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Rental, mortgage and utility help available

WAILUKU — Renters and mortgage holders facing difficulties making their payments may qualify for assistance — including with back rent — and could receive information and help in applying for relief at Maui Economic Opportunity in-person outreach events and offices. MEO staff ...

Maui libraries garner major support from Maui Friends of the Library

LAHAINA — The Maui community’s thirst for books has given Maui Friends of the Library bookstores strong sales since reopening after the COVID-19 shut down, and local libraries are benefiting. This year, all eight public libraries in Maui County and the Holoholo Bookmobile each ...

Genetics to be the topic at Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset meeting

WEST MAUI — Allyson Scott, the associate director of the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at the University of California San Francisco, will be the presenter at the hybrid meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Royal Ocean Terrace ...

Kelly Robinson now an up-and-coming Maui real estate agent

WEST MAUI — Kelly Robinson, a local girl born and raised on Maui, has moved her efforts to real estate. The Kamehameha Schools graduate has served Hawaii in many different industries and has consistently kept the spirit of Hawaiian culture in her work, continuously focusing her background and ...

Rotarians join forces to collect school supplies for needy children

LAHAINA — From Sept. 3-5, three Lahaina Rotary Clubs will collect school supplies for children in need. These three days of School Supplies Drives are part of the Rotary Days of Service effort. The focus of this fall effort addresses basic education and literacy and is branded ...

Maui Music Mission to restart After School Music Club

LAHAINA — After School Music Club is back... and it has a whole new vibe! Maui Music Mission has survived the pandemic and is now open with a new store at The Outlets of Maui, where Reuben Pali has been teaching and revitalizing the mission since October. The heart of ...

Volunteers to hold cleanup at Kaanapali Beach

KAANAPALI — The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach and Rotary Club of Lahaina will hold a beach cleanup on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 8 to 9 a.m. The group will start on the beach side of The Whaler at 2481 Kaanapali Parkway. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, appropriate footwear, ...

Julia Weisel joins Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset

LAHAINA — At a recent in-person/hybrid meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Julia Weisel was inducted as the club’s newest member. She was inducted into the club by Assistant Governor Mariko Higashi and sponsored by President-Elect Kelsey Briggs. Julia was born and raised ...

‘Rotary on the Road’ tours Kapalua’s Hui Momona Farms

KAPALUA — On a recent damp and misty Sunday morning, 12 members and friends from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset had the opportunity to attend a “Rotary on the Road” Vocational Tour of Hui Momona Farms. This 25-acre facility and working farm sits atop the scenic Kapalua ...

Rotarians clean up graffiti

LAHAINA — Over 92 “tags” were scrubbed off walls, fire hydrants, signs, trash cans and other surfaces around Lahaina by members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise. Additionally, the members painted over graffiti on the Kahoma Stream bridge, the wall of the carport facing the ...