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Haleakala National Park Advisory

Reminder that Crater Road will be CLOSING TONIGHT. The park summit road will be closing at 6 pm while Crater Road itself outside of the park will be closing at 5 pm. The road will reopen tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm. ~EP Crater Road (Rt. 378) and Haleakalā National Park’s summit road will close to visitor traffic while a slow …

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Maui Electric Energy Fair features family fun and education on August 22

Maui Electric Company will present fun games, interactive displays, hands-on demonstrations and entertainment at the free Maui Electric Energy Fair on Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. “Join us for a fun and exciting day dedicated to all things energy,” said Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric Company. “Bring the entire ‘ohana …

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Pukalani Community Association to host meeting with Civil Defense and MECO

The Pukalani Community Association invites the public to their next meeting on Tuesday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center, in the downstairs meeting room. Refreshments will be served. The meeting will feature representatives from Maui Electric Company and Maui County Civil Defense as guest speakers. Maui Electric will present an …

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Little Trucker Dukes returns home to Maui with much Aloha

Maui 2-year-old Trucker Dukes came home to a huge welcome on Thursday evening after nine months away for neuroblastoma cancer treatment on Oahu and New York City. Family and friends met the Dukes ‘ohana at the airport and they were surprised with a Mercedes Benz large passenger van to drive them home. The Limo Company provide the pick-up service complete …

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Customers pay it forward to Maui Lani Safeway employee

Kili Brown and Pili Akima are two frequent shoppers of the Maui Lani Safeway in Wailuku. According to Kili on their frequent trips to the store, they met Dale. After befriending Dale, the story of his current living conditions inspired him and his friend Pili to get Dale an alternative form of transportation. Kili and Pili donated a bike to …

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Are your pets disaster ready?

Are your pets disaster-ready? Hurricane season is here – take steps to ensure that your pets remain safe by doing the following: 1) Assemble a ‘pet evacuation kit’ for your pets if you live in an area that could potentially be evacuated – emergency pet shelters will NOT accept your pet unless you have one! Find out how here: http://bit.ly/1MKRH4U …

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Should Hawaii worry about a Hurricane?

Recent article from the weather.com has said that virtually every system approaching Hawaii from the east since 1950 tracking at least as far north as the latitude of the Big Island of Hawaii eventually weakened to a tropical storm or depression by the time it reached the islands. Last August, Iselle became only the second tropical storm to landfall on …

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2015 HC&S Community Initiative Grant Application Deadline 7/31

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) is pleased to announce that it has launched the 2015 HC&S Community Initiative, a follow-up to the community grant program initiated in 2014. This year’s fund aims to support “Maui’s Kids and Families.” Starting today, grant applications and information are available on the HC&S website. All grant applications must be submitted by July 31, …

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Important Flood Risk Meetings Held for Kihei, Waikapu, Kaunakakai and South Shore Molokai Residents

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui, State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be holding a community meeting for area residents who may be affected by the new digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs). These new maps may impact residential flood risk ratings by changing flood insurance requirements when …

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East Maui Little Fire Ant Status Update Community Meeting

The Maui Invasive Species Committee and Hawaii Ant Lab will give a presentation covering the current status and treatment of the little fire ant infestations in East Maui. The presentation will be Thursday, July 9th, at 5:30 pm in the Hana Community Center cafeteria. The little fire ant is a highly invasive ant from South America that was first detected …

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