Ke Alahele: Fund The Journey!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 27, 2011 for the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund! Held at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, featuring Distinguished Educators U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, his wife Ms. Irene Hirano, and Mayor Alan Arakawa and his wife Ann headline the event. Sponsorships are now available. For more information, contact […]

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Making a Difference in Hana

Lehua Park Cosma is one community volunteer dedicated to meeting human needs, a priority value expressed by our community through the Focus Maui Nui process. Through her tireless efforts and leadership, the Hana community benefited from the nation’s first communal home dialysis center, Hale Pomaika’i, which opened in 2009. The facility means that diabetes patients […]

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Brian Moto: A Volunteer with Many Missions

Meeting human needs is a priority value expressed by our community through the Focus Maui Nui process, and in the case of Brian Moto, this applies to helping the victims of the recent Japan disasters as well as those in need on Maui. Moto, volunteer Board President of Maui Fukushima Kenjin Kai, the local association […]

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Meet County of Maui Budget Director: Sandy Baz

The Focus Maui Nui process identified the key role of government in responding to community values and needs, and the importance of open, ongoing communication. To promote this dialogue, we continue a series of profiles of newly appointed County Department Directors. Sandy Baz had to hit the ground running when he took up his appointment […]

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The Environment—and You

Ten things you can do to protect the Environment: Buy local Car pool to work Grow native plants in your yard Use biodegradable products whenever possible Install rooftop photovoltaic panels for hot water Maintain your car, especially if it’s an older model Support your local watershed partnership Adopt your favorite park and help keep it […]

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Maui’s Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) App Featured in USA Today

Disaster Alert, the free app developed by the Kihei-based Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and Google’s Android platform, was featured in an article published today in the online version of USA Today. A shorter version is expected to appear in the weekend print edition of USA Today. PDC […]

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An Exemplary Steward of the Environment

All volunteers who make a difference in the community by improving the environment deserve recognition, but volunteering every day for ten years and transforming an unkempt coastline into a thriving native ecosystem represents an extraordinary achievement. Mike Perry, retired Lahaina Postmaster, has been instrumental in transforming 20 acres of Kanaha Beach Park, makai of the […]

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Baldwin High School Robotics Team

Baldwin Robotics team rocked this weekend at the FIRST Robotics Competition’s San Diego Regional tournament by making it to the finals. Although their alliance ultimately lost their final match, they did an outstanding job representing their school and Maui. You can see the final match here. Baldwin is team #2439.

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Meet the Department Director: David Goode, Public Works

The Focus Maui Nui process identified the key role of government and public officials in responding to community values and needs, and the importance of open, ongoing communication. To promote the dialogue, we present the first in a series of profiles of the newly appointed County Department Directors. David Goode, appointed in January 2011 as […]

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Lessons on Growing Food and Sustainability in our Schools

The Maui School Garden Network that Lehn Huff created and coordinates as a community volunteer supports project-based learning for students of all ages across the County. It also serves to promote valuable information on nutrition and growing food locally. The Network is a partnership involving over 40 public and private schools (from preschool through high […]

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