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MEO receives $150,000 award for fresh food program

WAILUKU — Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. received a $150,000 award for a fresh food voucher program that will support the Native Hawaiian community through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) COVID-19 Impact and Response Grant. ‘Ai Hua will help to reinforce and strengthen ...

MEO Core Four business planning course starts Sept. 7

WAILUKU — Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center is excited to announce the next series of Core Four business planning classes starting Tuesday, Sept. 7. All classes will be held online via the Zoom platform. MEO’s Core Four business planning series is a 24-hour ...

Flatbread Company hosting benefit for Maui Forest Birds

PAIA — The Flatbread Company in Paia is hosting a Benefit Night for Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project on Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 10 p.m. Enjoy one of the many delicious flatbreads, and a portion of the profits will go toward the conservation of Maui’s native birds. There will ...

James Domingo returns to Hula Grill Kaanapali as chef

KAANAPALI — Hula Grill Kaanapali, one of Maui’s most popular restaurants, has named James Domingo as chef. He previously served as the restaurant’s executive sous chef from 1999 to 2008. “Chef James is coming full circle, as he will now take the reins in the same kitchen where ...

Westin Maui donates $20,000 to Lahainaluna High School

KAANAPALI — The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali donated $20,000 to Lahainaluna High School on Aug. 9. Funds for the donation were raised by kama‘aina bookings and will go to benefit Lahainaluna High School’s Alternative Learning Programs. “It’s been a ...

Maui girl finds ‘sweet’ career path at home

LAHAINA — For young fourth-generation Maui resident Ashley Cooper, a successful career was never going to be enough — it had to be pono as well. Returning from college on the Mainland, Cooper found herself challenged to determine what type of career path she could take that would ...

Maui County residents eligible for free energy- efficient products

HONOLULU — Hawaii Energy announced that it is offering free energy-efficient product upgrades and installation to eligible residential properties in Maui County, including senior housing and affordable housing complexes. Hawaii Energy’s Energy Smart 4 Homes program provides free ...

Over $8,000 raised to help Maui keiki return to school prepared to succeed

WAILUKU — Maui County Federal Credit Union (FCU) concluded its school supply and backpack drives at each of its branches in Kahului, Lahaina and Wailuku on July 17, raising $8,125.43 and collecting over 2,800 school items for Maui’s children in need. “We are incredibly grateful ...

Hawaiiana Management Company Ltd. promotes April Lum

LAHAINA — April Lum has been promoted to Director, West Maui Operations at Hawaiiana Management Company. Lum joined Hawaiiana Management in January 2019 as Office Coordinator and Management Executive, and she was instrumental in opening the office in August 2019. In June ...

Lahaina Gateway welcomes Kihei Caffe Lahaina

LAHAINA — Lahaina Gateway, West Maui’s largest outdoor shopping center, welcomes popular Maui eatery Kihei Caffe to its tenant roster. The Lahaina Gateway location marks the first expansion for the restaurant, which opened its doors in 1998 and has been named “Best Breakfast on ...