Congratulations to Sean P. Foley who retired Aug. 31 after 25 years of service as an Ocean Safety officer. Sean spent his career saving lives on the west and north shores of Maui. He was a volunteer rescue ski operator for the past 20 years and has the sore back to prove it.
He will be remembered in the tower for his easygoing attitude, faith in God and friendship to all. I wish him the best of luck as he continues his education at the University of Hawaii Maui College and spends more time with his family.
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Thank you all for everything that you collectively did to make Kihei's AYSO opening day such a great success. Three hundred kids, their families and friends all gathered for the Parade of Teams, the banner contest, and a few words from some of our dignitaries.
There was music, half a dozen food trucks (giving 10-20 percent proceeds), prizes, photos and giveaways. The place was a zoo.
We sold hundreds and hundreds cups of shave ice (100 percent proceeds going to raising funds for our traveling U-10 Boys Team). And afterwards, there was not one shave ice cup on the ground, not one napkin, bottle or can, no trash anywhere . . . except overflowing trash cans that were empty the next day. Nothing could hide how beautiful the park looked the next morning. Thank you to all the families. Thank you to the County of Parks and Recreation. Thank you everyone for taking pride in our parks for all to have fun for generations to come. I am so proud to be a part of this AYSO Board of Directors and our community.
Regional registrar/team parent coordinator
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Just wanted to say thanks to Joanne Johnson for always being there and Rowena Dagdag-Andaya and her highway division chief for getting the crosswalks and road markings at Lahainaluna, Kuialua, and Kumukahi restriped.
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On behalf of the members of 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu Chapter IV Wailuku, we would like to thank all who participated, volunteered and donated to our 90th anniversary convention held in August.
We would especially like to recognize Office on Hawaiian Affairs, Maui Trustee Carmen Hulu Lindsey, Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center, Maui Unit Director Iris Mountcastle, and Na Po'e Kokua for their special efforts in helping to make our event a huge success.
Carol Lee Kamekona and Kathy Texeira
co-chairs, 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu
Chapter IV anniversary convention
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The Feline Foundation of Maui, a 5013c nonprofit corporation, thanks all the helpers of the garage sale on Sept. 7.
Proceeds will benefit the spay neuter program for Maui's free roaming managed cat colonies (www.mauicats.com).
Elaine Mullo, Lila Fujimoto, Sue Young, Cheryl McElfresh, Mary Hanson and Helen Domer advertised, collected items, set up and cleaned up. Mahalo to the many caring people who donated . . . Helping those creatures who cannot help themselves is an effort of mankind making this a better planet.
Feline Foundation of Maui