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17th Annual Paddle For Hunger Breaks Record, Raises More Than $10K For Maui Food Bank

On Thanksgiving Day, nearly 400 paddlers and spectators from the Maui community showed up to Paddle For Hunger. The 17th annual event drew an impressive 295 paddlers and another 77 spectators, totaling 372 people. Organized by Hawaiian Paddle Sports, this year’s event featured untimed “races,” a silent auction, door prizes, and a pre-event food drive at Nalu’s. As a result, …

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Maui Electric supports Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs

Maui Electric Company recently presented the Maui County Council Boy Scouts of America and The Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i each with $10,000 donations. The funds are provided through Maui Electric’s Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation (HEICF). The Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) received a $10,000 donation to support their new STEM Scouts program that merges with the …

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Volunteers Sought for Invasive Plant Removal Project

Haleakalā National Park and the Pacific Whale Foundation are recruiting local volunteers for a plant removal project on Saturday, December 2. Volunteers will physically remove young pine trees and other small invasive plants from the Summit District. Transportation, training, hand tools, gloves, and other equipment will be provided. Interested volunteers are asked to sign up by 11 a.m. on Friday, …

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Gifts of Turkeys Given to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Maui Health System showed appreciation this holiday with Thanksgiving turkeys for all employees, and their families, many of whom donated theirs to Maui Food Bank. “In Hawaii especially, sharing food brings people together and giving turkeys is a symbol of appreciation to our Maui Health System ‘ohana who ensure high-quality, affordable health care to our patients,” said Michael Rembis, Maui …

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Sugar Cane Train returns for 2nd Annual Holiday Express

LAHAINA RAILROAD LLC, – Maui’s iconic Sugar Cane Train is pleased to announce the Holiday Express event will run for the second year in a row beginning Friday November 24 – December 25, 2017. Offering two rides nightly at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. from Puukoli Station, the Holiday Express delivers the magic of Christmas with a four-mile train ride …

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Hawai‘i Energy Works to Boost Maui Condominium Owners’ Energy Savings

Energy efficiency took center stage at the annual Community Council of Maui Trade Show and Seminar at the King Kamehameha Golf Course Clubhouse. Hawai‘i Energy led the charge by passionately presenting information throughout the morning aimed at sharing with condominium and home owners effective ways to lower their utility bills by making smart energy choices. “Maui County sees some the …

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Maui Electric donates to programs supporting Moloka’i youth

Maui Electric Company recently presented two Moloka‘i community organizations with monetary donations to support the island’s youth. The funds are donated from Maui Electric’s Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation. Moloka’i Child Abuse Prevention Pathways (MCAPP) received a $5,000 donation last month to support prevention education for students both at primary and secondary levels to help them develop the skills to …

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Molokai High School Robotics Team wins International Championship

The Molokai High School VEX Robotics Team won the 2017 Pan Pacific VEX Robotics Championship on November 5, 2017. The competition featured top teams from China, California, and Hawaii. Team 1037B from Molokai High along with their partners “The Hawaiian Kids” from Waialua High School and “Rolling Robots” from Rolling Hills Estates, California went undefeated throughout the quarterfinals, semifinals, and …

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