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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 tournament benefits the Maui Food Bank’s Aloha BackPack Buddies program, which provides healthy weekend meals…

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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 in March, but its origins stretch back to the summer of 2018. That’s when Realtors…

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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 she quickly discovered it was a set-up. That day, Ting’s family, friends, colleagues and 2019…

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Pamela Reader

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 Maui Preparatory Academy in Lahaina. As its name suggests, this club is all about kindness.…

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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.

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 Tin Roof” was halted just a few weeks away from opening night. It’s been an…

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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.

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 is ‘changing lives, one home at a time,” said Realtors Association of Maui member and…

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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

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 Maui (RAM) members who have helped distribute thousands of boxes of food to residents in…

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You know that desk in your office that no one uses anymore? The file cabinet that hasn’t been opened in years? Or that swivel chair that’s been collecting dust in the corner? If you’re planning to move, downsize or refresh your office space, consider donating any no-longer-needed, gently used furniture, equipment or supplies to Maui’s…

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It’s been a St. Patrick’s Day tradition for the past nine years: On a designated morning in mid-March, dozens of green-clad bocce ball players take the field at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea for the annual Aloha BackPack Buddies Bocce Ball Fundraising Tournament. The tournament benefits the Maui Food Bank’s Aloha BackPack Buddies program,…

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2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for P. Denise La Costa. And she couldn’t be happier. La Costa, owner and principal broker of La Costa Realty Hawaii, was recently appointed by Gov. David Ige to serve as the Maui County commissioner on the Hawaii Real Estate Commission. She will bring nearly three…

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