Community

Da Maui Sleigh Heads to Queen Ka`ahumanu Center

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will welcome Da Maui Sleigh on Saturday, December 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the North-East parking lot, at the corner of Ka’ahumanu Avenue and Kane Street. Da Maui Sleigh began as a father and son tradition over 16 years ago when James Presbitero saw a small sleigh pass by in his neighborhood and decided …

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Maui County Parks and pools to CLOSE Dec 1st for staff training

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 for a department-wide, one-day training. The one-day closure includes all permit offices and pools on Maui and Molokai; however, Waiehu Golf Course will remain open for normal hours. For general parks information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks.

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Kahului Elementary PTSA set up GoFundMePage for school after fire

On the night of Friday, November 25, 2017 multiple classrooms at Kahului School were said to be on fire by witnessing neighbors. As a result, at least 3 classrooms were completely destroyed and others severely damaged. The staff, students, and families of Kahului School are deeply saddened by this devastating incident. Kahului PTSA is asking for your help in raising …

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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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