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Hawaiian Electric proposes upgrades for renewable energy transition

KAHULUI — In its transition to use more renewable energy to power Maui while maintaining reliable service, Hawaiian Electric submitted an application to build a new switchyard and make equipment conversions to retire its oil-firing generating units at the Kahului Power Plant (KPP). ...

Groups join forces to plant 500 fruit-bearing trees on Maui

The nine Rotary Clubs of Maui, in conjunction with Ohana Gardens/Food Security Hawaii and Uncle George Kahumoku Jr., are ready to launch the La‘au Ha‘awi Maui project — “Gifting Trees for Maui.” Rotary Club members, together with ‘Ohana Gardens and Food Security Hawaii ...

Free COVID-19 community testing program for residents underway

WAILUKU — Mayor Michael Victorino last week announced the launch of a free COVID-19 community testing program sponsored by the County of Maui. Residents do not need to have insurance or meet any criteria to get tested for free. Minit Medical is administering the program at standing ...

Dr. Andrew Weil to offer free webinar

KAHULUI — Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and chief science officer for Maui Grown Therapies, will give a free online presentation called “Cannabis and the Anti-inflammatory Lifestyle” at 11 a.m. on ...

Chapel to host Harvest Festival

KAPALUA — Harvest at Kumulani Chapel will host its annual Harvest Festival for keiki on Friday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in its parking lot on Kapalua Drive off Office Road. Families are encouraged to decorate their cars and dress in friendly costumes as they drive through and ...

County Adaptability Fund Applications due Nov. 6

KIHEI — Mayor Michael Victorino recently announced the launch of the Maui County Adaptability Fund to help local small businesses recover and survive the impacts from COVID-19. The county has allocated $5 million to the fund. Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) is administering the ...

Maui Hub accepts SNAP/EBT customers

KULA — Maui Hub announced that it will be accepting online orders from customers enrolled in the USDA SNAP/EBT program. Maui Hub is a nonprofit organization established in early April in response to the shuttering of local restaurants and businesses that cater to Maui residents ...

Drive-through Halloween events set

WAILUKU — The County of Maui is partnering with a number of community groups and organizations to create safe, alternative Halloween activities for keiki and families to enjoy on Saturday, Oct. 31. The county is coordinating drive-through Halloween events that will be held at the ...