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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces Hawaiʻi Students Nominated to Military Service Academies

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the names and photos of her nominations to the U.S. Military Service Academies for classes entering Summer 2017.  After an exhaustive application and interview process, she nominated twenty-two students from across Hawaii’s Second Congressional District. Their applications are now being considered for final selection by the United States Military Academy at West Point, the …

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Four Receive awards from the Maui Fire Department

The Maui Fire Department Chief Jeff Murray and the Fire and Public Safety Commission recognized four individuals for their heroism and quick action during two separate emergencies on Maui. Each of the individuals received the Kahuola Award for their actions. The Kahuloa Award is given “for performing a selfless act probably resulting in the saving of a human life.” On …

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Metals and Electronics Recycling Event Set for East Maui

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management will be sponsoring a metals and electronics recycling event at the Hana Landfill on Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily. This collection event is free for residents only; commercial waste will not be accepted without a fee. Participants are advised to call ahead …

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Free Learn-to-Swim Classes Offered for Children and Adults

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Division, announced it is offering free swim classes this spring for both children and adults. Classes, schedules, locations and registration details are as follows: Swimming Stroke Development and Conditioning Classes for Children (Kokua Pool) Swimmers must be Level 3 and above, ages 7 to 12 years Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, …

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Nominations sought for 2017 Gintong Pamana Awards

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for the 2017 Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards to recognize members of the Maui Filipino community with outstanding achievements, has exhibited leadership skills, excelled in his or her career, or has devoted time to give back the community. Awardees will be honored at the Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards banquet on Wednesday, …

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Lahaina’s Kite Festival & Kite Flying Events, April 13 – 16, 2017

April is National Kite Month and Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Chinese Kite Festival with Kite Flying will celebrate the wide world of kites over four days this year:  April 13, 14, 15 and 16. This family fun event will feature kite making with a master kite artist from Colorado, kite demonstrations and presentations, kite flying with kite masters as well as …

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MAUI CASTING CALL: MAPA seeking young performers ages 8-18 for Mulan Jr.

Calling all performers ages 8-18! Spend your summer singing, dancing and acting in MAPA’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp, culminating in 8 public performances of Disney’s Mulan Jr. All students perform in the show! Offering more than 175 hours of training under the expert direction of professional teaching artists, the camp embodies MAPA’s commitment to delivering the highest quality performing arts …

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Appointments Being Taken for Philippine Consulate Mobile Outreach

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Immigrant Services Division, announced that appointments are now being taken for the Philippine Consulate mobile outreach on Maui April 22 -23, 2017. The outreach will provide on-island services for Philippine Passport Renewal, Dual Citizenship, Authentication and other consular services; priority will be given to expired or passport expiring within the …

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House approves $31.2 million for Central Maui CIP

Rep. Woodson and Maui delegation spearhead coordinated effort for Valley Isle initiatives; Woodson’s UH Promise Program bill moves to the Senate As part of the current state budget proposal, the House approved $31.2 million for capital improvement projects for Kahului Elementary School, Maui Waena Intermediate School, Kahului Airport, and Kahului Harbor. “The Maui delegation and I worked hard to gradually …

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Winners of 2017 Mayor’s Small Business Awards Announced

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce honored the nominees and winners of the 2017 Mayor’s Small Business Awards on Tuesday, March 7th at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. The awards dinner was held in partnership with the Maui Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by silver sponsors American Savings Bank and HMSA; and bronze sponsors …

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