RAM members put service above self

When a friend invited Karin Carlson of NextHome Pacific Properties to a Rotary meeting three years ago, she says it exceeded all of her expectations. Soon after, she was inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea—and she’s relished…

Students encouraged to apply for RAM scholarship

Without question, academic scholarships make the dream of college a reality for many students. Not only do scholarships make higher education possible for those who can’t afford to pay out of pocket, but they also help to spare cash-strapped…

RAM members keep the arts alive and thriving

For as long as she can remember, Mary Anne Fitch has had an affinity for art. From painting to sculpture to photography, she has a deep and enduring appreciation for all things artistic. That’s why Fitch and her husband, Nam Le Viet, both…

REALTOR® brings holiday cheer to deserving kids

This was no ordinary shopping spree: Just before sunrise on Saturday, Dec. 8, squeals of delight rang out as 54 kids and more than 60 Maui Police Department (MPD) officers and cadets whisked through the aisles of the Target store in Kahului…

Longtime RAM members give back, year after year

Whether its caroling in the snow, building gingerbread houses, or posing for photos in matching Christmas sweaters, the holidays are full of family traditions. Bob, Donna and Clint Hansen of Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC have their own family…

Bringing holiday cheer to kids in need

It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. Just ask Melissa Smith and Elizabeth Wood of Coldwell Banker Island Properties. They kicked off the season of giving in late October when they started planning a toy drive for children…

Helping hands, wagging tails - all in a day's work

It was a quiet day at the office for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty Valley Isle on Friday, Nov. 2. That’s because 25 of its agents spent the day at Assistance Dogs of Hawaii’s main campus in Makawao. There, they…

RAM member paddles with a 'stand-up' purpose

The statistics are staggering: According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and an estimated 2,470 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. As researchers work…

RAM members take action for Maui students

On Sunday, Oct. 14, a group of Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) members joined forces to make a difference for the students of Pomaikai Elementary School as part of Hawaii Realtors’ Realtor Action Day. Those volunteers were Lianne Peros-Busch…

Making a slam-dunk to benefit Maui youngsters

The Lahaina Civic Center will come alive with the sounds of cheers, bouncing basketballs and sneakers squeaking on the hardwood floor when the Maui Jim Maui Classic, an NCAA Division I women’s college basketball tournament, tips off on Friday,…