do not claim the label. For example, my grandmother Mary (82 years old) watches my cousin’s son every day while my cousin and his wife are at work; my aunty Iris (55 years ...

Maui Little League has a guardian angel

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“Hit one for daddy,” whispered Lynn Pascual as she watched from the stands while her 12-year-old son, Jaren, took his at-bat at the Little League West Regional championship game in San Bernardino, Calif., on Saturday. He did. Jaren smashed a three-run home run, the first home run for the ...

Lanai students have right to ‘Olelo Hawai‘i

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A state Supreme Court ruling in a Lanai case this week affirming Hawaiian language’s significance in public education has implications that reach beyond the Maui County island, the plaintiff’s attorney said Thursday. The court ruled that the Hawaii Constitution requires “reasonable ...

Police chief defends sending Maui officers to Mauna Kea

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Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu defended his decision to send 27 Maui police officers to Mauna Kea last month and says he would do so again if requested by Hawaii County police. “I will support them,” Faaumu said Wednesday. Maui officers were sent July 16 to 23 to Mauna Kea, where ...

Pre-sentence detention OK’d for sentencing delay in robbery

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WAILUKU — A man who had pleaded guilty to robbing Tokyo Lounge in Wailuku agreed to be jailed while he awaits sentencing in the case. William Keliihoomalu IV, 32, of Wailuku was set to be sentenced Thursday in 2nd Circuit Court. But his attorney, Richard Gronna, asked for a delay so ...

Another moving day for ‘houseless’ woman

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“Where is God, where is compassion?” asks a woman, who declined to give her name, as she stands beside her belongings along Maui Veterans Highway in Puunene on Wednesday morning. The camp where she was living on the west side of the road was recently cleared out. A private crew was on the ...

Senate panels to get briefing on Maui jail

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The Maui News The state Senate Ways and Means and Public Safety committees will be seeking an update on conditions at Maui Community Correctional Center following the March riot and reported staffing shortages during an informational briefing with Department of Public Safety officials Tuesday ...

Kona-Kahului route set on Southwest

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Southwest Airlines announced Thursday the addition of new Hawaii routes, including one between Kahului Airport and Kona International Airport. The once daily new nonstop service was set to begin Jan. 19, the news release said. The airline is offering $29 one-way fares on the flight when ...