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Take ‘A Walk in the Park” for local keiki

By RAM | May 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Take ‘A Walk in the Park” for local keiki

What can you do with brand-new pair of rubber slippers? Make a kid’s day. At schools statewide, some students arrive on campus wearing one slipper—or none at all. Others lose or break theirs during the day and have no replacement.…

RAM members raise money for local keiki

By RAM | April 26, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members raise money for local keiki

For the past nine years, green-clad bocce ball players have taken the field at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea on a designated morning in mid-March for the annual St. Patrick’s Day-themed Aloha BackPack Buddies Bocce Ball Fundraising Tournament. The…

RAM members make wishes come true

By RAM | April 19, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members make wishes come true

Sometimes, one good idea can create a ripple effect. Case in point: Maui Kokua Angels, a new volunteer-fueled program that collects wished-for items for residents staying at Ka Hale A Ke Ola (KHAKO) Homeless Resource Centers. Maui Kokua Angels began…

RAM honors its Affiliate of the Year

By RAM | April 12, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM honors its Affiliate of the Year

Brendan O’Colmain never saw it coming. The signs were all there: His wife, Ashley, had casually stopped by his office that morning. Sharon Robinson of Movement Mortgage also paid an out-of-the-ordinary visit. And as he and his colleagues convened a…

RAM honors its Realtor® Salesperson of the Year

By RAM | April 5, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM honors its Realtor® Salesperson of the Year

It started off like any other Friday for Kim Insley-Morrell of Coldwell Banker Island Properties, but by the end of the day on Feb. 26, she was draped in flower lei and had been named the 2020 Realtor Salesperson of…

RAM honors its REALTOR® Broker of the Year

By RAM | March 29, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM honors its REALTOR® Broker of the Year

When Donna Ting arrived at the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) office in Kahului on the afternoon of March 3, the Tri-Isle Realty & Development Co. Realtor Broker thought she was there to deliver a presentation about affordable housing. But…

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RAM member helps spread kindness

By RAM | March 22, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM member helps spread kindness

Aesop once said: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” The ancient Greek storyteller’s words resonate deeply with Pamela Reader of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. She’s the founder and moderator of the Kind Club at…

Realtors Association of Maui member Leslie Mackenzie Smith serves on the Maui OnStage board of directors. The nonprofit has played a starring role in keeping the Historic Iao Theater thriving over the years and is recognized as one of the longest-running theater companies in the United States.

REALTOR® helps keep theater in the spotlight

By RAM | March 15, 2021 | Comments Off on REALTOR® helps keep theater in the spotlight

The past year hasn’t been easy for community theater. Like countless other venues worldwide, the Historic Iao Theater went dark last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the state’s stay-at-home order, a scheduled production of “Cat on a Hot…

Realtors Association of Maui member and Na Hale O Maui executive director Cassandra Abdul, Na Hale O Maui board president David Ward and new happy homeowners Jamie Potter-Kekiwi and Jefferson Hatanaka. Na Hale O Maui is a volunteer- and membership-based organization that puts affordable homeownership within reach of Maui County residents by securing and preserving a permanent supply of affordable housing alternatives.

Changing lives, one home at a time

By RAM | March 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Changing lives, one home at a time

For many, homeownership is an uphill (and at times, seemingly unwinnable) battle, as many prospective buyers are priced out of the single-family home market. That’s where community land trusts like Na Hale O Maui step in to help. “Our motto…

Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) members Melissa Salvador (left) and Gina Duncan are among the many volunteers who have helped distribute boxes of food to residents in need during the Bayanihan food distributions at the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center. Photo courtesy Gina Duncan

RAM members help feed residents in need

By RAM | February 22, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members help feed residents in need

The past year has been full of highs and lows, but there’s been one constant: Maui residents stepping up to help one another and proving that difficult times can bring out the best in a community. Case in point: The Realtors Association of…

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