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Realtor Working to End Hunger on Maui

Realtor Working to End Hunger on Maui By Sarah Ruppenthal Right now, someone on Maui is grappling with food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active and healthy life. Tragically, it is a daily reality for many of our fellow residents.  That’s…

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RAM Now Accepting Applications For 2023 Scholarship

RAM Now Accepting Applications For 2023 Scholarship By Sarah Ruppenthal It goes without saying that academic scholarships can make the dream of college a reality for many students. Not only do scholarships help make higher education possible for those who can’t afford to pay out of pocket, but they can also spare them the stress…

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RAM Members Help Students Thrive in the Classroom

RAM Members Help Students Thrive in the Classroom By Sarah Ruppenthal The school year is well underway and the back-to-school shopping season is long over, but students will continue to need basic supplies like pencils, paper and notebooks in the months to come. The reality is, many parents can’t afford these items and students often…

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RAM Members on a Roll for Island Keiki

RAM Members on a Roll for Island Keiki By Sarah Ruppenthal For the 12th year in a row, green-clad bocce ball players will take the field in Wailea for the annual St. Patrick’s Day-themed Aloha BackPack Buddies Bocce Ball Fundraising Tournament in March.  The tournament benefits the Maui Food Bank’s Aloha BackPack Buddies program, which…

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RAM Member Puts “Service Above Self”

RAM Member Puts “Service Above Self” By Sarah Ruppenthal There are more than 1.2 million people worldwide who collectively abide by the same motto: “Service above self.” Frank Szczepanski of Equity One Real Estate is one of them.  He is the president of the Eco Rotary Club of Maui, which was established nearly four months…

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RAM Members Serve Up Holiday Magic

RAM Members Serve Up Holiday Magic By Sarah Ruppenthal As you can imagine, Santa Claus has a pretty busy schedule in December. But that didn’t keep him from paying a visit to the Ka Hale A Ke Ola (KHAKO) Homeless Resource Centers Wailuku facility on Wednesday, Dec. 7.   That evening, Santa and several members of…

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RAM Member Helps Foster a Love of Reading

RAM Member Helps Foster a Love of Reading By Sarah Ruppenthal It may be small, but it’s nearly impossible to miss.  Mounted atop a wooden post near the entrance of Kihei Charter School, the bright pink box is guaranteed to catch the eye of any passerby. Those who stop to peer through the glass door…

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RAM Members Serve Meals to Those in Need

RAM Members Serve Meals to Those in Need By Sarah Ruppenthal The holiday season is officially here, and for many Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) members, the season wouldn’t be complete without a generous helping of kindness. That’s why you’ll find many of them preparing and serving meals at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola…

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RAM Member Creates Ripple Effects

RAM Member Creates Ripple Effects By Sarah Ruppenthal Every year in the United States, billions of plastic bottles are used and discarded, but only a small fraction are recycled. In 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that Americans generated 35.7 million tons of plastic waste. Of that, more than 26 million tons were sent…

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RAM members help keep Upcountry Maui strong

RAM members help keep Upcountry Maui strong By Sarah Ruppenthal When Claudia Garcia of Maui International Real Estate Services Inc. and Kris Musto of Coldwell Banker Island Properties concocted an idea to help Upcountry residents in need two-and-a-half years ago, they never expected it to grow into a full-fledged, community-driven effort that would impact the lives…

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