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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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Kahului Walmart Among Several Statewide Participating in Wellness Day

Kahului Walmart will be among one of the Hawai`i Walmart Stores and 47,000 additional stores across the country to host Walmart Wellness Day on Saturday, September 23. The free health screening event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and provide Hawai`i residents with an opportunity to learn health information like blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, …

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Free Public Kihei Charter School Set To Open In August 2018

Kellie Pali had an experience many parents of young children may also share. Her daughter Aalyah was an intelligent and curious 5th grader but she was bringing home low grades and hated going to school. Pali enrolled her daughter into the Kihei Charter School and now as an 8th grader she is on the Honor Roll and loves going to …

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6 Tons of Rubbish Collected by Volunteers at the 13th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up

The 13th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up was held on Saturday September 16, 2017. After the weigh in, Maui Disposal reported 6 tons of materials collected at the Lahaina Town Clean Up. Over 300 volunteers including school groups, civic clubs, local businesses, residents, and visitors, spent the day cleaning up Lahaina streets, harbors and beaches from Puamana to the Māla …

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The Pacific Cancer Foundation of Maui kicks off their 2017 Go Pink! Fundraising Campaign, shirts on sale now

The Maui Police Department and Maui Fire Department have teamed up again in a friendly competition to raise funds and awareness for Maui’s cancer community. Mayor Arakawa proclaimed October ‘Go Pink Month’ and with your support we can Paint the Island Pink! The MPD and MFD put their logos on pink t-shirts and are engaging in a friendly competition to …

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Maui Medical Group Lahaina welcomes new Pediatrician

Dr. Melissa Hessel joined Maui Medical Group’s Pediatric Department in July of 2017.  She practices at our Lahaina clinic located at 130 Prison Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761. She comes to us from Wisconsin where she practiced office and hospital based pediatrics for the past 16 years.  Dr. Hessel attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received her Bachelor’s Degree and attended Medical School at the Medical College of Wisconsin. …

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UH Maui College Plans College, Job Fairs

Back-to-back events at UH Maui College this month aimed to help advance education and career opportunities are scheduled. The following events are free and are open to the public. UH Transfer and College Fair The University of Hawai`i Transfer and College Fair is on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ka Lama Building Courtyard. Representatives from UH Mānoa, …

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Maui Fair now accepting applications for their pie eating contest

On Saturday, October 7, Maui Fair’s 3rd Annual PIE COMPETITION is sure to bring out Maui’s tastiest, most mouthwatering pies that would make Martha Stewart jealous. Applications can be found under Attractions at www.MauiFair.com! There will be two categories.  The Open Category is open to the first thirteen non-professional registered entries. Pies will be judged on taste, consistency (crust to …

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AARP Searching for Maui Tax Aide Volunteers

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers on Maui for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss …

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