The Kahului School PTSA would like to thank the community for supporting our "School Kine Cookie" fundraiser and making it a success. We would also like to thank the Grand Wailea and Kaanapali Beach Hotel for donating prizes, and Starbucks for donating coffee. Thank you also to the parents and families of our Kahului School students who volunteered to help us at the cookie pickup. We could not do it without you.
Kahului School PTSA
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On Aug. 24, 25 cancer patient navigators from throughout the state attended the first-ever comprehensive daylong continuing education conference on Maui.
The focus of this conference was head and neck cancer - the challenges, treatment options and rehabilitation processes.
We extend a heartfelt mahalo to all the experts who shared time and wisdom: wellness practitioner Ruby Wong; from Hospice Maui, Dr. Nancy Long, medical director; from Maui Memorial Medical Center, Dr. David Crow, board certified otolaryngologist, registered dieticians Lisa Allen and Teresa Notarangelo, physical therapist Natalie Sook, occupational therapist Suzi Wojciechowski, and speech-language pathologist Walter Tokishi; from Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui, Dr. Ramin Altaha, board certified medical oncologist and hematologist, and Dr. Bobby Baker, board certified radiation oncologist.
* Thank-you letters are published on Sundays, space permitting.
Letters must be typed, and be limited to 250 words. The number of people or groups thanked is limited to 15. Whenever possible, include first and last names of individuals being thanked. All letters are subject to editing. The writer's name and community will be published as part of the letter.
The letters must include an address and a phone number where the writer can be reached during weekday working hours. The letters are due by noon Monday in order to be considered for publication the following Sunday.
To submit a thank-you letter, go to The Maui News Web site at www.mauinews.com. Look for Virtual Newsroom, then Community in the left margin, then click on Submit Community News: Virtual Newsroom. For more information, call 242-6323.
This conference resulted from a collaborative grant among The Queen's Medical Center, Maui Memorial Medical Center and the Pacific Cancer Foundation.
Karli Smallwood, cancer patient navigator
Pacific Cancer Foundation
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Staying true to the meaning of "ohana," the Maui Surf Ohana launched its season opener at Koki Beach in Hana. Breaking away from the traditional standard contest, the ohana held a great big beach party to kick off the season!
Due to circumstances beyond the Maui Surf Ohana's control, the planned contest did not run, so the ohana went to work creating a memorable learning experience and beach party for the Maui surf groms. A daylong expression session served to be just the right amount of competition for many to start the season.
Supervised by the surfing royal Hawaiian, Kimo Kinimaka, the groms got to score their peers and heroes! The day of fun competition culminated with the ultimate expression - a 30-minute air show won by Maui surf grom Tyty Kirby.
The Hana team won a beach cleanup challenge sponsored by the Kemper ohana. The Hana community's gracious hospitality was incredible and left everyone gratefully humbled; the generosity and aloha is unsurpassed anywhere.
Mahalo to the sponsors of the Maui Surf Ohana that made this special day in paradise transpire.
The next contest is at Ho'okipa Beach Park on Nov. 17.
Maui Surf Ohana