Community

MEO graduated 13 students from recent Business Development Program

MEO’s Business Development Program graduated thirteen (13) students from the Core Four Business Planning course on October 17, 2017. Attending the luncheon was Maui County Council member Don Guzman, and from the Mayors office Anthony Arakaki, both gave encouraging advice on small business ownership to the graduates. At the graduation, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs received one-on-one guidance from local commercial bankers …

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Na Hale O Maui Receives Donation From Hawaii Life Charitable Fund

The Hawaii Life Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund of the Hawaii Community Fund, makes grants to programs that work to preserve Hawai’i’s beauty and culture by supporting its people. Hawaii Life Agents choose a theme for the year.  The theme for 2017 is “A Hale for All.”  Pictured here Cassandra Abdul (left), executive director of Na Hale O Maui, an affordable Community housing Land Trust, accepts a grant …

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‘Every Second Counts’ Fire Prevention Week Kicks Off

You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do? Consider this scenario: Its 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don’t have a plan …

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Kealia Pond Visitor Center reopens for National Wildlife Refuge Week

The Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Visitor Center, located at Milepost 6 on the Mokulele Highway in Kihei, will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10. The Visitor Center and Refuge offer Maui residents and visitors the opportunity to explore interactive exhibits, hands-on activities for keiki, and wildlife viewing areas where some 30 species of …

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Realtors Association of Maui Donates Contingency Funds to Help Hurricane Victims

In an effort to help those who have endured unimaginable loss in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) recently donated two of its contingency funds to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Realtors Relief Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to providing housing-related assistance to victims of disasters. In one of her final acts …

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Maui Gift & Craft Fair joins Lahaina Gateway Center

Lahaina Gateway welcomes Maui Gift & Craft Fair every Sunday starting October 22, 2017 from 9am to 2pm. Enjoy the wonderful locally made art, jewelry, gifts and crafts from over 35 local vendors, including Maui Fine Art, Nalu Koa, Lee Oululani Plevney, Footprints in the Sand, Lightsavor Photography, Bodhi Waves, Primitive Vibes Hawaii, Mahina Spirit, and many more. For more …

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E-Cycling Closed on Maui for the Month of October; Reopens Oct. 31st

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that its County-sponsored “E-Cycling” Electronics Recycling Program will close on Maui during the month of October. The Maui E-Cycling program, located at 901 Lower Main St. (across Maui Soda & Ice) will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 31 and will accept all the materials it usually accepts: all TVs and TV accessories; all …

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DLNR to Host Public Hearings on Public Licenses and Rule Amendments

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources has scheduled statewide public hearings on proposed administrative rule amendments that would increase the annual commercial marine license fees from the current $50/year to $100/year initially, then to $150/year on January 1, 2018. This date may be delayed until later in the year, depending on when the rules are …

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